Baichung Bhutia (often written as Bhaichung Bhutia) (born on 5th December 1976 in Sikkim) is a Current Indian Football Player. Bhutia plays as a central forward Position. Bhaichung has been in the indian football team since over a decade now and Currently is the captain of the national football team, Bhaichung is the only Indian to play top flight football for a british club.
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Bhaichung started playing football in St.Xavier's school in sikkim. Obvious talent saw him get offers from various school clubs. When bhaichung was sixteen he joined the East bengal club in kolkata. Bhaichung then went on to become the team captain in the 1998-99 season. Finally bhutia got a dream call from overseas. He was called for training sessions with english clubs like Fulham and Aston Villa. After unsucessful attempts with both, Bhutia joined Bury FC in the UK. After a three year stint, Bhutia returned to india to play for Mohum Bagan FC. Bhutia returned to his former club the next year to help them win the ASEAN cup. Bhutia's achievements have gone to that extent that he also got the chance to play alongside one of the sports best player;Clarence Seedorf in a match in Munich. Bhutia scored twice in that game.
No Respite For India
Inspite of the prowess of such an able national captain bhutia has failed to deliver on the international circuit. Football pundits argue that the game is a team game and so bhutia is always excused. But this buddhist's contribution to the sport cannot be ignored. He once said that it would be his dream if he could help india qualify for the world cup finals.