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Beyond The Goal

Beyond The Goal

The Biography of Baichung Bhutia

Mohammad Amin-ul Islam
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Baichung Bhutia—dubbed the Sikkimese Sniper for his amazing shot accuracy—has been winning young and old hearts alike with his rare skill and boyish charm since 1993. He serves as a benchmark not only for Indian football, but also for Asian football, as he has been one of the best players for over a decade. In fact, even today, he remains the only iconic face of Indian football to the outside world.
Baichung’s career has not been without controversy and Beyond the Goal delves into the footballers relationships with his coaches, the clubs he played with, and his much debated retirement. Md Amin takes us through the good, the bad, and the ugly of football in India by doggedly retracing Baichung’s own highs and lows.

Imprint: Ebury Press

Published: Aug/2014

ISBN: 9788184005233

Length : 224 Pages

MRP : ₹299.00

Beyond The Goal

The Biography of Baichung Bhutia

Mohammad Amin-ul Islam

Baichung Bhutia—dubbed the Sikkimese Sniper for his amazing shot accuracy—has been winning young and old hearts alike with his rare skill and boyish charm since 1993. He serves as a benchmark not only for Indian football, but also for Asian football, as he has been one of the best players for over a decade. In fact, even today, he remains the only iconic face of Indian football to the outside world.
Baichung’s career has not been without controversy and Beyond the Goal delves into the footballers relationships with his coaches, the clubs he played with, and his much debated retirement. Md Amin takes us through the good, the bad, and the ugly of football in India by doggedly retracing Baichung’s own highs and lows.

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Mohammad Amin-ul Islam

Amin has worked at various publications, namely Amrita Bazar Patrika, The Asian Age, The Pioneer, The Indian Express, Sahara TV, Zee Sports and, most recently, The Times of India in Delhi, where he served as Asst. Editor for six years before moving to Qatar. Now based in Doha, he focuses on interacting with the who's who of World Football.

As a writer, his analysis of the game has gained him much appreciation from players, readers and critics, in India as well as abroad. He has published a book titled The World Cup 2002 on behalf of The Indian Express. He writes his column as Footballwallah for Sportskeeda. He also shares his views and thoughts about the game, along with his expert analysis of the growth of Indian football on his blog, http://footballwallah.blogspot.com

He has given a number of expert interviews: for instance, a BBC interview in London and another one for AFP. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football and http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article)

Amin was voted the best Indian football columnist in 2012.