Moosa Manik

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Moosa Manik
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Personal information
Full name Moosa Maniku
Date of birth (1963-12-29) 29 December 1963 (age 53)
Place of birth Malé, Maldives
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward/Midfielder
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1992 New Radiant SC
1993–1996 Club Valencia
1997–1999 Hurriyya SC
2000–2001 New Radiant SC
National team
1984–1999 Maldives
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Moosa Maniku best known as ‘kuda moosa’ (born 29 December 1963) is a football coach, and a former football player. He spent much of his youth playing football. He started his career as a footballer at the age of nineteen and continued to play for more than 20 years at the very top level. He played numerous positions during his career but more known as a gifted midfielder

In 1984, he was named ‘the most promising player of the year’ and he was an automatic choice for the Maldives National team. Since then he appeared in the national team for more than a decade.

His life has been celebrated by football achievements rather than years. Year after year achievement after achievements his career ultimately led him to coach youngsters aspiring to become great football players. He is widely regarded as one of the best coach in Maldives.

Clubs played (division 1)[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Moosa Manik hs one Daughter and one Son. Muaan his Son, is currently playing for New Radiant SC.

Individual playing honors/tournaments[edit]

  • 1980 - 2001 National football tournament and league (division 1)
    • 1984 Most promising player, age under 21
    • 1984 Best Midfield Player
    • 1985 Best player
    • 1985 Best Midfield Player
    • 1986 Best player
    • 1987 Best Forward
    • 1988 Best player
    • 1990 Best Forward
    • 1991 Best player
    • 1991 Best Forward
    • 1993 Best Midfield Player
    • 1990 Man of the tournament and fair player
  • 1988 -1992, 1994-1999 FA Cup
    • 1989 Best forward
    • 1990 Fair Play
    • 1991 Best scorer
  • 1987 - 1999 President of Maldives Invitation Cup
  • 1985, 1999 - 2000 Cup Winners Cup (Maldives)
  • 2000 HAVEERU Footballer of the century

International appearance[edit]

National Team Maldives

Club coaching and achievements[edit]

  • 1985–1987 Young Star Sports Club (Maldives) – Division 3
    • 1986 Champions, Division 3 and qualified for Division 2
    • 1987 Champions, Division 2
  • 1995 Club Valencia Maldives – Division 1
    • 1995 Champions, FA Cup
  • 1996 Orchid Sports Club – Division 2
    • 1996 Champions, Division 2 and qualifies for Division 1
  • 2000–2003 New Radiant Sports Club (Maldives) – Division 1
    • 2000 Champions, Cup Winners Cup
    • 2000 Champions, Malé League
    • 2001 Champions, Football Association Cup
    • 2003 Champions, Cup Winners Cup
  • 1997 - 1999, 2004 Hurriya Sports Club (Maldives) Division 1
    • 1999 Champions of the President of Maldives Invitation Cup
    • 1999 Champions Maldives League

National team Coaching[edit]

  • 1990 Assistant coach for Maldives National Youth Team (U-19)
  • 1991 Assistant coach for Maldives National Youth Team (U-23) for Olympic Qualifying
  • 2002 Coach for Maldives National Youth Team (U-20) for AFC U-20 qualifying
  • 2005 Coach for Maldives National Youth Team (U-20)
  • 2006 Assistant coach for the Maldives National Team (U-23) for SAF Games (Sri Lanka)
  • 2006 Assistant coach for the Maldives National Team (U-23) for Asian Games (Doha)
  • 2011 Assistant coach for the Maldives National Team For SAF Championship

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