Muhammad Noor Biography

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Religion: Islam
Hometown: Hyderabad
Age: 74 Or 75 Years

Muhammad Noor

Full nameN. Muhammad Noor
Physical Stats & More
Hair ColourBlack
ClubHyderabad City Police FC
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear, 1925
BirthplaceHyderabad, British India
Date of Death9 June 2000
Place of DeathHyderabad
Age (at the time of death)74 or 75 Years
Death CauseMultiple ailments including Tuberculosis
Nationality• British Indian (1925-1947)
• Indian (1947 Onwards)
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
ParentsHis father owned a Bangle shop.
SiblingsBrother- Sheik Jamal (Footballer)
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs. 2500 (Pension from Police Department) + Rs. 700 (Interest from Fixed Deposit)

Muhammad Noor (sitting at extreme right) with Indian football team during the Melbourne Olympics in 1956

Some Lesser Known Facts About Muhammad Noor

  • Noor was inclined towards sports from a young age and had little interest in academics.
  • Apart from football, Noor used to watch volleyball and basketball matches also.
  • Noor represented India in the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games.
  • Noor was doubtful about his selection in the team for the Melbourne Olympics but was later selected due to his consistent performances.
  • Noor represented India in three Asian Games (1951, 1954, and 1958) and went on foreign tours to the Philippines in 1954 and Russia in 1954-55.
  • Noor’s career took a sharp turn when he got injured badly during a match against the Mohammedan Club of Pakistan. He was not able to continue football for much longer after the incident and took retirement.
  • After retiring from football, Noor became an AIFF selector and started coaching young players.
  • After retiring from the police service, he spent his days in a small house in Osmanpura.
  • Football stars including officials, coaches, and players all attended the funeral of Muhammad Noor to bid goodbye to him.
  • Yousuf Khan – ex-Olympian and Arjuna awardee, stated in his tribute when he said that Noor was an inspiration for him and the upcoming generations.
  • Maidan, a Bollywood film released on 11 April 2024, is based on the life of an Indian football coach named Syed Abdul Rahim (portrayed by Ajay Devgn). The film highlights the achievements of the Indian national football team under his mentorship during the 1950s and early 1960s, an era often termed ‘the golden era of Indian football.’ Many Indian footballers, including Muhammad Noor, were part of these achievements.

    Maidaan film poster

    Maidaan film poster