Nike the official apparel sponsor of the Indian Football team, as
a special gesture to Bhaichung Bhutias contribution to Indian
Football has designed a commemorative badge on the Indian football
jersey. The Indian National Football team will be seen sporting
this special jersey for Bhaichungs farewell match against
Bayern Munich on January 10, 2012.
has designed this first of a kind badge on the Indian football jersey
inspired by Bhaichung Bhutia and his immense contribution to the
game. The tribute badge will be on an orange base with white lettering
with Bhaichungs name and number along with The start
of a legacy as Bhaichung embarks upon a next phase.
believe that it would be a great tribute to wear the name and number
of an athlete of the stature of Bhaichung in the form of a specially
designed badge for his farewell match. We are extremely proud to
do this for Bhaichung. said Rakesh Masih, Nike Athlete and
team member of the Indian football team.
to be "Bhaichung Bhutia Farewall Match", the game between
India and Bayern Munich is scheduled to take place on January 10th,
2012 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.
has created a special video for Bhaichung Bhutia that can be accessed
on Nikes Football facebook page. Fur her, football fans can
post their messages for Bhaichungs on Nikes football
page. Eleven fans with the best messages will be rewarded with a
special edition commemorative Bhaichung Bhutia autographed Nike
football captain Bhaichung Bhutia announced his retirement from
international football in August 2011. The 34-year old striker had
an extraordinary career with the Indian national football team and
is rated as one of the best footballers the country has ever seen.