With the start of the football season approaching, the competition for the top scorer in the Arab world is renewed

With the start of the football season approaching, the competition for the top scorer in the Arab world is renewed

Abu Dhabi, August 1st / WAM / The competitions of most European and Arab leagues will be launched during the coming period, to renew competition in more than one field, including the scorers race.

Goals always represent a large and important part of the football fun, and scorers always enjoy special follow-up from the media and the masses.. History bears witness to the brilliance of many Arab scorers in the local leagues in the Arab region, and some of them have spread to European leagues.

According to statistics from the Forward Sport Center, which specializes in numbers and statistics for players, clubs and sports management, the Moroccan Youssef Al-Arabi, the Greek Olympiacos player, tops the list of the most prominent Arab scorers in various leagues with 207 goals. The list also includes the Egyptian Mohamed Salah, Liverpool’s top scorer, and the Emiratis Fahd Khamis and Ali Mabkhout

Mansour Abdullah, Vice-Chairman of the Documentation and Statistics Committee of the Emirates Football Association, head of the Forward Sport Center, confirmed that the statistics were prepared on the basis that the goals scored in the Premier League tournaments were only at the local and foreign levels.

The conditions also include that the statistics after the establishment of the football federations in the countries in which the player participated with their clubs, and that they be limited to Arab players only, which prevented the presence of Sebastian Tigali, the current player of Al Wahda club and the UAE national team, in the list, because most of his goals came before joining the ranks of the national team .

Among the 16 most prominent players on the list, 8 players are still active in the stadiums so far, and they are Moroccan Youssef El Arabi, Syrian Omar Khribin, Abdel Razzaq Hamdallah and Ali Mabkhout, Mohamed Salah, Alaa Abdel Zahra, Sebastian Soria and Baghdad Bounedjah.

Mansour Abdullah indicated that the list that also includes the Syrian Omar Al-Soma, the Saudi Al-Ahly player, could stop calculating his goals if he continued with his team after his relegation to the Saudi First Division, and if he moved to one of the professional clubs in the Saudi League or others, his goals will continue to be calculated.

The statistics showed that 6 players managed to score with only one club, namely Saudi Majid Abdullah and Emiratis Fahd Khamis and Ali Mabkhout, Egyptian Hassan El Shazly, Moroccan Hassan Aksabi, and Qatari Sebastian Soria.

And Moroccan Youssef Elaraby tops the list with 207 goals / since 2008 until now / in the Qatari leagues 76 goals / Greek 58 / Spanish 58 / French 17 / Saudi 12 goals.

Al-Soma comes second with 205 goals / since 2008 until now / in the Saudi leagues 144 / Kuwaiti 43 / Syrian 18 goals .. followed by Moroccan Abdel Razzaq Hamdallah with 198 goals / since 2010 until now / in the Saudi leagues 89 / and Qatari 39/ Moroccan 30/ Chinese 25/ Norwegian 15/.

And the Syrian Firas Al-Khatib occupies fourth place with 193 goals (from 1999 to 2019), in the leagues (Kuwait 162), Syrian 15, Chinese 12, Iraqi 3/ and Qatari 1, while Saudi Majid Abdullah comes fifth with 189 goals (from 1977 to 1998) in the league. Saudi.

Emirati star Ali Mabkhout ranks sixth in the list with 181 goals in the UAE league (from 2008 until now), followed by Egyptian Hossam Hassan with 179 goals (from 1984 to 2007) in the Egyptian leagues 168 and the Greek 5 and 3 in both the Emirati and Swiss.

Emirati Fahd Khamis, Saudi Nasser Al-Shamrani and Egyptian Mohamed Salah share eighth place with 175 goals each. Khamis scored his goals / since 1980 to 1997 / in the UAE league, and Al-Shamrani scored his goals from 2003 to 2020 in the Saudi league 167/ and Emirati 8 goals, while Salah scored / Since 2010 until now / in the English 120 / Italian / 35 / Swiss 9 / and Egyptian 11 leagues.

3 players share the ninth place with a score of 173 each. They are the Egyptian Hassan El-Shazly (from 1959 to 1978) in the Egyptian League, and the Moroccan Hassan Aksabi (from 1955 to 1970) in the French League, and he played there for 10 years with clubs Nimes Olympique, Stade Reims and Monaco. Before returning to Morocco and playing with Al-Fath Sportive, but there are no official statistics for his goal record.

Among the ninth place holders is the Iraqi Alaa Abdul-Zahra (from 2004 until now) in the Iraqi 142 and Qatari 27, Sudanese 3/ and Iranian 1 leagues.

In the tenth place are 3 players also with 172 goals each. They are the Qatari Sebastian Syria / since 2006 until now / in the Qatari league, and the right Ali Al-Nono / from 1995 to 2014 / in the Yemeni leagues 163 / Sudanese 6 / Syrian 2 / Bahraini 1 / Algerian Baghdad Bounedjah / since 2011 until now / in the Qatari leagues 130, Tunisian 26 and Algerian 16.

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