“First Superstar of Indian football” and Former Indian Captain Subimal Goswami passes away today at the age of 82 in kolkata. He was fondly referred to as Chuni Goswami by his vast legion of fans. He was also a fine first class cricketer.
Goswami’s biggest achievement was captaining India to the 1962 Asian Games Gold medal when India scripted a historic 2-1 victory against South Korea (Korea Republic) in the final to land India its second gold medal in Asian Games history. Goswami made his International debut against Burma (now Myanmar) in the Asian Games in Tokyo in 1958 India rallied to win 3-2 on the day. He represented India in 36 official International matches, captaining in 16 of them, and netting 13 goals.
Goswami won the Arjuna Award in 1963 and was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri Award in 1983.