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2009 IFA Shield

The 2009 IFA Shield was an association football tournament organised by the Indian Football Association. Most of the teams came from the I-League 1 & 2, with AS Douanes (Dakar) invited from Senegal and Tata Football Academy qualifying by winning the Prodyut Dutta Memorial Trophy. The Shield was won by Churchill Brothers.

The teams were divided into 4 groups of 3 teams each. The winner of each group will qualify for the semifinals. The tournament started on 30 August and the final was played on 12 September. ESPN televised the two semifinals and final live from the Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Saltlake.

The probable venues would be Mohun Bagan ground, East Bengal ground, Howrah Municipal Stadium, Barasat Stadium and Kalyani Municipal Stadium.

Groups

Group A Group B Group C Group D

East Bengal
Chirag United
Tata Football Academy

Mohammedan SC
Churchill Brothers
Shillong Lajong FC

Mohun Bagan
Mahindra United
George Telegraph SC

Air-India
Pune
AS Douanes

  • Tata Football Academy won a thrilling Prodyut Dutta Memorial Trophy final against West Bengal Police to qualify for the 114th IFA Shield.[1]
  • Viva Kerala withdrew from the tournament due to failure to register players on time.[2]

Tables & Results

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
India Chirag United 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 4
India Tata Football Academy 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 4
India East Bengal 2 0 0 2 3 7 -4 0
1 September 2009
Chirag United 1–1 Tata Football Academy
3 September 2009
East Bengal 1–3 Tata Football Academy
5 September 2009
East Bengal 2–4 Chirag United

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
India Churchill Brothers 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
India Mohammedan SC 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
India Shillong Lajong FC 2 0 0 2 0 3 -3 0
30 August 2009
Mohammedan SC 1–0 Shillong Lajong
2 September 2009
Mohammedan SC 1–1 Churchill Brothers
4 September 2009
Churchill Brothers 2–0 Shillong Lajong

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
India Mohun Bagan 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4 4
India Mahindra United 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
India George Telegraph SC 2 0 0 2 0 6 -6 0
1 September 2009
Mahindra United 2–0 George Telegraph SC
4 September 2009
Mohun Bagan 4–0 George Telegraph SC
6 September 2009
Mohun Bagan 1–1 Mahindra United

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
India Air India 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
India Pune 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3
Senegal AS Douanes 2 0 1 1 0 2 -2 1
30 August 2009
Air-India 2–1 Pune
2 September 2009
AS Douanes 0–0 Air-India
5 September 2009
AS Douanes 0–2 Pune

Semi-Finals

Churchill Brothers1 – 1
(4-2 pens)
Air-India
Reisangmei Vashum Goal 76' Rowilson Rodrigues Goal 14'
Referee: Minangsu Bhattacharya (West Bengal)

Chirag United0 – 0
(4-5 pens)
Mohun Bagan
Referee: Om Prakash Thakur

Final

Churchill Brothers2 – 0Mohun Bagan
Reisangmei Vashum Goal 41'
Odafe Onkeya Okolie Goal 45'
Referee: Laba Khatri
IFA Shield
2009 Winners

Churchill Brothers
1st Title

References