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Chuni Goswami


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Chuni Goswami Biography


Subimal Chuni Goswami is an Indian Football player who is often considered as one of the biggest legendary sports persons our country has ever produced. He is credited with taking our country towards international recognition.


He has played for the National Football team during the 1950s and 1960s and soon emerged as a backbone and an indispensable part of the team. Usually playing in his Left Inside position, Goswami was a Striker who known for his impeccable control upon the ball and an accurate and presence of the game situation.


He was born on 15th January 1938 in undivided Bengal. Apart from being a footballer of impeccable quality, he has also played for Bengal in Ranji Trophy and was known for his fast inswingers.


Background


Chuni learned the basics of Football from his school coach, Sibdas Banerjee and joined Junior Mohun Bagan Club in the year 1946 at the age of just 8 years.He represented the nation in Football in around 50 International Football matches.


These matches included Olympics, Asian Games, Asia Cup and Merdeka Cup. Goswami has to his credit the honor of leading the Indian Football team which won the Gold Medal in Asian Games 1962 held at Jakarta.


Debut


Goswami joined Junior Mohun Bagan Club in the year 1946 at the age of just 8 years. He played there until the year 1954 when he moved to Senior Mohun Bagan Club and continued playing for the club till the year 1968. During his tenure at Mohun Bagan, Goswami led Mohan Bagan five times.


Goswami made his debut in the International Football in the year 1956 and marked his arrival on the International Football scene when he was a part of the Indian Football team which clashed against the Chinese Olympic team. The Indian team beat the Olympians Chinese team 1-0 in the crucial match.


High points


Goswami has to his credit the honor of leading the Indian Football team that won the Gold Medal in Asian Games 1962 held at Jakarta, and the Silver Medal in Asia Cup Soccer tournament 1964 held in Israel. He also served as the Captain of the Bengal Cricket team for a period of time, and successfully led the team to the final round of Ranji Trophy twice in his career.


Captaincy


the honor of leading the Indian Football team that won the Gold Medal in Asian Games 1962 held at Jakarta, and the Silver Medal in Asia Cup Soccer tournament 1964 held in Israel.Goswami holds the distinction of leading his side Mohan Bagan to three successive Durand Cup triumphs.


Club career


Throughout his career as a footballer, he has remained loyal to Mohan Bagan. Rejecting many lucrative offers and contracts that came his way, he continued to be with Mohan Bagan till 1968.

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