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The Saudi Arabia national football team (Arabic:المنتخب العربي السعودي لكرة القدم) represents Saudi Arabia in men's international football, and the team's colours are green and white. Saudi Arabia are known as Al-Suqour (The Falcons) and Al-Akhdhar (The Green); the team represents both FIFA and Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Saudi Arabia
Nickname(s)الأخضر (al-‘Akhḍar, "The Green")
الصقور الخضر (aṣ-Ṣuqūr al-‘Akhḍar, "The Green Falcons")
الصقور العربية (aṣ-Ṣuqūr Al-ʿArabiyyah, "Arabian Falcons")
AssociationSaudi Arabian Football Federation
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationWAFF (West Asia)
Head coachHervé Renard
CaptainSalman Al-Faraj
Most capsMohamed Al-Deayea (178)
Top scorerMajed Abdullah (72)
FIFA codeKSA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 51 3 (23 December 2021)
Highest21 (July 2004)
Lowest126 (December 2012)
First international
Lebanon 1–1 Saudi Arabia
(Beirut, Lebanon; 18 January 1957)
Biggest win
Timor-Leste 0–10 Saudi Arabia
(Dili, East Timor; 17 November 2015)
Biggest defeat
United Arab Republic 13–0 Saudi Arabia
(Casablanca, Morocco; 3 September 1961)
World Cup
Appearances5 (first in 1994)
Best resultRound of 16 (1994)
Asian Cup
Appearances10 (first in 1984)
Best resultChampions (1984, 1988, 1996)
Arab Cup
Appearances7 (first in 1985)
Best resultChampions (1998, 2002)
Arabian Gulf Cup
Appearances24 (first in 1970)
Best resultChampions (1994, 2002, 2003)
WAFF Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2012)
Best resultGroup stage (3 times)
FIFA Confederations Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1992)
Best resultRunners-up (1992)

Considered one of Asia's most successful national teams, Saudi Arabia have won the Asian Cup three times (1984, 1988, and 1996), reached a joint record six Asian Cup finals and have qualified for the World Cup on five occasions since debuting at the 1994 tournament. Saudi Arabia is the first AFC nation to reach the final of a senior FIFA competition, when it achieved during the 1992 King Fahd Cup, which would eventually become the eventual FIFA Confederations Cup. Only Australia and Japan managed to repeat this feat, in 1997 and 2001, though Australia achieved it when it was a member of the OFC.

In the 1994 World Cup, under the leadership of Jorge Solari, Saudi Arabia beat both Belgium and Morocco in the group stage before falling to Sweden in the Round of 16. Thus Saudi Arabia became the second Arab national football team in history to reach the Round of 16 in a World Cup, after Morocco's Round of 16 elimination in the 1986 FIFA World Cup, and one of the few Asian national football teams (others being Australia, Japan, South Korea, North Korea) to accomplish such a feat to date.

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The idea of a Saudi national team first came about in 1951, when a Saudi XI team consisting of players from Al-Wehda and Al-Ahli took part in a friendly game against the Egyptian Ministry of Health on June 27, 1951, at the Al-Saban Stadium in Jeddah. The following day, the Egyptians took on a Saudi team made up of players from Al-Ittihad and Al-Hilal in Al-Bahri in Jeddah. On August 2, 1951, His Royal Highness Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal organized a third friendly with the Egyptian team against a Saudi National XI with players from Al-Wehda, and Al-Ahli. By then the idea of a national select team to represent the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was already in full flow, and in 1953 the first-ever Saudi team traveled to play friendly matches abroad. The same year, a Saudi team traveled to Damascus to play friendly matches as part of then-Crown Prince Saud bin Abdulaziz’s visit to the country in April 1953. In 1957, the Saudi national team took part in their first international tournament at the 2nd Pan-Arab Games in Beirut, where King Saud was invited to attend the opening ceremony and the inauguration of the Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium with Lebanese President Camille Chamoun on October 18, 1957. The first game played at the stadium was between the national teams of Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. Abdulmajeed Kayal scored for the Saudis while Levon Altonian netted for the home side. The Saudi players came from teams from Jeddah and Mecca, while the team was given support and encouragement from Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal for their trip to Beirut.

Though their football federation was established in 1956, the Saudi Arabia national team did not participate in a tournament until they qualified for the AFC Asian Cup in 1984, which they won. They subsequently became one of Asia's most successful national teams, reaching the next four consecutive Asian Cup finals and winning two of them (1988 and 1996). They have qualified for every Asian Cup since, but their best performance in that period was reaching the final in 2007.

Saudi Arabia qualified for their first FIFA World Cup in 1994. Under the leadership of Jorge Solari and with talents like Saeed Al-Owairan and Sami Al-Jaber, reinforced by national veteran Majed Abdullah as team captain, Saudi Arabia beat both Belgium and Morocco in the group stage before falling to Sweden in the Round of 16. Saudi Arabia qualified for the next three World Cups, but did not win a group stage match in any of them. They failed to qualify for the 2010 and 2014 tournaments.

Saudi Arabia secured qualification for the 2018 tournament, ahead of Australia. However, they started on a sour note by letting host Russia rout them 0–5 on the opening match, making this the second largest victory of any host nation at the FIFA World Cup. The record of the host's largest opening victory is still by Italy, beating the United States 7–1, in 1934. Once again, Saudi Arabia failed to reach the next round, after suffering another defeat, this time, losing 0–1 to Uruguay. Saudi Arabia's performance in the tournament was deemed to be their worst performance since 2002 World Cup, where they were beaten 8-0 by Germany in their opening game and finished 32nd and bottom in the final rankings. Although they were eliminated, they managed to salvage some pride by winning their final group stage match (and their first win at a World Cup since 1994) against Red Sea neighbours Egypt.

After the 2018 World Cup, Saudi Arabia participated in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup with a very high optimism after an acceptable performance in the World Cup, with the Saudis won its first World Cup game since 1994 edition. However, Saudi Arabia finished second in the group stage, after falling to Qatar in the final game, and had to face another giant, Japan, in the round of sixteen. The Saudis dominated the whole game, but ultimately lost 0–1 due to poor finishing and crashed out from the competition.

