Nawaf Al Abed
|Full name||Nawaf Shaker Al-Abed|
|Date of birth||January 26, 1990|
|Place of birth||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder|
|2011–2012||Saudi Arabia U23|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:33, 5 June 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:19, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
Nawaf Shaker Al Abed (Arabic: نواف شاكر العابد; born January 26, 1990) is a Saudi Arabian footballer who plays for Al-Hilal. On November 7, 2009 he scored what may be the fastest goal in professional football history. Two seconds into an under-23 Prince Faisal bin Fahad Cup game against Al Shoalah he spotted the goalkeeper out of position and lobbed the ball over him into the goal from midfield. Unfortunately, upon review, the entire game was ruled invalid, as the team had six players over the age of 23 on the field in the second half. Nawaf Al Abed has now established himself as a regular first team player after many good performances like against Al Ittihad, he is also very versatile as he can play on the wing or as a second striker.
Nawaf represented the Saudi Arabia national football team as the country hosted the 2014 Gulf Cup of Nations. His first international goal came in the quarter-final match with Yemen, proving to be the winning goal as the Saudis prevailed 1–0. Nawaf scored again in the semi-final as Saudi Arabia defeated the United Arab Emirates 3–2. The Green Falcons eventually finished as runners-up to Qatar, losing 2–1 in the final at the King Fahd International Stadium.
- As of 6 September 2016
|1||19 November 2014||King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh||Yemen||1–0||1–0||2014 Gulf Cup of Nations|
|2||23 November 2014||King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh||United Arab Emirates||2–0||3–2||2014 Gulf Cup of Nations|
|3||14 January 2015||Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne||North Korea||4–1||4–1||2015 AFC Asian Cup|
|4||1 September 2016||King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh||Thailand||1–0||1–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)|
|5||6 September 2016||Shah Alam, Malaysia||Iraq||1–1||2–1||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)|
|7||11 October 2016||King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah||United Arab Emirates||2–0||3–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)|
- Saudi Professional League (2): 2009-10, 2010-11
- King Cup of Champions (1): 2015
- Saudi Super Cup (1): 2015
- Saudi Crown Prince Cup (5): 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
- AFC Champions League : Runner-up 2014
- Grahame L. Jones (November 9, 2009). "Nawaf Al Abed scores the fastest goal in soccer history -- two seconds!". The Los Angeles Times.
- "مخالفة هلالية تجرد العابد من لقب صاحب أسرع هدف في العالم". radiosawa.com. 13 November 2009.
- "Abed thunderbolt puts KSA in semis". Saudi Gazette. 21 November 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
- "Saudi Arabia 1-2 Qatar". Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
- "Saudi Arabia eliminates North Korea 4-1 at Asia Cup". USA Today. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
- Nawaf Al Abed - The official site of Al Hilal
- Nawaf Al Abed - Fastest soccer goal ever scored in 2 seconds
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