Colombo Cup 1952-1955


Also known as the Former Colonial India Quadrangular Tournament.

The Ceylon Football Association organised a football tournament as part of the Colombo Fair in 1952. The Colombo Cup, the trophy for the tournament, was confined to the countries of the former Indian Empire - Burma, Ceylon, India and Pakistan. The success of the tournament encouraged the four countries to complete a round of tournaments, one in each country of the participating nations. It was discontinued after 1955 when the cycle was completed.


Palmares

Year	Venue		Winners
1952	Ceylon		India and Pakistan (shared)
1953	Burma		India
1954	India		India
1955	Pakistan	India


1952 (Colombo, Ceylon)

  - 3 India         4-0 Burma
  - 3 Pakistan      2-0 Ceylon
  - 3 India         2-0 Ceylon     [3-0?]
  - 3 Pakistan      1-0 Burma
  - 3 Burma         unk Ceylon     [may have been cancelled due to death of Ceylon's Premier]
23- 3 India         0-0 Pakistan

 1.INDIA       3  2  1  0  6- 0  5
 2.PAKISTAN    3  2  1  0  3- 0  5
 3.Ceylon      2  0  0  2  0- 4  0
 4.Burma       2  0  0  2  0- 5  0 

Trophy shared.

1953 (Rangoon, Burma)

23-10 India         1-0 Pakistan
        [D'Souza]
24-10 Burma         3-2 Ceylon
        [Samuel x3 / Ossen, Aziz]
27-10 India         2-0 Ceylon
        [Venkatesh, Ahmed]
28-10 Burma         1-1 Pakistan
        [Samuel / Ismail]
31-10 Burma         2-4 India
        [Aung Shein, Kyu / Thangaraj, Venkatesh x2, Ahmed Khan]
 2-11 Pakistan      6-0 Ceylon
        [Akbar Jan, Ismail x2, Gunaid OG, Kutty x2]

 1.INDIA       3  3  0  0  7- 2  6
 2.Pakistan    3  1  1  1  7- 2  3
 3.Burma       3  1  1  1  6- 7  3
 4.Ceylon      3  0  0  3  2-11  0

Post-tournament exhibition (flood relief fund):
 3-11 Pakistan      1-0 India
        [Kutty]

1954 (Calcutta, India)

Dates based on fixtures announced the preceding week
18-12 Pakistan      2-1 Ceylon
19-12 India         2-1 Burma
21-12 India         1-1 Ceylon     [also reported on 18-12]
        [Ceylon scorer: Andrew Fernando]
23-12 Pakistan      1-1 Burma
25-12 Burma         1-2 Ceylon  
        [Ceylon scorers: Tom Marikar Deen, Andrew Fernando]
26-12 India         3-1 Pakistan

 1.INDIA       3  2  1  0  6- 3  5
 2.Ceylon      3  1  1  1  4- 4  3
 3.Pakistan    3  1  1  1  4- 5  3
 4.Burma       3  0  1  2  3- 5  1

Ceylon representation:
GK: M. Sheriff, J.A.G. Wilson 
DF: O.K. Khan, A.C.M. Junaid (vice captain), M.B. Saldin 
MF: Peter Ranasinghe (captain), T. Meedin, K.A. Premadasa,
    M.I.M. Laheer 
FW: T.S. Jayman, M. Sainoon, Tom Marikar Deen, Andrew Fernando,
    N.B. Hemachandra Tom Ossen, A.R. Jailabdeen, Karunapala Fernando 
Manager: A.W. Musafer
Ass.Manager: R. Jeevarathnam
Ref: Clarence Mc. Hezer 

1955 (Dacca, Pakistan)

17-12 Pakistan      4-2 Burma
18-12 India         4-3 Ceylon
21-12 Pakistan      2-1 Ceylon
22-12 India         2-1 Burma
25-12 Burma         3-1 Ceylon
26-12 India         4-1 Pakistan     [or 2-1 ?]

 1.INDIA       3  3  0  0 10- 5  6
 2.Pakistan    3  2  0  1  7- 7  4
 3.Burma       3  1  0  2  6- 7  2
 4.Ceylon      3  0  0  3  5- 9  0

Note that Dacca (now Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh) then belonged
to (East-)Pakistan.


About this document

Sources included: Indian Express, Straits Times, Singapore Free Press

Data on 1954 Ceylon representation from an article in The Morning Leader of Oct 1, 2008 (vol. 4 no. 14)

With thanks to Frank Rankmore, Bojan Jovanovic and Abdul Rasheed Khan

Prepared and maintained by Arunava Chaudhuri, Neil Morrison, Syed Akber Ali Wahidi and Piet Veroeveren for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Authors: Arunava Chaudhuri, Neil Morrison, Syed Akber Ali Wahidi and Piet Veroeveren
Last updated: 31 Mar 2011

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