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Former Indian Football legend N. Pappana passed away in Mysuru

Monday, February 14, 2022

The former Indian Football Team’s forward N. Pappana passed away in his residence in Mysuru on 13 February 2022. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) expressed grief after the unfortunate demise of the former Blue Tigers forward.

The Mohammedan Sporting legend made his international debut in the 1968 Merdeka Cup against Hong Kong. He netted 1 goal to his name which he scored against Japan in the same tournament. Also, he represented India in 3 matches.

He left his mark at the domestic levels in addition. He scored a total of 115 goals for Mohammedan Sporting. N. Pappana also won the Calcutta Football League in 1967, Bordoloi Trophy (1969, 1970), Stafford Cup (1968, 1970), and various trophies and achievements. Lastly, he also represented Bengal in the 1967 edition of the Santosh Trophy where he contributed with 2 goals.

AIFF President Mr. Praful Patel said in his message, “It is really sad to hear that Mr. Pappana is no longer with us. His invaluable contribution to Indian Football will always remain with us. I share the grief.”

AIFF General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das also shared his condolences, “Mr. Pappana will remain alive in his achievements. He was a brilliant footballer and was an inspiration for so many. My condolences to his family. We pray for his soul to rest in peace.”

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