Rovers Cup

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Rovers Cup
Founded 1891
Abolished 2000-01
Last champions Mohun Bagan A.C.
Most successful club(s) Mohun Bagan A.C. (14 titles)

The Rovers Cup was a football tournament held in India. It was started by British football enthusiasts at Bombay in 1891. 1st Worcester Regiment was the winner in the inaugural year. The last time this championship was held was in the 2000-01 season, when Mohun Bagan beat Churchill Brothers Sports Club from Goa 2-0 in the final. The Western India Football Association(WIFA) is making efforts to revive the tournament.[1]

Performance of Indian Teams[edit]

Among Indian clubs, Mohun Bagan was the first one to participate in this tournament in 1923, when they lost in the finals to Durham Light Infantry by 1-4 margin. 1st Indian team to win this tournament was Bangalore Muslims, in 1937.[2]

2nd Bttln Middlesex Regiment winning the Rovers Cup in 1926

Statistics: Teams with at least 2 wins, (including joint wins)[3]

# Club Wins Last Win Runners-up Last Runners-up
1 Mohun Bagan AC 14 2000-01 10 1987
2 East Bengal Club 10 1994 4 1988
3 Hyderabad Police 9 1963 1 1943
4 Mohammedan Sporting Club 6 1987 9 1991
5 Dempo SC 4 1986 1 1989
6 Bangalore Muslims 3 1948 2 1953
7 Salgaocar SC 3 1999 1 1985

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