Muhannad El Tahir

Muhannad El Tahir (Arabic: مهند الطاهر); born December 3, 1984) is a Sudanese footballer. He currently plays as a striker for the Sudanese Premier League club Al-Hilal and the Sudanese national team. He has been one of the most talented players in Sudan.

Muhannad El Tahir
Personal information
Full name Mohamed Tahir Osman
Date of birth (1984-12-03) 3 December 1984
Place of birth Kassala, Kassala State, Sudan
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999-2000 Al-Nasr SC (Kassala)
2001–2004 Al Mirghani ESC 70 (24)
2005–2014 Al-Hilal Club 255 (87)
2015– El-Hilal SC El-Obeid 44 (7)
National team
2004–2018 Sudan 79 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 December 2009
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 July 2019

El Tahir was transferred from Al-Merghani of Kassala in 2004. He is good in free-kicks and dribbling with pace. His shot power is very powerful and dangerous with his left foot.

The fans call him Al-Ghezal, which means "the deer" in Arabic. He wears the number 10 shirt for Al-Hilal. He caught the eyes of many scouts during the 2012 African Cup of Nations as he played an important role, assisting goals for the team during the tournament.

International goals


1.21 December 2006Beirut, Lubnan Somalia6-1Won2009 Arab Nations Cup qualification
2.22 August 2007Khartoum, Sudan Libya1–0WonFriendly
3.2 May 2008Omdurman, Sudan Rwanda4-0Won2009 African Nations Championship qualification
4.14 June 2008Khartoum, Sudan Mali3–2Won2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier
5.11 October 2008Omdurman, Sudan Congo2–0Won2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
6.20 June 2010Omdurman, Sudan Tunisia2–6LostFriendly
7.4 September 2010Omdurman, Sudan Congo2-0Won2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
8.11 January 2011Cairo, Egypt DR Congo1–2Lost2011 Nile Basin Tournament
9.27 March 2011Omdurman, Sudan Swaziland3–0Won2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
10.11 November 2011Marrakesh, Morocco Cameroon1–3Lost2011 LG Cup (Morocco)
11.28 November 2011Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Ethiopia1–1Draw2011 CECAFA Cup
12.2 June 2012Khartoum, Sudan Zambia2–0Won2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier
13.8 September 2012Khartoum, Sudan Ethiopia5–3Won2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
14.8 September 2012Khartoum, Sudan Ethiopia5–3Won2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
15.29 November 2013Machakos, Kenya Eritrea3–0Won2013 CECAFA Cup
16.29 March 2016Omdurman, Sudan Ivory Coast1-1Draw2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier


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