Yahya Al-Shehri

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Yahya Al-Shehri
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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 114 (13)
2018 Leganés (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2009– Saudi Arabia 56 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 January 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:00, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

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.

He promoted from the youth team of Ettifaq and appeared in the first team in 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

International career

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. On 1 June 2013, and in the biggest deal in the history of Saudi football, the international midfielder Yahya Al-Shehri officially signed a contract to join Al Nassr in return of an amount of 48 million Saudi Riyal.[2]

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

Career statistics

International

Statistics accurate as of match played 25 June 2018.[4]
Saudi Arabia
Year Apps Goals
2009 1 0
2010 4 0
2011 3 0
2012 0 0
2013 5 0
2014 9 0
2015 11 3
2016 7 1
2017 9 1
2018 7 2
Total 56 7

International goals

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

Honours

Club

Al Nassr

References

  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

External links

  • Official website
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