Rovers Cup

The Rovers Cup was a football tournament held in India. It was started by British football enthusiasts at Bombay in 1891. 1st Worcester Regiment was the winner in the inaugural year. The last time this championship was held was in the 200001 season, when Mohun Bagan beat Churchill Brothers Sports Club from Goa 20 in the final. The WIFA is making efforts to revive the tournament.[1]

Rovers Cup
Founded1891
Abolished2000–01
Last championsMohun Bagan A.C. (14th title)
Most successful club(s)Mohun Bagan A.C. (14 titles)

Performance of Indian teams

Among Indian clubs, Mohun Bagan was the first one to participate in this tournament in 1923, when they lost in the finals to Durham Light Infantry by 14 margin. 1st Indian team to win this tournament was Bangalore Muslims, in 1937.[2]

Statistics: Teams with at least 2 wins, (including joint wins)[2]

# Club Wins Last Win Runners-up Last Runners-up
1 Mohun Bagan AC 14 2000-01 10 1987
2 East Bengal Club 10 1994 4 1988
3 Hyderabad Police 9 1963 1 1943
4 Mohammedan Sporting Club 6 1987 9 1991
5 Dempo SC 4 1986 1 1989
6 Bangalore Muslims 3 1948 2 1953
7 Salgaocar SC 3 1999 1 1985

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