|Full name||Nasser Ali Al-Shamrani|
|Date of birth||November 23, 1983|
|Place of birth||Mecca, Saudi Arabia|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 August 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Nasser Al-Shamrani (Arabic: ناصر الشمراني) (born 23 November 1983) is a Saudi Arabian footballer who plays for the Al-Hilal. Nasser, a forward, moved to Al-Shabab during the beginning of the 2007–08 season from Al-Wehda. He was then Al-Shabab's main striker, and is nicknamed 'the Earthquake' by Al-Shabab fans.
His career with Al-Wehda
Nasser began at the age of 20 playing with Al-Wehda's first team, in the 2003-04 season. He was young then, but with his teammate, Essa Al-Mehyani, were the main strikers in Al-Wehda. Even though Al-Wehda had talented young strikers, but Nasser could not win any tournament with Al-Wehda, and the highest rank they achieved in the Saudi Premier League was 3rd place in the 2006-2007 season.
Loan to Al-Shabab in 2006
During the 2005-2006 season, Al-Shabab decided to try Nasser out, and had a deal with Al-Wehda for a loan in the middle of the season, till the end of the season. Al-Wehda accepted because at that time Al-Wehda had no chance of competing in all of the local tournaments. During these couple of months, Nasser was able to prove his worth as a striker. He scored 4 goals in the AFC Champions League, which helped Al-Shabab qualify to the quarterfinals that year. In the league, he scored 3 goals, one which was the third goal in the Saudi Premier League final against Al-Hilal, which ended 3-0. After the end of the season, Al-Shabab were impressed by his performance, and tried sign a contract with him, but Al-Wehda refused and by the 2006-2007 season he returned to Al-Wehda.
With Al-Wehda 2006-2007
Nasser had one of his best seasons with Al-Wehda, he was able to score 9 goals in the Saudi Premier League. He helped his team reach the 3rd rank in the league, even though he did not score any goal in the golden play-off games against Al-Shabab and Al-Ittihad. By the end of the season, Al-Wehda went through a financial problem. Al-Shabab soon noticed this and offered 13 million riyals for Nasser. Al-Wehda accepted, and Nasser moved to Al-Shabab by the beginning of the 2007-2008 season.
In July 2007, he signed a contract with Al-Shabab for 13 million riyals for 5 seasons. Nasser's move to Al-Shabab was anticipated by many Al-Shabab fans. But he began the season dry, without scoring any goal in the league. By the 6th round in the Saudi Premier League, he started his scoring with a hattrick in Al-Qadisiya. He then continued his score frenzy continually in every game by scoring 1 goal against Al-Watani, 1 against Al-Nasr, 2 against Al-Ittihad, 1 against Al-Ta'ee, 1 against Al-Ahli, 1 against Al-Wehda, and 2 against Najran SC. He was able to be the first in the league goalscorers, with 12 goals, but his teammate in Al-Wehda, Eisa Al-Mehyani, was closing the gap. After 3 rounds in the league, and the semi-final games against Al-Hilal in the Crown Prince Cup, Nasser could not score a goal. This has caused him to go behind in the league goalscorer's as Eisa Al-Mehyani was able to score 13 goals, and also Al Hasan Al-Yami with 13 goals.
By the end of the season, Nasser was able to score 18 goals with Al Shabab, and won the Saudi Premier League's top goal scorer. This is the first time for Nasser Al-Shamrani to win the goalscorer of the Saudi League.
On 30 June 2013, he agreed to a three-year deal with Al-Hilal.
Club career statistics
As of 30 May 2013.
Club and National Team
- Saudi Premier League :- 2006, 2012
- Saudi Champions Cup :- 2008, 2009
- Saudi Federation Cup :- 2008-09
- Runner Up
AFC Asian Cup :- 2007
- Saudi Premier League Top Goal Scorer :- 2007-08
- Saudi Premier League Top Goal Scorer :- 2008-09
- Saudi Premier League Top Goal Scorer :- 2010-11
- Saudi Premier League Top Goal Scorer :- 2011-12
- Saudi Champions Cup Top Goal Scorer :- 2007-08
- Saudi Champions Cup Top Goal Scorer :- 2008-09
- Nasser Al-Shamrani at National-Football-Teams.com