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Subimal ‘Chuni’ Goswami Biography

Subimal Goswami aka Chuni Goswami was an Indian International Footballer and first-class Cricketer. He was the Captain of the 1962 Asian Games Gold-medal winning team and also represented Bengal in first-class Cricket matches.

Chuni Goswami was an Indian International Footballer and a brilliant Cricketer. In 1962 Asian Games we won the Gold-medal in his captaincy and he also represented Bengal in first-class Cricket matches. Chuni Goswami died at the age of 82 after suffering from prolonged illness on 30th of April,2020.

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Subimal ‘Chuni’ Goswami: Early Life

Subimal ‘Chuni’ Goswami was born on 15th January, 1938 in Kishoreganj District in Bengal (now in Bangladesh). Subimal ‘Chuni’ Goswami was married to Basanti and the couple has a son Sudipto.

Subimal ‘Chuni’ Goswami: Illness and Death

Chuni Goswami was diagnosed with many diseases such as diabetes’s, prostate, and nerve problems from the past few months. On April 30, Subimal ‘Chuni’ Goswami was shifted to a city hospital where he took his last breath in the evening after a cardiac arrest.It was in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Subimal ‘Chuni’ Goswami: Football Career

In Goswami entire career he choose to play for a single club- Mohun Bagan. He received many offers from other clubs as well but chose to play for Mohun Bagan. From 1956 to 1964, Goswami played 50 matches for India as a footballer.

In 1964, at the age of 8 years, Goswami joined the Mohun Bagan club’s Junior team and was a part of the team till 1954. In 1954, Goswami became a part of the Mohun Bagan Senior team and played as a striker till his retirement in 1968. From 1960-1964, Goswami was the captain for 5 seasons.

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Subimal ‘Chuni’ Goswami: Cricket Career

In 1956, Goswami made his first International match for India. He played 50 international matches for India– Asian Games,Olympics, Asia Cup and Merdeka Cup. In 1962, under his captaincy, India won Gold Medal in Asian Games and in 1964, India won Silver Medal in Tel Aviv and Merdeka Cup.

Subimal ‘Chuni’ Goswami: Awards

Subimal ‘Chuni’ Goswami won many awards during his whole life:

1962– Best Striker of Asia Award
1963– Arjuna award
1983– Padma Shri award
2005– Mohun Bagan Ratna

career as well as post-retirement.

1962– Best Striker of Asia Award
1963– Arjuna award
1983– Padma Shri award
2005– Mohun Bagan Ratna