Karnataka football team

The Karnataka football team (Kannada: ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಕಾಲ್ಚೆಂಡು ತಂಡ, romanized: Karnaṭaka kaalchenḍu tanḍa) is an Indian football team representing Karnataka in Indian state football competitions including the Santosh Trophy.[1]

ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಕಾಲ್ಚೆಂಡು ತಂಡ
Full nameKarnataka football team
GroundBangalore Football Stadium
OwnerKarnataka State Football Association
Head coachRavi Babu Raju
LeagueSantosh Trophy

They have appeared in the Santosh Trophy finals 9 times, and have won the trophy 4 times. Prior to 1972, the team competed as Mysore football team.[2] During the 1969 Asian Champion Club Tournament (which is now known as AFC Champions League), they reached the semifinals (then known as Mysore State).


Current squadEdit

The following 22 players were called up prior to the 2022–23 Santosh Trophy

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
22 GK   IND Srijith R.
23 GK   IND Kevin Koshy
  IND Satyajit Bordoloi
2 DF   IND M. Sunil Kumar
3 DF   IND Robin Yadav
4 DF   IND Nikhil G.
5 DF   IND Manoj Swamy Kannan
6 MF   IND F Lalremtluanga
  IND Kamalesh P
  IND Ankith P
  IND Johnson A
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF   IND Shajan Franklin
8 MF   IND Bekey Oram
7 MF   IND Karthik Govind Swamy
  IND Rajaganapathy K
  IND Prashanth Kalinga
  IND Pradison Mariyadasan
11 FW   IND Abhishek Shankar Powar
12 FW   IND Shelton Paul M.
16 FW   IND Jacob John Kattokaren
  IND Satish Kumar M R
  IND Appu


  • B.C. Roy Trophy
    • Winners (4): 1962–63, 1978–79, 1991–92, 2002–03
    • Runners-up (3): 1965–66, 1971–72, 2003–04

Performance in AFC competitionsEdit


  1. ^ "Karnataka State Football Association".
  2. ^ "Santosh Trophy Winners". RSSSF.
  3. ^ Mukherjee, Soham; Easwar, Nisanth V (1 April 2020). "How have Indian clubs fared in AFC Champions League and AFC Cup?". goal.com. Goal. Archived from the original on 15 April 2021. Retrieved 23 March 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)