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Happy Birthday Bhaichung Bhutia: List of amazing facts about 'Sikkimese Sniper'
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Happy Birthday Bhaichung Bhutia: List of amazing facts about 'Sikkimese Sniper'

Bhutia was awarded the Golden Boot award in the 2003 ASEAN club championship where East Bengal lifted the prestigious title.

Bhaichung Bhutia questions AIFF secretary-general Shaji Prabhakaran’s appointment
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Bhaichung Bhutia questions AIFF secretary-general Shaji Prabhakaran’s appointment

Bhaichung Bhutia had alleged that appointing Shaji Prabhakaran, a voter in AIFF elections, to a salaried post of the federation has an element of "bargaining".

AIFF elections: Bhaichung Bhutia smells
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AIFF elections: Bhaichung Bhutia smells "bargaining" in Secretary General Appointment

Shaji Prabhakaran, who was in the electoral college as a representative of Football Delhi, was made the AIFF Secretary General, and he rejected Bhaichung Bhutia's claims.

I'm shocked at high level of political interference in AIFF elections: Bhaichung Bhutia
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I'm shocked at high level of political interference in AIFF elections: Bhaichung Bhutia

Bhaichung Bhutia lost to BJP leader and former goalkeeper Kalyan Chaubey in the election for the president's post.

I will not ‘sell dreams’ like India will play in World Cup in eight years: AIFF president Kalyan Chaubey
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I will not ‘sell dreams’ like India will play in World Cup in eight years: AIFF president Kalyan Chaubey

Addressing a press conference after his election as the new AIFF president, Chaubey said he will not make “unrealisable promises”.

AIFF elections: Kalyan Chaubey ahead of Bhaichung Bhutia as football body set to get its first 'player president'
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AIFF elections: Kalyan Chaubey ahead of Bhaichung Bhutia as football body set to get its first 'player president'

In Friday's elections for the post of AIFF president, 45-year-old Bhaichung Bhutia, one of the biggest legends in Indian football, will have a straight fight with former Mohun Bagan and East Bengal goalkeeper Kalyan Chaubey

AIFF Elections: Bhaichung Bhutia alleges political pressure as reason for Sikkim FA not backing him
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AIFF Elections: Bhaichung Bhutia alleges political pressure as reason for Sikkim FA not backing him

Bhaichung Bhutia's nomination was proposed and seconded by Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan state associations. He did not get support from his own state association.

AIFF Elections: I'm right man for president's post, says Bhaichung Bhutia
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AIFF Elections: I'm right man for president's post, says Bhaichung Bhutia

Bhaichung Bhutia threw his hat into the AIFF election ring once again even as former goalkeeper Kalyan Chaubey, seen as the BJP candidate, has emerged as the front runner for the top job.

India can qualify for World Cups on merit if football structure is reformed: Bhaichung Bhutia
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India can qualify for World Cups on merit if football structure is reformed: Bhaichung Bhutia

Former captain Bhutia on Thursday filed fresh nomination papers ahead of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) elections scheduled to be held on September 2

Bhaichung Bhutia files fresh nomination for AIFF president post
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Bhaichung Bhutia files fresh nomination for AIFF president post

Bhaichung Bhutia's nomination for AIFF president post was proposed by the Andhra Football Association (AFA) and seconded by the Rajasthan FA.

AIFF Polls: Bhutia files nomination; candidates with political leaning heat up football turf war
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AIFF Polls: Bhutia files nomination; candidates with political leaning heat up football turf war

Chaubey, a former India goalkeeper, who has played for both Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, like his illustrious contemporary Bhutia, appeared to be ahead in the race for the top job.

Bhaichung Bhutia says he will hold meeting to decide presidential candidate after electoral list becomes clear
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Bhaichung Bhutia says he will hold meeting to decide presidential candidate after electoral list becomes clear

Bhutia said that while he has been approached by a lot of former players, a decision will be taken as a meeting is on cards once the final list is out.

Bhaichung Bhutia and former India players back move to grant voting rights in AIFF elections
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Bhaichung Bhutia and former India players back move to grant voting rights in AIFF elections

Former and current India footballers, including the legendary Bhaichung Bhutia and Sandesh Jhingan, on Friday welcomed the move to grant ex-players the voting rights in the AIFF elections following Supreme Court's order

Rustam Akramov, football coach who gave international debut to Bhaichung Bhutia, passes away at 73
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Rustam Akramov, football coach who gave international debut to Bhaichung Bhutia, passes away at 73

The legendary Uzbek coach died on 15 February, according to the official website of the National Olympic Committee of Uzbekistan.

Indian women's football team earns praise from Bhaichung Bhutia
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Indian women's football team earns praise from Bhaichung Bhutia

Bhutia, who watched the proceedings from the venue on Thursday, said the Indian team was unfortunate not to end on the winning side

With revival of United Sikkim Football Club, owner Bhaichung Bhutia aims is to bring ISL into state
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With revival of United Sikkim Football Club, owner Bhaichung Bhutia aims is to bring ISL into state

The club's senior manager Arjun Rai said that all their members, supporters and players wanted the club management to change its initial decision of not running the senior team.

Former Indian football team captain Carlton Chapman dies at 49, AIFF condoles untimely demise
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Former Indian football team captain Carlton Chapman dies at 49, AIFF condoles untimely demise

Chapman was hospitalised on Sunday night at a hospital in Bengaluru and passed away early this morning.

Bhaichung Bhutia says East Bengal fans should not judge club's performance in ISL in upcoming season
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Bhaichung Bhutia says East Bengal fans should not judge club's performance in ISL in upcoming season

East Bengal have realised their dream to play in the top-tier Indian Super League but fans should not expect too much this season, the legendary Bhaichung Bhutia said.

Stadium named after Bhaichung Bhutia to be inaugurated after COVID-19 pandemic subsides
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Stadium named after Bhaichung Bhutia to be inaugurated after COVID-19 pandemic subsides

This is going to be the first-ever stadium in the country to be named after any footballer. Bhutia, the first Indian footballer to play 100 International matches said he is 'honoured'.

India's target should be regularly qualifying for Asian Cup, youth World Cup, says Bhaichung Bhutia
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India's target should be regularly qualifying for Asian Cup, youth World Cup, says Bhaichung Bhutia

Bhutia stressed on the importance of continuously producing quality players for the national team by focussing on the grassroots.