On 15 October 2019, Saudi Arabia played its first-ever game with Palestine in the West Bank; the game marked a change in policy for Saudi Arabia, which has previously played matches against the Palestinian team in third-party countries. The visit was condemned by some Palestinian activists, who considered the game as a start of normalizing the relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel, but it was viewed by the Palestinian National Authority as a support for their sovereignty over the West Bank. The game ended in a scoreless draw.

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The Saudi Arabia national football team's first kit are traditionally white and the second kit are green (flag colors).

Kit suppliers

Kit supplier Period
Admiral 1976–1980
Puma 1980–1984
Faisok 1984–1990
Adidas 1990–1993
Shammel 1994–2001
Adidas 2001–2003
Le Coq Sportif 2004–2005
Puma 2005–2010
Nike 2011–present

Due to historical reasons, matches against Iran have been frequently followed and seen by Saudis as the most important rival. This stems from the strong hatred between Saudi Arabia and Iran, in particular recent years due to religious sectarianism and historical enmities. Saudi Arabia is trailing behind the series, but only one game defeat, with 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses. It's one of 10 most heated rivalries with political influence.

Saudi Arabia's other heated rival is Iraq. However, the rivalry only began in 1970s. Due to the Gulf War, which Iraq invaded Saudi Arabia's ally Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Iraq eventually become bitter rival fighting to salvage Arab pride. The two countries since then have an up-and-down in relations, often ranged from lack of cooperation and political confrontation. Iraq almost pulled out of the 21st Arabian Gulf Cup after the country was disallowed to host the competition in a move believed to be motivated by Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia's other rivals are mostly from the Gulf, notably Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.

Historically, Saudi Arabia played most of their home matches in King Fahd International Stadium, located in the capital Riyadh. The stadium was also where some of Saudi Arabia's most important fixtures were when the country hosted the first three King Fahd Cups (predecessor of the Confederations Cup). The stadium was also home to some of Saudi Arabia's big games in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Saudi Arabia started to diversify the use of venues from outside Riyadh in the 2000s, with the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifiers first round played in Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium in Dammam and the second round played entirely in Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium. In the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers second round against Sri Lanka and at the first fixture against Uzbekistan in the third round, Saudi Arabia played again in Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium. It was accelerated from 2010s onward as Saudi Arabia began to play frequent home fixtures in newly built King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah and Mrsool Park also in Riyadh.

The following is a list of match results from the previous 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

2021

Saudi Arabia vKuwait
25 March 2021 Friendly Saudi Arabia 1–0Kuwait Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
20:30 UTC+3 Report Stadium:Mrsool Park
Referee: Mohamed Bunafoor (Bahrain)
Saudi Arabia vYemen
5 June 2021 2022 W.C. Q Saudi Arabia 3–0Yemen Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
21:00 UTC+3 Report (FIFA)[dead link]
Report (AFC)
Stadium:Mrsool Park
Attendance: 4,382
Referee: Nivon Robesh Gamini (Sri Lanka)
Oman vSaudi Arabia
7 September 2021 2022 W.C. Q Oman 0–1Saudi Arabia Muscat, Oman
20:00 UTC+4 Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Stadium:Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex
Attendance: 8,150
Referee: Hanna Hattab (Syria)
Saudi Arabia vChina PR
12 October 2021 2022 W.C. Q Saudi Arabia 3–2China PR Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
20:00 UTC+3
Report
Stadium:King Abdullah Sports City
Attendance: 54,124
Referee: Ilgiz Tantashev (Uzbekistan)
Vietnam vSaudi Arabia
16 November 2021 2022 W.C. Q Vietnam 0–1Saudi Arabia Hanoi, Vietnam
19:00 UTC+7 Report Stadium:Mỹ Đình National Stadium
Attendance: 9,669
Referee: Hanna Hattab (Syria)
As of 29 July 2019
Position Name
Head coach Hervé Renard
Assistant coach Laurent Bonadei
Assistant coach Sofian Kheyari
Assistant coach Mohammed Ameen
Goalkeeper coach Philippe Sence
Technical director Ioan Lupescu

Coaching history

Current squad

  • The following 23 players were called up for the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup:
  • Match date: 1 – 7 December 2021
  • Opposition:Jordan,Palestine, &Morocco.
  • Caps and goals are correct as of 7 December 2021, after the match againstMorocco.
  • Caps and goals including all matches officially recognized by SAFF (also those not recognized by FIFA).
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Mohammed Al Rubaie (1997-08-14)14 August 1997 (age 24) 5 0 Al-Ahli
21 1GK Nawaf Al-Aqidi (2000-05-10)10 May 2000 (age 21) 0 0 Al-Nassr
22 1GK Zaid Al-Bawardi (1997-01-26)26 January 1997 (age 24) 2 0 Al-Shabab

2 2DF Muhannad Al-Shanqeeti (1999-03-12)12 March 1999 (age 22) 2 0 Al-Ittihad
3 2DF Khalifah Al-Dawsari (1999-01-02)2 January 1999 (age 23) 1 0 Al-Hilal
4 2DF Waleed Al-Ahmed (1999-05-03)3 May 1999 (age 22) 2 0 Al-Faisaly
5 2DF Naif Almas (2000-01-18)18 January 2000 (age 21) 2 0 Al-Nassr
6 2DF Nawaf Boushal (1999-09-16)16 September 1999 (age 22) 1 0 Al-Fateh
12 2DF Saud Abdulhamid (1999-07-18)18 July 1999 (age 22) 12 0 Al-Ittihad
13 2DF Moteb Al-Harbi (2000-02-19)19 February 2000 (age 21) 3 0 Al-Shabab
14 2DF Ali Majrashi (1999-10-01)1 October 1999 (age 22) 3 0 Al-Shabab
16 2DF Sulaiman Hazazi (2003-02-01)1 February 2003 (age 18) 2 0 Al-Taawoun

