Ali Diab

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Ali Diab
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Personal information
Full name Ali Diab
Date of birth (1982-05-23) 23 May 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Hafeir al-Fouqa, Rif Dimashq, Syria
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 2
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2010 Al-Majd
2004–2005 Al-Jaish (loan)
2010 Shanghai Shenhua (loan) 27 (0)
2010–2011 Al-Shorta
2011–2013 Duhok 59 (3)
2013– Al-Wahda 25 (5)
National team
2004– Syria 76[1] (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ali Diab (Arabic: علي دياب‎; born 23 May 1982 in Ahfer fauka, Rif Dimashq, Syria) is a Syrian professional association football player. He currently plays for Al-Wahda, which competes in the Syrian Premier League the top division in Syria. He plays as a defender, wearing the number 2 jersey for Al-Wahda and for the Syrian national football team he wears the number 3 shirt.[2]

International career[edit]

Diab has been a regular for the Syrian national football team since 2004. He made 10 appearances for the Syria during the qualifying rounds of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[3]

In the 2009 Nehru Cup, Diab scored one goal in Syria's 1–0 victory over India.[4]

Diab was selected to Valeriu Tiţa's 23-man final squad for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup in Qatar.[5] He played in all Syria's three group games against Saudi Arabia, Japan and Jordan. In the match against Jordan, Diab scored an own goal.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results table. Syria's goal tally first:
Ali Diab: International goals[6]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 18 January 2009 Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium, Kuwait City, Kuwait  Turkmenistan 1–1 5–1 International Friendly
2 29 August 2009 Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi, India  India 1–0 1–0 2009 Nehru Cup
3 31 August 2009 Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi, India  India 1–1 1–1 2009 Nehru Cup

Honour and Titles[edit]

National Team[edit]


  1. ^ Ali Dyab National football teams.
  2. ^ "Ali Diab – Player profile". (in Arabic). Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Ali DiabFIFA competition record
  4. ^ 2009-08-29
  5. ^ "Syria squad". Archived from the original on 15 September 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Ali Diab – International goals". (in Arabic). Retrieved 17 May 2011. 

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