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Mohammad Ibrahim Mohammad Al-Sahlawi (Arabic: محمد ابراهيم محمد السهلاوي; born 10 January 1987) is a Saudi Arabian footballer who plays as a striker for Al-Shabab and the Saudi Arabia national team. Al-Sahlawi won the best player of the league twice in a row in 2013–14 and 2014–15
|Full name||Mohammad Ibrahim Mohammad Al-Sahlawi|
|Date of birth||10 January 1987|
|Place of birth||Hofuf, Saudi Arabia|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2008||→ Al-Fateh (loan)||5||(1)|
|2006–2007||Saudi Arabia U20||6||(5)|
|2007–2008||Saudi Arabia U23||11||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:52, 23/11/2018 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:03, 21/08/2018 (UTC)
Al-Sahlawi was 17 years old when his talent started to become clear, during his participation in the "Karkiz" Championship which led to Adel Body (the administrative of Al-Qadisiya Handball) registering him in Al-Qadisiya, so he signed for SR40,000 and a car. After only two seasons, specifically in the 2006–07 season (when Yasser Al-Qahtani moved to Al-Hilal with the largest deal ever at that time), Sahlawi broke into the first team squad so he had to assume responsibility of the Al-Qadisiya attack alongside his teammate Yousef Al-Salem. Following administration issues, Al-Sahlawi experienced a difficult period where he was relegated to the bench, while at the same time he was leading the Saudi Olympic team.
Following Al-Qadisiya's relegation to the first division and the departure of most of the star players in the team. Al-Sahlawi was lent to Al-Fateh and played five matches scoring one goal. Despite other offers, he returned to Al-Qadisiya. In his return season, he scored 18 goals and registered 8 assists. At the end of the season, he signed a new deal with Al-Qadisiya for three years for a contract worth SR3 million. He ended the 2008 season as the Top Goalscorer in Saudi First Division.
In his first season with Al-Nassr, Al-Sahlawi scored 21 goals in 36 matches and received the Young Player of the Year award from STC.
In 2015, he was selected as one of the world's best top goalscorers by the IFFHS.
In 29 March 2018 it was confirmed that he will spend three weeks training with Manchester United in order to sharpen up his game ahead of the World Cup in Russia.
Al-Sahlawi scored his first goal for the national team in the 2006 AFC Youth Championship against Iraq U-20 in the 52nd minute. The game ended in a draw with a score of 2–2. His second came against Malaysia U-20 within 13 minutes, and they won with a score of 2–0, although they lost in the quarter-finals against Japan U-20 1 goal to 2.
On 3 September 2015, Al-Sahlawi scored his first senior hat-trick, in a 7–0 defeat of Timor-Leste in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier. He scored another 5 goals on 17 November 2015 in a 10-0 drubbing of Timor-Leste.
- As of match played on 21/8/2018
|Al-Nassr||2009–10||Saudi Professional League||20||11||?||1||—||20||12|
- Statistics accurate as of match played 20 June 2018.
- Score and Result list Saudi Arabia's goal tally first
|1.||29 May 2010||Tivoli Neu, Innsbruck, Austria||Spain||Friendly|
|2.||28 July 2011||Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground, Siu Sai Wan, Hong Kong||Hong Kong||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3.||22 June 2012||King Fahd Stadium, Taif, Saudi Arabia||Kuwait||2012 Arab Nations Cup|
|5.||14 January 2015||Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne, Australia||North Korea||2015 AFC Asian Cup|
|7.||18 January 2015||Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne, Australia||Uzbekistan|
|8.||30 March 2015||Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam, Saudi Arabia||Jordan||Friendly|
|10.||11 June 2015||Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam, Saudi Arabia||Palestine||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|12.||3 September 2015||King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia||Timor-Leste|
|15.||8 September 2015||Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam, Malaysia||Malaysia|
|16.||8 October 2015||King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia||United Arab Emirates|
|18.||17 November 2015||National Stadium, Dili, East Timor||Timor-Leste|
|23.||24 March 2016||King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia||Malaysia|
|24.||24 August 2016||Grand Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar||Laos||2–0||4–0||Friendly|
|25.||14 January 2017||Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Cambodia||Friendly|
|27.||23 March 2017||Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand||Thailand||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|28.||8 June 2017||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia||Australia|
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- "Saudi Arabia striker Mohammad Al-Sahlawi to train with Manchester United". skysports. 29 March 2018.
- "WORLD CUP QUALIFYING - AFC 3/9/2015 12:40*". ESPN FC. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
- "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia".
- Mohammad Al-Sahlawi at Soccerway. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
- Mohammad Al-Sahlawi at National-Football-Teams.com
- "( Mohamed Al Sahlawi ) Goals". KSA-Team. Retrieved 8 October 2016.