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Santosh Trophy

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Senior National Football Championship (NFC)
Founded: 1941
Current Champions: Kerala (2021-22)
Previous Champions: Services (2018-19), Kerala (2017-18)
Most Successful Team(s): West Bengal (32 titles)

  • 75th Santosh Trophy 2021-22 Champions Kerala
    75th Santosh Trophy Final: Kerala defeat West Bengal in a penalty shootout to lift their seventh title
    The Away End Media Desk, 3rd May 2022
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Santosh Trophy Table

2021-22
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Final Round Group A
Kerala (Q)4310101138
West Bengal (Q)43019853
Punjab42026633
Meghalaya4112489-1
Rajasthan40040215-13
Final Round Group B
Manipur (Q)43019817
Karnataka (Q)42117862
Odisha42117770
Services42026550
Gujarat40040312-9
East Zone Group A
Odisha (Q)21104615
Jharkhand21104312
Bihar2002007-7
East Zone Group B
West Bengal (Q)22006303
Sikkim21013211
Chhattisgarh2002004-4
Northeast Zone Group A
Meghalaya (Q)22006826
Arunachal Pradesh2011102-2
Assam2011126-4
Northeast Zone Group B
Manipur (Q)32016422
Mizoram32016211
Nagaland31023642
Tripura3102327-5
North Zone Group A
Services (Q)44001210010
Chandigarh41215330
Uttar Pradesh4121523-1
Jammu & Kashmir4121557-2
Himachal Pradesh4004029-7
North Zone Group B
Punjab (Q)3300914014
Delhi3201615213
Haryana31023660
Uttarakhand30030128-27
West Zone Group A
Gujarat (Q)32107312
Goa32016716
Dadra & Nagar Haveli3111415-4
Daman & Diu3003015-4
West Zone Group B
Rajasthan (Q)21104321
Maharashtra21013312
Madhya Pradesh2011125-3
South Zone Group A
Karnataka (Q)33009707
Tamil Nadu3201624-2
Telangana31023431
Andhra Pradesh3003006-6
South Zone Group B
Kerala (Q)3300918117
Pondicherry311141055
Lakshadweep3111467-1
Andaman & Nicobar30030122-21