7 3MF Turki Al-Ammar (1999-09-23)23 September 1999 (age 22) 6 0 Al-Shabab
8 3MF Ayman Yahya (2001-05-14)14 May 2001 (age 20) 6 0 Al-Nassr
11 3MF Bader Munshi (1999-06-20)20 June 1999 (age 22) 1 0 Damac
17 3MF Meshal Al-Sebyani (2001-04-11)11 April 2001 (age 20) 2 0 Al-Faisaly
19 3MF Hamed Al-Ghamdi (1999-04-02)2 April 1999 (age 22) 3 0 Al-Ettifaq
20 3MF Ibrahim Mahnashi (1999-11-18)18 November 1999 (age 22) 1 0 Al-Ettifaq
23 3MF Mohammed Al-Qahtani (2002-07-23)23 July 2002 (age 19) 3 0 Al-Hilal

9 4FW Firas al-Buraikan (2000-05-14)14 May 2000 (age 21) 17 5 Al-Fateh
10 4FW Abdullah Al-Hamdan (1999-09-12)12 September 1999 (age 22) 17 5 Al-Hilal
15 4FW Abdullah Radif (2003-01-20)20 January 2003 (age 18) 3 0 Al-Hilal
18 4FW Haitham Asiri (2000-01-23)23 January 2000 (age 21) 3 0 Al-Ahli

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Saudi Arabia squad within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Fawaz Al-Qarni (1992-04-02)2 April 1992 (age 29) 10 0 Al-Shabab v.Vietnam, 16 November 2021
GK Mohammed Al-Owais (1991-10-10)10 October 1991 (age 30) 30 0 Al-Ahli v.China PR, 12 October 2021
GK Abdullah Al-Oaisher (1991-05-13)13 May 1991 (age 30) 0 0 Al-Ettifaq v.Uzbekistan, 15 June 2021
GK Amin Bukhari (1997-05-02)2 May 1997 (age 24) 0 0 Al-Nassr v.Palestine, 30 March 2021

DF Mohammed Al-Breik (1992-09-15)15 September 1992 (age 29) 32 1 Al-Hilal v.Vietnam, 16 November 2021
DF Ali Al-Bulaihi (1989-11-21)21 November 1989 (age 32) 27 0 Al-Hilal v.Vietnam, 16 November 2021
DF Sultan Al-Ghanam (1994-05-06)6 May 1994 (age 27) 17 0 Al-Nassr v.Vietnam, 16 November 2021
DF Ziyad Al-Sahafi (1994-10-17)17 October 1994 (age 27) 10 0 Al-Ittihad v.Vietnam, 16 November 2021
DF Abdulelah Al-Amri (1997-01-15)15 January 1997 (age 24) 8 1 Al-Nassr v.Vietnam, 16 November 2021
DF Ahmed Sharahili (1993-07-06)6 July 1993 (age 28) 1 0 Al-Shabab v.Vietnam, 16 November 2021
DF Yasser Al-Shahrani (1992-05-25)25 May 1992 (age 29) 64 2 Al-Hilal v.Australia, 11 November 2021 INJ
DF Abdullah Madu (1993-07-15)15 July 1993 (age 28) 10 0 Al-Nassr v.Australia, 11 November 2021 INJ
DF Mohammed Al-Khabrani (1993-10-14)14 October 1993 (age 28) 17 2 Al-Ahli v.China PR, 12 October 2021
DF Hussain Qassem (1997-09-21)21 September 1997 (age 24) 0 0 Al-Faisaly v.China PR, 12 October 2021
DF Hassan Tambakti (1999-02-09)9 February 1999 (age 22) 11 0 Al-Shabab v.Uzbekistan, 15 June 2021

MF Ziyad Al-Johani (2001-11-11)11 November 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Al-Ahli 2021 FIFA Arab Cup INJ
MF Fahad Al-Muwallad (1994-09-14)14 September 1994 (age 27) 67 17 Al-Ittihad v.Vietnam, 16 November 2021
MF Salman Al-Faraj (1989-08-01)1 August 1989 (age 32) 65 8 Al-Hilal v.Vietnam, 16 November 2021
MF Salem Al-Dawsari (1991-08-19)19 August 1991 (age 30) 60 16 Al-Hilal v.Vietnam, 16 November 2021
MF Mohamed Kanno (1994-09-22)22 September 1994 (age 27) 25 1 Al-Hilal v.Vietnam, 16 November 2021
MF Abdulellah Al-Malki (1994-10-11)11 October 1994 (age 27) 19 0 Al-Ittihad v.Vietnam, 16 November 2021
MF Abdulrahman Ghareeb (1997-03-31)31 March 1997 (age 24) 13 1 Al-Ahli v.Vietnam, 16 November 2021
MF Sami Al-Najei (1997-02-07)7 February 1997 (age 24) 9 2 Al-Nassr v.Vietnam, 16 November 2021
MF Ali Al-Hassan (1997-03-04)4 March 1997 (age 24) 4 1 Al-Nassr v.Vietnam, 16 November 2021
MF Nasser Al-Dawsari (1998-12-19)19 December 1998 (age 23) 4 0 Al-Hilal v.Vietnam, 16 November 2021
MF Abdulrahman Al-Aboud (1995-06-01)1 June 1995 (age 26) 2 0 Al-Ittihad v.Vietnam, 16 November 2021
MF Ali Al-Asmari (1997-01-12)12 January 1997 (age 24) 4 0 Al-Ahli v.Vietnam, 16 November 2021
MF Mohammed Al-Kuwaykibi (1994-12-02)2 December 1994 (age 27) 9 0 Al-Ettifaq v.Australia, 11 November 2021 WD
MF Abdullah Otayf (1992-08-03)3 August 1992 (age 29) 42 1 Al-Hilal v.Oman, 7 September 2021
MF Hassan Al-Amri (1994-04-21)21 April 1994 (age 27) 0 0 Al-Taawoun v.Palestine, 30 March 2021

