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Durand Cup 2023 to be Played in 3 Venues (Including Kokrajhar Bodoland)

Last updated on February 8th, 2024 at 07:57 pm

Durand Cup 2023: The 132nd edition of the Durand Cup Football Tournament will be held for the first time at Kokrajhar in Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), alongside two other host cities – Guwahati, and Kolkata. Indian Super League, I-League, I-League 2, Armed forces, Local and 2 Foreign teams will participate in the tournament. Check out the Durand Cup results of Durand Cup Winner 2023.

Durand Cup 2023 Notification

Durand Cup founder Sir Henry Mortimer Durand
Sir Henry Mortimer Durand

The Durand Cup is termed the oldest football tournament club in the Asia continent and the fifth in the world, and it first started in 1888 at Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. Since then, this Durand Cup domestic football competition has been played in India annually.

The Durand football tournament (Durand Cup) was named after the founder of the Durand Cup – Sir Henry Mortimer Durand. Sir Henry was the foreign secretary of India from 1884 to 1894. Initially, the Durand Cup was played only between the Armed Forces (British Armed Forces, Indian Army, and other Armed Units). Later the tournament was opened to Civilian teams. Mohammedan (I-League) team was the first civilian team to win the Durand Cup in 1940 (Pre-Independence Day).

Post Independence Day, in the first Durand Cup competition, Hyderabad City Police defeated Mohun Bagan AC by 1-0.

Durand Cup Trophy Tour Nationwide

In a grand ceremony held at the Manekshaw Centre in Delhi Cantt on June 30, 2023, General Manoj Pande, Chief of the Army Staff, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, Chief of Air Staff, and Mr. Kalyan Chaubey, President of the All India Football Federation (AIFF), jointly flagged off the much-anticipated “Trophy Tour” of the 132nd edition of the Durand Cup. The Durand Cup is India’s oldest football tournament and holds significant historical and sporting value in the country.

The Durand Cup 2023 Trophy Tour is scheduled to arrive in Kokrajhar on July 22nd, 2023.

What makes this tournament unique?

The Durand Cup is unique because the winning team is awarded with three prestigious trophies. These include:

  1. The Durand Cup (a rolling trophy and the original prize) 
  2. The Shimla Trophy (also a rolling trophy and first given by the residents of Shimla in 1904)
  3. The President’s Cup (for permanent keep and first presented by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, India’s first President, in 1956)

Durand Cup 2023-24 Schedule

Durand Cup 2023 Start Date: The Durand Cup 2023 date is here, and it’s a football extravaganza you won’t want to miss! This year’s edition of the prestigious tournament, which marks the 132nd anniversary of the Durand Cup, is in full swing. Durand Cup Schedule 2023 from 3rd August 2023 to 3rd September 2023, fans can enjoy a series of electrifying matches as part of the competition.

Stay tuned with the latest updates on the Durand Cup 2023 schedule time table, and Durand Cup 2023 fixtures to make sure you catch all the thrilling action. For all the football enthusiasts out there, the Durand Cup holds a special place as it boasts a rich history closely associated with the game. Whether you’re curious about the 2023 Durand Cup, eager for the Durand Cup final 2023, or just want to know more about football Durand Cup Match Schedule, we’ve got you covered with the freshest updates and insights.

Durand Cup 2023 Highlights

Event NameDurand Football Tournament 2023 | Durand Cup 2023
Edition132nd edition
Organizing BodiesDurand Football Tournament Society (DFTS)
All India Football Federation (AIFF)
Country India
Event LocationKokrajhar, Guwahati, Kolkata
Event Date3 Aug 2023 to 3 Sept 2023
Participating TeamsTotal 24 Teams are participating in 2023 Durand Cup
12 Teams from ISL
5 Teams from I-League
1 Team from I-League
3 Teams from Armed Forces
2 International Team
1 Local Team
Durand Cup Website
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Durand Cup 2023 Venue

Durand Cup 2023 Host: It will be the 2nd time that the Durand Cup football competition will be played in more than one venue. A total of three venues have been finalized, and they are Kolkata, Guwahati and Kokrajhar.

KolkataVivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan /
Salt Lake Stadium
KolkataKishore Bharati Kriringan12,000
KolkataMohun Bagan Ground22,00
KolkataEast Bengal Ground23,500
GuwahatiIndira Gandhi Athletic Stadium30,000
KokrajharSAI Stadium 10,000

To access the Durand Cup 2023 Fixtures, Groups, Match List, and Points Table, click here.

2023 Durand Cup Kokrajhar

One of the venues (host) selected for the Durand football tournament for 2023 is Kokrajhar City – the City of Peace. The Kokrajhar district is part of the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) in Assam.

Views of the SAI Kokrajhar, where the Durand Football matches will be played. The eagerly awaited football tournament will commence in Kokrajhar on August 6th, 2023, with an exciting inaugural match. All the matches of the tournament will be hosted at SAI STC Kokrajhar Stadium. A total of four teams will compete on the football field in Kokrajhar.

