Saleh Bader Al Yazidi

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Saleh Badr Al Yazidi
Personal information
Full name Saleh Badr Abdulrab Al Yazidi
Date of birth (1993-02-10) 10 February 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Lower Yafa, Yemen
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder / Wigner
Club information
Current team
Al-Khor ( on from loan Al Sadd )
Number 7
Youth career
0000–2008 Al Muaither
2008–2010 Aspire Academy
2009–2011 Al Sadd
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Al Sadd 3 (0)
2016 Umm Salal (loan) 1 (0)
2016– Al-Khor (loan)
National team
2011– Qatar U-20 9 (6)
2012– Qatar U-23 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Saleh Badr Al Yazidi (Arabic: صالح بدر اليزيدي‎‎; born February 10, 1993) is a Qatari football player who currently plays for Al-Khor on loan from Al Sadd as a midfielder. He also plays for Qatar's Olympic and U-20 teams. His family is descended from the sheikhdom ruled by the Yazidi tribe in Lower Yafa, a historic state in what was then known as the British Aden Protectorate (present-day Yemen). He played football for a team in Yemen in his youth years, and was later a student at the acclaimed Aspire Academy in Qatar. He gained Qatari citizenship in July 2011.[1] His family still lives in Yafa.

Club career[edit]

Yazidi previously played for Al Muaither's youth teams.[2] He later joined Aspire Academy, before becoming a part of Al Sadd's youth team, where he won the top scorer title for the U-19 league with 14 goals in 2011. He graduated from Aspire Academy in 2010.[3]

He made his first-team debut for Al Sadd in 2010.

International career[edit]

U-20 team[edit]

Yazidi made his debut for the national youth team on August, 2011, against Japan.[4] He featured in the 2012 AFC U-19 Championship qualification campaign for the Qatar under–20 team. He scored 3 goals in the 5 matches Qatar played, including a brace against Bahrain. Qatar finished at the top of their group, ending the qualification with a loss against Tajikistan.

Yazidi also played one game in the 10th International Friendship Youth Tournament, which Qatar came runners-up in, scoring a goal.

He participated in the ASPIRE U–19 tournament in which Qatar won. He played all 3 games and scored a brace against Tunisia.[5]

U-23 team[edit]

Yazidi made his U–23 debut in the 2012 Summer Olympic Qualifiers. His first appearance was on 5 February 2012 against Oman, in a dramatic match which ended 2–2.[6] Shortly after, he featured in a match against Saudi Arabia, which Qatar won 2–1, thanks to an assist Yazidi provided to Hassan Al Haidos two minutes before half-time.[7]

In the qualifying campaign for the 2014 AFC U-22 Asian Cup, he participated in a warm-up game against the UAE. He also came on as a substitute in their first group stage game against Maldives in the 60th minute, scoring a goal 17 minutes later in the 77th minute in order to give Qatar 2–0 win.[8]

Honours[edit]

  • Qatar Youth League Top Scorer
2011

Personal[edit]

He is a distant relative of Mohammed Al Yazidi, who is also an Al Sadd player.[1][9]

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