Jehad Muntasser

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Jehad Muntasser
Personal information
Full name Jehad Abdussalam Muntasser
Date of birth (1978-07-26) July 26, 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Tripoli, Libya
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Pro Sesto 62 (33)
1997–1998 Arsenal 0 (0)
1998–1999 Bristol City 23 (9)
1999 Empoli 41 (22)
1999–2000 Viterbese 23 (14)
2000–2001 Catania 16 (7)
2001–2002 L'Aquila 12 (7)
2002–2004 Triestina 41 (19)
2004–2005 Perugia 15 (8)
2005–2007 Treviso 13 (8)
2007–2008 Al-Wakra 15 (10)
2008–2011 Al-Ittihad Tripoli
National team
1999–2006 Libya 34 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jehad Abdussalam Muntasser (Arabic: جهاد المنتصر‎) (born 26 July 1978) is a former Libyan football midfielder.

Muntasser started his career at Italian side Pro Sesto, before being signed by English Premier League side Arsenal in 1997. He made one brief appearance for Arsenal's first team, coming on in a match against Birmingham City on October 14, 1997. He was sold to Bristol City in January 1998 but was released by them on a free transfer in the summer of 1999 without playing a first-team game.

He returned to Italy and has since played for a string of Serie C and Serie B clubs - Viterbese (1999-2000), Catania (2000–01), L'Aquila (2001–02), Triestina (2002–04), Perugia (2004–05) - before joining newly promoted Serie A side Treviso in 2005. Treviso however were relegated on their first season back at the top, and started the 2006-07 season back in Serie B. He later signed for a Qatar club, Al-Wakra Sports Club, in January 2008 Jehad Signed 6 Month for Al Ittihad of Libya.He was a member of the Libyan 2006 African Nations Cup team.

During the Libyan revolution of 2011 Jehad dedicated his time and resources to helping kids affected by the conflict by putting together a charity fundraising football event named [2]‘Friends of Libya’s Children’. The event brought together internationally renowned football stars such as Javier Zanetti, Fabio Cannavaro, Marco Materazzi, Pavel Nedved and many more that competed in a game hosted in Dubai and attended by Mustafa Abdul Jalil (at the time Libya’s interim leader). The event was broadcast around the Arab region. Funds raised during the event under the supervision of the UAE Red Crescent then went on to aiding kids in Libya that had been affected by the turmoil.

He is currently a football consultant for Al-Ahli Dubai.[citation needed]

He is the grandson of Libyan prime minister Mahmud al-Muntasir.[3]

He created "The Victorious" football talent show that aims at discovering the hidden talents in football among the Arab youths. The Victorious show already aired for two seasons on Dubai Channels Network, and preparations for the third season are ongoing.


  1. ^ (in Italian) [1]
  2. ^ "Football legends hold charity match for injured Libyan children". The National. Retrieved 2018-05-04. 
  3. ^ Bashir as-Sunni al-Muntasir, "Muzakkirat shadid ala al ahd al malaki", 1st ed., 2008. pp.153-154.

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