Amer Shafi

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Amer Shafi
Personal information
Full name Amer Shafi Mahmoud Sabbah
Date of birth (1982-02-10) 10 February 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Amman, Jordan
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Al-Wehdat
Number 1
Youth career
1997–1999 Al-Yarmouk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2007 Al-Yarmouk 92 (0)
2004–2005 Al-Faisaly (loan) 17 (0)
2006–2007 Ismaily (loan) 9 (0)
2007– Al-Wehdat 190 (1)
National team
2002– Jordan 139[1][2] (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 27, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 7, 2017

Amer Shafi (born 10 February 1982) is a Jordanian footballer of Palestinian descent who plays as goalkeeper for Al-Wehdat[3] and the Jordan national football team.[4]

Club career[edit]

Shafi began his career as a midfielder and later on became goalkeeper. After playing for a couple of years in Al-Yarmouk,[5] he was chosen to be the goalkeeper on the Jordanian national team. After his outstanding and incredible performances in the 2004, 2011 and 2015 AFC Asian Cup tournaments, he was offered to take proficiency in Europe, but was not able to leave Jordan due to family conditions and his international career. [6]

International career[edit]

Shafi played his first international match with the Jordan national team against Kenya in a friendly match on 17 August 2002 which ended in a 1–1 draw.[7] Shafi is and has always been nicknamed the "Whale of Asia" due to his outstanding and incredible acrobatic saves and performances.[8]

International career statistics[edit]

As of 7 June 2017
Jordan national team
Year Apps Goals
2002 11 0
2003 6 0
2004 13 0
2005 1 0
2006 11 0
2007 4 0
2008 6 0
2009 7 0
2010 8 0
2011 17 0
2012 12 0
2013 14 0
2014 4 0
2015 14 0
2016 7 0
2017 4 0
Total 139 0

Honours[edit]

Al-Wehdat
Al-Faisaly

Personal life and family[edit]

Shafi is married and has two sons named Wisam and Yousef.

References[edit]

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