6 Facts About Bhaichung Bhutia

1. In 2008, Bhaichung Bhutia was solicited to run with the Olympic torch in India, but he refused to carry the torch to show support for the Tibetan independence movement.

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2. In 2009, Bhaichung Bhutia started a foundation called the "Indian Sports Foundation" to help footballers overcome serious injuries.

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3. On 23 January 2008, Bhaichung Bhutia was nominated for the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, for his contribution to Indian football.

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4. On 12 February 2015 it was announced that Bhaichung Bhutia would return to East Bengal for the final time on a half-season contract, after which he would retire from professional football.

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5. In 2011, Bhaichung Bhutia joined United Sikkim as coach and Manager.

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6. On 18 May 2009, Bhaichung Bhutia announced he would quit Mohun Bagan, due to the questioning of his footballing commitment by the club's officials.

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