Bhaichung Bhutia celebrated his 43rd birthday on December 15 this year. Called as the Sikkimese Sniper for his accurate shooting and goal-poaching skills, Bhutia achieved his dreams as a footballer. He was given the sports scholarship from SAI at the age of 9 and joined East Bengal by signing a professional contract 7 years later. Bhaichung holds the record of scoring the second-highest number of club goals and if fourth-highest international goal scorer in India