Pakistan 1997

44th National Soccer at Sheikh Zafar Ali Stadium, Sahiwal, 
March 30 to April 13, 1997

NB: 24 teams were chosen as participants and divided into 8 groups of 3;
    winners of each group qualified for quarter-finals.

Group Stage 

Known data of league stage: 24 matches, 3 drawn, 92 goals scored.
PIA scored 9 goals in league stage (and with 14 in total were highest
scorers); Army scored 9 in one match vs Police; both Zahid Niaz (PIA)
and Qazi Ashfaq (ABL) managed to scored 4 in one match, Zahid Niaz
scored 3 in 3 minutes against NWFP Red.  Both NWFP Green and Sindh
Green conceded 13 goals.  Punjab Green played in one group with Navy.

Known result [Mar 30]
Army                            4-1 Punjab Red


Allied Bank Limited             1-0 Punjab Green
Army                            1-1 PAF                  (4-3 pen)
PIA                             0-0 Railways             (9-8 pen)
WAPDA                           0-0 HBL                  (4-2 pen)


Allied Bank Limited             0-0 WAPDA Lahore         (7-6 pen)
Pakistan International Airlines 5-0 Army

Final [Sahiwal, Sheikh Zafar Ali Stadium]
Allied Bank Ltd                 0-0 PIA                  (3-0 pen)

Topscorer: Zahid Niaz (PIA) 7

Salma Begum Tournament 1996/97

Held at Korangi Muhammadan Stadium

Runners-Up: Makran Sports (SITE Town, Karachi)

Adidas Cup (school tournament) 1997 (first edition)
Karachi Grammar                 5-1 City School 



list of champions.

list of cup winners.

About this document

Thanks to Malik Riaz Hai Naveed ( for additional infos

Partial source: AFC Magazine

Prepared and maintained by Syed Akber Ali Wahidi and Hans Schöggl for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Authors: Syed Akber Ali Wahidi ( and Hans Schöggl (
Last updated: 22 Nov 2003

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