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Showing posts with label Sports Personality. Show all posts
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Friday, May 1, 2020

Legendary Sports Personality Chuni Goswami Passes Away





Legendary sports personality Chuni Goswami passes away at 05:00 PM on April 30, 2020 at a private nursing home at South Kolkata. For the last few months, Chuni Goswami was suffering from underlying ailments with sugar, prostate and nerve problems. Chuni Goswami was admitted to a city hospital earlier in the day and breathed his last at 5 pm after cardiac arrest.

Chuni was not only a footballer, he played cricket in state level and was caption of West Bengal cricket team. Chuni Goswami played tennis in club level. A true Mohan Bagan lover, Chuni played in Mohan Bagan club throughout his football and cricket career. 

After retiring from football, Chuni Goswami concentrated fully on cricket and he was a regular cricketer of West Bengal team in Ranji Trophy. He retired from cricket in 1973. 


Brief Profile of Chuni Goswami



 Birth Name: Subimal Goswami


Date of Birth: 15 January 1938 


Place of birth: Kishoreganj, presently in Bangladesh. 


Occupation: A retired football player, he played in the position of striker. As a cricketer, Chuni Goswami was a batsman and swing bowler. Chuni Goswami represented National football team from 1956 to 1964. As a cricketer, Chuni represented West Bengal from 1962 to 1973. 

Death: Chuni Goswami died on April 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm




Awards for Chuni Goswami



1962: Best Striker of Asia Award 


1963: Arjun Award 


1983: Padma Shri Award

2005: Mohan Bagan Ratna Award 

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Chuni Goswami – the all time best footballer in India



Want to know the sports career of greatest footballer Chuni Goswami? Read this article on Chuni Goswami, brief profile of Chuni Goswami, his football career and cricket career are posted here.


Chuni Goswami’s name is associated with Indian football so closely that any discussion on Indian football remains incomplete without Chuni Goswami. Chuni was not only a footballer, he played cricket in state level and was caption of West Bengal cricket team. Chuni Goswami played tennis in club level. A true Mohan Bagan lover, Chuni played in Mohan Bagan club throughout his football and cricket career. 

Brief Profile of Chuni Goswami

 Birth Name: Subimal Goswami

Date of Birth: 15 January 1938 

Place of birth: Kishoreganj, presently in Bangladesh. 

Occupation: A retired football player, he played in the position of striker. As a cricketer, Chuni Goswami was a batsman and swing bowler. Chuni Goswami represented National football team from 1956 to 1964. As a cricketer, Chuni represented West Bengal from 1962 to 1973. 

 Chuni Goswami played for Mohan Bagan team from 1954 to 1968. Before that he was a regular footballer of Mohan Bagan junior team from 1946 to 1954. Chuni Goswami is one of the rarest footballers who played in a single club throughout his football career and he retired from international and club football when he was at the peak of his form. He was caption of Mohan Bagan football team for consecutive five years, from 1960 to 1964.

International career of Chuni Goswami in International Football

First time appearance of Chuni Goswami in Indian football team was in 1956 against Chinese Olympic team and India won that match. Chuni Goswami played for India in 50 international matches. He has represented Indian football team inOlympics, Asian Games, Asia Cup and Merdeka Cup. India football team won Gold Medal in 1962 Asian Games and Chuni was the caption of the Indian football team. In Asia Cup and Merdeka Cup in 1964, Chuni was caption of Indian football team. In Asia Cup 1964, India won silver medal. 

After retiring from football, Chuni Goswami concentrated fully on cricket and he was a regular cricketer og West Bengal team in Ranji Trophy. He retired from cricket in 1973. 

Awards for Chuni Goswami


1962: Best Striker of Asia Award 

1963: Arjun Award 

1983: Padma Shri Award

2005: Mohan Bagan Ratna Award 



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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pradip Kumar Banerjee – the Great Indian Footballer and Football Coach


Complete information on Pradip Kumar Banerjee is posted in this article. Pradip Kumar Banerjee as a footballer and as a coach, both are successful.

Pradip Kumar Banerjee, more popular as PK is a glamorous character in Indian football.  Pradip Kumar Banerjee as right winger and PK as football coach, both are equaled successful.

Brief profile of Indian footballer Pradip Kumar Banerjee


Date of birth of Pradip Banerjee: 23 June 1936
Birth place: Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
Spouse: Late Arati Banerjee, she was associated with sports
Brother: Noted footballer of 70’s-80’s, Prasun Banerjee
Daughters: Two daughters
Pradip Banerjee – PK as footballer

Pradip Kumar Banerjee – PK was a perfect right winger in his time. He played in club football for eastern railway team most of the years as he was an employee of eastern railway. PK had the tremendous ability to score from the wings and he used to penetrate into the defence of opponent team from the right wing. In 1956, PK  represented Indian football team in the Melbourne Olympic Games and in Rome Olympic Games in 1960, Pradip Kumar Banerjee was the caption of Indian football team. In foreign grounds,  performance of Pradip Banerjee as a player was very good.

PK Banerjee as a football coach


After retirement from football as player, PK Banerjee and Chuni Goswami, another all time famous Indian footballer completed coaching course. Pradip Banerjee started club coaching and from that time he became popular as PK. PK coached East Bengal team during the first half of 70’s and that time is still considered as golden time of East Bengal football. During that period East Bengal team listed most of the national football trophies used to beat their arch rival Mohun Bagan team repeatadely. Afterwards PK joined Mohun Bagan as coach and the same history as East Bengal was repeated in Mohun Bagan. In 1975, Cosmos team came to Kolkata for an exhibition match with Mohun Bagan. Great Pele was in Cosmos team. The match ended in draw and both the teams scored 2 goals each. It was simply PK’s stragedy which restricted Pele on the ground and Pele himself admitted it after the match. During PK’s coaching life, vocal tonic of PK was a popular term used on fields. PK used to motivate his boys with his speeches.

Awards received by Pradip Kumar Banerjee


Pradip Kumar Banerjee achieved the title “the player of the Millennium” in 2005, awarded by FIFA in 2005.  Pradip Kumar Banerjee received Arjuna Award in 1961 and Padma Shri Award in 1990.

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