Carlton Chapman, Former India, East Bengal Football Captain Dies Due to Cardiac Arrest: Reports
Chapman came through the Tata Football Academy and joined East Bengal in 1993 and enjoyed two successful years with the Bengal club. His hat-trick against Iraqi club Al-Zawra in the Asian Cup Winners’ Cup remained the highlight of his first spell in Kolkata. In 1995, Chapman joined JCT Mills and won the inaugural National Football League title.
Carlton Chapman, former Indian football captain and East Bengal midfielder, died in Bangalore on October 12 (Monday). Chapman, who captained East Bengal to the National Football League title in 2001, was 49 at the time of death. Reports of his untimely demise first emerged on Twitter. Chapman, a midfielder by trade, also played for JCT Mills alongside the likes of I.M. Vijayan and Bhaichung Bhutia and had two successful spells at East Bengal. He retired from football in 2001 and had since then been coached several clubs, including the Kozhikode-based Quartz International football Academy.
Chapman came through the Tata Football Academy in Jamshedpur and first joined East Bengal in 1993 and enjoyed two successful years with the Bengal club. His hat-trick against Iraqi club Al-Zawra in the Asian Cup Winners’ Cup remained the highlight of his first spell at the Kolkata club.
Carlton Chapman Passes Away
Former India footballer Carlton Chapman passed away in Bengaluru early this morning. He was 49. A former East Bengal and JCT Mills midfielder, he hung up his boots in 2001 and turned to coaching. #Indianfootball @MarcusMergulhao @ZiddharthSaxena pic.twitter.com/eOXDtaeIEq
— Manuja (@manujaveerappa) October 12, 2020
In 1995, Chapman joined JCT Mills and was an instrumental member of the side that won the inaugural National Football League title in 1996. He also later played for FC Kochin before returning to East Bengal towards the latter half of his career. His bid adieu to his playing career with a second NFL title in 2001.
Former India Football Captain Carlton Chapman Dies Due to Cardiac Arrest
Former India football player Carlton Chapman dies of a cardiac arrest this morning in Bengaluru. He was 49. @vijayan04 says he was one of India’s best in the 90s. Chapman had played for @eastbengalfc, JCT and FC Kochi.#Football #Chapman pic.twitter.com/7YXZflOy9l
— T.N. Raghu (@tnrags) October 12, 2020
Post his retirement, Chapman went on to complete his coaching badges and coached several clubs over the years. He started as an assistant to Ranjan Choudhary at the Tata Football Academy and also had stints with the India U-19 football team. Chapman also coached Shillong-based club Royal Wahingdoh and guided the team to three Shillong Premier League wins. His last coaching assignment was a role as a technical director at the Quartz International Football Academy.