Earlier India Football Captain Carlton Chapman Passes Away

Carlton Chapman
The Indian Express

Due to a heart attack the Former Indian footballer Carlton Chapman died in Bengaluru on Monday morning.

He was 49 and was hospitalized Sunday evening for acute back pain and passed away early morning, October 12, 2020, at Bengaluru.

His indian teammate Bruno Coutinho told media:

“From one of his friends, I got a call saying Chapman is no more. He passed away early this morning. He was a cheerful man, always laughing and eager to help others”

Along with other prominent names like Jo Paul, Raman Vijayan and I M Vijayan at FC Kochi in 1997- 1998. For India, Chapman played between 1995 and 2001, and under his captaincy the country won The South Asian Football Federation Cup 1997.

In 1993, Chapman joined East Bengal. He is remembered for scoring a hat trick in the Asian Cup for the Calcutta club against Iraqi Al Zawra.

He had two unbeaten seasons with East Bengal and one with now-defunct JCT Mills. But his best came after moving to JCT in 1995. He won 14 titles with the Punjab based clubs, including the first edition of the National Football League with Bhaichung Bhutia and I M Vijayan.

He joined FC Kochi, but later than, in 1998, he revisited to East Bengal, and the club won the NFL under its captain in 2001. After that, in 2001, he declared his retirement from professional football.

After execution up his shoes, he joined Tata Football Academy (TFA) as an instructor. He stayed there for six years before taking a management position with Royal Wahingdo in Shillong where they won three consecutive Shillong Premier League titles and the Bordoloi Trophy in 2011.

However, In 2017, Chapman took over the technical direction of Quartz International Football Academy based in Kozhikode.