Ashad Ali

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Ashad Ali
Personal information
Full name Ashad Ali
Date of birth (1986-09-14) 14 September 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Male, Maldives
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Maziya S&RC
Number 9
Youth career
FB Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Victory
2010–2012 VB Sports Club
2013 BG Sports[1] (6)
2013–2014 Maziya S&RC
2015– 2015 New Radiant
2016 – Maziya S&RC
National team
2007– Maldives 28 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 June 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 June 2014

Ashad Ali, (Adey, Adubarey) (born 14 September 1986) is a Maldivian footballer nicknamed "Adey" or "Adubarey", who plays as a forward for Maziya S&RC. He is a member of the Maldives national football team.[2] He was the Maldivian National Team Captain in the most recent bangabandhu gold cup 2016, held in Bangladesh, Dhaka. Where he led his team to the Semi Finals.

Penalty feinting incident[edit]

Adey gained global notability after simulating a fall prior to the run up of a penalty shootout in the third place match of the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup against Afghanistan, deceiving goalkeeper Mansur Faqiryar.[3] The match was won 7–8 to the Maldives.[4]

A similar move was pulled off by Thomas Müller during the 2014 FIFA World Cup (Germany v Algeria). In the 88th minute, Thomas Müller deceptively stumbled while lining up the kick, before getting up and running through the Algerian wall. A few days later, Müller admitted to a German TV reporter that the free kick was a designed play.[5]

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