(Last Updated on : 29/04/2016)
Calcutta Football League is an oldest football tournament in Asia. It belongs to the people of Kolkata, who love to play football. Kolkata
is a place, where football was much more stressed than cricket in colonial era. Calcutta Football League is popular only in Kolkata, West Bengal. Before independence, Calcutta Football League was popular, but due to the lack of infrastructure, it does not help the players to improve in world class football tournaments.
System of Calcutta Football League
Calcutta Football League (CFL) is the football league system where several football clubs of Kolkata (Calcutta) participate. Some of the teams are Tollygaunge Agragami
, Kingfisher East Bengal Athletic Club
, Mohammedan Sporting Club
and Mohun Bagan Athletic Club
. It currently consists of seven-tier pyramid system.
Management of Calcutta Football League
Indian Football Association (IFA) conducts the Calcutta Football League with 157 mostly Kolkata based clubs and units. Started in 1898, this league is the oldest league in Asia and one of the oldest in the world.
Players of Calcutta Football League
There are about 8500 directly registered players of IFA who participate in Calcutta Football League.
Divisions of Calcutta Football League
With the season starting 2015, the clubs were redistributed in to these six divisions: Premier Division, Premier Division A, First Division, Second Division, Third Division, Fourth Division and Fifth Division.
Leagues of Calcutta Football League
Calcutta Football League has usually in each division. It is the 10-team league that plays a single leg, in which all teams played against each other. Then in the second leg, the leagues are divided into a top and bottom half.
Teams of Calcutta Football League
Calcutta Football League has the top 5 teams played for the title while the bottom 5 played against each other to avoid relegation to a lower division. The most successful clubs participating in the top-tier of the league includes East Bengal Club, Mohun Bagan and Mohammedan Sporting Club. However, since 1982, the league has been won by either East Bengal or Mohun Bagan.
Indian Football Clubs
Kingfisher East Bengal FC, Indian Football Club
Indian Super League
Indian National Football Team
Football Tournaments in India
Indian Football Clubs
|East Bengal Football Club
|Mohun Bagan Football Club
|Mohammedan Football Club
|Calcutta Football Club
|Dalhousie Football Club
|Durham Light Infantry Football Club
|Black Watch Football Club
|Gordon Light Infantry Football Club
|King's Regiment Football Club
|N Staffordshire Regiment Football Club
|Royal Irish Rifles Football Club
|Scottish Borderers Football Club
|Eastern Railway Football Club