Yasser Al-Qahtani

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Yasser Al-Qahtani
Yasser Al-Qahtani 2010.jpg
Personal information
Full name Yasser Saeed Al-Qahtani
Date of birth (1982-10-11) October 11, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Al-Hilal
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 Al-Qadisiya 50 (24)
2000 Al-Najma (loan) 4 (3)
2005– Al-Hilal 142 (78)
2011–2012 Al Ain (loan) 14 (7)
National team
2002–2013 Saudi Arabia 112[1] (45)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 August 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 January 2013

Yasser Saeed Al-Qahtani (Arabic: ياسر القحطاني‎; born 10 October 1982) is a Saudi Arabian footballer who plays as a striker currently plays for Al-Hilal FC in Saudi Professional League. He was also captain of the Saudi Arabian national team. In 2005, he moved to Al-Hilal for 23 million Saudi riyal.

Club career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Crown Prince Cup King Cup ACL Other Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Al-Qadisiya 2002–03 10 5 2 0 12 5
2003–04 17 9 1 0 18 9
2004–05 14 5 4 3 2 1 18 8
Total 41 19 7 3 2 1 50 23
Al-Hilal 2005–06 13 7 - 5 1 - - - - - - - 0 0 0 18 8
2006–07 16 10 - 4 0 - - - - 6 1 - 4 3 - 30 14
2007–08 16 10 - 4 3 - 3 0 - 3 0 - - - - 26 13
2008–09 16 10 - 4 1 - 3 0 - 5 2 - - - - 28 13
2009–10 20 9 - 4 2 - 4 4 - 8 5 - - - - 36 20
2010–11 16 11 - 3 2 - - - - 5 4 - - - - 24 17
2012–13 30 13 - 8 1 - 0 - - 9 2 - 0 - - 47 16
2013–14 16 5 - 2 2 - 0 - - 7 2 - 0 - - 25 9
Total 143 75 - 34 12 - 11 4 - 43 16 - 4 3 - 235 110 -!-
Al-Ain FC 2011–12 12 7 - 6 5 - 0 - - 0 - - 5 3 - 23 15
Total 12 7 6 5 23 15
Career Total 196 101 - 40 18 - 11 4 - 43 16 - 11 7 - 308 148 -

Personal life[edit]

Al-Qahtani married in 2008 and has a son, Abdulaziz, who was born on 1 January 2010.

International career[edit]

He played in the 2006 FIFA World Cup where he scored a goal against Tunisia, which marked his great movement and composure in front of goal. He also played in the 2007 AFC Asian Cup where he was named the top goalscorer of the competition. Apart from this, he was the youngest Saudi captain ever, leading the national team to the final, while also being the top scorer in the competition.

Al-Qahtani was ranked highly in The World's Top Goal Scorers 2007 by IFFHS. He currently boasts an impressive 59 goals for Saudi Arabia. He captained Saudi Arabia in the 2009 Gulf Cup of Nations. He helped his teams to reach the final where they lost to hosts Oman on penalties.

Al-Qahtani failed to help Saudi Arabia to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World cup, where Bahrain were able to level the score in the dying moments of the closely contested match.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Saudi Arabia's goal tally first.[2]

Honours[edit]

Country[edit]

Club

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Al-Qahtani, Yasser at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ "Yasser Al-Qahtani – Goals in International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Bahrain A'ala Hubail
Iran Ali Karimi
Asian Cup Top scorer
2007
Shared with
Iraq Younis Mahmoud
Japan Naohiro Takahara
Succeeded by
South Korea Koo Ja-Cheol