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Santosh Trophy Winner List from 1941–42 to 2023–24

In India, several popular football tournaments captivate fans across the nation. The Indian Super League (ISL) stands out as the premier professional football league, featuring top domestic and international talent competing for glory.

The I-League, another significant competition, serves as the top tier of the Indian football league system, providing a platform for clubs to showcase their skills and vie for the championship.

The Santosh Trophy, an inter-state tournament organized by the All India Football Federation (AIFF), brings together state teams and government institutions in a battle for supremacy.

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What is Santosh Trophy? 

The Santosh Trophy is an inter-state national football competition in India, organized by the All India Football Federation, the sport’s governing body. State associations and government institutions compete in this prestigious tournament.

Prior to the establishment of the National Football League in 1996, the Santosh Trophy was considered the premier domestic football tournament in the country. Held annually, the competition features teams divided into zones, who must first compete in qualifying rounds to advance to the main tournament. 

The current champions are Karnataka, who ended a 54-year title drought by winning the 2022-23 edition. This victory marked Karnataka’s first Santosh Trophy win since 1968-69, although they had previously secured four titles as the princely state of Mysore.

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Santosh Trophy Winner List

West Bengal dominates the Santosh Trophy winners list, holding the top spot with 32 championships and 14 runner-up finishes, totalling 46 final appearances. They also achieved a remarkable streak of six consecutive titles from 1993 to 1999. Punjab comes in second, boasting 8 championships and 8 runner-up finishes, totalling 16 appearances in the finals.

Kerala ranks third with 7 titles, followed closely by Services with 6 wins. Both Goa and Karnataka have each secured 5 titles, while Maharashtra has claimed 4.

SeasonWinnerScoreRunners-upHost City
2023–24Services1-0WinnerArunachal Pradesh
2022-23Karnataka3-2MeghalayaRiyadh
2021-22Kerala1–1 (5–4 p)West BengalManjeri
2018–19Services1-0PunjabLudhiana
2017-18Kerala2-2 (4-2 p)West BengalKolkata
2016-17West Bengal1-0GoaGoa
2015-16Services2-1MaharashtraGoa
2014-15Services0- (5-4 p)PunjabLudhiana
2013-14Mizoram3-0RailwaysSiliguri
2012-13Services0-0 (a.e.t.) (4-3 p)KeralaKochi
2011-12Services3-2Tamil NaduOdisha
2010-11West Bengal2-1ManipurAssam
2009-10West Bengal2-1PunjabKolkata
2008-09Goa0-0 (a.e.t.) (4-2 p)West BengalChennai
2007-08Punjab1-0ServicesSrinagar
2006-07Punjab0-0 (a.e.t.) (5-3 p)West BengalGurgaon
2005-06Goa3-1 (a.e.t.)MaharashtraKochi
2004–05Kerala3-2PunjabDelhi
2002-03Manipur2-1 (a.s.d.e.t.)KeralaImphal
2001–02Kerala3.2 (a.s.d.e.t.)GoaMumbai
1999-00Maharashtra3-2KeralaThrissur
1998-99Bengal5-0GoaChennai
1997-98Bengal1-0GoaGuwahati
1996-97Bengal1-0 (a.s.d.e.t.)GoaJabalpur
1995-96Bengal1-0GoaMargao
1994-95Bengal2-1 (a.s.d.e.t.)PunjabChennai
1993-94Bengal2-2 (5-3 p)KeralaCuttack
1992-93Kerala2-0MaharashtraKochi
1991-92Kerala3-0GoaCoimbatore
1990-91Maharashtra1-0KeralaPalakkad
1989-90Goa2-0KeralaMargao
1988-89Bengal1-1 (4-3 p)KeralaGuwahati
1987-88Punjab0-0 (5-4 p)KeralaKollam
1986-87Bengal2-1RailwaysCalcutta
1985-86Punjab0-0 (4-1 p)BengalJabalpur
1984-85Punjab3-0MaharashtraKanpur
1983-84Goa1-0PunjabMadras
1982-83Bengal and Goa (joint)0-0, (0-0)Kolkata
1981-82Bengal2-0RailwaysThrissur
1980-81Punjab0-0, 2-0RailwaysCuttack
1979-80Bengal1-0PunjabCoimbatore
1978-79Bengal1-0GoaSrinagar
1977-78Bengal1-1, (3-1)PunjabKolkata
1976-77Bengal1-0MaharashtraPatna
1975-76Bengal0-0, (3-1)KarnatakaKozhikode
1974-75Punjab6-0BengalJalandhar
1973-74Kerala3-2RailwaysErnakulam
1972-73Bengal4-1Tamil NaduGoa
1971-72Bengal4-1RailwaysMadras
1970-71Punjab1-1, (3-1)MysoreJalandhar
1969-70Bengal6-1ServicesNowgong
1968-69Mysore0-0, (1-0)BengalBangalore
1967-68Mysore1-0BengalCuttack
1966-67Railways0-0, (2-0)ServicesHyderabad
1965-66Andhra Pradesh1-1, (1-0)BengalKollam
1964-65Railways2-1BengalGuwahati
1963-64Maharashtra1-0Andhra PradeshMadras
1962-63Bengal2-0MysoreBangalore
1961-62Railways3-0BombayBombay
1960-61Services0-0, (1-0)BengalKozhikode
1959-60Bengal3-1BombayNowgong
1958-59Bengal1-0ServicesMadras
1957-58Hyderabad3-1BombayHyderabad
1956-57Hyderabad1-1, (4-1)BombayTrivandrum
1955-56Bengal1-0MysoreErnakulam
1954-55Bombay2-1ServicesMadras
1953-54Bengal0-0, 3-1MysoreKolkata
1952-53Mysore1-0BengalBangalore
1951–52Bengal1-0BombayBombay
1950–51Bengal1-0HyderabadKolkata
1949–50Bengal5-0HyderabadKolkata
1947–48Bengal0–0, (1–0)BombayKolkata
1946–47Mysore0–0, (2–1)BengalBangalore
1945–46Bengal2–0BombayBombay
1944–45Delhi2–0BengalDelhi
1941–42Bengal5–1DelhiKolkata

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Santosh Trophy has played a pivotal role in the development and growth of football in India. As one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious tournaments, it has provided a platform for state-level teams to prove their mettle and has fostered regional pride and competition.

Over the years, the Santosh Trophy has contributed significantly to the popularization and advancement of the sport, nurturing numerous players who have gone on to achieve national and international success.

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FAQs about Santosh Trophy

Q) Santosh Trophy is related to which game?

A) Santosh trophy is associated with the sport of football. Santosh Trophy is an inter-state football tournament held in India each year.

Q) Which team has been the most successful in the history of the Santosh Trophy?

A) West Bengal is the most successful team in the history of the Santosh Trophy. They have won the championship 32 times and finished as runners-up 14 times, making a total of 46 final appearances.

Notably, they also achieved a remarkable streak of winning six consecutive titles from 1993 to 1999.

Q) How has Karnataka performed in the recent Santosh Trophy tournaments?

A) Karnataka recently broke a 54-year title drought by winning the 2022-23 edition of the Santosh Trophy.

This victory marked their first win since the 1968-69 season, when they had previously secured four titles under the name of the princely state of Mysore.

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