The Hero of Pakistan from the Hockey World Cup 1994 Goalkeeper Captain Mansoor Ahmed passed away three years ago on May 12, 2019 in Karachi.
Mansoor Ahmed represented Pakistan multiple times in Olympics, World Cup and Asian Games. In international hockey, he won 12 Gold Medals, as many Silver and 8 Bronze medals. Born in Karachi in January 1968, Mansoor Ahmed was capped in a total of 338 international matches representing Pakistan.
The World Cup Gold Medallist was a permanent part of the Pakistan Hockey Team. Mansoor Ahmed also had the honour of playing the Olympics and World Cup three times in a row. He was part of the Pakistan Hockey Team that won the 1994 World Cup. Mansoor Ahmed also played in ten Champions Trophy tournaments representing Pakistan. Mansoor Ahmed has represented Pakistan thrice in the Asian Games.
Mansoor Ahmed was a member of the Pakistan team that won a gold medal at the Beijing Asian Games in 1990 and also a member of the one who won bronze at the 1992 Olympics. Mansoor Ahmed rose to heights of fame after being victorious and became a national hero. Mansoor Ahmed was awarded Presidential Medal in 1998 in recognition of his services to the Government of Pakistan and his outstanding performance. Mansoor Ahmed was also a member of the 1996 All-Asian Star Hockey Team. Mansoor Ahmed was included in the 1994 World XI. In the same year, the FIH named him the best goalkeeper in the world. Mansoor Ahmed, who said goodbye to international hockey in 2000, was appointed as the coach of the Pakistan National Junior Hockey Team right afterwards.
Mansoor Ahmed also served as the Director of the Pakistan Hockey Federation. He was also appointed as the Special Goalkeeping Coach of the Bangladesh Hockey Team in 2014. He was invited as a guest at the Los Angeles Special Olympics 2015. He was considered among the top global authority and expert in the field of goalkeeping.