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 30)
Place of birth Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
Al-Hilal
Number 29
Youth career
Al-Hilal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Al-Hilal 181 (38)
2018Villarreal (loan) 1 (0)
National team
2021 Saudi Arabia Olympic 5 (2)
2011– Saudi Arabia 58 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 May 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:55, 7 September 2021 (UTC)

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

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 as Villareal came from behind to draw 2–2.[2]

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.[3]

International career[edit]

Al-Dawsari was called up to the 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.[4] In May 2018, he was named in Saudi Arabia’s preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[5] 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.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 30 May 2021[7]
Club Season League National Cup League 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 9 1 30 4
2012–13 18 3 1 0 2 0 6 2 27 5
2013–14 21 4 3 0 4 1 13 2 41 7
2014–15 18 3 2 1 3 0 9 0 32 4
2015–16 14 3 2 0 2 0 7 1 0 0 25 4
2016–17 17 2 4 2 2 0 11 1 1[a] 0 35 5
2017–18 13 4 0 0 0 0 13 4
2018–19 23 5 1 0 10 3 11[b] 0 45 8
2019–20 20 4 3 1 4 0 3[c] 1 30 6
2020–21 24 8 1 0 2 0 1[a] 0 28 8
Total 181 38 21 5 17 1 71 10 16 1 306 55
Villarreal (loan) 2017–18 La Liga 1 0 0 0 1 0
Career totals 182 38 21 5 17 1 71 10 16 1 307 55
  1. ^ a b Appearances 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

International[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 7 September 2021.[8]
Saudi Arabia
Year Apps Goals
2012 3 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 6 4
Total 58 16

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Saudi Arabia's goal tally first (One unofficial goal included).[8]
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
16. 2 September 2021  Vietnam 1–1 3–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Al-Hilal

Individual[edit]

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. ^ "Al Hilal fire themselves to the Club World Cup". FIFA.com. 24 November 2019. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Socceroos bury Saudis after half-time". ABC News. ABC. 29 February 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  5. ^ "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia". BBC Sport. BBC. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Salem al-Dawsari snatches win for Saudi Arabia against Egypt". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  7. ^ "SALEM AL DAWSARI".
  8. ^ a b Salem Al-Dawsari at National-Football-Teams.com
  9. ^ "Al Hilal SFC seal 16th Saudi Pro League title". AFC. 30 August 2020. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  10. ^ "AFC MEN TEAM 2020". IFFHS. 16 December 2020.
  11. ^ "IFFHS MAN TEAM - AFC - OF THE DECADE 2011-2020". IFFHS. 30 January 2021.

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