Bader Al-Mutawa

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Bader Al-Mutawa
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Personal information
Full name Bader Ahmed Al-Mutawa
Date of birth (1985-01-10) 10 January 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Kuwait City, Kuwait
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Qadsia
Number 17
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002– Qadsia 369 (237)
2007Qatar SC (loan) 1 (0)
2011Al Nassr (loan) 21 (13)
National team
2003– Kuwait 172 (56)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 December 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2019

Bader Ahmed Al-Mutawa (Arabic: بدر أحمد المطوع‎; born 10 January 1985) is a Kuwaiti professional footballer who plays for Qadsia and the Kuwait national team, where he usually operates as a second striker. He wears the jersey number 17 for both club and country.

Club career[edit]

Al-Mutawa's performance for both club and national teams lead to his being awarded as the 2nd best Asian player in 2006. Though Al-Mutawa was handed the prize for 3rd place, which belonged to Saudi national Mohammad Al-Shalhoub, this was corrected later on and the Asian Football Committee assured that Al-Mutwa had won 2nd place.[1]

He was awarded the Kuwaiti league's top scorer for local players in the 2008–09 season with 10 goals.

On 23 July 2012 he began training with Nottingham Forest as their new owners, the Al-Hasawi family, arranged a one-month trial for the striker.[2] He impressed manager Sean O'Driscoll enough that the club were looking to sign him on a permanent basis but he was denied a work permit and the club wasn't able to sign him.[3]

International career[edit]

Al-Mutawa's first major competition on international level was the 2003 Arabian Gulf Cup, hosted by Kuwait. The home side finished sixth with only five points from six matches (only Yemen, the newcomer to the Gulf Cup finished the tournament with less points, sparing Kuwait the embarrassment of ending up at the bottom of the table of the gulf cup for the first time in their history). Al-Mutwa scored once in Kuwait's only victory of the tournament, a 4–0 win against Yemen.

Al-Mutawa played in the 17th Arabian Gulf Cup in 2004, scoring a goal in the 87th minute against Saudi Arabia in Kuwait's opening match. Al-Mutawa excelled in this tournament, forming a strike partnership with captain and star striker Bashar Abdullah. They managed to score five goals between them. This partnership was short lived as Bashar retired from international football shortly after the tournament and Kuwait was eliminated in the semi-finals by Qatar after topping Group B with two victories and one draw with Bahrain.

At the 18th Arabian Gulf Cup in 2007, Al-Mutawa scored goals against Yemen and in the final group match against the United Arab Emirates, but Kuwait exited the tournament for the first time in their history without winning a single game.

On 3 September 2015, Al-Mutawa scored his second senior hat-trick, in a 9–0 defeat of Myanmar in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.[4]

With 172 caps as of his latest international match on 10 September 2019, Al-Mutawa is the most capped player for Kuwait.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

International caps[edit]

As of 10 September 2019[6][7]
Kuwait national team
Year Apps Goals
2003 13 5
2004 22 8
2005 13 3
2006 8 3
2007 4 2
2008 9 0
2009 17 5
2010 15 10
2011 19 5
2012 8 3
2013 12 5
2014 9 1
2015 9 4
2017 4 0
2018 4 0
2019 6 1
Total 172 56

