The All India Soccer Federation (AIFF) has condoled the premature demise of former India captain Carlton Chapman, who breathed his final on Monday morning. He was 49.
AIFF President Praful Patel, in an announcement, mentioned: “It is unhappy to listen to that Carlton Chapman is not any extra. His contribution to Indian soccer won’t ever be forgotten. I share the grief.”
AIFF Common Secretary Kushal Das added: “Chapman was a gifted participant. He even impressed so many children by means of his teaching. Might his soul relaxation in peace.”
Underneath Chapman’s captaincy, the Indian staff went on to win the SAFF Championship trophy in Kathmandu, Nepal in 1997. He scored six targets for the Indian staff in thirty-nine matches, together with 5 matches when he led the facet. He was a part of the triumphant India facet which received the SAF Video games (1995) in Madras, Nehru Cup (1997) in Kochi and SAFF Championship (1999) in Margao.
On the membership stage, he started his profession with Tata Soccer Academy in 1991 earlier than transferring to East Bengal two years later. Throughout his keep in East Bengal, he scored a hat-trick in opposition to Iraqi membership Al Zawra on the Asian Cup Winners’ Cup on the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata in 1993.
In 1995, he switched to JCT Mills. He was an integral a part of their maiden NFL-winning-campaign in 1997 underneath the teaching of Dhyan Chand Awardee Sukhwinder Singh. Additionally, he was a part of the treble-winning JCT Mills staff which received the Federation Cup, IFA Protect and Durand Cup in 1996. Subsequent yr, he lifted the Durand Cup trophy once more with FC Kochin.
Throughout his keep in East Bengal, he received the Calcutta Premier League 4 occasions (1993, 1998-2000), IFA Protect twice (1994, 2000), Durand Cup, Rovers Cup, Kalinga Cup as soon as apiece apart from the Nationwide Soccer League in 2001 earlier than hanging up his boots.
On the home stage, Chapman received the Santosh Trophy thrice (1993-94, 1998) with Bengal apart from representing the state on two extra events (1999, 2000). By the way, he scored the primary golden objective within the historical past of Santosh Trophy, which got here in opposition to Goa in 1995.
His teaching profession began on the Tata Soccer Academy in 2002. Later, he coached Royal Wahingdoh, Bhawanipore FC, Pupil’s Union FC, Sudeva FC. Not too long ago, he was appointed because the Technical Director of Quartz FC, a membership primarily based in Kozhikode.