India's most successful player in football announced his retirement on Wednesday after 16 years. Here is a list of some of his biggest contributions and achievements in Indian football.
- In a country obsessed with cricket, Bhaichung Bhutia is perhaps the only footballer to have carved a niche for himself among sport-lovers. (Also see: Bhutia's journey to greatness)
- Former India coach Bob Houghton of England even compared him to one of cricket's biggest stars, Sachin Tendulkar. (Also Read: Back home, Sikkim gets emotional about Bhaichung)