Bhutia who won the award first time in 1995, is the only player after IM Vijayan to win it twice. Vijayan was awarded thrice ever since its inception in 1992. Praful Patel, the Union Civil Aviation Minister who is also the vice-President of the AIFF chaired the meet. Patel, who would be the acting chief in absence of the indisposed AIFF President Priyaranjan Dasmunshi -- he was re-elected unanimously for another term today -- hinted that secretary general Alberto Colaco will be continuing.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)