Durand Cup 2023: Mohun Bagan won the championship, and East Bengal finished second
Mohun Bagan registered a 1-0 win over East Bengal in the Durand Cup 2023 final held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.
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The win is a historic moment for Mohun Bagan, as they lifted the Durand Cup trophy for the first time in 23 years, claiming the 132nd edition of the prestigious tournament.
Mohun Bagan SG achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the first team in the history of the Durand Cup to win a total of 17 titles.
East Bengal, the runners-up in this match, is the second most successful team in the Durand Cup, having won 16 titles in their rich history.
While Mohun Bagan had previously reached the Durand Cup final in 2004, 2009 and 2019, this win was particularly special as they had not secured the championship title in previous appearances.
The Durand Football Tournament, also known as the Durand Cup, is an annual domestic football competition in India.
It was first organized in Shimla in 1888 and is currently sponsored by Indian Oil and Coal India Limited.
The tournament is hosted jointly by the Durand Football Tournament Society (DFTS) and the All India Football Federation (AIFF).
The competition holds the distinction of being the oldest existing club football tournament in Asia.
It ranks as the fifth oldest national football competition globally.
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