Luay Al-Sibaiee has been the chairman of the Saudi Football Federation since his appointment in February this year.
Al-Sibaiee crowned Abha Club with the Prince Mohammed bin Salman shield for the first-class soccer clubs for professionals 2018-2019.
He handed gold medals to the members of Abha Club during a special ceremony following the soccer match between Abha and Al-Khaleej at Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Sports City in Al-Mahalah, Abha region.
Al-Sibaiee holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and computer information systems from Colorado State University-Pueblo. He has completed courses such as the managers assessment course and the strategic negotiation course, as well as attending a leadership forum with Aramco.
He is a writer and sports critic who was a member of Al-Qadisiyah’s first football team, playing with them for 15 years. He represented the Saudi national football team for five games and was one of the golden generation that achieved the Saudi Crown Prince Cup and the Asian Cup Winners Cup.
Al-Sibaiee helped the national team rise to the 1994 World Cup, and helped them to win the Gulf Cup the same year. He ended his football career to pursue an academic one. He is currently the executive vice president of the Ministry of Defense’s transformation program. He is the vice manager of the companies affairs department, as well as the head of the public relations department at Aramco.