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Independent India’s first football captain turned down Arsenal offer to become a doctor

Talimeren Ao, India's first football captain
North East India’s first footballing hero, Talimeren Ao was the captain of independent India’s first football team and led the side to their maiden Olympic sojourn in 1948. Ao was born in 1918 in a small village called Changki which falls under modern-day Nagaland....