India 1996/97


National Football League 1996/97

Regional Leagues 1996
Calcutta | Goa | Mumbai

Cup Tournaments 1996/97
Federation Cup | Super Cup | Santosh Trophy
Governor's Gold Cup | Bordoloi Cup | IFA Shield | Rovers Cup | Other Tournaments


"Philips National League"
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(First ever national league)

First Stage

(Played in 2 groups of 6 teams; top-4 proceed to second stage).

Tables:

Group A:
 1.JCT Mills                    5  3  2  0  9- 3 11  (Phagwara)
 2.East Bengal                  5  3  2  0  6- 2 11  (Calcutta)
 3.Salgaocar                    5  2  3  0  2- 0  9  (Goa)
 4.Indian Bank                  5  2  0  3  3- 5  6  (Chennai)
 5.Mohammedan Sporting          5  1  0  4  3- 6  3  (Calcutta)
 6.Indian Telephone Industries  5  0  1  4  3-10  1  (Bangalore)

Group B:
 1.Dempo SC                     5  4  0  1  7- 1 12  (Goa)
 2.Air India                    5  3  1  1  7- 6 10  (Mumbai)
 3.Churchill Brothers           5  2  1  2  7- 6  7  (Goa)
 4.Mahindra & Mahindra          5  2  1  2  6- 7  7  (Mumbai)
 5.Mohun Bagan                  5  1  3  1  6- 5  6  (Calcutta)
 6.Kerala Police                5  0  0  5  3-11  0  (Tiruvananthapuram)

Round 1
Group A [Dec 17,18,19]
East Bengal   2-1 Mohammedan Sp
JCT Mills     3-0 Indian Bank
Salgaocar     1-1 ITI
Group B [Dec 19,20]
Dempo         1-0 Churchill Br
Mohun Bagan   0-0 Air India
Kerala Police 0-1 Mahindra

Round 2
Group A [Dec 21]
East Bengal   1-0 Indian Bank
Mohammedan Sp 2-1 ITI
JCT Mills     0-0 Salgaocar      [Jan 1]
Group B [Dec 22,23]
Dempo         0-1 Air India
Churchill Br  2-1 Mahindra
Mohun Bagan   4-2 Kerala Police

Round 3
Group A [Dec 23,24]
Indian Bank   0-1 Salgaocar
Mohammedan Sp 0-1 JCT Mills
East Bengal   2-0 ITI
Group B [Dec 26,27]
Dempo         3-0 Mahindra
Air India     2-1 Kerala Police
Churchill Br  1-1 Mohun Bagan

Round 4 
Group A [Dec 26,28]
Indian Bank   1-0 Mohammedan Sp
Salgaocar     0-0 East Bengal
ITI           2-4 JCT Mills
Group B [Dec 28,29]
Dempo         2-0 Kerala Police
Mahindra      1-1 Mohun Bagan
Air India     3-2 Churchill Br

Round 5
Group A [Dec 26,30]
East Bengal   1-1 JCT Mills
Mohammedan Sp 0-1 Salgaocar
Indian Bank   2-0 ITI
Group B [Dec 31, Jan 3]
Dempo         1-0 Mohun Bagan    [2-0?]
Churchill Br  2-0 Kerala Police
Mahindra      3-1 Air India

Tables:

Group A:
 1.JCT Mills                    5  3  2  0  9- 3 11  (Phagwara)
 2.East Bengal                  5  3  2  0  6- 2 11  (Calcutta)
 3.Salgaocar                    5  2  3  0  2- 0  9  (Goa)
 4.Indian Bank                  5  2  0  3  3- 5  6  (Chennai)
 5.Mohammedan Sporting          5  1  0  4  3- 6  3  (Calcutta)
 6.Indian Telephone Industries  5  0  1  4  3-10  1  (Bangalore)

Group B:
 1.Dempo SC                     5  4  0  1  7- 1 12  (Goa)
 2.Air India                    5  3  1  1  7- 6 10  (Mumbai)
 3.Churchill Brothers           5  2  1  2  7- 6  7  (Goa)
 4.Mahindra & Mahindra          5  2  1  2  6- 7  7  (Mumbai)
 5.Mohun Bagan                  5  1  3  1  6- 5  6  (Calcutta)
 6.Kerala Police                5  0  0  5  3-11  0  (Tiruvananthapuram)

Second Stage

Table:

 1.JCT Mills                   14  9  3  2 26- 8 30  (Phagwara)
 2.Churchill Brothers          14  8  5  1 20-10 29  (Goa)
 3.East Bengal                 14  7  4  3 19-11 25  (Calcutta)
 4.Dempo SC                    14  4  6  4 19-17 18  (Goa)
 5.Indian Bank                 14  3  6  5 14-18 15  (Chennai)
 6.Air India                   14  3  6  5 11-16 15  (Mumbai)    [*]
 7.Salgaocar                   14  3  4  7  8-13 13  (Goa)       [*]
 8.Mahindra & Mahindra         14  1  0 13 10-34  3  (Mumbai)

[*] Salgaocar v Air India (Feb 23) awarded as a 0-0 defeat against
    both teams.

