Mansoor Khan (footballer)

Mansoor Khan (Pashto: منصور خان; born 20 February 1997) is a Pakistani professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Pakistan Airforce.

Mansoor Khan
Personal information
Full name Mansoor Khan
Date of birth (1997-02-20) 20 February 1997 (age 25)
Place of birth Mardan, Pakistan
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Pakistan Airforce
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Mardan Blue Star 2 (0)
2011– Pakistan Airforce 47 (23)
National team
2014– Pakistan U23 2 (0)
2014– Pakistan 8 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 18:59, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

He won the National Challenge Cup twice with Pakistan Airforce, winning the first in 2014 and second in 2018.

Early life and careerEdit

Mansoor was born in Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He started his career with hometown team Mardan Blue Star.

Club careerEdit

Pakistan AirforceEdit

Debut season: 2011–2014Edit

Mansoor joined Pakistan Airforce in 2011. He made just seven appearances in 2011–12 season, scoring his only goal of the season was a winner against Pakistan Airlines at 77th minute in a 2–1 victory.[1] In 2012–13 season Mansoor made 13 appearances providing four assists. In 2013–14 season, he was barely used in the league although he competed in all of the 2014 National Football Challenge Cup matches for the team, scoring in a 3–2 group stage defeat to Habib Bank and scored the winner against Karachi Electric Supply Corporation in the finals, scoring at 76th minute.[2][3]

2014–presentEdit

Mansoor scored his first goal of the 2014–15 season against Karachi Port Trust in a 3–2 defeat.[4] Mansoor ended his season with 18 goals in 22 appearances, finishing second to K-Electric's Muhammad Rasool for the golden boot, he won the player of the year award that season.[5]

On 13 October 2016, Mansoor scored his first hat-trick against Punjab in All Pakistan Shama Challenge Football Cup, scoring the goals in 7th, 17th and 56th minute as Pakistan Airforce won the match 5–0.[6] Mansoor scored the winner against Khan Research Laboratories in quarter-finals on 53rd minute.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hai Naveed, Malik Riaz (December 26, 2011). "Mansoor Khan scores winner for PAF in 2-1 victory". footballpakistan.com. Football Pakistan. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  2. ^ Sohail, Shahrukh (March 31, 2014). "HBL scrape through to Challenge Cup quarters [DAWN]". footballpakistan.com. DAWN. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  3. ^ Sohail, Shahrukh (April 5, 2014). "K-Electric to face PAF in NBP National Challenge Cup Final". footballpakistan.com. DAWN. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  4. ^ Sohail, Shahrukh (October 25, 2014). "Pakistan Premier League: KPT edge PAF, Railways share points with Baloch FC". footballpakistan.com. Football Pakistan. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  5. ^ Raheel, Natasha (January 21, 2015). "After four long years, K-Electric lift PPFL trophy [Express Tribune]". footballpakistan. Express Tribune. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  6. ^ "Mansoor's hat-trick steers PAF to record 5-0 win against Punjab [Pak Observer]". footballpakistan. Pakistan Observer. October 14, 2016. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  7. ^ "All-Pakistan Football Challenge Cup: Mansoor the hero as PAF reach semi-final [Express Tribune]". footballpakistan. The Express Tribune. October 16, 2016. Retrieved January 15, 2019.

External linksEdit