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Ali Hassan Afif Yahya (Arabic: علي حسن عفيف يحيى) is a Qatari footballer of Somali descent. He currently plays as a striker for Al-Duhail. He is a member of the Qatar national football team.

Ali Afif
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Afif with Qatar at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup
Personal information
Full name Ali Hassan Afif Yahya
Date of birth (1988-01-20) 20 January 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Doha, Qatar
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Left Midfielder/Forward
Club information
Current team
Al-Duhail
Number 20
Youth career
Al Ittihad
Al Markhiya
2002–2004 Al Sadd
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2012 Al Sadd 101 (27)
2012Lekhwiya (loan) 5 (1)
2012–2017 Lekhwiya 0 (0)
2017– Al-Duhail
National team
2003–2005 Qatar U17 8 (3)
2006– Qatar 56 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 December 2006
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 January 2019

PersonalEdit

Afif has six siblings.[1] His father, Hassan Afif, is of Somali descent and was born in Moshi, Tanzania .[2] His father previously played for Simba in Tanzania and Horseed in Somalia before relocating to Qatar and playing for Al Ittihad. He was later naturalized. After retiring, he managed Al Gharafa from 1986 till 1987 and Al Markhiya from 2001 till 2003 and 2006 till 2007.[3][4] His mother, Fayza, comes from Yemen.[1]

He has a brother, Akram Afif, who is also a member of Qatar's football team. He currently plays for Al Sadd on loan from Villareal CF.

International careerEdit

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Qatar's goal tally first.[5]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 August 2008 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar   Tajikistan 1–0 5–0 Friendly
2. 30 December 2008 Thani bin Jassim Stadium, Doha, Qatar   Libya 5–2 5–2 Friendly
3. 26 May 2009 Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar   Saudi Arabia 1–1 2–1 Friendly
4. 10 June 2009 International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan   Japan 1–1 1–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 9 September 2009 Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar   Oman 1–0 1–1 Friendly
6. 14 October 2009 Parc des Sports Michel Hidalgo, Paris, France   DR Congo 1–1 2–2 Friendly
7. 28 December 2009 Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar   Iran 1–0 3–2 Friendly
8. 5 September 2013 Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar   Mauritius 3–0 3–0 Friendly
9. 13 October 2013 Thani bin Jassim Stadium, Doha, Qatar   Yemen 6–0 6–0 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
10. 25 December 2018 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar   Kyrgyzstan 1–0 1–0 Friendly

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Akram Afif bleibt bescheiden: "Es ist nicht wichtig, dass Akram gewinnt, sondern, dass die AS Eupen gewinnt"". KAS Eupen. 13 February 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  2. ^ "من أجل عيون "الغرافة يونايتد"..عفيف يروي قصة الهروب من الهورسيد عبر كلمنجارو إلى الدوحة (Interview with Hassan Afif)" (in Arabic). Kooora.com. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Kooora Archive" (in Arabic). Kooora.com. 21 November 2001. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  4. ^ السد يهزم الاتفاق ويستعيد صدارة الدوري القطري (in Arabic). Al Jazeera. 8 February 2003. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Afif, Ali Hassan". National Football Teams. Retrieved 25 February 2017.

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