Jan 25
Indian Bank   1-1 Salgaocar 
Dempo         2-3 Churchill Br
Jan 27
East Bengal   0-0 Indian Bank
Jan 28
Air India     1-0 Mahindra
Dempo         0-0 Salgaocar
JCT Mills     0-2 Churchill Br
Feb 1
Churchill Br  1-1 Air India
Feb 2
East Bengal   3-0 Salgaocar
Dempo         4-1 Mahindra
JCT Mills     3-0 Indian Bank
Feb 5
Mahindra      0-1 Salgaocar
East Bengal   2-0 Air India
JCT Mills     1-1 Dempo
Feb 6
Churchill B   2-0 Indian Bank
Feb 8
East Bengal   1-0 Dempo
Feb 9
JCT Mills     6-1 Mahindra
Air India     1-0 Indian Bank
Churchill B   1-0 Salgaocar
Feb 12
JCT Mills     1-0 Salgaocar
Air India     0-1 Dempo
Feb 13
Mahindra      1-4 Indian Bank
Churchill B   2-1 East Bengal
Feb 15
Air India     0-3 Salgaocar
Feb 16
Churchill B   3-2 Mahindra
Indian Bank   1-1 Dempo
East Bengal   1-0 JCT Mills
Feb 19
Mahindra      1-0 Dempo
JCT Mills     1-1 Indian Bank
Salgaocar     1-1 East Bengal
Feb 20
Air India     0-0 Churchill B
Feb 22
Dempo         3-1 Indian Bank
Feb 23
East Bengal   0-2 JCT Mills
Churchill B   3-1 Mahindra
Salgaocar     Abd Air India   [abandoned at 1-0 in 85' when crowd invaded
                               pitch; 7 Air India players got hurt; decision
                               of federation to come; game annulled.]
Feb 27
JCT Mills     1-0 Salgaocar
Feb 28
Dempo         1-1 Air India
Indian Bank   1-0 Mahindra
Churchill B   1-0 East Bengal
Mar 2
Churchill B   0-0 Salgaocar
Indian Bank   2-2 Air India
Mar 3
East Bengal   2-2 Dempo
Mahindra      0-3 JCT Mills
Mar 5
JCT Mills     2-0 Air India
Mar 6
East Bengal   1-0 Mahindra
Mar 8
JCT Mills     1-0 Churchill B
Mar 9
Mahindra      1-2 Air India
Indian Bank   0-2 East Bengal
Dempo         2-0 Salgaocar
Mar 12
Salgaocar     0-2 Indian Bank
JCT Mills     1-1 Air India
East Bengal   3-1 Mahindra
Mar 13
Churchill B   1-1 Dempo
Mar 15
Salgaocar     2-1 Mahindras
Mar 16
JCT Mills     4-1 Dempo
Churchill B   1-1 Indian Bank
Air India     2-2 East Bengal       [originally reported 1-2]

Table:

 1.JCT Mills                   14  9  3  2 26- 8 30  (Phagwara)
 2.Churchill Brothers          14  8  5  1 20-10 29  (Goa)
 3.East Bengal                 14  7  4  3 19-11 25  (Calcutta)
 4.Dempo SC                    14  4  6  4 19-17 18  (Goa)
 5.Indian Bank                 14  3  6  5 14-18 15  (Chennai)
 6.Air India                   14  3  6  5 11-16 15  (Mumbai)    [*]
 7.Salgaocar                   14  3  4  7  8-13 13  (Goa)       [*]
 8.Mahindra & Mahindra         14  1  0 13 10-34  3  (Mumbai)

[*] Salgaocar v Air India (Feb 23) awarded as a 0-0 defeat against
    both teams.

Topscorer: Baichung Bhutia (JCT) 14 goals.

[JCT Mills is an abbreviation for Jagatjit Cotton Textile Mills]

Admitted for 1997/98: Mohun Bagan (Calcutta) and FC Kochin (Kochi).


Regional Leagues 1996
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Calcutta Super Division League (IFA)
------------------------------------

Final Table:
 
 1.East Bengal Club           18 12  6  0 29- 8  42  Champions
 2.Mohun Bagan AC             18 11  3  4 25-11  36
 3.Peerless                   18  7  6  5 16-12  27
 4.Tollygunge Agragami        18  7  4  7 10-14  25
 5.Mohamedan SC               18  5  7  6 17-15  22
 6.Eastern Railway            18  5  7  6 11-16  22
 7.Food Corporation           18  5  6  7 18-24  21
 8.Aryan Club                 18  4  7  7 12-21  19
 9.Steel Authority            18  3  8  7 10-14  17  Relegated
10.BN Railways                18  1  6 11 14-27   9  Relegated

