Mohamed Al-Zeno

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Mohamed Al-Zeno
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Personal information
Full name Mohamed Al-Zeno
Date of birth (1983-02-05) 5 February 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Aleppo, Syria
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Muaither SC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2002 Al-Shorta Aleppo ?
2002–2004 Al-Shorta ?
2004–2007 Al-Jaish ?
2007–2009 Al-Majd ?
2009 Rah Ahan 11 (1)
2010 Al-Arabi 13 (9)
2010–2011 Al-Karamah 10 (1)
2011-2012 Al-Naser (Loan) 12 (8)
2012-2013 Al-Salmiya SC 35 (15)
2013-2014 Saham 20 (9)
2014- Muaither SC
National team
2004–2011 Syria 48 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mohamed Al Zeno (Arabic: محمد زينو‎; born 5 February 1983) is a Syrian professional footballer who plays for Muaither SC in the Qatargas League.[1]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Mohamed Al-Zeno's career began with the Al-Ittihad Aleppo youth squad under coach Omar Al-Shaaban in the "Al-Smoud Football School" in Aleppo. Later he joined the youth team of Al-Shorta Aleppo. After playing a few games in the Al-Shorta under-17 youth team, he moved Al-Shorta's first team and in 1999 he signed his first professional contract.

Al-Shorta Aleppo[edit]

In season 1999-2000, he played for Al-Shorta Aleppo's first team in the Syrian Second Division League and helped his team in promotion to the Syrian Premier League. At the end of the season, he was awarded with the "Top Goal Scorer" award of the 1999-2000 Syrian Premier League. After the 2001-2002 season, Al-Shorta Aleppo was dissolved and he went to Damascus and signed a two year contract with Al-Shorta SC of Damascus.

Al-Shorta Damascus[edit]

He played for two seasons for Al-Shorta Damascus. He scored his first goal for his new team on 1 November 2002 against Al-Yaqaza Deir ez-Zor in the Syrian Premier League.

Al-Jaish[edit]

He moved to Al-Jaish SC of Damascus in 2004. He played for Al-Jaish for three seasons. In his first season with Al-Jaish, he won the 2004 AFC Cup, the second biggest association cup in Asia. In the second-leg of the quarter-finals, he scored one goal in 3–0 win over Indian champions Kingfisher East Bengal FC In the semi-finals, he scored one goal each in both the legs, one in the first-leg in a 4-0 win and another in the second-leg in a 2-1 win over Singaporean champions Home United FC and hence helped his team to reach the AFC Cup finals for the first time.

Al-Majd[edit]

Zeno

at Al-Majd

In July 2007, he moved to Al-Majd SC of Damascus and formed an impressive attacking triangle with Syrian forward Raja Rafe.

In the 2007–08 season, he scored eleven goals and helped his team to finish as the runners-up in the Syrian Premier League 2007–08. He also scored two goals in the Arab Champions League 2007-08, one in a 3-2 loss against Al-Hilal Omdurman in the Round of 32 and another in a 1-1 draw against Raja Casablanca.

At the end of the season, he was awarded with the "Top Goal Scorer" award of the 2008–09 Syrian Premier League with 17 goals. He also scored three goals in the 2009 AFC Cup, one in a 1-1 draw against Al-Muharraq SC and a brace in a 2-1 win over Al-Faisaly SC.

Rah Ahan F.C.[edit]

On 18 September 2009, he signed a one-year contract with Rah Ahan of Iran,[2] but after four months the contract was dissolved.[3]

He played his first game for Rah Ahan on 6 October 2009 against PAS Hamedan in the Persian Gulf Cup 2009–10.

Al-Arabi[edit]

On January 2010, he signed a six-months contract with Al-Arabi SC of Kuwait.[4] He made his Kuwaiti Premier League debut on 14 January 2010 in a 3-0 win over Al Salibikhaet.

Al-Karamah[edit]

On August 2010, he moved to Al-Karamah SC of the Syria. He made his debut for Al-Karamah on 14 September 2010 in a 1-0 win over Muangthong United in the 2010 AFC Cup quarter-finals.

Al-Naser[edit]

On 1 February 2011, he moved to Al-Naser of Kuwait.[5] He made his Kuwaiti Premier League debut for Al-Naser on 3 February 2011 against Al-Qadsia SC.

