Mohammed Hussain


Born: Bombay, Maharashtra, India


Syed Mohammed Hussain (1 October 1911 – 28 February 1977) was an Indian field hockey player who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics. He belonged to the Beary society, whose mother tongue was Beary Bashe. He was the captain for the hockey club Manavadar, which was then a British protectorate. He is said to have had a melodious voice. Muhammad Hussein worked for the Prince of Manavadar. and also represented India against South Africa in soccer in 1934.He was described by Krishan Datta in the Times of India as A reliable full-back, Mohammed Hussain enjoyed the trust of his captain in the final against Germany. A stout defender and a wall in the defence, Hussain hailed from the princely state of Manavadar which produced a sprinkling of Olympians.He was a member of the Indian field hockey team, which won the gold medal. His position was full-back. He played four matches (of five matches played in total) including both the semifinal match against France and final match against Germany. He was then 24 years old.He was mentioned a lot of times in the book The Worlds Hockey Champions 1936 by Mirza Masood, a teammate. He was the captain of the Prince of Manavadars Team which toured New Zealand in 1938.

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