Daniel Mustafá

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Daniel Mustafá
Personal information
Full name Daniel Kabir Mustafá
Date of birth (1984-08-02) 2 August 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth Bell Ville, Argentina
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1998–2003 Talleres Córdoba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Talleres Córdoba 8 (0)
2005–2006Racing Córdoba (loan) 25 (0)
2007 Alumni 8 (3)
2007–2008 Ben Hur 29 (2)
2008–2009 Estrela Amadora 15 (0)
2009–2010 Huesca 1 (0)
2010 Belenenses 10 (1)
2010–2011 Tigre 2 (0)
2011–2012 Independiente José Terán 17 (0)
2012 Boca Unidos 4 (0)
2013–2014 San Marcos Arica 39 (4)
2014–2015 Atlético Venezuela 30 (3)
2015 Ñublense 10 (0)
2016 Monagas 14 (1)
2017– Sarmiento de Leones
National team
2012– Palestine 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 December 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 December 2018

Daniel Kabir Mustafá (born 2 August 1984) is a Palestinian footballer who plays for Argentine club Sarmiento de Leones as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

The son of a father of Palestinian descent and a mother of Italian and Spanish ancestries,[1] Mustafá was born in Bell Ville, Córdoba. He started his playing career in the lower leagues of Argentine football, representing in quick succession Córdoba province clubs Talleres de Córdoba, Racing de Córdoba and Alumni de Villa María.

In 2008, Mustafá played for another modest side, Club Sportivo Ben Hur of Rafaela, and had his first abroad experience in the following summer with Portugal's C.F. Estrela da Amadora. With the latter team, he appeared in half of the Primeira Liga matches as they were relegated due to irregularities.[2][3][4]

Mustafa's next stop was in Spain, with Segunda División club SD Huesca. There, he only featured in one (incomplete) match, and was released in mid-January 2010 after reporting later than expected from the Christmas break,[5] returning to the other country in the Iberian Peninsula as he joined league strugglers C.F. Os Belenenses, also Lisbon-based.[6]

On 14 June 2010, after suffering another top flight relegation in Portugal, Mustafá returned to Argentina, moving to Primera División side Club Atlético Tigre.[7] In January 2013, after brief spells with Independiente José Terán and Boca Unidos, he joined San Marcos de Arica in the Chilean Primera División.[8]

In spite of his team's relegation, Mustafá continued with the club but, in April 2014, returned to his homeland after the 8.2 earthquake.[9]

International career[edit]

In 2006, talks between Mustafá and the Palestinian Football Association in order for the former to represent the latter's national team took place, but no agreement was reached. Finally, he was selected for the squad that competed in the 2012 WAFF Championship, gaining his first cap on 8 December in a 1–2 loss against Kuwait.[10]


  1. ^ Israel y Palestina, unidos por el fútbol (Israel and Palestine, joined by football); ESPN Deportes, 23 November 2012 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "V. Setúbal vence E. Amadora em casa por 1–0" [V. Setúbal beat E. Amadora at home by 1–0] (in Portuguese). TSF. 31 August 2008. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  3. ^ "O defesa-goleador Sidnei fura a resistência dos sem-salário" [Scorer-defender Sidnei breaks resistance of the unpaid] (in Portuguese). Público. 17 November 2008. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Setúbal procura urgentemente pontos na Reboleira" [Setúbal desperately seeking points at the Reboleira] (in Portuguese). Público. 7 February 2009. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  5. ^ Mustafa llega a Huesca pero es apartado de la plantilla (Mustafa arrives at Huesca but is ousted from squad); Marca, 6 January 2010 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ "Mustafa reforça defesa do Belenenses" [Mustafa bolsters Belenenses defence] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 21 January 2010. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Cae gente al baile..." [They keep coming...] (in Spanish). Olé. 14 June 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2010.
  8. ^ "San Marcos de Arica presentó a Nicolás Trecco y a un defensor de 1,91 metros" [San Marcos de Arica presented Nicolás Trecco and 1,91 meters defender] (in Spanish). Soy Chile. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Terremoto en el fútbol: Jugadores de San Marcos sufren con sismos" [Earthquake in football: San Marcos players suffer with tremors] (in Spanish). Radio Cooperativa. 7 April 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  10. ^ "Kuwait 2–1 Palestine" (PDF). The WAFF. 8 December 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2014.

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