Muhammad Essa – Pakistani footballer

Muhammad Essa Khan is a foregoing Pakistani footballer. In the present climate, he is serving Pakistan national football team and K-Electric F.C as an assistant coach. He was born on 20th November, 1983 in Chaman. He has been the figurehead of Pakistani football team. He was one of top-notch players of the team. Essa was masterful in ball holding and passing. Because of these features he was used to be a playmaker especially against striker or a centre forward. He was a crackerjack in left-foot free-kick.
Initially, he played in the Afghan Club, Chaman. He became a part of Pakistan U-23 football team in 1999. After this, he stepped into Pakistan national football team in 2000. In 2003, Essa won PFF President’s Cup. In 2004, he was the part of Pakistan U-23 team in SAF Games. He was the top-tier player of the tournament. He was declared as the player of the tournament and won gold medal.
In 2005, Indo-Pak friendly series held at Ayub National Stadium, Quetta. He struck a free kick against India and match was a draw by 1-1. In the final match he defeated India by 3-0. He was come up with multiple contracts from “East Bengal Club” after that victory.

In 2006, he represented Pakistani team in SAF Games and again won a gold medal. After that, Essa made collaboration with Khan Research Laboratories F.C for 2006-07 season. Two Iranian clubs Foolad F.C and Homa F.C called him for trials. Essa couldn’t join them because of his fidelity with KRL. Essa also took part in Geo Super Football League. He served Quetta Zorawar as a frontman. Because of his arduous and grueling efforts the team secured second position in the tournament. Lamentably, team lost the semi final match. Notwithstanding, he was declared as the player of the tournament in 2007. Essa also took part in the 2007-08 season of Pakistan Premier League. This time he came with full preparations, but he only managed to score 9 goals.
On 13th August 2007, the President of Pakistan “Pervez Musharaf” vouchsafed him with “Salam Pakistan Award” for his exceptional performances. He also played for Shahbaz United. He was swapped just because of missing a penalty kick. He was also the captain of Pakistan football national team for 2008 AFC Challenge Cup. In their first match, team was able to get a victory over Chinese Taipei by 2-0. But the team lost a match against Sri Lanka by 7-1. Ergo, the team was unable to qualify for the main round. This debacle also caused Pakistan’s annihilation by 9-2 from Guam. In 2008, he missed SAFF Cup because of his head injury. He opened “Essa Khan Academy” in Chaman in 2009.
He was also the captain of Pakistani team during World Cup 2010 qualifiers. In the first round it was a 0-0 draw with Iraq. But the team was eliminated from the tournament by a 7-0 loss in the selection round. In a nutshell, he proved to be a remarkable and phenomenal player in the history of Pakistan football team.

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