Englishman Stephen Constantine was appointed as head coach of Indian men’s football team for the second time. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has confirmed the appointment of Constantine as the Head Coach of the Senior Men’s National Team of India ans he will also be in charge of the India U-23 National Team.
Constantine coached India from 2002 to 2005. Under Constantine, the Indian National Team won the LG Cup 2002 held in Vietnam. Before Constantine, Indian team was under Dutchman Wim Koevermans.
Knowledge is Wealth
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) was founded in 1937 and it was affiliated by FIFA in 1949.
The current President of AIFF is Praful Patel, Indian National Congress leader representing Bhandara-Gondiya of Maharashtra.
In 2014, AIFF was conferred with Best National Sports Federation Award.
Indian Super League, Durand Cup, Santhosh trophy, Dutta Roy trophy are some of the competitions associated with Football in India.
In December 2014, Indian Football Player Baichung Bhutia was conferred with Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Hall of Fame Award.