Ahmed Keshkesh

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Ahmed Keshkesh
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-09-15) 15 September 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Gaza, Palestine
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder/Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 15
Youth career
Hilal Gaza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–2008 Hilal Gaza
2008 Shabab Al-Am'ari 21 (14)
2009 Shabab Al-Ordon (loan) (0)
2009–2011 Al-Wahdat (21)
2011– Shabab Al-Am'ari
National team
2006– Palestine 34 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:22, 4 June 2011 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:08, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Ahmed Keshkesh (Arabic: أحمد كشكش‎‎; born 15 September 1984 in Gaza) is a Palestinian professional footballer currently playing for Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari of the West Bank Premier League.[1]

Club career[edit]

His performance against Jordan, earned him a loan moved to Shabab Al-Ordon of the Jordanian Premier League but a permanent move failed to materialize due to Keshkesh being absent on national team duty for most of the loan period.[2] The following season saw him unexpectedly sign for Jordanian giants Al-Wahdat his first season was a success despite being used mostly as a substitute and being played in a variety of unfamiliar positions. He only managed five league goals in his first season but was an important facto in Al-Wahdat's 2–1 victory over Al-Jazeera in the 2009 Jordanian Super Cup, in which he scored the first goal. He also scored 7 goals in the Jordan FA Cup including the winning goal in the final against Al-Arabi.

In the 2010–11 season Keskesh saw less playing time due to acquisitions of Malik Barghouthi and Fahed Attal he still managed two league goals and scored in the Jordan FA Cup Final against Manshia Bani Hassan to help Al-Wahdat secure a historical domestic quadruple under manager Dragan Talajic. His two-year career with Al-Wahdat saw him score in every competition Al-Wahdat took part in scoring one goal in the 2009 Jordanian Super Cup, one goal in the 2010 AFC Cup, 7 goals in the league over two seasons, 9 goals in the Jordan FA Cup over two seasons, and 4 goals in the Jordanian Shield for a total of 21. On 4 June 2011, he signed a lucrative contract with his former West Bank Premier League club Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari .

International career[edit]

He is perhaps best known for scoring the first goal in a historic encounter between Palestine and Jordan that marked the first time Palestine hosted an international match on home soil. He also captained the side on that historic occasion due to the absences of teammates Saeb Jendeya and Ramzi Saleh.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list the Palestine' goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 18 February 2004 Al-Wakrah Stadium, Doha  Chinese Taipei
2006 World Cup qualifier
2. 1 April 2006 Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka  Guam
2006 AFC Challenge Cup
3. 3 April 2006 Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka  Cambodia
2006 AFC Challenge Cup
4. 26 October 2008 Faisal Al-Husseini International Stadium, Al-Ram  Jordan
5. 18 July 2009 TEDA Football Stadium, Tianjin  China PR


  1. ^ أحمد كشكش. Kooora (in Arabic). 21 April 2006. 
  2. ^ أحمد كشكش يُنهي ارتباطه مع شباب الأردن. Al-Ayyam (in Arabic). 4 March 2009. 

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