Hamad Al-Montashari

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Hamad Al-Montashari
Hamad Al-Montashari 2009.jpg
Al-Montashari playing for Saudi Arabia
Personal information
Full name Hamad Mohsen Al-Montashari
Date of birth (1982-06-22) June 22, 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Central Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2016 Al-Ittihad 300 (19)
National team
2002–2011 Saudi Arabia 54 (8)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 22, 2011.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 22, 2011

Hamad Al-Montashari (Arabic: حمد المُنتشري‎‎, Hamad al-Muntasharī) (born June 22, 1982) is a Saudi Arabian footballer for Al-Ittihad. Al-Montashari, a central defender, was declared the 2005 Asian Football Player of the Year, defeating Uzbekistan and FC Dynamo Kyiv striker Maksim Shatskikh[1] . With Al-Ittihad, Al-Montashari has won the 2004 and 2005 AFC Champions Leagues. On June 1, 2007 in the 2006–07 Saudi Premier League final, Al-Montashari scored a last minute winning goal for Al-Ittihad that gave them their 7th league title. He is considered to be one of Ittihad's longest tenured players.

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