(continued as Super Cup)
|Number of teams||Varies |
|Qualifier for||AFC Cup|
|Last champions||Bengaluru FC (2nd title)|
|Most successful club(s)||Mohun Bagan (14 titles)|
|Television broadcasters||TEN 2|
|Motto||Where pride meets passion|
TheFederation Cup, also known as Hero Federation Cup for sponsorship reasons, was an annual single round robin and knockout style club football tournament in India that started in 1977. From its inception, until I-League was started in 1997 (then called NFL), it was the most prestigious national level club football tournament in India. Until 2017, it was the most important club tournament after the I-League, to which it became a de facto League Cup. The winners of the Federation Cup was given direct entry in the continental level at AFC Cup.
The holders of the 2017 Federation Cup were Bengaluru FC who beat Mohun Bagan A.C. 2–0 in the 2017 final held in Cuttack, Odisha.
In April 2015, All India Football Federation announced that Federation Cup will be put "on hold" for "2–3 years" to avoid scheduling conflict with Indian Super League and I-League.,but after Asian Football Confederation mandated that a club must play 18 matches in the season, AIFF decided to revive the tournament.
Matches during the Federation Cup were usually held at neutral venues around India. The Final is also held in a neutral venue. From 2015–16 season matches will be played as two legged (home and away) knockout format. Final will be in a neutral venue.
|2016–17||Bengaluru FC||Mohun Bagan||2–0 (a.e.t.)|
|2013–14||Churchill Brothers||Sporting Goa||3–1|
|2012||East Bengal||Dempo||3–2 (a.e.t.)|
|2010||East Bengal||Mohun Bagan||1–0|
|2009–10||East Bengal||Shillong Lajong||0–0 (a.e.t.), (3–0 pen.)|
|2007||East Bengal||Mahindra United||2–1|
|2006||Mohun Bagan||Sporting Goa||3–1|
|2005||Mahindra United||Sporting Goa||2–1|
|2003||Mahindra United||Mohammedan Sporting||1–0|
|1998||Mohun Bagan||East Bengal||2–1|
|1995–96||JCT Mills||East Bengal||1–1 (a.e.t.), (5–3 (pen.)|
|1995||JCT||East Bengal||1–1(a.e.t.), (7–6pen.)|
|1994||Mohun Bagan||Salgaocar||0–0(a.e.t.), (3–0 pen.)|
|1993||Mohun Bagan||Mahindra & Mahindra||1–0|
|1992||Mohun Bagan||East Bengal||2–0|
|1991||Kerala Police||Mahindra & Mahindra||2–0 (a.e.t.)|
|1989–90||Salgaocar||Mohammedan Sporting||2–1 (a.e.t.)|
|1986–87||Mohun Bagan||East Bengal||0–0(a.e.t.), (5–4 pen.)|
|1985||East Bengal||Mohun Bagan||1–0|
|1984–85||Mohammedan Sporting||East Bengal||1–0|
|1982–83||Mohun Bagan||Mafatlal Mills||1–0|
|1980–81||Mohun Bagan, East Bengal (joint winners)||1–1|
|1978–79||Mohun Bagan, East Bengal (joint winners)||0–0|
|1977–78||ITI Bangalore||Mohun Bagan||1–0|
|Winner||Winning Years||Runners-up||Runners-up Years|
|Mohun Bagan||20||14||1978*, 1980*, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987|
1992, 1993, 1994, 1998
2001, 2006, 2008, 2015–16
|6||1977, 1983, 1985, 2004, 2010, 2016–17|
|East Bengal||16||8||1978*,1980*,1985, 1996, 2007, 2009-10, 2010, 2012||8||1984,1986,1992, 1995, |
|Salgaocar S.C.||7||4||1988,1989,1997, 2011||3||1987,1990,1994|
|Dempo Sports Club||6||1||2004||5||1996#,2001,2008, 2012, 2014–15|
|Sporting Clube de Goa||3||0||-||3||2005,2006,2013–14|
|Bengaluru FC||2||2||2014–15, 2016–17||0||-|
|JCT Mills F.C.||2||2||1995,1995-96#||0||-|
|Kerala Police||2||2||1990, 1991||0||-|
|BSF (Border Security Force)||2||1||1979||1||1988|
|ITI (Indian Telephone Industries)||1||1||1977||0||-|
(Note. * Includes 7 goals scored in Eastern Zone Qualifiers at Sibsagar – 1990 Federation Cup)
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