23 Facts About Chuni Goswami


Subimal "Chuni" Goswami was an Indian professional footballer and first-class cricketer.


Chuni Goswami was an Olympian, represented India national team at the 1960 Summer Olympics.


Chuni Goswami led the team to achieve the gold medal at the 1962 Asian Games, and earn the runners-up position at the 1964 AFC Asian Cup.


Chuni Goswami's elder brother Manik Goswami was a footballer who played for George Telegraph.


Chuni Goswami was married to Basanti and gave birth to their son, named Sudipto.


Chuni Goswami was elected as the Sheriff of Kolkata in 2005.


Chuni Goswami holds the distinction of playing for a single club, Mohun Bagan, throughout his club career despite numerous offers from other clubs including one reported offer from Tottenham Hotspur.


Chuni Goswami was a top-class player with dribbling, passing, his ball control was better than anybody else.


Chuni Goswami could assist strikers like Neville D'Souza and make them score with his beautiful passes.


Chuni Goswami joined the Mohun Bagan junior team in 1946 at the age of 8 years.


Chuni Goswami was a part of the junior squad up to 1954 and then graduated to the Mohun Bagan senior team.


Chuni Goswami continued playing for Mohun Bagan until his retirement in 1968.


Chuni Goswami captained Mohun Bagan in five seasons from 1960 to 1964.


Chuni Goswami went on to play for India in 50 international matches including in Olympics, Asian Games, Asia Cup and Merdeka Cup.


Chuni Goswami captained India to the Asian Games Gold Medal in 1962 and a Silver in the 1964 AFC Asian Cup in Tel Aviv and in the Merdeka Cup.


Chuni Goswami played in 30 FIFA "A" international matches having scored 9 times for the National team.


Chuni Goswami was a Right Handed Batsman and a Right Arm Medium Pacer.


Chuni Goswami appeared in two Ranji Trophy finals, losing to Mumbai each time.


Chuni Goswami later became team official of Mohun Bagan and went with Karuna Bhattacharya managed team to newly independent Bangladesh in May 1972, where they defeated Dhaka Mohammedan in first match, but lost to Shadhin Bangla football team in their last match.


Chuni Goswami died on 30 April 2020 at the age of 82 in Kolkata after a prolonged illness.


Chuni Goswami's family confirmed that Goswami was admitted to a city hospital earlier in the day and died at 5 pm after a cardiac arrest.


Chuni Goswami won numerous awards during his playing career as well as after retirement for his contribution towards Indian football.


On 15 April 2023, iconic "Chuni Goswami Gate" was unveiled by former Indian international cricketer Sunil Gavaskar at the Mohun Bagan club headquarters in Kolkata, in memory of him.