Taisir Al-Jassim

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Taiseer Al-Jassam
Personal information
Full name Taiseer Jaber Al-Jassam
Date of birth (1984-07-25) 25 July 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth Al-Hasa, Saudi Arabia
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Al-Ahli
Number 8
Youth career
1995–2003 Hajer Club
2003–2004 Al-Ahli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004– Al-Ahli 248 (62)
2007Al-Gharafa (loan) 14 (2)
2009Qatar SC (loan) 2 (1)
National team
2004– Saudi Arabia 133 (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:05, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:01, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Taiseer Jaber Al-Jassam (Arabic: تيسير جابر الجاسم‎, born 25 July 1984) is a Saudi Arabian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Al-Ahli and the Saudi Arabian national team. Al-Jassim is the captain of Al-Ahli and the vice-captain of the Saudi Arabian national team.

Since his debut in 2006, Taiseer has been a regular on the squads of both his club team and the national team.

Club career[edit]

Al-Ahli[edit]

Taiseer Al-Jassim helped Al-Ahli win the Saudi Federation Cup and the Saudi Crown Prince Cup in 2007 after scoring a goal in the final match with Ittihad FC club. He also won with his team the Gulf Cup for clubs in front of Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia 2008. He was instrumental also in his involvement in leading Al-Ahli to the Final game AFC Champions League 2012; he also led Al-Ahli to win the King Cup of Champions in 2011 and 2012.

Loan to Al-Gharafa[edit]

He was loaned to Al-Gharafa in 2007. He made a quick impact with the Qatar Stars League runners-up as he scored a goal and created another in the Emir Cup before returning to Al-Ahli.

Loan to Qatar SC[edit]

In the Emir Cup 2009, Taiseer scored a goal to[clarification needed] Al-Rayyan and they were knockout by penalty kicks 3–3 (4–2) before returning to Al-Ahli at the end of the tournament.

International career[edit]

2007 AFC Asian Cup[edit]

He participated with the Saudi team in the 2007 AFC Asian Cup as a key player in the feet[clarification needed] and the level of the tournament, where he scored two goals against the Bahrain national football team. He was in the youth team in the tournament, which reached the final before the Iraq national football team and was one of four players with Malek Mouath, Yasser Al-Qahtani and Abdulrahman Al-Qahtani.

2009 Gulf Cup of Nations[edit]

He also participated in the 2009 Gulf Cup of Nations for the Saudi Arabia national football team, who reached the final against the Oman national football team. However, Al-Jassam's shot was wide of the post in the penalty shoot-out, the match ending 0–0, ultimately giving Oman the trophy by winning the penalties 6–5.

2011 AFC Asian Cup[edit]

Al-Jassim scored a goal against the Syria national football team in the 2011 Asian Cup, with Saudi Arabia losing 1–2. Saudi Arabia did not collect any points, so went out in the group stage.[2]

2015 AFC Asian Cup[edit]

Al-Jassim scored to[clarification needed] Iraq and his Saudi Arabia National Team won 2–1, and he helped them qualify for the Asian Cup in 2015.

2018 World Cup[edit]

In May 2018 he was named in Saudi Arabia’s preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 20 June 2018.[4]
Saudi Arabia
Year Apps Goals
2004 1 0
2005 13 0
2006 4 0
2007 14 5
2008 3 0
2009 16 1
2010 9 1
2011 13 1
2012 4 0
2013 9 1
2014 11 1
2015 9 3
2016 8 4
2017 9 0
2018 10 2
Total 133 19

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Saudi Arabia's goal tally first.[5][4]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 27 June 2007 National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore  Singapore 2–0 2–1 Friendly
2. 18 July 2007 Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium, Palembang, Indonesia  Bahrain 3–0 4–0 2007 AFC Asian Cup
3. 4–0
4. 2 November 2007 King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  Namibia 1–0 1–0 Friendly
5. 9 November 2007 Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  Estonia 1–0 2–0
6. 26 May 2009 Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar  Qatar 1–0 1–2
7. 9 October 2010 Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  Uzbekistan 3–0 4–0
8. 9 January 2011 Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar  Syria 1–1 1–2 2011 AFC Asian Cup
9. 15 November 2013 Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam, Saudi Arabia  Iraq 1–0 2–1 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
10. 8 September 2014 Craven Cottage, London, England  Australia 2–3 2–3 Friendly
11. 3 September 2015 King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  Timor-Leste 5–0 7–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
12. 8 September 2015 Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam, Malaysia  Malaysia 1–1 3–0[A]
13. 17 November 2015 National Stadium, Dili, East Timor  Timor-Leste 7–0 10–0
14. 24 March 2016 King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  Malaysia 2–0 2–0
15. 29 March 2016 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate  United Arab Emirates 1–0 1–1
16. 24 August 2016 Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha, Qatar  Laos 1–0 4–0 Friendly
17. 6 October 2016 King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  Australia 1–0 2–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
18. 26 February 2018 King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  Moldova 2–0 3–0 Friendly
19. 8 June 2018 BayArena, Leverkusen, Germany  Germany 1–2 1–2

Style of play[edit]

Taiseer has been described as intelligent, visionary, technically gifted, with excellent work ethics. His strengths are: shooting, especially long-range shooting, dribbling, and passing. He plays in almost all positions in the midfield but most notably as an attacking midfielder, winger, and as a central midfielder.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Al-Ahli

Individual[edit]

  • Saudi Arabia Footballer of the Year: 2012
  • Al-Ahli Player of the Year: 2011–12
  • Best Saudi Midfielder: 2011–12

Personal life[edit]

Taisir is a Shia Muslim he bulid a Shia mosque named it Zinab in Al-Hasa,and he celebrates Islamic occasions with Sunnis.Taisir is engaged to lebanese women

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Malaysia's home match was awarded as a 3–0 win to Saudi Arabia after game was abandoned due to crowd violence.[6]

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. ^ Al-Jasim's Image
  3. ^ "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia". 
  4. ^ a b Taisir Al-Jassim at National-Football-Teams.com
  5. ^ "Detailed Statistics for Taisir Al-Jassim". ksa-team.com. Saudi Team Website. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Crowd trouble halts Malaysia v Saudi Arabia World Cup qualifier". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 9 September 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2016.