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Subrata Bhattacharya Arjuna Award Awarded In 1989

Subrata Bhattacharya

Subrata Bhattacharya

Award Name : Arjuna Award

Year of Award : 1989

Award for : Sports and Games

Location : Shyamnagar, Bengal, India


Subrata Bhattacharya 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. He was awarded the Arjuna Award in Football in 1989.He was born on 3 March 1953 in Shyamnagar, India. Subrata Bhattacharya played for 17 years in Mohun Bagan (1974–1990). He became the Captain of Mohun Bagan in 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. The duel 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 led by Roger Milla. 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.