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2023 IndianOil Durand Cup
File:132nd Durand Cup 2023 logo.jpg
Logo of 132nd Durand Cup, 2023
Dates3 August- 3 September India
VenueKolkata, Guwahati and Kokrajhar
ChampionsMohun Bagan SG (17th title)
Runners-upEast Bengal
Matches played43
Goals scored131 (3.05 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)India D. Lahlansanga (6) Morocco N.Sadaoui
All statistics correct as of 3 September 2023.

The 2023 Durand Cup (also known as IndianOil Durand Cup due to sponsorship ties with the Indian Oil Corporation) was the 132nd edition of Durand Cup, the oldest football tournament in Asia, and the second edition since it was supported by the Asian Football Confederation.[1] The tournament is hosted by the Durand Football Tournament Society in co-operation with the AIFF, Eastern Command of the Indian Armed Forces and the Government of West Bengal, supported by the Government of Assam.[1]

This year for the second time the tournament will be played in more than one city.[2] This will be the second season of the tournament wherein all 12 clubs in the top tier Indian Super League have been mandated to participate, along with invited clubs from I-League, I-League 2 and regional league, and teams representing armed forces.[3]

Bengaluru FC were the defending champions, having defeated Mumbai City FC in the 2022 final.[4] The 2023 IndianOil Durand Cup final saw the Kolkata club Mohun Bagan Super Giant win their 17th Durand Cup title by defeating their arch-rivals East Bengal FC by 1-0.[5]



The organization committee announced an increase in the number of teams from the previous edition.[6] 19 Indian clubs and 5 services teams, from India, Nepal, and Bangladesh will play in this edition.[7][8] This is the first time in 27 years a foreign team participates in the tournament.[9]

The teams have been drawn into six groups of four each. Six group winners and the two best second-placed sides will make the knockout stage.[10]

Team Head coach Captain Location
Red pog.svg Indian Super League teams
Bengaluru India Bibiano Fernandes India Parag Shrivas Bengaluru, Karnataka
East Bengal Spain Carles Cuadrat India Harmanjot Singh Khabra Kolkata, West Bengal
Chennaiyin Scotland Owen Coyle Australia Jordan Murray Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Goa Spain Manolo Márquez India Brandon Fernandes Margao, Goa
Hyderabad India Thangboi Singto India Chinglensana Singh Hyderabad, Telangana
Jamshedpur India Steven Dias India Sk Sahil Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
Kerala Blasters Belgium Frank Dauwen Uruguay Adrián Luna Kochi, Kerala
Mohun Bagan SG Spain Juan Ferrando India Subhasish Bose Kolkata, West Bengal
Mumbai City England Des Buckingham India Rahul Bheke Mumbai, Maharashtra
NorthEast United Spain Juan Pedro Benali India Gaurav Bora[11] Guwahati, Assam
Odisha India Amit Rana India Rakesh Oram Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Punjab Greece Staikos Vergetis Slovenia Luka Majcen Ludhiana, Punjab
Green pog.svg I-League teams
Delhi India Anish Krishna Shetty India Bali Gagandeep New Delhi, Delhi
Gokulam Kerala Spain Domingo Oramas Spain Álex Sánchez Kozhikode, Kerala
Mohammedan India Mehrajuddin Wadoo India Samad Ali Mallick Kolkata, West Bengal
Rajasthan United India Pushpender Kundu India Hardik Bhatt Jaipur, Rajasthan
Shillong Lajong India Bobby Nongbet India Hardy Nongbri[11] Shillong, Meghalaya
Blue pog.svg I-League 2 team
Downtown Heroes India Hilal Rasool Parray India Shahid Nazir Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
Yellow pog.svg Regional league team
Bodoland India Daimalu Basumatary India Didwm Hazowary Kokrajhar, Assam
Indian Armed Force teams
Indian Air Force India Priya Darshan India Mandeep S Singh New Delhi, Delhi
Indian Army India L Antony Ramesh India Bhabindra Malla Thakuri
Indian Navy India Abhilash Vasantha India VK Vishnu
Foreign armed force teams
Bangladesh Army Bangladesh Abdur Razzaque Bangladesh Md. Samimul Haque[12] Dhaka, Bangladesh
Tribhuvan Army Nepal Megh Raj KC Nepal Bharat Khawas Kathmandu, Nepal


Initially, Imphal was drafted as a host city. However, due to the 2023 Manipur unrest, Guwahati was set as the replacement. A total of 43 matches are being played across 3 cities — Kolkata, Guwahati and Kokrajhar. 23 matches will be played in Kolkata, including the final, 11 matches in Guwahati, and 9 matches in Kokrajhar.[13][14]

Kolkata Guwahati
Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Kishore Bharati Krirangan Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium
Capacity: 68,000 Capacity: 12,000 Capacity: 30,000
Salt Lake Stadium during FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 ....jpg Kishore Bharati Krirangan Kolkata.jpg Sarusajai2.jpg
Kolkata Kokrajhar
Mohun Bagan Ground East Bengal Ground SAI Stadium
Capacity: 22,000 Capacity: 23,500 Capacity: 10,000
Mohun Bagan Ground and gallery 09.jpg East Bengal ground.jpg Kokrajhar SAI.jpg