FW Saleh Al-Shehri (1993-11-01)1 November 1993 (age 28) 13 7 Al-Hilal v.Vietnam, 16 November 2021
FW Mohammed Maran (2001-02-15)15 February 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Al-Tai v.Palestine, 30 March 2021

  • COV Player withdrew from the squad due to contracting COVID-19.
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
  • PRE Preliminary squad.
  • RET Retired from the national team.
  • SUS Player is serving a suspension.
  • WD Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue.
As of 20 November 2018
Players in bold are still active with Saudi Arabia.
Most Caps
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Mohamed Al-Deayea 178 0 1993–2006
2 Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi 163 3 1990–2001
3 Sami Al-Jaber 156 46 1992–2006
4 Abdullah Zubromawi 142 3 1993–2002
5 Osama Hawsawi 138 7 2006–2018
Hussein Abdulghani 138 5 1996–2018
7 Taisir Al-Jassim 134 19 2004–2018
8 Saud Kariri 133 7 2001–2015
9 Mohamed Abd Al-Jawad 121 7 1981–1994
10 Mohammad Al-Shalhoub 118 19 2000–2018
Top Goalscorers
Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Majed Abdullah 72 116 0.61 1978–1994
2 Sami Al-Jaber 46 156 0.29 1992–2006
3 Yasser Al-Qahtani 42 108 0.39 2002–2013
4 Obeid Al-Dosari 41 94 0.44 1994–2002
5 Talal Al-Meshal 32 60 0.53 1998–2006
6 Mohammad Al-Sahlawi 28 42 0.67 2010–2018
Khaled Al-Muwallid 28 114 0.25 1988–1998
8 Hamzah Idris 26 66 0.39 1992–2000
Fahad Al-Mehallel 26 87 0.3 1992–1999
10 Saeed Al-Owairan 24 75 0.32 1992–1998
Ibrahim Al-Shahrani 24 86 0.28 1997–2005

*Denotes draws includes knockout matches decided on penalty shootouts. Red border indicates that the tournament was hosted on home soil. Gold, silver, bronze backgrounds indicate 1st, 2nd and 3rd finishes respectively. Bold text indicates best finish in tournament.

Champion Runners-up Third place

Overview
Event 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
FIFA Confederations Cup 0 1 0
FIFA Arab Cup 2 1 1
AFC Asian Cup 3 3 0
Arabian Gulf Cup 3 7 7
Asian Games 0 1 1
Pan Arab Games 0 1 1
Total 8 14 10

FIFA World Cup

Saudi players warm-up before their match against Ukraine during the 2006 FIFA World Cup (19 June 2006)
Saudi Arabia players before the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening fixture, against hosts Russia in Group A.
World Cup record World Cup Qualification record
Hosts / year Result Position GP W D L GS GA GP W D L GS GA
1930 Not a FIFA member No qualification
1934 Not a FIFA member
1938
1950
1954
1958 Did not enter Did not enter
1962
1966
1970
1974
1978 Did not qualify 4 1 0 3 3 7
1982 10 4 1 5 9 16
1986 2 0 1 1 0 1
1990 9 4 3 2 11 9
1994 Round of 16 12th 4 2 0 2 5 6 11 6 5 0 28 7
1998 Group stage 28th 3 0 1 2 2 7 14 9 3 2 26 7
2002 32nd 3 0 0 3 0 12 14 11 2 1 47 8
2006 28th 3 0 1 2 2 7 12 10 2 0 24 2
2010 Did not qualify 15 8 4 3 25 15
2014 8 3 3 2 14 7
2018 Group stage 26th 3 1 0 2 2 7 18 12 3 3 45 14
2022 To be determined 14 11 3 0 31 7
2026
Total Round of 16 5/23 16 3 2 11 11 39 131 79 30 22 263 100

AFC Asian Cup

The Final of the 1984 AFC Asian Cup, against China. Saudi Arabia won their first AFC Asian Cup in their first entry to the competition.
Asian Cup record Asian Cup Qualification record
Year Result Position GP W D L GS GA GP W D L GS GA
1956 Not a AFC member Not a AFC member
1960
1964
1968
1972
1976 Withdrew 6 3 1 2 12 5
1980 Withdrew
1984 Champions 1st 6 3 3 0 7 3 4 4 0 0 19 0
1988 Champions 1st 6 3 3 0 5 1 Automatic qualification as champions
1992 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 2 1 8 3 Automatic qualification as champions
1996 Champions 1st 6 3 2 1 11 6 4 4 0 0 10 0
2000 Runners-up 2nd 6 3 1 2 11 8 Automatic qualification as champions
2004 Group stage 13th 3 0 1 2 3 5 6 6 0 0 31 1
2007 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 12 6 6 5 0 1 21 4
2011 Group stage 15th 3 0 0 3 1 8 Automatic qualification as Runners-up
2015 Group stage 10th 3 1 0 2 5 5 6 5 1 0 9 3
2019 Round of 16 12th 4 2 0 2 6 3 8 6 2 0 28 4
2023 Qualified 8 6 2 0 22 4
Total 3 Titles 11/18 48 21 13 14 69 48 48 39 6 3 152 21

FIFA Confederations Cup

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
1992 Runners-up 2nd 2 1 0 1 4 3 Squad
1995 Group stage 5th 2 0 0 2 0 4 Squad
1997 Group stage 7th 3 1 0 2 1 8 Squad
1999 Fourth place 4th 5 1 1 3 8 16 Squad
2001 Did not qualify
2003
2005
2009
2013
2017
Total Runners-up 4/11 12 3 1 8 13 31 -

