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India national football team records and statistics

The following is a list of the India national football team's competitive records and statistics.

The India national football team represents India in international football and is controlled by the All India Football Federation. Under the global jurisdiction of FIFA and governed in Asia by the AFC, the team is also part of the South Asian Football Federation. The team, which was once considered one of the best teams in Asia, had its golden era during the 1950s and early 1960s. During this period, under the coaching of Syed Abdul Rahim, India won gold during the 1951 and 1962 Asian Games,won silver medal in 1964 AFC Asia Cup as runners up,while finishing fourth during the 1956 Summer Olympics. India has never participated in the FIFA World Cup, although the team did qualify by default for the 1950 World Cup after all the other nations in their qualification group withdrew. However India withdrew prior to the beginning of the tournament.

India has never participated in a FIFA World Cup.[1] After gaining independence in 1947, India managed to qualify for the World Cup held in 1950. This was due to Myanmar, Indonesia, and the Philippines withdrawing from qualification.[1] However, prior to the start of the tournament, India themselves withdrew due to the expenses required in getting the team to Brazil.[1] Other reasons cited for why India withdrew include FIFA not allowing Indian players to play in the tournament barefoot and the All India Football Federation not considering the World Cup an important tournament compared to the Olympics.[1]

After withdrawing from the 1950 FIFA World Cup, India didn't enter the qualifying rounds of the tournament between 1954 and 1982.[2] Since the 1986 qualifiers, with the exception of the 1990 edition of the tournament, the team started to participate in qualifiers but have yet to qualify for the tournament again.[2]

Individual records

Player records

As of 21 March 2024[3]
Players in bold are still active with India.


Sunil Chhetri, India's highest goalscorer and most capped player.
Players with most international caps for India
Rank. Player Caps Goals Career Ref.
1. Sunil Chhetri 150 94 2005−present [4][5]
2. Bhaichung Bhutia 84 27 1995−2011 [6]
3. I. M. Vijayan 72 29 1992−2004 [7]
4. Shabbir Ali 72 6 1974−1984 [8]
Climax Lawrence 72 3 2003−2011 [9]
6. Gouramangi Singh 71 6 2006−2013 [10]
7. Mahesh Gawli 68 1 1999−2011 [11]
Subrata Pal 68 0 2007−2017 [12]
9. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu 71 0 2011−present [13]
10. Sandesh Jhingan 63 5 2015−present [14]
Players with most international goals scored for India
Rank. Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1. Sunil Chhetri (list) 94 150 0.62 2005–present
2. I. M. Vijayan 29 72 0.44 1992−2003
3. Bhaichung Bhutia 27 84 0.33 1995−2011
4. Jeje Lalpekhlua 23 56 0.41 2011−2019
5. Magan Singh Rajvi 16 36 0.44 1969−1974
P. K. Banerjee 16 52 0.31 1955−1966
7. Chuni Goswami 12 37 0.32 1958−1964
8. Neville D'Souza 11 15 0.73 1953−1956
Mohammed Habib 11 30 0.37 1969−1974
Tulsidas Balaram 11 32 0.34 1956−1962
Jo Paul Ancheri 11 41 0.27 1994−2004

Manager records

  • (since 2002)
Manager Period Record
Matches Won Draw Lost Win %
England Stephen Constantine 2002–05 18 4 5 9 22.22%
India Sukhwinder Singh 2005 5 1 1 3 20.00%
India Syed Nayeemuddin 2005–06 7 4 1 2 57.14%
England Bob Houghton 2006–11 44 14 6 24 31.81%
India Armando Colaco 2011 (Interim) 5 0 2 3 0.00%
India Savio Medeira 2011–12 13 5 2 6 38.46%
Netherlands Wim Koevermans 2012–14 20 7 5 8 35.00%
England Stephen Constantine 2015–19 42 23 6 13 54.76%
Croatia Igor Štimac 2019– 38 15 11 12 39.47%

Competition records

FIFA World Cup

India has never played in finals of a FIFA World Cup.[1] The closest they came to qualify was back in 2002 when they were a point away from progressing in to the final round.

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter Did not enter
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950 Withdrew Qualified
Switzerland 1954 Denied by FIFA None
Sweden 1958
to
Spain 1982
Did not enter Did not enter
Mexico 1986 Did not qualify 6 2 3 1 7 6
Italy 1990 Withdrew from qualification
United States 1994 8 1 1 6 8 22
France 1998 3 1 1 1 3 7
South Korea Japan 2002 6 3 2 1 11 5
Germany 2006 6 1 1 4 2 18
South Africa 2010 2 0 1 1 3 6
Brazil 2014 2 0 1 1 2 5
Russia 2018 10 2 1 7 7 18
Qatar 2022 8 1 4 3 6 7
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined AFC World Cup Qualifiers
Total - - - - - - - - 51 11 15 25 49 94

