Salem Al-Dawsari

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Salem Al-Dawsari
Salem Al-Dawsari 2018.jpg
Al-Dawsari with Saudi Arabia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Salem Muhamed Al-Dawsari
Date of birth (1991-08-19) 19 August 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Al-Hilal
Youth career
Al-Hilal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Al-Hilal 114 (21)
2018Villarreal (loan) 1 (0)
National team
2011– Saudi Arabia 41 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:51, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:55, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Salem Muhamed Al-Dawsari (Arabic: سالم محمد الدوسري‎; born 19 August 1991) is a Saudi Arabian footballer who plays for Al-Hilal and the Saudi Arabia national team as a winger.

Club career[edit]

Al-Dawsari joined Al-Hilal as a youth player. In 2018, as part of a deal between the Saudi Arabian Football Federation and La Liga, he joined Spanish club Villarreal on loan.[2] He made one appearance in Spain, coming on as a substitute against Real Madrid and setting up two goals as Villareal came from behind to draw 2–2.[2]

International career[edit]

Al-Dawsari was called up the to Saudi Arabian national team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and scored his first international goal in a match away to Australia in 2012.[3] In May 2018, he was named in Saudi Arabia’s preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[4] 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.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 16 November 2018.[6]
Saudi Arabia
Year Apps Goals
2012 3 1
2013 7 0
2014 9 1
2015 4 0
2016 0 0
2017 5 2
2018 13 3
Total 41 7

International goals[edit]

As of 10 September 2018

Scores and results list Saudi Arabia's goal tally first (One unofficial goal included).[6]
# 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 Estadio de 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

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Al-Hilal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ 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. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Socceroos bury Saudis after half-time". ABC News. ABC. 29 February 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  4. ^ "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia". BBC Sport. BBC. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Salem al-Dawsari snatches win for Saudi Arabia against Egypt". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  6. ^ a b Salem Al-Dawsari at National-Football-Teams.com

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