Bhaichung Bhutia is a former Indian professional football player. He was given the nickname, ‘The Sikkimese Sniper’ because of his goal-scoring abilities.
In 1999, he became the first Indian player to join a Europen football club when he signed his contract with Bury Football Club.
He has 107 international caps to his name as well as 42 goals for his international career.
He has won the Arjuna Award, the Padma Shri and also won the reality TV show, Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa.