Mohun Bagan Super Giant beat East Bengal (1-0) to win the Durand Cup 2023 trophy at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata, West Bengal. With this victory, Mohun Bagan SG became the first team in Durand Cup history to win 17 titles. With 16 titles, East Bengal are the second-most successful team in the Durand Cup. With this victory, Mohun Bagan SG became the first team in Durand Cup history to win 17 titles. With 16 titles, East Bengal are the second-most successful team in the Durand Cup.
Durand Cup 2023 began on August 3. The tournament’s 132nd edition saw 24 teams, four more than last year, compete for the coveted title.
Awards and Honours
Nandhakumar Sekar wins Golden Ball
- East Bengal forward Nandhakumar Sekar wins the Golden Ball award for the Durand Cup. He won three Player of the Match awards and had also scored the winner in the previous Kolkata derby.
David Lalhlansanga wins Golden Boot!
- Mohammedan Sporting’s David Lalhlansanga is presented with the Golden Boot. He was just unlucky as his team failed to make it to the knockouts with a one goal margin.
Vishal Kaith wins Golden Glove!
- Mohun Bagan Super Giant Vishal Kaith wins the Golden Glove in this tournament after winning the same in the ISL last season. He is awarded a cheque of three lakh rupees as well.
Mohun Bagan starting line-up!
Mohun Bagan Super Giant: Vishal Kaith (GK), Anwar Ali, Hector Yuste, Subhasish Bose, Asish Rai, Anirudh Thapa, Sahal Abdul Samad, Hudo Boumous, Ashique Kuriniyan, Dimitri Petratos, Armando Sadiku
East Bengal Starting XI
Prabhsukhan Gil (GK) – Harmanjot Khabra, Jordan Elsey, Lalchungnunga, Mandar Rao Desai, Borja Herrera, Mohamad Rakip – Nandhakumar Sekar, Saul Crespo, Naorem Mahesh Singh, Javier Siverio.