Saladin Said

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Saladin Said
Personal information
Full name Salah El Din Ahmed Said
Date of birth (1988-10-29) 29 October 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Assosa, Ethiopia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Saint George FC
Youth career
Muger Cement
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Saint George FC 112 (41)
2011–2014 Wadi Degla 15 (6)
2013Lierse (loan) 5 (1)
2014–2015 Al Ahly SC 17 (4)
2015 MC Alger 5 (0)
2016– Saint George FC - (15)
National team
2007– Ethiopia 28 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:00, December 27, 2015 (EST)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2018

Salah El Din Ahmed Said[1] (Amharic: ሳላዲን ሰይድ, born 29 October 1988), also known as Salhadin Said or Saladin Said, is an Ethiopian footballer who plays for Ethiopian club Saint George FC and the Ethiopian national team. His energy, skill, and goal scoring ability in critical games have made him one of the indispensable players in eastern Africa. Salhadin finished as the top scorer in the 2017 CAF Champions League.

Club career[edit]

In 2010, Salhadin was on trial with, but the transfer failed.[2] Subsequently, he trialled with FK Vojvodina, but didn't manage to go further than gaining good wishes and complements from coach Zoran Milinković.[3]

In 2011, Salhadin scored five goals in a 2011 Kagame Inter-Club Cup game against AS Port from Djibouti..[4]

On 9 October 2011, Salhadin got transferred to Egyptian club Wadi Degla FC, who paid 2,040,000 Ethiopian birr, ($240,000 US),[5] at the time the highest sum ever paid for an Ethiopian footballer.

Lierse[edit]

Salhadin said ahead of Ethiopia's game against Burkina Faso in 2013 Africa Cup of Nations that he was moving to Belgium club Lierse SK after the Africa Cup.[6]

Al-Ahly[edit]

On 23 April 2014, Saladin moved from Wadi Degla to the league rivals Al-Ahly where they had captured 2013 CAF Champions League title.[7]

International career[edit]

Saladin Said debuted for the Ethiopian national team in 2005. Since then he has been Ethiopia's top scorer in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Ethiopia's goal tally first.[8]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 1 June 2007 Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa  DR Congo
1–0
1–0
2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 8 September 2007 Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa  Namibia
2–1
2–3
2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
3. 7 June 2008 Stade Nacional, Nouakchott  Mauritania
1–0
1–0
2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 5 June 2011 Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa  Nigeria
1–1
2–2
2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
5.
2–1
6. 3 June 2012 Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg  South Africa
1–0
1–1
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
7. 10 June 2012 Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa  Central African Republic
1–0
2–0
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
8.
2–0
9. 14 October 2012 Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa  Sudan
2–0
2–0
2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
10. 7 January 2013 Al-Wakrah Stadium, Al Wakrah  Tunisia
1–1
1–1
Friendly
11. 7 September 2013 Stade Alphonse Massemba-Débat, Brazzaville  Central African Republic
1–1
2–1
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
12. 6 September 2014 Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa  Algeria
1–2
1–2
2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
13. 14 June 2015 Bahir Dar Stadium, Bahir Dar  Lesotho
2–1
2–1
2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
14. 3 September 2016 Awassa Kenema Stadium, Awasa  Seychelles
2–1
2–1
2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Salah El Din Ahmed Said". 1st Team Squad. Wadi Degla FC. Archived from the original on 24 June 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  2. ^ Mamo Gebrehiwot (4 July 2011). "CECAFA Kagame Cup: Salhadin Said of St George on track to retain Golden Boot Award". Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  3. ^ D. Nikolić (28 January 2011). "Milinković: Saladin interesantan, ali mora da se dokaže na terenu". Blic Sport (in Serbian). Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  4. ^ Mamo Gebrehiwot (2 July 2011). "CECAFA Kagame Cup: St. George demolish Ports FC 7–0, Saladin scores 5 goals". Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  5. ^ "St. George accept over 2 million Saladin bid". Saint George FC. 9 September 2011. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Lierse make Saladin Said coup". MTNFootball.com. 25 January 2013. Archived from the original on 28 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Ethiopia's Said Saladin joins Al Ahly of Egypt". Goal.com. 23 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Said, Saladin". National Football Teams. Retrieved 4 April 2017.

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