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Nawaf Al Abed

Nawaf Al Abed
Personal information
Full name Nawaf Al-Abed
Date of birth (1990-01-26) January 26, 1990
Place of birth ArRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 24
Youth career
2005–2008 Al-Hilal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008– Al-Hilal 81 (13)
National team
2011–2012 Saudi Arabia U23
2011– Saudi Arabia 23 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 24, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 26, 2014

Nawaf Al Abed (Arabic: نواف العابد‎) is a Saudi Arabian footballer who plays for Al-Hilal. On November 7, 2009 he scored what may be the fastest goal in professional football history. Two seconds into an under-23 Prince Faisal bin Fahad Cup game against Al Shoalah he spotted the goalkeeper out of position and lobbed the ball over him into the goal from midfield.[1] Unfortunately, upon review, the entire game was ruled invalid, as the team had six players over the age of 23 on the field in the second half. Nawaf Al Abed has now accomplished himself as a regular first team player after many good performances like against Al Ittihad, he is also very versatile as he can play on the wing or as a second striker.[2]

International goals

As of 26 November 2014

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 19 November 2014 King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh  Yemen 1–0 1–0 2014 Gulf Cup of Nations
2 23 November 2014 King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh  United Arab Emirates 2–0 3–2 2014 Gulf Cup of Nations







See also


  1. ^ Grahame L. Jones (November 9, 2009). "Nawaf Al Abed scores the fastest goal in soccer history -- two seconds!". The Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ "مخالفة هلالية تجرد العابد من لقب صاحب أسرع هدف في العالم". 13 November 2009. 

External links

  • Nawaf Al Abed - The official site of Al Hilal
  • Nawaf Al Abed - Fastest soccer goal ever scored in 2 seconds

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