Ahmed Khalil

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This is an Arabic name; the family name is Al-Junaibi.
Ahmed Khalil
Ahmed Khalil.JPG
Khalil playing for United Arab Emirates in 2010
Personal information
Full name Ahmed Khalil Sebait Mubarak Al-Junaibi
Date of birth (1991-06-08) 8 June 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Al-Ahli
Number 11
Youth career
2001–2006 Al-Ahli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006– Al-Ahli 102 (38)
National team
2004–2006 UAE U-17 7 (6)
2006–2010 UAE U-20 15 (13)
2010– UAE U-23 14 (14)
2008– UAE 57 (24)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 January 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 November 2014

Ahmed Khalil Sebait Mubarak Al-Junaibi (Arabic: أحمد خليل‎; born 8 June 1991 in Sharjah), is an Emirati footballer. who currently plays as a forward for Al-Ahli and United Arab Emirates national team.

In 2006, Ahmed won the 2006 Under 17 Gulf Cup of Nations with UAE U17, in which he was top scorer with five goals. Later in the same years, he joined the first team. The following season with Al-Ahli, Ahmed won his first club honour, the President Cup, and was the top scorer with four goals. In 2008, Ahmed won Super Cup and his first Pro-League 2008–09, and with UAE U20 won the AFC U-19 Championship 2008, and was named player of the tournament and the top scorer with four goals. He was named the Al-Ahram and Al Hadath Most promising Arab player of the Year[1][2] and the Asian Young Footballer of the Year.[3][4] And in 2009, Ahmed led UAE U20 to the Quarter-finals in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup,[5] and scored two goals in the tournament, And was named for the second consecutive time Al-Ahram Most promising Arab player of the Year[6] and the runner-up for the Asian Young Footballer of the Year.[7] In 2010, Ahmed continued his outstanding performance, by leading UAE Olympic football team. to win the 2010 Under 23 Gulf Cup of Nations by scoring five goals in the tournament and win the top scorer,[8] and for the first ever Football silver medal in UAE history at the Asian Games[9] and scored three goals in it. He was named the Best Young Athlete Player of the Year by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award.[10][11][12]

Personal life[edit]

Ahmed was born on 8 June 1991 in Sharjah, descended from a family of footballers. His father, Khalil Sebait, is a former player for an old football club during his time in Kuwait and his brothers Fahd, Fouad (Retired), Faisal, Fathi, Mohamed, and finally Ahmed, all of whom played for Al Ahli.[13]

Club career[edit]

Al Ahli[edit]

Ahmed started his career in the Red Fort at the age of eight,[13] and included in the youth teams until he reached the first team, in the middle of the 2006–07 season In the era of the French coach Alan Michel[14] On 13 May 2007, (at 16 years) in 89 min and 3 sec, Ahmed scored his first goal for the club and in the league, in a 4–1 victory over Al Wahda.[13][15]

2009–10 season[edit]

On 18 March 2010, Ahmad scored his first hat-trick of the season against Al-Nasr SC. The match ended a 4–2 win for Al Ahli.[16] On 30 March 2010, against Al-Hilal in the AFC Champions League, Khalil scored a goal in the 42nd minute, before the end of the first half. The game ended 3–2 to Al-Hilal.[17]

Negotiations with Portsmouth[edit]

On 24 June 2009 news spread that Khalil will move to the Premier League after what Sulaiman Al-Fahim said that Portsmouth is in need the services of Khalil.[18]

2010–11 season[edit]

Ahmed Khalil against Al Sharjah

On 26 August 2010, Ahmed start the season with a 2–0 defeat against Al Dhafra in his first match.[19][20] On 2 September 2010, Ahmed scored his first goal in this season in a 4–1 victory over arch rivals Al Wasl.[21] His goalscoring run ended after this match. On 24 September 2010, Ahmed assisted teammate Ahmad Khamis against Al Jazira which ended in a 2–2 draw,[22] He once again assisted teammate Ahmad Khamis to score a goal in a 3–1 win against Dubai on 15 October 2010.[23] After his absence from the scoring for a five games he back to score against Al Sharjah with a free kick on a 2–1 win.[24] In the last match in 2010 he assisted teammate Pinga in a 1–0 win against Baniyas.[25][26] His first goal in 2011 came against Al Jazira with a penalty kick on a 5–1 away loss.[27] He continued his goalscoring in the next fixture against Dubai on a 2–1 away loss.[28] After two games without goalscoring, he scored the tie goal 1–1 against Al Sharjah in a 2–3 away victory.[29]

