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  • Ahmed Saleh

Salem Al-Dawsari named AFC Player of the Year for 2022

Doha, November 01, 2023, Saudi national team player and Al-Hilal SFC winger, Salem Al-Dawsari, was awarded the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Player of the Year for 2022 in a ceremony held at the Qatar National Convention Center in Doha.

Al-Dawsari has solidified his status as one of Asia's premier players, showcasing his talents on the global stage during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. In a significant achievement, he scored the winning goal for the Saudi national team in their 2-1 victory over Argentina, who eventually became the champions. He also notched a goal against Mexico, equaling the record for the highest number of goals scored by a Saudi player in World Cup matches, totaling three goals.

On the domestic front, Al-Dawsari played a pivotal role in Al-Hilal's success in the Saudi Pro League for the 2021-2022 season and the King Cup for 2022-2023.

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