Bhaichung Bhutia is the shining star of the Indian Football Team, born in the year 1976 in Assam, India; he is known for being the best forward in Indian Football Team. Bhaichung Bhutia has been playing as a forward throughout his career. Bhaichung Bhutia’s talents were noticed by former Indian wicketkeeper Bhaskar Ganguly and helped Bhutia get transferred to West Bengal, where he would play for most of his career. Although various injuries limited Bhaichung Bhutia’s career, his transfer to the English league was one of the more critical moments in Indian football.

Baichung Bhutia scored his first goal in that same tournament against Uzbekistan and became India’s youngest international goalscorer. A three-time India Player of the Year, Baichung became one of the few Indian soccer players to popularise soccer in India. Baichung Bhutia became the first Indian footballer to sign a professional deal with a European side when he signed for Bury on a three-year deal. The torchbearer of Indian football on the international stage, and perhaps one of India’s most skilful footballers, Baichung Bhutia is the first Indian footballer to sign a professional contract with a European club.

Having made his international debut aged 19, Bhaichung Bhutia has shown several promising signs of helping Indian football rise. He went on to play superb football both for clubs and for the country, and he will go down as one of the finest players the country has ever produced. Bhutia had four spells with the East Bengal club in the Indian Football League, where his career began. Bhutia became a Player in the national football league, an honour bestowed by the All India Football Federation (AIFF), playing for East Bengal in the 2005-06 season. Bhutia was the highest goalscorer in the Indian national football league and was selected for Nehru Cup.

Bhaichung Bhutia, also known as Sikkimese Sharpshooter, was a former Indian international footballer, considered to be the poster boy for the growth of Indian football, who played his whole career as a forward. Arguably India’s most extraordinary footballer had also had stints at English club Bury besides doing the country proud. Sunil Chhetri is an Indian football great, born 3 Aug 1984, and is also a captain of the Indian Football Team, also called captain fantasy. Bhaichung Bhutia also holds the record for scoring the most goals by an individual player in a match, with five goals, in the Indian domestic football circuit. His parents, originally from Sikkim, were initially cautious and thought that Bhutias interest in football would hurt his concentration in studies, but relented when he was awarded a football scholarship by the Sports Authority of India when he was just nine years old.