Syed Rahim Nabi

Syed Rahim Nabi (born 14 December 1985) popularly known as Nabi is a professional Indian football player who primarily plays as a Midfielder though he can play as a striker and defender. Nabi currently plays for Peerless SC in the Calcutta Football League.

Syed Rahim Nabi
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-12-14) 14 December 1985
Place of birth Pandua, Hooghly, West Bengal, India
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Wing-back / Winger
Club information
Current team
Peerless SC
Number 28
Youth career
2001–2002 Tata FA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Mohammedan 31 (11)
2004–2011 East Bengal F.C. 113 (23)
2011–2013 Mohun Bagan 46 (4)
2013–2014Mohammedan(loan) 11 (0)
2014Mumbai City FC(loan) 8 (1)
2014–2015 Bharat F.C. 17 (0)
2015Atlético de Kolkata(loan) 2 (0)
2015–2016 Mumbai F.C. 2 (0)
2016– Peerless SC 25 (?)
National team
2004–2013 India 61 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:29, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:28, 9 April 2015 (UTC)


A product of the Tata Football Academy, Nabi started his career playing as a striker, then moved to midfield and then played as wing back. In recent international friendlies he has been playing as a fullback. Nabi’s club career started with Mohammedan Sporting but later joined East Bengal in 2004.

After the 2012–13 season ended, Nabi signed with IMG-Reliance to join the Indian Super League. On 30 October 2013, it was announced that Mohammedan S.C. has signed Nabi on loan.[1]

In July 2015 Nabi was drafted to play for Atlético de Kolkata in the 2015 Indian Super League.[2]

After two years gap, in 2017 Nabi again signed to join Mohammedan with a new challenge.


Statistics accurate as of 21 November 2013.[3][4]
National teamYearAppsGoals

International goals

1.18 February 2006Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong Hong Kong2–22–2Friendly
2.13 November 2011Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati Malaysia1–11–1Friendly
3.5 December 2011Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi Bhutan1–05–02011 SAFF Championship
4.9 December 2011Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi Maldives1–03–12011 SAFF Championship
5.25 August 2012Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi Maldives2–03–02012 Nehru Cup
6.6 February 2013Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi Palestine2–12–4Friendly
7.5 September 2013Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, Kathmandu   Nepal2–12–12013 SAFF Championship





  • AIFF Player of the year (1): 2012


  1. "Md Sporting snap ties with IPFCA". Archived from the original on 8 December 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  2. Noronha, Anselm (10 July 2015). "Indian Super League clubs' domestic transfer dealings". Archived from the original on 6 October 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  3. Dey, Subrata. "Syed Rahim Nabi - International Appearances". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 20 February 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  4. "Syed Rahim Nabi". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.

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