Shahed Ahmed

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Shahed Ahmed
Personal information
Full name Shahed Ahmed[1]
Date of birth (1985-09-13) 13 September 1985 (age 32)[1]
Place of birth East Ham, 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
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:36, 1 June 2017 (UTC).

Shahed Ahmed (born 13 September 1985) is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Sporting Bengal United.


Ahmed was born in Tower Hamlets, East London, and is of Bangladesh descent.[2]

Playing career[edit]

After beginning as a youth player at Wimbledon,[3][4] Ahmed signed a professional contract with Wycombe Wanderers in 2004. He made four appearances in The Football League for Wycombe,[5] scoring one goal in the 2–0 victory against Kidderminster Harriers in August 2004.[4] 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.[6]

Ahmed's Bangladeshi roots and British residency, means that he can play for either Bangladesh or England.[7] 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.[8]

In February 2011, Ahmed joined Sporting Bengal United in the Essex Senior Football League,[9] where he later became club captain.[10][11]

Personal life[edit]

In 2004, at the time of his move to Wycombe, Ahmed 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."[4]

Ahmed is Muslim and fasts during Ramadan. He also changes his diet and adapts his training around his fasting.[7]


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

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