Baichung Bhutia

  • World Cup 2014: Germany favourite to win the cup, says Baichung Bhutia June 24, 2014

    Germany might not yet have qualified for the knockout stages of the FIFA world cup but for former India football captain, Baichung Bhutia it's the strongest contender to win the coveted trophy. Speaking at Google Cafe in New Delhi on Tuesday, Bhutia said that he was most impressed by Joachim Lows'...
  • Bhutia, Chhetri in AIFF-suggested committee for U-17 World Cup May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to beef up the technical know-how ahead of the 2017 Under-17 World Cup, AIFF president Praful Patel on Wednesday suggested the formation of a special committee involving former and current skippers Baichung Bhutia and Sunil Chhetri. In a meeting here, the All India Football Federation's executive committee endorsed...
  • Gorkhaland will not be an issue this election: Baichung Bhutia April 17, 2014

    Trinamool Congress candidate Baichung Bhutia who is making a political debut this Lok Sabha elections say Gorkhaland will not be an issue in his constituency Darjeeling. ...
  • WB: GNLF to support TMC candidate Baichung Bhutia in Darjeeling April 4, 2014

    The Gorkha National Liberation Front of Subash Ghising on Friday declared its support for Trinamool Congress candidate for the Darjeeling Lok Sabha constituency Baichung Bhutia. Making the announcement after a GNLF central committee meeting here, spokesman Dhiren Lama said the hill body has also appealed to the central and the state...
  • Baichung Bhutia declares liquid assets worth Rs 6.52 crore March 24, 2014

    Trinamool Congress candidate for Darjeeling parliamentary seat and former captain of national football team Baichung Bhutia declared liquid assets worth Rs 6.52 crore in an affidavit filed on Monday. Bhutia declared that his personal cash-in-hand was Rs 2.64 crore, while investments and savings in the form of bonds, shares, FDs, savings,...
  • From Baichung Bhutia to Gul Panag, many celebs in fray for LS polls March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Elections for the 16th Lok Sabha are witnessing many entrants from the sports and glamour industry. While actor Gul Panag will be contesting as an Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Chandigarh, former footballer Baichung Bhutia is contesting the Lok Sabha elections on Trinamool Congress ticket. Gul Panag on...
  • Baichung Bhutia, Moon Moon Sen bring star power to Mamata's TMC March 7, 2014

    New Delhi: It is star power for the Trinamool Congress this Lok Sabha elections with actress Moon Moon Sen and former football captain Baichung Bhutia set to contest polls for the party. Baichung Bhuti, who will contest from Darjeeling on a Trinamool ticket, will take on Bharatiya Janata Party leader...
  • Will have to ensure good team at U-17 WC: Bhutia December 6, 2013

    New Delhi: As Indian football rejoices after winning the bid to host the Under-17 World Cup, former captain Baichung Bhutia on Friday said the more difficult task for the country would be to put together a good team to compete in the mega-event and develop the infrastructure. Thanking the All India...
  • Leader Talk: In conversation with Baichung Bhutia, Michael Perschke September 1, 2013

    In this show we talk about leadership mantras with successful leaders from the world of sports and corporate India. ...
  • Former skipper Baichung Bhutia backs IMG-Reliance League August 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Former Indian football captain Baichung Bhutia on Tuesday backed the much-debated IPL-style football tournament of IMG-Reliance, scheduled to start in January 2014, and is confident that it would help revive the sport in the country. "I think, the new tournament is great for Indian football. Being the president of the...
  • Bhutia feels legalising betting would stop corruption May 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Describing the IPL spot-fixing scandal as unfortunate, former India football captain Baichung Bhutia said betting should be legalised in the country to stop corruption in cricket. "In Europe betting is legalised and you don't come across such scams everyday in football like you get to see it in cricket....
  • IOC's decision to suspend India is a wake-up call: Bhutia December 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Indian football captain Baichung Bhutia on Wednesday termed the IOC's decision to suspend India as a "wake-up call" for the country's sports officials and said the IOA should amend its constitution soon in accordance with the Olympic Charter to get out of the mess. "It's a disappointing situation....
  • I-League: Baichung takes over coaching reins of United Sikkim November 14, 2012

    Kolkata: In the wake of their 1-10 rout by United SC, United Sikkim Football Club chief executive officer and former India skipper Baichung Bhutia Tuesday took over the coaching reins from chief coach Phillipe De Ridder. "I have decided to take up coaching for the club until we find a...
  • NE exodus: Mary Kom, Baichung Bhutia appeal for calm August 18, 2012

    Two prominent faces of the Northeast India, Olympic medallist Mary Kom and football legend Baichung Bhutia have appealed for peace and calm. ...
  • I flip the channel when I-League is on: Bhutia July 18, 2012

    Retired Indian star Baichung Bhutia has expressed his frustration with the local I-League, claiming there's too many stoppages. The 35-year-old former Bury man was present at the inauguration of a five-day coaching seminar that commenced on Monday in his role as the Football Players' Association of India (FPAI) president, and commented...
  • God in Namchi: ‘Caution, Work in Progress’ May 8, 2012

