2000–01 National Football League (India)

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National Football League
Season2000–01
Dates14 December 2000 – 30 April 2001
ChampionsEast Bengal
1st National Football League title
RelegatedAir India
State Bank of Travancore
2000–01 Asian Club Championshipnone
Top goalscorerJosé Ramirez Barreto
(14 goals)[1]
Biggest home winMohun Bagan 6–0 Mahindra United
(18 March 2001)
Biggest away winFC Kochin 0–4 Mahindra United
(28 March 2001)

The 2000–01 National Football League, also known as the Coca-Cola National Football League for sponsorship reasons, was the fifth season of National Football League, the top Indian league for association football clubs, since its inception in 1996.

Overview[edit]

It was performed in 12 teams, and East Bengal won the championship. This was East Bengal's first title and the championship was decided on the last day.[2] Mohan Bagan came second only by a point and Churchill Brothers came third. Air India and SBT (State Bank Of Travancore) were relegated from the National Football League.

League standings[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 East Bengal 22 13 7 2 30 9 46
2 Mohun Bagan 22 13 6 3 40 19 45
3 Churchill Brothers 22 10 6 6 32 25 36
4 FC Kochin 22 9 7 6 28 31 34
5 Vasco 22 5 12 5 13 17 27
6 Salgaocar 22 8 2 12 23 26 26
7 Mahindra United 22 6 7 9 21 25 25
8 Tollygunge Agragami 22 4 12 6 14 18 24
9 JCT 22 4 11 7 17 22 23
10 Indian Telephone Industries 22 4 10 8 15 19 22
11 Air India 22 5 6 11 25 32 21
12 State Bank of Travancore 22 4 8 10 24 39 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "From the History Book". All India Football Federation. the-aiff.com. Archived from the original on 17 July 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  2. ^ "East Bengal keeps date with maiden NFL title". The Hindu. 1 May 2001. Retrieved 19 October 2018.

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