List of international goals scored by Hassan Maatouk

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Hassan Maatouk playing against Saudi Arabia
Hassan Maatouk has scored 21 international goals for Lebanon

Hassan Maatouk is an association football forward who represents the Lebanon national football team. He is the country's all-time top goalscorer and most-capped player.[1] Since debuting for Lebanon against Saudi Arabia on 27 January 2006, Maatouk has scored 21 goals in 84 international appearances, as of November 2019.[2] His first international goal came five years later in his 20th appearance for his country against Bangladesh.[2][3] He surpassed Roda Antar's record of 20, with a penalty against Sri Lanka in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier on 15 October 2019.[4]

Maatouk has scored two braces for his national team,[2] scoring twice against Kuwait in a 2–2 draw in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier,[5] and two against Thailand in a 5–2 win in a 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualifier.[6] He has scored more goals against North Korea and Thailand than any other team, with three goals against them.[2] Maatouk has scored more than half of his goals at home, with ten at the Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium, two at the Saida International Stadium and one at the Tripoli International Olympic Stadium.[2]

The majority of Maatouk's goals have come in qualification matches, with eight goals having been scored in FIFA World Cup qualifiers, and eight in AFC Asian Cup qualifiers, leading his team to the 2019 edition unbeaten in the qualifiers with five goals in six games.[2] He has also scored four goals in friendlies and one goal in the AFC Asian Cup.[2]

International goals[edit]

As of goal scored on 15 October 2019
Scores and results list Lebanon's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Maatouk goal.
Key
Penalty Indicates goal was scored from a penalty kick
List of international goals scored by Hassan Maatouk
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1 23 July 2011 Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium, Beirut, Lebanon  Bangladesh 1–0 4–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [3]
2 17 August 2011 Saida International Stadium, Sidon, Lebanon  Syria 1–0 Penalty 2–3 Friendly [7]
3 10 October 2011 Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium, Beirut, Lebanon  Kuwait 1–0 Penalty 2–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [5]
4 2–1
5 29 February 2012 Al-Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  United Arab Emirates 2–2 2–4 [8]
6 22 March 2013 Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium, Beirut, Lebanon  Thailand 4–1 5–2 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification [9]
7 4 June 2013  South Korea 1–0 1–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [10]
8 6 September 2013  Syria 1–0 2–0 Friendly [11]
9 5 March 2014 Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand  Thailand 2–0 5–2 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification [6]
10 4–1
11 8 October 2015 Suphachalasai Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand  Myanmar 1–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [12]
12 12 November 2015 Saida International Stadium, Sidon, Lebanon  Laos 5–0 7–0 [13]
13 5 September 2016 International Olympic Stadium, Tripoli, Lebanon  Afghanistan 2–0 Penalty 2–0 Friendly [14]
14 11 October 2016 Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium, Beirut, Lebanon  Equatorial Guinea 1–1 1–1 [15]
15 28 March 2017  Hong Kong 2–0 2–0 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification [16]
16 5 September 2017 Kim Il-sung Stadium, Pyongyang, North Korea  North Korea 2–2 2–2 [17]
17 10 October 2017 Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium, Beirut, Lebanon 2–0 5–0 [18]
18 14 November 2017 Hong Kong Stadium, Wanchai, Hong Kong  Hong Kong 1–0 Penalty 1–0 [19]
19 27 March 2018 Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium, Beirut, Lebanon  Malaysia 1–0 Penalty 2–1 [20]
20 17 January 2019 Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates  North Korea 3–1 Penalty 4–1 2019 AFC Asian Cup [21]
21 15 October 2019 Colombo Racecourse, Colombo, Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka 1–0 Penalty 3–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification [22]

Statistics[edit]

As of match played on 19 November 2019[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto. "Lebanon – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Mamrud, Roberto. "Hassan Ali Maatouk – Goals in International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b Laurie, Kenny (25 July 2011). "Maatouk leads Lebanon to 4–0 World Cup qualifying win against Bangladesh". The Daily Star (Lebanon). Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  4. ^ "لبنان يحقق فوزه الثاني المتتالي بعد تخطي سريلانكا بثلاثية نظيفة". elsport.com (in Arabic). 15 October 2019. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  5. ^ a b "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ – Matches – Lebanon-Kuwait". FIFA. 11 October 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Lebanon out AFC Asian Cup despite beating Thailand 5–2". boxscorenews.com. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  7. ^ Al Jabi, Nadim (18 August 2019). "رغم الفوز :منتخبنا أمام لبنان (بلا هوية ولاعنوان)". syrian-soccer.com (in Arabic). Archived from the original on 17 September 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  8. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ – Matches – United Arab Emirates-Lebanon". FIFA. 29 February 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Rampant Lebanon hammer Thailand 5–2". Bangkok Post. 23 March 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  10. ^ "South Korea rallies late to draw Lebanon". sportsnet.ca. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  11. ^ "كرة القدم: لبنان فاز ودياً على سوريا 2–0 والإثنين يحل على قطر". An-Nahar (in Arabic). 7 September 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  12. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – Matches – Myanmar-Lebanon". FIFA. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  13. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – Matches – Lebanon-Laos". FIFA. 12 November 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  14. ^ "فوز لبنان على أفغانستان 2–0 في طرابلس". An-Nahar (in Arabic). 6 September 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  15. ^ "Lebanon vs. Equatorial Guinea – Football Match Commentary". ESPN. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  16. ^ Kin-wa, Chan (29 March 2017). "Hong Kong lose Asian Cup qualifying opener in Lebanon". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  17. ^ Kozvan, Sam (5 September 2017). "Soony Saad helps Lebanon rescue 2–2 draw at North Korea in AFC Asian Cup qualifying". sportingkc.com. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  18. ^ "Lebanon national football team qualifies for 2019 Asia Cup". Xinhua. 11 October 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  19. ^ Jabra, James (15 November 2017). "Lebanon edge Hong Kong to steal top spot". The Daily Star (Lebanon). Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  20. ^ Aznan, Syafiq (28 March 2018). "Fighting Malaysia go down in Beirut". NST Online. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  21. ^ "Group E: Lebanon 4–1 DPR Korea". AFC. 17 January 2019. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  22. ^ "MD4 – Group H: Sri Lanka 0–3 Lebanon". AFC. 15 October 2019. Retrieved 29 October 2019.

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