Abdus Sadeque

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Abdus Sadeque
Personal information
NationalityBritish Indian (1946-1947) Pakistani (1947-1971) Bangladeshi (1971-present)
Born(1946-09-18)September 18, 1946
Dacca, British Raj
SportField hockey

Abdus Sadeque (Bengali: , Urdu: عبدالصادق; born 18 September 1946) is a former List of Pakistan international field hockey players.[1] After his retirement as player, he became Bangladeshi field hockey organizer/administrator. He remained general secretary of Bangladesh Hockey Federation for two terms i.e. 1982-84[2] and 2015-19.[3][4]

Spelling variations of name

Due to pronunciation and transcription issues, spellings of his name are recorded as Abdus Sadiq or Abdul Sadiq in Pakistani sports books, old Pakistani newspapers and on the website of Pakistan Hockey Federation.


Abdus Sadeque is a law graduate and holds Master's degree in Political Science.


He was selected for training as a field hockey player when he was a high school student in Dacca in the early 1960s. A youth hockey coaching camp was organised in 1961 at the Lahore Stadium (now Gaddafi Stadium) Lahore. Selected young school students from both parts of Pakistan (East Pakistan and West Pakistan) attended the camp. Nabi Ahmed Kalat was the chief coach at the camp. The other coach was Ahsan Khan, a former All India player.

National Hockey Championship

Abdus Sadeque represented East Pakistan in the National Hockey Championship[5] from 1964 to 1970.

Matches against foreign teams

He represented East Pakistan in side matches played against a number of foreign hockey teams visiting East Pakistan from 1964 to 1968. These teams included Japan, Holland, Australia and Malaysia.

Selection to Pakistan junior hockey team

Abdus Sadeque was selected to Pakistan junior hockey team under the captaincy of Fazalur Rehman that remained runners-up in the International Hockey Tournament at Lahore in March 1969.[6]

Selection to Pakistan hockey team

In August 1969, he was selected to Pakistan hockey team under the captaincy of Khalid Mahmood (field hockey) for the European tour. The tour took place in September-October that year. Next year in August 1970, he was member of Pakistan hockey team under Khalid Mahmood (field hockey) visiting Kenya. He was also with the Pakistan hockey team for the 1971 Men's Hockey World Cup, however, as an observer this time. There were four other observers in the team namely Ibrahim Saber, Mudassar Asghar, Samiullah Khan (field hockey) and Iftikhar Ahmed Syed. Captain of the team was once again Khalid Mahmood (field hockey).

Manager and coach of Bangladesh hockey team

He was manager of Bangladesh hockey team that participated in 1982 Men's Hockey Asia Cup held at Karachi, Pakistan. Bangladesh secured fifth position in the tournament. He was coach of Bangladesh hockey team for the Field hockey at the 1986 Asian Games held in Seongnam, South Korea. Bangladesh stood 8th in the tournament.


Abdus Sadeque was awarded Bangladesh's National Sports Awards (Bangladesh) in 1996.[7]


  1. "279 Players who represented Pakistan national team in international hockey". Pakistan Hockey Federation website. Archived from the original on 6 February 2003. Retrieved 27 November 2022.
  2. https://bangladeshhockey.org/?page_id=19
  3. https://www.fih.ch/news/re-igniting-a-passion-for-hockey-in-bangladesh/
  4. https://www.thedailystar.net/sports/news/new-beginning-or-false-promises-1744837
  5. https://pakhockey.org/record-of-national-hockey-championships/
  6. https://www.thenews.com.pk/tns/detail/567573-unmatched
  7. https://bangladeshhockey.org/?page_id=930

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