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AIFF condoles the death of former India star Mohammed Zulfiqaruddin

All India Football Federation (AIFF)

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) condoles the death of former India international Mr. Zulfiqaruddin.

Zulfiqaruddin made his International debut for India in 1959 at the Merdeka Cup against Singapore. He represented India in three International matches, and scored one goal.

Despite being a 17-year old, he was part of the Indian National Team squad in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics which finished 4th. But he did not play any match.

AIFF President, Mr. Praful Patel in his message said: “It is sad to hear that Mr. Zulfiqaruddin is no more. His contribution to Indian Football will never be forgotten. I share the grief.”

AIFF General Secretary, Mr. Kushal Das said: “Mr. Zulfiqaruddin will be alive in his achievements. He has been the inspiration of so many Footballers. May he Rest in Peace.”

At the domestic level, he represented Hyderabad in various editions of the Santosh Trophy and won it thrice – in 1956, 1957 and 1965. He scored 15 goals overall, including one goal in the final of the 1965 edition held in Quilon.

At the Club level, he represented Hyderabad City Police and Andhra Police and won Rovers Cup four times, the Durand Cup twice and the DCM Trophy once.

(AIFF Media)