Services Win 70th Santosh Trophy Football Title [ Current Affairs ]

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The 70th edition of Santosh Trophy Football Championships title 2016 has been won by a Services by beating hosts Maharashtra. The Services defeated host team Maharashtra by 2 - 1 goal score in the final match played at SEC Railway Stadium, Nagpur (Maharashtra).

  • In the space of 11 minutes two goals were scored by Tudu of winning team at (26th and 37th) minutes.
  • Mohammed Shabaz has scored single goal for Maharashtra at the 15th minute.
  • With this win, Services has won this title for fifth time earlier in year 1961, 2012, 2013 and 2015.

About Santosh Trophy:

  • It is an annual Indian football tournament played in India.
  • It was founded in 1941.
  • This trophy is named after the late Maharaja Sir Manmatha Nath Roy Chowdhary of Santosh (that is now in Bangladesh), he has served as the president of the India Football Association.
  • This tournament has 16 team.
  • Bengal is a first time winner of this trophy and from that he lead the winners list with 31 winning title.

- Published on: March 14, 2016