Age: 45 Years
Wife: Sohini Chaubey
|Profession(s)||Politician and former footballer|
|Known for||Being appointed as the President of AIFF in 2022|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 175 cm
in meters– 1.75 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 9”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 65 kg
in pounds– 143 lbs
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hair Colour||Salt and Pepper|
|International Debut||Asian Youth Championship in 1994|
|Political Party||Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)|
|Political Journey||• 2019 Lok Sabha elections
• 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections
|Awards & Medals||• Best Goalkeeper of the Year award by the All India Football Federation (1998)
• Gold medal at the South Asian Games (1999)
• Gold medal at the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship (1999)
• Bronze medal at the South Asian Games (1999)
• Best Goalkeeper of the Year award by the All India Football Federation (2001)
|Date of Birth||16 December 1976 (Thursday)|
|Age (as of 2021)||45 Years|
|Birthplace||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Hometown||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|School||Tata Workers Union High School Kadma|
|College/University||Tata Football Academy|
|Educational Qualification||Master of Football Kalyan Chaubey’s official website Kalyan Chaubey’s LinkedIn Account|
|Address||Flat No. 10 N, 82, Ultadanga Main Road, Kolkata 700067, West Bengal|
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||Year, 2004|
|Wife/Spouse||Sohini Chaubey (director of Mohun Bagan Football Club)|
|Children||Daughter– Aishani Chaubey|
Father– Laxmi Narayan Chaubey
Mother– Sandhya Chaubey
|Siblings||Sister– Bulbuli Panja (younger, actress)|
|Assets/Properties (as of 2021)||
• Cash: Rs 1,07,710
• Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies: Rs 12,58,797
• LIC Premium: Rs 50,103
• Advance for Flat: Rs 1,01,87,711
• Motor Vehicles (Bajaj Discover, Swift Dezire, and Renault Duster): Rs 18,30,000
• Jewellery: Rs 9,90,000
• Laptop, Mobile, Phone, Furniture and Fixtures: Rs 5,35,000
|Net Worth (as of 2021)||Rs 33,859,321 Kalyan Chaubey’s My Neta profile|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Kalyan Chaubey
- Kalyan Chaubey is an Indian politician and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He has also played on India’s national football team as a goalkeeper. On 4 September 2022, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) appointed Kalyan as its president.
- Kalyan Chaubey was drafted into the Indian u-17 football team as a goalkeeper while Kalyan was training at the Tata Football Academy.
- Kalyan Chaubey played his first international match in 1994 when he represented India at the Asian Youth Championship, which took place in Iran.
- From 1996 to 1997, Kalyan Chaubey played football with the Mohun Bagan Athletic Club as a goalkeeper.
- In 1996, Kalyan Chaubey played as a goalkeeper with the Indian u-20 football team at the Asian Youth Championship that took place in South Korea.
- In 1997, Kalyan Chaubey left the Mohun Bagan Athletic Club and joined the East Bengal Football Club, where he played as a goalkeeper till 1999.
- In 1999, Kalyan Chaubey left the East Bengal Football Club and once again joined the Mohun Bagan Athletic Club, where he played till 2000.
- From 1999 to 2006, Kalyan Chaubey played football with the Indian senior national football team as a goalkeeper and the duration for which Kalyan was with the national football team, the team went on to win the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship three times.
- In 1999, Kalyan Chaubey participated in the South Asian Games, where he won bronze medal in the football tournament. The competition took place in Kathmandu, Nepal.
- In 2001, Kalyan Chaubey joined the Goa-based Salgaocar Football Club, where he played as a goalkeeper till 2003.
- Kalyan Chaubey went to Germany in 2002, where he tried out for German Club 2. Bundesliga side Karlsruher SC, and Verbandsliga Württemberg outfit VfR Heilbronn.
- From 2003 to 2005, Kalyan Chaubey played with the Mahindra United Football Club as a goalkeeper.
- From 2005 to 2007, Kalyan Chaubey played football with a Punjab-based football club named Jagatjit Cotton & Textile (JCT) Football Club, where he represented the club at various national-level football tournaments.
- In 2007, Kalyan Chaubey left JCT and joined Mumbai Football Club, where he played as a goalkeeper till 2009.
- From 1994 to 2010, Kalyan Chaubey represented the states of Jharkhand, West Bengal, Goa, Punjab, and Maharashtra at the Santosh Trophy.
- In 2010, after retiring from playing football, Kalyan Chaubey joined Aspire Sports World Pvt Ltd, where he worked as a director till 2011.
- In March 2011, Kalyan Chaubey joined the Mohun Bagan Football School, where, as a chief executive, he looked after tasks related to the school’s branding, promotion, and administration.
- In 2012, the Kolkata police and the British Council appointed Kalyan Chaubey as a coordinator of their joint initiative called GOALZ. The initiative aimed at financially supporting poor kids who wanted to make a career in football.
- Kalyan Chaubey founded his sports school named Ekalavya Sports & Skill Development Foundation in 2015.
- In the same year, Kalyan Chaubey became a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Kalyan Chaubey sharing a stage with the former minister of finance Arun Jaitley during his induction ceremony into the BJP
- In 2019, BJP gave a ticket to Kalyan Chaubey through which he contested the general elections from the Krishnanagar constituency in West Bengal; however, he lost the elections to his rival Mahua Moitra of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) by a margin of 60,000 votes.
Kalyan Chaubey sharing a standing next to Amit Shah while campaigning for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections
- Later, in 2019, Kalyan Chaubey penned a book titled Immature, based on Indian football.
Kalyan Chaubey during the publishing ceremony of his book titled Immature
- In 2021, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gave a ticket to Kalyan Chaubey to contest the West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections from the Maniktala constituency, where he lost to his Trinamool Congress (TMC) rival Sadhan Pande.
Kalyan Chaubey giving a speech while campaigning during the 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections
- On 4 September 2022, Kalyan Chaubey was appointed the president of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) after defeating Baichung Bhutia by a margin of 33-1 votes. Kalyan, during an interview after his appointment, said,
We will not come before you to sell dreams. We will not say that we have established so many academies and we will play in the World Cup in eight years. In my life I have taken part in the inauguration of more than 100 academies and in all these academies it has been said that the kids will play in the World Cup in eight years. But in reality it does not happen like this. We are not making any sort of lucid promise but we will say that we will take Indian football forward from the current condition and how much we will go forward will be worked out. We are not going to sell dreams. I want to involve all eminent footballers of India so as to work on the different challenges Indian football is facing today, and to realise the dreams of the respective states. After 100 days, we plan to unveil the roadmap for Indian Football and take the next step accordingly.”
A photo of Kalyan Chaubey taken after his selection as the president of All India Football Federation
- In 2022, after being appointed as the president of the All India Football Federation (AIFF), Kalyan Chaubey became the first Indian footballer to be appointed as the chief of AIFF since India’s independence. NDTV
- Kalyan Chaubey has also worked as a commentator with several sports channels and has given commentary at football events such as the Hero Indian Super League (ISL), the 2014 FIFA World Cup, I League, and Calcutta Football League (CFL).
Kalyan Chaubey (left) while doing commentary during the Hero ISL Football League
- Kalyan Chaubey is also a certified football coach. He received coaching certification from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) after retiring in 2010.
- Kalyan Chaubey consumes alcohol.
A photo of Kalyan Chaubey taken while he was on an outing with his friends
|↑1||Kalyan Chaubey’s official website|
|↑2||Kalyan Chaubey’s LinkedIn Account|
|↑3, ↑4||Kalyan Chaubey’s My Neta profile|