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Foundation: 1888

Seasons: 129

Last Champions: Army Green

About Durand 

The Durand Cup is the oldest football tournament in Asia and the third oldest football tournament in the world. In 1888, the tournament started off as an Army Cup open only to the British Indian Army troops in India but soon it opened up to civilian teams. This year the Durand Cup is back in Kolkata which is known for its passionate football loving fans and their crazy enthusiasm for the sport.

The Ethos

The Durand Cup is all set to make a grand comeback this year, in the football loving state of West Bengal. The Indian Armed Forces are bringing back the tournament to countless football fans and in this noble endeavour, they are being supported wholeheartedly by the Government of West Bengal. The main mission is to restore the historic tournament to its original glory by bringing together the best football teams of the country in a display of skill and sportsmanship.

129 Years of Competitiveness

The legacy of the Durand Football Tournament began at Dagshai in the year 1888 by Sir Henry Mortimer Durand, the then Foreign Secretary to the Government of India, to encourage and inspire sporting competitions in India among the British Indian Army troops.

In 1940, the Durand Committee decided to host the tournament at Delhi. That year, a team from Kolkata, Mohammedan Sporting Club won the tournament as the first ever Indian civilian team.

Post the British era, the Durand Football Tournament Society (DFTS), led by the three Service Chiefs has overseen the conduct of the Durand Cup. Later in 2014, The Durand Cup was shifted out from Delhi to Goa. Keeping the football calendar of the country in mind, DFTS decided to make the tournament a biennial affair and changed the format of the 128th Edition which was held in the year 2016 at Delhi.

