Mohamed Al-Deayea

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Mohamed Al-Deayea
Mohamed Al-Deayea 2010.jpg
Al-Deayea with Al-Hilal in 2010
Personal information
Full name Mohamed Abdullaziz Al-Deayea
Date of birth (1972-08-02) 2 August 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth Ha'il, Saudi Arabia
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Al-Ta'ee
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1999 Al-Ta'ee 176 (0)
1999–2010 Al-Hilal 230 (3)
Total 406 (3)
National team
1993–2006 Saudi Arabia 176 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mohamed Abdullaziz Al-Deayea (Arabic: محمد عبدالعزيز الدعيع‎) (born 2 August 1972) is a Saudi Arabian retired football goalkeeper. He played in four FIFA World Cups for the Saudi Arabia national team and earned a total of 176 caps.[1] He also achieved the first best Goalkeeper of the Century from Asia award ahead of Nasser Hejazi in second and In-Young Choi in third place respectively.

Club career[edit]

Al-Deayea has split his professional career between the clubs Al-Ta'ee and Al-Hilal. Originally he started as a handball player, but was convinced by his club and his older brother Abdullah to become a footballer. Mohammed was under great pressure in the beginning of his career because of having to wear the shoes of his brother Abdullah, who was an AFC Asian Cup winner and a highly reputed goalkeeper too.

Retirement[edit]

On 22 June 2010, Mohamed Al-Deayea announced his retirement from football at the age of 37. On 5 January 2012, a big farewell match was organised between Al-Hilal and Juventus F.C.. 70,000 people were packed in the King Fahd Stadium. The match ended 1–7 in favour of Juventus with one goal from Saad Al-Harthi. Juventus scored with two goals by Alessandro Del Piero and scored with one goal by Eljero Elia, Arturo Vidal, Giorgio Chiellini, Simone Pepe and Fabio Quagliarella.

Club Season League Cup ACL Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Al-Ta'ee 1991–92 22 - - - - - 22 -
1992–93 22 - - - - - 22 -
1993–94 22 - - - - - 22 -
1994–95 22 - - - - - 22 -
1995–96 22 - - - - - 22 -
1996–97 22 - - - - - 22 -
1997–98 22 - - - - - 22 -
1998–99 22 - - - - - 22 -
Total 176 - - - - - 176 -
Al-Hilal 1999-00 22 - 4 7 - 33 -
2000–01 22 - 2 - - - 24 -
2001–02 22 1 - - 5 - 27 1
2002–03 22 1 4 - - - 26 1
2003–04 22 - 4 - 3 - 29 -
2004–05 22 1 5 - 4 - 31 1
2005–06 22 - 5 - - - 27 -
2006–07 21 - 4 - 6 - 31 -
2007–08 21 - 5 - 6 - 32 -
2008–09 21 - 4 - 7 - 32 -
2009–10 20 - 1 - 4 0 25 0
Total 230 3 38 0 39 0 310 3
Career Total 413 3 38 0 39 0 493 3

National team statistics[edit]

[2]

Saudi Arabia national team
Year Apps Goals
1993 16 0
1994 21 0
1995 6 0
1996 21 0
1997 23 0
1998 22 0
1999 15 0
2000 15 0
2001 12 0
2002 13 0
2003 0 0
2004 4 0
2005 0 0
2006 8 0
Total 176 0

Honours[edit]

Al-Ta'ee
Al-Hilal
National team
Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (15 July 2011). "Players with 100+ Caps and 30+ International Goals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (28 January 2011). "Mohamed Al-Deayea – Century of International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Velappan, Peter (31 July 2012). "Asia's best Goalkeeper of the Century". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 

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