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Abdul Ghafoor (footballer)

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Full name  Abdul Ghafoor
Playing position  Midfielder
Died  September 7, 2012, Lyari
Date of death  7 September 2012
Role  Footballer

Place of birth  British India
Name  Abdul Ghafoor
Date of birth  3 August 1938
Years  Team
Position  Midfielder
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Abdul Ghafoor Majna (3 August 1938 – 7 September 2012) was a Pakistani professional footballer. He played as a midfielder. Ghafoor was also a former captain of the Pakistan national football team.

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Career overview

Ghafoor was nicknamed the "Pakistani Pele" and "Black Pearl of Pakistan". Ghafoor was part of Pakistan national football team setup when it was in the top 10 teams of Asia. According to The Express Tribune, he was "the last man alive from the days when the Pakistan football team was good enough to beat USSR, UAE and China – a far cry from the state of affairs right now.".

Club career

Ghafoor played in Dhaka in the 1960s and before that, he represented Mohammedan Sporting Club (MSC) in the Calcutta League, India and Karachi League, Pakistan.

Personal life

Ghafoor was born in British India. When playing for Mohammedan Sporting Club (MSC) in Dhaka, Ghafoor met his wife Sabiha and then later they married. His wife Sabiha also has a predilection for football. Ghafoor and his wife Sabiha then later lived their life in Lyari, Karachi. Ghafoor sons' are Footballers too. His son Abdul Ghani has played football for different domestic teams. And his another son Abdul Waheed has also played for Pakistan Army FC.He Had lots of brother in law in same sports one of the greatest goal keeper in all time Ishtaiq Ahmed , his Elder brother Mushtaq Ahmed and younger brother Imtiaz Ahmed was also known as a famous Pakistan sports game cricket and they both played First Class Cricket in domestic circuit , Mushtaq Ahmed Elder Son Bilal Ahmed Also played football in Pak Sports Club u-19 and he selected to sindh district level football later on he left football and join Sir Sarmad Cricket club and Pakistan u-19 team

Death

Ghafoor died in Lyari, Karachi after a prolonged battle with paralysis and disease as a poor broken man. Ghafoor left behind 2 sons and 3 daughters as mourners.

Honours

Club

Karachi Kickers (West Pakistan)
  • Aga Khan Gold Cup :
  • Mohammedan SC (Calcutta)
  • Aga Khan Gold Cup :
  • Mohammedan SC (Dhaka)
  • Aga Khan Gold Cup :
  • Dhaka League (4):
  • Pakistan championship :
  • Victoria SC (East Pakistan)
  • Aga Khan Gold Cup :
  • Dhaka League (2):
  • International

    Pakistan National Team
  • Merdeka Cup :
  • References

    Abdul Ghafoor (footballer) Wikipedia


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