AFC Asian Cup

AFC Asian Cup record AFC Asian Cup qualification record
Host/Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Hong Kong 1956 Did not enter Did not enter
South Korea 1960 Did not qualify 6 2 0 4 7 9
Israel 1964 Runners-up 2nd 3 2 0 1 5 3 Squad Bye
Iran 1968 Did not qualify 3 0 1 2 2 6
Thailand 1972
to
Kuwait 1980
Did not enter Did not enter
Singapore 1984 Group stage 10th 4 0 1 3 0 7 Squad 4 3 0 1 8 2
Qatar 1988
to
Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Vietnam 2007
Did not qualify 21 2 4 15 17 57
Qatar 2011 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 3 13 Squad 2008 AFC Challenge Cup winners
Australia 2015 Did not qualify Failed to win 2012 & Did not qualify for 2014 AFC Challenge Cup
United Arab Emirates 2019 Group stage 17th 3 1 0 2 4 4 Squad 18 8 2 8 25 24
Qatar 2023 Group stage 24th 3 0 0 3 0 6 Squad 11 4 4 3 14 8
Totals Runners-up 5/17 16 3 1 12 12 33 63 19 11 33 73 106

Summer Olympics

Summer Olympics record Summer Olympics qualification record
Host/Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
United Kingdom 1908Germany 1936 Did not enter Did not enter
United Kingdom 1948 Round 1 11th 1 0 0 1 1 2 Squad Qualified automatically
Finland 1952 Preliminaries 25th 1 0 0 1 1 10 Squad
Australia 1956 Semi-finals 4th 3 1 0 2 5 9 Squad Bye
Italy 1960 Round 1 13th 3 0 1 2 3 6 Squad 4 4 0 0 13 4
Japan 1964South Korea 1988 Did not qualify 23 9 1 13 32 38
Total Semi-finals 4 / 17 8 1 1 6 10 27 23 9 1 13 45 42

Asian Games

Asian Games record
Host/Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
India 1951 Champions 1st 3 3 0 0 7 0 Squad
Philippines 1954 Round 1 8th 2 1 0 1 3 6 Squad
Japan 1958 Semi-finals 4th 5 2 0 3 12 13 Squad
Indonesia 1962 Champions 1st 5 4 0 1 11 6 Squad
Thailand 1966 Round 1 8th 3 1 0 2 4 7 Squad
Thailand 1970 Third place 3rd 6 3 1 2 8 5 Squad
Iran 1974 Round 1 13th 3 0 0 3 2 14 Squad
Thailand 1978 Round 2 8th 5 1 0 4 5 13 Squad
India 1982 Quarter-finals 6th 4 2 1 1 5 3 Squad
South Korea 1986 Round 1 16th 3 0 0 3 1 8 Squad
China 1990 Did not enter
Japan 1994 Did not enter
Thailand 1998 Round 2 16th 5 1 0 4 3 8 Squad
Total 2 Titles 11 / 13 44 18 2 24 61 83

AFC Challenge Cup

AFC Challenge Cup record AFC Challenge Cup Qualification record
Host/Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Bangladesh 2006 Quarter-final[a] 8 4 1 2 1 3 4 Squad Qualified automatically
India 2008 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 9 3 Squad Qualified as hosts
Sri Lanka 2010 Group Stage[b] 8 3 0 0 3 1 6 Squad Qualified automatically
Nepal 2012 Group stage 8th 3 0 0 3 0 8 Squad 3 2 1 0 7 2
Maldives 2014 did not qualify 3 2 0 1 6 2
Totals[c] 1 Title 2/5 8 4 1 3 9 11 6 4 1 1 13 4

SAFF Championship

SAFF Championship record
Host/Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Pakistan 1993 Champions 1st 3 2 1 0 4 1
Sri Lanka 1995 Runners-up 2nd 3 0 2 1 2 3
Nepal 1997 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 12 3
India 1999 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 6 1
Bangladesh 2003 Third place 3rd 5 2 1 2 8 5
Pakistan 2005 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 9 2
Maldives Sri Lanka 2008 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 9 3
India 2011 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 16 2
Nepal 2013 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 1 2 4 5
India 2015 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 11 4
Bangladesh 2018 Runners-up 2nd 4 3 0 1 8 3
Maldives 2021 Champions 1st 5 3 2 0 8 2
India 2023 Champions 1st 5 2 3 0 8 2
Total 8 Titles 13/13 57 36 14 7 105 36

South Asian Games

South Asian Games record
Host/Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Nepal 1984 did not enter
Bangladesh 1985 Champions[d] 1st 3 2 1 0 6 1
India 1987 Champions 1st 3 2 1 0 6 0
Pakistan 1989 Third place 3rd 3 2 1 0 5 3
Sri Lanka 1991 Group stage 6th 2 0 1 1 1 2
Bangladesh 1993 Runners-up 2nd 3 1 2 0 6 4
India 1995 Champions 1st 3 3 0 0 5 0
Nepal 1999 Third place[e] 3rd 5 4 0 1 15 4
Totals[f] 3 Titles 7/8 20 12 6 2 38 14

