Yasser Al-Qahtani, Saudi Olympian and national football team player

Yasser Al-Qahtani, Saudi Olympian and national football team player
Updated 29 November 2019

Yasser Al-Qahtani, Saudi Olympian and national football team player

Yasser Al-Qahtani, Saudi Olympian and national football team player

Yasser Al-Qahtani’s career as a footballer started in 2000 when he played for Al-Qadisiyah before moving to Al-Hilal in 2005. He joined the UAE’s Al-Ain in 2011, before returning to Al-Hilal in 2012, where he stayed until he retired in April 2018.

He played for Saudi Arabia in the Olympics and then joined the Saudi Arabian national football team in 2002. He retired from the national team in 2013.

Al-Qahtani won several championships with Al-Hilal, including the Saudi Professional League in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2017 and 2018, the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Cup in 2006, the Saudi Crown Prince Cup in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016, the Saudi Super Cup in 2015 and 2018, the King’s Cup in 2015 and 2017, and the Dubai International Cup in 2011.

With Al-Qadisiyah he won the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Cup in 2002 and 2005 and the Saudi Arabia Division 1 shield in 2002.

He won the UAE Arabian Gulf League with Al-Ain in 2012.

As a member of the Saudi Arabia national football team Al-Qahtani also won the Arabian Gulf Cup in 2004, the Arab Nations Cup in 2002 and the 1st Islamic Solidarity Games in 2005.

Tickets for Al-Qahtani’s benefit match on Dec. 1 to mark his retirement were released on Nov. 20. The match will be between Al-Hilal and the star-studded Y20 team, which includes professional footballers from around the world.

The chairman of the General Authority for Entertainment, Turki Al Sheikh, announced on his Twitter account that the game is part of the Riyadh Season that runs until the end of January 2020.