2012 Indian Federation Cup

The 2012 Indian Federation Cup was the 34th season of the top knock-out competition in India. The qualifiers started in August while the Final Round took place from 19 September 2012 to 30 September 2012.[1][2]

2012 Indian Federation Cup
Country India
ChampionsEast Bengal
Matches played33
Goals scored102 (3.09 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Chidi Edeh (5)

Salgaocar were the defending champions, having beaten East Bengal 3–1 in the 2011 Final.

DD Sports Friday agreed to telecast live the semifinals and final of the tournament.[3]

The cup was eventually won by East Bengal after they defeated Dempo in the final on 30 September 2012.[4]


Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
Leagues entering at this round
Qualifiers6N/AN/A2012 I-League 2nd Division Final Round + HAL
Group Stage16214I-League


The calendar for the 2012 Indian Federation Cup, as announced by the All India Football Federation:

RoundMain dateNumber of fixturesClubs
Group Stage19–26 September2416
Semi-Finals27–28 September24
Final30 September12

Qualifying Rounds

All of the teams entering the competition that are not members of the I-League and have to compete in the qualifying rounds.

Group stage




5 goals:

4 goals:

3 goals:

2 goals:

1 goal:


  1. Choudhuri, Arunava. "AIFF release Indian Calendar 2012/13 season". Arunava Football. Archived from the original on 30 November 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  2. "Federation Cup football from September 19". Business Standard. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  3. http://www.sportzpower.com/?q=content/dd-telecast-federation-cup-semifinals-final
  4. Noronha, Anselm. "East Bengal 3-2 Dempo SC: Trevor Morgan gifted with a Federation Cup title on his birthday". Goal.com. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  5. "East Bengal win Federation Cup". ESPN Star Sports. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
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