Munawwaruz Zaman

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Munawwaruz Zaman (born January 2, 1950 – died July 28th 1994) was one of the players of the Pakistan national field hockey team produced by Pakistan. Munawwar played for Pakistan until his retirement in 1980. He was also a high ranking bank officer.

Playing career[edit]

He began his career in 1971 when he was 19 years old. When Tanvir Dar was injured midway through the semifinals, Munawwar had his first ever shot at penalty corner in an international match. He became an instant hero and household name in Pakistan by scoring the match winning goal against Pakistan's traditional rival, India.

During his career Pakistan won the Olympic silver medal in 1972 and the bronze medal in 1976. He led Pakistan to a magnificent victory in the 2nd Champions Trophy in 1980 at Karachi and Kuala Lumpur Quadrangular Gold.

During his career, he scored a total of 44 goals in 119 matches. In the early 1990s Munawwar started working with the Pakistan team as a coach.

In His ten year career he earned ten gold, three silver and one bronze medals. During his career Pakistan won the Olympic silver medal in 1972 and the bronze medal in 1976. He led Pakistan to a magnificent victory in the 2nd Champions Trophy in 1980 at Karachi and Kuala Lumpur Quadrangular Gold.

During his career, he scored a total of 44 goals in 119 matches. In the early 1990s Munawwar started working with the Pakistan team as a coach.

Played for Pakistan & HBL. 111 International Matches.

Olympics: 1972, 1976 World Cups: 1971, 1976 Asian Games: 1974, 1978 Champion Trophies: 1978, 1980

Led Pakistan in 25 Matches, Winning All.

Death[edit]

He died in 1994 of a cardiac arrest during a break while practicing with the Pakistan team for veterans World Cup.

Awards[edit]

In 1997 the Pakistan government awarded Munawwaruz Zaman a posthumous Pride of Performance award.[1]

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