About Kash

Since making a debut on the international circuit and playing in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Qualifiers, Kashif Siddiqi has become known to many as South Asia's Football Globetrotter. He is also one of a handful of British South Asians to have made it in the professional ranks in the UK.

His journey in sport is one of many travelled routes and philanthropic accomplishments.

In 2013, he became only one of five British South Asians to have been signed by an English Professional League Club. He was also the first British South Asian to have been awarded a scholarship for soccer in the USA and play professional football in Europe, North America and the Middle East.

To date he remains 1 of only 11 South Asian players to have played professional football in the United Kingdom – Giving Kash a very strong USP- which he has used to give back and bridge gaps for the South Asian community into mainstream sport both locally & Internationally.

His achievements both on and off the pitch to date are all credited to his mother and faith in god. In 2011 has set-up the Kashif Siddiqi Foundation (KSF) and has also Co-Founded the Football For Peace movement alongside the United Nations and FIFA’s 100 greatest players of all time – Elias Figueroa.

Kash has become renowned for his humanitarian efforts and has been recognised for his goodwill work by HRH Duke of Cambridge – Prince William, Prime Minister David Cameron, His Highness Prince Ali of Jordan, Pope Francis and the United Nations. In 2013, he was inaugurated as a Champion of Peace, under the High Patronage of His Highness Prince Albert II for his global charitable ventures.

Playing for Northampton Town FC

NTFC Shirt Presentation

Important people

Honoured in Monaco with his mother and Elias Figueroa

Meeting David Cameron

Invited to meet PM David Cameron at Number 10

Meeting Pope Francis

Invited to support Match For Peace and met Pope Francis

Eastern Eye

Interview in Eastern Eye newspaper

LA Shirt Presentation

Shirt Presentation in Los Angeles, USA


Open Imagination
  • 2014 — Invited to support the Match For Peace and Meet Pope Francis
  • 2013 — Invited to talk as keynote speaker at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Addressing girls education
  • November 8th 2013 — Invited by Peace and Sport of Monaco to be inaugurated as a Champion of Peace, under the High Patronage of His Highness Prince Albert II.
  • September 2013 — Shortlisted by the Asian Football Awards for the Inspiration Award at Wembley Stadium.
  • 2013 — A Global Youth Ambassador for A World At School.
  • 2013 — Signed to Northampton Town FC in the English League 2. Making him only 1 in 4 South Asians playing professional in the UK.
  • 2013 — Co- Founded Football Football Peace
  • 2013 — Vice Captain of the Pakistan XI team
  • 2012 — Founded The Kashif Siddiqi Foundation
  • 2012 — Invited by Prime Minister David Cameron, at Number 10 Downing Street to discuss his achievements within the South Asian community.
  • Played professional football in 3 different continents
  • Announced as a UN Players For Peace Ambassador.
  • 2011 — Invited to represent South Asians in sport at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year alongside Amir Khan.
  • 2011 — Named Asian Star Ambassador for Chelsea FC.
  • 2010 — Nominated for Most Up and Coming Sports Personality of the Year
  • 2008 — Made international debut in the Beijing Olympic Qualifiers.
  • 2005 — First South Asian to be awarded a soccer scholarship and played professionally in three different leagues in the USA.


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