Legendary football coach Amal Dutta passes away

Jul 11, 2016 08:05 IST

Amal DuttaAmal Dutta, former India player and first professional full-time football coach of the country, died on 10 July 2016 following old age complications. He was 86.

As a coach, Dutta had introduced new formations including the diamond system the 1990s.

About Amal Dutta

Amal Dutta played in midfield for East Bengal in the 1950s.

He also represented India in the 1954 Asian Games at Manila.

After retirement as a player, his first major assignment was to coach Railways in 1960 for the Santosh trophy.

In the early 1960s, he retired from the Indian Railways to become a full-time coach, the first-ever in India.

In his long coaching career, he was associated with premier football clubs of India, and also became coach of India.

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Who: Legendary football coach Amal Dutta

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When: 10 July 2016

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