Trophy tour

Like the preceding season, the Durand Football Tournament Society (DFTS) organized a trophy tour across 15 cities before the beginning of the tournament but with much more grandiosity.[15][16] The tour was flagged off on 30 June from Manekshaw Centre in Delhi Cantonment in the presence of Gen. Manoj Pande, ACM VR Chaudhari and the AIFF President Kalyan Chaubey and toured upon Kartavya Path from India Gate to Rashtrapati Bhavan, later reaching Indian Military Academy in Dehradun on 2 July.[16] The tour continued to Udhampur on 4 July, then to Pune on 6 July, where a grand reception was organized by the officers and cadets at National Defence Academy.[17][16]

The trophies were received by the Army Officers Institute in Mumbai on 8 July and was publicly showcased at the Gateway of India and the Marine Drive.[18][16] The tour continued to Jaipur on 9 July, where public showcasing was done at Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Albert Hall Museum and Jaipur Vidhan Sabha.[19][20][16] The trophies were then unveiled at Indian Naval Academy in Ezhimala on 13 July.[16] The tour in Kerala continued with the trophies being sailed on INS Vikrant at Southern Naval Command, Kochi in the presence of Rear Admiral Susheel Menon and IM Viajayan on 15 July.[16][21] The trophies reached one of the host cities—Guwahati on 16 July. They were received by the Sports Minister of Assam Nandita Gorlosa and Lt. Gen. Rana Pratap Kalita.[22][16]

The tour continued to Bangalore on 18 July, following to Shillong on 19 July, where the trophies were sailed across Umiam Lake and Orchid Lake and then brought to Kibithu as a part of tribute offering to India's first Chief of Defence StaffGen. Bipin Rawat at General Bipin Rawat Garrison.[23][24][16] The trophies traveled to Hyderabad, visiting the Air Force Academy on 20 July and then on 22 July, the trophies reached another host city—Kokrajhar in the presence of Chaubey, the CEM of the BTC Pramod Boro and Maj. Gen. Dinesh Hooda.[25][26][16] The trophy tour was flagged in on 25 July in Kolkata which was commemorated by first ever BASE jump in the city taking place from the top of The 42, led by Lt. Col. Satyandra Verma and Gp. Capt. Kamal Singh Oberh.

Official song

On 10 August 2023, Durand Cup Official theme song and a music video featuring Vicky Kaushal were released. The song was titled "Bhide" in Hindi which was sung by Arijit Singh, and Divine, composed by Arijit Singh and written by Amitabh Bhattacharya & Divine.[16]


Sony Sports Network have acquired the broadcasting rights of Durand Cup for three editions, starting from 2023. The 2023 edition will be live streamed on the network's OTT platform SonyLIV as well as TV channels Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2 HD.[27]

Group stage

Group A

2023 Durand Cup group stage

Group B

2023 Durand Cup group stage

Group C

2023 Durand Cup group stage

Group D

2023 Durand Cup group stage

Group E

2023 Durand Cup group stage

Group F

2023 Durand Cup group stage

Ranking of second-placed teams

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 D NorthEast United 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6 7 Advance to Knockout stage
2 A Mohun Bagan SG 3 2 0 1 7 1 +6 6
3 B Mohammedan 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 6
4 C Bengaluru 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 5
5 E Hyderabad 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
6 F Rajasthan United 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]

Knockout stage

Qualified teams

Group Winners
A East Bengal
B Mumbai City
C Gokulam Kerala
D Goa
E Chennaiyin
F Indian Army
Group Best second-placed teams
D NorthEast United
A Mohun Bagan SG


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24 August – IGAS
Indian Army0
29 August – VYBK
NorthEast United1
NorthEast United2(3)
25 August – VYBK
East Bengal2(5)
East Bengal2
3 September – VYBK
Gokulam Kerala1
East Bengal0
26 August – IGAS
Mohun Bagan SG1
31 August – VYBK
27 August – VYBK
Mohun Bagan SG2
Mumbai City1
Mohun Bagan SG3


Mumbai City1–3Mohun Bagan SG


NorthEast United2–2East Bengal

Goa1–2Mohun Bagan SG


East Bengal0–1Mohun Bagan SG
Attendance: 55,423
Referee: Rahul Kumar Gupta


As of 3 September 2023

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 India David Lalhlansanga Mohammedan 6
Morocco Noah Sadaoui Goa
3 Argentina Jorge Pereyra Díaz Mumbai City 5
4 India Parthib Gogoi NorthEast United 4
5 India Lalremsanga Fanai Mohammedan 3
India Bidyashagar Singh Kerala Blasters
India Aaren D'Silva Hyderabad
Spain Carlos Martínez Goa
9 India Rowllin Borges Goa 2
India Sreekuttan VS Gokulam Kerala
India Ronney Kharbudon Shillong Lajong
Spain Javier Siverio East Bengal
Cameroon Aminou Bouba Gokulam Kerala
Brazil Rafael Crivellaro Chennaiyin
France Romain Philippoteaux NorthEast United
Spain Victor Rodriguez Goa
Nigeria Justine Emmanuel Kerala Blasters
India Mohammed Aimen Kerala Blasters
India Jason Cummings Mohun Bagan
India Nandha Kumar Sekar East Bengal
India Phalguni Singh NorthEast United
India Manvir Singh Mohun Bagan


