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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old March 31st, 2006, 17:47 Thread Starter
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Who's the Best Arabian player now?

I think its Egyption Mido what yall think
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old April 9th, 2006, 11:52
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Mido? No way, man
He's just lucky that's all

I think the best Arabian player… Zineden Zidane
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Zidane certainly was, but he's past his best unfortunately . I don't know who I'd nominate.

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Mido? No way, man
He's just lucky that's all

I think the best Arabian player… Zineden Zidane
Let me guess, maybe its that Nashat Akram..

Maybe Mido isn't the best Arabian player right now.. But "just lucky"?

Overall career totals

Total club matches: 153 (49 as sub)
Total goals: 60
Total yellow cards: 21
Total red cards: 4

Total national team matches: 43
Total goals: 19

Yep, 60 goals in 104 matches as a stater in the Dutch, French, Spanish, and English leagues (and he just turned 23), and 79 goals in 147 if you include national team matches.... Thats a 0.57 goals per match (dropping to 0.4 goals per match if you add matches as a sub)...

He was named the Belgian league's best foreign player in 2001, the CAF's young player of the year in 2002, and finished third in CAF's best player award in 2002. Took Ajax to the dutch treble, scoring in the final of the Dutch cup and in the Dutch super cup. Scored the goal that took Marseille into the UEFA cup, and scored the winning goal for Vigo against Real Sociedad to take them to Europe.

He currently sits as the 10th highest scorer in this year's EPL, tied with Drogba, and only 3 goals away from the 4th highest scorer.

There are many (me included) who are not very pleased with Mido, for other reasons, such as his attitude which makes it difficult for some of us to like him, even though he is a decent footballer. But there are quite a lot of people who bash him for no other reason but their ignorance of his quality as a hard-working striker... and the latter, I just can't stand.

I'm sure if Mido was an Iraqi, we wouldn't hear the end of it on this board.

Lucky indeed. Thats all.

... As to the question, it's difficult to answer because almost no Arab player stands out. But Mido and Trabelsi (I love this guy) would be candidates given their accomplishments in Europe so far.. I don't know, no one entirely stands out.

PS Zidane is as Arab as Dos Santos and Jose Clayton.

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talent wise it has to be Mohammad Zidan he is from eygpt the guy has sooo much skills in him wonder y he wasnt called for the african cup!!!

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Let me guess, maybe its that Nashat Akram..

Maybe Mido isn't the best Arabian player right now.. But "just lucky"?

Overall career totals

Total club matches: 153 (49 as sub)
Total goals: 60
Total yellow cards: 21
Total red cards: 4

Total national team matches: 43
Total goals: 19

Yep, 60 goals in 104 matches as a stater in the Dutch, French, Spanish, and English leagues (and he just turned 23), and 79 goals in 147 if you include national team matches.... Thats a 0.57 goals per match (dropping to 0.4 goals per match if you add matches as a sub)...

He was named the Belgian league's best foreign player in 2001, the CAF's young player of the year in 2002, and finished third in CAF's best player award in 2002. Took Ajax to the dutch treble, scoring in the final of the Dutch cup and in the Dutch super cup. Scored the goal that took Marseille into the UEFA cup, and scored the winning goal for Vigo against Real Sociedad to take them to Europe.

He currently sits as the 10th highest scorer in this year's EPL, tied with Drogba, and only 3 goals away from the 4th highest scorer.

There are many (me included) who are not very pleased with Mido, for other reasons, such as his attitude which makes it difficult for some of us to like him, even though he is a decent footballer. But there are quite a lot of people who bash him for no other reason but their ignorance of his quality as a hard-working striker... and the latter, I just can't stand.

I'm sure if Mido was an Iraqi, we wouldn't hear the end of it on this board.

Lucky indeed. Thats all.

... As to the question, it's difficult to answer because almost no Arab player stands out. But Mido and Trabelsi (I love this guy) would be candidates given their accomplishments in Europe so far.. I don't know, no one entirely stands out.

PS Zidane is as Arab as Dos Santos and Jose Clayton.
Dude what all this about? Mido a Great player
but he so lucky when he scores goals.

I don't have any thing against Egyptian players
I like Emad Moteab, Amr Zaki and Abo Treka really
But I think Mido just lucky, thats my own Opinion, my own thoughts, no more no less

and Please don't compare our players with your players, we don't have the managers you have.

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Don't know about that, Dako.

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Sabry,

Mido is a decent player, but he doesn't stand out for me.
And that's the thing, I can't think of any current Arab player who stands out as something "special".

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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old April 14th, 2006, 15:58
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Assim Get Real, may be Emad Al-Hosani good player in the Gulf Area
but as a best Arabian Player, I don't think so
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old April 29th, 2006, 23:36
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Talent-wise, Mohamed Zidan leads all by a mile.
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old April 30th, 2006, 10:56
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OK, I've been ignored once, I'l give it another try. Is it true that Zidane denied being an Arab a few years ago?
I have a feeling he's Berber hence not an Arab.

EDIT: Yep according to Wikipedia, he's a Berber
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinedine_Zidane

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I have a feeling he's Berber hence not an Arab.

EDIT: Yep according to Wikipedia, he's a Berber
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinedine_Zidane
Yep, he's Kbaylie from Bejaia, meaning he's not Arab. I doubt he ever denied being Arab though, most Kbaylies dont make it at a point to deny being Arab.
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salam all,


In terms of skill/talent, I would add Yasser Qhatani to Medo, and M. Zidan.

However given Yasser’s over inflated price tag, it seems he’ll be playing the rest of his career in the Saudi League, hence never realizing his full potential.
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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old May 26th, 2006, 15:45
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Striker: Marouane Chamakh (Bordeaux, Morocco)
Defender: Hatem Trabelsi (AJAX, Tunisia)

I dont know about the rest. Mohamed Zidan has potential and he had a good season with Mainz but he still hasnt proven anything yet. If he can confirm his talent next year then he will defniitely be up there. Another pair of great players who had similar potential to Zidan, who just ruined their career, are Rafik Saifi (Algeria) and Jaouad Zairi (Morocco). Both of them had the potential to be top players in the world: they had the athletism and the skill to do so, but both have been average in their career. Zairi couldnt start at Sochaux (15th in Ligue 1) and was sent out on loan to Saudi Arabia (where he was unimpressive). Saifi spent this season with Ajaccio (20th in Ligue 1) and has been playing for weak Ligue 1 teams as of late.

Players to watch out for in the coming years:

Egypt: Zidan, Chikabala, Hosni, Ghaly, Magdy
Morocco: Boussoufa, Chamakh, Aissati*, Affelay*, Iajour
Algeria: Ziani, Djebbour, Nasri*, Benzema*, Belhadj, Hadj Aissa
Tunisia: Ben Arfa*, Chikaoui, Zaiem, Taider*, Haggui

I dont know about the Khaleej/Middle Eastern countries but watch out for those names from North Africa.

PS. I didnt mention guys like Mido, Trabelsi and others who have already established themselves.
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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old June 4th, 2006, 16:07
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yasser al qahtani is very good
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post #18 of 26 (permalink) Old June 6th, 2006, 06:32
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I think Trabelsi is the lead in the best arabic players he maintained his good form for a long time. He is wanted by series of top clubs in the world like manchester UTD and Real Madrid and Barcelona.
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Al-Montashari... good ol' bucktooth... I love that guy
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