Football legend and Olympian Krishnasamy passes away

Good old times. Former national footballer V. Krishnasamy (right) having a chat with Datuk Namat Abdullah during one of the gatherings.

PETALING JAYA: A football legend passes.

Former national footballer V. Krishnasamy, who was a member of the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, has passed away at the age of 72.

His death was confirmed by the National Athletes Welfare Foundation (Yakeb) on Sunday.

The former Prisons Officer had diabetes and had been ill for a while. He even had his legs amputated two years ago.

On Friday, he was admitted at the Penang General Hospital, and had been seriously ill until his death on Sunday.

Krishnasamy, who played for Penang, Perak and Prison Department, was called the ‘Iron Man’ during his heydays because he was always eager to get back in the game even after an injury.

The midfielder was in the national football team at the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972, and again in 1974 when the team made it to the qualifying round in Seoul.

He played for the national team from 1970 to 1976.

Krishnasamy will be deeply missed.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In Football

Soccer-Brazil goalkeeper Alisson hails VAR after two red cards rescinded
Soccer-Brazil held by Ecuador in action-packed World Cup qualifier
Soccer-Arsenal recover to beat Brighton and stretch WSL lead
Soccer-Villa sign defender Chambers from Arsenal
Soccer-Germany wing-back Gosens joins Inter Milan from Atalanta
Soccer-Man Utd's Amad Diallo joins Rangers on loan
TMJ lets fly on Malaysia’s Suzuki Cup failure
Trucha wants twin terrors to lead Panthers’ new season
Maloney: Strut your stuff to get call-up for AFC meet
Soccer-Milan sign Serbian teenager Lazetic from Red Star Belgrade

Others Also Read