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Looking Back: Budding footballers of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh impress former soccer wizard

FROM SELLING pop at football stadiums in Thrissur, Kerala, to turning into India's top striker in the late 1990s and playing for India from 1989 to 2004, I M Vijayan has seen it all. The 48-year-old previous India player, who was pronounced AIFF Player of the Year three times in his profession now acts as a Circle Inspector with Kerala Police. The previous India universal was in Chandigarh to watch the OORJA CAPF U-19 Football Talent Hunt Championship. Seeing football players from the conditions of Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh, Vijayan was inspired with the ability in the district. 

"Regardless I recall my days as a pop merchant and offering pop at the football stadiums in Thrissur. Playing football in Kerala helped me progress toward becoming what I am today and seeing the youths here additionally helps me to remember my more youthful days. Players like Robin Singh and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu from Punjab have done well for the Indian senior group and young ladies from spots like Bhiwani have done well at the senior level. It regards see such ability rise up out of this district," said Vijayan while conversing with Chandigarh Newsline. 

In the wake of resigning from the national group in 2004, Vijayan still prepares adolescents at the football institute keep running by Kerala Police in Thrissur and the footballer was as of late designated national spectator for football by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in March this year. The Kerala occupant played at the club level till 2006 and has been taking after Indian football from close. 

With the Indian football group moving to 100th spot in the most recent FIFA rankings, Vijayan trusts that the group can just enhance from here. 

"The Indian group won against Nepal in the Asian Cup qualifiers prior this week and the win will support their certainty for their next match against Kyrgyzstan. Players like Sunil Chettri have done well at the Asian level and the group has played well reliably. The ascent in rankings will likewise help the group for what's to come. I have likewise played under mentor Stephen Constantine and he has been making a decent showing with regards to. He has dealt with the players with certainty and with more wins at the Asian level, the Indian group can enhance their reality positioning further," said Vjjayan. 

The previous footballer had additionally played for JCT Phagwara from 1994 to 1997 and 2002 to 2004, scoring 21 objectives in 48 diversions for the Punjab club. Vijayan likewise included in the club's lady national title win in the National Football League in 1997. "I have affectionate recollections of playing for JCT Phagwara. We won the title in the principal year and investing energy with players like Bhaichung Bhutia implied a ton. There were capable Punjab players like Tejinder Singh, Manjinder Singh and Gurtej Singh, who did well for the club and I generally trust Punjab has the ability to prevail at the global level," said Vijayan, who has additionally featured in Tamil and Malayalam motion pictures.

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