Hussam Abu Saleh

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Hussam Abu Saleh
Personal information
Full name Hussan Abu Saleh
Date of birth (1982-05-09) 9 May 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Sakhnin, Israel
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Wing back
Club information
Current team
Hapoel Iksal
Number 18
Youth career
1994–1999 Bnei Sakhnin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2006 Bnei Sakhnin 119 (35)
2006–2007 Maccabi Kafr Kanna 31 (7)
2007–2009 Maccabi Ironi Tamra 49 (9)
2009–2015 Hilal Al-Quds 52 (3)
2015–2016 Ihud Bnei Majd al-Krum 24 (0)
2016–2018 Hapoel Iksal 10 (0)
National team
2008–2015 Palestine 47 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 December 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 January 2015

Hussam Abu Saleh (Arabic: حسام أبو صالح‎, Hebrew: חוסאם אבו סאלח‎; born 9 May 1982) is a retired Israeli-Palestinian footballer who played as a full back and winger.[1]

Club career[edit]

Husam Abu Saleh is one of many Arab Israeli footballers plying their trade in the West Bank Premier League. Abu Saleh started his professional career with his hometown club Bnei Sakhnin F.C. He was part of a generation of players coached by Azmi Nassar that secured promotion to the Israeli Premier League, won the Israel State Cup, and participated in the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Cup.

Abu Saleh left Bnei Sakhnin in 2006 to join up with Nassar at Maccabi Kafr Kanna F.C., he scored 7 goals before moving the following season to Maccabi Ironi Tamra F.C. where he played alongside future Hilal Al-Quds teammate Haitham Dheeb. He joined Hilal Al-Quds in 2009 and was part of the side that won the 2011–12 Palestine Cup.[2]

International career[edit]

He received his first call up to the Palestine in 2010 against Sudan. He has since played for Palestine at the 2010 WAFF Championship, 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification, 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying and the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list the Palestine's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
29 February 2012 The Sevens Stadium, Dubai  Azerbaijan
Unofficial Friendly
1. 28 June 2012 King Fahd Stadium, Ta'if  Saudi Arabia
2012 Arab Nations Cup
2. 20 November 2012 Amman International Stadium, Amman  Syria
3. 6 February 2013 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi  India


National team[edit]


  1. ^ الفريق الأول. hilalalquds (in Arabic). 2011-12-18.
  2. ^ عزيز سخنين حسام أبو صالح في سطور. www.hilalalquds (in Arabic). 2011-12-18.

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