Senior Women's National Football Championship

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India Women's Football Championship
RegionIndia India
Number of teams30 (2019–20)
Current championsManipur (19th title)
Most successful team(s)Manipur (19 titles)
2019–20 Senior Women's National Football Championship

India Women's Football Championship is the women's football tournament which is contested by states and government institutions in India. It began play in 1991. The league consists of 30 teams for the 2019-20 season.

It is organized by the All India Football Federation and it has been contested since the 1991–92 season and crowns the national football champion each year. It is based on a league and knockout format.


Each state of India is allowed to enter one team into the competition. The season then consists of

  1. Preliminary qualifying league
  2. Quarter final league
  3. Semi-finals
  4. Final

When the number of teams is known, those are divided into eight groups with equal number of teams. The preliminary qualifying league will be played on a single leg league basis. The eight winners move on to the two quarter final leagues. That is played as a single leg league, with the best two teams of each group qualifying for the semi finals stage. From there on it is a knock out format with single leg matches. Tie breakers in the league stages are

  1. Superior number of points in all matches
  2. Superior number of points in matches of tied teams
  3. Superior goal difference
  4. Superior number of goal scored
  5. Drawing of lots

List of champions[edit]

List of champions:[1]

Ed. Year Venue Winner Score Runners-up
1st 1991/92 Imphal Bengal   Manipur
2nd 1992/93 Daltonganj Manipur 4–0 Bengal
3rd 1994/95 Haldia Manipur 1–0 Bengal
4th 1995/96 Johrat Manipur drw[6–5 pen Bengal
5th 1996/97 Haldia Bengal 1–0 Manipur
6th 1997/98 Barasat Manipur 2–1 Bengal
7th 1999 Shillong Manipur 1–0 Bengal
8th 2000 Diphu Manipur 1–0 Bengal
9th 2001 Gurusar Sadhar Manipur 1–0 Bengal
10th 2002 Siliguri Manipur 3–0 Odisha
11th 2003 Chennai Manipur 2–0 Bengal
12th 2004 Bhopal Manipur 0–0[6–5 pen Bengal
13th 2005 Imphal Manipur 3–0 Bengal
14th 2006 Rourkela Manipur 2–0 Kerala
15th 2007 Rourkela Manipur 2–1 West Bengal
16th 2008 Haldia Manipur 4–1 Odisha
17th 2009 Neyveli Manipur 2–0 West Bengal
18th 2010 Imphal Manipur 1–0 Odisha
19th 2011 Bhilai Odisha 5–0 West Bengal
20th 2014 Golaghat Manipur 3–1 Odisha
21st 2015–16 Jabalpur Railways 3–3;[4–3 pen] Manipur
22nd 2016–17 Jalandhar Manipur 3–1[2] Railways
23rd 2017–18 Cuttack Tamil Nadu 2–1[3] Manipur
24th 2018–19 Cuttack Manipur 2–1[4] Odisha
25th 2019–20 Pasighat


  1. ^ "India – List of Women Champions". 2009-12-21. Retrieved 2010-10-09.
  2. ^ "Manipur beat Railways to win the Womens National Football Championship". 5 June 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  3. ^ "TAMIL NADU CREATE HISTORY BY WINNING THEIR FIRST SENIOR WOMEN'S NFC". 14 February 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Fixtures & Results". Retrieved 2 April 2019.

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