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Kuwait's goal tally first.[6]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 4 September 2003 Jalan Besar Stadium, Jalan Besar  Singapore 2–1 3–1 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2. 27 September 2003 Mohammed Al-Hamad Stadium, Hawalli  Singapore 2–0 3–0
3. 5 October 2003  Palestine 2–0 2–1
4. 8 October 2003  Palestine 2–0 4–0
5. 3–0
6. 1 January 2004 Kazma SC Stadium, Kuwait City  Yemen 3–0 4–0 16th Arabian Gulf Cup
7. 31 March 2004 Darulmakmur Stadium, Kuantan  Malaysia 1–0 2–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
8. 9 June 2004 Kazma SC Stadium, Kuwait City  Hong Kong 2–0 4–0
9. 19 July 2004 Shandong Provincial Stadium, Jinan  United Arab Emirates 2–0 3–1 2004 AFC Asian Cup
10. 3–0
11. 17 November 2004 Kazma SC Stadium, Kuwait City  Malaysia 1–0 6–1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
12. 11 December 2004 Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Doha  Saudi Arabia 2–1 2–1 17th Arabian Gulf Cup
13. 17 December 2004 Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha  Yemen 2–0 3–0
14. 18 March 2005 Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al-Ain  Armenia 2–0 3–1 Friendly
15. 19 July 2005 Stade de Genève, Geneva  United Arab Emirates 1–1 1–1 (6–7 p)
16. 17 August 2005 Pakhtakor Markaziy Stadium, Tashkent  Uzbekistan 1–0 2–3 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
17. 3 February 2006 Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium, Kuwait City  Singapore 2–0 2–0 Friendly
18. 6 September 2006 Kuwait National Stadium, Kuwait City  Australia 2–0 2–0 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification
19. 9 November 2006 Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al-Ain  Chinese Taipei 8–0 10–0 Friendly
20. 17 January 2007 Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi  Yemen 1–1 1–1 18th Arabian Gulf Cup
21. 23 January 2007 Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates 1–1 2–3
22. 23 January 2009 Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium, Kuwait City  Syria 2–2 2–3 Friendly
23. 3 November 2009 Cairo  Kenya 3–0 5–0
24. 4–0
25. 14 November 2009 Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium, Kuwait City  Indonesia 1–1 2–1 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
26. 2–1
27. 11 August 2010 Tofiq Bahramov Stadium, Baku  Azerbaijan 1–1 1–1 Friendly
28. 3 September 2010 Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium, Kuwait City  Syria 2–0 3–0
29. 14 November 2010 Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi  India 2–0 9–1
30. 5–0
31. 7–0
32. 9–1
33. 28 November 2010 Al-Wihda Stadium, Zinjibar  Yemen 2–0 3–0 20th Arabian Gulf Cup
34. 3–0
35. 2 December 2010 May 22 Stadium, Aden  Iraq 1–0 2–2
36. 31 December 2010 Suez Stadium, Suez  Zambia 3–0 4–0 Friendly
37. 12 January 2011 Al-Gharafa Stadium, Doha  Uzbekistan 1–1 1–2 2011 AFC Asian Cup
38. 16 July 2011 Amman International Stadium, Amman  Saudi Arabia 1–0 1–0 Friendly
39. 2 September 2011 Tahnoun bin Mohammed Stadium, Al Ain  United Arab Emirates 2–0 3–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
40. 22 December 2011 Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha  Saudi Arabia 2–0 2–0 2011 Pan Arab Games
41. 22 December 2011 Al-Gharafa Stadium, Doha  Palestine 3–0 3–0
42. 17 January 2012 Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium, Kuwait City  Uzbekistan 1–0 1–0 Friendly
43. 16 October 2012 Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium, Kuwait City  Philippines 1–0 2–1
44. 8 December 2012 Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium, Kuwait City  Palestine 2–0 2–1 2012 WAFF Championship
45. 6 January 2013 Khalifa Sports City Stadium, Isa Town  Yemen 2–0 2–0 21st Arabian Gulf Cup
46. 18 January 2013 Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa  Bahrain 5–1 6–1
47. 6 September 2013 Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium, Kuwait City  North Korea 1–0 2–1 Friendly
48. 2–1
49. 9 September 2013  Bahrain 1–1 2–1
50. 17 November 2014 Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh  United Arab Emirates 2–2 2–2 22nd Arabian Gulf Cup
51. 3 September 2015 Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha  Myanmar 7–0 9–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
52. 8–0
53. 9–0
54. 8 September 2015 New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane  Laos 2–0 2–0
56. 5 September 2019 Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium, Kuwait City    Nepal 5–0 7–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Qadsia

International[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asian Cup 2011: Asian Cup Ten Players To Watch: Bader Al Mutwa – Goal.com
  2. ^ Chong, Edwin (21 July 2012). "Al-Mutawa lands Forest chance". Sky Sports. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  3. ^ McDaid, Paul (22 August 2012). "Nottingham Forest fail to land work permits for Kuwaiti trio". Sport360.com. Archived from the original on 27 August 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  4. ^ "WORLD CUP QUALIFYING – AFC 3/9/2015 12:00*". ESPN FC. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  5. ^ بدر المطوع ينتزع مركز العماني أحمد كانـو. tooofa.com (in Arabic). 11 August 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Bader Al-Mutawa". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  7. ^ Mohammed, Husain; Mamrud, Roberto (17 January 2019). "Bader Ahmed Al-Mutawa – Goals in International Matches". RSSSF.
  8. ^ AFC Player of the Year: It is down to 15 nominees – Asian Football Confederation
  9. ^ AFC Player of the Year nominees: 33 in contention for top award – Asian Football Confederation

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