Sami Al-Jaber

Date of birth11 December 1972
Place of birthRiyadh
NationalitySaudi
Weight76 kg
Height1.73 m
PositionForward

Al Jaber has been a superstar in Asian football. He is sharp in front of goal with a great first touch. He is one of the few players to have played outside of Saudi Arabia spending a brief spell with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

His 2002 tournament came to an early close as, after being rushed to hospital with appendicitis, Al Jaber missed the final Group E game against the Republic of Ireland.

In the 2006 tournament, he became the first Saudi player to score in three World Cup finals when he scored their second in a 2-2 draw with Tunisia in their opening Group H game.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia)
Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 Sep 2000 22 Dec 2000 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Cup 1
2000-01 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Division 1
4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
16 Sep 2000 Wimbledon v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 League Division 1
24 Sep 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Norwich City W 4-0 League Division 1
26 Sep 2000 Grimsby Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 3-2 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
30 Sep 2000 Nottingham Forest v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 0-0 League Division 1
09 Dec 2000 Huddersfield Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 3-0 League Division 1


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1992-93 Saudi Arabia Arab Cup 1
1
1992-93 Saudi Arabia FIFA Confederations Cup 2
1992-93 Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 1
1
1992-93 Saudi Arabia Gulf Cup 1
1
1992-93 Saudi Arabia International Friendly 1
1993-94 Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 3
3
2
1
1993-94 Saudi Arabia International Friendly 5
1
2
1994-95 Saudi Arabia FIFA Confederations Cup 2
1994-95 Saudi Arabia Gulf Cup 4
1
1994-95 Saudi Arabia International Friendly 3
2
1995-96 Saudi Arabia AFC Asian Cup 5
2
1995-96 Saudi Arabia International Friendly 5
2
1996-97 Qatar Gulf Cup 1
1996-97 Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup
4
1996-97 Saudi Arabia Gulf Cup 1
1
1996-97 Saudi Arabia International Friendly 1
1997-98 Saudi Arabia FIFA Confederations Cup 3
1997-98 Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 7
1
1
1997-98 Saudi Arabia International Friendly 9
6
1999-00 Saudi Arabia AFC Asian Cup 3
1999-00 Saudi Arabia Afro-Asian Cup of Nations 1
1999-00 Saudi Arabia International Friendly 1
1
1
2000-01 Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 4
1
5
2001-02 Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 7
1
3
1
2001-02 Saudi Arabia Gulf Cup 2
2
2001-02 Saudi Arabia International Friendly 4
5
2004-05 Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 3
1
3
2005-06 Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 1
2
1
1
2005-06 Saudi Arabia International Friendly 2
4
1
2005-06 Saudi Arabia LG Cup 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
14 Sep 1992 Kuwait v Saudi Arabia W 0-2 ARAB CUP Semi-final
15 Oct 1992 Saudi Arabia v USA W 3-0 Intercontinental Championship Semi-final
20 Oct 1992 Saudi Arabia v Argentina L 1-3 Intercontinental Championship Final
01 Dec 1992 United Arab Emirates v Saudi Arabia L 1-0 Gulf Cup
04 Dec 1992 Oman v Saudi Arabia W 0-2 Gulf Cup
09 Apr 1993 Saudi Arabia v USA L 0-2 International Friendly
01 May 1993 Saudi Arabia v Macao W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Asia group E
06 Oct 1993 Saudi Arabia v Russia W 4-2 International Friendly
15 Oct 1993 Saudi Arabia v Japan D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Asia final round
22 Oct 1993 Korea Republic v Saudi Arabia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Asia final round
24 Oct 1993 Iraq v Saudi Arabia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Asia final round
28 Oct 1993 Saudi Arabia v Iran W 4-3 FIFA World Cup Asia final round
06 Feb 1994 Saudi Arabia v Colombia D 1-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 1994 Saudi Arabia v Chile D 2-2 International Friendly
27 Apr 1994 Greece v Saudi Arabia L 5-1 International Friendly
04 May 1994 Bolivia v Saudi Arabia L 1-0 International Friendly
25 May 1994 USA v Saudi Arabia D 0-0 International Friendly
25 Jun 1994 Saudi Arabia v Morocco W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
03 Jul 1994 Sweden v Saudi Arabia L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
19 Oct 1994 Saudi Arabia v USA W 2-1 International Friendly
04 Nov 1994 Saudi Arabia v Oman W 2-1 Gulf Cup
06 Nov 1994 United Arab Emirates v Saudi Arabia D 1-1 Gulf Cup
10 Nov 1994 Saudi Arabia v Bahrain W 3-1 Gulf Cup
12 Nov 1994 Saudi Arabia v Qatar W 2-1 Gulf Cup
10 Dec 1994 Saudi Arabia v Poland L 1-2 International Friendly
17 Dec 1994 Saudi Arabia v Costa Rica L 1-3 International Friendly
06 Jan 1995 Saudi Arabia v Mexico L 0-2 Intercontinental Championship Group A
08 Jan 1995 Saudi Arabia v Denmark L 0-2 Intercontinental Championship Group A
08 Oct 1995 USA v Saudi Arabia L 4-3 International Friendly
11 Oct 1995 Mexico v Saudi Arabia L 2-1 International Friendly
24 Oct 1995 Japan v Saudi Arabia L 2-1 International Friendly
28 Oct 1995 Japan v Saudi Arabia L 2-1 International Friendly
31 Oct 1995 Korea Republic v Saudi Arabia D 1-1 International Friendly
09 Oct 1996 Saudi Arabia v Australia D 0-0 International Friendly
19 Oct 1996 Saudi Arabia v Qatar D 2-2 Gulf Cup
19 Oct 1996 Saudi Arabia v Qatar D 2-2 Gulf Cup