Arabian Gulf Cup record

Arabian Gulf Cup record
Hosts / year Result Position GP W D L GS GA
1970 Third place 3rd 3 0 2 1 2 4
1972 Runners-up 2nd 3 2 1 0 10 2
1974 Runners-up 2nd 3 3 0 1 9 6
1976 Group stage 5th 6 2 0 4 8 14
1979 Third place 3rd 6 3 2 1 14 4
1982 Group stage 4th 5 2 1 2 6 4
1984 Third place 3rd 6 3 1 2 9 8
1986 Third place 3rd 6 3 0 3 9 9
1988 Third place 3rd 6 2 3 1 5 4
1990 Withdrew
1992 Third place 3rd 5 3 0 2 6 4
1994 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 10 4
1996 Third place 3rd 5 2 2 1 8 6
1998 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 2 0 5 2
2002 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 10 3
2003–04 Champions 1st 6 4 2 0 8 2
2004 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 4 5
2007 Third place 3rd 4 2 1 1 4 3
2009 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 2 0 10 0
2010 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 2 1 6 2
2013 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 2 3
2014 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 9 5
2017–18 Group stage 6th 3 1 1 1 2 3
2019 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 0 2 7 5
Total 3 Titles 23/24 109 56 25 28 163 102

Asian Games

Football at the Asian Games has been an under-23 tournament since 2002.
Asian Games record
Year Result GP W D L GS GA
1951 Did not enter
1954
1958
1962
1966
1970
1974
1978 10th 3 0 2 1 3 4
1982 Third place 6 3 2 1 7 4
1986 Runners-up 6 3 2 1 9 6
1990 5th 3 2 1 0 6 0
1994 5th 5 3 0 2 9 10
1998 Did not enter
2002–present See Saudi Arabia national under-23 football team
Total 5/13 23 11 7 5 34 24

FIFA Arab Cup

FIFA Arab Cup record
Year Result GP W D L GS GA
1963 Did not enter
1964
1966
1985 Third place 4 2 1 1 7 3
1988 Group stage 4 0 2 2 1 4
1992 Runners-up 4 2 1 1 7 5
1998 Champions 4 4 0 0 12 3
2002 Champions 6 5 1 0 11 3
2009 Canceled
2012 Fourth place 4 1 1 2 6 5
2021 Group stage 3 0 1 2 1 3
Total 7/10 29 14 7 8 45 26

Pan Arab Games

Pan Arab Games record
Year Result GP W D L GS GA
1953 Did not enter
1957 Group stage 3 1 1 1 4 3
1961 Round Robin 5 1 0 4 4 38
1965 Did not enter
1976 Runners-up 6 3 1 2 9 4
1985 Fourth place 4 3 0 1 6 3
1997 Did not enter
1999 First Round 2 0 1 1 2 3
2007 Third place 4 1 1 2 5 5
2011 First Round 2 0 1 1 0 2
Total 7/10 26 9 5 12 31 58

West Asian Football Federation Championship record

WAFF Championship record
Year Round GP W D L GS GA
2000 Did not participate
2002
2004
2007
2008
2010
2012 Group stage 3 1 1 1 1 1
2014 Group stage 2 0 1 1 1 4
2019 Group stage 3 0 1 2 1 5
Total 3/9 8 1 3 4 3 10

The following table shows Saudi Arabia's all-time international record, correct as of 18 November 2020.

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA
Total 677 319 151 197 1033 728

International

Runner-up: 1992
Fourth Place: 1999

Continental

Winner: 1984, 1988, 1996
Runner-up: 1992, 2000, 2007
Silver Medalists: 1986
Bronze Medalists: 1982

Regional

Winner: 1994, 2002, 2003
Runner-up: 1972, 1974, 1998, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2019
Third Place: 1970, 1979, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1996
Winner: 1998, 2002
Runner-up: 1992
Third Place: 1985
Silver Medalists: 1976
Bronze Medalists: 2007

