11 Facts About Atif Bashir


Atif Qureshi Bashir was born on 3 April 1985 and is an ex-professional football player, whose career came to an end due to extensive knee injuries over the past three years.

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Atif Bashir then went to Cardiff Grange Quins in 2007, making eight appearances in the Welsh Premier League, scoring one goal.

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Atif Bashir had a short spell at the Welsh Premier League team Haverfordwest County A FC and then moved to Barry Town, where he impressed and became a fans' favourite, becoming Barry's first international player, making headlines and appearing 45 times and scoring five goals for the club.

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In July 2010, Atif Bashir had a trial with English Conference National side Luton Town.

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Atif Bashir impressed the fans in a pre-season friendly match against Dunstable Town, but he was surprisingly not offered a contract by Luton Town manager Richard Money.

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In October 2010, and then again in November 2010, Atif Bashir undertook trial spells with Conference North outfit AFC Telford United.

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Atif Bashir undertook a trial spell with Conference National side Newport County in July 2011, featuring in a pre-season friendly match against Mangotsfield United.

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In September 2011, Atif Bashir was awarded a full university football scholarship and has since been involved in all games in the BUCS premier league representing his University at the highest level in England and wales.

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Atif Bashir stills plays for Barry town football club, still being a fans favourite to this day.

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In March 2011, Atif Bashir represented Pakistan in their unsuccessful 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualifying campaign, appearing at the heart of the defence alongside Zesh Rehman in defeats to Turkmenistan and India.

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Atif Bashir continued to cement his place as a regular in the Pakistan national side, featuring in both legs of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Bangladesh in June and July 2011.

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