Sanharib Malki Sabah (Syriac: ܣܢܚܪܝܒ ܡܠܟܝ‎; Arabic: سنحاريب ملكي صباح‎; born 1 March 1984) is a Syrian footballer who plays as a striker in the Syrian national team. Besides his Syrian nationality, he also holds Belgian and Turkish passports.

Sanharib Malki
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Personal information
Full name Sanharib Malki Sabah
Date of birth (1984-03-01) 1 March 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth Qamishli, Syria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Number 16
Youth career
1999–2002 SCUP Jette
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Union St.-Gilloise 100 (45)
2006–2007 Roeselare 28 (7)
2007–2009 Germinal Beerschot 69 (23)
2009–2011 Lokeren 31 (3)
2011Panthrakikos (loan) 13 (1)
2011–2013 Roda JC Kerkrade 65 (42)
2013–2016 Kasımpaşa 61 (11)
2017 Al-Wakrah 2 (0)
2018 Fatih Karagümrük
National team
2008–2016 Syria 28 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 September 2013 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2016

For K.S.V. Roeselare, his previous club, he scored their very first European goal in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Cup 2006-07 against FK Vardar from Macedonia.

He is of Aramean ethnicity.[1] As an Aramean celebrity he also is the Ambassador of the Syriac Aramean Federation in the Netherlands and frequently makes appearances in Dutch media and publishes open letters to the Dutch Ministers to promote the Aramean cause in their homeland (Syria, Turkey and Iraq).[2]

International careerEdit

He received his first cap in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification tournament for Syria against Kuwait on June 8, 2008, thereby eliminating the possibility of playing for Belgium ever again although just one month earlier he was on a training camp with the Belgian national football team under 23s.[3]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results table. Syria's goal tally first:[4]
Sanharib Malki: International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 22 June 2008 Tahnoun bin Mohammed Stadium, Al-Ain, UAE   United Arab Emirates 3–1 3–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 15 November 2013 Shahid Dastgerdi Stadium, Tehran, Iran   Singapore 1–0 4–0 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
3 12 November 2014 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Malaysia 2–0 3–0 International Friendly
4 15 November 2014 Jakarta, Indonesia   Indonesia 1–0 2-0 International Friendly
5 11 June 2015 Mashhad, Iran   Afghanistan 5–0 6–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 8 September 2015 Phnom Penh, Cambodia   Cambodia 2–0 6–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 24 March 2016 Seeb, Oman   Cambodia 6–0 6–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Interview with the Tiger of Damascus".
  2. ^ "OPEN BRIEF AAN DE MINISTER VAN BUITENLANDSE ZAKEN: SYRIË SCHREEUWT OM VREDE, NIET OM OORLOG".
  3. ^ "Malki: "In Syria they respect me"" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2008-05-26. Archived from the original on 2008-05-27.
  4. ^ "Malki, Sanharib Salem". National Football Teams. Retrieved 25 February 2017.

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