HE is an international footballer with experience of playing in England, Hungary, Iran and Pakistan and was once voted by readers of the Asian Image website as the second most eligible bachelor behind boxer Amir Khan.
These days however, the adventures of Adnan Ahmed have a less cosmopolitan flavour.
The 28-year-old midfielder, who spent two seasons with Tranmere, made a move this week from one north-west non-League club, Nelson, to the Butchers Arms ground, home to Conference North strugglers Droylsden.
Ahmed, born in Burnley to a family of Pakistani descent, was an academy player at Manchester United and Bury before starting his professional career with Huddersfield Town.
He made 45 senior appearances over four seasons for the Terriers, then joined Tranmere in the summer of 2007. He managed six senior games in his first season under Ronnie Moore at Prenton Park. In the following campaign he saw action only in loan spells with Mansfield and Port Vale, prior to his release in the summer of 2009.
Ahmed played 15 league games with Budapest club Ferencvarosi TC in 2009/10. The following season he played for Iranian club FC Aboomoslem but left after five games and headed back to England.
He initially signed for Bradford Park Avenue before joining Nelson.