Gokulam Kerala wins the 129th edition of Durand Cup (डूरंड कप)

Gokulam Kerala wins the 129th edition of Durand Cup

Points to Remember:

  • Ten-man Gokulam Kerala Football Club defeated Mohun Bagan 2-1 and lift the 129th Durand Cup in their debut appearance after a thrilling final at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata
  • City soccer giants Mohun Bagan, who last won the Durand Cup in 2000, have now lost in three finals on the trot (2004, 2009, 2019).

About Durand Cup:

  • The Durand Football Tournament or Durand Cup is a football competition in India which was first held in 1888.
  • It is co-hosted by the Durand Football Tournament Society (DFTS) and Osians
  • The Tournament is the oldest football tournament in Asia and third oldest football tournament in the world
  • The matches were played across three locations in West Bengal, namely Kolkata, Howrah and Kalyani from 2 August 2019. This was for the first time that the tournament played outside Delhi, its traditional venue. The final took place at the Salt Lake Stadium on 24 August 2019.
  • Current champions: Gokulam Kerala (1st title)
  • Runners-up: Mohun Bagan
  • Top goal scorer: Marcus Joseph (11 goals)

About Gokulam Kerala F.C.:

  • Gokulam Kerala Football Club is an Indian professional football club based in Kozhikode, Kerala.
  • The club has competed as a member of I-League under license from All India Football Federation (AIFF).
  • Gokulam FC is the current champions in Durand Cup.
  • Owner: Sree Gokulam Group
  • Chairman: Gokulam Gopalan
  • Head Coach: Fernando Andres Santiago Valera
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. Who won the 2019 Durand Cup? Gokulam Kerala
  2. Durand Cup is related to which sport? Football
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