Kaleemullah Khan: First Pakistani to Score 100 Goals

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Kaleemullah Khan becomes first Pakistan ever to score 100 career goals in club competition.

Former Pakistani football skipper added another feather into his kitty, he has become one of the most significant names from Pakistan to get recognized on international football clubs. He has proved himself as the best Pakistani footballer of this generation.

Kaleemullah also achieved the honour of becoming the first Pakistani footballer to play in Leagues of USA, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey. He first played for Kyrgyzstan club FC Dordoi, he scored 23 in two seasons.

Then he became the first Pakistani ever to sign the contract with the United Soccer League and played two seasons for two different clubs in the US, Sacramento Republic FC and Tulsa Roughnecks.

He played a significant for Pakistan in their win against arch-rivals India with a margin of 2-0 in 2014. His free kick goal was a goal appreciated by Football fans all over the World.

Currently, Kaleemullah is playing in a Turkish club Iğdırspor. On Sunday Kaleemullah scored his 100th goal at the 68th minute of the game against Çayelispor and assisted his team to win the game by 3-1.

 

Kaleemullah expressed his excitement on achieving the feat of 100 goals and hopeful to make Pakistan proud in future endeavours.

However, this star of Pakistan football is unfortunately not a part of Pakistan football team. Pakistan Football Federation PFF dropped Kaleemullah for 2018 SAFF Championship held in Bangladesh.

PFF told fitness concern as the reason for dropping the former captain. On the matter, Kaleemullah slams PFF’s president Faisal Saleh Hayat for omitting his name from the final list for his prior statement on the PFF.

Pakistan right now standing at 199th position on the global ranking, to make the things better we need the star player like Kaleemullah for the benefit of Pakistan football squad.

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