Bengaluru: Former India football captain Carlton Anthony Chapman passed away at the age of 49 on Monday morning reportedly due to a heart attack.
He was hospitalised with an acute back pain on Sunday night in Bengaluru.
Chapman scored six goals for the Indian team in 39 matches and led the team five times.
“It’s sad to hear that Carlton Chapman is no more. His contribution to Indian Football will never be forgotten. I share the grief,” said Praful Patel, the president of the All-India Football Federation (AIFF) in a release on AIFF website.
All India Football Federation condoles untimely demise of Carlton Chapman 🙏💐
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 12, 2020
Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Riders also expressed their condolences with a tweet.
We mourn the loss of former India skipper and East Bengal player, Carlton Chapman.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 12, 2020
“Chapman was a gifted player. He even inspired so many youngsters through his coaching. May his soul Rest in Peace,” said Kushal Das, general secretary of the AIFF in the press release.
Chapman began his football career in 1991 with Tata Academy before moving to East Bengal.