Fahad Khalfan

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Fahad Khalfan
Fahad Khalfan Al Balooshi.jpg
Khalfan with Al Rayyan in 2011
Personal information
Full name Fahad Khalfan Noubi Al Bloushi
Date of birth (1992-03-23) 23 March 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Qatar
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Forward / Center-forward
Club information
Current team
Al-Shahania ( on from loan Al-Rayyan )
Number 11
Youth career
ASPIRE Sports Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Al-Rayyan 14 (4)
2012–2013 Al-Sailiya (loan)
2015 Al-Shahania (loan)
2016– Al-Shahania (loan)
National team
2010– Qatar 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 April 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2010

Fahad Khalfan Al Bloushi (born 23 March 1992) is a Qatari footballer who is a striker for Al-Shahania on from loan Al-Rayyan . He has also played for the Qatar national team.


Club career[edit]

Khalfan played for the youth teams of Al-Rayyan.[1] He achieved recognition by the national team coach, Bruno Metsu, for scoring decisive goals in the Sheikh Jassem Cup in 2010.

Primarily featuring for the team, he scored 11 goals in 18 appearances in 2010–11 season of the reserve league, and 8 goals in 8 appearances in 2011–12. In the 2011–12 season of the Qatar Stars League, he came on as a substitute for Daniel Goumou in the 86th minute and scored a two-minute brace against Qatar SC in stoppage time.[2]

International career[edit]

Khalfan received a call-up to the Qatar national team after his outstanding performances for Al-Rayyan in pre-season.[3] Khalfan made his debut for the national team in a friendly game against Bahrain[4] on September 3, 2010 at the age of 18. He was the first ASPIRE graduate to play for the senior football team of Qatar.

He became renowned for one of the greatest blunders in competitive football on November 15, 2010. In a match against Uzbekistan in the 2010 Asian Games, Khalfan intercepted a pass to the opposing goalkeeper and then dribbled to a position where he was a yard from the open goal. Instead of tapping the ball into the empty net with his right foot, he tried to shoot powerfully with the outside of his left foot which caused the ball to collide with the post and rebound 16 yards into the field. A teammate attempted to salvage the bad move by making a shot on goal, which soared several meters above the crossbar.[5] Qatar subsequently lost the match and was eliminated in the quarter-final stage of the 2010 Asian Games.


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