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6 Indian footballers who gave unsuccessful trials abroad

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#5 Syed Rahim Nabi- DC United (USA)

Syed Rahim Nabi failed to impress the MLS outfit officials
Syed Rahim Nabi failed to impress the MLS outfit officials

The I-League clubs formed a union: I-League Professional Football Clubs' Association -- wherein they vowed not to sign any of the contracted IMG-Reliance players, who were set to take part in an IPL-style football league. Syed Rahim Nabi had already penned the deal and was without a club. However, IMG-Reliance managed to grab a trial offer for Syed Rahim Nabi.

The most versatile player in Indian football history gave his trials for the MLS club on September 2013 but failed to impress the officials there. Owing to their poor performance in the I-League, Mohammedan SC became the first team to breach the decision and signed him.

However, he couldn't save his team from relegation and his ISL side, Mumbai City FC, finished seventh on the table. From then on, the 2012 AIFF Player of the Year's trajectory took a downhill path and he remains without a club now.




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