Hajra Khan is a Pakistani footballer and captain of Pakistan Women’s National Football Team.
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She was born on December 29, 1993, in Karachi, Pakistan.
From an early age, Hajra’s dream was to become a professional athlete but not a footballer.
She was discovered by Diya Women Football Club coach Sadia Sheikh when she was looking for provincial a team.
She debuted aged 14 and scored nine goals in three games for DWFC, which won her the Top Scorer of the tournament award.
Later in 2009, she again won the Top Scorer of the Tournament award at the 5th National Football Championship where she scored 8 goals in 3 matches.
She emerged as the Best Player of the Tournament at the 6th National Football Championship ’10.
Hajra again became the Top Scorer of the Tournament at the 8th National Football Championship with 10 goals in 3 matches.
She created a record of winning 5 national awards in 5 consecutive national championships at just the age of 18.
Hajra is also a member of Pakistan National Netball Team and has won a bronze medal at the South Asian Beach Games in Hambantota, Sri Lanka in 2011.
She has also represented Pakistan at the Salwan International Marathon in India holding 47th position out of 7000 participants at just the age of 11.
Strength is much more than a trivial physical feature for Hajra
Hajra became the first #Pakistaniwoman to make an appearance in Europe as a professional footballer.
Hajra finishes her degree in international relations from the London School of Economics
Being a #Pakistani international footballer that opportunity was an important milestone in her career, she said.
It’s no secret that today our football team is full of empowered and ambitious young women from all parts of the country.
She is dreaming of creating an NGO to combat the stigma of mental illness among professional athletes.
“Pakistan women’s football is improving and now we have foreign players coming to play as well. It is a great opportunity for us.” – Hajra Khan #fifaworldcup2018
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