Services crowned champion of Santosh Trophy 2014-15
Services are crowned champion of Santosh Trophy 2014-15.
They beat Punjab in the final of 69th edition of this premier football tournament to clinch their 4th overall title here.
The match - having remained goal-less in the regulation time - had to be decided by the penalty shootout.
Services prevailed in the shootout by 5-4 over Punjab.
They have earlier won this trophy in years 1961, 2012 and 2013 besides finishing up as runner on 5 other occasions.
- This premier football tournament is contested by states and government institutions every year.
- The inaugural champion Bengal (1941) is the most successful team with 31 titles followed by Punjab (8) and Kerala (5).
- The trophy takes it name after the late Maharaja Sir Manmatha Nath Roy Chowdhary of 'Santosh' - the place now falls in Bangladesh.
- The runners-up trophy is called Kamla Gupta Trophy while the third place teams receive the Sampangi Cup - presented by the Karnataka State Football Association in the memory of Sampangi, a renowned footballer from Mysore.