The Indian Senior Team at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics:
TEAM:
Goalkeepers: Peter Thangaraj (Madras Regimental Centre, Services), Shankar Subramaniam Narayan (Caltex, Bombay).
Defenders: Abdul T. Rehman (Rajasthan Club, Calcutta), Syed Khwaja Azizuddin (Hyderabad City Police), S.A. Latif (Bombay).
Midfielders: Marianna Kempiah (East Bengal Club), Mohammed Abdul Salaam (Bengal), Nikhil Kumar Nandy (Eastern Railway SC, Bengal), Ahmed Hussain (Hyderabad), Noor Mohammed (Hyderabad City Police).
Forwards: Samar Banerjee (Mohun Bagan AC - CAPTAIN), J. Krishnaswamy "Kittu" (East Bengal Club), P.K. Banerjee (Bengal), Krishna Chandra "Kesto" Pal (Bengal), Muhamed Kannayan (Bengal-Nagpur Railway, Calcutta), Neville Stephen D'Souza (Bombay - Vice-CAPTAIN), Tulsidas Balaram (Hyderabad), Mohammed Zulfiqaruddin (Hyderabad City Police).
COACH: SYED ABDUL RAHIM (Hyderabad); MANAGER: K. ZIAUDDIN (Bombay); Assistant MANAGER: N. MAHAPATRA (Orissa); REPRESENTATIVE at FIFA CONGRESS: M. DUTTA RAY (Bengal).

RESULTS:
First Round:
India had a bye.

Second Round:
29-Nov-56 - Olympic Park, Melbourne: India 4-2 Australia - Goals: 1-0,2-1,3-2 Neville Stephen D'Souza (9',33',50'), 1-1,2-2 Morrow (17',36'), 4-2 J. Kittu (80').
INDIA: Peter Thangaraj; Syed Khwaja Azizuddin, Abdul T. Rehman, Marianna Kempiah, Mohammed Abdul Salaam, Noor Mohammed, P.K. Banerjee, Samar Banerjee, Neville Stephen D'Souza, J. Kittu, Muhamed Kannayan.
Attendence: 12.000

Semifinal:
04-Dec-56: India 1-4 Yugoslavia - Goals: 1-0 Neville D'Souza (52'), 1-1,1-3 Zlatko Papec (54',70'), 1-2 Todor Veselinovic (64'), 1-4 Mohammed Abdul Salaam (89', own Goal).
INDIA: Shankar Subramaniam Narayan; Abdul T. Rehman, S.A. Latif, Marianna Kempiah, Mohammed Abdul Salaam, Noor Mohammed, P.K. Banerjee, Nikhil Kumar Nandy, Neville Stephen D'Souza, J. Kittu, Tulsidas Balaram.

Third Place Playoff:
07-Dec-56: India 0-3 Bulgaria - Goals: 0-1,0-2 Todor Diev, 0-3 Dimitar Milanov.
INDIA: Shankar Subramaniam Narayan; Syed Khwaja Azizuddin, S.A. Latif, Marianna Kempiah, Noor Mohammed, Ahmed Hussain, Muhamed Kannayan, Neville Stephen D'Souza, Krishna Chandra Pal, Nikhil Kumar Nandy, J. Kittu.

MISC:
India finish fourth, their best ever placing at the Olympics.
Neville Stephen D'Souza - Joint top goalscorer at Melbourne Olympics.


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