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Sahu Mewalal

Full name: Sahu Mewalal
Gender: Male
Born: July 1, 1926 in Daulatapur, Gaya, Bihar, India
Died: December 26, 2008 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Affiliations: Eastern Railways Calcutta
Country: IND India
Sport: Football

Biography

Sahu Mewalal biggest claim to fame as a striker for the Indian football team came in 1951. In the final of the inaugural Asian Games, held in Delhi, Mewalal scored the only goal in the final against Iran, winning the nation's first football title. Playing in the Kolkata League domestically, he switched teams a number of times, playing for Mohun Bagan, Eastern Railway and Bengal Nagpur Railway. He was the top scorer of the league five times, and also regularly scored for the Indian national side. Besides the 1951 Asiad, he also played in two Olympics (even barefoot in 1948). Starting to play at age twelve, he played football for two decades until his career was cut short by a knee fracture in 1958.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 22 London Football Men's Football India IND 9T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1948 Summer 22 London Football India IND Final Standings 9T 1948-07-26 0 0 0
1948 Summer 22 London Football India IND Round One Match #3 2 1948-07-31 FRA 2, IND 1 0
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