Syed Nayeemuddin

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Syed Nayeemuddin
Syed Nayeemuddin - South 24 Parganas 2016-02-14 1242.JPG
Personal information
Date of birth 1944 (age 72–73)
Place of birth Hyderabad, Nizam Rule
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Brothers Union (coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1966 Hyderabad City Police
1966–1968 East Bengal
1968–1970 Mohun Bagan
1970 East Bengal
1971–1973 Mohammedan
1973–? Mohun Bagan
197?–? Mohammedan
National team
1964–1971 India
Teams managed
1982–1985 Mohammedan
1986 India
1990–1992 East Bengal
1992–1994 Mohun Bagan
1994–1996 East Bengal
1997–1998 India
2005–2006 India
2007– Brothers Union
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Syed Nayeemuddin (born 1944)[1] is an Indian football coach and former player. He played for and was captain of the Indian national team[2] and has coached Mahindra United, Brothers Union, India and Bangladesh. He is the only sports-person to win both the Arjuna and Dronacharya Awards for football.

As a player, he captained the Indian national team that won a bronze medal at the 1970 Asian Games.[3]

Nayeemuddin was appointed coach of India in 1997. He won the South Asian Football Federation Cup by beating the Maldives 5–1 and reached the semi-finals of the Nehru Cup for the first time.[4] His time in charge of the national team was blighted with no practice matches between September 1997 and November 1998 before the 1998 Asian Games. His role with India ended after the games in December 1998. His second role with India began when he succeeded Sukhwinder Singh as India coach in 2005[5] but left in 2006 after poor performances against Japan and Yemen when qualifying for the 2007 Asian Cup.[2] Since 2007, he is the head coach of Brothers Union, Dhaka.


  1. ^ Sengupta, Somnath (25 July 2013). "Legends Of Indian Football : Sayeed Nayeemuddin". Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Houghton poised to become India coach, Rediff news, 27 May 2006.
  3. ^ "Former India goalkeeper Bandya Kakade is no more". The Free Press Journal. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  4. ^ What ails Indian football, Frontline, July 2002.
  5. ^ Syed Nayeemuddin gets AIFF nod, The Telegraph (Kolkata), 3 October 2005.