Nawaf Al Abed

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Nawaf Al Abed
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Personal information
Full name Nawaf Al-Abed
Date of birth (1990-01-26) January 26, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth ArRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Al-Hilal
Number 24
Youth career
2005–2008 Al-Hilal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008– Al-Hilal 26 (7)
National team
2011–2012 Saudi Arabia U23
2011– Saudi Arabia 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 23, 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nawaf Al Abed (Arabic: نواف العابد‎) is a striker for the Al-Hilal Saudi Arabian professional football club. On November 7, 2009 he scored what may be the fastest goal in professional football history. Two seconds into an under-23 Prince Faisal bin Fahad Cup game against Al Shoalah he spotted the goalkeeper out of position and lobbed the ball over him into the goal from midfield.[1] Unfortunately, upon review, the entire game was ruled invalid, as the team had six players over the age of 23 on the field in the second half. Nawaf Al Abed has now accomplished himself as a regular first team player after many good performances like against Al Ittihad, he is also very versatile as he can play on the wing or as a second striker.[2]

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