Nidal Baba

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Nidal Baba
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-08-16) August 16, 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Humble, Texas, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1992–1995 Clemson University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996 MetroStars 3 (0)
National team
1989 United States U17 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nidal Baba (born August 16, 1972 in Humble, Texas) is a retired U.S. soccer midfielder who was a member of the U.S. U-16 national team at the 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship. He also played three games with the MetroStars during the 1996 Major League Soccer season.

Baba attended Humble High School where he was a two-time Parade Magazine High School All American soccer player. In 1989, he was a member of the U.S. U-16 national team at the 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship.[1] His brother, Imad, scored the winning goal as the U.S. defeated Brazil, the team finished group play with a 1-1-1 record, and failed to qualify for the second round. He went on to play several games that fall with the U.S. U-20 national team. He then attended Clemson University, playing on the men’s soccer team from 1992 to 1994. He finished he career with 13 goals and 17 assists.[2] On February 7, 1996, the MetroStars selected Baba in the 14th round (139th overall) in the 1996 MLS Inaugural Player Draft. He played only three games before being released.[3] In 2002, he worked with his brother Imad Baba in a nutrition store in Houston, Texas.[4]