Taisir Al-Jassim

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Taiseer Al Jassam
Personal information
Full name Taiseer Jaber Al-Jassam
Date of birth (1984-07-25) July 25, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Al-Hasa, Saudi Arabia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Al-Ahli
Number 8
Youth career
1995–2003 Hajer Club
2003–2004 Al-Ahli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004– Al-Ahli 204 (50)
2007 Al-Gharafa (loan) 14 (2)
2009 Qatar SC (loan) 2 (1)
National team
2004– Saudi Arabia 100 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Taiseer Jaber Al-Jassam [تيسير جابر الجاسم in Arabic] (born 25 July 1984) is a Saudi football player who currently captains Al-Ahli, He also plays for the Saudi Arabia national football team.

Since his debut in 2006, Taiseer has been a regular on the squads of both his club team and the national team. Taiseer is a key player, and considered one of the best players in Saudi Arabia in the last 10 years. Taiseer has been described as intelligent, visionary, technically gifted, with excellent work ethics. His strengths are: shooting, especially long-range shooting, dribbling, and passing. He plays in almost all positions in the midfield but most notably as an attacking midfielder, winger, and as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Al-Ahli[edit]

Taiseer Al-Jassim helped Al-Ahli win the Saudi Federation Cup and the Saudi Crown Prince Cup in 2007 after scoring a goal in the final match with Ittihad FC club. He also won with his team the Gulf Cup for clubs in front of Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia 2008. He was instrumental also in his involvement in leading Al-Ahli to the Final game AFC Champions League 2012; he also led Al-Ahli to winning the King Cup of Champions in 2011 and 2012.

Loan to Al-Gharafa[edit]

He was loaned to Al-Gharafa in 2007. He made a quick impact with the Qatar Stars League runners-up as he scored a goal and created another in the Emir Cup before returning to Al-Ahli.

Loan to Qatar SC[edit]

In the Emir Cup 2009, Taiseer scored a goal to[clarification needed] Al-Rayyan and they were knockout by penalty kicks 3–3 (4–2) before returning to Al-Ahli at the end of the tournament.

International career[edit]

2007 AFC Asian Cup[edit]

He participated with the Saudi team in the 2007 AFC Asian Cup as a key player in the feet[clarification needed] and the level of the tournament, where he scored two goals against the Bahrain national football team. He was in the youth team in the tournament, which reached the final before the Iraq national football team and was one of four players with Malek Mouath, Yasser Al-Qahtani and Abdulrahman Al-Qahtani.

2009 Gulf Cup of Nations[edit]

He also participated in the 2009 Gulf Cup of Nations for the Saudi Arabia national football team, who reached the final against the Oman national football team. However, Al-Jassam's shot was wide of the post in the penalty shoot-out, the match ending 0–0, ultimately giving Oman the trophy by winning the penalties 6–5.

2011 AFC Asian Cup[edit]

Al-Jassim scored a goal against the Syria national football team in the 2011 Asian Cup, with Saudi Arabia losing 1–2. Saudi Arabia did not collect any points, so went out in the group stage.[1]

2015 AFC Asian Cup[edit]

Al-Jassim scored to[clarification needed] Iraq and his Saudi Arabia National Team won 2–1, and he helped them qualify for the Asian Cup in 2015.

International goals[edit]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Al-Ahli

Individual[edit]

  • Saudi Arabia Footballer of the Year: 2012
  • Al-Ahli Player of the Year: 2011–12
  • Best Saudi Midfielder: 2011–12

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