The 2022 Durand Cup, also known as IndianOil Durand Cup due to sponsorship ties with Indian Oil Corporation, was the 131st edition of the Durand Cup, the oldest football tournament in Asia, and also the first edition since it was supported by the Asian Football Confederation.[1] This year for the first time the tournament was played in more than one venue.[2] 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 governments Assam and Manipur.[3]

2022 IndianOil Durand Cup
Official logo for the 2022 edition
Tournament details
CountryIndia
Venue(s)Kolkata, Guwahati and Imphal
Dates16 August – 18 September
Teams20
Final positions
ChampionsBengaluru (1st title)
Runner-upMumbai City
Tournament statistics
Matches played47
Goals scored133 (2.83 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Lallianzuala Chhangte (7 goals)
Best playerGreg Stewart
Best goalkeeperAntonio Dylan (2 clean sheets)
All statistics correct as of 18 September 2022.
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This was the first season of the tournament wherein every club in the top tier Indian Super League has been mandated to participate, along with 5 selected clubs from the I-League, and the four teams representing the armed forces.[4]

Goa was the defending champion, having defeated Mohammedan in the 2021 final, but this time they couldn't progress beyond the group stage. The final was an all-ISL affair for the first time, and Bengaluru won their first-ever Durand Cup by defeating the debutants – Mumbai City by 2–1.[5]

Teams edit

A total of 20 teams participated in the Indian football season opener: 11 clubs from the top division Indian Super League, 5 clubs from I-League and the traditional 4 teams representing the Indian Armed Forces.

Locations of the participating clubs in Durand Cup (excluding the Indian Armed Forces teams)
Team Head coach Captain Location
  Indian Super League clubs
ATK Mohun Bagan[6]   Juan Ferrando   Pritam Kotal Kolkata, West Bengal
Bengaluru[7]   Simon Grayson   Sunil Chhetri Bengaluru, Karnataka
East Bengal[8]   Stephen Constantine   Cleiton Silva Kolkata, West Bengal
Chennaiyin[9]   Thomas Brdarić   Anirudh Thapa Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Goa[10]   Deggie Cardozo   Lesly Rebello Margao, Goa
Hyderabad[11]   Manolo Márquez   João Victor Hyderabad, Telangana
Jamshedpur[12]   Carlos Santamarina   Sandip Mandi Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
Kerala Blasters [13]   Tomasz Tchórz   Sachin Suresh Kochi, Kerala
Mumbai City[14]   Des Buckingham   Mourtada Fall Mumbai, Maharashtra
NorthEast United[15]   Subam Rabha   Sampow Rongmei Guwahati, Assam
Odisha[16]   Josep Gombau   Carlos Delgado Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  I-League clubs
Mohammedan[17]   Andrey Chernyshov   Marcus Joseph Kolkata, West Bengal
NEROCA[18]   Khogen Singh   Naorem Tondomba Singh Imphal, Manipur
Rajasthan United[19]   Pushpender Kundu   Aydar Mambetaliev Jaipur, Rajasthan
Sudeva Delhi[20]   Chencho Dorji   Nischal Chandan New Delhi, Delhi
TRAU   Nandakumar Singh   Komron Tursunov Imphal, Manipur
  Indian Armed Force teams
Army Green   Robikanta Singh   PC Lallawmkima
Army Red   Mileswamy Govindaraju Ramachandran   Jain P Kolkata, West Bengal
Indian Air Force   Priya Darshan   Shibinraj Kunniyil New Delhi, Delhi
Indian Navy   Abhilash Vasantha Nair   Vishnu Velutha Kulathil

Several top I-League clubs, most notably previous season's champions Gokulam Kerala, withdrew from the tournament. Gokulam cited improper scheduling, therefore chose to solely focus on league games, as they got replaced by Sudeva Delhi.

Venues edit

A total of 47 matches were played across 3 cities: Kolkata, Guwahati and Imphal, with 27 matches played in Kolkata, including the knock-out fixtures, and 10 matches each played in Guwahati and Imphal.[21][22][23]

Kolkata
Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Kishore Bharati Krirangan
Capacity: 85,000 Capacity: 12,000
   
Guwahati Imphal
Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium Khuman Lampak Stadium
Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 35,285
 

Prize money edit

Position Amount
Golden Glove 3 lakh (US$3,800)
Golden Boot 3 lakh (US$3,800)
Golden Ball 3 lakh (US$3,800)
Runner-ups 30 lakh (US$38,000)
Champions 50 lakh (US$63,000)
Total 89 lakh (US$110,000)

Marketing edit

Official sponsors and partners edit

Source: Durand Cup on Twitter

Trophy tour edit

The Durand Football Tournament Society (DFTS) organised a 15-day trophy tour prior to the beginning of the tournament.[24] The tour was flagged off at the Eastern Command headquarters at Fort William in Kolkata on 19 July in the presence of the DFTS Chairman and Chief of Staff (Eastern Command) – Lt. Gen. KK Repswal, the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs (Government of West Bengal) – Aroop Biswas and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (Eastern Command) – Lt. Gen. RP Kalita.[25] The Durand Cup, along with the President Cup and the Shimla Cup, visited Guwahati on 21 July, Imphal from 24–25 July, Jaipur from 27–28 July and a number of cities in Goa from 2–3 August before returning to Kolkata, where the tour was flagged in on 12 August at Gostha Pal Sarani, in front of the statue of legendary Indian footballer Gostha Pal.[25][26] The destinations for the tour is selected particularly keeping in mind that Guwahati and Imphal are the first time hosts for the tournament, a Rajasthani team from Jaipur would be participating for the first time after forty years, and the defending champions hail from Goa.[25]

