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|Full name||Syed Rahim Nabi|
|Date of birth||14 December 1985|
|Place of birth||Pandua, West Bengal, India|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Winger, Wingback|
|2001-2002||Tata Football Academy||??||(??)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of "End Of Season 2011".
† Appearances (Goals).
Syed Rahim Nabi (born 14 December 1985) popularly known as Nabi is an professional Indian football player who can play in all of the outfield positions. He plays for India's renowned football club Mohammedan S.C. and represents India national football team. He will feature in the upcoming new Indian Super League.He is known as 'Mr. Versatile' for his ability to play at any position,of course except goalkeeping.
A product of the Tata Football Academy, Nabi started his career playing as a striker, then moved to midfield and then played as wingback as well. In recent international friendlies he has been playing as a fullback.
Nabi’s club career started with Mohammedan Sporting but really took off after joining East Bengal in 2004. Except the I-League, Nabi has won almost every domestic trophy. At East Bengal too he has played in several positions.
He has been a member of the Indian team in tournaments like the SAFF Cup, Asian Cup qualifiers and World Cup qualifiers and was part of the squad that won two Nehru Cups and 2008 AFC Challenge Cup under Bob Houghton.
On 31 March 2013 at Kalyani Stadium, he scored with a diving header from a cross of C.S.Sabeeth on the left flank to beat Dempo S.C. goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani on the 7th minute, and then slid in a wonderful through ball to assist Odafe Onyeka Okolie on the 47th minute to give the mariners a 2-0 lead, a match which they eventually won 2-1.
After the 2012–13 season ended, Nabi signed with IMG-Reliance to join their Indian Super League but due to objection from the I-League clubs in which they said they would not sign any players who joined the ISL it meant that Nabi would be without a club for a long period of time. Then, on 30 October 2013, it was announced that Mohammedan S.C. had broken that barrier when they signed Nabi on loan.
He made his debut on 27 November 2013 against Mohun Bagan at the Salt Lake Stadium in which he started and played till minutes 59 minutes and was replaced by Phoolchand Hembram as Mohammedan drew the match 0-0.
- Statistics accurate as of 21 November 2013.
|1.||18 February 2006||Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong||Hong Kong||2-2||2-2||Friendly|
|2.||13 November 2011||Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati||Malaysia||1–1||1-1||Friendly|
|3.||5 December 2011||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi||Bhutan||1–0||5–0||2011 SAFF Championship|
|4.||9 December 2011||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi||Maldives||1–0||3–1||2011 SAFF Championship|
|5.||25 August 2012||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi||Maldives||2–0||3–0||2012 Nehru Cup|
|6.||6 January 2013||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi||Palestine||2–1||2–4||Friendly|
|7.||5 September 2013||Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, Kathmandu||Nepal||2–1||2–1||2013 SAFF Championship|