Kolkata Derby: From the history book

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The Derby: East Bengal vs Mohun Bagan

Date: 9.12.12
Venue: Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata

East Bengal: 
Currently 2nd in the table with 21 points – Last Five matches in I League – WWWWD

Mohun Bagan: Currently 8th in the table with 12 points  – Last Five matches in I League – DWDLD

NB: W-Win,D-Draw,L-Loss

Head to Head in NFL/I League

Total Matches – 30
East Bengal Won – 12
Mohun Bagan Won – 10
Drawn – 8
East Bengal Goals – 34
Mohun Bagan Goals – 28

Last two meetings in I League:

November 20, 2011

Mohun Bagan – 1(Odafa Okolie-Pen)          


East Bengal – 0

February 4, 2012

East Bengal – 1(Robin Singh)                 


Mohun Bagan – 1 (Odafa Okolie)                             

Highest Margin of Victory

February 22, 2009

 East Bengal – 3 (Syed Rahim Nabi-brace, Sunil Chhetri)             


Mohun Bagan – 0            

Leading Scorers in I League

Jose Barreto – 7 (All for Mohun Bagan)
Bhaichung Bhutia – 6 (2for East Bengal,4for Mohun Bagan)
Syed Rahim Nabi – 4 (All for East Bengal)
Yusif Yakubu – 3 (All for East Bengal)

Head to Head in All Tournaments

Total Matches – 301
East Bengal Won – 112
Mohun Bagan Won – 85
Drawn – 104
East Bengal Goals – 273
Mohun Bagan Goals – 226

Highest Margin of Victory

September 29, 1975 (IFA Shield Final)

East Bengal – 5(Surajit Sen Gupta, Shyam Thapa-brace, Ranjit Mukherjee, Subhankar Sanyal)         


Mohun Bagan – 0

Leading Scorers

Baichung Bhutia – 19 (13-East Bengal 6-Mohun Bagan)
Jose Ramires Barreto – 17 (All for Mohun Bagan)

NB – Leading Scorers in I League – 2012-13
Odafa Okolie (Mohun Bagan) – 8 goals
Chidi Edeh (East Bengal) – 6 goals

East Bengal have so far scored 505 goals in NFL/I League
         (Season 2012-13- 15 goals)

Mohun Bagan have so far scored 447 goals in NFL/I League
         (Season 2012-13 – 11 goals)

Ten interesting facts about the Derby:

1) East Bengal and Mohun Bagan have met 30 times in the NFL/I League so far. While Mohun Bagan won the opening fixture 2-1 East Bengal had wait till the fourth clash to register their first win 2-0.
2) Of the 30 meetings between the two giants in NFL/I League 29 have been held in Kolkata’s Salt Lake Stadium while one was held at Nehru Stadium at Margao in 1998-99.The Margao clash held in March 99 ended in a 1-1 draw.
3) East Bengal have won four of their first clash in NFL/I League (2000-01,2002-03,2003-04,2006-07) while Mohun Bagan have won Six (1997-98,1999-00,2001-02,2007-08,2009-10,2011-12).
4) East Bengal holds the record of four back to back wins in Derby Clashes of NFL/I League - from 2002-03 to the second leg clash of 2003-04.
5) Chidi Edeh holds the record of scoring the only hattrick when he scored 4 goals in Mohun Bagan’s 5-3 triumph over their rivals on 25.10.09.
6) While Mohun Bagan holds the record of scoring maximum of five goals in their 5-3 win over East Bengal on 25.10.09 the latter holds the record of the highest margin of victory 3-0 over their arch rivals achieved on 22.2.09.
7) While Mohun Bagan have won both the Derby clashes in one year three times (2001-02,2007-08,2009-10) East Bengal have won it twice (2002-03,2003-04).
8) East Bengal holds the the record of winning the first Derby clash 1-0 on on 25.5.25 at the CFC ground in their Calcutta Football League encounter. East Bengal have also won the opening Derby Clash at I.F.A Shield (1945) - 1-0,Durand Cup (1957) 0-0,3-2,Rovers Cup (1959) - 2-1,DCM Trophy (1992) 2-1,Airlines Trophy (1987) - 1-0, Dr H.K.Mookerjee Shield (1957) 2-0..Mohun Bagan won the opening clash at NFL (1997) - 2-1,Scissors Cup (1993)- 2-1 and Bordoloi Trophy (1996) 2-1.The opening fixture between the two giants at Federation Cup was drawn (1998) 0-0,0-0.
9) East Bengal have recorded the highest margin of victory in Derby duels when they defeated Mohun Bagan 5-0 in the 1975 I.F.A Shield final at Calcutta.
10) 1997 Federation Cup Semi Final between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan drew the largest audience in Indian football. The match played in 13th July,1997 at Salt Lake Stadium drew 1, 34,000 spectators. East Bengal won the match 4-1 with Baichung Bhutia scoring a hattrick the first in Derby clashes.

Posted on : Saturday December 08, 2012