National Football League Second Division (India)

The National Football League Second Division (NFL 2nd Division) was a league competition featuring football clubs from India. Founded in 1997 through the All India Football Federation (AIFF), the NFL was the first second division football league in India to be organized on a national scale.[1][2] The NFL Second Division was eventually replaced by the I-League 2nd Division for the 2007-08 season.[3]

National Football League Second Division
Founded1997
Folded2007
(reformed as the I-League 2nd Division)
CountryIndia India
ConfederationAFC
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toNational Football League
Relegation toNational Football League Third Division
Domestic cup(s)Federation Cup
Durand Cup
Last championsSalgaocar[1]
(2006–07)
Most championshipsState Bank of Travancore
(2 titles) [1]

ClubsEdit

More than 120 different professional and semi-professional clubs played in the league from the beginning in 1997-98 to last season 2006-07.[4][5][6][7][8]

All Clubs
Club City/State/UT Seasons in NFL-II
Kerala Police Thiruvananthapuram 1997-98
Tollygunge Agragami FC Kolkata 1997-98, 2005–06
Eastern Sporting Union Imphal 1997-98,1999-00, 2000–01, 2002-03
BSF FC Jalandhar 1997-98, 1998–99, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2006–07
Mohammedan Kolkata 1997-98, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2004-05
Tisco FC Bihar 1997-98
TBL FC Mizoram 1997-98
City Club Delhi 1997-98
2nd Assam Special Reserved Force Diphu 1997-98
Indian Telephone Industries Limited Bangalore 1997-98, 2003–04
Sesa Sports Club Goa 1997-98
State Bank of Travancore Thiruvananthapuram 1997-98, 1998–99, 2002–03, 2005–06, 2007–08
Central Railway Mumbai 1997-98, 2000–01, 2002–03
South Central Railway Secunderabad 1997-98
Southern Railway Chennai 1997-98
Integral Coach Factory Perambur 1998-99, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004-05
Assam Police Assam 1998-99
Orissa Police Orissa 1998-99
Sagolband United FC Imphal 1998-99
Railsima Tigers Hyderabad 1998-99
Indian Air Force New Delhi 1998-99, 2004–05
Calcutta Port Trust Kolkata 1998-99, 2001–02, 2002–03
Blood Mouth FC Agartala 1998-99, 2002–03
Nongthimai SCC Shillong 1998-99
Vasco SC Vasco da Gama, Goa 1998-99, 1999-00, 2005–06, 2006-07
Indian National FC New Delhi 1999-00, 2000–01, 2002–03
Indian Bank Recreational Club Chennai 1999-00, 2000–01, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07
State Bank of India Hyderabad 1999-00
Assam Rifles Assam 1999-00, 2000–01, 2005–06
Bengal Mumbai FC Mumbai 1998-99, 1999-00, 2001–02, 2004-05
Langsning SC Shillong 1999-00, 2000–01, 2002–03
Rail Couch Factory Kapurthala 1999-00, 2001–02, 2003–04
Air India FC Mumbai 1999-00, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004-05
Tata Football Academy Jamshedpur 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005-06
Dinthar FC Mizoram 1999-00
Benares Dynamo FC Benares 1999-00
Indian Overseas Bank Chennai 1999-00
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited SC Bangalore 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06
Youngsters Club Chandigarh 1999-00
Pondicherry Police Pondicherry 1999-00, 2006–07
Jorba Durga Club Orissa 1999-00, 2000–01, 2001–02
Himalyan Tigers FC Himachal Pradesh 2000-01, 2006–07
City Club Haryana 2000-01
FC Punjab Police Jalandhar 2000-01, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07
J&K Bank FC Srinagar 2000-01, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2006–07
39 Gorkha Training Center Varanasi 2000-01
Chandigarh Police Chandigarh 2000-01, 2002–03
Agiye Chalo Sangha Agartala 2000-01, 2001–02
Football Club of Mizoram Mizoram 2000-01
Nagaland Police Nagaland 2000-01
Dempo SC Goa 2000-01
Sporting Clube de Goa Goa 2000-01, 2002–03
City Police Ahmedabad 2000-01
