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Salem Al-Dawsari
Al-Dawsari with Saudi Arabia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Salem Mohammed Shafi Al-Dawsari[1]
Date of birth (1991-08-19) 19 August 1991 (age 32)[2]
Place of birth Wadi ad-Dawasir, Saudi Arabia[3]
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[4]
Position(s) Winger
Team information
Current team
Al Hilal
Number 29
Youth career
Al Hilal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Al Hilal 244 (65)
2018Villarreal (loan) 1 (0)
International career
2021 Saudi Arabia Olympic (O.P.) 5 (2)
2012– Saudi Arabia 86 (23)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:03, 27 May 2024 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 22:15, 11 June 2024 (UTC)

Salem Mohammed Shafi Al-Dawsari (Arabic: سالم محمد شافي الدوسري; born 19 August 1991), known as Salem, is a Saudi Arabian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Saudi Pro League club Al Hilal and the Saudi Arabia national team.

Club career[edit]

Salem Al-Dawasari has spent his entire career at Al Hilal (apart from one year where he spent on loan). As part of a deal between the Saudi Arabian Football Federation and La Liga, he joined Spanish club Villarreal on loan.[5] He made one appearance in Spain, coming on as a substitute against Real Madrid as Villarreal came from behind to draw 2–2.[5]

In the second leg of the 2019 AFC Champions League final on 24 November, Al-Dawsari scored the opening goal in an eventual 2–0 away win over Urawa Red Diamonds, which saw Al-Hilal win the title following a 3–0 aggregate victory; the title allowed them to qualify for the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup.[6]

On 7 February 2023, Al-Dawsari scored two penalties in a 3–2 win over Flamengo in the 2022 FIFA Club World Cup semi-final, helping his club reach the final for the first time in their history.[7]

International career[edit]

Al-Dawsari was called up to the Saudi Arabia national team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, and scored his first international goal in an away match against Australia in 2012.[8] In May 2018, he was named in Saudi Arabia's preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[9] On 25 June, Al-Dawsari scored a late winning goal as his side won 2–1 over Egypt in their last group stage match of the World Cup.[10]

On 22 November 2022, Al-Dawsari scored his second goal at a FIFA World Cup, his first at the 2022 edition in Qatar in a match against Argentina. He made a run around the box before finishing past Emiliano Martínez to put Saudi Arabia ahead by a score of 2–1, which ended in a historic shock victory for the Saudi Arabia national team.[11] On 30 November, he scored a goal against Mexico, in which he equaled the record of most goals scored by a Saudi player in World Cups, three goals by Sami Al-Jaber, as Saudi Arabia exited the World Cup with a 2–1 loss to Mexico.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Al-Dawsari (left) and Chelsea's César Azpilicueta clashing during the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup
As of match played 31 May 2024
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League King Cup Crown Prince Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Al Hilal 2011–12 Saudi Pro League 13 2 4 1 4 0 7 1 28 4
2012–13 18 3 1 0 2 0 8 2 29 5
2013–14 21 4 3 0 4 1 8 2 36 7
2014–15 18 3 2 1 3 0 10 0 33 4
2015–16 14 3 2 0 2 0 11 1 0 0 29 4
2016–17 17 2 4 2 2 0 5 1 1[a] 0 29 5
2017–18 13 4 0 0 6 0 19 4
2018–19 23 5 1 0 2 0 11[b] 0 37 5
2019–20 20 4 3 1 12 3 3[c] 1 38 9
2020–21 24 8 1 0 2 0 1[a] 0 28 8
2021–22 22 9 2 2 8 5 4[d] 2 36 18
2022–23 14 4 2 0 4 2 4[e] 2 24 8
2023–24 27 14 3 0 10 6 8[f] 4 48 24
Total 244 65 28 7 17 1 93 23 32 9 414 105
Villarreal (loan) 2017–18 La Liga 1 0 1 0
Career total 245 65 28 7 17 1 93 23 32 9 415 105
  1. ^ a b Appearance in Saudi Super Cup
  2. ^ Nine appearances in Arab Club Champions Cup, one appearance in Saudi Super Cup, and one appearance in Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup
  3. ^ Appearances in FIFA Club World Cup
  4. ^ Three appearances and one goal in FIFA Club World Cup, one appearance and one goal in Saudi Super Cup
  5. ^ Three appearances and two goals in FIFA Club World Cup, one appearance in Saudi Super Cup
  6. ^ Six appearances and two goals in Arab Club Champions Cup, two appearances and two goals in Saudi Super Cup

International[edit]

