U. Sharaf Ali

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U. Sharaf Ali (born 30 May 1964) is a former Indian International football player from Malappuram district, Kerala.[1][2] His playing position was defender. Sharaf played for Calicut University during his college days.[3]

Sharaf Ali joined Kerala Police. Several leading Indian players including, V. P. Sathyan, C. V. Pappachan, and I. M. Vijayan were his teammates in Kerala Police Team. They played a major role in strengthening the Kerala State Team during the 1990s and helped Kerala to win Santosh Trophy in 1992 and 1993.[4]

In 1994, Sharaf played for the Indian national side against Beirut in the FIFA World Cup qualifying rounds held at Korea and Hong Kong.[5] Now he is in MSP and functions as Commandant.


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  2. ^ "Malappuram - The Heartland of Football". IndianFootball.Com. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Department of Physical Education". Calicut University. Archived from the original on July 25, 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  4. ^ "Sports and Games in Kerala". Information and Public Relation Department of Kerala. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  5. ^ "FIFA player statistics: Sharaf Ali". FIFA. Retrieved 2009-10-10.