|Full name||Talal Yousef Ahmed bin Yateem|
|Date of birth||24 February 1975|
|Place of birth||Bahrain|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|2004-2007||Al Kuwait Kaifan|
|2007-2008||Al Qadisiya Kuwait|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Yousif plays mainly as an offensive midfielder and sometimes as a striker. He is currently retired from playing with the Bahrain national football team, where he made 21 appearances in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.
Talal started off his career with a small club Isa Town. Known as Madinat Isa, this is the club that produced fellow Bahraini football star Salman Ghuloom, known as Salman Isa. At one point Talal captained the Isa Town squad. After some amazing performances he was noted by Bahrain Riffa Club, formerly known as West Riffa or Al Riffa Al Gharbi which lead to signing him along with Salman Isa for an undisclosed fee.
Al Riffa Club
After signing for Al Riffa (Riffa Club), Talal Yousif made a huge impact. He helped them to the league title and the Crown Prince Cup and established himself as the superstar of Al Riffa. He became immensely popular in Bahrain. He was especially known for his amazing free kicks and was nicknamed "The Beckham of Bahrain" for that.
During the 2004 Asian Cup, Talal Yousif peaked and put on his best performances. He scored two goals, one coming from his trademark free kick against fierce rivals Iran in the 3rd and 4th place playoff. Talal Yousif was named in the team of the tournament along with fellow Bahraini's A'ala Hubail, who was joint top scorer, and Mohamed Salmeen .In this tournament the Bahraini National Team had their best ever performance at a major tournament as they reached the semi finals. Talal Yousif was a major part of that success and after the tournament he was named Captain of the National team.
After the Asian Cup success, many of Bahrain's top players headed for Qatar although Talal opted for a move to Kuwait. He was later joined by Bahraini defender Hussain Ali Baba, also a former Al Riffa player. When Kuwait SC did not renew his contract, he then signed with Qadsiya for the 2007/08 season.
Talal announced his official retirement from International Football in January 2006, then was convinced to return and helped Bahrain qualify for the Asian Cup 2007. He also stayed on for the 18th & 19th GCC Cup's and then announced his final retirement from International Competitions.
Goals for Senior National Team
- Talal Yousef at National-Football-Teams.com