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Hussein Amotta

Hussein Amotta
Personal information
Full name Hussein Amotta
Date of birth (1969-10-24) 24 October 1969
Place of birth Khemisset, Morocco[1]
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Club information
Current team
Al-Sadd (Head Coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 Ittihad Khemisset
1990–1996 FUS de Rabat
1996–1997 Al Riyadh
1997–2001 Al-Sadd
2001–2003 Al Sharjah
2003 Qatar SC
2003 Zemmouis
Teams managed
2003 Zemmouis
2004–2008 Ittihad Khemisset
2008–2011 FUS de Rabat
2011–2012 Al-Sadd (Technical director)
2012– Al-Sadd
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Hussein Amotta (Arabic: الحسين عموتة‎ – born 24 October 1969 in Khemisset) is a former Moroccan footballer and current coach, presently coaching Al-Sadd in the Qatar Stars League. He previously played as a midfielder, and had spent his entire playing career in the Middle East and Africa.

Playing career

He started his career in his hometown club of Ittihad Khemisset in 1988.[2] He joined Al Sadd in 1997, helping them win the Emir Cup and the Crown Prince Cup in his second season at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium. He was also the league top goalscorer that season.

He also had spells in United Arab Emirates with Al Sharjah and Saudi Arabia with Al Riyadh.[3]

Managerial career

He first started his managerial career as a player-coach at Zemmouis SC in 2003.[3]

A year later, went back to his first club, Ittihad Khemisset, winning the league in 2007. He left in the 2007/08 season. However, in 2008, he took over the reins of a well-known club, [4]

His first test came in the 2012 Sheikh Jassem Cup. Al Sadd, playing most of their matches with their second team, achieved the runners-up position when they lost to Al Rayyan SC in the final. In the league, his teams form won the appraisal of many pundits, with them winning all of their first nine games, setting a new league record.[5] Sadd were eventually held to a goalless draw by Al Kharaitiyat on 8 December 2012.[6] Al-Sadd won the league on 13 April 2013, one match before the end of the league. It was the first Al-Sadd's championship since 2007.

Statistics

As of 5 December 2014
Team Nationality From To Record
G W D L Win %
Al-Sadd July 2012 Present 102 58 24 20 56.86
Total 102 58 24 20 56.86

Honours

Player

Al-Sadd

Manager

FUS Rabat
Al-Sadd

Individual

References

  1. ^ "Football : Hussein Amotta". Footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "رسميا حسين عموته مدربا للسد". Qatarfootball.com. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Great goals for new Al Sadd coach". Doha Stadium Plus. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "New Al Sadd coach to join team on June 29". QFA. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "الزعيم يواصل تحطيم الأرقام القياسية بدوري النجوم". Al Kass. 24 November 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "AL KHARITIYATH VS. AL SADD 0 – 0". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
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