Syed Abdul Rahim

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Syed Abdul Rahim

Rahim Saab, The Architect of Modern Indian Football, The Sleeping Giant, The Stan Cullis of India, The Indian Ferguson

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Syed Abdul Rahim

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Syed Abdul Rahim is an Indian Football Coach and Teacher. Syed Abdul Rahim is born on 17th August 1909 at Hyderabad, (then Hyderabad State), India and his real age is 111 years
8 months

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He is famous for coaching the Indian team to the semi-finals of the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Football Tournament

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Article Type: Biography
Category: Football Coach, Teacher

NameSyed Abdul Rahim
Real NameSyed Abdul Rahim
Pet / Nick NameRahim Saab, The Architect of Modern Indian Football, The Sleeping Giant, The Stan Cullis of India, The Indian Ferguson
ProfessionFootball Coach, Teacher
OriginHyderabad, (then Hyderabad State), India

Age, Dob, Birthplace, zodiac, star sign

Syed Abdul Rahim Age (Current) 112 years, 10 month, 13 days
Date Of Birth (DOB)08/17/1909 (M/D/Y) (M/D/Y)
BirthplaceHyderabad, (then Hyderabad State), India
Zodiac SignLEO
Star Sign (Nakshatra)Not Sure

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Alive Or DeadDead
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112 years, 10 month, 13 days, 6 hours, 30 minutes, 22 seconds.
41225 Total days.
- On June 30, 2022


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Syed Abdul Rahim Relationship StatusEngaged
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No.Of. Male Kids1
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Son – Syed Shahid Hakim (Former Olympic football and FIFA official)

Daughter – None

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Syed Abdul Rahim’s CasteFather – Not Known
Mother – Same As Fathers
CommunityNot Known
Mother TongueNot Revealed Yet
Languages KnownEnglish, Hindi, Kannada

Address, Native, Hometown, Current City

Native / OriginHyderabad, (then Hyderabad State), India
Home TownHyderabad, (then Hyderabad State), India
Syed Abdul Rahim’s Current CityHyderabad, (then Hyderabad State), India
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Education, Qualification

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CollegeOsmania University, India
Syed Abdul Rahim’s QualificationGraduate
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Personal Details:

DOB (m/d/y):
August 17, 1909
Hyderabad, (then Hyderabad State), India
Hyderabad, (then Hyderabad State), India
Mother Tongue:
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Languages Known:
English, Hindi, Kannada
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Educational Details:

Under Graduate
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College: Osmania University, India

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Very Fair
Hair Color:
Dark Brown
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Body, Height, Weight

Body TypeSlim
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Face Properties

Face ShapeOval
Eye ColourBrown Eyes
Nose TypeSharp
Hair ColourBlack
Hair LengthMedium Length
Dimple StatusNo
BeardClean Shaved


CharacterGood Human
PositiveLoyalty, Kind
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Does Syed Abdul Rahim, Smoke Cigarettes?Yes
Will Drive?Yes
Is Syed Abdul Rahim, Swims?Yes
Is Syed Abdul Rahim, Yoga Practitioner?No
Does Gym?No
Is Syed Abdul Rahim, a Jogger?Yes
Eating Habit?Non-Vegetarian

Hobbies, Interests

Syed Abdul Rahim’s HobbiesTravelling
MusicFilm songs, Indian classical
SportsFootball, Hockey
  • Syed Abdul Rahim used to smoke.
  • Under his excellent coaching, the HCP team won 5 consecutive Rovers Cups, which remains a record to this day. The team also managed to reach the 5 Dur and Cup finals and won 3 of them.
  • In 1952, the Indian football team took part in the Olympic Games in Finland. India faced a massive defeat from Yugoslavia by 10-1 which was primarily due to the fact that the Indian team played without boots. When India came back, the AIFF announced that players have to wear boots while playing for India.
Indian Players without boots.
  • After a humiliating exit at the Olympics due to the boots fiasco, Rahim took inspiration from Hungary’saggressive 4-2-4 formation and changed the formation of the state team from centre-half to ‘W-formation’. Initially, this decision was not taken very well but not everyone understood Rahim’s motive behind it. However, this decision paid off when India beat their arch-rivals Pakistan in the Quadrangular Tournament at Dhaka in 1952.
  • At the 1954 Asian Games, India was knocked out in the group stage. However, Rahim’s motivation and faith in his team came to rescue and as a result, India stunned everyone as they beat the host Australia in the quarters and managed to finish 4th in the event.

