Kuppuswami Sampath Goalkeeper (1973-1978) International

Kuppuswami Sampat

Goalkeeper (1973-1978


For some strange reason, Dempo haven’t had a glut of top-class goalkeepers on their roster over the past five decades of their existence; and that makes Kuppuswami Sampath an exception and a club legend. Joining Dempo from Madras Engineering Group, Bangalore, he guarded the goal when the Goans won the Rovers Cup for the first time in 1975. He also donned the India gloves on a number of occasions and figured in the bronze medal winning team at the 1970 Bangkok Asiad as first choice goalkeeper. His grip and sense of positioning remained unmatched.