Zidane Iqbal


January 24, 2022

Zidane Ammar Iqbal (Arabic: زيدان عمار إقبال‎; (born 27 April 2003) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Manchester United in the Premier League. He was born in England and has played for the Iraq Youth National Team.

Early life

Iqbal was born in Manchester. Father is Pakistani mother is Iraqi He played for local teams like Cel United before moving to Manchester United.

Professional Club

Iqbal signed his first professional contract with Manchester United in April 2021 and made his debut for the first team on 8 December 2021, coming on as a substitute in the 89th minute. UEFA Champions League match against Young Boys He is the first UK-born Asian player to feature for the club.

National Team

Iqbal was selected to play for both England, Iraq and Pakistan in May 2021. He received an Iraqi passport and played for the Iraq Youth National Team. The following month, he was called up to the Iraqi National Team. Up to 20 years in the Arab Cup Under 20s 2021, however, he refused to travel to the tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic in September 2021. Iqbal was called up to the Under-23s squad for the first time and was played. He made his debut for the national team on September 4 against the United Arab Emirates. The following month, he was named in the national team at the West Asia Undergraduate Championship. 23-years-old 2021 in Saudi Arabia, with on October 8, he netted his first goal for the Under-23 national team as captain.

Style of play


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