Nawaf Al Abed
Nawaf Shaker Al Abed (Arabic: نواف شاكر العابد; born January 26, 1990) is a Saudi Arabian footballer who plays for Al-Hilal. Al-Abed plays as a winger and striker for both Al-Hilal & his national team.
|Full name||Nawaf Shaker Al-Abed|
|Date of birth||26 January 1990|
|Place of birth||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|2011–2012||Saudi Arabia U23|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9:13 22 June 2017 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9:13 3 June 2018 (UTC)
In 2009, Al-Hilal signed in Al-Abed from their youth academy. In 7 November, Nawaf scored the fastest goal in professional football against Al-Shoulla in two seconds in the Prince Faisal U-21 Cup, but the match was cancelled due to Al-Hilal making 6 player which are more than 21 years old play in the match.
On 9 March 2017, Al-Abed scored a third penalty goal against Ittihad and performed a celebration which made Ittihad fans furious. The Saudi Arabia FA banned him for two games, but Al-Hilal appealed and the ban was lifted. He is mainly known for his fastest goal (2.8 seconds) in 2009, In a unofficial game.
Nawaf represented the Saudi Arabia national football team when his country hosted the 2014 Gulf Cup of Nations. His first international goal came in the quarter-final match with Yemen, becoming the winning goal as the Saudis prevailed 1–0. Nawaf scored again in the semi-final as Saudi Arabia defeated the United Arab Emirates 3–2. The Green Falcons eventually finished as runners-up to Qatar, losing 2–1 in the final at the King Fahd International Stadium.
- Scores and results list Saudi Arabia's goal tally first.
|1||19 November 2014||King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh||Yemen||1–0||1–0||2014 Gulf Cup of Nations|
|2||23 November 2014||King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh||United Arab Emirates||2–0||3–2||2014 Gulf Cup of Nations|
|3||14 January 2015||Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne||North Korea||4–1||4–1||2015 AFC Asian Cup|
|4||1 September 2016||King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh||Thailand||1–0||1–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5||6 September 2016||Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam||Iraq||1–1||2–1||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|7||11 October 2016||King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah||United Arab Emirates||2–0||3–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|8||29 August 2017||Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain||United Arab Emirates||1–0||1–2||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- "Abed thunderbolt puts KSA in semis". Saudi Gazette. 21 November 2014. Archived from the original on 18 January 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
- "Saudi Arabia 1-2 Qatar". Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
- "Saudi Arabia eliminates North Korea 4-1 at Asia Cup". USA Today. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
- "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia".[permanent dead link]