Bengaluru: The former Indian footballer, Carlton Chapman passed away at the age of 49. He was admitted to the hospital with acute back pain on Sunday night and died of a heart attack on Monday. He breathed his last in Bengaluru.
Chapman was a product of the Tata Football Academy (TFA). He joined East Bengal in 1993. He scored a hattrick for his team against the club Al Zawra of Iraq in the first match of the Asian Cup Winners' Cup in 1993. He also served as the technical director of Quartz International Football Academy.
Chapman played as the midfielder for the Indian National team between 1995 to 2001, and also, captained the team. During his period at Jagatjit Cotton & Textile Football Club (JCT FC), the team won a total of 14 tournaments. In the Santosh Trophy, he played for Punjab, West Bengal, and Karnataka.
Chapman also became the manager of Shillong's Royal Wahingdo Club and has guided them to win three successive Shillong Premier League titles and the Bordoloi Trophy in 2011.
India's Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C), Kiren Rijiju conveyed his condolences through Twitter. Rijiju said he was shocked by the untimely death of Chapman.