Omar Al-Ghamdi

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Omar Al-Ghamdi
Personal information
Full name Omar Al-Ghamdi
Date of birth (1979-04-11) 11 April 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1995–1999 Al-Hilal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2010 Al-Hilal
2010–2015 Al-Shabab 78 (0)
National team
2000–2008 Saudi Arabia 78 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 August 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 August 2017

Omar Al-Ghamdi (Arabic: عُمر الغامدي‎) (born 11 April 1979) was a Saudi Arabian football player who played as defensive midfielder and played at left back.

Club career[edit]


In 1997, Al-Hilal signed Omar Al-Ghamdi, he was part of Al-Hilal team that won the Asian Super Cup and Asian Champions League in 2000. He won every trophy at Al-Hilal. On 14 March 2010, Omar played his last match for Al-Hilal which was against Al-Shabab which ended 2-1 win for Al-Hilal.[1] He left in 2010.


On 21 June 2010, Omar went to Al-Shabab from Al-Hilal as part of a swap deal which Al-Hilal got Waleed Al-Gizani from Al-Shabab.[2] On 14 August 2010, he played his league debut against Al-Raed which Al-Shabab lost 2-1.[3] On 29 September 2011, Omar made his first assist for Al-Shabab against Al-Raed which he assisted Hassan Muath in the 40th minute which was a reason why they won 2-1. On 30 November 2011, Omar assisted Fahad Hamad in the 61 minute which made Al-Shabab win 1-0 against Al-Ettifaq. On 2 February 2012, Omar was sent off against Ittihad in the 38 minute for a second yellow card, but Al-Shabab still won 2-0. In 2012, he won the first and only Saudi Professional League for Al-Shabab. In 2014, Omar won the King Cup and the Super Cup for Al-Shabab. On 26 March 2017, Omar announced that he will retire at the end of the season.[4] On 17 April 2015, Omar played his last league match against Al-Taawoun which Al-Shabab drew 1-1. On 23 August 2015, Omar officially retired from football after a playing career that lasted 17 years.[5]

International career[edit]

Omar played his debut for the Saudi Arabian national team in the 2000 AFC Asian Cup. He is a member of the Saudi Arabian national team and was called up to the squad to participate in the 2002 FIFA World Cup and 2006 FIFA World Cup. On 6 September 2008, Omar played his last match for the national team which was against Iran which he replaced Mohammad Al-Shalhoub in the 67th minute, the match ended 1-1.[6] After 78 caps for the Saudi national team, he retired in 2008.






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