Year Winners Runners Up Score
2019 Gokulam Kerala FC Mohun Bagan AC 2-1
2018 -- -- --
2017 -- -- --
2016 Army Green NEROCA 0-0(aet,6-5 pens)
2015 -- -- --
2014 Salgaocar FC Pune 1-0
2013 Mohammedan Sporting Club ONGC 2-1
2012 Air India Dodsal 3-2
2011 Churchill Brothers SC Prayag United S.C. 0-0(aet,5-4 pens)
2010 Prayag United S.C. JCT FC 1-0
2009 Churchill Brothers SC Mohun Bagan AC 3-1
2008 Mahindra United Churchill Brothers SC 3-2
2007 Churchill Brothers SC Mahindra United 1-0
2006 Dempo Sports Club JCT Mills 1-0
2005 Army XI Sporting Clube de Goa 0-0 (aet, 5-4 pens)
2004 East Bengal Club Mohun Bagan AC 2-1
2003 Salgaocar Sports Club East Bengal Club 1-1 (aet, 4-3 pens)
2002-2003 East Bengal Club Army XI 3-0
2001-2002 Mahindra United Churchill Brothers SC 5-0
2000 Mohun Bagan AC Mahindra United 1-1, 1-0 (Golden goal)
Year Winners Runners Up Score
1999 Salgaocar Sports Club East Bengal Club 0-0 (aet, 3-2 [pens)
1998 Mahindra & Mahindra East Bengal Club 2-1
1997 FC Kochin Mohun Bagan AC 3-1
1996 JCT Mills al-Naft (Baghdad) 1-0
1995 East Bengal Club Tata Football Academy 0-0 (aet, 4-3 pens)
1994 Mohun Bagan AC East Bengal Club 1-0
1993 East Bengal Club Punjab State Electricity Board 1-0
1992 JCT Mills Mohammedan Sporting Club 1-0
1991 East Bengal Club Border Security Force 1-1 (aet, 5-3 pens)
1990 East Bengal Club Mahindra & Mahindra 3-2
1989 East Bengal Club Mohun Bagan AC 0-0 (aet, 3-1 pens)
1988 Border Security Force East Bengal Club 3-2
1987 JCT Mills Mohun Bagan AC 1-0
1986 Mohun Bagan AC East Bengal Club 1-0
1985 Mohun Bagan AC JCT Mills 0-0 (aet, 3-2 pens)
1984 Mohun Bagan AC East Bengal Club 2-0
1983 JCT Mills Mohun Bagan AC 2-1
1982 Mohun Bagan AC East Bengal Club 0-0 (joint winners)
1981 Border Security Force JCT Mills 1-0
1980 Mohun Bagan AC Mohammedan Sporting Club 1-0
Year Winners Runners Up Score
1979 Mohun Bagan AC Punjab Police 1-0
1978 East Bengal Club Mohun Bagan AC 3-0
1977 Mohun Bagan AC JCT Mills 1-1, 2-1
1976 Border Security Force JCT Mills (joint winners) 0-0, 0-0
1975 Border Security Force JCT Mills 1-1, 2-1
1974 Mohun Bagan AC JCT Mills 3-2
1973 Border Security Force Rajasthan Armed Constabulary (Bikaner) 2-1
1972 East Bengal Club Mohun Bagan AC 0-0, 1-0
1971 Border Security Force Leaders Club Jalandhar 0-0, 1-0
1970 East Bengal Club Mohun Bagan AC 2-0
1969 Gorkha Brigade Border Security Force 1-0
1968 Border Security Force East Bengal Club 1-0
1967 East Bengal Club Bengal-Nagpur Railway 1-0
1966 Gorkha Brigade Sikh Regimental Centre 2-0
1965 Mohun Bagan AC Punjab Police 2-0
1964 Mohun Bagan AC East Bengal Club 2-0
1963 Mohun Bagan AC Andhra Pradesh Police 0-0, 2-0
1962 Tournament not held, due to Indo-China War
1961 Andhra Pradesh Police Mohun Bagan AC 1-0
1960 Mohun Bagan AC East Bengal Club (joint winners) 1-1, 0-0
Year Winners Runners Up Score
1959 Mohun Bagan AC Mohammedan Sporting Club 1-1, 3-1
1958 Madras Regimental Centre Gorkha Brigade 2-0
1957 Hyderabad City Police East Bengal Club 2-1
1956 East Bengal Club Hyderabad City Police 2-0
1955 Madras Regimental Centre Indian Air Force 3-2
1954 Hyderabad City Police Hindustan Aircraft Limited 1-1, 1-0
1953 Mohun Bagan AC National Defence Academy 4-0
1952 East Bengal Club Hyderabad City Police 1-0
1951 East Bengal Club Rajasthan Armed Constabulary 1-1, 2-1
1950 Hyderabad City Police Mohun Bagan AC 2-2, 1-0
1941-49 Tournament not held, due to World War II & to Partition
1940 Mohammedan Sporting Club Royal Warwickshire Regiment 2-1
1939 Tournament not held, due to World War II in Europe
1938 South Wales Borderers Border Regiment 2-0
1937 Border Regiment Royal Scots 3-1
1936 Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Green Howards 2-0
1935 Border Regiment Royal Norfolk Regiment 1-0
1934 Royal Signals Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 3-1
1933 King's Shropshire Light Infantry Leicestershire Regiment 3-2
1932 King's Shropshire Light Infantry Devonshire Regiment 2-1
1931 Devonshire Regiment Border Regiment 3-0
Year Winners Runners Up Score
1930 York & Lancaster Regiment Leicestershire Regiment 2-0
1929 York & Lancaster Regiment East Yorkshire Regiment 3-0
1928 Sherwood Foresters York & Lancaster Regiment 4-0
1927 York & Lancaster Regiment East Indian Railway Regiment 1-0
1926 Durham Light Infantry Sherwood Foresters 1-0
1925 Sherwood Foresters Worcestershire Regiment 2-0
1924 Worcestershire Regiment Essex Regiment 2-0
1923 Cheshire Regiment Essex Regiment 1-0
1922 Lancashire Fusiliers Royal Field Artillery 1-0
1921 Worcestershire Regiment Royal Fusiliers 1-0
1920 Black Watch Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 2-0
1914-19 Tournament not held, due to World War I
1913 Lancashire Fusiliers King's Royal Rifle Corps 2-0
1912 Royal Scots Lancashire Fusiliers 1-0
1911 Black Watch Lancashire Fusiliers 1-0
1910 Royal Scots King's Royal Rifle Corps 2-0
1909 Lancashire Fusiliers King's Regiment 2-0
1908 Lancashire Fusiliers Royal Irish Rifles
1907 Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Royal Welsh Fusiliers 2-0
1906 Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Bedfordshire Regiment 2-1
Year Winners Runners Up Score
1905 Royal Dragoons Dorsetshire Regiment 2-0
1904 North Staffordshire Regiment Black Watch 1-0
1903 Royal Irish Rifles Queen's Regiment 2-1
1902 Hampshire Regiment East Lancashire Regiment 2-1
1901 South Wales Borderers South Staffordshire Regiment 2-1
1900 South Wales Borderers East Lancashire Regiment 2-0
1899 Black Watch Yorkshire Regiment 3-0
1898 Black Watch North Staffordshire Regiment 4-0
1897 Black Watch Simla Rifles 1-0
1896 Somerset Light Infantry Black Watch 6-1
1895 Highland Light Infantry Somerset Light Infantry 1-0
1894 Highland Light Infantry Royal Scots Fusiliers 2-1
1893 Highland Light Infantry Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 2-1
1892 King's Own Scottish Borderers Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 3-1
1891 King's Own Scottish Borderers East Lancashire Regiment 2-0
1890 Highland Light Infantry Royal Irish Fusiliers 2-0
1889 Highland Light Infantry Simla Rifles 8-1
1888 Royal Scots Fusiliers Highland Light Infantry 2-1

The Three Cups

Durand is a unique tournament where the champion walks away with three trophies.

The President’s Cup

President’s Cup

First presented by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, this is given to the team permanently. It is designed with a circular disc atop on the Ashoka Lion Capital

The Durand Cup

Durand Cup

In 1965, the Durand Football Tournament Society declared The Durand Cup as a rolling trophy. Since then the winning team kept the trophy for one year and was returned before the commencement of the next edition.

The Shimla Trophy

Shimla Cup

By 1903, the Shimla locals were hugely attached to the historic tournament and the carnival it brought with it. The public donated to present another rolling trophy to the winning team and therefore the name Shimla trophy.

The Contenders for 2019

ARMY

ARMY RED

Gokulam Kerala

GOKULAM KERALA FC

Chennai City

CHENNAI CITY FC

Mohun Bagan

MOHUN BAGAN AC

East Bengal

QUESS EAST BENGAL FC

INDIAN NAVY_ICON

INDIAN NAVY

Real Kashmir

REAL KASHMIR FC

Chennaiyin FC

CHENNAIYIN FC

Jamshedpur FC

JAMSHEDPUR FC

ATK

ATK FC

ARMY

ARMY GREEN

TRAU FC

TRAU F.C.

Bengaluru FC

BENGALURU FC

Md. Sporting

MOHAMMEDAN S.C

FCGOADEVTEAM

FC GOA

INDIAN AIR-FORCE_ICON

INDIAN AIR FORCE