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Football Olympian Ahmed Hussain Dies Aged 88

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Ahmed Hussain, who was a member of the India staff which completed fourth on the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, died aged 89.

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  • Last Updated:April 17, 2021, 09:07 IST
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Football Olympian Ahmed Hussain, who was a member of the India staff which completed fourth on the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, died on Friday. He was 89.

Ahmed Hussain made his debut towards Bulgaria on December 7, 1956 and went on to make 11 appearances for India. He was additionally a part of the India staff, which completed fourth on the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo.

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) president, Praful Patel, in his condolence message mentioned, “It is sad to hear that Mr. Ahmed Hussain is no more. I share the grief.”

AIFF normal secretary, Kushal Das mentioned, “Mr. Ahmed Hussain was a very talented defender who played with repute at the international and domestic level. My condolences to his family.”

On the home entrance, Hussain represented each Hyderabad and Bengal within the Santosh Trophy, and gained it on 4 events.

He additionally performed for Mohammedan Sporting and created historical past when his facet turned the primary Indian staff to win the Aga Khan Gold Cup in Dhaka in 1960. Hussain additionally gained the Rovers Cup with Mohammedan Sporting in 1959.

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