Fahad ALHerafi

Fahad ALHerifi 

Spirit of victory

At the end of 1982, a new player has been recorded in "ALNassr" club records, who seemed to be a promising player, he came to "ALNassr" from "Alnakhil" club at "Beesha", he was young and "ALNassr" contracted then with the new coach "Paolo Ceasar Karbajiani" who had no idea about the basic players and the new players, that had given chance to all players to prove themselves in the playground to be chosen for the best formation of the team.

The chance for the new player "Fahd Alhereefy" was great to prove his existence with the new coach so that the coach liked him and gave him the chance to be a basic player in one of the matches.

The coach "Garbajiani" didn't know that he gave the chance to the player only but also he gave the chance to the Saudi sports as a whole to upgrade and gave"ALNassr" club to be preferred rather than other teams by joining "Fahad Alherifi" as source of power in the center half of "ALNassr" club and the Saudi national team so that "Alherrefy" joined some of the best Saudi players in the national team

After years of hard working, "Alherifi" became the club and the national teams' leader he hitched his name in the list of the best Saudi players


His beginning with  AL Nassr


ALNassr" football team played two friendly matches in front of "AlEthad" team in "Alriadh" and "Jeddah" which ended in 0:0 and, then "Fahd Alherrefy" appeared as if he had wide experience plus to much effort with the team, that what always "Fahd Alherrefy" is especial for as if it was the first minute in the match.

In "ALNassr" match in front of "Alshulah" which ended 4:2 to "ALNassr", "Fahd Alherrefy "was the man of the match in both sportive level and in scoring goals, as he scored two goals of the match goals.

After all that levels and goals with the first team all people recognized his talent and he had reserved a basic position in the team which was not easy to keep it then.

"ALNassr" was full of first class stars that setting at substitutes bench was considered to be excellence and superiority, while wearing "ALNassr" T-shirt was event itself, and confession that he was a first front player as well

Achievements with ALNassr

 Alherifi  participated in helping  ALNassr to get many titles, which are

 King Cup 1985- 1986-1989
 Shield of league 1988

 Saudi premier league twice and sequential 1993 - 1994
 Plus to many finals he participated in with his colleagues either local or international

Fahd Alherrefy is considered to be the most special center half player in KSA in the latest two decades, some of his advantages:

- Play maker

- Both head and foots scorer

- He has much efforts along the match

- High fitness

- He basically participate in breaking the watch on strikers

- He has wide area in the playground that he can play in perfect


In 1993, he was the first participant in allowing "ALNassr" to gain the league championship trophy, especially in the absence of the big player "Maged AbduAllAh"

In 1995, a misunderstanding happened between him and his club that developed to be so complicated that made him leave the team along 1995, 1996 till the end of season 1997

Fans of "ALNassr" watched his back in Asia cup championship finals that been organized by "ALNassr" at the end of 1997, but postponing his return disappointed the fans been waiting for this return.

In 1998, "Fahd Alherrefy" returned to represent the team again after long absence last for 3 seasons, his return was a good sign for club fans, as "ALNassr" team had won the Asian super cup by a goal he scored himself.

In 2000,"Fahd Alherrefy" was the leader of "ALNassr" to rise the Saudi flag up in the first clubs world cup championship that held in Brazil, "ALNassr" team presented an honorable playing level and good results which had given great idea about this premiere team strength, offcourse "Fahd Alherrefy" was one of the big stars in this championship

He scored the equality goal in the premiere "Royal Madrid" net, by the way "Fahd Alherrefy" was the striker of "ALNassr" in this international championship.


"Fahd Alherrefy" along his football history had scored about (65) goals with "ALNassr" club although he was playing as a center half player; also he had made tens of good and effective goals with both "ALNassr" club and the national team.

Although years and years have passed since "Fahd Alherrefy" retirement from "ALNassr" center half playing, "ALNassr" fans still can't find a Saudi player that can full the hollow upraised by "Alherrefy" absence.

Also they still remember those crazy matches that he used to turn their results up down after his presence in the playground with his magical passes and perfect goals.

If you ask anyone who is the maestro of the Saudi football, instantly you will get the answer is "Fahd Alherrefy", Fans called him "The Maestro" and "the leader of ALNassr orchestra" as all what he presented on the playground was like playing a unique rare symphony as football lovers say.

National team

In 1984 he presented the national team, and remained in the basic formation of the national team for 11 years, among them he presented all football arts with his colleagues.

His big participation in winning the Asian nations cup championship been held in Qatar in 1988, and in enabling the national team to reach the world cup finals been held in USA in 1994 plus to his effective participation in this championship as he participated as a basic player along the national team matches, and participated with his colleagues in the strong competitions that been involved by the national team. Those were his most special participations for his country national team.

Participations with the national team

1. Asia Youth championship in UAE.

2. Youth world cup in Moscow 1985.

3. World cup qualifiers 1986.

4. Arab cup in "Taaef".

5. First Afro-Asian championship.

6. The Arabian championship in Morocco 1986.

7. The 8th gulf championship in "Bahrain" 1986.

8. The 9th gulf championship in "Riyadh" 1988.

9. The international championship in Australia 1988.

10. Asia cup in Qatar 1988.

11. The Asian games championship in China 1990.

12. The Arabian championship in Syria 1990.

13. The continental championship in 1992.

14. Asia cup in Japan 1992.

15. Gulf cup in Qatar 1992.

16. World cup finals in USA 1994.

Priorities and goals:

 Has 38 international goals.

 Along his football life he has 300 goals.

 Best Arabian player in 1988.

 Best Asian player in 1990.

 First Arabian and Gulf player that won the prize of "Addidas" which was the golden shoe as Asia scorer.

 First player to score first goal in the Continental championship which titled by "king Fahd cup" against the American team.

 First player to score the first official goal in king Fahd stadium in Gulf championship in sultanate of Oman.

 The owner of last strike for the national team in the final of Asia cup , which led the national team to win the cup in front of south Korea.

 The owner of the firs Asia, Gulf and Arabian goal in the first clubs world cup against the Spanish "Royal Madrid" club.

 He had made first Saudi goal in world cup 1994 by raising the football up to "Foad Anwar" head against the Dutch team.

After his retirement "Fahd Alherrefy" became sportive analyzer in the sky channels and still amusing his fans by his analysis and bold opinions.


It is difficult to be a star and to achieve a lot of achievements, but "Fahd Alherrefy" didn't achieve a lot only and didn't scratch his name in the Saudi football history only but also he was the spirit of victory standing and playing in the playground.




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