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Bhaichung Bhutia Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Bhaichung Bhutia Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth December 15, 1976
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Hair Color Black

Bhaichung Bhutia is a former Indian professional footballer who is widely celebrated for helping raise the profile of Indian football on the international stage. He has played for clubs like Bury, Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, JCT, and the Indian national team.

Born Name

Bhaichung Bhutia

Nick Name

Sikkimese Sniper

Bhaichung Bhutia as seen in 2012
Bhaichung Bhutia as seen in 2012 (Bollywood Hungama / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Tinkitam, Sikkim, India





Former Professional Footballer



Shirt Number

15, 9




5 ft 8 in or 173 cm


75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Bhaichung has dated –

  1. Madhuri Tipnis (1998-2015) – Bhutia tied the knot with his longterm girlfriend Madhuri Tipnis on December 30, 2004. The couple welcomed 3 children together – son Ugen Kalzang and 2 daughters named Keisha Dolkar Bhutia and Samara Dechen Bhutia. Sadly, they filed for divorce in 2015.
Bhaichung Bhutia as seen in 2017
Bhaichung Bhutia as seen in 2017 (Arkarjun / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Tattoo of a football player on his arm

Bhaichung Bhutia Favorite Things

  • Football PlayersDiego Maradona, Lionel Messi
  • Travel Destination – Sikkim
  • Fictional Character – Howard Roark (from The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand)

SourceHindustan Times, Wikipedia

Bhaichung with the Indian national team in 2007
Bhaichung with the Indian national team in 2007 (Aneek Biswas / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Bhaichung Bhutia Facts

  1. In 1999, he made history as the first Indian footballer to get signed by a European club, in his case, Bury F.C.
  2. His name Bhaichung translates to ‘little brother’.
  3. His goal against Chesterfield on April 15, 2000, (while playing for Bury) made him the first player of Asian descent to score a goal in an English professional match.
  4. Bhaichung played alongside high-profile footballers like Zinedine Zidane, Fabio Cannavaro, and Michael Ballack during a charity match in 2008.
  5. He is the first Indian footballer credited with playing more than 100 international matches.
  6. He opened the Bhaichung Bhutia Football School in Delhi in 2010.
  7. Bhaichung scored the first ever hat-trick in a local derby match between arch-rivals, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal. The hat-trick helped his club East Bengal win the 1997 Federation Cup semi-final match with a 4–1 victory.

Featured Image by Bollywood Hungama / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0

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