Magid Mohamed

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Magid Mohamed
Personal information
Full name Magid Mohamed Hassan
Date of birth (1985-10-01) October 1, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Khartoum, Sudan[1][2] (disputed)
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
El Jaish
Number 12
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Al-Sailiya 11 (3)
2005-2008 Al Sadd 68 (17)
2008-2009 Al-Sailiya (loan) 10 (1)
2009-2010 Al Sadd 20 (5)
2010-2011 Al-Sailiya 18 (2)
2011-2012 Al Sadd 17 (6)
2012- El Jaish 10 (0)
National team
2003- Qatar 34+ (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 April 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 May 2013

Magid Mohamed (born on October 1, 1985) is a Qatari footballer of Sudanese origin. He is a striker for El Jaish.[3] He previously played for Al Sadd[4] and has been regularly called up for the Qatar national football team.

Identity controversy[edit]

In 2007, the Saudi FA lodged an official complaint against Qatar for fielding Magid in an Olympic qualifying match, who was thought to be ineligible due to his age. The complaint was based on the belief that Magid was born in November 1982, in Cairo, Egypt. According to the SFA, he was a Sudanese national who moved to Saudi Arabia with his father and studied in Omar bin Abdulaziz school in Jeddah - which is where the Saudi government obtained Majed's records from - before moving to Qatar and becoming a citizen.[5] The complaint was made directly after a qualification match for the 2008 Summer Olympics, which Qatar had won.[6] The rules of FIFA state that any player over the age of 23 cannot participate in the competition, whereas Magid was believed to be 25 at the time.

Shortly after, the Qatar Football Association released an article in response to the SFA's allegations. The article stated that Magid Mohammed Imam Salima was born in Khartoum, Sudan on August 17, 1985. [1] In contradiction to this statement indicating his age; his profile on the official QFA website, in addition to his passport, showed Magid's date of birth as October 1, 1985. To further add to the confusion, his name is most widely recognized as Magid Mohammed Hassan, as opposed to the former.[7]

He was eventually cleared to play, and took part in the Olympic team's next match against Saudi Arabia, scoring Qatar's only goal of the match.

Club career statistics[edit]

Statistics accurate as of 21 August 2011[8]

Club Season League League Cup1 League Cup2 Continental3 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Al-Sailiya 2003–04 QSL 11 3
2008–09 10 1
2010–11 18 2
Total 39 6
Al-Sadd 2005–06 QSL 21 5
2006–07 20 7
2007–08 19 4
2008–09 8 1
2009–10 20 5
2011–12 13 6
Total 88 22
Career total 127 28

1Includes Emir of Qatar Cup.

2Includes Sheikh Jassem Cup.

3Includes AFC Champions League.

Goals for Senior National Team[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2006 Hong Kong, China  Hong Kong 3-0 Won 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2. January 13, 2007 Doha, Qatar  Oman 1-1 Draw Friendly
3. March 16, 2008 Doha, Qatar  Jordan 2-1 Won Friendly
4. July 18, 2008 Beijing, China  Indonesia 1-2 Lost 2004 AFC Asian Cup Group Stage
5. August 20, 2008 Doha, Qatar  Tajikistan 5-0 Won Friendly
6. September 6, 2008 Doha, Qatar  Uzbekistan 3-0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
7. 27 December 2009 Doha, Qatar  Iran 3-2 Win 9th International Friendship Tournament
8. 27 December 2009 Doha, Qatar  Iran 3-2 Win 9th International Friendship Tournament
9. 12 October 2010 Doha, Qatar  Iraq 1-2 Lost Friendly
10. 24 May 2013 Doha, Qatar  Latvia 3-1 Won Friendly

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