Mohammad Kassas

Mohammad Kassas (Arabic: محمد قصاص‎; born 1 July 1976) is a Lebanese former professional footballer who played as a striker.

Mohammad Kassas
Personal information
Full name Mohammad Kassas
Date of birth (1976-07-01) 1 July 1976 (age 43)
Place of birth Beirut, Lebanon
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Youth career
Mabarra
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1997 Mabarra
1997 Ansar 0 (0)
1997–1998 Safa
1999–2000 Shabab Sahel (2)
2000–2002 Sagesse 45 (18)
2002–2003 Olympic Beirut
2003–2005 Nejmeh (43)
2005–2006 Al-Qadsiah (6)
2006–2007 Sagesse (4)
2007 Ahed (2)
2008 Nawair (5)
2009 Shabab Sahel (6)
2009–2010 Sagesse
2010–2011 Safa (16)
2011–2013 Al-Ramtha 33 (16)
2012Mabarra (loan)
2013–2014 Nabi Chit
2014 Al-Ramtha 9 (2)
2014–2016 Sagesse
2016–2017 Safa 11 (3)
National team
2002 Lebanon U23
2001–2009 Lebanon 23 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kassas was the Lebanese Premier League top goalscorer for Nejmeh twice in a row, scoring 22 goals in 2003–04 and 21 goals in 2004–05. He also represented the Lebanon national team, scoring three times in 23 appearances.

Club careerEdit

Kassas started his senior career in 1988, aged 12, at Mabarra in the Lebanese Fourth Division.[1] He helped the side reach the Lebanese Second Division, before moving on a trial to Ansar during the summer of 1997.[1] In 1997 Kassas moved to Safa and played for one season. During the 1999–2000 season, Kassas played for Shabab Sahel,[1] before moving to Sagesse for two seasons;[1] he scored 18 league goals in 45 games with the side.[2] In 2002, Kassas moved to Olympic Beirut for $500,000 in the largest deal in Lebanese history,[1] with whom he won the domestic double, then to Nejmeh in 2003.[1][2] At Nejmeh, Kassas was crowned top goalscorer of the Lebanese Premier League twice in a row, scoring 22 goals in 2003–04 and 21 goals in 2004–05.[3] He also won the Lebanese Premier League in both seasons.[4]

In 2005, Kassas moved to Saudi Arabian side Al-Qadsiah for one season,[1] where he scored six league goals.[2] He returned to Lebanon the following season, signing for Sagesse in 2006.[2] He then moved to Ahed,[1] before moving to Syria in 2008 as he signed for Nawair.[1][2] After half a season in Syria, Kassas returned once again to Lebanon, signing first for Shabab Sahel in 2009,[1] for whom he scored 6 league goals, then for Sagesse in 2009.[1][2]

In 2010, Kassas joined Safa, helping them reach the final of the 2010 AFC Cup. In 2011, he left Lebanon to sign for Jordanian side Al-Ramtha;[1] he scored 16 league goals in 33 games in two seasons at the club.[2] Kassas was also sent on loan to Mabarra in 2012. helping them gain promotion to the Lebanese Premier League.[1] Kassas returned to Lebanon in 2013, signing for Nabi Chit and also helping them gain promotion to the Lebanese Premier League. In 2014 Kassas returned to Al-Ramtha, before making his final return to Lebanon in 2014, signing for Sagesse.[1] In 2016, Kassas joined Safa and scored three goals in 11 matches during the 2016–17 season, where he retired.[2]

Honours and achievementsEdit

ClubEdit

Olympic Beirut

Nejmeh

Ahed

IndividualEdit

Performances

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "MOHAMMAD KASSAS". www.abdogedeon.com. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Mohammad Kassas". www.national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Lebanon - List of Topscorers". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Lebanon - List of Champions". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 19 January 2020.

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