Mohammad Al-Sahlawi

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Mohammad Al-Sahlawi
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Personal information
Full name Mohammad Ibrahim Mohammad Al-Sahlawi
Date of birth (1987-01-10) 10 January 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Al-Nassr
Number 10
Youth career
2003–2005 Al-Qadisiya
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 Al-Qadisiya 66 (31)
2009– Al-Nassr 164 (90)
National team
2006–2007 Saudi Arabia U20 6 (5)
2007–2008 Saudi Arabia U23 11 (2)
2010– Saudi Arabia 33 (28)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 26 December 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:28, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

Mohammad Ibrahim Mohammad Al-Sahlawi (Arabic: محمد ابراهيم محمد السهلاوي‎‎; born January 10, 1987) is a professional Saudi Arabian footballer who plays as a striker for Al-Nassr and the Saudi Arabia national team.

Club career[edit]

Al-Qadisiya[edit]

Al-Sahlawi was 17 years old when his talent started to become clear, during his participation in the "Karkiz" Championship which led to Adel Body (the administrative of Al-Qadisiya Handball) registering him in Al-Qadisiya, so he signed for SR40,000 and a car. After only two seasons, specifically in the 2006–07 season (when Yasser Al-Qahtani moved to Al-Hilal with the largest deal ever at that time), Sahlawi broke into the first team squad so he had to assume responsibility of the Al-Qadisiya attack alongside his teammate Yousef Al-Salem. Following administration issues, Al-Sahlawi experienced a difficult period where he was relegated to the bench, while at the same time he was leading the Saudi Olympic team.

Following Al-Qadisiya's relegation to the first division and the departure of most of the star players in the team. Al-Sahlawi was lent to Al-Fateh and played five matches scoring one goal. Despite other offers, he returned to Al-Qadisiya. In his return season, he scored 18 goals and registered 8 assists. At the end of the season, he signed a new deal with Al-Qadisiya for three years for a contract worth SR3 million. He ended the 2008 season as the Top Goalscorer in Saudi First Division.

Al-Nassr[edit]

He moved to Al-Nassr in 2009 for SR32 million ($8 million), breaking Yasser Al-Qahtani record transfer as the largest deal in Saudi football history.

In his first season with Al-Nassr, Al-Sahlawi scored 21 goals in 36 matches and received the Young Player of the Year award from STC.

In 2015, he was selected as one of the world's best top goalscorers by the IFFHS.[1]

International career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Al-Sahlawi scored his first goal for the national team in the 2006 AFC Youth Championship against Iraq U-20 in the 52nd minute. The game ended in a draw with a score of 2–2. His second came against Malaysia U-20 within 13 minutes, and they won with a score of 2–0, although they lost in the quarter-finals against Japan U-20 1 goal to 2.

Senior[edit]

On 3 September 2015, Al-Sahlawi scored his first senior hat-trick, in a 7–0 defeat of Timor-Leste in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier. He even scored 5 goals against the same opposition on 17 November 2015 in a 10-0 drubbing.[clarification needed][2]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

U-20
U-23
Senior
As of 8 June 2017[3][4]
Score and Result list Saudi Arabia's goal tally first
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 May 2010 Tivoli Neu, Innsbruck, Austria  Spain
2–2
2–3
Friendly
2. 28 July 2011 Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground, Siu Sai Wan, Hong Kong  Hong Kong
4–0
5–0
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 22 June 2012 King Fahd Stadium, Taif, Saudi Arabia  Kuwait
1–0
4–0
2012 Arab Nations Cup
4.
4–0
5. 14 January 2015 Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne, Australia  North Korea
2–1
4–1
2015 AFC Asian Cup
6.
3–1
7. 18 January 2015 Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne, Australia  Uzbekistan
1–1
1–3
2015 AFC Asian Cup
8. 30 March 2015 Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam, Saudi Arabia  Jordan
1–0
2–1
Friendly
9.
2–1
10. 11 June 2015 Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam, Saudi Arabia  Palestine
2–0
3–2
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [1]
11.
3–2
12. 3 September 2015 King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  Timor-Leste
2–0
7–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [2]
13.
3–0
14.
6–0
15. 8 September 2015 Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam, Malaysia  Malaysia
2–1
2–1
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
16. 8 October 2015 King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  United Arab Emirates
1–1
2–1
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
17.
2–1
18. 17 November 2015 National Stadium, Dili, East Timor  Timor-Leste
1–0
10–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
19.
4–0
20.
5–0
21.
6–0
22.
8–0
23. 24 March 2016 King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  Malaysia
1–0
2–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
24. 24 August 2016 Grand Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar  Laos
2–0
4–0
Friendly
25. 14 January 2017 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Cambodia
4–2
7–2
Friendly
26.
6–2
27. 23 March 2017 Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand  Thailand
1–0
3–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
28. 8 June 2017 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia  Australia
2–2
2–3
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Al-Qadisiyah
Al-Nassr

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ranking 1.1.2015 – 28.2.2015 : THE WORLD’S BEST TOP GOALSCORER". http://www.iffhs.de. IFFHS. Retrieved 17 March 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ "WORLD CUP QUALIFYING - AFC 3/9/2015 12:40*". ESPN FC. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Al-Sahlawi, Mohammad". NFT Logo. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "( Mohamed Al Sahlawi ) Goals". KSA-Team. Retrieved 8 October 2016.