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Shanmugam Venkatesh pays emotional tribute to ‘inspirational’ SP Balasubrahmanyam!

Artists may die but their art lives on forever. SP Balasubrahmanyam is one such icon, whose work has had such a profound impact on my life and I’m sure – on millions of others, says Shanmugam Venkatesh. Every day of my career, earlier as a player and now as a …

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Shanmugam Venkatesh: Sports Science has helped players improve their knowledge!

Former India captain and current Blue Tigers Assistant Coach Venkatesh Shanmugam lauded the “contribution of sports science in helping current players improve their knowledge.” In a live chat with AIFF TV, Venkatesh, a former Indian National Team captain and currently employed as the Assistant Coach of the Indian National Team …

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Shanmugam Venkatesh; Will play Sunil as No. 10 with IM Vijayan & Bhaichung Bhutia upfront!

It’s a perennial debate and it will stay like that for quite some time, or maybe, forever. But even as most dribble past that million-dollar question on the majestic trio of Indian Football – IM VIjayan, Bhaichung Bhutia and Sunil Chhetri – former Indian National Team Captain Shanmugam Venkatesh, one …

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Manitombi Singh’s former Blue Tigers teammates recall, He was a fighter on the pitch & friend off it!

Former Blue Tigers joined in to mourn the sudden demise of their former teammate Laishram Manitombi Singh, who they recall, “was an absolute fighter” on the pitch. Manitombi was a part of the Blue Tigers side that famously lifted the LG Cup in Vietnam, 18 years back, which was India’s …

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S. Venkatesh: Indian coaches need to constantly update and improve!

Venkatesh Shanmugam, Assistant Coach of India Senior National Team feels it’s “hugely motivating for all Indian coaches” to hear that the AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das saying that he “hopes in the next 5 years the National Team is coached by an Indian coach.” Speaking on the topic in a …

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S. Venkatesh: Sandesh Jhingan & Anirudh Thapa are good enough to play abroad!

Venkatesh Shanmugam, Assistant Coach of India Senior National Team, feels it’s “right time” for Sandesh Jhingan look at playing for International clubs. “I strongly feel this is the right time for him to go and play outside (India). It’s a big surprise that he is still playing in India. Whatever …

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Sukhwinder Singh: Sunil Chhetri wasn’t my first option & I had my doubts!

As the Indian Team landed in Pakistan in June 2005 for a Friendly series, all the stakes were heavily loaded against Sunil Chhetri. He was 20 and yet to make his International debut. It was an away series, that too against Pakistan. Moreover, he had an injury concern – all …

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Vikram Partap Singh: Credits coach Venkatesh for helping mature as a player!

Vikram Partap Singh was among the shining lights of the I-League 2019/20 season – featuring in 14 matches for the AIFF’s developmental side Indian Arrows. The young gun, playing just his second season at the senior level, was the highest scorer for the Arrows and had the second-most key passes …

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Venkatesh Shanmugam: PK Banerjee was the first icon of Indian Football!

Current Indian Football Team assistant coach and Indian Arrows head coach Shanmugam Venkatesh hailed the late Pradip Kumar Banerjee as the “first icon of Indian Football”. Former India captain and ex-head coach P.K. Banerjee, who has represented the country 36 times with 19 goals to his name, passed away in …

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