Other

Runner-up: 1985, 1997
Gold Medalists: 2005
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Preceded by Asian Champions
1984 (First title)
1988 (Second title)
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Preceded by Asian Champions
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Saudi Arabia national football team Article Talk Language Watch Edit This article is about the men s team For the women s team see Saudi Arabia women s national football team The Saudi Arabia national football team Arabic المنتخب العربي السعودي لكرة القدم represents Saudi Arabia in men s international football and the team s colours are green and white Saudi Arabia are known as Al Suqour The Falcons and Al Akhdhar The Green the team represents both FIFA and Asian Football Confederation AFC Saudi ArabiaNickname s الأخضر al Akhḍar The Green الصقور الخضر aṣ Ṣuqur al Akhḍar The Green Falcons الصقور العربية aṣ Ṣuqur Al ʿArabiyyah Arabian Falcons AssociationSaudi Arabian Football FederationConfederationAFC Asia Sub confederationWAFF West Asia Head coachHerve RenardCaptainSalman Al FarajMost capsMohamed Al Deayea 178 1 Top scorerMajed Abdullah 72 2 FIFA codeKSAFirst coloursSecond coloursFIFA rankingCurrent51 3 23 December 2021 3 Highest21 July 2004 Lowest126 December 2012 First international Lebanon 1 1 Saudi Arabia Beirut Lebanon 18 January 1957 Biggest win Timor Leste 0 10 Saudi Arabia Dili East Timor 17 November 2015 Biggest defeat United Arab Republic 13 0 Saudi Arabia Casablanca Morocco 3 September 1961 World CupAppearances5 first in 1994 Best resultRound of 16 1994 Asian CupAppearances10 first in 1984 Best resultChampions 1984 1988 1996 Arab CupAppearances7 first in 1985 Best resultChampions 1998 2002 Arabian Gulf CupAppearances24 first in 1970 Best resultChampions 1994 2002 2003 WAFF ChampionshipAppearances3 first in 2012 Best resultGroup stage 3 times FIFA Confederations CupAppearances4 first in 1992 Best resultRunners up 1992 Medal record Men s footballFIFA Confederations Cup1992 Saudi Arabia TeamFIFA Arab Cup1998 Qatar Team2002 Kuwait Team1992 Syria Team1985 Saudi Arabia TeamAFC Asian Cup1984 Singapore Team1988 Qatar Team1996 UAE Team1992 Japan Team2000 Lebanon Team2007 Pan Asia TeamAsian Games1986 Seoul Team1982 New Delhi TeamPan Arab Games1976 Damascus Team2007 Cairo Team Considered one of Asia s most successful national teams Saudi Arabia have won the Asian Cup three times 1984 1988 and 1996 reached a joint record six Asian Cup finals and have qualified for the World Cup on five occasions since debuting at the 1994 tournament Saudi Arabia is the first AFC nation to reach the final of a senior FIFA competition when it achieved during the 1992 King Fahd Cup which would eventually become the eventual FIFA Confederations Cup Only Australia and Japan managed to repeat this feat in 1997 and 2001 though Australia achieved it when it was a member of the OFC In the 1994 World Cup under the leadership of Jorge Solari Saudi Arabia beat both Belgium and Morocco in the group stage before falling to Sweden in the Round of 16 Thus Saudi Arabia became the second Arab national football team in history to reach the Round of 16 in a World Cup after Morocco s Round of 16 elimination in the 1986 FIFA World Cup and one of the few Asian national football teams others being Australia Japan South Korea North Korea to accomplish such a feat to date Contents 1 History 2 Kits and crests 2 1 Kit suppliers 3 Rivalries 4 Venues 5 Recent schedule and results 5 1 2021 6 Coaching staff 6 1 Coaching history 7 Players 7 1 Current squad 7 2 Recent call ups 8 Player records 9 Competitive record 9 1 FIFA World Cup 9 2 AFC Asian Cup 9 3 FIFA Confederations Cup 9 4 Arabian Gulf Cup record 9 5 Asian Games 9 6 FIFA Arab Cup 9 7 Pan Arab Games 9 8 West Asian Football Federation Championship record 10 All time results 11 Honours 11 1 International 11 2 Continental 11 3 Regional 11 4 Other 12 Notes 13 References 14 Titles 15 External linksHistory EditThe idea of a Saudi national team first came about in 1951 when a Saudi XI team consisting of players from Al Wehda and Al Ahli took part in a friendly game against the Egyptian Ministry of Health on June 27 1951 at the Al Saban Stadium in Jeddah The following day the Egyptians took on a Saudi team made up of players from Al Ittihad and Al Hilal in Al Bahri in Jeddah On August 2 1951 His Royal Highness Prince Abdullah Al Faisal organized a third friendly with the Egyptian team against a Saudi National XI with players from Al Wehda and Al Ahli By then the idea of a national select team to represent the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was already in full flow and in 1953 the first ever Saudi team traveled to play friendly matches abroad The same year a Saudi team traveled to Damascus to play friendly matches as part of then Crown Prince Saud bin Abdulaziz s visit to the country in April 1953 5 In 1957 the Saudi national team took part in their first international tournament at the 2nd Pan Arab Games in Beirut where King Saud was invited to attend the opening ceremony and the inauguration of the Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium with Lebanese President Camille Chamoun on October 18 1957 The first game played at the stadium was between the national teams of Lebanon and Saudi Arabia Abdulmajeed Kayal scored for the Saudis while Levon Altonian netted for the home side The Saudi players came from teams from Jeddah and Mecca while the team was given support and encouragement from Prince Abdullah Al Faisal for their trip to Beirut 6 Though their football federation was established in 1956 the Saudi Arabia national team did not participate in a tournament until they qualified for the AFC Asian Cup in 1984 which they won They subsequently became one of Asia s most successful national teams reaching the next four consecutive Asian Cup finals and winning two of them 1988 and 1996 They have qualified for every Asian Cup since but their best performance in that period was reaching the final in 2007 Saudi Arabia qualified for their first FIFA World Cup in 1994 Under the leadership of Jorge Solari and with talents like Saeed Al Owairan and Sami Al Jaber