Subrata Bhattacharya (footballer)

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Subrata Bhattacharya
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-05-05) 5 May 1953 (age 61)
Place of birth Shyamnagar, India
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974-1990 Mohun Bagan 489 (41)
National team
1976-1988 India 41 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Subrata Bhattacharya(also known as 'Bablu' locally),was an Indian football Defender who played for India in the 1984 Asian Cup and spent 17 years with Mogun Bagan as a footballer. He has also played for and managed Mohun Bagan in the past. He is the present Head Coach of Tollygunge Agragami.He won Indian National Football League for two times as a coach of Mohun Bagan. He has also managed East Bengal,Southern Samity,Prayag United as a coach.[1]

As Player[edit]

Subrata Bhattacharya played for 17 years in Mohun Bagan (1974-1990). He became the Captain of Mohun Bagan in the year 1977; Mohun Bagan won the triple crown that season and became the first club to do so in Indian football history. He also led the side against a star-studded Cosmos team which had living legend Pele; both the teams shared honours as the match ended 2-2.[2]

The dual between him and Chima Okorie of East Bengal was a high point of Calcutta Football League in 80s.

He was a pivotal part of the state team against PSV_Eindhoven and Mohun Bagan in Mohun Bagans centenary celebration against a team lead by Roger Milla

As Coach[edit]

Subrata Bhattacharya successfully coached Mohun Bagan for a number of years and helped the Mariners win all major trophies of India including the most coveted one National Football League twice. He has also managed East Bengal,Southern Samity,Prayag United as a coach.

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