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Bhaichung Bhutia Biography, Age, Ex-wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : June 2, 2019

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Short Biography

Bhaichung Bhutia aka Baichung Bhutia was born on 15-12-1976 in Tinkitam, South Sikkim in the state of Sikkim, India. He is a former Indian Football Player & Activisit.

Other Name: Baichung Bhutia, Sikkimese Sniper, God's Gift to Indian Football

Bhaichung Bhutia Complete Bio & Career

Baichung is arguably one of the most famous Indian footballers of recent times.  He was born and raised in remote village of Sikkim. He won SAI scholarship at a very young age and attended the famous Tashi Namgyal Academy, Gangtok. He then played for various local clubs of Sikkim. He rose to prominence after his performance in Subroto Cup, 1992. He got noticed from there and was then signed by East Bengal Club in the year 1993. This was the beginning of what was a wonderful career. A couple of years later, he moved to JCT Mills, Phagwara and in his very first season with them, he helped his side to win the India National Football League in 1995. He was the top scorer of the tournament. He was named as ”Indian Player of the Year” in the year 1996. 
He went to England in 1999 after he was inked by Bury F.C. in 1999. He returned to India in 2002and played for Mohun Bagan for a year. He was signed by a Malaysian football club named Perak FC in 2003. In an outstanding career that he has had, he won various accolades. He is to date the youngest goal scorer for India. He was voted as the ”Asian Player of the month” twice. He also was the top scorer in the first ever Asian Club Championship in the year 2003 which was held in Indonesia. For his achievements, he has been felicitated with the Sikkim State Award, Arjuna Award, Padma Shri, and Banga Bhushan Award among others. He retired from international Football in 2011. He, however, kept playing club football till 2015. After that, he has served as the manager of Sikkim state football team since 2018. 
Post retirement, he joined politics by joining TMC. He unsuccessfully contested in the 2014 general elections from Darjeeling constituency. In 2018, he left TMC and formed his own party named "Hamro Sikkim Party".

Honours & Awards

Arjuna Award National Sports Award 1998 Football
Padma Shri Civilian Award 2008 Sports

Bhaichung Bhutia Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Dorji Dorma and Sonam Topden. He has two brothers named Chewang Bhutia and Bom Bom Bhutia. He was married to Madhuri Tipnis from 2004 to 2015 and together had two daughters named Samara Dechen BhutiaKeisha Dolkar Bhutia, and a son named Ugen Kalzang Bhutia.

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 40
Biceps Size 13
Waist Size 30
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Tinkitam, Sikkim
Nationality Indian
Religion Buddhist
Address Gangtok, Sikkim, India
School St. Xavier's School, Pakyong
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Divorced
Debut International - vs Thailand, 10th March, 1995
Club - East Bengal (1993)
Salary N/A
Net Worth $3 Million
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Toyota Corolla and Audi A4


Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Player Lionel Messi , Thierry Henry
Favorite Sport Football
Favorite Politician Narendra Modi
Favorite Place Darjeeling

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Bhaichung Bhutia

  • He won the third season of a dance reality show called Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.
  • In 2009, Bhutia started a foundation called the "Indian Sports Foundation" to help footballers overcome serious injuries.
  • He was inducted into Asian Football Hall of Fame in 2014.
  • He was caught in the Sikkim earthquake in 2011.
  • He boycotted the Olympic torch relay in support of the Tibetan independence movement.
  • The Sikkim government has built a stadium named the Baichung Stadium in Namchi, the district headquarters, in his honour.

Bhaichung Bhutia Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

47 years, 2months, 9 days old age Bhaichung Bhutia will turn 48 on 15 December, 2024. Only 9 months, 20 days, 7 hours,32 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Bhaichung Bhutia has celebrated the total number of 48 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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