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Punjab State Super Football League

Punjab State Super Football League
CountryIndia
Number of teams8
Level on pyramid2
Current championsMinerva Punjab[1]
(2018)
2015

The Punjab State Super Football League is an Indian semi-professional league for men's association football clubs. The league serves as the top football league in the state of Punjab. The league is currently sponsored by JCT Limited, thus making the official league name the JCT Punjab State Super Football League.[2]

History

Started in the 1900s, the Punjab State Super Football League was started by the Punjab Football Association, however, during the early days, the league was played as a knock-out tournament which was played out for at least one week and thus the league was not granted "state league" status by the All India Football Federation till 2001.[3] In 2001, the Punjab Football Association reformed the league to make it more into a league which would be played on a home and away basis. This thus earned the league its "state league" status.[3]

In 2014, the Punjab State Super Football League was relaunched with JCT Limited as the title sponsors.[3] The league would also now be played in a number of different cities to promote grassroots football and prize money would be given out to provide an incentive for teams in the league.[3]

Clubs

The following eight clubs are in the Punjab State Super Football League.[4]

Club Location
Border Security Force Jalandhar
Central Reserve Police Force Jalandhar
Dalbir FA Patiala
Minerva Punjab FC Chandigarh
Punjab Police Jalandhar
Kehar Sporting Club Jalandhar
Rail Coach Factory Kapurthala
Guru FC Jalandhar

References

  1. ^ "Minerva Punjab clinch 32nd Punjab Super League title". khelnow.com. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  2. ^ "28th JCT Punjab State Super Football League starts today". MSR Sports News. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "Super League History". Kolkata Football. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  4. ^ [www.twitter.com]