Jahangir Khan

Major leaguer

Jahangir Khan is a man whose name is synonymous with squash. He is universally recognised as the world’s greatest ever player and an athlete who transcended his sports to be acknowledged as world’s greatest ever sportsman. A man who set the bar so high, precious few others have come close, never mind surpass his achievements.

Born in Karachi on December 10, 1963, Khan was and is considered to be the greatest player in the history of squash and was ranked World No.1 by winning the World Open six times and the British Open a record ten times. From 1981 to 1986, he was unbeaten and during that time won 555 consecutive matches – the longest winning streak by any athlete in top-level professional sport as recorded by Guinness World Records.

He retired from the Men’s Professional World Squash Tour in 1993 and served as President of the World Squash Federation (WSF) from 2002 to 2008 when he became Emeritus President.