BPF caught up with Dr. Zafar Iqbal, Pakistani-born Head of Sports Medicine at Crystal Palace FC and first team doctor to the football team – an illustrious career many football fans would love to have. Dr. Iqbal has served as Head of Sports Medicine at Liverpool FC, set up various sports medicine clinics, is current pro-bono physician to the Pakistan cricket team during this months Test Series, and has worked as the Team doctor at Leyton Orient FC and Tottenham Hotspur. Additing to his list of achievements, Dr Iqbal is also serves as Medical Officer for London Titans wheelchair basketball team. An inspiration and humanitarian, we were excited to discuss his life and career in a little more in depth.
“I’ve introduced many top football players to the healthier options of Pakistani foods around the UK!”