Durand Cup 2023 Team List with Logo

The Durand Cup, Asia’s oldest football tournament which serves as a season-opener for India’s domestic football season and is organized by the Indian Armed Forces, is gearing up for its 132nd edition. This year’s tournament will witness an expanded participation with 24 teams competing for the trophy, four more than the previous edition.

The officials have announced that Bodoland FC, a local Bodoland football team will be participating in this year’s edition of the Durand Cup. Additionally, two neighboring country teams have also been included in the tournament. 

Durand Cup Returns with International Teams After 27 years:

The 132nd edition of the Durand Cup welcomes teams from Nepal and Bangladesh after a long 27-year hiatus from the tournament.

Durand Cup Team List:

  1. Indian Super League (ISL): 12 teams of the ISL will participate in the Durand Football Tournament.
  2. I-League: Five teams will participate in the Durand Football Tournament.
  3. I-League 2: Downtown Heroes FC, a club based in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir to participate in Durand Cup 2023.
  4. Armed Forces: All three Armed forces teams to participate in this edition of Durand Cup.
  5. International Team: Three overseas teams included in the tournament.
  6. Local Team: Bodoland FC, a local team, is participating in this year’s Durand Cup as the host city.

Indian Super League (ISL) Football Team

#Club NameLogoKitClub Profile
1ATK Mohun BaganMohun_Bagan_SGATK Mohun Bagan Jersey ColorLink
2Bengaluru FCBengaluru FC LogoBengaluru FC Jersey ColorLink
3Chennaiyin FCChennaiyin FC LogoChennaiyin FC Jersey ColorLink
4East Bengal FCEast Bengal FC LogoEast Bengal FC Logo Jersey ColorLink
5FC GoaFC Goa LogoFC Goa Jersey ColorLink
6Hyderabad FCHyderabad FC LogoHyderabad FC Jersey ColorLink
7Jamshedpur FCJamshedpur FC LogoJamshedpur FC Jersey ColorLink
8Kerala Blasters FCKerala Blasters FC LogoKerala Blasters FC Jersey ColorLink
9Mumbai City FCMumbai City FC LogoMumbai City FC Jersey ColorLink
10NorthEast United FCNorthEast United FC LogoNorthEast United FC Jersey ColorLink
11Odisha FCOdisha FC LogoOdisha FC Jersey ColorLink
12RoundGlass Punjab FCRoundGlass Punjab FC LogoRoundGlass Punjab FC Jersey ColorLink

I-League Football Team

I-League is the second-tier men’s professional football competition of the Indian Football League System after the ISL. I-League is also known as Hero I-League for the Sponsorship reason.

#I-League ClubsLogoKitClub Profile
1Delhi FCDelhi FCDelhi FC KitLink
2Shillong Lajong FCShillong Lajong FC LogoShillong Lajong FC KitLink
3Gokulam Kerala FCGokulam Kerala FC LogoGokulam Kerala FC KitLink
4Mohammedan Sporting ClubMohammedan SC LogoMohammedan Sporting Club KitLink
5Rajasthan UnitedRajasthan United FC LogoRajasthan United FC KitLink

I-League 2 Team

#Club NameLogoKitClub Profile
1Downtown Heroes FCdowntown-heroes-fcDowntown Heroes FC KitLink

Indian Armed Forces Football Team

#Club NameLogoKitClub Profile
1Indian Army Football TeamArmy_RedRed ArmyLink
2Indian Air Force Indian_Air_ForceIndian Air Force Football Club Jersey Color - Home, Away,and Third ColorsLink
3Indian NavyIndian_NavyIndian Navy JerseyLink

International Team

Sl. NoClub NameCountry FlagClub LogoKitClub Profile
1Bangladesh Army Football TeamBangladesh Flag
Bangladesh_Army_Football_TeamBangladesh Army Football Team KitLink
3Tribhuvan Army Football Club Nepal
Tribhuvan Army FT NepalLink

Local Team

Bodoland Football Club (FC), a local team, has secured a special opportunity to participate in this year’s 132nd edition of the Durand Cup 2023 due to Kokrajhar being the host city. However, it is uncertain if Bodoland FC will be included in the tournament next year.

