Karnataka football team

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

ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಕಾಲ್ಚೆಂಡು ತಂಡ
Full nameKarnataka football team
Founded1941; 83 years ago (1941)
(as Mysore football team)
GroundBangalore Football Stadium
OwnerKarnataka State Football Association
Head coachRavi Babu Raju
LeagueSantosh Trophy
2023–24Final round

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.[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).[3]

Squad edit

Current squad edit

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
10 FW   IND Ankith P
22 GK   IND Srijith R.
23 GK   IND Kevin Koshy
1 GK   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
9 MF   IND Kamalesh P
14 DF   IND Johnson A
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF   IND Shajan Franklin
8 MF   IND Bekey Oram
7 MF   IND Karthik Govind Swamy (C)
17 FW   IND Rajaganapathy K
18 DF   IND Prashanth Kalinga
19 DF   IND Pradison Mariyadasan
11 FW   IND Abhishek Shankar Powar
12 FW   IND Shelton Paul M.
16 FW   IND Jacob John Kattokaren
20 DF   IND Satish Kumar M R
24 MF   IND Appu

Honours edit

Performance in AFC competitions edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Karnataka State Football Association".
  2. ^ "Santosh Trophy Winners". RSSSF.
  3. ^ Ghosh, Soumo (22 September 2021). "The Last Goal – Remembering Cristiano Junior". the-aiff.com. New Delhi: All India Football Federation. Archived from the original on 23 October 2021. Retrieved 15 February 2023.
  4. ^ 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)