Sharbini with Hajduk Split in 2010
|Date of birth||21 February 1984|
|Place of birth||Rijeka, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 December 2017|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 August 2006
Ahmad Sharbini began his professional career with HNK Rijeka in the Croatian Prva HNL in January 2003, when he signed his first professional contract. In the first four seasons with the club, he scored 39 league goals and 9 cup goals. With 21 goals to his account, he was the club's leading goalscorer in the 2006–07 season. He was also the league's second top goalscorer behind Eduardo da Silva. In late 2007 and early 2008, he had stints with Al-Wahda FC (Abu Dhabi) and FC Luzern. In mid-2008, Sharbini returned to Rijeka, and in the 2008–09 season, with 17 goals in all competitions, he was the club's joint top goalscorer with his brother Anas Sharbini.
After the first league match in the new season, on 13 August 2009, he signed for Hajduk Split with his brother Anas. During his three years with Hajduk, Ahmad scored only 5 goals and most of the time struggled to make the starting line-up. Following his departure from Hajduk, he had three short stints in late 2012 and 2013, with NK Istra 1961, Al-Wehda Club (Mecca) and NK Jedinstvo Bihać, respectively. Following an 18-month break, since August 2015, Ahmad has been playing for NK Rječina in Croatia's fifth tier. Since mid-2014, he has also been serving as the club's chairman. In 2016 he joined NK Grobničan for one season period.
Sharbini played in the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Trinidad and Tobago. He also played for Croatia national under-21 football team. He was capped last on 15 August 2006, against Italy national under-21 football team.
|2007||Al-Wahda||UAE Football League||7||3||–||2||0||9||3|
|2008||Luzern||Swiss Super League||3||0||–||–||3||0|
|2013||Al-Wehda||Saudi First Division||10||3||–||–||10||3|
|2013||Jedinstvo Bihać||First Div of FBiH||3||0||–||–||3||0|
|Last Update: 31 December 2013.|
Ahmad is the older brother of HNK Rijeka winger Anas Sharbini. The two brothers are born of Albanian, Croatian and Palestinian roots and raised in Rijeka, Croatia, to a local Croatian mother and Palestinian father, Jamal Al-Sharbini, Palestinian born in Damascus, Syria.
Brothers Ahmad and Anas Sharbini are the only siblings to have scored a hat-trick each in a single match in top-tier European football leagues. In the first round fixture of the 2009–10 Croatian First Football League season against NK Lokomotiva, the brothers took turns. Ahmad opened the scoring after four minutes, Anas doubled the lead in the 27th minute and Ahmad made it 3–0 in the 35th minute. In the second half Anas converted a penalty in 51st minute, Ahmad completed his hat-trick in the 68th minute and two minutes later Anas scored his third goal.
- HNK Rijeka
- HNK Hajduk Split
- Most goals for HNK Rijeka in all official matches since 1974-75: 70 goals
- Most goals for HNK Rijeka in Croatian First Football League: 54 goals
- Most goals for HNK Rijeka in Croatian Football Cup: 14 goals
- Most goals for HNK Rijeka in Adriatic derby: 7 goals
- Most goals for HNK Rijeka in one season in Croatian First Football League: 21 goals (shared with Andrej Kramarić)
- Most goals for HNK Rijeka scored against single opposition: 9 goals
- Most braces for HNK Rijeka: 10 (including hat-tricks)
- Most hat-tricks for HNK Rijeka: 4
- Second all time league goalscorer for HNK Rijeka: 54 goals
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- Večernji List
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- Ahmad Sharbini – FIFA competition record
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 November 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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- "Has any team ever used more than Blackpool's 51 players in a season?". The Guardian. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
- "Rijeka-Lokomotiva 6:0". HRnogomet.com. 26 July 2009. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
- Ahmad Sharbini at the Croatian Football Federation
- Ahmad Sharbini at Croatian Football Statistics
- Ahmad Sharbini at WorldFootball.net