2013–14 Santosh Trophy

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2014 Santosh Trophy
Country  India
Teams 34
Champions Mizoram (1st title)
Runners-up Railways
Matches played 23
Goals scored 63 (2.74 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Zico Zoremsanga (Mizoram)
R. Reagan
(Tamil Nadu)
(5 goals each)
2013
2015

The 2014 Santosh Trophy was the 68th edition of the Santosh Trophy, the main state competition in Indian football. The tournament this season will be held in two phases. The final phase would be held in Siliguri, West Bengal between 24 February – 9 March 2014 .The zonals were held between January 26 – February 4, 2014.[1] In the finals, played at Kanchenjunga Stadium, Siliguri, debutant Mizoram beat the Railways 3–0 to clinch the trophy, and the Rs 500,000 prize money, while the runners up Railways received Rs. 300,000.[2][3]

Qualified Teams[edit]

Defending champions Services and former champions West Bengal won their respective groups to qualify from East Zone.Railways overcame an unexpected reverse against Assam to clinch their berth in the final round alongside Mizoram from North East Zonal qualifiers.Last year's finalists and 2012 Champion Kerala netted two goals in added time to overhaul Karnataka and qualify behind Tamil Nadu from the South Zone.Maharashtra and Goa were utterly dominant in qualifying from their respective groups in the West Zone. Uttarakhand and Punjab were the last of the teams to seal their final place from North Zone qualifiers.These 10 teams will now be drawn into two groups for the Final stage to be held in Siliguri from 24 February – 9 March 2014.

Group stage[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advanced to the Knockout Stage

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Mizoram 4 4 0 0 11 3 +8 12 A1
Maharashtra 4 3 0 1 5 4 +1 9 A2
Kerala 4 2 0 2 6 4 +2 6
Services 4 1 0 3 4 6 −2 3
Uttarakhand 4 0 0 4 3 12 −9 0

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Railways 4 2 2 0 6 2 +4 8 B1
Tamil Nadu 4 2 0 2 7 7 0 6 B2
West Bengal 4 1 2 1 3 3 0 5
Goa 4 1 1 2 5 8 −3 4
Punjab 4 0 3 1 4 5 −1 3

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
7 March
 Mizoram 3  
 Tamil Nadu 1  
 
9 March
     Mizoram 3
   Railways 0
7 March
 Railways 1 (5)
 Maharashtra 1 (3)  

Semi-finals[edit]

Mizoram 3–1 (a.e.t.) Tamil Nadu
David Lalrinmuana Goal 62'
Zico Zoremsanga Goal 94'
F Lalrinpuia Goal 119'
Report Reagan Goal 45+1'
Railways 1–1 Maharashtra
Susil Kisku Goal 72' Report Mohammed Shafique Goal 24'
Penalties
PC Riju Penalty scored
Raju Singh Penalty scored
Dipankar Das Penalty scored
Susil Kisku Penalty scored
4–2 Penalty missed Praneel Mendon
Penalty missed Shetty
Penalty scored Paresh Shivalkar
Penalty scored Linekar Machado

Final[edit]

Mizoram 3–0 Railways
Zico Zoremsanga Goal 44'61'
F Lalrinpuia Goal 90+1'
Report

References[edit]

  1. ^ Live, IBN. "Siliguri to host Santosh Trophy 2013–14". IBN Live. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mizoram Thrash Railways 3–0 to Win Santosh Trophy". The New Indian Express. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Clinical Mizoram clinch 68th Santosh Trophy in style". Samay Live. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014.