1999–2000 Santosh Trophy

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1999–2000 Santosh Trophy
National Football Championship
Country  India
Dates 9 – 23 April 2000
Teams 8
Champions Maharashtra (4th title)
Runners-up Kerala
Matches played 10
Goals scored 48 (4.8 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Mohammed Najeeb
(9 goals)
Best player Aqueel Ansari

The 1999–2000 Santosh Trophy was the 56th edition of the Santosh Trophy, the main State competition for football in India. It was held from 9 to 23 April 2000 in Thrissur and Chalakudy, Kerala. Twenty-eight teams from all over the country were supposed to take part in the national state championships, but six pulled out. Maharashtra beat the home team of Kerala 1–0 in the final.

Qualified teams[edit]

The following eight teams qualified for the Santosh Trophy proper.

Group stage[edit]

Group X[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Kerala 3 2 1 0 8 4 +4 7 Advance to Semi-finals
2 West Bengal 3 1 2 0 7 3 +4 5
3 Karnataka 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
4 Services 3 0 1 2 3 10 −7 1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head result.

Group Y[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Maharashtra 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 7 Advance to Semi-finals
2 Goa 3 1 2 0 6 3 +3 5
3 Punjab 3 0 2 1 3 5 −2 2
4 Tamil Nadu 3 0 1 2 1 8 −7 1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head result.

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
19 April 2000
 Kerala 2  
 Goa 0  
 
23 April 2000
     Kerala 0
   Maharashtra 1
20 April 2000
 Maharashtra 3
 West Bengal 1  

Semi-finals[edit]

19 April 2000
18:00 IST
Kerala 2–0 Goa
Sylvester Ignatius Goal 40'66' Report

20 April 2000
18:00 IST
Maharashtra 3–1 West Bengal
Manjit Singh Goal 32'
Moosa Goal 45' (pen.)
Bungo Singh Goal 87'
Report R. Vijayan Goal 36'

Third place play-off[edit]

22 April 2000
West Bengal 2–0 Goa
Dharamjit Singh Goal 20' (o.g.)
James Singh Goal 20'
Report

Final[edit]

23 April 2000
18:00 IST
Kerala 0–1 Maharashtra
Report Mohammed Najeeb Goal 20'

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

9 goals[edit]

  • Mohammed Najeeb (Maharashtra)

Awards[edit]

  • Fair Play Trophy: Kerala
  • Man of Tournament: Aqueel Ansari (Maharashtra)
  • Best Goalkeeper: Virender Singh (Maharashtra)
  • Best Defender: Jo Paul Ancheri (Kerala)
  • Best Midfielder: Khalid Jamil (Maharashtra)
  • Best Striker: Sylvester Ignatius (Kerala)

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