Uddin in April 2007
|Full name||Anwar Uddin|
|Date of birth||1 November 1981|
|Place of birth||Stepney, England|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|?–2001||West Ham United|
|2001–2002||West Ham United||0||(0)|
|2003–2004||→ Hereford United (loan)||9||(2)|
|2004||→ Telford United (loan)||6||(0)|
|2004–2010||Dagenham & Redbridge||187||(6)|
|2009||→ Grays Athletic (loan)||11||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:40, 27 April 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Anwar Uddin (Bengali: আনোয়ার উদ্দিন; born 1 November 1981) is an English footballer and coach. Uddin who plays as a defender last played for Eastbourne Borough. He is a coach for the West Ham United Academy.
Uddin was born and brought up in Stepney, London to a Bangladeshi father and an English mother. He attended Raine's Foundation School in Bethnal Green. His father came to the United Kingdom in the 1960s.
Uddin began his football career at West Ham United, working his way up through their youth and reserve teams where he was captain. He was in West Ham's victorious 1999 FA Youth Cup winning squad that defeated Coventry City. Although highly regarded, as a bright talented traditional English defender, he was never able to break through into the first team and in February 2002 moved to Sheffield Wednesday on a free transfer.
His stay was brief as after the collapse of ITV Digital, Sheffield Wednesday could not keep afford to keep him due to financial difficulties. He moved to Bristol Rovers the following summer after only four months and no appearances. He was an almost ever present in the following season until the end of October, picking up a serious groin injury which he was to struggle with for the rest of the season.
During the summer of 2004, Uddin signed for Dagenham & Redbridge. He became the captain of the team. At the time, Uddin was just one of only five professional British Asians playing in the Football League and Premiership, where it is estimated that Asians only make up 0.2 per cent of players in clubs' centres of excellence and academies.
In 2011, following the departure of manager Martin Allen, Uddin was appointed as caretaker assistant-manager to Giuliano Grazioli at Barnet making him the first ever British-Asian to take up a coaching position in English football.
On 30 January 2012, it was announced that Uddin had had his contract terminated by mutual consent. A few days later, he signed for Conference South side Sutton United. On 28 June 2012, he signed for fellow Conference South side Eastbourne Borough. In June 2013 Uddin left Eastbourne in order to pursue a career in football coaching.
Uddin is eligible to play for the national teams of England and Bangladesh. During May 2007, he visited a youth football camp in Dhaka, with British coach Anthony Ferguson and Canary Wharf’s head of public affairs Zakir Khan. Kazi Salahuddin, the chief of Bangladesh Football Federation welcomed him, but Uddin still has not decided yet on whether he should play for the national team. This was the second time he visited Bangladesh since 1989, where he travelled with his father to his hometown in Sylhet.
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