Barefoot footballer Ahmed Khan passes away

Aug 29, 2017 09:36 IST
Barefoot footballer Ahmed Khan

Veteran footballer Ahmed Khan, India's oldest football Olympian, passed away on 27 August 2017. He was 90. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter.

Ahmed was part of the famous 'barefoot' football squad that made its debut in Olympic football at the 1948 London Games.

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About Ahmed Khan
• Born into Bengaluru's renowned football families, Ahmed began his professional career playing with his father Mehmood 'Baba' Khan.
• He went on to join Bangalore Muslims team where he won a couple of matches including famous Rovers Cup victory in 1948, where they defeated Mohun Bagan in the final.
• He played for East Bengal for a decade by joining Kolkata Giants in 1949 and formed part of 'Pancha Pandavas'- Sale, Dhanaraj, Appa Rao and Venkatesh.
• He guided the club in winning 1949 Durand Cup and IFA Shield double in 1951, followed by several fine performances which earned him the name of 'Forward of the Millennium'.
• After East Bengal, Ahmed played with Mohammedan Sporting till 1961.
• At the international level, Khan represented the country in 1948 and 1952 Olympics.
• His international success came in the 1951 Asian Games in Delhi where he led the team in winning gold.
• He was nicknamed ‘Snake Charmer’ by the English after the 1948 Olympics, because of his flawless ball control and intelligent runs into the box.

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