Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 11:03 am Post subject: Bengali Football players Rock the World....
Who says India can not do well in soccer?
History of sorts was made when Vikash Dhorasoo of France became the first player of Indian origin to play in the finals. And he almost got France the winner.
Well, Dhorasoo may be the only Indian in fray, but there are a lot of Bengalis in action. Firstly, there is another French player, Louis Saha, related to Meghnad. However, a few players from the famous Sen family are playing, like Jan Sen of Germany and Ol Sen of USA.
Lot of Bongs are playing under nick-names, especially for African teams. There is Kali playing for Angola. I remember 35 years ago a midfielder called Kali Babu Sharma playing for the big clubs in Calcutta - Angola's Kali must be a relative. Then Ivory Coast has Boka, whose full name need not be mentioned, but the second part starts with 'C' and ends with 'a'. Kalou of Ivory Coast hails from Phuliya. Ivory Coast also has Bakary Kone, who once lived in the corner of Lord's bakery.
European teams have their Bongs, too. That small boy is playing for Germany, in fact he is the captain. Balak is his name, now Germanised to Ballack. Then there is that super strong player for Croatia, Balaban. Then there is Manish Ray of Portugal, now called Maniche Rai. Spain has a Bong who is very lazy and never hits the ball - Marchena.
Some Bong players are using their family names. Dear Kaka scored a great goal for Brazil yesterday.Brazil's goalie is Dida, obviously breaking the gender bias (and the age barrier). Brazil of course broke this gender bias long ago, when they fielded Didi in the 50s and early 60s. That player has now retired from football and returned to Bengal as a political leader of Trinamool Congress.
Then Togo has a strange player who is also using a family name, or two, to be exact. These are Mashi and Mesho, and the player is very, very fit or 'changa'. The name has been Africanised to Massamesso Tchangai - an 'Ordho-Narishwar' sort of player.
Tunisia has another player who is obviously Bong and obviously suffering from that dreaded Bong disease of 'amasha'. He now calls himself Karim Haggui.
So, when ever some one says that soccer is down in India, pls forward this piece of information to him.
Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 1:50 pm Post subject: Re: Bengali Football players Rock the World....
Well writtent history of Bong players, You must have research a lot to get all the information. Infact a lot of bong players are playing in europe but I dont know who is & where.
Indeed its a great honour for us that Oliver Kahn playing his last match in Kolkata.
I too say cheers and long live Indian football
Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 12:23 am Post subject: Re: Bengali Football players Rock the World....
Â very good writeup..just a small correction on your subject instead of Bengali Football players Rock the World. you can change it to indian football players rock the world and will sound lill better than your previous subject once again good writeup..
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