2009 IFA Shield

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The 2009 IFA Shield was an association football tournament organised by the Indian Football Association. Most of the teams came from the I-League 1 & 2, with AS Douanes (Dakar) invited from Senegal and Tata Football Academy qualifying by winning the Prodyut Dutta Memorial Trophy. The Shield was won by Churchill Brothers.

The teams were divided into 4 groups of 3 teams each. The winner of each group will qualify for the semifinals. The tournament started on 30 August and the final was played on 12 September. ESPN televised the two semifinals and final live from the Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Saltlake.

The probable venues would be Mohun Bagan ground, East Bengal ground, Howrah Municipal Stadium, Barasat Stadium and Kalyani Municipal Stadium.

Groups[edit]

Group A Group B Group C Group D

East Bengal
Chirag United
Tata Football Academy

Mohammedan SC
Churchill Brothers
Shillong Lajong FC

Mohun Bagan
Mahindra United
George Telegraph SC

Air-India
Pune
AS Douanes

  • Tata Football Academy won a thrilling Prodyut Dutta Memorial Trophy final against West Bengal Police to qualify for the 114th IFA Shield.[1]
  • Viva Kerala withdrew from the tournament due to failure to register players on time.[2]

Tables & Results[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
India Chirag United 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 4
India Tata Football Academy 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 4
India East Bengal 2 0 0 2 3 7 -4 0
September 1, 2009
Chirag United 1–1 Tata Football Academy
September 3, 2009
East Bengal 1–3 Tata Football Academy
September 5, 2009
East Bengal 2–4 Chirag United

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
India Churchill Brothers 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
India Mohammedan SC 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
India Shillong Lajong FC 2 0 0 2 0 3 -3 0
August 30, 2009
Mohammedan SC 1–0 Shillong Lajong
September 2, 2009
Mohammedan SC 1–1 Churchill Brothers
September 4, 2009
Churchill Brothers 2–0 Shillong Lajong

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
India Mohun Bagan 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4 4
India Mahindra United 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
India George Telegraph SC 2 0 0 2 0 6 -6 0
September 1, 2009
Mahindra United 2–0 George Telegraph SC
September 4, 2009
Mohun Bagan 4–0 George Telegraph SC
September 6, 2009
Mohun Bagan 1–1 Mahindra United

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
India Air-India 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
India Pune 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3
Senegal AS Douanes 2 0 1 1 0 2 -2 1
August 30, 2009
Air-India 2–1 Pune
September 2, 2009
AS Douanes 0–0 Air-India
September 5, 2009
AS Douanes 0–2 Pune

Semi-Finals[edit]

8 September 2009
15:05
Churchill Brothers 1 – 1
(4-2 pens)
Air-India
Reisangmei Vashum Goal 76' Rowilson Rodrigues Goal 14'
Saltlake Stadium, Calcutta
Referee: Minangsu Bhattacharya (West Bengal)

9 September 2009
15:05
Chirag United 0 – 0
(4-5 pens)
Mohun Bagan
Saltlake Stadium, Calcutta
Referee: Om Prakash Thakur

Final[edit]

12 September 2009
15:05
Churchill Brothers 2 – 0 Mohun Bagan
Reisangmei Vashum Goal 41'
Odafe Onkeya Okolie Goal 45'
Saltlake Stadium, Calcutta
Referee: Laba Khatri
IFA Shield
2009 Winners

Churchill Brothers
1st Title

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