Subroto Cup

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Subroto Cup Football Tournament is one of the famous inter-school football tournament in India, named after the Indian Air Force Air Marshal Subroto Mukerjee. It started in 1960 and has been conducted every year annually since then.


Subroto Mukerjee conceived the idea in 1958 when he was the Chief of the Air Staff. Subroto Mukerjee Sports Education Society was formed in 1960[1] after his untimely death in Tokyo. The first tournament was held in 1960, with participation of about 50 school teams. The number of schools participating increased over the years. Since 1998, the tournament is played in two age groups, sub-Junior (under 14 years) and Junior (under 17 years). Madhyamgram High School, WEST BENGAL is famous for winning this tournament(U17) for 7 times in total (undisputed record till date) which include a hatrick (year 1981-82-83)


Subroto Cup is conducted by the Indian Air Force, with support from India's Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.[2]

Preliminary inter-school tournaments are held in every state of India starting from Sub-division, district and division level culminating in the inter-school finals at the national level. The school teams, winning the state inter-school championships are then invited to participate in the main Subroto Mukerjee Cup Tournament at Delhi.

The tournament is on "Knock-out/League" system and is played in accordance with laws and rules relating to Football Association and as accepted and interpreted by the All India Football Federation (AIFF). The duration of the game has been reduced to 30 minutes each half with an interval of 5 minutes. In the event of a draw, extra time of 7 minutes each half with one minute's interval is allowed. If a match ends in a draw even after extra time the Tournament Committee may direct that the game be decided by enforcing the Tie Breaker Rule.


Junior Boys (U-17)[edit]

Junior Girls (U-17)[edit]

Sub-Junior Boys (U-14)[edit]

Accurate as of 9 August 2014.

Year Winner Runner-up Score
1998 India Sector IX-A High School Bakaro, SAIL India SKL Adarsh Seva Vidyalaya, Varanasi 5–4
1999 Nepal ANFA Academy, Kathmandu, Nepal India Electric Veng, Middle School Aizwal, Mizoram 3–0
2000 India SAIL Football Academy Bokaro Nepal Galaxy Public School Nepal 1–0
2001 India St. John Bosco School Sohra Meghalaya India St. Ignatius HR, Sec School Gumla, Jharkhand 1–0
2002 India Holy Heart School Aizawl Mizoram India Namchi Sports School Sikkim 2–1
2003 India Holy Heart School Upper Republic Aizawl Mizoram Bangladesh Bangladesh Krira Shiksha Protisthan Dhaka, Bangladesh 1–0
2004 Nepal Gyanodaya Bal Batika School, Kathmandu, Nepal India Air Force Bal Bharti School, New Delhi 4–0
2005 India Army Boys, 58 GTC, Shillong Nepal Nobel Academy, Kathmandu, Nepal 7–5
2006 Nepal Allied Co-Education School, Kathmandu, Nepal India Govt. Model Hr Sec School, Chandigarh 1–0
2007 India SAI, Lucknow India Green Wood Hr Sec School, Dimapur, Nagaland 5–4
2008 India Greenwood Hr Sec School, Nagaland Bangladesh BKSP, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2–0
2009 India Sukantanagar Vidyaniketan, Kolkata, WB India Charity School, Kohima, Nagaland 1–0
2010 India Govt. Model HSS, Chandigarh India Hmar Veng HSS Mizoram 5–3
2011 Nepal Butwal Elite English School, Nepal India Charity High School, Kohima, Nagaland 1–0
2012 India Greenwood Hr Sec School, Nagaland India Kalyangarh Bidyamandir, Kolkata, West Bengal 3–1
2013 India Govt. Chawngfianga Middle School, Mizoram India kolasib, Mizoram 1–0


  1. ^ "52nd Subroto Cup kickstarts today". Yahoo! News. 4 Nov 2011. Retrieved 19 Mar 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sports Minister sanctions Rs 20 lakh for Subroto Cup". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 25 October 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 

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