Syed Khaja Azizuddin Age, Death, Children, Family, Biography

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Religion: Islam
Age: 67 Years (at The Time Of Death)
Hometown: Hyderabad

Indian football team during the Melbourne Olympics in 1956


Other names• Sayed Khwaja Aziz-ud-Din
• S. K. Azizuddin
• Aziz
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 7" (170 cm)
Professional Debut1951 (for a tour in Far East)
Domestic/State TeamHyderabad
Club(s)• National Sporting Club
• Hyderabad City Police
Coach/MentorSyed Abdul Rahim
Syed Abdul Rahim
Personal Life
Date of Birth12 July 1930 (Saturday)
BirthplaceGocha Mahal, Hyderabad, British India (now in Telangana)
Date of DeathJune 1998
Place of DeathChicago, Illinois, U. S. A.
Age (at the time of death)67 Years
Zodiac signCancer
Nationality• British Indian (1930-1947)
• Indian (1947 onwards)
SchoolGovernment High School, Gocha Mahal
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Children Daughter (1) (lives in Chicago)

Some Lesser Known Facts About Syed Khwaja Azizuddin

  • Aziz was part of the golden generation of Indian football. He is remembered as the all-rounder football payer of the ’50s, who played either as a full-back or centre-half player. He represented India in the 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics.
  • He was known for his counterattacks, aerial duels, and deft passing. Aziz was equally good with either foot. This gave him the advantage of passing the ball on either flank with accuracy, making his cross-field passes impeccable.
  • He is applauded for playing with a cool head and great positional sense.
  • The first inspiration for football in Aziz was planted by his physical education instructor at school. His name was Thakur Rao. Under him, Aziz learned the basics of football.
  • His club career began with the National Sporting Club.
  • Aziz played for the Santosh Trophy from 1949 to 1960, winning twice in 1956-57 and 1957-58. During these matches, he played as the captain of the team.
  • In 1951, he competed in the Asian Games that were held in Delhi, adding a gold medal to his name.
  • Aziz was a team player in the Summer Olympics of 1952, held in Helsinki, where Yugoslavia defeated India by a score of 10-1 in the preliminary round.
  • He was in the team of the 1956 Summer Olympics, held in Melbourne, where the Indian football team reached the semi-final round for the first time in history.

    Syed Khaja Azizuddin with the 1956 Summer Olympics Indian football team

    Syed Khaja Azizuddin with the 1956 Summer Olympics Indian football team

  • In 1958, he competed for India in the Asian Games in Tokyo. They were knocked out by Indonesia by a score of 4-1. India reached 4th position in this match.
  • In 1959, he represented the Merdeka Tournament in which India stood as the runners-up team.
  • Aziz played for the Hyderabad City Police football club when it won the Durand Cup 4 times in 1950–51, 1954, 1957–58, and 1961.
  • His team won the Rovers Cup 6 times in 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, and 1957; under the Hyderabad City Police.
  • Aziz competed for India when it won the Colombo Cup 5 times in 1952, 1953, 1954, and 1955.
  • At the time of his death, Aziz was residing at his daughter’s home in Chicago.