When Portuguese football legend Ronaldo scored his two international goals against Sweden in the European Nations Football League competitions and entered the Hundred Club as the second most striker in the world no one expected that with the celebration of Ronaldo’s achievement, they would Newspapers, international agencies and the official website of FIFA, the Emirati striker Ali Mabkhout, are mentioning, indicating and praising him, as he is among the international attackers who are able to reach this number and perhaps surpass it.
According to newspaper reports, international agencies and “FIFA” that Mabkhout comes directly in third place after the Indian player Sunil Shetri, who scored 72 goals, and Lionel Messi, who scored 70 goals, among the candidates to break Ronaldo’s number as he has 63 goals in his balance, surpassing the striker Poland’s Lewandowski, who scored 61 goals and the best scorer in Europe in 2020, Brazilian Neymar with 61 goals, Luis Suarez, 59 goals, and Dzeko, the Bosnian striker, who scored 58 goals.
Mabkhout, born on October 5, 1990, will celebrate tomorrow, “Monday”, his arrival at the age of 30, and as he celebrates this occasion, we remember his many achievements with our national team at the Gulf and Asian levels. He is his historical goal in the Gulf, and the goal of all Asia in the Australian Championship in 2015, and a goal. Al-Jazira club also has the highest score for national and foreign players in one season in the professional league “33 goals” in the 2016-2017 season.
The records achieved by Ali Mabkhout are many, including entering the Guinness Book of Records with the fastest goal in Asia in 2015, and 2017 witnessed an unforgettable moment in the history of Mabkhout, when he participated with Al Jazeera in the Club World Cup, and scored the winning goal in the match against Urawa Red Diamonds The Japanese champion of the AFC Champions League, to hit the Emirati team a date in the semi-final with Real Madrid, to face Mabkhout, who holds the number 7, with another star with the same number, Cristiano Ronaldo, and the island was on the way to the final after he advanced through Romarinho’s goal, before Real Madrid rose up in the last half hour and scored twice by Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.
During that match, Mabkhout represented a constant danger to Real Madrid’s defense, and although he did not score that day, he won a special praise from the French Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid coach after the match, as the French coach said about him: They have two distinguished players, namely Mabkhout and Romarinho, who are They were a tough test of our defense.
At the international level, 2015 is the year in which Mabkhout etched his name in the historical records of the AFC Asian Cup, after he scored two goals in the second half to win the Emirates 4-1 in his first match against Qatar, then in the second match he scored a goal after just 14 seconds, The UAE beat Bahrain 2-1, which was the fastest goal in the history of the AFC Asian Cup, and in the quarter-finals, and after 7 minutes, Mabkhout received a long pass from Omar Abdul Rahman, and shot at Al Tayer from a narrow angle to score the goal of progressing to the Emirates, so our team qualified for half The final was by penalty shoot-out at the expense of the former champion Japan, then Mabkhout scored in the third and fourth place match against Iraq to become the tournament’s top scorer with 5 goals.
In 2019, Mabkhout finished the year as the best scorer in the world with our team at the international level, and scored 16 goals in 13 games, beating players such as Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and now Mabkhout is looking to break a new record, to become the historical top scorer in the UAE League.
Mabkhout stressed that he is proud of all these achievements, and he does not forget the role of his fellow players in the national team and the island to achieve these personal achievements, and also he does not forget the role of his coaches and the fans of Emirati football in achieving these achievements, and this is not considered the end of the day, but on the contrary, he made clear that his ambitions are with the white and the island. They are still without limits, and that his biggest priority now is to qualify with the “white” for the 2022 World Cup finals and the 2023 Asian finals.
Mabkhout said: The UAE is the homeland of tolerance, peace and humanity, and it deserves from its people all the sacrifices to raise the state’s flag in succession on all occasions, and to delight its leaders and fans.
Mabkhout added: I do not care about personal accomplishments and figures as much as I am interested in achieving victories and titles with my country’s national team, and with the club that I represent and wear his shirt. In the coming stage, we still have a big chance to qualify and we will not easily give it up.