Mahmoud El Ali

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Mahmoud El-Ali
محمود العلي
Personal information
Full name Mahmoud El-Ali
Date of birth (1984-03-04) March 4, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Beirut, Lebanon
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Al Rayyan (5)
2005–2012 Al Ahed 91 (48)
2013 Persiba Balikpapan 16 (3)
National team
2007–2013 Lebanon 40 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 September 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mahmoud El-Ali (Arabic pronunciation محمود العلي) born on March 4, 1984 is a Lebanese footballer who last played for Persiba Balikpapan in the Indonesia Super League.[1] He is representing the Lebanon national football team at the international level as a striker in the scorer position. On February 26, 2013 Mahmoud was accused of illegal betting on several national and continental games concerning Lebanese teams and the national team. He was banned for life and fined $ 15,000.[2]


Mahmoud joined Al Ahed in the 2005/06 season coming from his former club Al-Rayyan.

El-Ali usually wears the number 17 shirt while representing the national football. He made six appearances in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying rounds and scored seven goals for the national team. His last goal was against the United Arab Emirates national football team in a FIFA World Cup qualifier.
He has a life ban for match fixing scandals.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 September 2007 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  United Arab Emirates 1–1 Draw Friendly
2. 8 October 2007 Saida, Lebanon  India 4–1 Win 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification
3. 2 January 2008 Kuwait City, Kuwait  Kuwait 2–3 Loss Friendly
4. 9 April 2008 Beirut, Lebanon  Maldives 4–0 Win 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
5. 7 June 2008 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia 1–4 Loss 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification
6. 21 January 2009 Phuket, Thailand  Thailand 2–1 Loss 2009 King's Cup
7. 6 January 2010 Sidon, Lebanon  Vietnam 1–1 Draw 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
8. 17 July 2011 Al Ain, United Arab Emirates  United Arab Emirates 2–6 Loss Friendly
10. 23 July 2011 Beirut, Lebanon  Bangladesh 4–0 Win 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification
11. 11 November 2011 Kuwait City, Kuwait  Kuwait 1–0 Win 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification
12. 29 February 2012 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  United Arab Emirates 2–4 Loss 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification


Club honors[edit]

Al Ahed


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