Kalyan Chaubey beat Bhaichung Bhutia to become the first former player to head the AIFF in its 85-year existence.
The 45-year-old goalie Chaubey won with a commanding 33-1 majority, which was to be expected given that the former captain Bhutia had few fans among the 34 state association delegates who made up the voters' list.
Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi and Praful Patel, Chaubey's most recent two predecessors, worked as full-time politicians
One of the greatest football superstars in Indian history, The "Sikkimese Sniper," is 45 and his candidacy gave the elections more momentum.
Although he occasionally participated in the squad, Chaubey, a BJP politician who lost the most recent parliamentary election for the Krishnanagar constituency in West Bengal, never played for the India senior team
But he participated in age-group international competitions for India. He has held the position of goalie for East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, two legendary Indian club football powerhouses.
In actuality, Bhutia and Chaubey had already worked together at East Bengal. NA Haris, the president of the Karnataka Football Association and a current