C. V. Pappachan is a former Indian football player from Thrissur, Kerala. He captained India in a couple of tournaments. Pappachan turned professional in 1982 and played as a striker. Prior to being recruited 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 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 in1998. 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.