Khandaker Wasim Iqbal
|Date of birth||November 21, 1961|
|Place of birth||Bangladesh|
|–||Brothers Union U19|
|–||Brothers Union Senior|
|–||Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Senior|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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Khandaker Wasim Iqbal was a Bangladeshi footballer who played as a winger for Bangladesh football club Brothers Union, Abahani and Indian football club Mohun Bagan. He has earned over 50 caps for the Bangladesh national team. Quick facts: Full name-Khandaker Wasim Iqbal Father’s name-Khandaker Rakibul Hossain Mother’s name-H.M Sultana Spouse’s-Israt Jahan Two children Nabil Khandaker joy and Lisa Rahman. Early career:
Born in Gopibag,Dhaka.In 1978, Wasim began his career in a local club Brothers Union (junior team )before he was quickly promoted to the senior team the very next year by coach gofur beluch. He was quick to attract attention for his playing style and often miraculous goals, the spectators knew something magical is going to happen whenever he got the ball. National career: In 1980 ,Wasim was selected for the national team making him one of the youngest player of National team’s history.He was selected for the national team from 1980 to 1990 consecutively, a feat which only few Bangladeshi footballers achieved. He was captain of the national team in 1984 SAFF games held in Nepal and 1987 SAFF games held in India. Club career: In 1979, Wasim gave his first ever senior appearance after a regular player named Sobur was injured and that was the game he thrilled everyone with his runs down the flank, his dodges, crosses and his ball controls and with this game he cemented his place in the senior team.He was a integral part of gofur beluch’s total football tactics of 4-3-3. In 1981, he was the most valuable player in the famous Aga Khan Gold cup tournament in which he anchored his team to glory.In the 80’s he was the undisputed choice in the right wing both for his club as country.In the year 1988 Bangladesh football giants Abahani managed to sign him after several attempts.He played in abahani for two years and then returned again to his childhood club Brothers Union.He also played for Indian football giants Mohun Bagan for one year in 1991 but couldn’t do much due to illness.In a critics survey he was elected as the best player of the 80’s and according to another football legend Badal Roy, he was one of the purest entertainer on the pitch.The stylish footballer retired in 1992 leaving behind an impressive career. Coaching career: After he hung up his boots, he was the coach of Brothers Union U-18, Brothers Union senior team and Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi football club.
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