David Nakhid
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-05-15) 15 May 1964 (age 57)
Place of birth Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1987 American University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1988 Baltimore Blast 14 (2)
1990–1992 KSV Waregem 42 (3)
1992–1994 Grasshopper 41 (5)
1994–1995 PAOK 0 (0)
1995–1997 Al-Ansar
1997 Joe Public 12 (0)
1998 New England Revolution 18 (0)
1999 Malmö 0 (0)
1999–2000 Emirates
2000–2003 Al-Ansar
2003–2005 Mabarra
2005 Caledonia AIA
National team
1992–2005 Trinidad and Tobago 35 (8)
Teams managed
2002–2004 Mabarra
2005 Caledonia AIA
2011 Racing Beirut
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

David Nakhid (born 15 May 1964) is a Trinidad and Tobago politician and former professional footballer who serves as a Senator for the United National Congress.

He played as a midfielder and represented Trinidad and Tobago internationally between 1992 and 2005, playing in three CONCACAF Gold Cup editions: 1996, 1998, and 2000. He later entered the Senate of Trinidad and Tobago.

Football career

Club career

After playing college soccer at American University, Nakhid played as a professional in Belgium, Switzerland, Greece, Lebanon, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States, Sweden,[1] and the United Arab Emirates for KSV Waregem, Grasshopper, PAOK, Al-Ansar, Joe Public, New England Revolution, Emirates Club, Al-Mabarrah, and Caledonia AIA.[2]

International career

Nakhid also played for the Trinidad and Tobago national team between 1992 and 2005,[2] scoring 8 goals in 35 games, including playing in six FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.[3]

On 26 March 1995, while playing in Lebanon for Ansar, Nakhid played a friendly against the Egypt national team as part of a "select" team of Nejmeh and Ansar players.[4] The match ended 1–1, with Nakhid scoring his side's only goal.[4]

Managerial career

In 2002 Nakhid coached Lebanese side Mabarra, while in 2011 he coached Racing Beirut.[1]

Political career

Nakhid is a senator for the United National Congress.[5][6][7]

Personal life

Nakhid runs the David Nakhid International Football School.[8]

On 16 October 2015, he announced that he had the five nominations from football associations to become a FIFA President candidate.[9] Twelve days later, his campaign was over after it was found that U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Federation had nominated two candidates, both nominations had been declared null by FIFA but the other unnamed candidate had more than the minimum five nominations and was able to continue his campaign.[10] Nakhid announced his decision to appeal.[11]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b David Nakhid at National-Football-Teams.com
  3. ^ David NakhidFIFA competition record (archived)
  4. ^ a b "فيديو| سلاح آلي وضربة قاضية.. مشاجرة قديمة للتوأم تشعل مواقع التواصل". alwan.elwatannews.com. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Nakhid, Roberts join new Opposition Senate bench". www.newsday.co.tt. 27 August 2020. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Nakhid not backing down from blog attack on Weekes". Trinidad Express Newspapers.
  7. ^ "Calls for Opposition Senator David Nakhid to resign | I955 FM".
  8. ^ "The David Nakhid International Football Academy - Official Website".
  9. ^ "David Nakhid submits candidacy to stand in Fifa presidential election". The Guardian. 16 October 2015. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Fifa election descends into farce after two candidates are nominated by the same federation". Telegraph. 29 October 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Nakhid to appeal against verdict". BBC Sport.