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Abdelkarim Hassan

Abdelkarim Hassan (Arabic: عبد الكريم حسن‎; born 28 August 1993) is a Qatari footballer who currently plays for Al Sadd, as a defender.[2] He also currently plays for the Qatar national team.

Abdelkarim Hassan
Abdelkarim Hassan 2019 AFC Asian Cup Final.jpg
Hassan with Qatar at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup
Personal information
Full name Abdelkarim Hassan Al Haj Fadlalla[1]
Date of birth (1993-08-28) 28 August 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Doha, Qatar
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Al-Sadd
Number 3
Youth career
2007–2010 Al-Sadd
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Al-Sadd 233 (20)
2017–2018Eupen (loan) 10 (1)
National team
2010–2014 Qatar U20 5 (1)
2011–2015 Qatar U23 17 (3)
2010– Qatar 89 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:49, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

 
Abdelkarim celebrating in 2011.

Abdelkarim Hassan graduated from Aspire Academy in 2011.[3]

He was the youngest player to appear in the 2011 AFC Champions League at 17 years old, coming off the bench against Esteghlal.[4] His team subsequently emerged champions of the Champions League that year. He was awarded Young Player of the Year in the 2012–13 Qatar Stars League.[5] It was announced in June 2017 that Al Sadd had loaned him to Belgian First Division A side Eupen.[6]

Later on, he won the 2018 Asian Footballer of the Year.[7]

International careerEdit

Youth teamsEdit

Abdelkarim scored a goal against UAE U20 in the 10th International Friendship Youth Tournament.[8]

In a friendly match against the Malaysia U-23 side on 17 June 2012, Abdelkarim sparked a mass melee between the two sides after a two-footed lunge on Mohd Azrif in the 43rd minute. He was duly shown a red card for his challenge. Afterwards, a Malaysian player, Nazmi Faiz, ran half the length of the pitch to confront him, and punched him. Being 5 inches shorter than Abdelkarim, Nazmi's punch turned into nothing more than a push on his chest.[9] Nazmi Faiz was shown a red card, whereas Qatar went on to lose 2–0.[10]

He scored a goal in Qatar's opening game against Maldives in the qualifying stage for the 2014 AFC U-22 Asian Cup.[11]

Senior national teamEdit

 
Abdelkarim Hassan and Abdurahman Al-Harazi competing in a Qatar Stars League match in April 2017.

Abdelkarim made his debut for the senior national team on 18 November 2010 against Haiti.[12]

He was the youngest player to appear in the preliminary squad list for the 2011 Asian Cup at the age of 17 years and 123 days old. He scored Qatar's only goal against Malaysia in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers to ensure Qatar a berth in the Asian Cup.[13] He also scored a goal in Qatar's 4–1 victory against Yemen in the qualifiers.

Though his team lost all their group stage games in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, he was extolled as one of the stars of the tournament. A FIFA.com featured article theorized that he would form the basis of young players who go on to represent Qatar at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.[14]

He was named part of Qatar's squad for the 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup held in Kuwait in from December 2017 to January 2018.[15]

He was part of Qatar's squad at 2019 AFC Asian Cup which helped them to win their first continental title.

Career statisticsEdit

Club career statisticsEdit

Statistics accurate as of 24 May 2014[3]

Club Season League League Cup1 League Cup2 Continental3 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Al Sadd 2010–11 QSL 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 20 0
2011–12 9 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 15 0
2012–13 18 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 7
2013–14 23 2 3 0 2 0 7 0 35 10
Total 60 5 6 0 8 0 17 0 91 0

1Includes Emir of Qatar Cup.

2Includes Sheikh Jassem Cup.

3Includes AFC Champions League.

International goalsEdit

As of 5 September 2019. Qatar score listed first, score column indicates score after each Hassan goal.[16][17]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 31 January 2013 Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar 2   Lebanon 1–0 1–0 Friendly
2 7 March 2013 Thani bin Jassim Stadium, Doha, Qatar 4   Egypt 1–1 3–1 Friendly
3 15 November 2013 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar 18   Yemen 2–1 4–1 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
4 6 November 2014 Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha, Qatar 29   North Korea 3–0 3–1 Friendly
5 27 December 2014 Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha, Qatar 35   Estonia 2–0 3–0 Friendly
6 30 March 2015 Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar 40   Slovenia 1–0 1–0 Friendly
7 8 September 2015 Mong Kok Stadium, Mong Kok, Hong Kong 46   Hong Kong 2–0 3–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 29 May 2016 Stadion Hartberg, Hartberg, Austria 52   Albania 1–0 1–3 Friendly
9 6 June 2017 Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar 60   North Korea 1–0 2–2 Friendly
10 13 January 2019 Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates 78 6–0 6–0 2019 AFC Asian Cup
11 5 September 2019 Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar 87   Afghanistan 4–0 6–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Abdelkarim Hassan". soccerway.com.
  2. ^ "Player profile". al-saddclub.com. Archived from the original on 1 August 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Player profile" (in Arabic). superkora.com. Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  4. ^ العين الأكثر شباباً بمتوسط 22,8 عام (in Arabic). alittihad.ae. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Al Sadd is the best". al-saddclub.com. 20 May 2013. Archived from the original on 27 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  6. ^ Ikoli Victor (29 June 2017). "Al Sadd's Abdelkarim joins Belgium's KAS Eupen". Qatar Tribune. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  7. ^ "AFC Player of the Year 2018: Abdelkarim Hassan". AFC. 28 November 2018.
  8. ^ منتخب الشباب يواجه اليونان في «الصداقة الدولية» الليلة (in Arabic). alittihad.ae. 5 March 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Nazmi loses cool in friendly against Qatar". asiaone.com. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  10. ^ "Harimau Muda down Qatar in fiery game marred by free-for-all". The Star. Malaysia. Archived from the original on 19 June 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2012.
  11. ^ "Match summary". AFC. 23 June 2012. Archived from the original on 9 December 2012.
  12. ^ "Match report" (in Arabic). superkoora.com. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  13. ^ "Abdulkarim goal gives Qatar Asian Cup berth". dohastadiumplusqatar.com. 20 November 2013. Archived from the original on 27 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  14. ^ "Bright new stars light up Asia". FIFA. 3 February 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  15. ^ "Qatar Head to Kuwait with Aim of Retaining Gulf Cup Title". Al Bawaba. 21 December 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  16. ^ Abdelkarim Hassan at Soccerway
  17. ^ "Abdelkarim Hassan". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 9 January 2019.

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