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Former goalkeeper Kalyan Chaubey elected as new AIFF chief

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Kalyan Chaubey, who was a goalkeeper with the storied Mohun Bagan and East Bengal football clubs in Kolkata, was elected president of the All India Football Federation. Choubey got 33 votes in the 34-member electorate comprising representatives of various state associations. His opponent and former East Bengal teammate Bhaichung Bhutia, also 45, had to be content with a solitary vote.

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Former AIFF president Praful Patel, whose ouster and replacement by a committee of administrators appointed by the Supreme Court had resulted in the federation being suspended for the first time in its 85-year history by the sport’s world governing body FIFA.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • All India Football Federation Founded: 23 June 1937;
  • All India Football Federation Headquarters location: New Delhi.

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