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Kassem Mohammed El Zein (Arabic: قاسم محمد الزين‎; born 2 December 1990) is a Lebanese professional footballer who plays as a defender for Lebanese Premier League club Nejmeh and the Lebanon national team.[2] While initially starting out as a full-back, El Zein progressed into a centre-back with the years. His main abilities are his tackling and reading of the game.[3]

Kassem El Zein
El Zein Training.jpg
El Zein training with Lebanon in 2018
Personal information
Full name Kassem Mohammed El Zein
Date of birth (1990-12-02) 2 December 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Maarakeh, Lebanon[1]
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 18
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Nejmeh 109 (4)
National team
2014– Lebanon 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 August 2019


International careerEdit

In December 2018, he was called up for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup squad.[4]

Honours and achievementsEdit


  1. ^ "Kassem El Zein - Soccer player profile & career statistics - Global Sports Archive". Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Kassem El Zein". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  3. ^ "The final 23: who are they?". Lebanese Football Review. 9 January 2019. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  4. ^ "AC2019 Final Squads". Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  5. ^ "معتوق ومرمر الأفضل هذا الموسم بحسب مهرجان المنار الـ 23". Mulhak (in Arabic). Retrieved 12 June 2019.

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