As of match played 11 June 2024[13]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Saudi Arabia 2012 2 1
2013 7 0
2014 9 1
2015 4 0
2016 0 0
2017 5 2
2018 14 3
2019 9 4
2020 1 1
2021 8 4
2022 13 3
2023 6 3
2024 8 1
Total 86 23
Scores and results list Saudi Arabia's goal tally first (one unofficial goal included).[13]
List of international goals scored by Salem Al-Dawsari
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 February 2012 Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne, Australia  Australia 1–0 2–4 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 23 November 2014 King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  United Arab Emirates 3–2 3–2 2014 Arabian Gulf Cup
3. 8 June 2017 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia  Australia 1–1 2–3 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 7 October 2017 King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  Jamaica 1–0 5–2 Friendly
5. 15 May 2018 La Cartuja, Seville, Spain  Greece 1–0 2–0
6. 25 June 2018 Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Russia  Egypt 2–1 2–1 2018 FIFA World Cup
7. 10 September 2018 Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  Bolivia 2–0 2–2 Friendly
8. 8 January 2019 Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates  North Korea 3–0 4–0 2019 AFC Asian Cup
9. 5 September 2019 Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam, Saudi Arabia  Mali 1–1 1–1 Friendly
10. 10 September 2019 Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa, Bahrain  Yemen 2–2 2–2 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
11. 14 November 2019 Pakhtakor Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan  Uzbekistan 3–2 3–2
12. 14 November 2020 Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  Jamaica 1–0 3–0 Friendly
13. 30 March 2021 King Saud University Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  Palestine 5–0 5–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
14. 5 June 2021  Yemen 1–0 3–0
15. 11 June 2021  Singapore 1–0 3–0
16. 2 September 2021  Vietnam 1–1 3–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
17. 29 March 2022 King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  Australia 1–0 1–0
18. 22 November 2022 Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, Qatar  Argentina 2–1 2–1 2022 FIFA World Cup
19. 30 November 2022  Mexico 1–2 1–2
20. 24 March 2023 Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  Venezuela 1–2 1–2 Friendly
21. 28 March 2023  Bolivia 1–1 1–2
22. 17 October 2023 Estádio Municipal de Portimão, Portimão, Portugal  Mali 1–2 1–3
23. 21 March 2024 King Saud University Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  Tajikistan 1–0 1–0 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Al-Hilal[14]

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ Salem Al-Dawsari at Soccerway Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019: List of Players: Al Hilal SFC" (PDF). FIFA. 5 December 2019. p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 December 2019.
  3. ^ Gravela, L. (11 June 2018). SOCCER WORLD Market Edition 2018/19. Lulu.com. ISBN 978-0-244-09317-4. Archived from the original on 30 August 2022. Retrieved 10 November 2022.
  4. ^ "FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: List of players: Saudi Arabia" (PDF). FIFA. 15 November 2022. p. 24. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 November 2022. Retrieved 15 November 2022.
  5. ^ a b Wilcox, Gregory (30 May 2018). "Salem al-Dawsari: the winger who represents a new breed of Saudi player". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Archived from the original on 18 June 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Al Hilal fire themselves to the Club World Cup". FIFA.com. 24 November 2019. Archived from the original on 25 November 2019. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Al Dawsari fires Al Hilal into Club World Cup final". beIN SPORTS. 7 February 2023. Archived from the original on 8 February 2023. Retrieved 8 February 2023.
  8. ^ "Socceroos bury Saudis after half-time". ABC News. ABC. 29 February 2012. Archived from the original on 29 November 2020. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  9. ^ "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia". BBC Sport. BBC. 18 May 2018. Archived from the original on 18 April 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Salem al-Dawsari snatches win for Saudi Arabia against Egypt". The Guardian. 25 June 2018. Archived from the original on 30 June 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia: Salem Al-Dawsari scores stunner as pre-tournament favourites are shocked". Eurosport. 22 November 2022. Archived from the original on 22 November 2022. Retrieved 22 November 2022.
  12. ^ "Mexico end Saudi Arabia's World Cup dream but still exit tournament". The National News. 30 November 2022. Archived from the original on 30 November 2022. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  13. ^ a b Salem Al-Dawsari at National-Football-Teams.com
  14. ^ "Al Hilal SFC seal 16th Saudi Pro League title". AFC. 30 August 2020. Archived from the original on 21 October 2021. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  15. ^ "AFC MEN TEAM 2020". IFFHS. 16 December 2020. Archived from the original on 12 June 2021. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  16. ^ "IFFHS MAN TEAM - AFC - OF THE DECADE 2011-2020". IFFHS. 30 January 2021. Archived from the original on 3 July 2021. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  17. ^ "2021 AFC Champions League MVP Al Dawsari hungry for more honours". Archived from the original on 23 November 2021. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  18. ^ "AFC Annual Awards: AFC player of the year 2022:Salem Al-Dawsari". The AFC.com. 31 October 2023.

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