Among the following football tournaments held in India which one is the oldest football competition in India?

Options :
  1. Santosh Trophy
  2. Durand Cup
  3. B. C. Roy Trophy
  4. Federation Cup
Answer and Explanation :-

Answer: Option 2


The Durand Football Tournament was started at Simla in the year 1888 by Sir Henry Mortimer Durand, who was then, the Foreign Secretary to Govt. of India. Durand is the third oldest football tournament in the world and oldest in Asia and India. The original tournament committee had the Political Secretary as ex-officio President and the local military officer as Honorary Secretary. Their Excellencies the Viceroy and Commander-in-Chief were the Patron-in-Chief and Vice Patron-in-Chief respectively. At first it was effectively an Army cup and largely the preserve of the British troops in India, but over the years it widened its appeal and opened up to civilian teams, until it became a more open and conventional sporting contest. It is now one of the leading prizes in Indian football. The final major administrative change was when the Army passed on the actual running of the Tournament to a civilian administration in 2006. The Army presence is maintained by the participation of several military teams, including an Army XI, which won the competition as recently as 2005.

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