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. 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. He is known for his speed and pace, earning him the nickname "The fastest man in Asia".
|Full name||Youssef Ahmed Ali|
|Date of birth||14 October 1988|
|Place of birth||Medina, Saudi Arabia|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|2009–2010||→ Qatar SC (loan)||8||(2)|
|2018–2019||→ Al-Shamal (loan)|
|2019||→ Umm Salal (loan)|
* 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. 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.
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.
|1.||7 September 2004||Japan||6–1||Won||2004 AFC U-17 Championship|
|2.||7 September 2004||Japan||6–1||Won||2004 AFC U-17 Championship|
|3.||9 September 2004||Japan||2–2||Draw||2004 AFC U-17 Championship|
|4.||12 September 2004||Japan||4–3||Won||2004 AFC U-17 Championship|
|5.||12 September 2004||Japan||4–3||Won||2004 AFC U-17 Championship|
|6.||18 September 2004||Japan||2–1||Won||2004 AFC U-17 Championship|
|7.||18 September 2004||Japan||2–1||Won||2004 AFC U-17 Championship|
|8.||17 September 2005||Estadio Miguel Grau, Piura||3–5||Lost||2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship|
|9.||20 September 2005||Estadio Miguel Grau, Piura||1–3||Lost||2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship|
|1.||6 June 2008||Doha, Qatar||7–0||Won||2008 Summer Olympics – Men's Asian Qualifiers|
|2.||6 June 2008||Doha, Qatar||7–0||Won||2008 Summer Olympics – Men's Asian Qualifiers|
|1.||20 August 2008||Doha, Qatar||4–0||5–0||Friendly|
|2.||12 January 2011||Doha, Qatar||1–0||2–0||2011 AFC Asian Cup|
|4.||23 July 2011||Doha, Qatar||3–0||3–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5.||28 July 2011||Hanoi, Vietnam||1–0||1–2||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|6.||22 May 2012||Madrid, Spain||1–2||1–2||Friendly|
|7.||8 June 2012||Doha, Qatar||1–0||1–4||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|8.||6 February 2013||Doha, Qatar||2–0||2–0||2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|9.||27 March 2013||Doha, Qatar||3–1||3–1||Friendly|
|10.||17 April 2013||Doha, Qatar||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
- Qatari Stars Cup Top Scorer
- (in Arabic) المدينة المنورة: خالد الجهني
- يوسف أحمد " ولد في المملكة ومطلوب في ستاندر لياج البلجيكي
- راؤول يتحدى طلال (in Arabic). Al Sadd Club. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- فوساتي يعلن قائمة السد النهائية لخوض مباريات كأس العالم ضمت أسرع لاعب في آسيا (in Arabic). mujaz.me. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- "بوقرة وبلحاج" وجها لوجه في الدوري القطري (in Arabic). elayem.com. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- 2010 Qatari Stars Cup
- (in Arabic) FIFA.com – ستاندر لياج يطلب التعاقد مع القطري يوسف أحمد
- "Ali, Yousef Ahmed". National Football Teams. Retrieved 25 February 2017.