Since making a debut on the International circuit and playing in the 2008, Beijing Olympic Qualifiers, Kashif Siddiqi has become known to many and dubbed as “Pakistan’s International Globetrotter” by the UK’s leading Asian newspaper, the Eastern Eye.
The name has been earned for travelling across the globe, playing football domestically and in continents far away, such as Asia, the Middle East to North America. Leading a jet-set lifestyle which most people can only dream of Siddiqi has had the determination and support of his family, which lead to him balancing his football career as well as earning a degree.
Siddiqi made his international bow with the U-23 team in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Qualifiers, playing against Bahrain, Kuwait and hosts Qatar. He then went on to make his senior team debut in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship in 2008 held in the Maldives, playing the hosts, India and Nepal. In 2011, his international career then took him to Malaysia, to play in the AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers in Kuala Lumpur, competing against Turkmenistan, India and Chinese Taipei.
Olympic opening ceremony
Pakistan vs Maldives
In action for Pakistan