Federation Cup (India)

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Federation Cup
Federation Cup.jpg
Founded1977
Abolished2017
(continued as Super Cup)
RegionFlag of India.svg  India
Number of teamsVaries
8 (2017)
Qualifier for AFC Cup
Last champions Bengaluru FC (2nd title)
Most successful club(s) Mohun Bagan (14 titles)
Television broadcasters TEN 2
MottoWhere pride meets passion
Website AIFF

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.

Contents

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. [1]

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., [2] but after Asian Football Confederation mandated that a club must play 18 matches in the season, AIFF decided to revive the tournament. [3]

Venues

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.

Sponsorship

Results

Past winners and runners-up

YearWinnersRunners-upScore
2016–17 Bengaluru FC Mohun Bagan 2–0 (a.e.t.)
2015–16 Mohun Bagan Aizawl 5–0
2014–15 Bengaluru FC Dempo 2–1
2013–14 Churchill Brothers Sporting Goa 3–1
2012 East Bengal Dempo 3–2 (a.e.t.)
2011 Salgaocar East Bengal 3–1
2010 East Bengal Mohun Bagan 1–0
2009–10 East Bengal Shillong Lajong 0–0 (a.e.t.), (3–0 pen.)
2008 Mohun Bagan Dempo 1–0
2007 East Bengal Mahindra United 2–1
2006 Mohun Bagan Sporting Goa 3–1
2005 Mahindra United Sporting Goa 2–1
2004 Dempo Mohun Bagan 2–0
2003 Mahindra United Mohammedan Sporting 1–0
2002Not held
2001 Mohun Bagan Dempo 2–1
2000Not held
1999Not held
1998 Mohun Bagan East Bengal 2–1
1997 Salgaocar East Bengal 2–1
1996 East Bengal Dempo 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.)
1990 Kerala Police Salgaocar 2–1
1989–90 Salgaocar Mohammedan Sporting 2–1 (a.e.t.)
1988–89 Salgaocar BSF 1–0
1987–88 Mohun Bagan Salgaocar 2–0
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
1983–84 Mohammedan Mohun Bagan 0–0,2–0
1982–83 Mohun Bagan Mafatlal Mills1–0
1981–82 Mohun Bagan Mohammedan 2–0
1980–81 Mohun Bagan, East Bengal (joint winners)1–1
1979–80 BSF Mafatlal Mills2–2,3–0
1978–79 Mohun Bagan, East Bengal (joint winners)0–0
1977–78ITI Bangalore Mohun Bagan 1–0

Teams reaching final

ClubFinal
Appearances
WinnerWinning YearsRunners-upRunners-up Years
Mohun Bagan 20141978*, 1980*, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987
1992, 1993, 1994, 1998
2001, 2006, 2008, 2015–16
61977, 1983, 1985, 2004, 2010, 2016–17
East Bengal 1681978*,1980*,1985, 1996, 2007, 2009-10, 2010, 2012 81984,1986,1992, 1995,

1996–97,1997,1998, 2011

Salgaocar S.C. 741988,1989,1997, 2011 31987,1990,1994
Dempo Sports Club 61200451996#,2001,2008, 2012, 2014–15
Mohammedan S.C. 521983,198431981,1989,2003
Mahindra United 522003,200531991,1993,2007
Sporting Clube de Goa 30-32005,2006,2013–14
Bengaluru FC 22 2014–15, 2016–17 0-
JCT Mills F.C. 221995,1995-96#0-
Kerala Police 221990, 1991 [4] 0-
BSF (Border Security Force) 21197911988
ITI (Indian Telephone Industries) 1119770-
Churchill Brothers 11 2013–14 0-
Lajong SSC 10-1 2009
Aizawl 10-1 2015–16

Overall top goalscorers

As of 10 January 2015 [5]
RankPlayerGoals
1 Flag of Brazil.svg Jose Ramirez Barreto 27
2 Flag of Nigeria.svg Chima Okorie 26*
3 Flag of India.svg Baichung Bhutia 25
4 Flag of Nigeria.svg Chidi Edeh 23
5 Flag of Nigeria.svg Ranti Martins 18
6 Flag of India.svg I. M. Vijayan 17
Flag of Nigeria.svg Odafa Okolie

(Note. * Includes 7 goals scored in Eastern Zone Qualifiers at Sibsagar – 1990 Federation Cup)

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