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Santosh Trophy Records

Records and landmarks  The first edition of the Santosh Trophy was held in 1941. The Trophy was donated by Indian Football Association in memory of their President, the late Sir Manmatha Nath Roy Chowdhury of Santosh (now in Bangladesh). The...

Petition against injustice by Rajasthan State Football Association

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION Indian football is lagging behind and is mere a dirty reflection of its glorious past. One of the reasons behind it is the poor attitude, incompetency and inefficiency of the many state football associations...

Services beat Tamil Nadu to lift 66th Santosh Trophy

Services 3 (Sanju Subba – 45th; Subrata Sarkar – 49th, VV Farhad – 67th; beat Tamil Nadu 2 (Santa Kumar – 82nd, M Ramesh – 89th)    CUTTACK: From a distance, the Santosh Trophy is bound to mesmerise you. It’s colossal! Hypnotised, you step...

Kerala may host Santosh Trophy 2013 in Kochi or Kollam

After a hiatus, football crazy Kerala is once again going to witness major football action in their den. The AIFF is going to inspect facilities at Kochi and Kollam and if everything goes alright, one of these cities may...

Former players focus on the importance of Santosh trophy

NEW DELHI: Not long back, there was a time when breaking into the West Bengal Santosh Trophy team was more difficult than finding a place in the Indian National Team! Ask Tanumoy Basu, the former India Goalkeeper, presently the Goalkeeping...

National Shame! Karnataka Santosh Trophy players travel without train reservation

It is learnt from a reliable source that the Karnataka State Football Association officials failed to reserve adequate train berths for the Karnataka players traveling to Bhubaneshwar. The state team boarded Yeshwantpur-Howrah Express on Monday, May 7, evening and travelled...

Tamil Nadu to meet Services in Santosh Trophy final

Santosh Trophy second semi finals Tamil Nadu 2 - 0 Manipur (A Reagan – 35th; M David – 85th) CUTTACK: Perhaps nothing can beat the feeling of your own state staying in contention for a berth in the final of the Santosh Trophy....

“Services enjoy an edge in Santosh Trophy final” – Tamil Nadu coach Sabir Pasha

CUTTACK: They may have qualified for the final of the Santosh Trophy after a gap of forty years but the Tamil Nadu players don’t seem to live in this era. Barely minutes after their hard-earned semifinal victory against Manipur, they...

Indian football still in medieval ages

// http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js Back in 1950 when India were invited to take part in FIFA (that time it was Jule Rimen trophy) world cup, the month long voyage was one of the reasons to withdraw India’s name from the competition. Now it...

Santosh Trophy 2012 will not be an U23 affair

Santosh Trophy 2012 will not be an U23 affair unlike what was decided by AIFF in a meeting earlier. So all the senior players will be allowed to play in the state teams. AIFF had decided to make Santosh trophy...