Muhammad Qasim

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Muhammad Qasim
Personal information
Full name Muhammad Qasim
Date of birth (1984-05-01) May 1, 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth Islamabad, Pakistan
Playing position Right winger/Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Ravi FC Islamabad
2005–2016 Khan Research Laboratories 244 (78)
2007 Islamabad United 6 (3)
National team
2007– Pakistan 14 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 11, 2012

Muhammad Qasim (born 1 May 1984) is a retired Pakistani professional footballer who played for Khan Research Laboratories throughout his professional career as a right-winger. He has also represented Pakistan on international level.

Qasim has won league title with Khan Research Laboratories for four times, winning his first league title in 2009-10. Qasim won further three back to back league titles in 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13. Qasim has also won National Football Challenge Cup with KRL on six occasions including four back to back cup wins from 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. He won the two more cups in 2015 and 2016. Qasim also won Geo Super Football League with Islamabad United in its inaugural season.

Early career[edit]

Ravi FC and Islamabad United[edit]

Qasim started his footballing career with Ravi FC Islamabad before joining Islamabad United for the Geo Super Football League. Qasim won the inaugural season of Geo Super League, scoring 3 goals in 6 appearances.

KRL F.C.[edit]

2007-10: Debut year, injuries & first league title[edit]

Qasim joined Khan Research Laboratories after conclusion of Geo Super League. He played his first national league game in 2007-08, where he ended the season on third position with KRL and scored 9 goals in 18 appearances.

Qasim missed the 2008-09 season due to a knee-injury.

Qasim along with Khan Research Laboratories won their first ever league in 2009-10 after drawing 0-0 with Army on the final day of the league. Both teams ended on 60 points each, with Khan Research Laboratories winning the league on goal differences.

2010–2011: Vice captaincy[edit]

Qasim was made club's vice-captain in the 2010-11 season.[1] Qasim started his and KRL's season with a 2-0 victory against PAF, Qasim scored the opening goal in 37th minute.[2] On 3 October 2010, Qasim scored his second goal of the season in the 6th minute, as KRL defeated Navy 2-0 in the game.[3] Qasim netted his first hat-trick of the season in a 4-0 thumping of PEL scoring goals in 23rd, 33rd and 52nd minutes of the game, it marked as his ninth hat-trick of the career.[4][5] On 3 December 2010, Qasim scored the only goal of the game against Afghan in the ninth minute.[6] KRL defeated SSGC 3-0 with Qasim scoring second goal for the club in 54th after the left-winger Mehmood Khan broke the offside trap to assist the goal for him.[7] On 12 December 2010, KRL defeated NBP 2-0 as Qasim scored goals in each half, scoring in 18th and 81st minutes respectively.[8] Qasim ended the season as the top-scorer of KRL, scoring 11 goals in 30 games as KRL finished second in the table.[9][10]

International career[edit]

He earned his first international cap by head coach Akhtar Mohiuddin against Iraq in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers,[11] a game which Pakistan famously drew 0-0 in Damascus, Syria with Qasim's strong running and work-rate giving a strong impression for the coaching staff and fans alike.

His first goal came in a friendly against Nepal at Pokhara on March 27, 2008 which Pakistan won 2-0 after a long run from his own half before a powerful shot that beat the Nepalese keeper. Qasim later scored an international hat-trick in the 9-2 record win against Guam in the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers.

International[edit]

As of match played 3 July 2011[12]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Pakistan 2007 1 0
2008 4 4
2009 0 0
2010 0 0
2011 5 0
Total 10 4

Goals for Senior National Team[edit]

Goal Cap Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 1 27 March 2008 Pokhara, Nepal    Nepal 2–0 2–0 Friendly
2 2 6 April 2008 Zhongshan Soccer Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan  Guam 4–0 9–2 2008 AFC Challenge Cup qualification
3 7–0
4 8–2

Honours[edit]

Islamabad United
Khan Research Laboratories

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KRL face PAF in Pakistan Premier League today". FPDC. FPDC. September 18, 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "KRL START BRIGHTLY IN 2010 PPL AS WAPDA, ARMY, AND PEL REGISTER WINS". FPDC. FPDC. September 18, 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  3. ^ "KRL CRUISE PAST NAVY DESPITE MISSING KEY PLAYERS". FPDC. FPDC. October 4, 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  4. ^ "PMC ATHLETICO PICK VITAL POINT AGAINST ARMY, KRL DEMOLISH PEL". FPDC. FPDC. November 9, 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "KRL spearhead Qasim slams ninth hat-trick of 2010 PPL season". FPDC. FPDC. November 10, 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  6. ^ "WAPDA, KRL CLINCH TIGHT FINISH ENCOUNTERS. WOHAIB AND MUSLIM WIN IN PFF LEAGUE". FPDC. FPDC. December 4, 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  7. ^ "KRL OVERPOWER SSGC 3-0 WITH MEHMOOD OUTSTANDING". FPDC. FPDC. December 4, 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  8. ^ "WAPDA WIN 2010 PPFL TITLE, PFF LEAGUE NEWS INCLUDED". FPDC. FPDC. December 12, 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  9. ^ "AFGHAN FC – KPT CLASH ON SUNDAY AS PPFL COMES TO FINAL 24 GAMES". FPDC. FPDC. December 18, 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  10. ^ "KRL GRAB SECOND SPOT : DRAW PIA 0-0". FPDC. FPDC. December 18, 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  11. ^ Muhammad QasimFIFA competition record
  12. ^ "MUHAMMAD QASIM". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 January 2019.