Shibaji Banerjee, Indian footballer, Dead

Shibaji Banerjee died on February 19, 2017.

He was an Indian footballer.

He played as a goalkeeper for Mohun Bagan and the Indian national team.

Shibaji Banerjee was mainly known as the goalkeeper for Mohun Bagan when the club took on the New York Cosmos in a friendly match in 1977.

The Cosmos at the time had former Brazilian international Pelé on their side at the time.

He managed to stop a free-kick from the Brazilian during the match as it ended 2–2.

After retiring from playing, Banerjee remained on the technical committee for Mohun Bagan.

On 18 February 2017, the day before his death, Banerjee was in attendance as Mohun Bagan defeated DSK Shivajians in an I-League match 3–1, then the next day, Banerjee died of a heart attack.

Shibaji Banerjee passed away in 2017.