Mohamed Al-Deayea

Mohamed Abdullaziz Al-Deayea (Arabic: محمد عبدالعزيز الدعيع; born 2 August 1972) is a Saudi Arabian former professional footballer who played as a football goalkeeper. He participated in four FIFA World Cups for the Saudi Arabia national team and earned a total of 173 officially recognized caps, the record for a goalkeeper.[2]

Mohamed Al-Deayea
Mohamed Al-Deayea 2010.jpg
Al-Deayea with Al-Hilal in 2010
Personal information
Full name Mohamed Abdullaziz Al-Deayea
Date of birth (1972-08-02) 2 August 1972 (age 49)
Place of birth Ha'il, Saudi Arabia
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
Al-Ta'ee
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1999 Al-Ta'ee 176 (0)
1999–2010 Al-Hilal 230 (3)
Total 406 (3)
National team
1993–2006 Saudi Arabia 178[1] (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

Al-Deayea has split his professional career between the clubs Al-Ta'ee and Al-Hilal. Originally he started as a handball player, but was convinced by his club and his older brother Abdullah to become a footballer. Mohammed was under great pressure in the beginning of his career because of having to wear the shoes of his brother Abdullah, who was an AFC Asian Cup winner and a highly reputed goalkeeper too.

RetirementEdit

On 22 June 2010, Mohamed Al-Deayea announced his retirement from football at the age of 37. On 5 January 2012, a big farewell match was organised between Al-Hilal and Juventus F.C. 70,000 people were packed in the King Fahd Stadium. The match ended 7–1 in favour of Juventus with one goal from Saad Al-Harthi. Juventus's goals were scored by Alessandro Del Piero (twice), Eljero Elia, Arturo Vidal, Giorgio Chiellini, Simone Pepe and Fabio Quagliarella.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup ACL Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Al-Ta'ee 1991–92 22 0 22 0
1992–93 22 0 22 0
1993–94 22 0 22 0
1994–95 22 0 22 0
1995–96 22 0 22 0
1996–97 22 0 22 0
1997–98 22 0 22 0
1998–99 22 0 22 0
Total 176 0 0 0 0 0 176 0
Al-Hilal 1999–00 22 0 4 0 7 0 33 0
2000–01 22 0 2 0 24 0
2001–02 22 1 5 0 27 1
2002–03 22 1 4 0 26 1
2003–04 22 0 4 0 3 0 29 0
2004–05 22 1 5 0 4 0 31 1
2005–06 22 0 5 0 27 0
2006–07 21 0 4 0 6 0 31 0
2007–08 21 0 5 0 6 0 32 0
2008–09 21 0 4 0 7 0 32 0
2009–10 20 0 1 0 4 0 25 0
Total 230 3 38 0 39 0 310 3
Career total 413 3 38 0 39 0 493 3

InternationalEdit

Appearances and goals by national team and year[3]
National team Year Apps Goals
Saudi Arabia 1993 16 0
1994 21 0
1995 6 0
1996 21 0
1997 23 0
1998 22 0
1999 15 0
2000 15 0
2001 12 0
2002 13 0
2003 0 0
2004 4 0
2005 0 0
2006 7 0
Total 177[1] 0

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Al-Ta'ee

Al-Hilal

InternationalEdit

Saudi Arabia U-17

Saudi Arabia

IndividualEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Vote for your best Asian team at the FIFA World Cup: Goalkeeper | Football | News | FIFA World Cup 2022".
  2. ^ "Egypt's Ahmed Hassan equals international apperance [sic] record". BBC Sport. 15 November 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  3. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (28 January 2011). "Mohamed Al-Deayea – Century of International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  4. ^ Velappan, Peter (31 July 2012). "Asia's best Goalkeeper of the Century". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
  5. ^ "Asian Player of the Year". RSSSF. 18 January 2018.
  6. ^ "IFFHS ALL TIME ASIA MEN'S DREAM TEAM". IFFHS. 11 June 2021. Retrieved 8 September 2021.

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