A center defender back in the days, Salahuddin played for the national team from 1989 to 1993
Former Bangladesh footballer SM Salahuddin breathed his last Sunday morning at his Narayanganj home after suffering from fever and pneumonia in the last few days.
He was 62.
Salahuddin was laid to eternal rest at a local graveyard after namaz-e-janaza following zuhr prayers.
He left behind his wife, two sons and a host of relatives and well wishers to mourn his death.
He was cleared of Covid-19 after being found negative in a test Saturday, informed Salahuddin’s nephew Kaysar Ahmed Rajib, who is a club-level footballer.
A center defender back in the days, Salahuddin played for the national team from 1989 to 1993.
Having started his club career in 1980, he played for Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited, Team Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation and Dhaka Wanderers.
He was the former president of the District Football Association and also involved with different social organizations.
He was the manager of the title-winning Bangladesh U-15 team in the Saff U-15 Championship in Sylhet in 2015.