#Club NameLogoClub Profile
1Bodoland FCBodoland_FCLink

Durand Cup Knockout Stage

The qualified Teams for quarter Finals are:

  1. East Bengal
  2. Mumbai City
  3. Gokulam Kerala
  4. FC Goa
  5. Chennaiyin
  6. Indian Army
  7. NorthEast United
  8. Mohun Bagan

Durand Cup Quarter Final:

The teams that have advanced to Durand Cup Quarter Finals along with their fixtures are:

Durand Cup Quarterfinal Fixtures Schedule | 6 PM

Quarter Final Date Stadium Teams Score Winner
Durand Cup quarterfinal 1 24 Aug (Thu) IGAS, Guwahati Indian Army 0 Northeast United
NorthEast United 1
Durand Cup quarterfinal 2 25 Aug (Fri) VYBK, Kolkata East Bengal 2 East Bengal
Gokulam Kerala 1
Durand Cup quarterfinal 3 26 Aug (Sat) IGAS, Guwahati FC Goa 4 FC Goa
Chennaiyin FC 1
Durand Cup quarterfinal 4 27 Aug (Sun) VYBK, Kolkata Mumbai City 1 Mohun Bagan
Mohun Bagan 3

Durand Cup Semi-Final:

The Durand Cup Semi-finals will be held on Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata. Here are teams that have advanced to Durand Cup Semi-Finals are:

  1. Northeast United
  2. East Bengal
  3. FC Goa
  4. Mohun Bagan

Durand Cup 2023 Semi-Final Fixtures Schedule | 6 pm

Semi-Final Date Teams Score Winner
Durand Cup Semi-Final 1 29 Aug (Tue) NorthEast United 2 (3 Pen) East Bengal
East Bengal 2 (5 Pen)
Durand Cup Semi-Final 2 31 Aug (Thu) FC Goa 1 Mohun Bagan
Mohun Bagan SG 2

Durand Cup 2023 Final

Durand Cup 2023 Winner: Mohun Bagan Super Giant

Durand cup 2023 runners up: East Bengal

Durand Cup Final Score Table

Final Date Teams Score  Winner
3 Sep (Sunday) East Bengal 0 Mohun Bagan
Mohun Bagan 1

Mohun Bagan Super Giant won the Durand Cup 2023 title on Sunday, September 3rd, at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Kriangan in Kolkata. They secured the victory by defeating their rivals, East Bengal, with a score of 1-0. Dimitri Petratos played a crucial role by scoring the decisive goal at the 71st minute mark.

Recalling the victory of the Durand Cup 2022 winner, Bengaluru FC, an ISL club, achieved triumph by overcoming Mumbai City (ISL club) with a score of 2-1. Their debut win is a glimpse of the future legends that the tournament will foster.

Broadcasting | Watch Durand Cup Live Telecast 2023

Where can I watch the Durand Cup 2023 Live Score, and where can I watch the Durand Cup live stream?

Durand Cup 2023 Live Streaming Info: The Durand Cup tournament matches can be watch through Durand Cup 2023 Online Streaming Platforms. You have the opportunity to experience the Durand Cup 2023 Live Telecast on television and mobile devices through online platforms, while also staying informed about the Durand Cup live scores. To catch the Durand Cup live matches, you can tune Durand Cup 2023 Telecast into Sony Sports Ten 2 and SonyLiv for Durand Cup 2023 live coverage and online streaming. Subscription prices for this telecast range from as low as 299 to a maximum of 999.

Additionally, you can also experience the excitement offline in the stadiums, along with options for ticket booking.

Durand Cup 2023 Ticket Booking for Stadium Experience

The Durand Cup 2023 is taking place across three venues and six stadiums. Football fans have the flexibility of both online and offline ticket booking options to watch Durand Cup 2023 matches live.

Durand Cup Online Ticket Booking

For a seamless and convenient booking process for Guwahati and Kolkata venue, head to the BookMyShow website. Navigate to the sports category, select the Durand Cup 2023 match you wish to attend, and proceed with the online Durand Cup ticket booking. The ticket cost ranges from 50 to 100; choose according to your budget.

For Kokrajhar, online tickets are available on

Click on Durand Cup 2023 Ticket Booking for more details.

Durand Cup Offline Ticket Booking

If you prefer Durand Cup tickets booking traditional methods, tickets are available for purchase directly from designated ticket counters.

In Kokrajhar, the tickets are being sold at KDSA Stadium, with varying prices for different seats.

Stay updated with the Durand Cup 2023 live score, as it will be updated below daily during the ongoing matches. Keep visiting Durand Cup 2023 Fixtures page for Durand Cup Live Stream updates.

Also Read, Durand Cup 2023 opening ceremony for the details of the inauguration.

Durand Cup Prize Money

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

Click on Durand Cup Prize Money for more details about the awards and prize money for Durand Cup.

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FAQ about Durand Cup 2023 Football Competition

1. When WON the Durand Cup 2023?

Mohun Bagan Super Giant won the Durand Cup 2023 by Defeating the arch-rivals East Bengal with 1-0 score at Vivekananda Yuba Bharatai Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata.

2. Where is the Durand Cup 2023 venue?

The hosting venues for Durand Cup 2023 will span across three cities: Guwahati, Kolkata, and Kokrajhar, with a total of six stadiums selected for the tournament. Kolkata will be the location for four of these stadiums, while Guwahati and Kokrajhar will each have one stadium designated for hosting the matches.

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