Federation Cup (India)

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Federation Cup
Federation Cup.jpg
Founded 1977
Region  India
Number of teams 10 (2014)
Current champions Bengaluru FC (1st title)
Most successful club(s) Mohun Bagan (13 titles)
Television broadcasters TEN Action
Motto Where pride meets passion
Website AIFF
2014–15 Indian Federation Cup

The Federation Cup, also known as Hero Federation Cup for sponsorship reasons, is an annual knockout style club football tournament in India. It has started in 1977. From its inception till I-League has been started in 1997 (then called NFL), it was the most prestigious national level club football tournament in India. Presently it is the most important club tournament after the I-League, to which it has become a de facto League Cup. The winning club of the Federation Cup gets a chance to compete in the continental level in AFC Cup.

The current holders of the Federation Cup are Bengaluru FC who beat Dempo 2–1 in the 2015 final held in Margao, Goa.[1]

Venues[edit]

Matches during the Federation Cup were usually held at neutral venues around India. The Final is also held in a neutral venue.

Results[edit]

Past winners and runners-up[edit]

Year Winners Runners-up Score
2014–15 Bengaluru FC Dempo 2–1
2013–14 Churchill Brothers Sporting Clube de Goa 3–1
2012 East Bengal Dempo SC 3–2 (a.e.t.)
2011 Salgaocar SC East Bengal 3–1
2010 East Bengal Mohun Bagan 1–0
2009–10 East Bengal Shillong Lajong FC 0–0 (a.e.t.), (3–0 pen.)
2008 Mohun Bagan Dempo SC 1–0
2007 East Bengal Mahindra United 2–1
2006 Mohun Bagan Sporting Clube de Goa 3–1
2005 Mahindra United Sporting Clube de Goa 2–1
2004 Dempo SC Mohun Bagan 2–0
2003 Mahindra United Mohammedan Sporting 1–0
2002 Not held
2001 Mohun Bagan Dempo SC 2–1
2000 Not held
1999 Not held
1998 Mohun Bagan East Bengal 2–1
1997 Salgaocar SC East Bengal 2–1
1996 East Bengal Dempo SC 2–1
1995-96 JCT East Bengal 1–1 (a.e.t.), (5–3 (pen.)
1995 JCT East Bengal 1–1(a.e.t.), (7–6pen.)
1994 Mohun Bagan Salgaocar SC 0–0(a.e.t.), (3–0 pen.)
1993 Mohun Bagan Mahindra & Mahindra 1–0
1992 Mohun Bagan East Bengal 2–0
1991 Kerala Police Mahindra & Mahindra 2–0 (a.e.t.)
1990 Kerala Police Salgaocar SC 2–1
1989–90 Salgaocar SC Mohammedan Sporting 2–1 (a.e.t.)
1988–89 Salgaocar SC BSF 1–0
1987–88 Mohun Bagan Salgaocar SC 2–0
1986–87 Mohun Bagan East Bengal 0–0(a.e.t.), (5–4 pen.)
1985 East Bengal Mohun Bagan 1–0
1984–85 Mohammedan Sporting East Bengal 1–0
1983–84 Mohammedan Sporting Mohun Bagan 0–0,2–0
1982–83 Mohun Bagan Mafatlal Mills 1–0
1981–82 Mohun Bagan Mohammedan Sporting 2–0
1980–81 Mohun Bagan, East Bengal (joint winners) 1–1
1979–80 BSF Mafatlal Mills 2–2,3–0
1978–79 Mohun Bagan, East Bengal (joint winners) 0–0
1977–78 ITI Bangalore Mohun Bagan 1–0
  • a.e.t.: after extra time
  • pen.: score in penalty shootout

Teams reaching final[edit]

Club Final Appearances Winner Winning Years Runners-up Runners-up Years
Mohun Bagan 18 13 1979*,1980*,1981,1982,1986,

1987,1992,1993,1994,1998, 2001,2006,2008

5 1977,1983,1985,2004,2010
East Bengal 16 8 1979*,1980*,1985,1996#,2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 8 1984,1986,1992,1995,1996#,

1997,1998,2011

Salgaocar S.C. 7 4 1988,1989,1997, 2011 3 1987,1990,1994
Dempo Sports Club 6 1 2004 5 1996#,2001,2008, 2012, 2014–15
Mohammedan S.C. 5 2 1983,1984 3 1981,1989,2003
Mahindra United 5 2 2003,2005 3 1991,1993,2007
Sporting Clube de Goa 3 0 - 3 2005,2006,2013–14
JCT Mills F.C. 2 2 1995,1996# 0 -
Kerala Police 2 2 1990, 1991[2] 0 -
BSF (Border Security Force) 2 1 1979 1 1988
ITI (Indian Telephone Industries) 1 1 1977 0 -
Churchill Brothers 1 1 2013–14 0 -
Bengaluru FC 1 1 2014–15 0 -
Lajong SSC 1 0 - 1 2009
  • * : shared
  • # :There were two federation cups in 1996

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MAIDEN FEDERATION CUP TITLE FOR CHURCHILL BROTHERS". All India Football Federation. 
  2. ^ Federation Cup. the-aiff.com (archived)

External links[edit]