Salah Assad

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Salah Assad
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Personal information
Full name Salah Assad
Date of birth (1958-03-13) 13 March 1958 (age 56)
Place of birth Larbaâ Nath Irathen, Algeria
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1982 RC Kouba (–)
1982–1983 FC Mulhouse 26 (13)
1983–1984 Paris SG 9 (1)
1985–1986 FC Mulhouse 55 (15)
1986–1988 RC Kouba (–)
National team
1978–1989 Algeria 68 (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Salah Assad (Arabic: صالح عصاد‎; born 10 June 1958 in Larbaâ Nath Irathen) is a former Algerian football striker and manager.

He played for RC Kouba, where he won an Algerian tournament in 1981 and one African Cup Winner's Cup, and in France for FC Mulhouse and Paris Saint-Germain FC. For Algeria national football team, he participated at the 1980, 1982, and 1986 African Cup of Nations, 1980 Summer Olympics,[1] and at two edition of FIFA World Cup in 1982 and 1986, scored two goals. Also footage shows that he was the first player to master the Flip flap, later made famous by Ronaldinho of Brazil.

Assad currently holds the record of most scored goals at the World Cup for Algeria, which were both scored in the 1982 World Cup.[2]

Honours[edit]

Personal[edit]

  • Best left forward in 1982 FIFA World Cup
  • Best African sportsman in 1982
  • 2nd best African football player in 1982

With clubs[edit]

With the Algerian national team[edit]

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