LEGENDS CUP HISTORY
The Legends Cup kicked off in India’s capital, New Delhi, in 2011. Despite the humble beginnings, the larger than life vision of the Legends Cup becoming the Corporate Football ‘World Cup’ of India has been present since day one.
India’s appetite for football is soaring, as is the skill level. This is reflected in the exponential increase of companies participating in the Legend’s Cup, exciting sports enthusiasts across the nation and giving them something to look forward to each year.
What began as a tournament in 1 city with 16 teams is now played in 6 major cities across the country with an average of 400 teams participating. The response has been overwhelming and extremely rewarding for all involved.
The journey from a city to a nation has been astounding.The Legends Cup has become the emblem of Corporate Football in India, as employees, managers and executives join hands and enter the field.
To date, the Legends Cup has engaged more than 30,000 players all around the nation, from Mumbai to Delhi, Pune to Bangalore and Hyderabad to Kolkata.
The tournament is currently expanding to Australia in the first half of 2020 and will be kicking off in Melbourne. In the second half of the year it will be taking place in Thailand and the U.A.E and by 2021 plans for New Zealand are in place. These will all be played in the same popular 5 a side format with the champions from each country flying to Spain to experience a LaLiga game.
The Legend’s Cup sees the most known names from the most recognized companies putting on their boots and following their passion onto the football pitch in a bid to BE A LEGEND!
What they've said about us!
“The Legends Cup has become an iconic football tournament for companies to participate in. It has raised the bar, not just the way it is managed but also in terms of the prizes offered, such as flights to Spain to watch LaLiga games.”Srinivas RTata Communications
“It’s an incredible event to be a part of. We have been participating for the past five years, and the quality of every aspect of the Legend’s Cup – from the teams competing in it to the event management and gratification – sets it in a league of its own. There is nothing like it in India!”Puneet Clivert MartisOracle
“Our company does not play in any other football tournaments. Our teams train throughout the year, but the boys only want to play in the Legends Cup. It has a solid reputation, always entertains, and is worth the wait.”John SorenTCS
“The production of the Legends Cup is of the highest standard. I notice the boys managing it. They really put their heart into ensuring that all participants have the best time possible, and it shows. It’s an honor to be able to compete in an event of this magnitude and quality.”Saikat SenguptaStar India
“From the inception of the Legend’s Cup until now, we have played in this tournament and watched it evolve each year to become the largest corporate football tournament in India. This is not by luck or chance. It is due to hard work, dedication, passion and commitment that the management team, charged by Hemant Sharma, has reached this level.”Nikkil AdiyeriJP Morgan
“It’s great to see a tournament like the Legends Cup that is improving the current tournaments that are hosted for companies. Sports has helps us build character, and I see this as a great initiative for helping teams bond, get fit and enjoy themselves outside the office.”Ranjan GanapthiGoldman & Sachs
“For corporate women that are tied up with their work, this is a chance for them to have fun, feel great and also look wonderful. Football makes you feel more authoritative and confident, so go for it ladies!”Fauzia SheikhMorgan Stanley
“Any company can have the incentive to compete in the Legends Cup. It is the best tournament in India, without a doubt. It provides a great team building exercise, is excellent for switching off work and staying fit, but most of all, it is an opportunity to test, in a sports environment, our team skills developed in the office.”Sonam WangdiAmerican Express
“We have played in numerous other tournaments, but none excite us as much as the Legends Cup. We start planning months in advance, and the teams always leave on a high. Even if we don’t win it, we love being a part of it. It is a unique event, and to anyone reading this: we will see you on the field for the next tournament!”Sheldon FernandesBritish Airways
Sponsors & Partners
Sponsors and Partners that have been part of the Legends Cup in the past 6 years