    Arindam is an RI, a Returning Indian, as the new acronym goes in migrationspeak. His Facebook page informs his friends that he's "pinged 105 cities across the world". So when our car crosses Melli, on the Bengal-Sikkim border, his voice is a stubble of sounds: "Imagine, I've never been to...
  • India name 23 players for Bayern Munich match December 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The Indian football coach Savio Medeira on Wednesday named seven new players in the 23-member national squad to play against top German side Bayern Munich in Baichung Bhutia's farewell exhibition match here on January 10. The team, to be led by Bhutia, will miss the services of striker Sunil...
  • Goa all set for first football film fest at IFFI November 17, 2011

    Panaji: A football stadium here that ran into ruins almost a decade ago, will come back to life with a Soccer film festival, as part of the 42nd edition of IFFI, beginning on November 23. The Campal Football Grounds will stage the 'Soccer in Cinema' section for seven days, screening...
  • Sikkim quake: Baichung appeals for support September 20, 2011

    Baichung Bhutia, India's football hero and a legend in Sikkim, has appealed for support for the quake-affected people. ...
  • Baichung Bhutia calls for peace in Manipur June 5, 2010

    Imphal: India's football icon Baichung Bhutia speaks out on the tension in Manipur which is blockaded by the NSCN supporters for almost two months even as the state government deployed forces to keep Thuingaleng Muivah out. "I hope there is peace in Manipur and Nagaland, because at the end of the...
  • No room for mistakes against Sri Lanka, says Houghton August 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Indian football coach Bob Houghton said that his boys couldn't afford to commit any mistakes against Sri Lanka in their must-win ONGC Nehru Cup football tournament match in the Capital on Wednesday. Both teams will be looking for a victory to stay alive in the tournament as each has...
  • India lose to Lebanon in Nehru Cup opener August 19, 2009

    New Delhi: Defending champions India conceded an early goal and then failed to convert the chances into victory by losing against Lebanon in the opening match of the Nehru Cup tournament. It was a disappointing start for India because the team was looking for their second consecutive title after 2007...
  • Nehru Cup begins today, India under pressure August 19, 2009

    New Delhi: After returning home from Barcelona, the Indian football team is now set for the Nehru Cup tournament. The world class facilities that the team enjoyed in Barcelona is what the team’s coach Bob Houghton has been demanding for years. “Training facilities were good. Not just the fields but...
  • I have always loved winning: Baichung Bhutia June 1, 2009

    Baichung Bhutia's iconic status as a footballer now has a challenger from his new found glory as a dancer. TWF correspondent Ritesh Sharma caught up with him after winning Sony's Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. Q. How do you feel? Baichung Bhutia: Simply great. For a person who has always been known for his...
  • Schoolboys can beat Indian football team, says minister February 24, 2009

    Mumbai: Sports Minister Manohar Singh Gill has taken a swipe at the national soccer team, saying schoolboys and the old men of the 1956 Olympic team could beat the current crop of internationals, local media reported on Tuesday. "Sometimes the team is ranked 140, sometimes 120," Gill said at...
  • Bhutia scores but India lose to underrated Hong Kong January 14, 2009

    Hong Kong: India let in an injury time goal to go down 1-2 against Hong Kong in their international friendly at the Hong Kong Stadium here today. In a closely fought match, both the sides could not score in the first half but produced three goals in the last 20 minutes. India...
  • Mohun Bagan climb to second spot in I-League November 25, 2008

    Kolkata: Mohun Bagan continued to be on song as they registered their fifth consecutive victory, prevailing 1-0 over Mahindra United Mumbai in the I-League in Kolkata on Monday. Baichung Bhutia struck the all-important goal in the 46th minute to guide his team to the second position in the glamorous league with...
  • Baichung's maturity helped him succeed: Mentor October 22, 2008

    Gangtok: Karma Bhutia is a man of giant stature, someone who’s been an ardent football and sports enthusiast all his life, and a man who’s played a big role in giving the country it’s first real football superstar. Karma Bhutia was Baichung Bhutia’s mentor throughout his younger days, and was...
  • Baichung sizzles with brace in all-star match July 15, 2008

    Munich: Baichung Bhutia sizzled on a starry night with a spectacular brace in the 'Goal 4 Africa' charity match between two all-star international teams at the Allianz Arena here. Playing for the 'Edu' team under the captaincy of Dutch star Clarence Seedorf in number 30 white jersey, Baichung scored in the...
  • Baichung Bhutia pulls out of Olympic torch relay April 16, 2008

    New Delhi: Indian football captain Baichung Bhutia has refused to carry the Olympic torch when it reaches New Delhi on April 17. Bhutia conveyed his decision to the Indian Olympic Association on Monday after he was chosen to run with the Olympic torch on the India leg of its...