Amer Abdulrahman

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Amer Abdulrahman
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Personal information
Full name Amer Abdul Rahman Abdullah
Hussein Al Hamadi
Date of birth (1989-07-03) 3 July 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Abu Dhabi, UAE
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Baniyas
Number 5
Youth career
1998–2006 Baniyas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006– Baniyas 67 (5)
National team
2004–2009 UAE U20 39 (0)
2010–2012 UAE U23 19 (3)
2009– UAE 37 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 September 2013
This is an Arabic name; the family name is Al Hamadi.

Amer Abdul Rahman Abdullah Hussein Al Hamadi (Arabic: عامر عبد الرحمن عبد الله حسين الحمادي‎; born 3 July 1989), commonly known as Amer Abdulrahman, is an Emirati footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Arabian Gulf League club Baniyas and the UAE national team.

Early life[edit]

Amer was born and raised in Bani Yas, Abu Dhabi, to parent Abdul Rahman. He has five brothers and three sisters. At the age of six, Amer started playing volleyball for Al Jazira, continued in it for three years till he was nine and then his passion switched to football, this was because of his neighbor Salem Al Mansouri who kept telling him to play football since he was quite good at it at that time. Salem enrolled him to Baniyas before passing away, and from that day on Amer has followed Salems will and grew in to the game to be one of the top players in the UAE.[1]

Club career[edit]

Baniyas[edit]

2009–10 season[edit]

After helped his side in winning promotion in 2008–09,[2] Amer made his Pro League debut on 17 October 2009, In a 1–2 away win against Al Nasr Dubai, where he provided an assist for team-mate Papa Georges to score the win goal.[3] On 30 October, provided two assists in a 2–4 away win over Ajman.[4] He provided another assist in a 5–3 away loss from Al Jazira.[5]

On 7 January 2010, Bani Yas announced extended the contract of Amer until 2015.[6] On 2 February, Amer won Al Hadath Al Riyadi Young Arab Player of the Year.[7] On 18 March, He scored his first Pro-league goal in a 1-1 draw with Al Jazira.[8] On 28 February in the Etisalat Cup against Al Shabab, He provided an assist for Saleh Al Menhali in a 1–5 away victory.[9] On 22 April, He helped in two goal in a 4-1 victory over Al Dhafra. On 28 April, Amer confirmed to Al Ittihad that he had received offers from Arsenal, Stuttgart, Anderlecht and local clubs. Amer reject the offers and decided to stay with Bani Yas.[10]

2010–11 season[edit]

Amer began this season, On 28 August 2010, by provided an assist for André Senghor in a 0–1 win over Al Shabab.[11] On 26 September, Amer assisted Haboush Saleh the first goal from a throw.[12] On 21 October, he assisted and helped in two goal in a 1-4 victory over Dubai.[13][14] On 13 December, Amer assisted and helped in another two goal and scored his first goal of this season in a 5-3 win over Al Sharjah.[15]

On 16 May 2011, Amer scored his second goal from a penalty kick and provided an assist for Mustafa Karim to score the second goal, in a 2–0 victory over Dubai.[16] He followed with another goal against Al Sharjah on 28 May.[17] Amer finished the 2010–11 season with 3 goals and 5 assists in all competitions.

2011–12 season[edit]

Amer scored his first goal of the season on 22 October 2011, in a 1–2 home loss against Al Wasl.[18] He provided an assist for Yousif Jaber on 28 October against Al Jazira in a 3–1 away loss.[19] On 22 November, he provided two assists in a 4–1 victory over Emirates.[20] He provided an assist for André Senghor to give Bani Yas a 1–2 away win against Dubai.[21]

On 5 January, Amer continued his good form with provided another assist from free kick for Yousif Jaber against Al Ahli in a 1–3 home loss.[22] On 13 April, after came on as a substitute for Fareed Ismail in the 53rd minute, he provided an assist for André Senghor from a corner kick in a 2–2 draw with Al Nasr.[23] On 11 May, Amer add another assist in a 6–4 loss against Al Ahli.[24] On 16 May, Amer scored his first Champions League goal for Bani Yas in a 2–0 home win against Pakhtakor, to lead the club to reach the Round of 16.[25] He assisted two in a 2–2 draw with Al Sharjah.[26] He finished the season with 9 assists in 22 matches.

2012–13 season[edit]

In his third league appearance on 4 October, Amer assisted André Senghor the equalizing goal to level the score at 1–1, and Yousif Jaber the winning goal from a free kick to give Bani Yas a 2–3 away win against Dubai.[27]

On 15 February 2013, Amer provided an assist for Haboush Saleh to score the fifth goal after individual skill in the box, in a Bani Yas 5–0 home victory over Dubai.[28] On 26 February, Amer helped in a goal and assisted Yousif Jaber as Bani Yas defeated by Al Faisaly 3–4 in the GCC Champions League.[29] On 3 March, he assisted Fawaz Awana the opening goal in a 1–2 away win over Dibba Al Fujairah.[30] He added another assist in a 1–1 draw with Al Wahda.[31] On 23 April, Bani Yas through to the semi-finals of the GCC Champions League in a 4–3 penalty shoot-out win against Al Muharraq (1–1 a.e.t.), Amer scored the first penalty, on the right of goalkeeper Sayed Jaffar.[32] On 12 May against Al Ain, Amer set up the equalizing goal for André Senghor's header with a floated cross from the right on a 2–2 tie at Tahnoun bin Mohammed Stadium.[33] Amer finished the season by lifting GCC Champions League with Bani Yas, after a 3–1 aggregate win over Qatari club Al Khor.[34]

Blackburn Rovers[edit]

On 19 July 2013, it was confirmed by numerous sources that Amer would undergo a two-week trial at Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers.[35][36][37] Rovers manager Gary Bowyer said the club are just looking at Abdulrahman, as well as a number of others.[38] On 3 August, Amer returned from Blackburn trial and was back in training with his club Bani Yas.[39]

International career[edit]

Amer made his debut with national teams, when he was selected for United Arab Emirates national under-17 team at international tournament in 2006.[40] He won the AFC U-19 Championship 2008 with United Arab Emirates national under-20 team, he was also part of the squad at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt. In 2010, he helped the Olympic team win the 2010 Gulf Cup of Nations Under 23 in the Qatar, and was named Player of the Tournament. At the same year won silver medal in Asian Games in China.

Amer made his international debut on 12 November 2009, in a friendly match against Manchester City at the age of 20. when he came on as a substitute at the beginning of the second half.[41] He scored his first senior goal in a friendly match against Grödig on 3 July 2011.[42]

Career Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club League Season League
Apps Goals
Baniyas
Division 1 Group A
2006–07 8 0
2007–08 15 2
2008–09 17 0
Total 40 2
As of 27 September 2013[43]
Club Season League Cup UPC GCC ACL Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Baniyas
2009–10 18 1 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 20 1 5
2010–11 17 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 18 3 5
2011–12 15 1 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 1 0 22 2 9
2012–13 17 0 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 0 0 26 0 7
2013–14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Career Totals 70 5 25 3 0 1 6 0 0 6 0 0 4 1 0 89 6 26

International[edit]

As of 5 September 2013[44]
National team Year Apps Goals Assists
United Arab Emirates 2009 4 0 0
2010 3 0 1
2011 14 1 2
2012 7 1 0
2013 9 0 6
Total 37 2 9

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Baniyas
2008–09
2012–13

UAE[edit]

2008
2010
2010
2013

Individual[edit]

  • Al Hadath Al Riyadi Young Arab player of the Year: 1
2010
2010

References[edit]

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