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Amjad Iqbal

Amjad Iqbal
Personal information
Full name Amjad Iqbal
Date of birth (1983-05-02) 2 May 1983
Place of birth Bradford, England
Playing position Defender or Midfielder
Youth career
Bradford City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Thackley
2002–2009 Farsley Celtic 92 (8)
2009–2010 Bradford Park Avenue
2010–? Farsley
Bradford Park Avenue
2013– F.C. United of Manchester 2 (0)
National team
2007– Pakistan 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:29, 19 December 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 01:34, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

Amjad Iqbal (Urdu: امجد اقبال) (born 2 May 1983) is a footballer. He has been capped by Pakistan.

Club career

Born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, Iqbal started his career at youth level with Bradford City before moving to local non-league club, Thackley in the Northern Counties East Football League and signed for Farsley Celtic in 2002.[1]

Iqbal helped Farsley achieve four promotions in five years, the last promotion being in the 2006–07 season when they were promoted to the Conference National with Iqbal as club captain.[2] Iqbal played 20 consecutive games for Farsley in their 2006–07 promotion season in which they finished in fifth place in the Conference North and beat Hinckley United in the play-off final to earn promotion to the Conference National.[1] He has twice won the Farsley Player of the year award.[1] He remained with Farsley until March 2009, when he rejoined his former manager Lee Sinnott at Bradford Park Avenue.[3]

In August 2010, he returned to Farsley to play for the reformed Farsley AFC in the Northern Counties East Football League.[4]

In 2013, Iqbal joined F.C. United of Manchester.[5]

International career

Iqbal become Farsley's first international when he received a call up to the Pakistan squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Iraq, in October 2007. Pakistan lost 7–0 on aggregate over two matches, but held Iraq to a nil-nil draw in the second leg.[6] However, Amjad could not take part in the AFC Challenge Cup 2008 and was not called up for SAFF Cup 2008 due to club and work commitments. He did play in SAFF Cup 2009 for Pakistan after a 2-year absence from national team.

Personal life

Iqbal is a British Pakistani and is born to Pakistani parents. Other than being a football player, Iqbal is also a part-time chemistry lecturer at Bradford College.[2][7] His nickname is Ammers.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Amjad sees Celtic home". Asian Image. 20 June 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Call up for Amjad and Adam". Asian Image. 7 October 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2008. 
  3. ^ Whiting, Ian (12 March 2009). "Iqbal joins Avenue promotion push". Telegraph & Argus (Bradford). Retrieved 12 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Scarborough 1 – 2 Farsley..... And Ammers is Back". Farsley A.F.C. 21 August 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Amjad Iqbal signs for FC United of Manchester". Desiballers. 2013-10-18. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  6. ^ "Bradford pair star for Pakistan". Telegraph and Argus (Bradford). 30 October 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2008. 
  7. ^ Whiting, Ian (21 September 2007). "Busy Iqbal asks to work part-time". Telegraph and Argus (Bradford). Retrieved 3 January 2008. 

External links

  • Amjad Iqbal career stats at Soccerbase
  • Amjad Iqbal at National-Football-Teams.com
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