Central Reserve Police Force SC Neemuch 2000-01, 2002–03
Nivia Club Kota 2000-01, 2001–02
Central Exercise Recreation Club Kochi 2000-01
State Bank of Hyderabad Hyderabad 2000-01, 2001–02
Pax of Nagoa Goa 2001-02
Titanium XI Thiruvananthapuram 2001-02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004-05
Providence FC Vadodara 2001-02
Karnataka State Police Karnataka 2001-02, 2002–03, 2004–05
Manjela Club A Daman and Diu 2001-02
Assam State Electricity Board SC Assam 2001-02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004-05
Hindustan Club Delhi 2001-02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004-05
Uttar Pradesh Police Uttar Pradesh 2001-02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2006–07
Boys Athletic Club Gangtok 2001-02
Chennai Costoms Chennai 2001-02
CIL Bangalore Bangalore 2001-02
Kerala State Electricity Board Kerala 2001-02, 2003–04, 2006–07
Young Challenger Pondicherry 2001-02, 2004–05
Audit G Chandigarh 2001-02
Raj Milk FC Patna 2001-02, 2002–03, 2003–04
Jammu & Kashmir Police Jammu & Kashmir 2001-02
Manipur Police Manipur 2001-02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004-05
Lajong Sports Club Shillong 2001-02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2006–07
Himachal Tigers Himachal Pradesh 2001-02
Central Railway Madhya Pradesh 2001-02
Chottu Ram Zamindar Club Sonepat 2001-02
Assam A Team Assam 2001-02
NEROCA FC Manipur 2001-02, 2003–04
Education Department Nagaland 2001-02
Bhratri Sangha Kolkata 2001-02
Punjab State Electricity Board Punjab 2002-03
Rewari FC Rewari 2002-03
Him Club Shimla 2002-03
1st Mizoram Armed Police Aizawl 2002-03
Oil India FC Duliajan 2002-03, 2003–04
Fransa FC Goa 2002-03, 2003–04
Border Security Force Jodhpur 2002-03
Reserve Bank of India Ahmedabad 2002-03
Satyabhama Engineering College Pondicherry 2002-03
Madras Engineering Group Bangalore 2002-03
AG's Office Recreation Club Chennai 2002-03
FC Kochin Kochi 2002-03, 2003–04
Everready Sports Association Kolkata 2003-04, 2004–05, 2005–06
Haywards 2000 Holi Family Mumbai 2003-04
Controllerate of Inspection Electronics 2003-04
Gujarat Police Gujarat 2003-04
Nine Bullets Agartala 2004-05, 2006–07
Azad Sporting Club Patna 2004-05
SAI Centre Cuttack 2004-05, 2006–07
Sports College FC Haldwani 2004-05
Cabral Sports Club Goa 2004-05
Madras Sporting Union Chennai 2004-05
Churchill Brothers FC Goa Goa 2005-06
Simla Youngs FC New Delhi 2005-06
Army XI 2005-06, 2006–07
Chandigarh FC Chandigarh 2006-07
Amity United FC Haryana 2006-07
Uttranchal Police Uttaranchal 2006-07
Shastri FC New Delhi 2006-07
South-East-Central Railway Chhattisgarh 2006-07
Tata Steel Jharkhand 2006-07
Patliputra FC Bihar 2006-07
Viva Kerala FC Kerala 2006-07
SAI Bangalore Bangalore 2006-07
Assam Police Blues Assam 2006-07
1st Battalion MA Police Mizoram 2006-07
Chirag United FC Kolkata 2006-07
ONGC FC Mumbai 2006-07
Salgaocar FC Goa 2006-07

ChampionsEdit

Season Champions
(number of titles)
1997–98 Tollygunge Agragami
1998–99 State Bank of Travancore
1999–2000 Air India
2000–01 HAL
2001–02 Dempo
2002–03 Sporting Goa
2003–04 State Bank of Travancore (2)
2004–05 Mohammedan
2005–06 Tata FA
2006–07 Salgaocar

Edit

Season Promoted as champions Promoted as Runners-up Promoted as replacement
1997-98 Tollygunge Agragami ITI -
1998-99 State Bank of Travancore Border Security Force -
1999-2000 Air India Vasco -
2000-01 HAL Punjab Police -
2001-02 Dempo Indian Bank -
2002-03 Sporting Goa Mohammedan -
2003-04 State Bank of Travancore Fransa-Pax -
2004-05 Mohammedan Air India -
2005-06 Tata FA[Note] Churchill Brothers HAL[Note]
2006-07 Salgaocar Viva Kerala -
Notes
  1. ^
    Promotion: HAL were promoted due to Tata FA refusal to professionalise.
  2. [9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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