Promoted: Aryan Club, Steel Authority


Goa League (GFA)
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Champions: Churchill Brothers

Mumbai Super Division League (WIFA)
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Champions: Air India


Cup Tournaments 1996/97
=======================

19th Federation Cup 1996 [Jun 29-Aug 11]
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1/8 Finals
Mohun Bagan Calcutta     5-0 TG Venkatesh XI
East Bengal Calcutta     2-1 Air India Bombay
Salgaocar SC Goa         4-2 Mohammedan Sporting Calcutta
Kerala Police            1-0 Indian Bank Chennai
JCT Mills Phagwara       6-0 Titanium XI
Dempo SC Goa             4-0 Delhi Mugals
Churchill Brothers Goa   0-1 ITI (Indian Telephone Industries)
Mahindra&Mahindra Bombay 0-1 Border Security Force

Quarterfinals
Dempo SC Goa             5-3 Mohun Bagan Calcutta     [aet]
JCT Mills Phagwara       2-0 Salgaocar SC Goa
Kerala Police            1-0 ITI (Indian Telephone Industries)
East Bengal Calcutta     4-3 Border Security Force    [aet]

Semifinals
Dempo SC Goa             3-1 JCT Mills Phagwara       [aet]
Kerala Police            0-3 East Bengal Calcutta

Third Place Match
Kerala Police            1-5 JCT Mills Phagwara

Final
East Bengal Calcutta     2-1 Dempo SC Goa             [asdet]
  1-0 Rakshit 1-1 Gonsales 2-1 (107') Vijayan


1st Super Cup (between champions and Federation Cup winners):
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East Bengal   0-0 JCT Mills   [East Bengal 4-2 on pen]


53rd Santosh Trophy 1997 [Jan 7-19, Jabalpur]
------------------------

Cup competition for district (state) or army teams.

Group A
Karantaka     1-0 Services       [Jan 7]
Kerala        0-0 Services       [Jan 9]
Bengal        3-2 Karantaka      [Jan 9]
Bengal        4-0 Services       [Jan 11]
Kerala        5-0 Karantaka      [Jan 11]
Kerala        1-0 Bengal         [Jan 13]

Group B
Delhi         0-1 Punjab         [Jan 8]
Goa           2-1 Delhi          [Jan 10]
Maharashtra   1-0 Punjab         [Jan 10]
Maharashtra   4-0 Delhi          [Jan 12]
Punjab        0-3 Goa            [Jan 12]
Goa           awd Maharashtra    [Jan 14; not played due to rain, awarded 0-0]

Tables:

Group A:
 1.Kerala             3  2  1  0  6- 0  7
 2.Bengal             3  2  0  1  7- 3  6
 3.Karantaka          3  1  0  2  3- 8  3
 4.Services           3  0  1  2  0- 5  1

Group B:
 1.Maharashtra        3  2  1  0  5- 0  7
 2.Goa                3  2  1  0  5- 1  7
 3.Punjab             3  1  0  2  1- 4  3
 4.Delhi              3  0  0  3  1- 7  0

Semifinals 
Kerala        0-1 Goa            [Jan 16]
                  (20' Adrian Dias)
Maharashtra   0-1 Bengal         [Jan 17, aet]
                  (103' Raman Vijayan [pen])

Final [Jan 19]
Bengal        1-0 Goa            [aet; att: 15,000]
(106' Raman Vijayan)

[27th win by Bengal in their 37th final]


Governor's Gold Cup 1996
Final in Gangtok:   Air India Bombay 0-0 Mohun Bagan           [4-3 pen]

96th Rovers Cup 1996
Final in Mumbai:    Salgaocar Goa    1-0 Air India Bombay

102nd IFA Shield 1996
Final in Calcutta:  JCT Mills        1-0 Karkh Club (Iraq)     [aet]

Bordoloi Cup 1996
Final:              Mohun Bagan      2-1 East Bengal Club



Other Tournaments

5th Scissors Cup 1996
Final in Khozikode: Dempo SC         1-0 Indian Bank
                      [Francis Silveira]

McDowell's Cup 1996
Final in Calcutta:  Mohun Bagan      2-0 East Bengal

Airlines Gold Cup 1997
Final in Bengal:    All Nepal FA XI  2-1 East Bengal


1995/96.

1997/98.

list of champions.

list of topscorers.

list of calcutta league champions.

list of delhi league champions.

list of goa league champions.

list of federation cup finals.

list of santosh trophy finals.

list of durand cup finals.

list of ifa shield finals.

list of rovers cup finals.


About this document

With thanks to Ian King and Dinant Abbink

Prepared and maintained by Arunava Chaudhuri, Mikael Jönsson and Josef Bobrowsky for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Authors: Arunava Chaudhuri (chaudhua@uni-duesseldorf.de), Mikael Jönsson (mikcat@frisurf.no) and Josef Bobrowsky (jrjb@chello.at)
Last updated: 6 Dec 2006

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