Taiseer Jaber Al-Jassam (Arabic: تيسير جابر الجاسم, born 25 July 1984) is a Saudi Arabian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Saudi Arabian national team. Al-Jassim is the captain of Al-Ahli and the vice-captain of the Saudi Arabian national team.
|Full name||Taiseer Jaber Al-Jassam|
|Date of birth||25 July 1984|
|Place of birth||Al-Hasa, Saudi Arabia|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|2007||→ Al-Gharafa (loan)||14||(2)|
|2009||→ Qatar SC (loan)||2||(1)|
|2018–2019||→ Al-Wehda (loan)||8||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:05, 18 October 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:01, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
Since his debut in 2006, Taiseer has been a regular on the squads of both his club team and the national team.
- 1 Club career
- 2 International career
- 3 Career statistics
- 4 Style of play
- 5 Honours
- 6 Personal life
- 7 Notes
- 8 References
Taiseer Al-Jassim helped Al-Ahli win the Saudi Federation Cup and the Saudi Crown Prince Cup in 2007 after scoring a goal in the final match with Ittihad FC club. He also won with his team the Gulf Cup for clubs in front of Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia 2008. He was instrumental also in his involvement in leading Al-Ahli to the Final game AFC Champions League 2012; he also led Al-Ahli to win the King Cup of Champions in 2011 and 2012.
Loan to Al-GharafaEdit
Loan to Qatar SCEdit
Loan to Al-WehdaEdit
2007 AFC Asian CupEdit
He participated with the Saudi team in the 2007 AFC Asian Cup as a key player in the feet[clarification needed] and the level of the tournament, where he scored two goals against the Bahrain national football team. He was in the youth team in the tournament, which reached the final before the Iraq national football team and was one of four players with Malek Mouath, Yasser Al-Qahtani and Abdulrahman Al-Qahtani.
2009 Gulf Cup of NationsEdit
He also participated in the 2009 Gulf Cup of Nations for the Saudi Arabia national football team, who reached the final against the Oman national football team. However, Al-Jassam's shot was wide of the post in the penalty shoot-out, the match ending 0–0, ultimately giving Oman the trophy by winning the penalties 6–5.
2011 AFC Asian CupEdit
2015 AFC Asian CupEdit
2018 World CupEdit
On 19 December 2017, he announced his intentions to retire after the end of the 2018 World Cup. In May 2018 he was named in Saudi Arabia’s preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He made 2 appearances in the World Cup before his tournament ended prematurely due to injury.
- Statistics accurate as of match played 20 June 2018.
|1.||27 June 2007||National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore||Singapore||2–0||2–1||Friendly|
|2.||18 July 2007||Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium, Palembang, Indonesia||Bahrain||3–0||4–0||2007 AFC Asian Cup|
|4.||2 November 2007||King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia||Namibia||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|5.||9 November 2007||Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia||Estonia||1–0||2–0|
|6.||26 May 2009||Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar||Qatar||1–0||1–2|
|7.||9 October 2010||Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia||Uzbekistan||3–0||4–0|
|8.||9 January 2011||Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar||Syria||1–1||1–2||2011 AFC Asian Cup|
|9.||15 November 2013||Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam, Saudi Arabia||Iraq||1–0||2–1||2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|10.||8 September 2014||Craven Cottage, London, England||Australia||2–3||2–3||Friendly|
|11.||3 September 2015||King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia||Timor-Leste||5–0||7–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|12.||8 September 2015||Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam, Malaysia||Malaysia||1–1||3–0[A]|
|13.||17 November 2015||National Stadium, Dili, East Timor||Timor-Leste||7–0||10–0|
|14.||24 March 2016||King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia||Malaysia||2–0||2–0|
|15.||29 March 2016||Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate||United Arab Emirates||1–0||1–1|
|16.||24 August 2016||Grand Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar||Laos||1–0||4–0||Friendly|
|17.||6 October 2016||King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia||Australia||1–0||2–2||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|18.||26 February 2018||King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia||Moldova||2–0||3–0||Friendly|
|19.||8 June 2018||BayArena, Leverkusen, Germany||Germany||1–2||1–2|
Style of playEdit
Taiseer has been described as intelligent, visionary, technically gifted, with excellent work ethics. His strengths are: shooting, especially long-range shooting, dribbling, and passing. He plays in almost all positions in the midfield but most notably as an attacking midfielder, winger, and as a central midfielder.
- Saudi Professional League: 2015–16
- Saudi Champions Cup: 2011, 2012, 2016
- Crown Prince Cup: 2007, 2014–15
- Saudi Federation Cup: 2007
- Saudi Super Cup: 2016
- Gulf Club Champions Cup: 2008
- AFC Champions League : Runner-up: 2012
- Saudi Arabia Footballer of the Year: 2012
- Al-Ahli Player of the Year: 2011–12
- Best Saudi Midfielder: 2011–12
Taisir is a Shia Muslim. He built a Shia mosque and named it Zainab in Al-Hasa. He celebrates Islamic occasions with Sunnis. He is engaged to a Lebanese woman
- Malaysia's home match was awarded as a 3–0 win to Saudi Arabia after game was abandoned due to crowd violence.
- "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
- "انهت ادارة النادي التوقيع مع النجم الدولي تيسير الجاسم ( اعارة )". 21 August 2018.
- Al-Jasim's Image
- "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia".
- Taisir Al-Jassim at National-Football-Teams.com
- "Detailed Statistics for Taisir Al-Jassim". ksa-team.com. Saudi Team Website. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
- "Crowd trouble halts Malaysia v Saudi Arabia World Cup qualifier". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 9 September 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2016.