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Mohammad Bandar Al-Shalhoub (Arabic: محمد بندر الشلهوب‎; born 8 December 1980) is a Saudi Arabian football player who currently plays as a Left-winger for Al Hilal in the Saudi Professional League. He is considered to be one of the greatest Saudi footballers ever. He holds 31 personal championships, making him one of the most decorated football players in the world.

Mohammad Al Shalhoub
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Personal information
Full name Mohammad Bander Al-Shalhoub
Date of birth (1980-12-08) 8 December 1980 (age 38)
Place of birth Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Left-winger, attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Al-Hilal
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998– Al-Hilal 304 (61)
National team
2000–2018 Saudi Arabia 118 (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:08, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 February 2018

On 30 November 2006, Al-Shalhoub was selected the third Asian footballer of the year, after Khalfan Ibrahim from Qatar who was selected as the best footballer in Asia and Bader Al-Mutawa from Kuwait. Al-Shalhoub is considered one of Saudi Arabia's football legends.

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International careerEdit

He has been a member of the Saudi Arabian national team since 2000 when he was just twenty years old, and made his debut on 17 October 2000 against Qatar in the 2000 AFC Asian Cup.[1] Al-Shalhoub was called up for the squad to participate in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Saudi Arabia's goal tally first.[2]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 October 2000 Saida International Stadium, Sidon   Uzbekistan 2–0 5–0 2000 AFC Asian Cup
2. 3–0
3. 4–0
4. 8 February 2001 Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam   Mongolia 1–0 6–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier
5. 3–0
6. 15 February 2001 Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam   Mongolia 2–0 6–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier
7. 6 October 2003 Jeddah   Yemen 6–0 7–0 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualifier
8. 13 October 2003 Jeddah   Yemen 3–1 3–1 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualifier
9. 17 October 2003 Jeddah   Indonesia 2–0 6–0 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualifier
10. 26 December 2003 Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium, Kuwait City   United Arab Emirates 1–0 2–0 2003 Gulf Cup of Nations
11. 4 January 2004 Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium, Kuwait City   Kuwait 1–0 1–1 2003 Gulf Cup of Nations
12. 17 November 2004 Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam   Sri Lanka 2–0 3–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier
13. 3 June 2005 King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh   Kuwait 1–0 3–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier
14. 3–0
15. 21 January 2006 Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh   Finland 1–1 1–1 Friendly
16. 22 February 2006 Althawra Sports City Stadium, Aden   Yemen 2–0 4–0 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualifier
17. 4–0
18. 1 July 2007 Jurong West Stadium, Singapore City   Oman 1–0 1–1 Friendly
19. 22 November 2010 May 22 Stadium, Aden   Yemen 2–0 4–0 2010 Gulf Cup of Nations

HonorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Player's profile". kooora.com.
  2. ^ "Al-Shalhoub, Mohammad". National Football Teams. Retrieved 1 March 2017.

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