reinforced by national veteran Majed Abdullah as team captain Saudi Arabia beat both Belgium and Morocco in the group stage before falling to Sweden in the Round of 16 Saudi Arabia qualified for the next three World Cups but did not win a group stage match in any of them They failed to qualify for the 2010 and 2014 tournaments Saudi Arabia secured qualification for the 2018 tournament 7 ahead of Australia However they started on a sour note by letting host Russia rout them 0 5 on the opening match 8 making this the second largest victory of any host nation at the FIFA World Cup 9 The record of the host s largest opening victory is still by Italy beating the United States 7 1 in 1934 10 Once again Saudi Arabia failed to reach the next round after suffering another defeat this time losing 0 1 to Uruguay 11 Saudi Arabia s performance in the tournament was deemed to be their worst performance since 2002 World Cup where they were beaten 8 0 by Germany in their opening game and finished 32nd and bottom in the final rankings 12 Although they were eliminated 13 they managed to salvage some pride by winning their final group stage match and their first win at a World Cup since 1994 against Red Sea neighbours Egypt 14 After the 2018 World Cup Saudi Arabia participated in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup with a very high optimism after an acceptable performance in the World Cup with the Saudis won its first World Cup game since 1994 edition However Saudi Arabia finished second in the group stage after falling to Qatar in the final game 15 and had to face another giant Japan in the round of sixteen The Saudis dominated the whole game but ultimately lost 0 1 due to poor finishing and crashed out from the competition 16 On 15 October 2019 Saudi Arabia played its first ever game with Palestine in the West Bank the game marked a change in policy for Saudi Arabia which has previously played matches against the Palestinian team in third party countries The visit was condemned by some Palestinian activists who considered the game as a start of normalizing the relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel but it was viewed by the Palestinian National Authority as a support for their sovereignty over the West Bank 17 The game ended in a scoreless draw 18 Kits and crests EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Saudi Arabia national football team kits The Saudi Arabia national football team s first kit are traditionally white and the second kit are green flag colors 19 Kit suppliers Edit Kit supplier Period Admiral 1976 1980 Puma 1980 1984 Faisok 1984 1990 Adidas 1990 1993 Shammel 1994 2001 Adidas 2001 2003 Le Coq Sportif 2004 2005 Puma 2005 2010 Nike 2011 presentRivalries EditMain articles Iran Saudi Arabia football rivalry and Iraq Saudi Arabia football rivalry Due to historical reasons matches against Iran have been frequently followed and seen by Saudis as the most important rival This stems from the strong hatred between Saudi Arabia and Iran in particular recent years due to religious sectarianism and historical enmities Saudi Arabia is trailing behind the series but only one game defeat with 4 wins 6 draws and 5 losses It s one of 10 most heated rivalries with political influence 20 21 Saudi Arabia s other heated rival is Iraq However the rivalry only began in 1970s Due to the Gulf War which Iraq invaded Saudi Arabia s ally Kuwait Saudi Arabia and Iraq eventually become bitter rival fighting to salvage Arab pride 22 The two countries since then have an up and down in relations often ranged from lack of cooperation and political confrontation Iraq almost pulled out of the 21st Arabian Gulf Cup after the country was disallowed to host the competition in a move believed to be motivated by Saudi Arabia 23 Saudi Arabia s other rivals are mostly from the Gulf notably Qatar Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates Venues EditHistorically Saudi Arabia played most of their home matches in King Fahd International Stadium located in the capital Riyadh The stadium was also where some of Saudi Arabia s most important fixtures were when the country hosted the first three King Fahd Cups predecessor of the Confederations Cup The stadium was also home to some of Saudi Arabia s big games in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers Saudi Arabia started to diversify the use of venues from outside Riyadh in the 2000s with the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifiers first round played in Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium in Dammam and the second round played entirely in Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium In the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers second round against Sri Lanka and at the first fixture against Uzbekistan in the third round Saudi Arabia played again in Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium It was accelerated from 2010s onward as Saudi Arabia began to play frequent home fixtures in newly built King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah and Mrsool Park also in Riyadh Recent schedule and results EditThe following is a list of match results from the previous 12 months as well as any future matches that have been scheduled Main article Saudi Arabia national football team results 2020 present 2021 Edit Saudi Arabia v Kuwait 25 March 2021 FriendlySaudi Arabia 1 0 KuwaitRiyadh Saudi Arabia20 30 UTC 3 Al Amri 70 Report Stadium Mrsool Park Referee Mohamed Bunafoor Bahrain Saudi Arabia v Palestine 30 March 2021 2022 W C QSaudi Arabia 5 0 PalestineRiyadh Saudi Arabia20 30 UTC 3 Al Shahrani 37 Al Muwallad 43 Al Shehri 52 58 Al Dawsari 88 pen Report FIFA Report AFC Stadium Mrsool Park Referee Mohanad Qasim Iraq Saudi Arabia v Yemen 5 June 2021 2022 W C QSaudi Arabia 3 0 YemenRiyadh Saudi Arabia21 00 UTC 3 Al Dawsari 4 Al Muwallad 17 32 Report FIFA dead link Report AFC Stadium Mrsool Park Attendance 4 382 Referee Nivon Robesh Gamini Sri Lanka Singapore v Saudi Arabia 11 June 2021 2022 W C QSingapore 0 3 Saudi ArabiaRiyadh Saudi Arabia21 00 UTC 3 Report FIFA dead link Report AFC Al Dawsari 84 Al Muwallad 86 Al Shehri 90 6 Stadium