Player For Against Result Date Ref
India Parthib Gogoi NorthEast United Shillong Lajong 4–0 4 August 2023 [28]
Morocco Noah Sadaoui Goa Shillong Lajong 6–0 8 August 2023 [29]
India David Lalhlansanga4 Mohammedan Jamshedpur 6–0 20 August 2023 [30]
India Bidyashagar Singh Kerala Blasters Indian Air Force 5–0 21 August 2023 [31]
India Aaren D'Silva Hyderabad Nepal Tribhuvan Army 3–0 22 August 2023 [32]

4 Player scored 4 goals

Clean sheets

Rank Player Club Clean sheets
Golden Glove Winner India Vishal Kaith Mohun Bagan Super Giant 2
2 India Sayad Bin Abdul Kadir Indian Army 2
India Bhabindra Malla Thakuri Indian Army
India Prabhsukhan Singh Gill East Bengal
India Phurba Lachenpa Mumbai City
India Sachin Jha Rajasthan United
India Mirshad Michu NorthEast United
3 India Arsh Anwer Shaikh Mohun Bagan SG 1
India Arshdeep Singh Goa
India Zothanmawia Gokulam Kerala
India Ravi Kumar Punjab
Bangladesh Ashraful Islam Rana Bangladesh Bangladesh Army
India Debjit Majumder Chennaiyin
India Hrithik Tiwari Goa
India Lalbiakhlua Jongte Mohammedan
India Sachin Suresh Kerala Blasters
India Sahil Poonia Bengaluru
India Gurmeet Singh Hyderabad
India Ayush Jena Jamshedpur
India Mohammad Nawaz Mumbai City
Bangladesh Md Alamgir Hossen Bangladesh Bangladesh Army
India Ngamsanglena Haokip Shilong Lajong
India Niraj Kumar Odisha
India Mohit Singh Dhami Jamshedpur



  • Most yellow cards: 2
    • Bangladesh Md. Mizanur Rahman


  • Most yellow cards: 3
    • Bangladesh Bangladesh Army
  • Most red cards: 2
    • India Indian Army


Prize money

The total pool of prize money for the 2023 edition is 89 lakh (US$120,000).[27]

Position Player Amount
Champions Mohun Bagan Super Giant 60 lakh (US$84,000)
Runner-ups East Bengal 30 lakh (US$42,000)
Golden glove Vishal Kaith 3 lakh (US$4,200)
Golden boot David Lalhlasanga 3 lakh (US$4,200)
Golden ball Nandhakumar Sekar 4 lakh (US$5,600)

Man of the Match awards

Match Man of the Match Match Man of the Match Match Man of the Match
Player Club Player Club Player Club
Match 1 India Liston Colaco Mohun Bagan SG Match 16 India Ashangbam Aphaoba Singh Odisha Match 31 France Romain Philippoteaux NorthEast United
Match 2 India Parthib Gogoi NorthEast United Match 17 India Seriton Fernandes Goa Match 32 India David Lalhlansanga Mohammedan
Match 3 India William Pauliankhum Rajasthan United Match 18 India Nandhakumar Sekar East Bengal Match 33 India Bidyashagar Singh Kerala Blasters
Match 4 Spain Alberto Noguera Mumbai City Match 19 Spain Nili Perdomo Gokulam Kerala Match 34 India Sairuat Kima Rajasthan United
Match 5 India Ramhlunchhunga Hyderabad Match 20 India Ronney Kharbudon Shillong Lajong Match 35 India Aaren D'Silva Hyderabad
Match 6 India Harmanjot Singh Khabra East Bengal Match 21 Brazil Rafael Crivellaro Chennaiyin Match 36 India Robin Yadav Bengaluru
Match 7 India Bhabindra Malla Thakuri Indian Army Match 22 India Vivek Kumar Indian Air Force Match 37
Match 8 France Hugo Boumous Mohun Bagan SG Match 23 Spain Carlos Martínez Goa Match 38
Match 9 Morocco Noah Sadaoui Goa Match 24 India Nandhakumar Sekar East Bengal Match 39
Match 10 India Lalengmawia Ralte Mumbai City Match 25 India Ashley Alban Koli Jamshedpur Match 40
Match 11 India Girik Khosla Delhi Match 26 India Suresh Meitei Indian Army Match 41
Match 12 India Shibinraj Kunniyil Indian Air Force Match 27 India Vanlalhriatzuala K Delhi Match 42
Match 13 Scotland Connor Shields Chennaiyin Match 28 India Bekey Oram Bengaluru Match 43
Match 14 Bangladesh Ashraful Islam Rana Bangladesh Bangladesh Army Match 29 India Bipin Singh Mumbai City
Match 15 Argentina Alexis Gómez Mohammedan Match 30 Cameroon Zacharie Mbenda Bodoland

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