Other tournaments

Overall competitive record

As of 26 March 2024 (Excluding friendlies & minor tournaments)
Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD Win%
FIFA World Cup qualifier 55 12 16 27 51 99 −48 021.82
AFC Asian Cup 16 3 1 12 12 33 −21 018.75
AFC Asian Cup qualifier[g] 65 20 11 34 74 109 −35 030.77
Summer Olympics 8 1 1 6 10 27 −17 012.50
Summer Olympics qualifier 23 9 1 13 45 42 +3 039.13
Asian Games 44 18 2 24 61 83 −22 040.91
SAFF Championship 57 36 14 7 105 36 +69 063.16
AFC Challenge Cup[h] 8 4 1 3 9 11 −2 050.00
AFC Challenge Cup qualifier 6 4 1 1 13 4 +9 066.67
South Asian Games 20 12 6 2 38 14 +24 060.00
Total[i] 302 119 64 119 418 458 −40 039.40

Head-to-head record

The results only include matches considered as FIFA A matches (including Olympic and Qualifier matches). Other matches played against Club teams, Underage sides or B sides are not included here. Updated as of 26 March 2024 (vs  Afghanistan).[19][20][21][j]

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

Opponents Pld W D L GF GA Win % First meeting Last meeting Confederations
 Afghanistan 14 7 5 2 26 12 50 1951 2024 AFC
 Argentina 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1984 CONMEBOL
 Australia 9 3 1 5 27 27 33.33 1938 2024 AFC
 Azerbaijan 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 2012 UEFA
 Bahrain 7 0 1 6 4 16 0 1982 2022 AFC
 Bangladesh 28 13 12 3 40 20 46.42 1978 2021 AFC
 Belarus 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 2022 UEFA
 Bhutan 3 3 0 0 10 1 100 2005 2011 AFC
 Brunei 2 2 0 0 6 0 100 2001 2001 AFC
 Bulgaria 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 1956 UEFA
 Cambodia 6 5 0 1 19 5 83.33 1964 2022 AFC
 Cameroon 4 0 3 1 5 6 0 1993 2012 CAF
 China 14 0 5 9 6 25 0 1956 2018 AFC
 Curaçao 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 2019 CONCACAF
 Fiji 2 0 0 2 1 3 0 2005 2005 OFC
 Finland 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 1993 1993 UEFA
 France 2 0 1 1 2 3 0 1948 1960 UEFA
 Ghana 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1982 CAF
 Guam 3 2 0 1 6 2 66.66 2013 2015 AFC
 Guyana 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 2011 CONCACAF
 Hong Kong 16 8 4 4 36 20 50.00 1958 2022 AFC
 Hungary 2 0 0 2 2 4 0 1960 1991 UEFA
 Iceland 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 2001 UEFA
 Indonesia 22 10 3 9 34 37 45.45 1951 2004 AFC
 Iran 11 2 1 8 7 25 25.00 1951 2016 AFC
 Iraq 7 0 3 4 4 13 0 1974 2023 AFC
 Israel 4 0 0 4 2 8 0 1959 1964 UEFA
 Jamaica 2 0 1 1 0 3 0 2002 2002 CONCACAF
 Japan[k] 15 3 1 11 12 39 20.00 1954 2006 AFC
 Jordan 2 0 0 2 1 4 0 2018 2022 AFC
 Kenya 2 2 0 0 5 0 100 2018 2018 CAF
 Kuwait 6 2 2 2 8 19 50 1978 2023 AFC
 Kyrgyzstan 5 4 0 1 9 3 80.00 2007 2023 AFC
 Laos 2 2 0 0 7 1 100 2016 2016 AFC
 Lebanon 9 1 4 4 8 12 11.11 1993 2023 AFC
 Macau 2 2 0 0 6 1 100 2017 2017 AFC
 Malaysia 25 8 6 11 39 53 32.00 1959 2011 AFC
 Maldives 17 12 2 3 36 14 70.58 1987 2021 AFC
 Mauritius 1 1 0 0 2 1 100 2017 CAF
 Mongolia 1 1 0 0 2 0 100 2023 AFC
 Morocco 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1985 CAF
 Myanmar 22 10 3 9 36 44 45.45 1952 2023 AFC
 Namibia 1 1 0 0 2 0 100 2010 CAF
   Nepal 24 18 5 1 42 9 75 1985 2021 AFC
 New Zealand 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 1981 2018 OFC
 North Korea 8 0 1 7 6 23 0 1974 2019 AFC
 Oman 10 0 3 7 6 23 0 1994 2021 AFC
 Pakistan 27 16 8 3 42 19 59.25 1952 2023 AFC
 Palestine 2 0 0 2 4 7 0 2013 2014 AFC
 Peru 2 0 0 2 1 4 0 1960 1986 CONMEBOL
 Philippines 4 2 1 1 8 4 50.00 1971 2013 AFC
 Poland 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 1984 UEFA
 Puerto Rico 1 1 0 0 4 1 100 2016 CONCACAF
 Qatar 4 0 1 3 0 10 0 1996 2021 AFC
 Republic of China 8 5 2 1 17 4 83.33 1966 2018 AFC
 Russia[note 1] 2 0 0 2 1 16 0 1955 1971 UEFA
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 2017 CONCACAF
 Saudi Arabia 5 0 0 5 2 18 0 1982 2006 AFC
 Singapore 15 5 2 8 14 19 33.33 1959 2022 AFC
 South Korea[l] 22 6 2 14 19 52 27.27 1958 2011 AFC
 Sri Lanka 22 15 5 2 50 17 63.15 1952 2021 AFC
 Suriname 2 0 0 2 3 10 0 1984 1984 CONCACAF
 Syria 7 2 2 3 7 8 28.57 2007 2024 AFC
 Tajikistan 5 1 1 3 7 11 20.00 2008 2019 AFC
 Thailand 21 7 6 9 28 34 33.33 1962 2019 AFC
 Trinidad and Tobago 4 1 0 3 3 10 25.00 1984 2011 CONCACAF
 Tunisia 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1960 CAF
 Turkmenistan 5 1 1 3 7 9 20.00 1998 2016 AFC
 United Arab Emirates 13 2 1 10 7 32 15.38 1988 2021 AFC
 Uruguay 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 1982 CONMEBOL
 Uzbekistan 6 0 1 5 3 14 0 1998 2024 AFC
 Vanuatu 1 1 0 0 1 0 100 2023 OFC
 Vietnam[note 2] 16 9 3 4 24 18 60.00 1959 2022 AFC
 Yemen[note 3] 9 1 2 6 12 19 11.11 1984 2010 AFC
 Yugoslavia 2 0 0 2 2 14 0 1952 1956 UEFA
 Zambia 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 2011 CAF
Total (76) 532 195 110 227 738 848 36.65 1938 (debut) 2024 (last played) FIFA

