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Services won the 69th edition of Santosh Trophy of Football

Mar 16, 2015 19:14 IST

Services on 15 March 2015 won the 69th edition of Santosh Trophy of football which is also called Senior National football championship. In the final played at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana, Punjab, it defeated hosts Punjab 5-4 via tie-breaker.

With this, Services won the Santosh trophy for the fourth time. Earlier it had won the trophy in 2013, 2012 and 1961.

During the tiebreaker all the five players of Services including Captain Anthony, Vibin, Francis Zonuntulnga, Arun Tudu and Rakesh Singh scored goal for the winners.

Parmjit Singh from Punjab failed to score goal during that crucial juncture, resulting in their defeat.

About Santosh Trophy

Santosh Trophy is an annual Indian football tournament which is also called Senior National football championship.

The tournament first began in 1941 and was named after the late Maharaja Sir Manmatha Nath Roy Chowdhary of Santosh, which is now in Bangladesh.

The first winners were Bengal, who also leads the all-time winners list with 31 titles to date.

The 68th edition of the Santosh trophy was won by Mizoram in 2014. They had defeated Railways in the final.

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