Sports, Football

Footballer Zahirul Haque passes away

Published : 06 Jan 2024 09:37 PM

Former national team footballer and captain of Mohammedan Sporting Club (MSC), Zahirul Haque, died at the age of 89 on Saturday morning.

Having suffered from old-age complications for the last few years, Haque had a heart attack on Thursday. He was admitted to hospital in the capital city where he breathed his last at 7:00 am on the day. 

Having started his football career for Tejgaon Friends Union Club in 1954, Haque played professional football till 1977 and spent the last 17 years of his professional career in MSC, having captained the club for five years.

The defender also represented Pakistan national football team in various tournaments and tours at home and abroad throughout the 1960s and then represented Bangladesh national team after Liberation of the country.

He was honoured  with the national sports award in 2001 and also received various other awards from different organisations for his contribution to football.

Haque left behind his wife, two sons, two daughters and a host of well-wishers to mourn his death.