Abdelatif Bahdari

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Abdelatif Bahdari
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-02-20) February 20, 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Gaza, Palestine
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
El Gaish
Youth career
1996–1999 Khadamat Rafah
1999–2001 Shabab Rafah
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Gaza Sport
2002–2004 Al-Meshtal
2004–2009 Khadamat Rafah
2007–2008 Al-Am'ary (loan)
2008–2009 → Hilal Ariha (loan) 22 (7)
2009–2011 Al-Wehdat 38 (5)
2011–2013 Hajer 37 (7)
2013–2014 Zakho 20 (1)
2014–2015 Al-Wehdat 19 (4)
2015–2016 Shabab Al-Khalil
2016– Tala'ea El-Gaish SC
National team
2007– Palestine 42 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 June 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 January 2017

Abdelatif Bahdari (Arabic: عبد اللطيف البهداري‎‎; born 20 February 1984) is a Palestinian national team football player who plays in centre back for El-Geish.

Club career[edit]

Al-Wehdat[edit]

Bahdari began his fully fledged professional career when he moved to Jordanian powerhouse Al-Wahdat in the summer of 2009. His athleticism and power saw him become an automatic starter. In his first year, Bahdari and fellow countryman Ahmed Keshkesh helped Al-Wahdat secure the Jordan FA Cup. The 2010–11 season saw Bahdari move from strength to strength as an integral part of Al-Wahdat's historic quadruple winning team under the guidance of Croatian manager Dragan Talajic. In the league, Bahdari was part of a defence that conceded a mere 16 goals in 20 games, he also did his part on the other end of the pitch scoring twice in the league, once in the Cup semifinal against Kfarsoum, and the winner in the 2011 AFC Cup second round against Shurtan Guzar.

Hajer[edit]

Bahdari's fantastic season saw him attract the attention of many clubs in the West Bank, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. It was initially thought that Bahdari would join former manager Dragan Talajic at Kuwait SC. He was also heavily linked with Kuwaiti club Al-Nasr, he eventually signed with Shabab Al-Khaleel of the West Bank Premier League but the contract included a get-out clause if Bahdari received a professional contract from a club based abroad. On 1 July 2011 Bahdari signed a two-year deal with newly promoted Hajer Club of the Saudi Professional League. His salary (a rumored $280,000/yr.) would make him the best paid Palestinian athlete.[1]

Bahdari captained Hajer on more than one occasion and was crucial in securing a second season in the Saudi topflight for the Al-Hasa-based side. Bahdari's was Hajer's second top-scorer with 3 league goals and was second, behind Tawfiq Buhumaid in total minutes played. Bahdari was never substituted in his 22 league appearances. He was only held out of 4 league matches due to card accumulation, threat of card accumulation, or injury.

International career[edit]

Abdelatif Bahdari captained the Palestinian national team in their first home World Cup qualifier against Afghanistan on 3 July 2011 in the absence of regular captain Ramzi Saleh. He took over the captaincy on a full-time basis in 2015 during 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Palestine's goal tally first.[2]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 September 2014 Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila, Philippines  Chinese Taipei 5–3 7–3 2014 Philippine Peace Cup
2. 29 March 2016 Dora International Stadium, Hebron, Palestine  Timor-Leste 7–0 7–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 10 November 2016 Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium, Beirut, Lebanon  Lebanon 1–1 1–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Al-Wehdat

National team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "بهداري الوحدات يلعب لهجر". Alriyadh. 2011-07-03. 
  2. ^ "Al-Bahdari, Abdul Latif". National Football Teams. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 

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