International career[edit]

Mohamed Al-Zeno has been a regular for the Syria national football team since 2004. In the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification, he came on as a substitute for Raja Rafe in a 2-2 draw against Bahrain on 13 October 2004 in the Abbasiyyin Stadium in Damascus.

He was a part of the Syria national football team in the 2007 Nehru Cup in India. He scored two goals in the friendly tournament, one in a 4–1 win over Kyrgyzstan and another in a 5–1 win over Cambodia.

He scored two goals in a 3–0 win over Afghanistan and he scored one goal in a 4–1 win over Indonesia in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification.[6]

In the 2009 Nehru Cup, he scored three goals, one goal in a 2–0 victory over Kyrgyzstan in Syria's first match of the tournament, one in a [7] He also scored a goal in Syria's 4–0 win over Sri Lanka and another in a 1–0 win over Lebanon. At the end of the tournament, he was awarded with the "Top Goal Scorer" award.

He was selected in Valeriu Tiţa's 23-men final squad for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup in Qatar.[8] In the tournament he scored one goal in a 1-2 loss against Jordan.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results table. Syria's goal tally first:
Mohamed Al Zeno: International goals[9]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 21 August 2007 Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi, India  Kyrgyzstan 3–1 4–1 2007 Nehru Cup
2 25 August 2007 Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi, India  Cambodia 1–0 5–1 2007 Nehru Cup
3 8 October 2007 Abbasiyyin Stadium, Damascus, Syria  Afghanistan 1–0 3–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 8 October 2007 Abbasiyyin Stadium, Damascus, Syria  Afghanistan 3–0 3–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 9 November 2007 Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia  Indonesia 2–0 4–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 13 November 2008 Home's Stadium Kobe, Kobe, Japan  Japan 1–3 1–3 International Friendly
7 29 December 2008 Bahrain National Stadium, Manama, Bahrain  Bahrain 2–1 2–2 International Friendly
8 5 June 2009 Abbasiyyin Stadium, Damascus, Syria  Sierra Leone 2–0 6–0 Friendly/Non FIFA 'A' international match
9 5 June 2009 Abbasiyyin Stadium, Damascus, Syria  Sierra Leone 3–0 6–0 Friendly/Non FIFA 'A' international match
10 27 June 2009 Saputo Stadium, Montreal, Canada  Haiti 1–0 2–1 International Friendly
11 20 August 2009 Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi, India  Kyrgyzstan 1–0 2–0 2009 Nehru Cup
12 24 August 2009 Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi, India  Sri Lanka 1–0 4–0 2009 Nehru Cup
13 27 August 2009 Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi, India  Lebanon 1–0 1–0 2009 Nehru Cup
14 3 March 2010 Abbasiyyin Stadium, Damascus, Syria  Lebanon 1–0 4–0 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
15 24 September 2010 King Abdullah Stadium, Amman, Jordan  Jordan 1–1 1–1 2010 WAFF Championship
16 14 November 2010 Bahrain National Stadium, Manama, Bahrain  Bahrain 1–0 2–0 International Friendly
17 17 January 2011 Qatar SC Stadium, Doha, Qatar  Jordan 1–0 1–2 2011 AFC Asian Cup

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mohamed Al-Zeno at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ http://www.iranianclub.net/news.php?newsid=3780 iranianclub.net. 2009-09-18
  3. ^ "الزينو يقترب من فسخ عقده مع راه اهن". psyrianp.com. 2009-12-24. Retrieved 2010-06-21. 
  4. ^ "محمد زينو رسمياً إلى العربي الكويتي". Damascus: syria-news.com. 2009-12-29. Retrieved 2010-06-21. 
  5. ^ "الزينو يصل الكويت ويقيد بقائمة النصر الاسيوية". psyrianp.com. 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  6. ^ Mohamed Al ZenoFIFA competition record
  7. ^ http://www.indianfootball.com/en/news/articleId/1504 indianfootball.com. 2009-08-20
  8. ^ "Syria squad". the-afc.com. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Mohamed Al Zeno – International goals". kooora.com (in Arabic). Retrieved 21 April 2011. 

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