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Baichung Bhutia

Baichung Bhutia

Baichung Bhutia or Bhaichung Bhutia is an Indian footballer of Sikkimese-Bhutia descent who plays as a striker for East Bengal in the I-League. Bhutia is considered to be the torchbearer of Indian football in the international arena. He is often nicknamed the Sikkimese Sniper because of his shooting skills in football. Three-time Indian Player of the Year I. M. Vijayan described Bhutia as "God's gift to Indian football". Bhutia has had four spells at I-League football team East Bengal Club, the club where he started his career. When he joined English club Bury in 1999, he became the first Indian footballer to sign a contract with a European club and only the second to play ... more on Wikipedia

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