Hussein Saeed

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Hüseyin Said
Personal information
Full name Hüseyin Said Muhammed El-Ebid
Date of birth (1958-01-21) 21 January 1958 (age 56)
Place of birth Baghdad, Iraq
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1994 Baghdad FC 647 (365)
National team
1976–1992 Iraq 150 (95)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Hüseyin Said Muhammed El-Ebid (Arabic: حسين سعيد‎, born 21 January 1958 in Baghdad, Iraq) is a former Iraqi football (soccer) player. Hussein Saeed is in 2nd place in FIFA’s list of most international matches at 131 matches. He was also in the Iraq national football team's golden team in 1986.[1] He competed for Iraq at the 1980, 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics.[2]

Hussein is the most capped Iraqi player ever with over 100 caps. He is Iraq's top goal scorer and is one of the best players in Iraq an Asia. He also competed in 1977 FIFA Youth World Cup where he scored a hat-trick against Canada and got the silver boot. In the Gulf cup 1979 he scored 10 goals which became the most goals in the Gulf cup history.

He had been the Iraqi national team’s star striker at the time of Saddam Hussein’s rise to power, and was revered by millions for his crucial goals he scored, guiding Iraq to the Olympics on three occasions and their only World Cup qualification in 1986. [3]

By years[edit]

Iraq national team
Year Apps Goals
1976 7 1
1977 7 1
1978 19 3
1979 10 14
1980 11 3
1981 7 1
1982 14 20
1983 5 1
1984 17 11
1985 9 9
1986 8 2
1987 6 4
1988 4 10
1989 5 2
1990 4 10
1991 10 1
1992 7 2
Total 150 95



References[edit]

  1. ^ Mubarak, Hassanin. "Hussein Saeed becomes member of FIFA’s Century Club". Iraqsport. Retrieved 2005-07-03. 
  2. ^ "Hussain Said Mohamed Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  3. ^ Mubarak, Hassanin. "Hussein Saeed A True Machiavellian Prince". Iraqsport.wordpress.