Mohammed Al-Shalhoub, Saudi football player

Mohammed Al-Shalhoub
Updated 26 November 2019

Mohammed Al-Shalhoub, Saudi football player

Mohammed Al-Shalhoub is a Saudi football player who currently plays as a left-wing midfielder for Al-Hilal football club in the Saudi Professional League. He is considered to be one of the greatest Saudi footballers ever. 

Born on Dec. 8, 1980 in Riyadh, Al-Shalhoub holds 32 personal championships making him one of the most decorated players in the world.

His great achievements have earned him the title “the gifted.” He wears the No. 10 jersey.

In 2000, he was selected as one of the most promising Arab footballers of the year. In 2006, Al-Shalhoub won the title of the third best Asian player of the year and he earned the title of the top scorer of the league in 2009.

He has been a part of the Saudi national squad since 2000. He made his debut at the age of 20 against Qatar in the 2000 AFC Asian Cup.

His team, Al-Hilal, beat the Urawa Red Diamonds 2-0 on Sunday and 3-0 on aggregate to claim a record-equaling third Asian club title in the AFC Champions League.

The Saudi giants have endured a continental trophy drought since 2000 when they won the tournament for the second time, the first being in 1991 when it was called the Asian Club Championship.

They came close in 2014 and 2017 when they reached the final, only to be beaten by the Western Sydney Wanderers and Urawa respectively.


KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

Updated 23 January 2020

KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

TAIZ: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Wednesday launched an artificial limb center in Taiz, Yemen, providing high-quality prosthetics for up to 600 patients.

Abdulqawi Al-Mikhlafi, who is the deputy governor of Taiz, expressed his appreciation for the Kingdom’s generous support to Yemen across all sectors over the past few years, particularly in the areas of health, the environment and development.

Al-Mikhlafi said such efforts helped local authorities to deal with the many challenges they faced in providing comprehensive services to needy Yemenis.

He added that the Kingdom’s support reflected the deep historical and cultural ties between the people of Yemen and Saudi Arabia, and he praised the Kingdom for standing by the country and its government for more than 50 years.

Dr. Elan Abdul Haq, deputy governor of Taiz for health affairs, thanked KSRelief for its continued support for Taiz and Yemen, assistance he said had alleviated the suffering of millions of Yemenis during the ongoing conflict.

The head of the Artificial Limbs Center, Mansour Al-Wazei, announced that the center would begin receiving patients soon, providing vital aid to amputees for whom prosthetics meant regaining the ability to live full and productive lives.