Malek Mouath

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Malek Mouath
Personal information
Full name Malek Mouath Al-Hawsawi
Date of birth (1981-08-10) 10 August 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth Medina, Saudi Arabia
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Al-Ansar 53 (4)
2004–2012 Al-Ahli 115 (57)
2011–2012 Al-Nassr(loan) 16 (3)
National team
2006–2009 Saudi Arabia 42 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 June 2006.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2006

Malek Ali Mouath Al-Hawsawi (Arabic: مالك علي معاذ الهوساوي‎) (also named Malek Maaz officially by FIFA ) (born 10 August 1981) is a Saudi Arabian professional footballer who currently plays for Al-Nassr.

Mouath originally played as an attacking midfielder but was converted into a striker after moving to Al Ahli.

He plays for the Saudi Arabian national team and participated in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Mouath was born in Medina, Saudi Arabia in 1981, when he was a teenager. His soccer profession was discovered by Medina's soccer club, Al-Ansar and he officially played for Al-Ansar in the year 2000.

Al-Ahli 2004–2012[edit]

Al-Ahli management offered Mouath 700,000 US$ to move play for Al-Ahli. The new team changed Mouath's position from a midfielder to a striker, this step was the key of success and fame of the player. He was the greatest player Saudi Arabia of all time in 2006–2007, he also obtaining the Saudi Crown Prince Cup and Saudi Federation Cup in 2007 against Al-Ittihad. in 20 May 2008 malek played Al-Nasr for farewell match by legendary Majed Abdullah against Real Madrid C.F., malek scored 2 goals in 54 minutes and 90+1 minutes and they team won scores are 4–1. On 2 September 2011 he move to Al-Nasr Club as loan for one season only.

Al-Nasr (loan) 2011–2012[edit]

On the 2011–12 Saudi Professional League, Malek has played 16 appearances and made 3 goals. after the end of tournament with Al-Nasr, Al-Ahli thinking about it if he need him or not in the next season, Al-Ahli decided to release his contract to promised dues. Mouath said i Will not be move to a weak team and I'm thinking the UAE Pro-League or retire. on 2012, Mouath announced to retire.

International career[edit]

Malek joined the Saudi Team in early 2006. During 2006 FIFA World Cup, Mouath used 23 as a squad number.[1] Later when Sami Al-Jaber the former Saudi Striker retired, Saudi Team's manager changed Mouath's number from 23 to 9.

He was chosen to play for the Saudi Arabia national football team in 2006 FIFA World Cup and 2007 AFC Asian Cup. He was announced as the best player of the 2006/2007 season by Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF).

During the 2007 AFC Asian Cup he notably helped Saudi Arabia progress to the final by scoring 2 goals in the semi-final against Japan. The final was subsequently lost to Iraq.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 4 May 2006  Togo 1–0 Won Friendly match
2 21 January 2007 Al-Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi  Qatar 1–1 Draw 2007 Gulf Cup of Nations
3 24 June 2007 Al-Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates 2–0 Won Friendly match
4 7 July 2007  South Korea 1–1 Draw Friendly match
5 25 July 2007 My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi  Japan 3–2 Won 2007 AFC Asian Cup
6 25 July 2007 My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi  Japan 3–2 Won 2007 AFC Asian Cup
7 27 May 2008 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  Kuwait 2–1 Won Friendly match
8 2 June 2008 King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh  Lebanon 4–1 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
9 22 June 2008 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  Uzbekistan 4–0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
10 22 June 2008 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  Uzbekistan 4–0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
11 8 January 2009 Royal Oman Police Stadium, Muscat  Yemen 6–0 Won 2009 Gulf Cup of Nations
12 8 January 2009 Royal Oman Police Stadium, Muscat  Yemen 6–0 Won 2009 Gulf Cup of Nations
13 4 June 2009  China PR 4–1 Won Friendly match
14 4 June 2009  China PR 4–1 Won Friendly match
15 30 August 2009 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  Malaysia 2–1 Won Friendly match

Honours[edit]

Al-Ahli (Jeddah)[edit]

National Team[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ news.bbc.co.uk – Mouath's former squad number