Former India footballer Firoz dead

Last Updated: Nov 18, 2011, 20:52 PM IST

Kochi: Former India footballer A S Firoz, who represented Kerala in Santosh Trophy and played for many well known clubs, allegedly committed suicide at a young age of 34 in his house at Kechery in Thrissur district this morning.

Police said Firoz was rushed to a hospital, but his life could not be saved.

He is survived by his wife and two children.

Firoz was a member of the Pre Olympic team (under-23) and represented Kerala five times in the Santosh Trophy. He was also a member of under 23 and under 21 state teams, Kerala Football Association sources said.

Firoz had also sported jersies of Mohammedan Sporting, Mohan Bagan, ITI Bangalore, Churchill Brothers and Eagles F C Kochin.