05 Dec 1996 Saudi Arabia v Thailand W 6-0 AFC Asian Cup Group B
08 Dec 1996 Iraq v Saudi Arabia W 0-1 AFC Asian Cup Group B
16 Dec 1996 Saudi Arabia v China PR W 4-3 AFC Asian Cup Quarter-final
18 Dec 1996 Saudi Arabia v Iran W 0-0 (4-3) AFC Asian Cup Semi-final
21 Dec 1996 United Arab Emirates v Saudi Arabia W 0-0 (4-2) AFC Asian Cup Final
18 Mar 1997 Malaysia v Saudi Arabia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Asia 1st round group 1
20 Mar 1997 Bangladesh v Saudi Arabia W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Asia 1st round group 1
27 Mar 1997 Saudi Arabia v Bangladesh W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Asia 1st round group 1
31 Mar 1997 Saudi Arabia v Taiwan W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Asia 1st round group 1
14 Sep 1997 Saudi Arabia v Kuwait W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round
25 Sep 1997 Saudi Arabia v Mali W 5-1 International Friendly
03 Oct 1997 China PR v Saudi Arabia L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round
17 Oct 1997 Kuwait v Saudi Arabia L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round
24 Oct 1997 Saudi Arabia v Iran W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round
12 Dec 1997 Saudi Arabia v Brazil L 0-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
14 Dec 1997 Saudi Arabia v Mexico L 0-5 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
16 Dec 1997 Saudi Arabia v Australia W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
22 Feb 1998 Saudi Arabia v Germany L 0-3 International Friendly
04 May 1998 Saudi Arabia v Jamaica D 0-0 International Friendly
09 May 1998 Trinidad and Tobago v Saudi Arabia W 1-3 International Friendly
13 May 1998 Saudi Arabia v Iceland D 1-1 International Friendly
17 May 1998 Saudi Arabia v Namibia W 2-1 International Friendly
23 May 1998 England v Saudi Arabia D 0-0 International Friendly
27 May 1998 Norway v Saudi Arabia L 6-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 1998 Saudi Arabia v Mexico D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 1998 Saudi Arabia v Denmark L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
18 Jun 1998 France v Saudi Arabia L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
24 Jun 1998 South Africa v Saudi Arabia D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
30 Sep 1999 Saudi Arabia v South Africa D 0-0 AFRO-ASIAN CUP OF NATIONS 2nd leg
31 May 2000 Hungary v Saudi Arabia D 2-2 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 Slovenia v Saudi Arabia L 2-0 International Friendly
14 Oct 2000 Japan v Saudi Arabia L 4-1 AFC Asian Cup Group C
17 Oct 2000 Saudi Arabia v Qatar D 0-0 AFC Asian Cup Group C
29 Oct 2000 Japan v Saudi Arabia L 1-0 AFC Asian Cup Final
08 Feb 2001 Saudi Arabia v Mongolia W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Asia group 10
10 Feb 2001 Saudi Arabia v Bangladesh W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Asia group 10
12 Feb 2001 Saudi Arabia v Vietnam W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Asia group 10
15 Feb 2001 Saudi Arabia v Mongolia W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Asia group 10
17 Feb 2001 Saudi Arabia v Bangladesh W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Asia group 10
10 Jul 2001 Singapore v Saudi Arabia W 0-3 International Friendly
17 Aug 2001 Saudi Arabia v Bahrain D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round group A
24 Aug 2001 Iran v Saudi Arabia L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round group A
31 Aug 2001 Saudi Arabia v Iraq W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round group A
15 Sep 2001 Thailand v Saudi Arabia W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round group A
21 Sep 2001 Bahrain v Saudi Arabia W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round group A
28 Sep 2001 Saudi Arabia v Iran D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round group A
21 Oct 2001 Saudi Arabia v Thailand W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round group A
05 Jan 2002 Saudi Arabia v Romania W 2-0 International Friendly
16 Jan 2002 Saudi Arabia v Kuwait D 1-1 Gulf Cup 1st round
20 Jan 2002 Saudi Arabia v Bahrain W 3-1 Gulf Cup 2nd round
06 Feb 2002 Saudi Arabia v Brazil L 0-1 International Friendly
14 May 2002 Saudi Arabia v Senegal W 3-2 International Friendly
01 Jun 2002 Germany v Saudi Arabia L 8-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
09 Feb 2005 Uzbekistan v Saudi Arabia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup World Cup - AFC 3rd Round
25 Mar 2005 Saudi Arabia v Korea Republic W 2-0 FIFA World Cup World Cup - AFC 3rd Round
03 Jun 2005 Saudi Arabia v Kuwait W 3-0 FIFA World Cup World Cup - AFC 3rd Round
08 Jun 2005 Saudi Arabia v Uzbekistan W 3-0 FIFA World Cup World Cup - AFC 3rd Round
25 Jan 2006 Saudi Arabia v Greece D 1-1 LG CUP
01 Mar 2006 Saudi Arabia v Portugal L 0-3 International Friendly
15 Mar 2006 Saudi Arabia v Iraq D 2-2 International Friendly
28 Mar 2006 Saudi Arabia v Poland L 1-2 International Friendly
14 May 2006 Saudi Arabia v Togo W 1-0 International Friendly
26 May 2006 Saudi Arabia v Czech Republic L 0-2 International Friendly
31 May 2006 Saudi Arabia v Turkey L 0-1 International Friendly
14 Jun 2006 Tunisia v Saudi Arabia D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
19 Jun 2006 Saudi Arabia v Ukraine L 0-4 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
23 Jun 2006 Saudi Arabia v Spain L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group H


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.