|Full name||Gostha Behari Pal|
|Date of birth||20 August 1896|
|Place of birth||Faridpore, Bengal Presidency, India|
|Date of death||8 April 1976(aged 79)|
|Place of death||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|1907–1912||Kumartuli A.C., Kolkata||?||(?)|
|1924 – 1930s||India||?||(?)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Nicknamed as "Chiner Pracheer" (The Wall of China) he was one of the best defenders of contemporary Indian football. He started playing for Kumartuli A.C. aged 11, and joined Mohun Bagan at the age of 16. In 1921, Gostho Paul was honored with the captaincy of the Mohun Bagan football team, and he remained as the club captain for next 5 years. In 1924, he was also appointed as the captain of the Indian national football team. He retired in 1935.
- Awarded Padma Shri in 1962, fourth highest civilian award in India.
- Mohun Bagan awarded him the Mohun Bagan Ratna posthumously, which is given to former greats of that club, in 2004. An archive was launched in his honour and named the Gostha Pal Archive, inside the Mohun Bagan club premises.
- "Gostho Pal: The Chinese Wall of Indian Football". Live Indian Football.
- "People forgetting Gostha Paul: Son". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- "India's greatest footballer" (about Sailen Manna), SportsStar, The Hindu, 15 April 2006 Archived 23 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- "National Award winning Footballers". indianfootball.de. Indian football. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
- Live Indian Football: Legends' Corner
- Cricinfo article on Pal's resistance
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