List of Champions of the Calcutta Football League:
The Calcutta Football League is the oldest league in Asia and one of the oldest in the World. It was started by the British at the end of the last century!!! Interesting is the fact that since 1934 only one club besides the Maidan big three, Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting, was able to win the league title, it was Eastern Railway in 1958. Even more interesting is that since 1982 the league title was either won by Mohun Bagan or East Bengal. The format of the league has changed a lot over the years. The current format was introduced last season. The 10-team league plays a first leg, in which all teams played against each other. Then in the second leg, the league is devided into a top and bottom half. The top 5 teams played for the title while the bottom 5 played against each other to avoid relegation.

Years Winners - Runners-Up : 1898 Gloucestershire Regiment - Rangers Club 1899 Calcutta FC 1900 Royal Irish Rifles 1901 Royal Irish Rifles 1902 King´s Own Scottish Borderers 1903 93rd Highlanders 1904 King's Own Regiment 1905 King's Own Regiment 1906 Highlander Light Infantry 1907 Calcutta FC 1908 Gordon Light Infantry 1909 Gordon Light Infantry 1910 Dalhousie 1911 70th Company RGA 1912 Black Watch 1913 Black Watch 1914 91st Highlanders 1915 10th Middlesex Regiment 1916 Calcutta FC 1917 Lincolnshire Regiment 1918 Calcutta FC 1919 12th Special Service Battalion 1920 Calcutta FC 1921 Dalhousie 1922 Calcutta FC 1923 Calcutta FC 1924 Cameron Highlanders 1925 Calcutta FC 1926 North Staffordshire Regiment - Calcutta FC 3-1 1927 North Staffordshire Regiment 1928 Dalhousie 1929 Dalhousie 1930 ----------- 1931 Durham Light Rifles 1932 Durham Light Rifles 1933 Durham Light Rifles 1934 Mohammedan Sporting Club 1935 Mohammedan Sporting Club 1936 Mohammedan Sporting Club 1937 Mohammedan Sporting Club 1938 Mohammedan Sporting Club 1939 Mohun Bagan AC 1940 Mohammedan Sporting Club 1941 Mohammedan Sporting Club 1942 East Bengal Club 1943 Mohun Bagan AC 1944 Mohun Bagan AC 1945 East Bengal Club 1946 East Bengal Club 1947 ----------- 1948 Mohammedan Sporting Club 1949 East Bengal Club 1950 East Bengal Club 1951 Mohun Bagan AC 1952 East Bengal Club 1953 ----------- 1954 Mohun Bagan AC 1955 Mohun Bagan AC 1956 Mohun Bagan AC 1957 Mohammedan Sporting Club 1958 Eastern Railway SC 1959 Mohun Bagan AC 1960 Mohun Bagan AC 1961 East Bengal Club 1962 Mohun Bagan AC - East Bengal Club 1963 Mohun Bagan AC 1964 Mohun Bagan AC 1965 Mohun Bagan AC 1966 East Bengal Club 1967 Mohammedan Sporting Club 1968 ----------- 1969 Mohun Bagan AC 1970 East Bengal Club 1971 East Bengal Club 1972 East Bengal Club 1973 East Bengal Club 1974 East Bengal Club 1975 East Bengal Club 1976 Mohun Bagan AC 1977 East Bengal Club 1978 Mohun Bagan AC 1979 Mohun Bagan AC 1980 ----------- 1981 Mohammedan Sporting Club 1982 East Bengal Club 1983 Mohun Bagan AC 1984 Mohun Bagan AC 1985 East Bengal Club 1986 Mohun Bagan AC 1987 East Bengal Club 1988 East Bengal Club 1989 East Bengal Club 1990 Mohun Bagan AC - East Bengal Club 1991 East Bengal Club - Mohun Bagan AC 1992 Mohun Bagan AC - Mohammedan Sporting Club 1993 East Bengal Club - Mohun Bagan AC 1994 Mohun Bagan AC - East Bengal Club 1995 East Bengal Club - Mohun Bagan AC 1996 East Bengal Club - Mohun Bagan AC 1997 Mohun Bagan AC - East Bengal Club 1998 East Bengal Club - Mohun Bagan AC 1-0 1999 East Bengal Club - Mohun Bagan AC 2000 East Bengal Club - Mohun Bagan AC 2001 Mohun Bagan AC - East Bengal Club 2002 East Bengal Club - Mohammedan Sporting Club 3-0 2003 East Bengal Club - Mohun Bagan AC 1-1,5-4 [pen] 2004 East Bengal Club - Mohun Bagan AC 2005 Mohun Bagan AC - East Bengal Club 2006 East Bengal Club - Mohun Bagan AC 2007 Mohun Bagan AC - East Bengal Club 2007 Mohun Bagan AC - Mohammedan Sporting Club

Top League Title winners:
31 East Bengal Club

28 Mohun Bagan AC

11 Mohammedan Sporting Club

 8 Calcutta FC

 4 Dalhousie

 3 Durham Light Rifles

 2 Black Watch
 2 Gordon Light Infantry
 2 King's Own Regiment
 2 North Staffordshire Regiment
 2 Royal Irish Rifles

 1 10th Middlesex Regiment
 1 12th Special Service Battalion
 1 70th Company RGA
 1 91st Highlanders
 1 93rd Highlanders
 1 Cameron Highlander 
 1 Eastern Railway SC
 1 Gloucestershire Regiment
 1 Highlander Light Infantry
 1 King's Own Scottish Borderers
 1 Lincolnshire Regiment

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