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Carlton Chapman
Personal information
Full name Carlton Anthony Chapman
Date of birth (1971-04-13)13 April 1971[1]
Place of birth Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Date of death 12 October 2020(2020-10-12) (aged 49)
Place of death Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–1991 Southern Blues
1991–1993 Tata Football Academy
1993–1995 East Bengal
1995–1997 JCT Mills
1997–1998 Kochin
1998–2001 East Bengal
National team
1991–2001 India
Teams managed
2002–2008 Tata Football Academy
2008 Royal Rangers
2009–2013 Royal Wahingdoh
2013–2014 Bhawanipore FC
2014–2016 Students Union
2016–2017 Sudeva Moonlight FC
2017–2020 Quartz FC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Carlton Anthony Chapman (13 April 1971 – 12 October 2020)[2] was an Indian professional footballer who also served as technical director of Quartz International Football Academy. As player, Chapman played as midfielder for the Indian national team between 1995 and 2001 and also captained the side. At the club level, he had a successful career, having had two spells with East Bengal and one with JCT Mills.[3]

As coach, Chapman had a six-year spell with I-League 2nd Division club Tata Football Academy from 2002 to 2008, followed by Royal Wahingdoh FC and Students Union of the Bangalore Super Division.[4] Between 2016–2017 he was the head coach of Sudeva Moonlight FC, a Delhi-based I-League 2nd Division football club and residential Academy.[5]

Playing career[edit source | edit]

Chapman began his club career with Sai Centre, Bangalore in the mid-1980s. He then played for Southern Blues, a Bangalore club, before joining the Tata Football Academy as a cadet in 1990. He stayed with the club till 1993 after graduating the previous year,[6] before signing for East Bengal. He had a fruitful two years at Bengal until signed by JCT Mills in 1995. In 1993, his first season with Bengal, he scored a hat-trick against the Iraqi club Al-Zawra at the Asian Cup Winners' Cup, a match that Bengal won 6–2.[7][8]

During his spell at JCT Mills, the team won 14 tournaments, with a team that had I. M. Vijayan and Baichung Bhutia, both of whom are regarded as India's all-time greats.[9][10] After one season with FC Kochin in 1997–98, Chapman returned to his former club East Bengal in 1998. The team won the National Football League under his captaincy in 2001, before he announced his retirement from professional football.[3]

In the Santosh Trophy, Chapman played for Karnataka, Punjab and West Bengal.[11]

Coaching career[edit source | edit]

2002–2013[edit source | edit]

Following his retirement as a player, Chapman coached the Tata Football Academy team, then in I-League 2nd Division, from 2002 to 2008. He was signed in December 2002 on a one-year contract as an assistant to head coach Ranjan Choudhary and assistant coach Vijay Kumar.[12]

He quit in 2008, after the team was not allowed to play in the first division by its management even after having qualified. During these years, he had stints with the Indian under-19 team as an assistant coach and with the Jharkhand under-19 team in 2003 and 2005. Following his departure from Tata Football Academy, he had a stint with a New Delhi club, Royal Rangers, in 2008.[8][13] He was then approached by Royal Wahingdoh, a club based in Shillong. He guided the team to three successive Shillong Premier League wins, and the Bordoloi Trophy win in 2011.[14]

2013–2017[edit source | edit]

In 2013, Chapman was signed by Bhawanipore FC, a Kolkata-based club, that played in the I-League 2nd Division, after they failed to qualify for the first division by a point in the previous season.[15] In 2014, he joined Students Union that competed in the Bangalore Super Division.[16] In 2017, he joined Sudeva Moonlight FC, a club based in Delhi, as an assistant coach. Under him, the club got promoted to the I-League 2nd Division.[5] In December 2017, Chapman was appointed the Technical Director of the Kozhikode-based Quartz International Football Academy.[17]

Death[edit source | edit]

Chapman died of a heart attack in Bangalore on 12 October 2020.[18][19]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Carlton Chapman". indianfootball.de. indianfootball.com. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  2. "Former India football captain Carlton Chapman passes away". The Indian Express. 12 October 2020. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Former India football captain Carlton Chapman dies aged 49". ESPN.com. 12 October 2020. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  4. Babu Cyriac, Biju. "Football's soldiers pump in money to run Students Union FC". Times of India. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Sudeva Moonlight FC Appoints Carlton Chapman as Assistant Coach". Archived from the original on 19 February 2018.
  6. "Carlton Chapman". tatafootballacademy.com. Archived from the original on 19 February 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  7. Stokkermans, Karel. "Asian up Winners' Cup 1993/94". rsssf.com. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "TheHardTackle Exclusive Interview – Carlton Chapman". thehardtackle.com. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  9. "Alex Ferguson model inspires Carlton Chapman". The Times of India. 26 May 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  10. "Former India football captain Carton Chapman is dead". Outlook India. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  11. "Former Indian football captain Carlton Chapman passes away at 49". Asianet News Network Pvt Ltd. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  12. "Ex-cadet back as TFA coach - Carlton Chapman takes up new job". The Telegraph. 11 December 2002. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  13. "Carlton Chapman (Provisional B License)". The Times of India. 4 September 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  14. "Dribbling success". The Hindu. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  15. "Chapman joins Kolkata's Bhawanipore as head coach".
  16. "Chapman joins Students Union". goal.com. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  17. Rajan, Adwaidh (3 May 2018). "Indian football legend Carlton Chapman relishing new challenge in his 'third home' Kerala". The New Indian Express.
  18. "മുന്‍ ഇന്ത്യന്‍ ഫുട്‌ബോള്‍ ടീം ക്യാപ്റ്റന്‍ കാള്‍ട്ടന്‍ ചാപ്മാന്‍ അന്തരിച്ചു". Mathrubhumi. 12 October 2020. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  19. "Former India football captain Carlton Chapman passes away". The Indian Express. 13 October 2020. Retrieved 13 October 2020.

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