Former India football captain Carton Chapman passes away

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Former India national team midfielder Carlton Chapman breathed his last on Monday morning at the age of 49. Under his leadership, India won the 1997 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup which took place in Bangladesh.

Chapman was hospitalised on Sunday night at a hospital in Bengaluru and passed away early this morning, one Indian media report read.

“I got a call from Bengaluru from one of his friends that Chapman is no more. He passed away early this morning. He was a happy-go-lucky man, always smiling and ready to help others,” Chapman’s one-time India team-mate Bruno Coutinho told PTI from Goa.

A creative midfielder, Chapman played for India between 1995 and 2001. At the club level, he had two successful spells with East Bengal and one with now-defunct JCT Mills.

A product of the Tata Football Academy in early 1990s, Chapman joined East Bengal in 1993 and scored a hat-trick in his team’s 6-2 win against Iraq club Al Zawra in a first round match at the Asian Cup Winners Cup that year.

But his best came after moving to JCT in 1995. Chapman won 14 trophies with the Punjab-based club, including the inaugural National Football League in 1996-97, and formed a formidable combination with Vijayan and Bhutia.

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