Ziad Al-Samad

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Ziad El Samad
Personal information
Full name Ziad Ali El Samad
Date of birth (1978-08-06) August 6, 1978 (age 35)
Place of birth Lebanon
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Safa Sporting Club
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2008 Al-Ansar (0)
2008–2009 Racing Beirut
2009– Safa Sporting Club
National team
2002–2012 Lebanon 36 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ziad El Samad (born August 6, 1978) is a Lebanese professional football player. El Samad currently plays for Safa Sporting Club since 2009 and he is their club record signing for many clubs. He also plays for the Lebanese national football team since 2002.

Early years[edit]

Ziad's first debut was with Al-Ansar Club in the 1999 season on 1999/10/31 against Homenetmen Beirut. In his early life, Ziad didn't go to school, he was working in a bakery, with his team mate Ali. He has a brevet diplomat in the school of Tartourine, and started to play football in Barja's 3rd categorie team, Barjalona

Personal honours[edit]

Best Goalkeeper in Lebanon from 2002–03 season till the 2004–05 season.


  • Champion, Lebanese Premier League: season 1999, 2006, 2007, 2012
  • Winner, Lebanese FA Cup: season 1999, 2002, 2006, 2007
  • Winner, Lebanese Super Cup: season 1999
  • Winner, Lebanese Federation Cup: season 1999, 2000
  • Winner, Lebanese Elite Cup: season 2000