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Bengal football's one of the finest coaches, Subhash Bhowmick is no more

Subhash Bhowmick played as a striker represented both East Bengal and Mohun Bagan and represented Indian National Team.

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Niladri Biswas
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Subhash Bhowmick - Sportz Point

Former India footballer and head coach Subhash Bhowmick is no more. The former football legend was suffering from kidney problems and died early on Saturday, January 22 at the age of 72.

Subhash Bhowmick played as a striker represented both East Bengal and Mohun Bagan and represented Indian National Team in several international tournaments. He was also a part of the Indian football team that won the Bronze medal in the Asian Games in 1970. He also represented India in the Merdeka Cup and Pesta Sukan Tournament.

After retirement, he quickly joined coaching and became a successful football coach and had coached clubs like East Bengal, Mohun Bagan, Mohammedan Sporting, Salgaocar, and Churchill Brothers.

Subhash Bhowmick and his legendary career

Subhash Bhowmick - Sportz Point

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He made his debut for India during the Merdeka Cup in 1971, represented India in 24 international matches, and scored 9 goals in the process. Including a hat-trick against the Philippines in the Merdeka Cup. He also was the joint winner at Pesta Sukan Cup against South Vietnam in Singapore in 1971.

At the domestic level, he played for East Bengal in 1969, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1979, and scored 82 goals. He helped the Red and Gold brigade win the Calcutta Football League in 1973, 1974, 1975; the IFA Shield in 1973, 1974, 1975; the Rovers Cup in 1969, 1973; the DCM Trophy in 1973, 1974 and the Bordoloi Trophy in 1973.

He also played for Mohun Bagan in 1970, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1978 and finished with 84 goals. He helped Mohun Bagan win the Calcutta Football League in 1976, 1978; IFA Shield in 1976 (joint-winners), 1977, 1978 (joint-winners); the Federation Cup in 1978 (joint-winners); the Rovers Cup in 1970, 1971, 1972 (joint-winners), 1977; the Durand Cup in 1977; the Nehru Trophy in 1970; the Bordoloi Trophy in 1976, 1977; the Darjeeling Gold Cup in 1976 (joint-winners); and the Sait Nagjee Trophy in 1978.

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