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Baichung Bhutia In IFFHS list of World Football Legends. A Well Deserved Honour!


By Lalith Vamsee

Former Indian Captain Baichung Bhutia added another feather to his cap, after he was included in the list of 48 legends by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).

The former East Bengal striker had earlier made it into the Asian Football Hall of Fame. He has also been the recipient of the Arjuna Award and Padma Shri in the past.

IFFHS was established in 1984 and records the history of Football. The 39-Year old finds himself in the company of great football legends of the world Pele, Diego Maradona and Alfredo Di Stefano. He is listed as one of the Forward in the list.

Here is the list for you to check out if your favourite player made it.

Rabah Madjer – Algeria

Alfredo di Stefano – Argentina

Diego Maradona – Argentina

Pele – Brazil

Garrincha – Brazil

Luis Ronaldo – Brazil

Arthur Coimbra – Brazil

Roger Milla – Cameroon

Hao Haidong – China

Sun Jihai – China

Mahmoud El-Khatib – Egypt

Mohamed Aboutrika – Egypt

Michel Platini – France

Zinedine Zidane – France

FranzBeckenbaur- Germany

Gerd Muller – Germany

Lothar Matthaus – Germany

Ferenc Puskas – Hungary

Bhaichung Bhutia – India

Ali Daei – Iran

Dino Zoff – Italy

Roberto Baggio – Italy

Hidetoshi Nakata – Japan

Cha Bum-Kun – Korea

Jasem Yaqoub Sultan Al-Besara- Kuwait

George Weah – Liberia

Antonio Carbajal – Mexico

Hugo Sanchez – Mexico

Johan Cruyff – Netherlands

Marco van Basten – Netherlands

Ruud Gullit – Netherlands

Wynton AlanWhaiRufer – New Zealand

Nwankwo Kanu – Nigeria

Jose Luis Chilavert – Paraguay

Eusebio – Portugal

Luis Figo – Portugal

Lev Yashin – Russia

Majed Abdullah – Saudi Arabia

Francisco Gento – Spain

Hakan Sukur – Turkey

OlegBlockine- Ukraine

Bobby Charlton – England

David Beckham – England

Stanley Matthews – England

Juan Schiaffino – Uruguay

Landon Donovan -USA

Lucas Radebe – South Africa

Ryan Giggs – Wales


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