Nawaf Al-Abed

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Nawaf Shaker al-Abed (Arabic: نواف شاكر العابد‎; born January 26, 1990) is a Saudi Arabian professional footballer who plays for Al Shabab and Saudi Arabia national football team as a Winger.

Nawaf al-Abed
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Al-Abed with Al Shabab in 2010
Personal information
Full name Nawaf Shaker Al-Abed
Date of birth (1990-01-26) 26 January 1990 (age 31)
Place of birth Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Al Shabab
Number 14
Youth career
2005–2009 Al-Hilal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2020 Al-Hilal 146 [1] (25)
2020– Al Shabab 20 (2)
National team
2008–2010 Saudi Arabia U20
2011–2012 Saudi Arabia U23
2011– Saudi Arabia 48 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:58 23 September 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:33 5 December 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Al-HilalEdit

In 2009, Al-Hilal signed in Al-Abed from their youth academy. On 7 November, Nawaf scored the fastest goal in professional football against Al-Shoulla in two seconds in the Prince Faisal U-21 Cup,[2] but the match was cancelled due to Al-Hilal making 6 player which are more than 21 years old play in the match.[3]

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,[4] but Al-Hilal appealed and the ban was lifted.[5]

International careerEdit

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.[6] 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.[7]

Nawaf was included in Saudi Arabia's squad for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, scoring his third international goal in a 4–1 defeat of North Korea in the team's second group match.[8]

In May 2018 he was named in Saudi Arabia’s preliminary squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[9]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 30 May 2021[10]
Club Season League King Cup Crown Prince Cup Asia Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Al-Hilal 2008–09 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 9 2 3 1 4 0 9 0 25 3
2010–11 13 2 0 0 2 1 5 0 20 3
2011–12 13 3 2 0 4 4 6 1 25 8
2012–13 15 3 1 1 1 0 8 1 25 5
2013–14 20 1 1 0 2 0 7 0 30 1
2014–15 15 2 3 1 4 0 9 1 31 4
2015–16 11 1 2 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 19 2
2016–17 18 7 3 0 2 2 10 1 1[a] 0 34 10
2017–18 11 0 0 0 1 0 12 0
2018–19 7 2 3 0 6 0 3[b] 0 19 2
2019–20 13 2 2 0 1 0 1[c] 0 17 2
Total 146 25 20 3 20 8 67 4 5 0 258 40
Al Shabab 2020–21 19 2 0 0 2[b] 0 21 2
Career totals 165 27 20 3 20 8 67 4 7 0 279 42
  1. ^ Appearances in Saudi Super Cup
  2. ^ a b Appearances in Arab Club Champions Cup
  3. ^ Appearances in FIFA Club World Cup

InternationalEdit

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Saudi Arabia's goal tally first.[1]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
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
6 2–1
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

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Al-Hilal

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Nawaf Al-Abed". www.national-football-teams.com.
  2. ^ "Nawaf Al Abed scores the fastest goal in soccer history -- two seconds!". 9 November 2009.
  3. ^ "سحب نقاط الهلال .. و«فيفا» يرفض الاعتراف بالهدف الأسرع". صحيفة الاقتصادية. 11 November 2009.
  4. ^ "إيقاف عابد "الهلال" مباراتين ومنع مولد "الاتحاد" من النهائي". صحيفة سبق الإلكترونية.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 June 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Abed thunderbolt puts KSA in semis". Saudi Gazette. 21 November 2014. Archived from the original on 18 January 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Saudi Arabia 1-2 Qatar". Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Saudi Arabia eliminates North Korea 4-1 at Asia Cup". USA Today. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  9. ^ "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia".
  10. ^ "NAWAF AL ABID".

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