|Born||10 January 1948(age 73)|
A right winger from Pakistan, he led Pakistan to Hockey World Cup glory in 1978. Not only did Pakistan win the World Cup in 1978 under his leadership but it completed a grand slam by winning the Champions Trophy and an Asian Games Gold medal as well in 1978.
Islahuddin Siddiqui played between 1967 and 1978, he was capped 130 times and scored 137 goals. He won the Silver medal in the 1972 Summer Olympics at Munich, W. Germany and a Bronze medal in the 1976 Summer Olympics at Montreal. Islahuddin was member of team that won 1971 World Cup under Captaincy of Khalid Mehmood. He was Captain of 1975 World Cup runner-up team and 1978 World Cup Winning team. In 1990 he was manager of Pakistan team that was Runner up in the World cup played in Lahore, Pakistan.
After his retirement from the sport, he has been associated with hockey as a coach and manager of the Pakistani National Team along with commentator and member of the FIH rules board. FIH awarded him the greatest award in hockey services, the diploma of merit, in recognition of his international hockey services. He was also the captain of the Pakistan hockey team in 45 test matches (43 matches were won and 2 matches ended in a draw). Islahuddin Siddique was capped 130 times and scored 137 goals He was a gold medalist in the 1970 Asian games (Bangkok) Islahuddin Siddique won a gold medal in the first world cup in Barcelona (1971)
- Islahuddin Siddique was capped 130 times and scored 137 goals
- He was a gold medalist in the 1970 Asian Games held at Bangkok
- Islahuddin Siddique won a gold medal in the first world cup in Barcelona (1971)
- He was also the manager and chief coach of 'Asian Eleven' in 1990 and then 'Asian Eleven' won the tournament of the 5 continents.
Awards and recognitionEdit
- Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 1982
- Sitara-i-Imtiaz Award by the President of Pakistan in 2010
- Plans for a new hockey academy and stadium in Karachi were announced in January 2010. This academy will help the sportsmen in Karachi to use the facilities for developing their skills. Karachi Saddar Town administrator told reporters on the occasion that naming the academy after legendary hockey player like Islahuddin was to honour him for his services to the game of hockey.
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