130th Edition of Durand Cup

Durand Cup

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The Durand Football Tournament, known as Durand Cup, is an annual domestic football competition in India which was first held in 1888 in Annadale, Shimla.It is hosted by the Durand Football Tournament Society (DFTS). The tournament is the oldest existing football tournament in Asia.


The tournament is named after its founder, Sir Mortimer Durand, Foreign Secretary of British India from 1884 to 1894. Since independence, the Army's presence is maintained by the participation of several teams of Indian Armed Forces. Army Green became the latest Army team to win the competition in 2016. At present, Gokulam Kerala is the holder of the Durand Cup.