Saad Al-Harthi

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Saad Al-Harthi
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Personal information
Full name Saad Mish'al Al-Harthi
Date of birth (1984-02-03) February 3, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Al-Hilal
Number 77
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2011 Al-Nasr 84 (36)
2006 Al-Ittihad (loan) 1 (1)
2011– Al-Hilal 12 (3)
National team
2004– Saudi Arabia 30 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 June 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2009

Saad Mish'al Al-Harthi - also transliterated Sa'ad Al-Harthi - (Arabic: سعد مشعل الحارثي‎) is a Saudi Arabian football striker who plays for Saudi Premiership side Al-Hilal.

Career[edit]

While he is a regular first team member at his club, he has to battle for a spot on the Saudi Arabia national football team. Recently he was chosen as a first team player, along with Yasser Al-Qahtani. He is nicknamed The Arabian Raúl due to the similarities in both looks and playing style of the famous Spanish footballer Raúl.

On 14 March 2007, Al-Harthi was awarded the "Most promising Arab player" Award for 2006 given by the Lebanese Al-Hadth football magazine. [1]

He proved himself in the AFC Asian Cup by scoring the winning goal against Indonesia.

The 2007/2008 season has been a disappointing one for Saad, as he failed to score in numerous situations which could have led his team to victories multiple times. So far this season, he has been able to manage 7 goals, which is considered to be pretty bad for Saad, who has normally been able to score at least 15 times in a season.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 November 17, 2004 Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta  Sri Lanka 3-0 Won 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
2 April 9, 2005 Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium, Jeddah  Yemen 4-0 Won Football at the 2005 Islamic Solidarity Games
3 April 11, 2005 Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium, Jeddah  Palestine 3-0 Won Football at the 2005 Islamic Solidarity Games
4 June 3, 2005 King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh  Kuwait 3-0 Won 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
5 June 8, 2005 King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh  Uzbekistan 3-0 Won 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
6 14 July 2007 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta  Indonesia 2-1 Won 2007 AFC Asian Cup
7 11 September 2007 King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh  Ghana 5-0 Won Friendly match
8 22 June 2008 King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh  Uzbekistan 4-0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
9 6 September 2008 King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh  Iran 1-1 Draw 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)

Honours[edit]

National team[edit]

2007 : Runner Up

References[edit]

  • Al-Amri, Mohammed. "الرئيس العام يسلم الحارثي جائزة أفضل لاعب عربي واعد", Al-Riyadh, March 14, 2007. Accessed March 26, 2007.

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