Kalyan Choubey is an Indian politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and he is a former goalkeeper of the Indian football team. On 4 August 2022, he was appointed as the President of the All India Football Federation (AIFF).
Kalyan Choubey was born on Thursday, 16 December 1976.age 45 years; by 2021) in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. In 1990, after completing his schooling at the Tata Workers’ Union HS Kadma in Bihar, Kalyan Choubey joined the Tata Football Academy and graduated from the academy in 1996 with a master’s degree in football; However, some sources claim that he is 10th pass.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Color: salt and pepper
Eye Colour: dark brown
parents and siblings
His father’s name is Laxmi Narayan Choubey.
His mother’s name is Sandhya Choubey.
His younger sister, Bulbuli Panja, is an actress.
wife and children
His wife Sohini Choubey is one of the directors of Mohun Bagan Football Club. The couple married each other in 2004.
His daughter’s name is Rusha Choubey.
Kalyan Choubey follows Hinduism.
He lives in Flat No. 10 N, 82, Ultadanga Main Road, Kolkata 700067, West Bengal.
While Kalyan Choubey was training at the Tata Football Academy, he was drafted into the under-17 Indian football team, where he played as a goalkeeper and represented India at the 1994 Asian Youth Championship in Iran. After completing his training at Tata Football Academy, in 1996, Kalyan Choubey joined Mohun Bagan Athletic Club, where he played football till 1997. In 1996, Kalyan Choubey played for the under-20 Indian football team and represented the country in the Asian Youth Championship. South Korea. From 1997 to 1999, Kalyan Choubey played football for East Bengal Football Club. In 1999, he left East Bengal Football Club and rejoined Mohun Bagan Athletic Club, where he played as a goalkeeper until the end of 2000. In 1999, Kalyan Choubey was included in the Indian senior national team, where he played as a goalkeeper. until the end of 2006. From 1999 to 2006, Kalyan Choubey was part of the Indian team that won the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) championship three times. In 1999, Kalyan Choubey represented India at the South Asian Games, which took place in Kathmandu, Nepal. There the Indian football team won the bronze medal. From 2001 to 2003, Kalyan Choubey played football for Goa based football club Salgaonkar FC. In 2002, Kalyan Choubey went to Germany to participate in trials for German football clubs such as German Club 2. Bundesliga side Karlsruhe SC, and Verbandsliga Württemberg outfit VFR Heilbronn. In 2003, he left Salgaonkar FC and joined Mahindra United Football Club, where he played until 2005. In 2005, Kalyan left Mahindra United FC to join the Punjab-based Jagatjit Cotton & Textile (JCT) Football Club. He represented JCT in several national level tournaments till 2007. From 2007 to 2009, Kalyan Choubey played for Mumbai Football Club. Throughout his football career, Kalyan Choubey has represented Jharkhand, West Bengal, Goa, Punjab and Maharashtra in the Santosh Trophy. After retiring from playing football, Kalyan Choubey joined Aspire Sports World Pvt Ltd in 2010 as a Director. He worked as a director till 2011. From March 2011 to June 2014, Kalyan Choubey served as the Chief Executive Officer at Mohun Bagan Football School, where he looked after the branding, promotion and administration of the school. In 2012, Kalyan Choubey served as a coordinator for the GOALZ project, a joint initiative of the Kolkata Police and the British Council, to support underprivileged children who had no money, but were able to play football. I wanted to make my career. In 2015, after leaving Mohun Bagan Football School, Kalyan Choubey founded the Eklavya Sports and Skill Development Foundation. On 4 September 2022, Kalyan Choubey was elected by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) as their president after he was defeated. Baichung Bhutia By a margin of 33-1 votes. After assuming the post of chairman, Kalyan said during an interview,
We will not come to sell your dreams. We will not say that we have set up so many academies and we will play in the World Cup in eight years. I have participated in the inauguration of over 100 academies in my life and in all these academies it is said that children will play in the World Cup in eight years. But in reality this does not happen. We are not making any explicit promises but we will say that we will take Indian football ahead of the current situation and how far we can go will be worked out. We are not going to sell dreams. I would like to involve all the eminent footballers of India to work on the various challenges that Indian football is facing today and realize the dreams of the respective states. After 100 days, we plan to unveil the roadmap for Indian football and take the next step accordingly.
In 2015, Kalyan Choubey joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
In 2019, Kalyan Choubey contested the 2019 Lok Sabha election from Krishnanagar constituency, where he was defeated by an All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate by a margin of 60,000 votes. Mahua Moitra,
In 2021, he was selected by the BJP as a candidate for the West Bengal Assembly elections from the Maniktala constituency. There he was defeated by TMC candidate Sadhan Pandey.
Awards and medals
- In 1998, Kalyan Choubey was awarded the Goalkeeper of the Year award by the All India Football Federation.
- In 1999, Kalyan Choubey won a gold medal in the South Asian Games.
- In the same year, Kalyan Choubey won a gold medal in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship.
- In 2001, Kalyan Choubey was once again awarded the Goalkeeper of the Year award by the All India Football Federation.
property and properties
- cash: Rs 1,07,710
- Deposits with Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies: Rupee. 12,58,797
- LIC Premium: Rs 50,103
- Advance for flat: Rs 1,01,87,711
- Automotive (Bajaj Discover, Swift DZire, and Renault Duster): Rs 18,30,000
- Jewelry: Rupee. 9,90,000
- Laptops, Mobiles, Phones, Furniture and Fixtures: Rupee. 5,35,000
- Non-Agricultural Land: Rupee. 14,00,000
- Residential Building: Rs 1,75,00,000
Comment: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are as of the year 2021.
As of 2021, Kalyan Choubey has a net worth of Rs 33,859,321.
Facts / Trivia
- Since his retirement, Kalyan Choubey has also commented for several football events such as Hero Indian Super League (ISL), 2014 FIFA World Cup, I League and Calcutta Football League (CFL).
- Kalyan Choubey is also a qualified football coach and has been certified by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
- In 2019, Kalyan Choubey published a book on Indian football titled Aapruva.
- In September 2022, Kalyan Choubey became the first Indian football player since India’s independence to be elected by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) as its president.
- Kalyan Choubey also drinks alcohol.