Baichung Bhutia

  • Hope ISL's success boosts I-League's popularity: Baichung Bhutia 19-12-2014 09:11 PM

    As the inaugural Indian Super League readies to get its first champion tomorrow, former India football captain Baichung Bhutia said that ISL has exceeded his expectation in terms of crowd turnout and hoped it would generate interest among fans for upcoming I-League. "It has definitely been a better success than...
  • Atletico de Kolkata are favourite to win ISL title: Baichung Bhutia 18-12-2014 10:26 PM

    Indian football icon Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday picked Atletico de Kolkata ahead of Kerala Blasters FC as the hot favourites to win the inaugural Indian Super League title. "Final is all about a knock-out match and with the experience, they are the favourites," Bhutia told reporters about his pick for...
  • Baichung Bhutia to play for East Bengal one last time in I-League 18-12-2014 09:33 PM

    It was in famous red-and-gold East Bengal jersey that 17-year-old Baichung Bhutia came into prominence back in 1995 and after nearly two decades, one of India's greatest ever footballer is going to play what will be his final season in Indian club football. Bhutia had retired in national jersey after...
  • Baichung Bhutia conferred AFC 'Hall of Fame Award' 30-11-2014 08:27 PM

    Manila: Former Indian national football team captain Baichung Bhutia was Sunday honoured with the AFC Hall of Fame Award on occasion of the Asian Football Confederation's 60th anniversary here. FIFA president Sepp Blatter presented the award to Baichung on the Awards Night here. AIFF president Praful Patel was also present...
  • Atletico de Kolkata, Chennaiyin FC look the best in ISL, says Baichung Bhutia 28-10-2014 10:28 AM

    The Indian Super League (ISL) has successfully completed its first two weeks and the country's football fans have been witness to some gruelling and mouth-watering encounters. Talking about how the teams have fared so far in the tournament, former Indian football captain Baichung Bhutia believes Atletico de Kolkata and Chennaiyin...
  • Baichung Bhutia inducted to Asian Football Confederation's hall of fame 22-10-2014 01:16 PM

    New Delhi: Former Indian football team captain Baichung Bhutia has been inducted to the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) Hall of Fame, the continent's football governing body confirmed on Wednesday. "It is my pleasure to announce that India's legendary player Baichung Bhutia has been selected to be honoured as an inductee...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany favourite to win the cup, says Baichung Bhutia 24-06-2014 02:56 PM

    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...
  • Bhutia, Chhetri in AIFFsuggested committee for U17 World Cup 14-05-2014 06:48 PM

    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...
  • Gorkhaland will not be an issue this election: Baichung Bhutia 17-04-2014 12:46 PM

    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 04-04-2014 03:30 PM

    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...
  • Baichung Bhutia declares liquid assets worth Rs 6.52 crore 24-03-2014 09:44 PM

    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,...
  • From Baichung Bhutia to Gul Panag, many celebs in fray for LS polls 13-03-2014 09:56 PM

    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 06-03-2014 01:41 PM

    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 U17 WC: Bhutia 06-12-2013 05:03 PM

    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...
  • Leader Talk: In conversation with Baichung Bhutia, Michael Perschke 01-09-2013 04:29 PM

    In this show we talk about leadership mantras with successful leaders from the world of sports and corporate India. ...
  • Former skipper Baichung Bhutia backs IMGReliance League 13-08-2013 03:39 PM

    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...
  • Bhutia feels legalising betting would stop corruption 24-05-2013 11:59 AM

    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....
  • ILeague: Baichung takes over coaching reins of United Sikkim 14-11-2012 09:12 AM

    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 18-08-2012 10:49 AM

    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 ILeague is on: Bhutia 18-07-2012 11:57 AM

    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...
  • God in Namchi: Caution, Work in Progress 08-05-2012 11:20 AM

    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...
  • Baichung, Ganguly back Premier League Soccer 31-01-2012 10:34 AM

    Kolkata: Premier League Soccer (PLS) is no EPL (English Premier League) or IPL (Indian Premier League) but the Indian tournament promises all the thrills and frills, bringing in football icon Baichung Bhutia and former Indian cricket skipper Sourav Ganguly on board. The Barasat franchise at the world players' auctions on...
  • Bayern can inspire Indian youngsters: Bhaichung 11-01-2012 09:14 PM

    New Delhi: Even as he donned the national colours for the final time, Bhaichung Bhutia was already thinking of how the exhibition match against Bayern Munich would benefit India. The hosts were brushed aside by their superior German opponents in the first half on Tuesday, going down 4-0, but recovered...
  • Bayern impressed with India's passion 11-01-2012 07:48 AM

    New Delhi: India were no match for Bayern Munich on the field, but the effort of the players and the noise of the fans at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday will be a part of the memories the Germans take back with them. Bayern came to India on the...
  • Chhetri awarded AIFF Player of the Year award 11-01-2012 06:46 AM

    New Delhi: Indian striker Sunil Chhetri was awarded the AIFF Player of the Year award during the farewell exhibition match of Bhaichung Bhutia against German giants Bayern Munich in New Delhi on Tuesday. Chhetri was handed the award by AIFF president Praful Patel in a presentation during the interval. He...
  • India name 23 players for Bayern Munich match 28-12-2011 06:03 PM

    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...
  • Goa all set for first football film fest at IFFI 17-11-2011 02:05 PM

    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 20-09-2011 05:53 PM

    Baichung Bhutia, India's football hero and a legend in Sikkim, has appealed for support for the quake-affected people. ...