George Mourad

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George Mourad
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Personal information
Date of birth (1982-09-18) 18 September 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Beirut, Lebanon
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Örgryte IS
Number 9
Youth career
Västra Frölunda
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Västra Frölunda 58 (13)
2004–2008 IFK Göteborg 68 (14)
2006 Brescia (loan) 6 (2)
2008–2010 Willem II 36 (4)
2010 Tromsø 25 (8)
2011 Portimonense 5 (1)
2011–2012 Mes Kerman 9 (1)
2012 Syrianska FC 18 (2)
2013 Qingdao Jonoon 13 (0)
2013– Örgryte IS 12 (3)
National team
2005 Sweden 2 (0)
2011 Syria 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 November 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 August 2011

George Mourad (Arabic: جورج مراد‎; born 18 September 1982[1] in Lebanon) is an Assyrian footballer who plays for Örgryte IS as a striker.[2]

Club career[edit]

After playing for Västra Frölunda IF, he joined IFK Göteborg in 2004 and scored seven goals in his debut season in Allsvenskan. In 2005, he had a disappointing season with only three goals in Allsvenskan. He then signed a six-month loan contract for Italian Serie B side Brescia on 31 January 2006. After a trial, Mourad was granted a contract on 11 January 2008 at the Dutch club Willem II. He has played for the Sweden national football team. As of 1 February 2010, Mourad left Willem II after dissolving his contract.[3] Mourad signed a one-year contract with Tromsø IL on 11 March 2010.

Mourad transferred to Chinese Super League side Qingdao Jonoon in February 2013.[4]

International career[edit]

He played his first official cap in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification tournament for Syria against Tajikistan on 23 July 2011, thereby eliminating the possibility of playing for Sweden ever again. His international debut for the Syrian national team was in a friendly against Iraq in Arbil on 29 June 2011.[5]

In a controversial decision, FIFA disqualified Syria from the 2014 World Cup qualifiers for fielding Mourad, who previously represented Sweden in a U-21 UEFA qualifying tournament in 2003,[6] without seeking the administrative approval of FIFA for the switch. Tajikistan replaced Syria in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers as of 19 August 2011. Syrian Football Association president Farouq Sarriyeh announced he would petition CAS to overturn the FIFA ban.[7]

Appearances in major competitions[edit]

Team Competition Category Appearances Goals Team Record
Start Sub
 Syria FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualifying Senior 1 0 1 Second qualifying round

Goals for senior national team[edit]

Scores and results table. Syria's goal tally first:
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 July 2011 King Abdullah Stadium, Amman, Jordan  Tajikistan 2–1 2–1 FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualifying

Career statistics[edit]

Last update 17 July 2012

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Norway League Norwegian Cup Europe Total
2010 Tromsø Tippeligaen 25 8 2 0 27 8
Portugal League Taça de Portugal Europe Total
2010–11 Portimonense Primeira Liga 5 1 0 0 5 1
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2011–12 Mes Kerman Iran Pro League 9 1 2 0 11 1
Sweden League Svenska Cupen Europe Total
2012 Syrianska Allsvenskan 18 2 1 1 19 3
Total Norway 25 8 2 0 0 0 27 8
Portugal 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
Iran 9 1 2 0 0 0 11 1
Sweden 18 2 1 1 0 0 19 3
Career total 57 12 5 1 0 0 62 13

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