  • At the 1960 Rome Olympics, the Indian team was placed in the group of death with Hungary, France, and Peru. They lost to both Hungary and Peru by 2-1, and 3-1 respectively, but managed to get a draw with France by 1-1.

  • The achievement of winning a gold at the 1962 Asian Games was not a walk of roses for the Indian team. To add to the difficulty, most of the Indian athletes had to fly back to India because of various global political reasons. Indian players had lost hope but Rahim fulfilled his role as a coach and took the team to the streets of Jakarta and said“Kal aap logon se mujhe ek tohfa chahiye….kal aap sona jitlo,” which means“I want a gift from you tomorrow….the gold medal.” Such strong words changed the outlook of the team completely and the Indian team surprised the South Korean team in the finals by playing the injured Jarnail Singh as a striker who used to play as a centre-forward in his college days. Rahim’s risk paid off when Jarnail put India 2-0 ahead before halftime. The Indian defense was strong and South Korea scored only one goal in the second half. Thus, India went on to create history by winning the Asian Games gold by 2-1, the pinnacle of Indian football.

  • India’s undying spirit at 1960 Rome Olympics, surprised everyone and they soon became one of the favourites to win the gold at the 1962 Asian Games in Jakarta. India didn’t get a good start to the tournament; as they lost to South Korea by 2-1, but India managed to fight back with a 2-0 win over Japan in the very next game. In the final group game, India beat Thailand by 4-1 and progressed to the next stage.
  • Thanks to his coaching, the year 1945 to 1965 are considered as the “Golden Era of Hyderabad Football”and the year 1951 and 1962 was considered as the “Golden Era of Indian Football.”
  • Ajay Devgn is set to play Syed Abdul Rahim in the sports biopic which is to be produced by Boney Kapoor and directed by ad film director Amit Sharma.

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  • Syed was called the Stan Cullis of India.He was amongst the greatest players of Hyderabad from the 1920s to the early 1940s, when he used to play for ‘Qamar Club,’ which was one of the best teams in Hyderabad’s local league at that time.
Indian Football Team at the 1960 Rome Olympics
  • The Hyderabad Football Association came into existence in 1939, and 3 years later, in 1942, SM Hadi became the President of Hyderabad Football Association and Rahim became the secretary and remained so till the day he died.
  • Rahim had an unconventional, innovative, yet effective style of coaching. To sharpen up players’ reflexes, speed, stamina, skills, and techniques, he organised customised football tournaments for youngsters. Syed did not follow the conventional British style of just dribbling the ball.When he became the coach of ‘Hyderabad City Police’ (HCP) or ‘City Afghans’ in 1943, he introduced the concept of passing the ball more and focused on being ambidextrous, i.e. ability to play with either foot.
Syed Abdul Rahim – Hyderabad City Police
  • In just a matter of few months,he transformed the HCP team into a dominating local team that came into limelight in 1943 after their famous win in the finals of the Ashe Gold Cup in Bengaluru against Royal Air Force, which included England’s cricket and football international “Denis Compton.” They also managed to challenge the well established Bengal football teams of that time as they beat Mohun Bagan in the finals of the 1950 Durand Cup.
  • In 1950, he became the coach of the Indian National football team and simultaneously managed the Hyderabad City Police team as well.
  • After taking over as the new Indian coach, Rahim changed the outlook of the Indian team by eliminating the 1948 Olympics team. He took those decisions which increased the productivity and efficiency of the team even if it meant dropping the non-performing stars and rooting for new talents.
  • Rahim’s first major tournament as India’s coach was when India hosted the 1951 Asian Games.Rahim made India proud as India went on to win a gold by beating Iran in the finals by 1-0.
  • After India lost at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, the high-ranking AIFF official interfered and stopped Rahim from picking the team of his choice.
Syed Abdul Rahim – Indian Football Team at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics
  • The HPC managed to win all the 12 national tournaments held in the years 1950, 1957, and 1959.
  • Prior to 1959, Hyderabad and Andhra were observed as two independent entities of football. From then onwards, the two entities were combined to a single entity- Andhra Pradesh Football Association, where Rahim played a pivotal role in letting it happen.
  • At 1960 Rome Olympics, India didn’t get a good start to the tournament; as they lost to South Korea by 2-1, but India managed to fight back with a 2-0 win over Japan in the very next game. In the final group game, India beat Thailand by 4-1 and progressed to the next stage. India became a spectacle to watch by displaying such a spirit at the Olympics.

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