Official song edit

On 12 August, the DFTS released a theme song along with a music video to commemorate the age-old tournament entering a new era with the first time recognition from the AFC and participation of all ISL clubs. The song was titled "Durand...Durand" which was sung and performed by Papon, Shaan and Rewben Mashangva.[1][27][28] The song was live performed on the opening matchdays at the three respective host venues by Papon and Mashangva.[29]

Group stage edit

Group A edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MOH BEN JAM GOA IAF
1 Mohammedan (H) 4 3 1 0 9 2 +7 10 Qualify for the Knockout stage 1–1 3–0 3–1 2–0
2 Bengaluru 4 2 2 0 9 4 +5 8 2–1 2–2 4–0
3 Jamshedpur 4 2 0 2 4 6 −2 6 1–0 2–1
4 Goa 4 1 1 2 4 6 −2 4 1–0
5 Indian Air Force 4 0 0 4 1 9 −8 0
Source: Sportstar
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored; 6) drawing of lots
(H) Hosts

Group B edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MCI RUN AMB EAB INA
1 Mumbai City 4 2 1 1 13 7 +6 7[a] Qualify for the Knockout stage 5–1 4–1
2 Rajasthan United 4 2 1 1 6 7 −1 7[a] 2–0
3 ATK Mohun Bagan (H) 4 2 1 1 6 4 +2 7[a] 1–1 2–3 2–0
4 East Bengal (H) 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5 4–3 0–0 0–1 0–0
5 Indian Navy 4 0 1 3 1 8 −7 1
Source: Sportstar
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored; 6) drawing of lots
(H) Hosts
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Head-to-head points: Mumbai City 4, Rajasthan United 3, ATK Mohun Bagan 1.

Group C edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification HYD CHE ARR NER TRA
1 Hyderabad 4 3 0 1 8 2 +6 9 Qualify for the Knockout stage 3–1
2 Chennaiyin 4 2 1 1 9 6 +3 7 2–2
3 Army Red 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5 1–0 0–0
4 NEROCA (H) 4 1 1 2 3 6 −3 4 0–3 0–2 3–1
5 TRAU (H) 4 1 0 3 4 10 −6 3 0–2 1–4 2–1
Source: Sportstar
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored; 6) drawing of lots
(H) Hosts

Group D edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ODI KER ARG NEU SDE
1 Odisha 4 4 0 0 11 0 +11 12 Qualify for the Knockout stage 2–0 6–0 3–0
2 Kerala Blasters 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3 7 2–0
3 Army Green 4 1 1 2 3 4 −1 4 0–1 0–0
4 NorthEast United (H) 4 1 0 3 3 12 −9 3 0–6 0–3 1–3 2–0
5 Sudeva Delhi 4 0 2 2 1 6 −5 2 1–1
Source: Sportstar
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored; 6) drawing of lots
(H) Hosts

Knockout stage edit

Bracket edit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
Mohammedan3
 
 
 
Kerala Blasters0
 
Mohammedan0
 
 
 
Mumbai City1
 
Mumbai City (a.e.t.)5
 
 
 
Chennaiyin3
 
Mumbai City1
 
 
 
Bengaluru2
 
Odisha1
 
 
 
Bengaluru (a.e.t.)2
 
Bengaluru1
 
 
 
Hyderabad0
 
Hyderabad3
 
 
Rajasthan United1
 

Quarter-finals edit

Matches edit

QF–1
Mohammedan3–0Kerala Blasters
  • Faiaz   17'
  • Dauda   59', 84'
Report
  • Basith   86'
  • Gigi   90'
QF–2
Odisha1–2 (a.e.t.)Bengaluru
Report
QF–3
Mumbai City5–3 (a.e.t.)Chennaiyin
Report
Referee: Aditya Purkayastha
QF–4
Hyderabad3–1Rajasthan United
Report

Semi-finals edit

Matches edit

SF–1
Mohammedan0–1Mumbai City
Report
Referee: Rahul Kumar Gupta
SF–2
Bengaluru1–0Hyderabad
Report

Final edit

Mumbai City1–2Bengaluru
Report

Statistics edit

As of 18 September 2022

Top scorers edit

Rank Player Team Goals
1   Lallianzuala Chhangte Mumbai City 7
2   Greg Stewart Mumbai City 6
3   Bartholomew Ogbeche Hyderabad 5
  Sivasakthi Narayanan Bengaluru
5   Saúl Crespo Odisha 3
  Jerry Mawihmingthanga Odisha
  Mohammed Aimen Kerala Blasters
  Sunil Chhetri Bengaluru
  Roy Krishna Bengaluru
  Petar Slišković Chennaiyin
Hattricks
Player Goals Round Against Result Date
  Greg Stewart 3 QF Chennaiyin 5–3 11 September 2022

Note: The team's score of the scorer is denoted first in the result row.

Most clean sheets edit

Rank Player Team Clean sheets
1   Antonio Dylan Odisha 2
  Kamaljit Singh East Bengal
  Sankar Roy Mohammedan
  Lalthuammawia Ralte Odisha
  Sachin Suresh Kerala Blasters
  Vishal Kaith ATK Mohun Bagan

Discipline edit

Most yellow cards edit

Most red cards edit

Season awards edit

References edit

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