Bader Al-Mutawa

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Bader Al-Mutawa
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Personal information
Date of birth (1985-01-05) 5 January 1985 (age 32)
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 558 (402)
2007 Qatar SC (loan) 2 (0)
2011 Al Nassr (loan) 18 (25)
National team
2003– Kuwait 156 (51)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 January 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 September 2015

Bader Ahmed Al-Mutawa (Arabic: بدر أحمد المطوع‎‎; born 5 January 1985) is a Kuwaiti footballer who plays for Qadsia SC and the Kuwait national football 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 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 2004 Gulf Cup of Nations, 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 2007 Gulf Cup of Nations, 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]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup ACL Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Qadsia SC
2005–06 9 19 0 0 0 1 7 5 0 21 10 1
Qadsia SC
2006–07 9 3 0 0 4 1 7 5 0 21 10 1
Qatar SC
2007–08 41 33 0 0 0 1 7 5 0 21 10 1
Qadsia SC
2007–08 16 3 0 0 4 1 7 5 0 21 10 0
Qadsia SC
2008–09 21 10 0 0 4 1 7 5 0 0 0 0
Qadsia SC
2009–10 21 7 0 0 4 1 0 5 0 13 9
Al-Nassr FC
2010–11 9 3 0 5 2 1 7 5 0 21 10 1
Career totals 1 35 0 5 2 1 7 5 0 112 118 1

International[edit]

As of 3 September 2015[5][6]
Kuwait national team
Year Apps Goals
2003 13 5
2004 22 7
2005 13 2
2006 8 3
2007 4 2
2008 9 0
2009 17 5
2010 15 10
2011 19 4
2012 8 3
2013 12 5
2014 9 1
2015 6 4
Total 156 51

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Kuwait's goal tally first.

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

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. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "WORLD CUP QUALIFYING – AFC 3/9/2015 12:00*". ESPN FC. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Bader Al-Mutawa at National-Football-Teams.com
  6. ^ Mohammed, Husain; Mamrud, Roberto. "Bader Ahmed Al-Mutawa – Goals in International Matches". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2 September 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  7. ^ AFC Player of the Year: It is down to 15 nominees – Asian Football Confederation
  8. ^ AFC Player of the Year nominees: 33 in contention for top award – Asian Football Confederation

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