I. M. Vijayan

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About I. M. Vijayan
Inivalappil Mani Vijayan (Malayalam: അയിനിവളപ്പില്‍ മണി വിജയന്‍) (born April 25, 1969) is one of the leading Indian football players of modern times.Vijayan started out as a seller of soda bottles in the Trichur Municipal Stadium,Kerala earning 10 paise (0.02 Cents) a bottle. Eventually he was chosen to play for the Kerala Police club and rose to become one of the top names in domestic football. A highly aggressive player, he eventually became the highest earner in Indian club football as well as a regular in the India team. Amongst his achievements in the game Vijayan was crowned Indian Player of the Year in 1992, 1997 and 1999. He also represented the victorious Indian team in the 1999 South Asian Football Federation Cup and scored the fastest international goal in history during the tournament, hitting the net against Bhutan after only 12 seconds. He also finished top scorer in the Afro-Asian Games event held in India in 2003 with four goals. Vijayan's talents attracted interest from clubs in Malaysia and Thailand, although he spent his entire career in India until retirement. Since retiring Vijayan has set a football academy to train young players in his home town.

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1. Baichung Bhutia 4841
2. Mahesh Gawli 1874
3. Subrata Pal 1845
4. Perarasu 1283
5. I. M. Vijayan 1056
6. Jo Paul Ancheri 56
7. Mehar Ashraf 35
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9. sahil salim gilani 0
10. Sunil Chhetri 0

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130. Karim Bagheri 1145
131. Mario Kempes 1085
132. Roberto Dinamite 1073
133. Aala Hubail 1072
134. I. M. Vijayan 1056
135. Moharram Navidkia 1050
136. Michel Platini 1034
137. Tuncay Şanlı 1032
138. Mevlüt Erdinç 1031

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