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Remembering Fortunato Franco, the former India International!

Fortunato Franco, a former India international footballer, died on May 10 in Goa at the age of 84. He will be remembered as an icon in Indian football, and a man who was a big part of soccer growth in an otherwise non-footballing nation. With India still developing in different …

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AFC President condoles the death of Asiad gold medallist Fortunato Franco!

The AFC President Mr. Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa extended his condolences for the demise of former India International Fortunato Franco, dated today om Monday, May 10, 2021. In a letter addressed to AIFF President Mr. Praful Patel, the AFC President said, “I am deeply saddened to learn of the …

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AIFF condoles the death of 1962 Asian Games gold medallist Fortunato Franco!

The All India Football Federation condoles the demise of former Indian National team midfielder Mr. Fortunato Franco, who passed away today in Goa. Mr. Franco was an integral part of India’s Asian Games Gold Medal winning team in the 1962 Asian Games in Jakarta where India beat South Korea 2-1 …

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Fortunato Franco: Chuni Goswami is Indian football’s ‘Golden Boy’ forever!

The harshest truth has hit us hard – it is a shocker to know that Chuni Goswami is no more. Chuni and I played together for the Indian National Team for nine years. We were very close and shared so many secrets. But today as my friend has left me …

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