Yusef Ahmed

Youssef Ahmed Ali (Arabic: يوسف أحمد; born 14 October 1988) is a Qatari international footballer who plays as a striker for Al-Shamal . Ahmed was born in Saudi Arabia.[1] He began playing football in the streets of Jeddah, but eventually left Saudi Arabia due to the lack of possibility of obtaining citizenship. He then emigrated to Qatar and played with the youth teams of Al-Sadd before obtaining Qatari citizenship.[2] He is known for his speed and pace, earning him the nickname "The fastest man in Asia".[3][4][5]

Youssef Ahmed
Personal information
Full name Youssef Ahmed Ali
Date of birth (1988-10-14) 14 October 1988
Place of birth Medina, Saudi Arabia
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2015 Al-Sadd 73 (20)
2009–2010Qatar SC (loan) 8 (2)
2015–2018 Al-Arabi
2018–2019 Al-Khor
2018–2019Al-Shamal (loan)
2019Umm Salal (loan)
2019– Al-Shamal
National team
2003–2005 Qatar U-17 10 (9)
2008–2011 Qatar U-23 11 (2)
2006– Qatar 55 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:15, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:33, 25 February 2017 (UTC)


In 2010, Ahmed won the 2010 Qatari Stars Cup with Al-Sadd. He was the top scorer of the tournament, with 8 goals in 7 games, including the only goal in the final against Umm Salal.[6] He was offered a contract with Belgian club Standard Liege in February 2011, after his brilliant performance in the 2011 Asian Cup, but rejected the offer.[7]

Ahmed was sidelined with injury for most of the 2010/11 season, as a result he missed Al Sadd's historic triumph in the 2011 AFC Champions League. He returned from injury for the 2011/12 season.

International goals



Senior team

Scores and results list Qatar's goal tally first.[8]





  • Al-Sadd


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