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Yahya Sulaiman Ali Al-Shehri (Arabic: يحيى سليمان علي الشهري‎; born 26 June 1990) is a Saudi Arabian professional footballer who plays as a left winger for Al-Nassr FC and Saudi Arabia national football team.

Yahya Al-Shehri
Yahea Al-Sheri 2018.jpg
Al-Shehri with Saudi Arabia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Yahya Sulaiman Ali Al-Shehri
Date of birth (1990-06-26) 26 June 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Al-Nassr
Number 8
Youth career
2006–2010 Ettifaq
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Ettifaq 87 (7)
2013– Al-Nassr 138 (17)
2018Leganés (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2009– Saudi Arabia 70 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:32, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

He was promoted from the youth team of Ettifaq and appeared in the first team in the 2009–10 Saudi Professional League. In 2013, he transferred to Al-Nassr. In 2018, he was loaned to CD Leganes and became one of the nine Saudi players to go play abroad since Osama Hawsawi.

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Club careerEdit

On 1 June 2013, in the biggest deal in the history of Saudi football, Yahya Al-Shehri officially signed a contract to join Al Nassr in return for 48 million Saudi Riyals.[2]

International careerEdit

Al-Shehri has been capped for the Saudi national team U-17s, U-18s, U-19s, U-20s and Under-21 side, and eventually for the first team. Yahya made his first appearance with the first Saudi team in a friendly match against Tunisia on 14 October 2009.

In May 2018, he was named in Saudi Arabia’s preliminary squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

InternationalEdit

Statistics accurate as of match played 21 January 2019.[4]
Saudi Arabia
Year Apps Goals
2009 1 0
2010 6 0
2011 3 0
2012 0 0
2013 5 0
2014 9 0
2015 11 3
2016 8 1
2017 11 1
2018 13 3
2019 3 0
Total 70 8

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Saudi Arabia's goal tally first.[4]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 June 2015 Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam, Saudi Arabia   Palestine 1–0 3–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 3 September 2015 King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia   Timor-Leste 1–0 7–0
3. 17 November 2015 National Stadium, Dili, East Timor   Timor-Leste 3–0 10–0
4. 11 October 2016 King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia   United Arab Emirates 3–0 3–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 28 March 2017 King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia   Iraq 1–0 1–0
6. 9 May 2018 Estadio Ramón de Carranza, Cádiz, Spain   Algeria 2–0 2–0 Friendly
7. 28 May 2018 kybunpark, St. Gallen, Switzerland   Italy 1–2 1–2
8. 10 September 2018 Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia   Bolivia 1–0 2–2

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ "الشهري يوقع رسمياً للنصر بـ48 مليون ريال". bab.com (in Arabic). Bab International Company for Specialized Services. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  3. ^ "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia". bbc.com. BBC Sport. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b Yahya Al-Shehri at National-Football-Teams.com

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