|Place of birth Thrissur, India|
Name C. Pappachan
|Role football player|
Date of birth (1965-05-20) 20 May 1965 (age 56)
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- Games and tournaments
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Born in Parappur in Thrissur district, Pappachan turned professional in 1982 and played as a striker. Prior to being recurited for Kerala Police team by the then DGP M. K. Joseph, he played as Striker representing Sree Kerala Varma college and Calicut University and played in an international university tournament in Japan. He played for Kerala Police team during 1982-1998 and for FC Kochin during 1998-99. Pappachan captained Kerala Police team and Kerala State team and represented India in many tournaments including the 1987 Calicut Nehru Cup International Football Tournament and the 1991 Thiruvananthapuram Nehru Cup. He scored the lone goal for India when they met Hungary 1991 edition of Nehru Cup. Pappachan played in the Indian senior B National Team at the Sri Lanka Independence Cup in 1998. He represented Kerala in the Santosh Trophy tournament eight times. He has also played in many national and international tournaments. Currently, he is Deputy Commandant in India Reserve Battalion, Thrissur.
Games and tournaments
In a career spanning over a decade, Pappachan has played for several clubs and represented Calicut University, his home state Kerala, and India.
Pappachan made his debut as a Panchari Melam performer at a function in the Thekkinkad Maidan on 31 August 2009. Speaker of Kerala legislative assembly K. Radhakrishnan inaugurated the function. He is now a trained percussionist.