Amiya Deb

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Amiya Kumar Deb (16 November 1917 – 10 January 1983) was an Indian sportsman active in the 1930s and 1940s who played both association football and cricket.

Deb played football for Mohun Bagan,[1] and cricket for Bengal.[2] He is the first footballer to score a hat trick in Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal derby. He scored all 4 goals in darbhanga shield (one of the most difficult tournaments in those days after Calcutta league n IFA Shield) in 1934 (5th sept 1934) for Mohun Bagan against East Bengal. It was the Bengal zone, India section semifinal match of Darbhanga shield. Mohun Bagan won the match 4-1. Amiyo deb also scored in darbhanga shield Bengal zone India section final match of 1933 ( 30th Aug 1933) and Mohun Bagan won the match 2 nil. Amiyo scored several goals in the Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal match in the 1930s decade. For detail news please see Ei Samay Bengali newspaper dated 23rd Dec 2015, pratidin patrika 15th Jan 2016, Uttor Bongo sangbad 7th feb 2016 and bartaman saptahiki 23rd Jan 2016 edition and 26 February 2016 edition. Asit Ganguly scored the second hat trick in this Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal derby in Raja Memorial Shield final, which got played in their common ground on 6th Aug 1937 and Mohun Bagan won the match 4-0. East Bengal was the stronger side, but their goalkeeper Peary Das made few costly errors in that Raja Shield final.

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