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SURPRISE? The man scoring the only goal to beat Thailand used to play in Spanish La Liga!

SURPRISE? The man scoring the only goal to beat Thailand used to play in Spanish La Liga!

Two years ago, Abdullah Al-Hamdan used to play football in Spain in 6 months. He was also called up to the senior team last year.

At 20, Abdullah Al-Hamdan was called as the future of Saudi Arabian football, when he proved his ability at a very young age. He has been called up to the Saudi Arabia national football team since 2019, scoring three goals in nine matches.

He was also the man who scored the only goal in the quarter-finals between Saudi Arabia U23 and Thailand U23 in the 2020 AFC U23 Championship, successfully converting from the penalty spot.

It was his first goal in the tournament, helping his team has a chance to qualify for the 2020 Olympics men's football event. Al-Hamdan's career witnessed a significant improvement in 2019.

SURPRISE? The man scoring the only goal to beat Thailand used to play in Spanish La Liga!

Not only representing the senior team for the first time but also he had the first goal in his professional career.

As a player of the Saudi Arabian club Al-Shabab, he scored four goals in ten matches of the 2019/20 season, which helped him have a chance to play alongside foreign strikers such as Cristian Guanca and Makhete Diop.

Moreover, his ambition is to play football abroad in the future if he has an opportunity. In the past, Al-Hamdan used to play for the Spanish club Sporting Gijon on loan from Al-Shabab in 2018.

However, it was just a short-term contract that allowed him to play for the U19 team of Gijon as part of a deal between the Saudi Arabian Football Federation and La Liga.