Former East Bengal midfielder Kalia Kulothungan handed away, aged 40 in a street accident in his residence city of Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu on Friday.
Former East Bengal midfielder Kalia Kulothungan (L)
The prolific midfielder was part of East Bengal’s ASEAN Cup triumph in 2003 in Jakarta and in addition received consecutive Nationwide Soccer League titles in 2002-03 and 2003-04 underneath coach Subhas Bhowmick, now the technical director. He scored seven objectives for EB together with one within the closing of the Durand Cup 2002 vs Military XI. He additionally received the IFA Protect and CFL twice other than Independence Day Cup at Nowgong.
Extraordinarily upsetting to listen to about Kalia Kulothungan – he was taken too quickly from all of us. Relaxation in peace, Anna. You’ll be missed! pic.twitter.com/G6TzEGGCk8
— CK Vineeth (@ckvineeth) July 28, 2018
Actually upsetting to listen to in regards to the passing away of Kalia Kulothungan. He was among the finest ball gamers I’ve performed alongside. Let’s by no means take life with no consideration.
— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) July 28, 2018
We at Mohammedan Sporting Membership deeply saddened to listen to in regards to the premature demise of former midfielder Kalia Kulothungan. Remembering his great and delicate soul will perpetually stay in our hearts. Could he relaxation in peace. pic.twitter.com/ORzrrZvOYC
— Mohammedan SC (@MDSCOfficial) July 28, 2018
Kulothungan was a part of among the finest assaults to have performed on the prime degree of Indian soccer with the likes of Baichung Bhutia, Mike Okoro, Cristiano Junior and Raman Vijayan for firm. The Brazilian striker Junior, who moved to Dempo in 2004 handed away after an on-field collision with the then Mohun Bagan goal-keeper Subrata Paul through the closing of the Federation Cup in Goa.
The previous India midfielder, was additionally the skipper for the Tamil Nadu after they reached the semi-finals of the Santosh Trophy earlier than finally dropping out to Goa.
He performed for East Bengal for 3 years, beginning 2002 earlier than signing for Mohammedan Sporting in 2005. After enjoying for Sporting for a few years, the midfielder joined Mumbai Metropolis FC underneath David Sales space and alongside Khalid Jamil and Abhishek Yadav of their first season within the Mumbai Soccer League’s Elite division.
Kulothungan turned one of many few footballers to have performed for the troika of the Kolkata Maidan, when he signed for Mohun Bagan in 2009.
His closing membership was Bhowanipore FC whom he joined in 2012.
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