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Mariappa Kempaiah

Full name: Mariappa Kempaiah
Gender: Male
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: February 10, 1933 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Died: July 2, 2008 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Affiliations: East Bengal FC, Kolkata (IND) / Mohun Bagan AC, Kolkata (IND)
Country: IND India
Sport: Football

Biography

An industrious midfielder who could play either in the middle or on the right, Mariappa Kempiah made his debut for India against Sri Lanka in 1953 and from then on was a mainstay of the national team for the better part of a decade. He played on two Indian Olympic teams, the 1956 version that lost the bronze medal match against Bulgaria and the unsuccessful team that left Rome winless in 1960. Kempiah also played for India in the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo but again had to be content with a fourth place finish.

At club level he played for Banglalore Muslims before periods with the Calcutta clubs, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, two of the giants of Indian soccer. He also played for Mysore in the inter-provincial Santosh Trophy.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Football Men's Football India IND 4
1960 Summer 27 Roma Football Men's Football India IND 13T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Football India IND Final Standings 4 1956-11-23 0 0 0
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Football India IND Final Round Match 3/4 2 1956-12-07 BUL 3, IND 0 0
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Football India IND Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1956-12-04 YUG 4, IND 1 0
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Football India IND Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1956-12-01 IND 4, AUS 2 0
1960 Summer 27 Roma Football India IND Final Standings 13T 1960-08-26 0 0 0
1960 Summer 27 Roma Football India IND Group D Match #1 2 1960-08-26 HUN 2, IND 1 0
1960 Summer 27 Roma Football India IND Group D Match #4 1T 1960-08-29 IND 1, FRA 1 0 0 0
1960 Summer 27 Roma Football India IND Group D Match #6 2 1960-09-01 PER 3, IND 1 0