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Sami Al-Jaber

Predator1012010-04-27 21:42:12 +0000 #1
A little biography of One of the best Saudi players ever, he was the main striker for Al-Hilal and Saudi Nt. just the retirement of Saeed al Owaran for a long time and he is one of best players Asia have ever brought.



Full name Sami Abdullah Al-Jaber

Date of birth December 11, 1972 (age 34)

Place of birth Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Height 1.76m

Nickname Mr.Goal, The Wolf, Sam 6

Position Striker

Professional clubs*

Al-Hilal: 1988-2000

Wolverhampton Wanderers: 2000

Al-Hilal: 2001-present

Al-Jaber in the National team

He received his first cap for the national football team in 1992 and as of June 13 2006 he has played 161 international matches and scored 44 goals.

Following a rapid rise to prominence in his club career at Al-Hilal, he was called up for the full national side in January 1990 and featured highly in their World Cup appearances.

Following injuries and the disastrous World Cup 2002 placing of the team, Al Jaber decided to retire from international football but he was tempted back by Saudi Arabia’s Argentine coach Gabriel Calderon in early 2005 for their World Cup 2006 campaign.

Aged 33 years as-of June 2006, Al Jaber is still active with the Sons of Deserts, having spent half of his life steering the team to four consecutive FIFA World Cup finals.

Like striking legend Saeed Owairan, Al Jaber is regarded as one of the best strikers Saudi Arabia has produced.

World Cup career

He is a veteran of the 1994 World Cup, the 1998 World Cup, the 2002 World Cup and the 2006 World Cup.

Al Jaber made his first real mark as a national player during Saudi Arabia's qualifying campaign for the USA 94, finding the net three times in their crucial 4-3 victory over Iran to book their debut World Cup appearance. The team made history by reaching the second round and Al Jaber made his contribution by scoring a crucial goal from the penalty spot in the opening round 2-1 win over Morocco.

Al Jaber also played in Saudi Arabia’s three matches at France 98 and his goal in the 2-2 draw with South Africa made him the first Asian player to score in two consecutive FIFA World Cup finals.

He was struggling with injuries by the time of Saudi Arabia’s disastrous campaign in Korea/Japan 2002, where they exited after three group defeats, including an 8-0 rout at the hands of Germany.

He retired but returned to the national team for the Germany 2006 campaign. He scored in the 1-1 draw with Uzbekistan in the opening match of the FIFA World Cup qualifying round and got another two in the return fixture as Saudi Arabia booked an early spot in the finals.

He made his first 2006 World Cup appearance coming on as a substitute after 80 minutes of Saudi Arabia's opening game of the tournament against Tunisia. The game was tied 1-1, but only 90 seconds after entering the game, he scored for Saudi Arabia. However Tunisia snatched a late equaliser and the match finished 2-2.

Trivia:

By scoring his goal in the 2006 World Cup he became the first Asian footballer ever to score in 3 different World Cups, as well as the fifth player ever to score in World Cups 12 years apart, joining Uwe Seeler, Pelé, Maradona and Michael Laudrup. Henrik Larsson, who scored a goal in the same tournament six days later, joined this list as the sixth player.

At the age of 15, Al Jaber was already being pursued by many of the country’s top clubs and he joined Al-Hilal in 1988.

In his second season he finished top scorer for the club's youth championship-winning team.

Al Jaber was to break further ground on the club front in August 2000 when he spent five months on loan with Wolverhampton Wanderers to become the first Saudi player to feature in English football.

Al Jaber is recognized as the greatest football player in Asia. He showed his skill when he put the ball between Ronaldinho's legs.

His International goals calculated and transmited to this site:

www.rsssf.com/miscel...s/aljaber-intlg.html

gonna link some of his amazing videos when I find some


Nio2010-04-27 21:54:01 +0000 #2
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i know him

8-0 2 germany

not bad

good player
Predator1012010-04-27 22:04:30 +0000 #3
you should know him or you have no idea what soccer is
ARBANITAI2010-04-27 23:05:32 +0000 #4
Yes Al-Jaber is one of Saudi Arabias Key Player i believe, so all i can say about him he is very impressive player afterall!
Sirhail2010-04-27 22:11:08 +0000 #5
best saudi player ever......

shoulda went to europe when he was younger..he woulda estblished himself...

but the saudis want to keep him there......
ARBANITAI2010-04-27 22:55:42 +0000 #6
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sirhail

best saudi player ever......

shoulda went to europe when he was younger..he woulda estblished himself...

but the saudis want to keep him there......

I agree, Im sure Al-Jaber had quit a lot of invitations from other clubs around europe as well.
chelsea&milan2010-04-28 00:42:47 +0000 #7
in the match zidan & ronaldo

sami aljaber was there

and this is his goal


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