When did football start in India?
In India, the first football game was organized between ‘Calcutta Club of Civilians’ and the ‘Gentlemen of Barrackpore’, in 1854. The first football club of India, named ‘Calcutta FC’, was founded in 1872. Dalhousie Club, Traders Club and Naval Volunteers Club were also established in the following years.
Where was first football played in India?
The first open football tournament in India was the Trades Cup played in Calcutta in 1889. Sovabazar was the first and only Indian team to take part in the tournament.