Santosh Trophy

  • Mizoram thrash Railways 3-0 to win Santosh Trophy March 9, 2014

    Siliguri: Mizoram on Sunday blanked Railways 3-0 in a one-sided final of the 68th National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy. Zico Zoremsanga scored on either side of half-time and a second half injury time strike from F Lalrinpuia helped the north eastern state to romp home in style. Railways who had...
  • Santosh Trophy to be held in 2 phases, Fed Cup in Kerala October 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The next Santosh Trophy national football championship will be played in two phases -- zonals and final -- while the Federation Cup will be held in Kerala from January 1-12, it was decided by the AIFF's Tournament Committee here Wednesday. While the final phase would be held in Siliguri,...
  • AIFF mulling over Santosh Trophy's future September 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Admitting that Santosh Trophy National Championships has lost its relevance, the All India Football Federation on Tuesday said that it was looking into whether to continue the tournament or not. "Santosh Trophy is not serving any purpose. From the footballing perspective, I don't think that Santosh Trophy has much...
  • Services pip Kerala to win 67th Santosh Trophy March 3, 2013

    Kochi: Only sport can silence 35,000 people at one go. On Sunday in the final of the 67th Santosh Trophy here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi, when Services won the 67th Santosh Trophy by beating hosts Kerala 4-3 on penalties after the two sides were locked goalless, such...
  • Services defeat Punjab to enter final of Santosh Trophy March 1, 2013

    Kochi: Defending champions Services came back from behind through a late goal and struck twice in the extra time to beat Punjab 3-1 in a thrilling semi-final of the 67th Santosh Trophy football championship here on Friday to set up a title clash against hosts Kerala. Services meet Kerala in the...
  • Talent is in abundance in Santosh Trophy: Rafi March 1, 2013

    Kochi: Former India striker Mohammed Rafi feels that the 67th edition of the Santosh Trophy, missing big names, is actually a blessing in disguise for the youngsters. "It's true that the big names are missing in the Santosh Trophy nowadays. But I look at things from a different perspective. There...
  • Kerala beat Maharashtra to enter final of Santosh Trophy February 28, 2013

    Kochi: Riding on Shimin Lal's second-half extra-time winner, Kerala defeated Maharashtra 2-1 to enter the summit clash of the 67th Santosh Trophy, here on Thursday. The five-time nationals champions will now face either defending champions Services or Punjab in the final on March 3 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. In the...
  • Close contest on the cards as Services take on Punjab February 28, 2013

    It will be a battle of wits when two heavyweights in the form of champions Services and seven-time winners Punjab cross swords in the second semi-final of the 67th Santosh Trophy national football championship here on Friday. While Punjab are likely to rely more on the aerial ball to help...
  • Kerala challenge for in-form Maharashtra in Santosh Trophy February 27, 2013

    Kochi: Maharashtra will have to once again bring to the fore their doggedness that helped them reach the last-four stage when they lock horns with hosts Kerala in the first semi-final of the 67th Santosh Trophy at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on Thursday. Maharashtra peaked at the right time...
  • I can't believe Santosh Trophy is back in Kerala: Vijayan February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Hot on the heels of the International FIFA Friendly between India and Palestine on February 6, 2013, Football has returned to 'God's Own Country' again. This time, for a longer period, and in the form of the prestigious Santosh Trophy, the 67th edition to be precise. The Qualifying...
  • Services beat Tamil Nadu to win Santosh Trophy May 28, 2012

    Cuttack: Services on Monday clinched the 66th Santosh Trophy after beating Tamil Nadu 3-2 in a pulsating final at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Monday. Services mid-fielder Sanju Subba (45th) scored the first goal - his right footer curling away from Tamil Nadu goalkeeper Akhil Soman. Subrata Sarkar doubled...
  • Bengal beat Manipur to retain Santosh Trophy May 30, 2011

    Guwahati: Bengal on Monday retained the Santosh Trophy with a 2-1 victory over Manipur in the summit clash to win their 31st title of the national championships here. Strikers Branco Cardozo (21st minute) and Budhiram Tudu (48th) scored for Bengal while Manipur pulled one back through Nabachandra Singh in the 75th...
  • Goa are Santosh Trophy champions June 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Felix D’Souza’s excellent tournament continued as his saves in the penalty shootout ensured that Goa take the 63rd Santosh Trophy at the expense of 29-time champions West Bengal. The Sporting Clube De Goa custodian made crucial stops off Safar Sardar and Lal Kamal Bhowmick in the shootout after not...
  • Feather in Punjab's cap, wins Santosh trophy June 16, 2008

    New Delhi: Sports Minister MS Gill on Monday congratulated Punjab for winning the Santosh Trophy and patted runners-up Services as well, hoping they would do better next time. "I congratulate Punjab for lifting the title but Services too fought well and I hope they would do better...
  • Santosh Trophy gives J&K a reason to cheer June 10, 2008

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir is in the grip of football fever these days but it's not because of Euro 2008. It's the 62nd Santosh Trophy; India's premier football tournament that is being played for the first time ever in the state that has the locals excited. Even though there is a...
  • Soccer fever in Srinagar, cops beat up people June 8, 2008

    The soccer fever is catching up in the valley too. Police in Srinagar have lathi charged crowds and media persons who had come to attend a Santosh Trophy match in the city. Police had to act after spectators ran on to the ground during the Punjab versus Jammu and Kashmir match...
  • Punjab beat Bengal, win Santosh Trophy October 26, 2006

    Gurgaon: Punjab broke a two-decade long title drought by winning their seventh Santosh Trophy with a thrilling 5-3 defeat of Bengal in penalty shootout in Gurgaon on Wednesday. Parveen Kumar, Jaspal Singh, Narinder Singh, Daljit Singh and Harpreet Singh were on target for Punjab during the spotkicks while Suman Dutta was...