Sources:[5][6][7][8]

Notes:

  1. ^ India actually played with U-20 team so the matches involving them are not considered as full-A internationals.
  2. ^ India actually played with U-23 team so the matches involving them are not considered as full-A internationals.
  3. ^ Only full-A internationals are considered.
  4. ^ The match against Bhutan is not considered as full-A international.
  5. ^ The match against Bhutan is not considered as full-A international.
  6. ^ Only full-A internationals are considered.
  7. ^ From 2014 onwards the first and second round of FIFA World Cup qualifiers are also considered part of Asian Cup qualifiers.
  8. ^ India actually played with U-20 team in 2006 and U-23 team in 2010, so the matches involving them are not considered as full-A internationals & are not included here.
  9. ^ Only full-A internationals are considered.
  10. ^ Although there is some conjecture regarding the status of several games (especially pre-1992 matches) , the table includes all fixtures recognised by FIFA as "A" internationals and as such is used to recognise caps, goal scorers, captaincy records, etc. Several other sources may differ from the table given below.
  11. ^ Some matches against Japan is considered as full A international for India by some RSSSF sources but not for Japan.[1][2]
  12. ^ Some matches against South Korea is considered as an international A match for India by some sources of RSSSF but not for Korea.[3][4]

Other records

Honours

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total
AFC Asian Cup 0 1 0 1
Asian Games 2 0 1 3
AFC Challenge Cup 1 0 0 1
SAFF Championship 8 4 1 13
South Asian Games 3 1 2 6
Other tournaments 12 5 8 25
Total 26 11 12 49

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Includes matches against  Soviet Union
  2. ^ Includes matches against  South Vietnam
  3. ^ Includes matches against  North Yemen

References

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  9. ^ "Climax Lawrence". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Gouramangi Singh". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Mahesh Gawli". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Subrata Pal". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Gurpreet Singh Sandhu". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 18 June 2023.
  14. ^ "Syed Rahim Nabi". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
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  17. ^ "ANFA Invitational Tournament (Nepal)". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 16 November 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  18. ^ Chaudhuri, Arunava; Stokkermans, Karel (2001). "Afro-Asian Games 2003". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 28 September 2022. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  19. ^ "Lists the results for the India national football team". Retrieved 1 January 2024.
  20. ^ "India national football team statistics and records: All-time record". Archived from the original on 2019-01-13. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  21. ^ "India National Team". Archived from the original on 27 November 2021. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
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