Calcutta Premier Division
|No. of teams||157 (Clubs and Units)|
|Most recent champion(s)||East Bengal FC (Premier Division 2012-13)|
Indian Football Association (IFA) conducts the CFL with 157 mostly Kolkata based clubs and units. Started in 1898, this league is the oldest league in Asia and one of the oldest in the world. There are about 8500 directly registered players of IFA who participate in CFL.
With the season starting 2009, the clubs were redistributed in to six divisions.
- Premier Division
- First Division:
- First Division Group A
- First Division Group B
- Second Division
- Third Division
- Fourth Division:
- Fourth Division Group A
- Fourth Division Group B
- Fifth Division:
- Fifth Division Group A
- Fifth Division Group B (Age Group: 13+ to U-16)
Usually in each division, the 10-team league plays a first leg, in which all teams played against each other. Then in the second leg, the league is divided into a top and bottom half. The top 5 teams played for the title while the bottom 5 played against each other to avoid relegation to a lower division. The most successful clubs participating in the top-tier of the league includes East Bengal Club, Mohun Bagan and Mohammedan Sporting Club. However, since 1982, the league has been won by either East Bengal or Mohun Bagan.
List of winners
The list only contains the names of the teams that have won the highest division of the league system.
1952,1961,1966,1970,1971, 1972,1973,1974,1975,1977, 1982,1985,1987,1988,1989, 1991,1993,1995,1996,1998, 1999,2000,2002,2003,2004, 2006,2010,2011,2012,2013
|Mohun Bagan A.C.||29||1939,1943,1944,1951,1954,
1955,1956,1959,1960,1962, 1963,1964,1965,1969,1976, 1978,1979,1983,1984,1986, 1990,1992,1994,1997,2001, 2005,2007,2008,2009
|Calcutta Football Club||8||1899,1907,1916,1918,1920,
|Durham Light Infantry||3||1931,1932,1933|
|Gordon Light Infantry||2||1908,1909|
|N Staffordshire Regiment||2||1926,1927|
|Royal Irish Rifles||2||1900,1901|
|Eastern Railway FC||1||1958|
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