Santosh Trophy Fixtures & Results

2021-22
stagegroupdatehomeresultawayvenue
Final Roundgroup A16 April 2022West Bengal1-0PunjabKottappadi Football Stadium
Final Roundgroup A16 April 2022Kerala5-0RajasthanManjeri Payyanad Stadium
Final Roundgroup B17 April 2022Odisha3-3KarnatakaKottappadi Football Stadium
Final Roundgroup B17 April 2022Manipur3-0ServicesManjeri Payyanad Stadium
Final Roundgroup A18 April 2022Rajasthan2-3MeghalayaKottappadi Football Stadium
Final Roundgroup A18 April 2022Kerala2-0West BengalManjeri Payyanad Stadium
Final Roundgroup B19 April 2022Services3-1GujaratKottappadi Football Stadium
Final Roundgroup B19 April 2022Manipur0-1OdishaManjeri Payyanad Stadium
Final Roundgroup A20 April 2022Punjab4-0RajasthanKottappadi Football Stadium
Final Roundgroup A20 April 2022Meghalaya2-2KeralaManjeri Payyanad Stadium
Final Roundgroup B21 April 2022Gujarat0-2ManipurKottappadi Football Stadium
Final Roundgroup B21 April 2022Karnataka1-0ServicesManjeri Payyanad Stadium
Final Roundgroup A22 April 2022West Bengal4-3MeghalayaKottappadi Football Stadium
Final Roundgroup A22 April 2022Punjab1-2KeralaManjeri Payyanad Stadium
Final Roundgroup B23 April 2022Karnataka0-3ManipurKottappadi Football Stadium
Final Roundgroup B23 April 2022Odisha3-2GujaratManjeri Payyanad Stadium
Final Roundgroup A24 April 2022Rajasthan0-3West BengalKottappadi Football Stadium
Final Roundgroup A24 April 2022Meghalaya0-1PunjabManjeri Payyanad Stadium
Final Roundgroup B25 April 2022Services2-0OdishaKottappadi Football Stadium
Final Roundgroup B25 April 2022Gujarat0-4KarnatakaManjeri Payyanad Stadium
Final Roundsemi-final 128 April 2022Kerala7-3KarnatakaManjeri Payyanad Stadium
Final Roundsemi-final 229 April 2022West Bengal3-0ManipurManjeri Payyanad Stadium
Final RoundFINAL2 May 2022Kerala1-1 (5-4p)West BengalManjeri Payyanad Stadium
ZONAL
East Zonegroup B21 November 2021Chhattisgarh0-2West BengalKalyani Municipal Stadium, Kalyani.
North Zonegroup A21 November 2021 Services3-0Himachal PradeshSports Complex, Sector 7, Chandigarh.
North Zonegroup A21 November 2021Jammu & Kashmir1-1ChandigarhSports Complex, Sector 7, Chandigarh.
East Zonegroup B23 November 2021Sikkim2-0ChhattisgarhKalyani Municipal Stadium, Kalyani.
North Zonegroup A23 November 2021Chandigarh0-0Uttar PradeshSports Complex, Sector 7, Chandigarh.
North Zonegroup A23 November 2021Jammu & Kashmir0-3 ServicesSports Complex, Sector 7, Chandigarh.
South Zonegroup A23 November 2021Karnataka4-0Tamil NaduBFS, Bengaluru.
South Zonegroup A23 November 2021Telangana4-0Andhra PradeshBFS, Bengaluru.
West Zonegroup A24 November 2021Gujarat0-0Dadra & Nagar HaveliMK Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar.
West Zonegroup A24 November 2021Goa2-0Daman & DiuMK Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar.
East Zonegroup B25 November 2021West Bengal1-0SikkimKalyani Municipal Stadium, Kalyani.
North Zonegroup A25 November 2021Uttar Pradesh1-1Jammu & KashmirSports Complex, Sector 7, Chandigarh.
North Zonegroup A25 November 2021Himachal Pradesh0-2ChandigarhSports Complex, Sector 7, Chandigarh.
South Zonegroup A25 November 2021Andhra Pradesh0-1KarnatakaBFS, Bengaluru.
South Zonegroup A25 November 2021Tamil Nadu1-0TelanganaBFS, Bengaluru.
West Zonegroup A26 November 2021Daman & Diu1-2GujaratMK Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar.
West Zonegroup A26 November 2021Dadra & Nagar Haveli0-5GoaMK Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar.
North Zonegroup A27 November 2021Himachal Pradesh2-3Jammu & KashmirSports Complex, Sector 7, Chandigarh.
North Zonegroup A27 November 2021 Services2-0Uttar PradeshSports Complex, Sector 7, Chandigarh.
South Zonegroup A27 November 2021Andhra Pradesh0-1Tamil NaduBFS, Bengaluru.
South Zonegroup A27 November 2021Karnataka2-0TelanganaBFS, Bengaluru.
Northeast Zonegroup A28 November 2021Assam2-6 MeghalayaJLN Stadium, Shillong
Northeast Zonegroup B28 November 2021Manipur3-0NagalandKhuman Lampak Stadium, Imphal.
Northeast Zonegroup B28 November 2021Mizoram1-0TripuraKhuman Lampak Stadium, Imphal.
West Zonegroup A28 November 2021Daman & Diu0-1Dadra & Nagar HaveliMK Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar.
West Zonegroup A28 November 2021Gujarat1-0GoaMK Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar.
North Zonegroup A29 November 2021Uttar Pradesh1-0Himachal PradeshSports Complex, Sector 7, Chandigarh.
North Zonegroup A29 November 2021Chandigarh0-2 ServicesSports Complex, Sector 7, Chandigarh.
Northeast Zonegroup A30 November 2021Arunachal Pradesh0-0AssamJLN Stadium, Shillong
Northeast Zonegroup B30 November 2021Tripura2-0ManipurKhuman Lampak Stadium, Imphal.
Northeast Zonegroup B30 November 2021Nagaland0-1MizoramKhuman Lampak Stadium, Imphal.
East Zonegroup A1 December 2021Odisha5-0BiharKalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar.
South Zonegroup B1 December 2021Kerala5-0LakshadweepJawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
South Zonegroup B1 December 2021Pondicherry8-0Andaman & NicobarJawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
North Zonegroup B1 December 2021Delhi11-1UttarakhandJLN Stadium, New Delhi.
North Zonegroup B1 December 2021Punjab2-0HaryanaJLN Stadium, New Delhi.
West Zonegroup B1 December 2021Madhya Pradesh2-2RajasthanPoornima University, Jaipur
Northeast Zonegroup A2 December 2021 Meghalaya2-0Arunachal PradeshJLN Stadium, Shillong
Northeast Zonegroup B2 December 2021Tripura0-6NagalandKhuman Lampak Stadium, Imphal.
Northeast Zonegroup B2 December 2021Manipur1-0MizoramKhuman Lampak Stadium, Imphal.
East Zonegroup A3 December 2021Bihar0-2JharkhandKalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar.
South Zonegroup B3 December 2021Lakshadweep1-1PondicherryJawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
North Zonegroup B3 December 2021Haryana0-4DelhiJLN Stadium, New Delhi.
South Zonegroup B3 December 2021Andaman & Nicobar0-9KeralaJawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
North Zonegroup B3 December 2021Uttarakhand0-11PunjabJLN Stadium, New Delhi.
West Zonegroup B3 December 2021Maharashtra3-0Madhya PradeshPoornima University, Jaipur
East Zonegroup A5 December 2021Jharkhand1-1OdishaKalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar.
West Zonegroup B5 December 2021Rajasthan1-0MaharashtraPoornima University, Jaipur
North Zonegroup B5 December 2021Haryana6-0UttarakhandJLN Stadium, New Delhi.
South Zonegroup B5 December 2021Andaman & Nicobar1-5LakshadweepJawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
North Zonegroup B5 December 2021Delhi0-1PunjabJLN Stadium, New Delhi.
South Zonegroup B5 December 2021Kerala4-1PondicherryJawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi

