Faisal Al-Dakhil

Faisal Al-Dakhil, also spelled Al-Dakheel (Arabic: فيصل الدخيل‎) (born 13 August 1957) is a prominent Kuwaiti footballer. He is well known for his prolific career of goal-scorer, but also for his famous goal against Czechoslovakia in the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain.

Faisal Al-Dakhil
Personal information
Full name Faisal Al-Dakhil
Date of birth (1957-08-13) 13 August 1957 (age 62)
Place of birth Kuwait City, Kuwait
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position(s) forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1989 Qadsia SC
National team
1974–1987 Kuwait 80+ (36+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Al-Dakhil was also among the Kuwaiti players who won the 1980 Asian Cup. He played four matches for Kuwait at the 1980 Summer Olympics with three goals in only one match against Nigeria the July 21 in Dynamo Stadion in Moscow.[1]

Faisal Al-Dakhil was the only Kuwaiti player to every play for an all star game . He was also known as the sidekick of Jassem Yaqoub. they formed one an unforgettable duo in 1970s and 80s.

Al-Dakhil is nicknamed as "the king", or "الملك"

Al-Dakhil played with Al-Qadsiya Club

International goalsEdit

only in AFC Asian Cup and World Cup Finals

Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1980-09-25 Kuwait City, Kuwait   Qatar 4–0 Win 1980 AFC Asian Cup
1980-09-25 Kuwait City, Kuwait   Qatar 4–0 Win 1980 AFC Asian Cup
1980-09-28 Kuwait City, Kuwait   Iran 2–1 Win 1980 AFC Asian Cup
1980-09-30 Kuwait City, Kuwait   South Korea 3–0 Win 1980 AFC Asian Cup
1980-09-30 Kuwait City, Kuwait   South Korea 3–0 Win 1980 AFC Asian Cup
1982-06-17 Valladolid, Spain   Czechoslovakia 1–1 Draw 1982 FIFA World Cup
1984-12-09 Singapore   Syria 3–1 Win 1984 AFC Asian Cup

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Qadsia

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Faisal Al-Daakhil Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2009.

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