Houssam Wadi

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Houssam Wadi
حسام وادي
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-08-25) August 25, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Gaza, Palestine
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender, Holding Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari
Number 18
Youth career
1996–2003 Ittihad Shajeiyah
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–08 Ittihad Shajeiyah
2008–09 Shabab Al-Dhahrieh (loan)
2009–10 Al-Am'ary (loan)
2010–11 Jabal Al-Mokaber
2011 Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari 0 (0)
2011– Ittihad Shajeiyah
2012 Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari
National team
2007– Palestine 19 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 August, 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 07 December, 2012

Houssam Wadi (Arabic: حسام وادي‎‎; born August 8, 1986 in Gaza, Palestine) is a Palestinian professional football (soccer) player currently playing for Gazan club Ittihad Shajeiyah after voiding his contract with Al-Am'ary of the West Bank Premier League.[1] He is known for his versatility, able to play as a centre back and holding midfielder. Wadi scored his first official national team goal against Afghanistan in 2014 World Cup qualifying with a 35-yard belter in the first competitive international match played in Palestine.[2]

National Team Goals[edit]

Houssam Wadi: International Goals
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 July 2011 Al-Ram, Palestine  Afghanistan 1-0 1-1 2014 FIFA World Cup Qual. (AFC)
2. 12 March 2012 Kathmandu, Nepal  Maldives 1-0 2-0 AFC 2012 Challenge Cup