TitleExcerpt
75th Santosh Trophy Final: Kerala defeat West Bengal in a penalty shootout to lift their seventh title03-May-22The Away End Media Desk75th Santosh Trophy 2021-22 Final: Hosts Kerala got the better of West Bengal in a penalty shootout to win their seventh title.
75th Santosh Trophy, Semi-final 2: West Bengal get the better of Manipur to enter final30-Apr-22The Away End Media DeskWest Bengal got the better of Manipur 3-0 in the second semi-final to enter the final where they will take on hosts Kerala.
75th Santosh Trophy, Semi-final 1: Super sub Jesin inspires Kerala to thumping win29-Apr-22The Away End Media DeskSuper sub Jesin scored five as Kerala thrashed Karnataka 7-3 in the semis to move a step closer to winning their seventh Santosh Trophy.
Santosh Trophy 2021-22, April 21: Manipur and Karnataka pick up wins to lead Group B22-Apr-22The Away End Media DeskManipur bounce back to pick up a win over Gujarat; Services suffer a second defeat – they lost 0-1 to Karnataka.
75th Santosh Trophy 2021-22: Odisha-Karnataka draw, Manipur beat defending champions Services18-Apr-22The Away End Media DeskOdisha and Karnataka played out a see-saw 3-3 draw; Manipur comprehensively defeated defending champions Services 3-0.
75th Santosh Trophy 2021-22: West Bengal narrowly beat Punjab, Kerala smash five past Rajasthan17-Apr-22The Away End Media Desk75th Santosh Trophy, April 16: West Bengal defeated Punjab 1-0 in a tightly contested game while Kerala smashed Rajasthan 5-0.
Santosh Trophy 2021-22 Final Round to be held in Malappuram from April 1631-Mar-22The Away End Media DeskThe Final Round of the 75th Senior National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy will start on April 16 2022 in Malappuram.
Former Indian international and coach Subhas Bhowmick passes away22-Jan-22The Away End Media DeskFormer Indian international, coach and 1970 Asian Games bronze medallist, Subhas Bhowmick, passed away in Kolkata today at the age of 71.
West Bengal, Kerala & Punjab drawn together in the 75th edition of Santosh Trophy07-Jan-22The Away End Media DeskThe draw for the final round of the 75th Santosh Trophy 2021-22 to be organised in Kerala from February 20 was held yesterday, January 6.
75th edition of the Santosh Trophy to be held in Kerala from February 2024-Dec-21The Away End Media DeskThe 75th edition of the Senior Men’s National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy 2021-22 will be played between February 20 and March 6 in Kerala.
75th Santosh Trophy 2021-22 Zonal Qualifiers to get underway on November 2126-Oct-21The Away End Media DeskThe 74th Santosh Trophy 2021-22 Zonal Qualifiers will be played between November 21, 2021 and December 5, 2021.
Was Inder Singh India’s greatest forward?22-Sep-21KalpanthuNicknamed “Bullet Train” by the Japanese, Inder Singh an inside right forward who was not only a brilliant goal scorer, but also a scorer of barely believable goals.
Santosh Trophy Final 2019: Punjab vs Services: All Things Considered21-Apr-19NehalServices emerged victorious over Punjab to clinch the Santosh Trophy for the fifth time in eight years.

75th Santosh Trophy NFC 2021-22

Live Stream on the Indian Football Team Facebook page

Highlights, team previews etc. can be found on Indian Football’s YouTube channel.

The final round of the 2021-22 Santosh Trophy will now be held between April 16 and May 2, 2022 at Malappuram in Kerala.


The final round of the Santosh Trophy 2021-22 which was scheduled to held between February 20 – March 6 2022 has been deferred due to COVID-19 cases in Kerala

A review to decide on the fixtures will be done in the third week of February 2022.


The final round of the Santosh Trophy 2021-22 will be held between February 20 – March 6 2022.


Zonal Rounds: 21st November to 5th December 2021.

Final Round: From 5th January 2022.Santosh Trophy 2021-22 update

Santosh Trophy 2019-20

UPDATE, March 9th 2020

Santosh Trophy 2019-20 Final Round which was scheduled to be held between 14th and 27th April 2020 has been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

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