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Mansoor Ahmed (7 January 1968 – 12 May 2018) was a Pakistani field hockey player.

Ahmed played (1986-2000) as a Goalkeeper and Captain for Pakistan national hockey team. He played 338 International matches and did participate in three Olympic games, while winning bronze medal in the 1992 Olympic games. Ahmed played three consecutive World Cups and won 1994 World Cup Hockey Championship (World Cup). Also hold Silver medal in 1990 world Cup Hockey Championship. He played ten Champions Trophies and gold medal in 1994. He played three Asian Games and won gold in 1990 Beijing, China. In his career, he earned 12 gold, 12 silver and 8 bronze medals in international hockey tournaments.

He was declared All Asian Stars Hockey Team member in 1996 and also declared World Eleven Hockey team member in 1994. His glories made him rise above the sky by becoming the World’s best goalkeeper and declared by F.I.H in 1994. Ahmed stood four times as the best goalkeeper of the tournament in his lifetime career. He was also the flag carrier of the Pakistani Contingent in 1996 Atlanta Olympics in Atlanta, US.

In his outstanding performance in the field of hockey Government of Pakistan awarded him the President Award in 1988. He was also awarded Pride of Performance in 1994.

Ahmed was involved in hockey as a coach. He was the National hockey coach of Pakistan junior hockey team in 2000 and was appointed as specialist goal keeper coach of Bangladesh national hockey team in 2014. He also appointed director of Pakistan hockey federation hockey Academies in 2010. He is holding the degree of High Performance Coaching Diploma. Besides a player, Ahmed was a social activist and worked as an ambassador with different organizations like “Right to Play” and “Athlete Ambassador”. He was also announced as ambassador for No Smoking Campaign by Government of Pakistan. He has the honor to be announced as speaker for FIFA World Cup 2022, Qatar. He was also invited as a guest for Special Olympics, Los Angeles, US in 2015.

Illness and death

On 22 April 2018, Mansoor Ahmed revealed that he needed a heart replacement and was seeking Government of India for medical visa.

Mansoor Ahmed died on 12 May, 2018 in Karachi, Pakistan.