Nawaf Al Abed
|Full name||Nawaf Shaker Al-Abed|
|Date of birth||26 January 1990|
|Place of birth||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|2011–2012||Saudi Arabia U23|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9:13 22 June 2017 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9:13 3 June 2018 (UTC)
Nawaf Shaker Al Abed (Arabic: نواف شاكر العابد; born January 26, 1990) is a Saudi Arabian footballer who plays for Al-Hilal. Al-Abed plays as a winger and striker for both Al-Hilal & his national team.
In 2009, Al-Hilal signed in Al-Abed from their youth academy. In 7 November, Nawaf scored the fastest goal in professional football against Al-Shoulla in two seconds in the Prince Faisal U-21 Cup, but the match was cancelled due to Al-Hilal making 6 player which are more than 21 years old play in the match.
On 9 March 2017, Al-Abed scored a third penalty goal against Ittihad and performed a celebration which made Ittihad fans furious. The Saudi Arabia FA banned him for two games, but Al-Hilal appealed and the ban was lifted.
Nawaf represented the Saudi Arabia national football team when his country hosted the 2014 Gulf Cup of Nations. His first international goal came in the quarter-final match with Yemen, becoming 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.
- Scores and results list Saudi Arabia's goal tally first.
|1||19 November 2014||King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh||Yemen||1–0||1–0||2014 Gulf Cup of Nations|
|2||23 November 2014||King Fahd International 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 International Stadium, Riyadh||Thailand||1–0||1–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5||6 September 2016||Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam||Iraq||1–1||2–1||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|7||11 October 2016||King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah||United Arab Emirates||2–0||3–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|8||29 August 2017||Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain||United Arab Emirates||1–0||1–2||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- "Abed thunderbolt puts KSA in semis". Saudi Gazette. 21 November 2014. Archived from the original on 18 January 2015. 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.
- "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia".