Shahbaz Ahmed, Sr: Field Hockey

Shahbaz Ahmad, Sr. (born 1 September 1968) is a former Pakistani field hockey player. He was a forward/left-in upon joining the Pakistan National Hockey team in 1986. Ahmad Sr. also became captain of the national side which he led during the 1994 Men’s Hockey World Cup.

Greatest Sporting Achievements

Shahbaz Ahmed Sr. was The Maradona of Hockey. He represented his country and won the 1994 World Cup and 1994 Champions Trophy. He was also the 1990 and 9194 World Cup Player of the Tournament. His Olympic best is the 1992 bronze medal which was held in Barcelona. Some of his awards include gold medals in the 3rd Asia Cup, silver medals in Champions Trophy and BMW Trophy. Ahmad Sr. was also awarded the President’s Pride of Performance in 1992 by the Government of Pakistan.

Why Was He So Good?

Shahbaz Ahmed Sr. displayed his trademark dribbling skills, body dodges, cross field runs, ball control and stick work in the field and the world was amazed by his flawless talents. He is regarded as one of the best forwards of hockey. He is a player with God-gifted skills and he worked just as hard as anyone.

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