2011–12 season[edit]

Ahmed started the season with Al Ahli by beating Kazma 1–0 In the first leg of the GCC Champions League Semifinal.[30]

International career[edit]

Ahmed is one of the few who have played for 3 national team at the same time, (U-20, U-23 and UAE), He has been playing for the U-20 since he was just 15 in 2006, and has made over 70 appearances for UAE at junior levels (U-17, U-19, U-20 and U-23), as well as 13 appearances for the senior team.

The beginning of Ahmed with national teams was with under-17 by winning the 2006 Under 17 Gulf Cup of Nations in the Saudi Arabia. And he won the Golden Boot after scoring 5 goals in 5 matches of 5 Uae's matches in the tournament. In 2008, in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, with under-20, he was part of a team that won the 2008 AFC U-19 Championship and was a factor by scoring two winning goals in the final against Uzbekistan, He was named Player of the tournament and awarded the Golden Boot with four goals. A year later, He led the under-20 to the quarter-final in 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup and he scored two goal, one against Honduras with a free kick in the 41st minute, and one against Venezuela in the 83rd minute a pass from teammate Ahmed Ali. Perhaps his most successful year was the 2010, in which he led the Olympic team to win the 2010 Under 23 Gulf Cup of Nations and was the top scorer with five goals of 4 matches. After only two months, he came back to lead the Olympic team for the first ever Football silver medal in UAE history at Asian Games, and scored three goals, one against Bangladesh in the 3–0 victory and two in a 0–3 victory over Uzbekistan.

2010 AFC U-19 Championship[edit]

On 4 October 2010, Ahmed played against Japan and scored a last-minute draw goal but the match ended in 2–1 loss, In second match was against Jordan ended 0–0, In his third and final Group match, Ahmed scored a hat-trick in a 4–0 win against Vietnam. In the quarter-finals, against Australia with the score at 1–0 for Australia, he won a penalty and turned the match to draw 1–1, again he turn the match to a 2–2 draw in the last minutes, the match went to extra times but ended with a 4–2 loss. Ahmed scored six of his side's seven tournament goals, an amazing feat that cemented him as the runner-up for the tournament Golden Boot.

2011 AFC Asian Cup[edit]

On 11 January 2011, Ahmed played his first official match in international competition in Uae 0–0 draw with North Korea, he tried to help the attack to score but couldn't, and Al Kathiri came on as a substitute for Ahmed in the 77th minute.[31] In his second game against Iraq, his form was too bad and the match ended in a 1–0 loss. On the third and last group stage match UAE were eliminated from the Asian Cup with a 3–0 loss against Iran.[32] Ahmed failed to make an impact in the Asian Cup; his performance was so disappointing and did not score any goal.[33][34][35]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 28 May 2011.[36][37]
Club Season League
Cup1
Gulf Asia Club World Cup Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Al Ahli 2006–07 4 4 2 4 4 2
2007–08 14 4 4 4 5 2 18 9 6
2008–09 6 2 3 3 0 1 4 1 0 13 3 4
2009–10 18 11 9 3 0 1 6 2 0 0 0 0 27 13 10
2010–11 18 5 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 21 5 3
2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Career Totals 60 26 21 10 5 4 4 0 0 10 3 0 0 0 0 84 34 25

1Other tournaments include the President Cup and Etisalat Cup, Etisalat Super Cup

1Other tournaments include the President Cup and Etisalat Cup, Etisalat Super Cup

International[edit]

As of 23 November 2014[38]
United Arab Emirates national team
Year Apps Goals
2008 7 0
2009 5 1
2010 5 3
2011 (at least) 13 6
2012 (at least) 3 0
2013 11 8
2014 13 5
Total (at least) 57 23

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list the UAE's goal tally first.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

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