Brothers of Bhaichung Bhutia
Bom Bom Bhutia, Chewang Bhutia
Daughters of Bhaichung Bhutia
Samara Dechen Bhutia, Keisha Dolkar Bhutia
Father of Bhaichung Bhutia
Mother of Bhaichung Bhutia
Sister of Bhaichung Bhutia
Son of Bhaichung Bhutia
Ugen Kalzang Bhutia
Wife/Spouse of Bhaichung Bhutia
Madhuri Tipnis (2004-2015) Hotel Professional
Favourite Football Club(s) of Bhaichung Bhutia
Arsenal and Barcelona
Favourite Football Players of Bhaichung Bhutia
Thierry Henry, Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho
Awards of Bhaichung Bhutia
Arjuna Award for Football (1998)
Padma Shri (2008)
Banga Bhushan (2014)
Information about Bhaichung Bhutia
On 13 November 2012, Bhutia was named as the interim manager of United Sikkim
Bhutia received Arjuna Award in 1999. Bhutia is one of five footballers to be awarded the prestigious 'Padma Shree' and the only player to win it during his playing career.
In the summer of 1999, he became the second Indian player after Mohammed Salim to play in a European Club as he was signed by English third division outfit, Bury FC.
Bhaichung has won almost every domestic trophy with East Bengal including the NFL title (National Football League) in 2003-04.
On 31 May 2018, he established a new party, 'Hamro Sikkim Party,' after the break up with TMC.
On 15 April 2000, he became a first Asian Player to score a goal in English professional game.
Does Bhaichung Bhutia drink alcohol?: Not Known
On 12 February 2015, he returned to East Bengal for the final time on a half-season contract, after which he would retire from professional football.
Under his captaincy, India carried off the LG Cup in Vietnam in 2002, South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championships thrice, two Nehru Cup titles (in 2007 and 2009) and the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup which assured them a place in the 2011 Asian Cup in Qatar.
Inivalappil Mani Vijayan (or I.M. Vijayan) three-time Indian Player of the Year, described Bhutia as 'God's gift to Indian football
At the age of 14, he joined the Boys Club in Gangtok where his uncle Karma Bhutia was the chief coach
On 24 August 2011, he announced retirement from international football. A farewell match was organised for him against Bayern Munich in 2012.
Does Bhaichung Bhutia smoke?: No
In January 2018, he was appointed as the manager of Sikkim.
Bhutia received football training at Sikkim's Tashi Namgyal Academy before a stint at SAI Gangtok. He was given the best player in the 1992 Subroto Cup. Former India goalkeeper Bhaskar Ganguly noticed his talent and helped him make the transition to Calcutta football.
Bhutia and Madhuri have one son and two daughters. Bhutia wants his son to be a Tennis Player.
Bhutia is most capped Indian player to play in International games.
At the age of 16, he signed for East Bengal FC, his first professional club.
On 30 December 2004, Bhutia settled down with his long-time girlfriend, Madhuri Tipnis in his native village of Tinkitam.