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2019 Durand Cup: Gokulam Kerala FC beats Mohun Bagan

Gokulam Kerala FC won Durand Cup 2019 football tournament by beating Mohun Bagan in final held at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. Gokulam Kerala FC beat Mohun Bagan with 2-1 as captain Marcus Joseph scored a goal in each half to lead his side to Durand Cup glory. This was Gokulam Kerala FC’s debut season.

Key Highlights

With this win the Gokulam Kerala FC becomes 2nd club from Kerala to win the crown after 22 years. In 1997, the I.M. Vijayan-led FC Kochin was 1st kerela club to claim title.

Marcus Joseph scored his 10th and 11th goal of tournament to help Gokulam Kerala FC win.

2019 Durand Cup’s Award-

Golden Ball & Golden Boot awards won by Gokulam Kerala FC forward Marcus Joseph.

Golden Glove: Gokulam Kerala FC’s goalkeeper CK Ubaid

About Durand Cup

Durand Cup or Durand Football Tournament is a football competition in India. It was founded in 1888 (131 years ago).

It is Asia’s oldest football tournament and 3rd oldest football tournament in world.

It is co-hosted by Durand Football Tournament Society (DFTS) and Osians.

Durand Cup 2019 was 129th edition of Durand Cup.