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PK Banerjee by the numbers: 64 titles, 190 goals and a bit of fun against Pele

PK Banerjee, one of India's greatest ever footballers, died on Friday. His legendary career -- both as a player for club and country, as well as a coach -- is backed by incredible stats. Here are a few of the most remarkable numbers.

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Banerjee is one of only three Indians to have scored in an Asian Games men's football final, opening the scoring for India during their 2-1 win against South Korea in Jakarta in 1962. Sahu Mewalal had scored for India in the 1951 final in New Delhi, where they beat...

'It's like losing your father' - PK Banerjee's proteges remember loving, inspirational coach

With the death of PK Banerjee -- Pradip da to colleagues and proteges that he ended up mentoring in a career that spanned half a century -- Indian football lost one of its greatest supporters, cheerleaders and innovators on Friday.

Footballers who played under him -- starting from Bata in Kolkata in 1969, through the Indian football team, Kolkata giants East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, right up to his last stint as technical director with Mohammedan Sporting in 2003 -- remember him most for his man-management...

'A legend and a pioneer' - Indian sporting world pays tribute to PK Banerjee

Pradip Kumar (PK) Banerjee, one of the greatest Indian footballers of all time, died in Kolkata on Friday following a prolonged illness. Here's how prominent sportspersons and organizations paid tributes to the former India captain.

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PK Banerjee, legend of Indian football, dies at 83

Pradip Kumar (PK) Banerjee, one of the greatest names in Indian football, has died in Kolkata on Friday at 12:40 pm, aged 83 after a prolonged illness. He was among those who put Indian football on an international stage through his feats, first as a record-breaking goalscorer and then as the most successful Indian coach.

Banerjee was awarded the FIFA Order of Merit, the highest honour given by FIFA in 2004. He was also the first Indian footballer to win the Arjuna Award - he won in 1961, the year...

ISL playoffs offer Bengaluru chance to salvage season after shock AFC Cup exit

Following a shock AFC Cup exit on Wednesday, Bengaluru FC could be looking at their first ever trophy-less season in their six-year existence. It's the first time that an Indian club has failed to make the group stages of Asia's second-rung competition (since qualifiers started for India in 2016), and just four years since BFC made the final in a superb, historic run.

Ahead of their ISL playoff tie against ATK, the reigning champions have been given a wake-up call. There were cracks in their...

Bengaluru FC out of AFC Cup after loss to Maziya

Bengaluru FC failed to qualify for the AFC Cup group stage after losing in the penalty shootout to Maldivian side Maziya Sports and Recreation Club in the second leg of the playoff fixture in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

After losing 2-1 in Male in the first leg, BFC started the game on the front foot as a sparse crowd at the Kanteerava stadium cheered on. The home side took the lead through Deshorn Brown in the 58th minute before the Maldivian side drew level through Ibrahim Waheed in the 74th. It took...