Kalyan Chaubey

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Kalyan Chaubey
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Personal information
Full name Kalyan Chaubey
Date of birth (1976-12-16) 16 December 1976 (age 43)
Place of birth Kolkata, India
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Goal Keeper
Number 13
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Mohun Bagan AC 27
1996–1998 East Bengal FC 67
2001–2003 Salagaocar 53
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kalyan Chaubey (born 16 December 1976) is an Indian footballer and politician.


Chaubey hails from Kolkata, West Bengal. he has an younger sister named Bulbuli Panja. Bulibuli is a professional television actor for Bengali TV Serials and a Football Anchor. Chaubey is married in 2004 and blessed with a daughter.

Player career[edit]

Chaubey is a graduate from Tata Football Academy of second batch (1989-1995) and became a professional football player through a proper grass-root system. He plays as a goalkeeper Indian Goalkeeper of the year in 1997-98 and 2001-02. He has represented for Indian National Team for U-17 Asian Youth Championship held at Tehran Iran 1994, U-20 Asian Youth Championship held at Suwon/Seol South Korea in 1996, Pre-Olympic Qualification 1999-00 and in Senior Indian National Team 1999-2006. His International footballing honours include winning SAFF Championship three times. Chaubey has represented National Championship (Santosh Trophy) for five different state for Jharkhand, West Bengal, Goa, Punjab and Maharashtra. Kalyan had a short loan spell at Bangladesh Muktiyodha, Dhaka, there he represented Federation Cup. He also has a playing experience in Karlshruhe Sports Club Germany in 2002, he could not sign a contract due to work permit VISA in 2002. He has played for Mohun Bagan AC, East Bengal FC, Salgaocar SC, Mahindra United, JCT Phagwara, Mumbai FC as a Goalkeeper in I-League during 1996-1997 to 2009-2010 he was five time runner up in I-league/National Football League in his 15 years Professional Football Career.

After his retirement as footballer he has walked the ramp in Lakme Kolkata Fashion Show in 2012 as show stopper celebrity model. As an administrator He has worked as CEO of Mohun Baagan Academy 2010-2013. Technical Director – Bajaj Allianz Youth Talent Hunt-2011-12 / 12-13. Kalyan Chaubey was involved at identifying upcoming and promising talent in Football. Those selected would get an opportunity to train at the Bayern Munich Academy in Germany. He was instrumental in developing the programme for the selection and training process for over 70,000 kids in the Under 15 age group across 37 cities in India. Kalyan Chaubey was also- Co-ordinator for GOALZ Project- 2012 . Kolkata Police and British Council developed the GOALZ project for the underprivileged children belonging to disturbed families and criminal backgrounds. Certain areas were identified by Kolkata Police, where this project was initiated. Kalyan played his part in bringing together the-connect with the game and to provide for a better future for these young minds. In January 2015 Shri Arun Jaitley, Honourable Minister of Finance, Government of India inducted Chaubey in Bhartiya Janta Party. Kalyan has played an instrumental role for the Youth Development in Bengal through football. Chaubey has translated Satcharitra a book on life of Shirdi Shri Sai Baba. He has written this book from English to Bengali in 2006. He is currently a professional Football commentator- Analyst for Star Sports Network since 2014.

Political career[edit]

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has nominated Chaubey as the party candidate from Krishnanagar (Lok Sabha constituency) to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

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