Pakistan’s Hockey Olympian Manzoor Hussain Junior passes away at 63 after cardiac arrest.

Hockey Legend had 86 goals in 175 caps for Pakistan.

By News Desk:

Former Pakistan Hockey team Olympion & chairman selection committee Pakistan Hockey team Manzoor Hussain better known as Manzoor Junior died at age of  63 after a major cardiac attack today morning in Lahore.

According to media reports, Manzoor Hussain Junior was taken to the Private Hospital where Doctors and emergency staff received him for treatment but he could not survive.

Manzoor Hussain Junior was born on 28 October 1958 in Sialkot, Pakistan. He is a field hockey player and made his first presence felt with Pakistan junior team and later became an integral part of Pakistan’s most fearsome forward line in the late 70s and early 80s.

Manzoor  played in a forward position as a striker between 1975 and 1984 and was capped 175 times with 86 goals to his credit

Manzoor Hussain was part of the Pakistan team that won the Bronze Medal in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. Eight years later, he was Captain of the Pakistan team that won the Gold Medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles

Manzoor was also a member of the Pakistan team that won the World Cup in 1978 and 1982 and  was known for his exceptional stick work, and one of his remarkable displays was in the 1982 World Cup final where he scored a goal by dodging six German defenders.

He is also known as The Golden Boy, was given the President’s Award for Price of Performance and was the player who won the highest number of gold medals for Pakistan.

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