Abdullah Al-Hamdan

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Abdullah Al-Hamdan
Personal information
Full name Abdullah Abdulrahman Al-Hamdan
Date of birth (1999-09-13) 13 September 1999 (age 21)
Place of birth Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Al-Hilal
Number 14
Youth career
2013–2018 Al-Shabab
2018Sporting Gijón (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2021 Al-Shabab 44 (5)
2021– Al-Hilal 6 (0)
National team
2017–2019 Saudi Arabia U20 14 (6)
2019– Saudi Arabia 11 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 March 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2020

Abdullah Al-Hamdan (Arabic: عبدالله الحمدان‎; born 13 September 1999) is a Saudi Arabian football player who plays as a forward for Al-Hilal in the Saudi Professional League and the Saudi Arabian national team.[1] He is the son of former Al-Shabab goalkeeper and former Hetten manager, Abdulrahman Al-Hamdan.[2]

He made his debut for the national team in the match against Mali on 5 September 2019.[3]

Career[edit]

Al-Hamdan is an academy graduate of Al-Shabab. In 2018, as part of a deal between the Saudi Arabian Football Federation and La Liga, Al-Hamdan joined Spanish club Sporting Gijón's U19 squad on a six-month loan.[4][5] He returned to Al-Shabab following the conclusion of the 2017–18 season.

On 2 January 2019, Al-Hamdan made his debut with the first team in the King Cup match against Al-Sahel coming off the bench in the 61st minute to replace Khalid Kaabi.[6] Al-Hamdan made his league debut in the match against Al-Wehda on 15 February 2019.[7] He made his first start for the club in the final match of the 2018–19 season against Al-Hilal.[8] On 23 September 2019, Al-Hamdan scored his first goal for the club in the Arab Club Champions Cup match against Algerian club JS Saoura, he also assisted Danilo Asprilla's goal to put Al-Shabab 3–1 ahead.[9] Four days later, Al-Hamdan scored his first league goal in the 2–1 loss against Al-Ittihad.[10] He ended his second season at the club scoring 5 goals in 22 appearances in all competitions.

On 7 November 2020, Al-Hamdan came off the bench in the 94th minute and assisted Turki Al-Ammar's third goal in the 3–1 away win against Al-Fateh.[11] On 23 November 2020, Al-Hamdan made his first start of the season and assisted Cristian Guanca's equalizer in the 2–2 draw against Al-Ahli.[12] On 27 November 2020, Al-Hamdan came off the bench and assisted Turki Al-Ammar's winner in the 2–1 win against Damac.[13] On 2 December 2020, he assisted Cristian Guanca's equalizer in the 2–2 draw against Al-Ittihad in the first leg of the Arab Club Champions Cup semi-finals. On 26 December 2020, Al-Hamdan started the league match against Al-Batin and assisted two goals.[14] On 14 January 2021, Al-Hamdan scored his first goal of the season in the 3–0 away win against Al-Ain, he also assisted Cristian Guanca's opener.[15] On 19 January 2021, he assisted Fábio Martins's equalizer in the 1–1 draw against Al-Faisaly.[16] On 25 January 2021, Al-Hamdan scored once and assisted once in the 4–2 away win against Al-Wehda.[17] On 6 February 2021, Al-Hamdan made his final appearance for Al-Shabab in the 4–1 home win against Al-Raed. He left the pitch in tears while being replaced by Odion Ighalo in the 84th minute.[18] He made 51 appearances for Al-Shabab in all competitions and scored 7 goals and recorded 12 assists.

On 6 February 2021, Al-Hamdan joined Al-Hilal on a five-year contract for a reported fee of SAR3 million.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 6 February 2021[20]
Club Season League King Cup Asia Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Al-Shabab 2018–19 Saudi Pro League 9 0 1 0 10 0
2019–20 19 3 0 0 3[a] 2 22 5
2020–21 16 2 1 0 2[a] 0 19 2
Total 44 5 2 0 0 0 5 2 51 7
Al-Hilal 2020–21 Saudi Pro League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career totals 44 5 2 0 0 0 5 2 51 7

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Saudi Arabia's goal tally first.[21]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 October 2019 King Abdullah Sports City Stadium, Buraidah, Saudi Arabia  Singapore 2–0 3–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 30 November 2019 Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha, Qatar  Bahrain 1–0 2–0 24th Arabian Gulf Cup
3. 5 December 2019 Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, Qatar  Qatar 1–0 1–0
4. 17 November 2020 Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  Jamaica 1–0 1–2 Friendly

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Saudi Arabia U20

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Appearances in Arab Club Champions Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abdullah Al-Hamdan". Retrieved 11 October 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "والد عبدالله الحمدان: توصية آل الشيخ ليست تدخلا".
  3. ^ "ودية مالي تقود الحمدان لهجوم الأخضر".
  4. ^ "El Sporting incorpora a la base al juvenil saudí Abdullah Al Hamdan".
  5. ^ "Abdullah Al Hamdan despunta como goleador en el Sporting".
  6. ^ "التبديل الثاني".
  7. ^ "سوماديكا يضم الحمدان وتمبكتي لقائمة الفريق الأول".
  8. ^ "AL HILAL VS. AL SHABAB 3 - 2".
  9. ^ "مباراة شبيبة الساورة الشباب".
  10. ^ "AL SHABAB VS. AL ITTIHAD 1 - 2".
  11. ^ "AL FATEH VS. AL SHABAB 1 - 3".
  12. ^ "AL AHLI VS. AL SHABAB 2 - 2".
  13. ^ "AL SHABAB VS. DAMAK 2 - 1".
  14. ^ "AL SHABAB VS. AL BATIN 3 - 1".
  15. ^ "AL-AIN VS. AL SHABAB 0 - 3".
  16. ^ "AL SHABAB VS. AL FAISALY 1 - 1".
  17. ^ "AL WAHDA VS. AL SHABAB 2 - 4".
  18. ^ "بالدموع.. عبدالله الحمدان يودع زملاءه في الشباب".
  19. ^ "الهلال يعلن شراء المدة المتبقية من عقد الحمدان".
  20. ^ "ABDULLAH ALHAMDDAN".
  21. ^ "Al-Hamdan, Abdullah". National Football Teams. Retrieved 8 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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