“I would like to thank Times of India for supporting throughout my playing career and also thank you for recognising all the efforts I have put in over the years. Thank you, Times of India for this award,” Bhutia said after receiving the award.
TOISA 2019: Thanks for recognising my efforts, says Bhaichung Bhutia
Over the years Bhutia played a very big role in the rise of Indian football.
Bhutia announced his retirement from international football in 2011.