|Baichung Bhutia was born on December 15, 1976, Sikkim and is a renowned Indian football player who played from the position of striker. He is the first Indian football player to perform in the professional football in England. It was under his leadership that India succeeded in the LG Cup in Vietnam in 2002 and East Bengal Club to LG Asean Club Cup football championship triumph in Jakarta in 2003. This prodigious talent has taken Indian football to unexplored heights. His most notable performance that brought him national recognition came in Subroto Cup school tournament in the year 1992. Then he joined the Calcutta city giants East Bengal Club and two years later shifted to JCT Mills, Phagwara and offered his precious contribution to win the National Football League. The very same years his international debut took place in the Nehru Cup.