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.

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