Shahed Ahmed

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Shahed Ahmed
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-09-13) 13 September 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth Tower Hamlets, London, England
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Sporting Bengal United
Youth career
2003–2004 Wimbledon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Wycombe Wanderers 4 (1)
2005–2006 Wingate & Finchley 17 (0)
2011– Sporting Bengal United
Total 21 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Shahed Ahmed (Bengali: শহীদ আহমেদ; born 13 September 1985) is an English footballer who plays for Sporting Bengal United, as a striker.

Background[edit]

Ahmed was born in Tower Hamlets, East London, and is of Bangladesh descent.[1]

Career[edit]

After beginning as a youth player at Wimbledon,[2][3] Ahmed signed a professional contract with Wycombe Wanderers in 2004. He made four appearances in The Football League for Wycombe,[4] scoring one goal in the 2–0 victory against Kidderminster Harriers in August 2004.[3] He also made one appearance in other competitions, before leaving in 2005.

Ahmed later played non-league football with Wingate & Finchley, where he made 17 league appearances.[5]

Ahmed's Bangladeshi roots and British residency, means that he can play for either Bangladesh or England.[6] In January 2010, he was targeted by the Bangladesh Football Federation to represent Bangladesh at the 2010 South Asian Games; he was unable to do so due to his exams.[7]

In February 2011, Ahmed joined Sporting Bengal United in the Essex Senior Football League.[8] He has now been appointed as captain.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

In 2004, at the time of his move to Wycombe he commented: “You do not see too many Asian players in football because they need to make a breakthrough. Other sports, such as cricket and squash, are more popular with the Asian community and parents do not encourage their children to play and watch football.”[3]

Ahmed fasts during Ramadan. He also changes his diet and adapts his training around his fasting.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shahed Ahmed". Chairboys on the Net. Retrieved 7 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Shahed Ahmed". 
  3. ^ a b c "Shahed Ahmed – Player File". Chairboys on the Net. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "WYCOMBE WANDERERS : 1993/94 – 2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 7 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "1st Team Appearances Since 1995 when Wingate & Finchley won promotion into The Isthmian Lge until May 2007". Wingate & Finchley F.C. Archived from the original on 22 May 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "The Whitechapel Wanderer". Emel. December 2004. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "BIG CHANCE FOR DUO". NonLeagueDaily.com. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "SAFETY NET ASSOCIATES KENT LEAGUE ROUND-UP". NonLeagueDaily.com. 6 February 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "[UK] London APSA and Sporting Bengal meet in first Essex Senior League fixture". Kick It Out. 28 September 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "London APSA and Sporting Bengal – Battle of East London". Operation Black Vote. 28 September 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 

External links[edit]