1996–97 Indian National Football League

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Philips National League
Season 1996-97
Champions JCT FC
Relegated Kerala Police
Mohammedan SC
ITI (Indian Telephone Industries)
1996–97 Asian Club Championship JCT FC

1996 saw the first national football championship in India take place, known locally as the Philips National League.

Twelve teams took part in the competition, which was played in two stages: a Group Stage featuring two groups of 6 teams and a Championship stage featuring the top four from each group.

The bottom two clubs in each group would not take part in the next edition, although Mohun Bagan would play the following season.

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Locations of teams in the 1996–97 Indian National Football League

Group stage[edit]

  • Top four advance to the Championship stage.
  • Bottom two teams in each group automatically relegated

Group A[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts Notes
1 JCT FC 5 3 2 0 9 3 11 Qualify for Championship stage
2 East Bengal 5 3 2 0 6 2 11 Qualify for Championship stage
3 Salgaocar SC 5 2 3 0 2 0 9 Qualify for Championship stage
4 Indian Bank 5 2 0 3 3 5 6 Qualify for Championship stage
5 Mohammedan SC 5 1 0 4 3 6 3 Not Qualified
6 ITI (Indian Telephone Industries) 5 0 1 4 3 10 1 Not Qualified

Group B[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts Notes
1 Dempo SC 5 4 0 1 7 1 12 Qualify for Championship stage
2 Air India 5 3 1 1 7 6 10 Qualify for Championship stage
3 Churchill Brothers SC 5 2 1 2 7 6 7 Qualify for Championship stage
4 Mahindra United 5 2 1 2 6 7 7 Qualify for Championship stage
5 Mohun Bagan 5 1 3 1 6 5 6 Not Qualified
6 Kerala Police 5 0 0 5 3 11 0 Not Qualified

Championship Stage[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts Notes
1 JCT FC 14 9 3 2 26 8 30 Champions
2 Churchill Brothers SC 14 8 5 1 20 10 29
3 East Bengal 14 7 4 3 19 11 25
4 Dempo SC 14 4 6 4 19 17 18
5 Indian Bank 14 3 6 5 14 18 15
6 Air India 14 3 6 5 11 16 15
7 Salgaocar SC 14 3 4 7 8 13 13
8 Mahindra United 14 1 0 13 10 34 3
Philips National League
Champions

JCT FC
1st Title

1996-97 Season Role of Honour[edit]

Competition Winner Details
Indian National Football League JCT FC 1st Championship
Federation Cup East Bengal Defeated Dempo SC 2:1
Super Cup East Bengal Defeated JCT FC 0:0 (4:2 Pens)
Santosh Trophy Bengal Defeated Goa 1:0
Governor's Gold Cup Air India Defeated Mohun Bagan 0:0 (4:3 Pens)
96th Rover's Cup Salgaocar SC Defeated Air India 1:0
102nd IFA Shield JCT FC Defeated Karkh Club (Iraq) 1:0
Bordoloi Trophy Mohun Bagan Defeated East Bengal 2:1
5th Scissors Cup Dempo SC Defeated Indian Bank 1:0
McDowell's Cup Mohun Bagan Defeated East Bengal 2:0
Airlines Gold Cup All Nepal FA XI Defeated East Bengal 2:1

References[edit]