Mohammad Al Shalhoub
Mohammad Al-Shalhoub in 2008
Personal information
Full name Mohammad Bander Al-Shalhoub
Date of birth (1980-12-08) 8 December 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Position(s) Left-winger, attacking midfielder
Youth career
1993–1998 Al-Hilal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2020 Al-Hilal 294 (59)
National team
2000–2018 Saudi Arabia 118 (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:08, 16 september 2020(UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 september 2020

Mohammad Bandar Al-Shalhoub (Arabic: محمد بندر الشلهوب‎; born 8 December 1980) is a retired Saudi Arabian football player who played as a Left-winger for Al Hilal in the Saudi Professional League. He is considered to be one of the greatest Saudi footballers in his generation and one of Saudi Arabia's football legends. He won 33 competitions with Al Hilal and one trophy with the Saudi Arabia national team, making him one of the most decorated football players in the world.

On 30 November 2006, Al-Shalhoub was selected the third Asian footballer of the year, after Khalfan Ibrahim from Qatar who was selected as the best footballer in Asia and Bader Al-Mutawa from Kuwait.

Club career

Al-Shalhoub started his professional career with Al Hilal in 1998. On 11 September 2020, he announced his retirement from football, having won 33 trophies with Hilal.[1]

International career

He has been a member of the Saudi Arabian national team since 2000 when he was just twenty years old, and made his debut on 17 October 2000 against Qatar in the 2000 AFC Asian Cup.[2] Al-Shalhoub was called up for the squad to participate in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

International caps

As of 28 February 2018[3]
Saudi Arabia national team
Year Apps Goals
2000 15 3
2001 10 3
2002 1 0
2003 11 4
2004 10 2
2005 9 2
2006 14 3
2007 13 1
2008 15 0
2009 5 0
2010 7 1
2011 6 0
2012 1 0
2018 1 0
Total 118 19

International goals

Scores and results list Saudi Arabia's goal tally first.[4]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 October 2000 Saida International Stadium, Sidon  Uzbekistan 2–0 5–0 2000 AFC Asian Cup
2. 3–0
3. 4–0
4. 8 February 2001 Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam  Mongolia 1–0 6–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier
5. 3–0
6. 15 February 2001 Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam  Mongolia 2–0 6–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier
7. 6 October 2003 Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium, Jeddah  Yemen 6–0 7–0 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualifier
8. 13 October 2003 Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium, Jeddah  Yemen 3–1 3–1 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualifier
9. 17 October 2003 Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium, Jeddah  Indonesia 2–0 6–0 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualifier
10. 26 December 2003 Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium, Kuwait City  United Arab Emirates 1–0 2–0 2003 Gulf Cup of Nations
11. 4 January 2004 Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium, Kuwait City  Kuwait 1–0 1–1 2003 Gulf Cup of Nations
12. 17 November 2004 Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam  Sri Lanka 2–0 3–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier
13. 3 June 2005 King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh  Kuwait 1–0 3–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier
14. 3–0
15. 21 January 2006 Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh  Finland 1–1 1–1 Friendly
16. 22 February 2006 Althawra Sports City Stadium, Aden  Yemen 2–0 4–0 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualifier
17. 4–0
18. 1 July 2007 Jurong West Stadium, Singapore City  Oman 1–0 1–1 Friendly
19. 22 November 2010 May 22 Stadium, Aden  Yemen 2–0 4–0 2010 Gulf Cup of Nations

Honours

Clubs

Al-Hilal

International

Individual

See also

References

  1. ^ "Al Hilal legend Al Shalhoub bids farewell". AFC. 11 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Player's profile". kooora.com.
  3. ^ Mamrud, Roberto; Albakr, Naeim (11 May 2018). "Mohammad Bandar Al-Shalhoub - Century of International Appearances". RSSSF.
  4. ^ "Al-Shalhoub, Mohammad". National Football Teams. Retrieved 1 March 2017.