Our International Team
Kashif Siddiqi international and club team experiences have taken him around the world; from playing professional football in California to playing the sport in the Persian Gulf.
As a British Asian of Pakistani descent, he was eligible to represent Pakistan at international level, and has played for Pakistan at senior international level.
In 2011, he founded the Kashif Siddiqi Foundation, which encourages young British Asians into the game. He is also an ambassador for Kick It Out, an anti-racism organisation.
In 2013, he co-founded the Football for Peace movement with South American legend Elias Figueroa, an initiative sanctioned by the United Nations Sport for Development & Peace.
Former Chilean player, Elías Ricardo Figueroa is regarded as his country’s best footballer of all time, as well as one of the greatest defenders ever to play the game, representing Chile 47 times, and appearing in three world cups.
Throughout his career he has been praised for being a gentleman on and off the pitch. He has twice been awarded the Brazilian Player of the year and the South American Footballer of the Year three times in a row. He has also been voted into the world’s 125 best living soccer players and was also voted 8th best South American and 37th best player in the world of the 20th Century.
A former professional footballer, Carlisle is an imposing figure on the pitch due to his stature, he began his professional career with Blackpool and won three caps for the England under-21 national team.
He has been an ambassador for the Kick It Out campaign and is a former Chairman of the Management Committee of the Professional Footballers’ Association.
Currently a FIFA Masters student at the Centre International d’Etude du Sport. She is also a member of the Women’s Football Committee at the Palestinian Football Association and serves on the Supreme Council for Youth & Sports.
Ms Thaljieh previously worked as athletics director at Bethlehem University, where she initiated a women’s programme in 2003 in the West Bank. Prior to that, she was a sports coordinator and country manager at Diyar Consortium.
Scottish football player, manager and pundit began his playing career with Scottish club St Johnstone before moving to English side Sunderland in 1981. McCoist had a highly successful spell with Rangers, becoming the club’s record goal scorer and winning nine successive league championships between 1988–89 and 1996–97.
McCoist was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. He is also a member of the Scotland Football Hall of Fame, having gained 61 international caps. Towards the end of his playing career, he was team captain on the BBC sports quiz A Question of Sport.
Former Northern Irish former professional footballer and manager of Millwall. As a player he played in the Premier League for both Manchester City and West Ham United, before moving into the Football League with Queens Park Rangers and Gillingham.
He was capped 45 times by Northern Ireland, and scored 3 goals for his country.
Welsh football pundit and former midfielder began his career as a youth player with Manchester United, before joining Crewe Alexandra. He became a regular for Leicester City in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and performed a similar role for Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers.
He now acts as a pundit for the BBC and regularly presents on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Harry Redknapp is the manager of Jordan, a football advisor to Derby County and a director at Southern Football League side Wimborne Town. He previously managed Bournemouth, West Ham United, Portsmouth (twice), Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers.
While at Portsmouth, he managed the side that won the 2008 FA Cup, and guided Tottenham into the UEFA Champions League for the very first time.
During his professional career from 2002 to 2015, he played for clubs in France, Belgium, England, Italy, the Netherlands, and Portugal.
Onyewu earned over 60 caps with the United States men’s national soccer team, and played for the U.S. at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups. He is the only male defender to win the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award since Alexi Lalas won the award in 1995.
More commonly known as Ronaldinho, began playing with the Brazilian club Grêmio, before spending the bulk of his career with European clubs Paris Saint-Germain, FC Barcelona, and Milan. With Barcelona, he won La Liga twice, the UEFA Champions League in 2006, and won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2004 and 2005.
Renowned for his skilful technique, tricks, dribbling, overhead kicks, no-look passes and free kicks, Ronaldinho is regarded as one of the best players of his generation.