Mosab Balhous

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Mosab Balhous
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Mosab Balhous, Syrian footballer
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-10-05) 5 October 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Homs, Syria
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2011 Al-Karamah 252 (0)
2011–2012 Al-Wahda (Loan) 30 (0)
2013–2015 Dhofar 52 (0)
2016– Al-Karamah
National team
2006–2016 Syria 81 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 March 2016

Mosab Balhous (Arabic: مصعب بلحوس‎; born 5 October 1983) is a Syrian footballer who is currently playing for Al-Karamah in Syria.[1] Balhous is Syria's the most-capped player with 81 caps.[2]

Club career[edit]

Balhous's career began in the youth system of Al-Karamah before starting his professional career with the senior team. He won with Al-Karamah four Syrian Premier League titles, four Syrian Cups, one Super Cup and helped the club reach the final of the AFC Champions League for the first time.[3] Al-Karamah were defeated 3–2 on aggregate in the final by Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors of the K-League.[4] Three years later, he was an important factor in his side's first-ever accession to AFC Cup Final. Al-Karamah were defeated 2–1 in the final of the second most important association cup in Asia by Kuwait SC of the Kuwaiti Premier League. On 3 October 2011, Balhous joined Al-Wahda on loan until the end of the 2011–12 season.[5] On 26 August 2013, he signed a one-year contract with Oman Professional League club Dhofar S.C.S.C..[6] On 7 July 2014, he signed a one-year contract extension with Dhofar S.C.S.C.

International career[edit]

Balhous has been a regular for the Syria national football team since 2006. He made 10 appearances for Syria during the qualifying rounds of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He was selected as Syria's number one goalkeeper for the AFC Asian Cup 2011 in Qatar. He played full 90 minutes in all Syria's three group games against Saudi Arabia, Japan and Jordan.

Personal life[edit]

Mosab is the brother of Al-Karamah's Anas Balhous.





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