Fuad Anwar Amin

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Fuad Amin
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Personal information
Full name Fuad Anwar Amin
Date of birth (1972-10-13) 13 October 1972 (age 46)
Place of birth Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Youth career
1987–1990 Al-Shabab
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1998 Al-Shabab 289 (48)
1999 Sichuan 9 (1)
1999–2001 Al-Nasr 42 (7)
National team
1988–1989 Saudi Arabia U-17 13 (0)
1989 Saudi Arabia U-20 3 (0)
1995–1996 Saudi Arabia U-23 8 (1)
1990–1998 Saudi Arabia 95 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Fuad Anwar Amin (Arabic: فؤاد أنور أمين‎; born 13 October 1972) is a former football defensive midfielder from Saudi Arabia. On club level, he played mostly for Al-Shabab and Al-Nasr in his home country.

International career[edit]

A former captain of the national team, he achieved national fame after becoming the first Saudi to score in the FIFA World Cup finals in the 2–1 defeat against the Netherlands during 1994 edition. In the same competition, he scored a long range effort against Morocco.[1]

Amin played at the 1996 Summer Olympics.[2]

Amin was also selected for 1998 FIFA World Cup. During the match against France, Amin was stomped by Zidane, who was banned for two games. People close to Zidane said that Amin had leveled a racial slur against the player.[3]



National Team U-17[edit]

National Team[edit]

Winner: 1996
Runner Up: 1992
Winner: 1994
1994, 1998


  1. ^ Fuad AminFIFA competition record
  2. ^ "Fuad Anwar Amin Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2009.
  3. ^ Karon, Tony (13 July 2006). "The Head Butt Furor: A Window on Europe's Identity Crisis". Time.

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