Mrsool Park Attendance 4 879 Referee Mohanad Qasim Iraq Saudi Arabia v Uzbekistan 15 June 2021 2022 W C QSaudi Arabia 3 0 UzbekistanRiyadh Saudi Arabia21 00 UTC 3 Al Faraj 25 33 Al Hassan 52 Report FIFA Report AFC Stadium Mrsool Park Attendance 6 339 Referee Ko Hyung jin South Korea Saudi Arabia v Vietnam 2 September 2021 2022 W C QSaudi Arabia 3 1 VietnamRiyadh Saudi Arabia21 00 UTC 3 Al Dawsari 55 pen Al Shahrani 67 Al Shehri 80 pen Report FIFA Report AFC Nguyễn Quang Hải 3 Stadium Mrsool Park Attendance 8 331 Referee Ilgiz Tantashev Uzbekistan Oman v Saudi Arabia 7 September 2021 2022 W C QOman 0 1 Saudi ArabiaMuscat Oman20 00 UTC 4 Report FIFA Report AFC Al Shehri 42 Stadium Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex Attendance 8 150 Referee Hanna Hattab Syria Saudi Arabia v Japan 7 October 2021 2022 W C QSaudi Arabia 1 0 JapanJeddah Saudi Arabia20 00 UTC 3 Al Buraikan 71 Report FIFA Report AFC Stadium King Abdullah Sports City Attendance 51 218 Referee Adham Makhadmeh Jordan Saudi Arabia v China PR 12 October 2021 2022 W C QSaudi Arabia 3 2 China PRJeddah Saudi Arabia20 00 UTC 3 Al Najei 15 38 Al Buraikan 72 Report Aloisio 46 Wu Xi 87 Stadium King Abdullah Sports City Attendance 54 124 Referee Ilgiz Tantashev Uzbekistan Australia v Saudi Arabia 11 November 2021 2022 W C QAustralia 0 0 Saudi ArabiaSydney Australia20 10 UTC 11 Report FIFA Report AFC Stadium Western Sydney Stadium Attendance 23 314 Referee Ko Hyung jin South Korea Vietnam v Saudi Arabia 16 November 2021 2022 W C QVietnam 0 1 Saudi ArabiaHanoi Vietnam19 00 UTC 7 Report Al Shehri 31 Stadium Mỹ Đinh National Stadium Attendance 9 669 Referee Hanna Hattab Syria Saudi Arabia v Jordan 1 December 2021 2021 Arab Cup GSSaudi Arabia 0 1 JordanAl Rayyan Qatar22 00 UTC 3 Report Al Dawsari 62 o g Stadium Education City Stadium Attendance 4 777 Referee Bakary Gassama Gambia Palestine v Saudi Arabia 4 December 2021 2021 Arab Cup GSPalestine 1 1 Saudi ArabiaAl Rayyan Qatar22 00 UTC 3 Rashid 45 2 Report Al Hamdan 81 Stadium Education City Stadium Attendance 3 075 Referee Said Martinez Honduras Morocco A v Saudi Arabia 7 December 2021 2021 Arab Cup GSMorocco A 1 0 Saudi ArabiaDoha Qatar18 00 UTC 3 El Berkaoui 45 4 pen Report Stadium Al Thumama Stadium Attendance 8 502 Referee Andres Matonte Uruguay Coaching staff EditAs of 29 July 2019 24 25 Position NameHead coach Herve RenardAssistant coach Laurent BonadeiAssistant coach Sofian KheyariAssistant coach Mohammed AmeenGoalkeeper coach Philippe SenceTechnical director Ioan LupescuCoaching history Edit Abdulrahman Fawzi 1957 1961 Ali Chaouach 1967 1969 George Skinner 1970 Mohammed Sheita 1970 1972 Taha Ismail 1972 1974 Abdo Saleh El Wahsh 1974 Ferenc Puskas 1975 Bill McGarry 1976 1977 Ronnie Allen 1978 Danny Allison 1978 David Woodfield 1979 Rubens Minelli 1980 Mario Zagallo 1981 1984 Khalil Ibrahim Al Zayani 1984 1986 Castilho 1986 Osvaldo 1987 Carlos Galletti 1988 Omar Borras 1988 Carlos Alberto Parreira 1988 1990 Metin Turel 1990 Claudinho Garcia 1990 1992 Veloso 1992 Nelsinho Rosa 1992 Candinho 1993 Leo Beenhakker 1993 1994 Mohammed Al Kharashy 1994 Ivo Wortmann 1994 Jorge Solari 1994 Mohammed Al Kharashy 1995 Ze Mario 1995 1996 Nelo Vingada 1996 1997 Otto Pfister 1998 Carlos Alberto Parreira 1998 Mohammed Al Kharashy 1998 Otto Pfister 1999 Milan Macala 1999 2000 Nasser Al Johar 2000 Slobodan Santrac 2001 Nasser Al Johar 2001 2002 Gerard van der Lem 2002 2004 Martin Koopman 2002 Nasser Al Johar 2004 Gabriel Calderon 2004 2005 Marcos Paqueta 2006 2007 Helio dos Anjos 2007 2008 Nasser Al Johar 2008 2009 Jose Peseiro 2009 2011 Nasser Al Johar 2011 Rogerio Lourenco 2011 Frank Rijkaard 2011 2013 Juan Ramon Lopez Caro 2013 2014 Cosmin Olăroiu 2014 2015 Faisal Al Baden 2015 Bert van Marwijk 2015 2017 Edgardo Bauza 2017 Juan Antonio Pizzi 2017 2019 Youssef Anbar 2019 Herve Renard 2019 present Players EditCurrent squad Edit The following 23 players were called up for the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup 26 Match date 1 7 December 2021 Opposition Jordan Palestine amp Morocco Caps and goals are correct as of 7 December 2021 after the match against Morocco Caps and goals including all matches officially recognized by SAFF also those not recognized by FIFA No Pos Player Date of birth age Caps Goals Club1 1 GK Mohammed Al Rubaie 1997 08 14 14 August 1997 age 24 5 0 Al Ahli21 1 GK Nawaf Al Aqidi 2000 05 10 10 May 2000 age 21 0 0 Al Nassr22 1 GK Zaid Al Bawardi 1997 01 26 26 January 1997 age 24 2 0 Al Shabab2 2 DF Muhannad Al Shanqeeti 1999 03 12 12 March 1999 age 22 2 0 Al Ittihad3 2 DF Khalifah Al Dawsari 1999 01 02 2 January 1999 age 23 1 0 Al Hilal4 2 DF Waleed Al Ahmed 1999 05 03 3 May 1999 age 22 2 0 Al Faisaly5 2 DF Naif Almas 2000 01 18 18 January 2000 age 21 2 0 Al Nassr6 2 DF Nawaf Boushal 1999 09 16 16 September 1999 age 22 1 0 Al Fateh12 2 DF Saud Abdulhamid 1999 07 18 18 July 1999 age 22 12 0 Al Ittihad13 2 DF Moteb Al Harbi 2000 02 19 19 February 2000 age 21 3 0 Al Shabab14 2 DF Ali Majrashi 1999 10 01 1 October 1999 age 22 3 0 Al Shabab16 2 DF Sulaiman Hazazi 2003 02 01 1 February 2003 age 18 2 0 Al Taawoun7 3 MF Turki Al Ammar 1999 09 23 23 September 1999 age 22 6 0 Al Shabab8 3 MF Ayman Yahya 2001 05 14 14 May 2001 age 20 6 0 Al Nassr11 3 MF Bader Munshi 1999 06 20 20 June 1999 age 22 1 0 Damac17 3 MF Meshal Al Sebyani 2001 04 11 11 April 2001 age 20 2 0 Al Faisaly19 3 MF Hamed Al Ghamdi 1999 04 02 2 April 1999 age 22 3 0 Al Ettifaq20 3 MF Ibrahim Mahnashi 1999 11 18 18 November 1999 age 22 1 0 Al Ettifaq23 3 MF Mohammed Al Qahtani 2002 07 23 23 July 2002 age 19 3 0 Al Hilal9 4 FW Firas al Buraikan 2000 05 14 14 May 2000 age 21 17 5 Al Fateh10 4 FW Abdullah Al Hamdan 1999 09 12 12 September 1999 age 22 17 5 Al Hilal15 4 FW Abdullah Radif 2003 01 20 20 January 2003 age 18 3 0 Al Hilal18 4 FW Haitham Asiri 2000 01 23 23 January 2000 age 21 3 0 Al AhliRecent call ups Edit The following players have also been called up to the Saudi Arabia squad within the last 12 months Pos Player Date of birth age Caps Goals Club Latest call upGK Fawaz Al Qarni 1992 04 02 2 April 1992 age 29 10 0 Al Shabab v Vietnam 16 November 2021GK Mohammed Al Owais 1991 10 10 10 October 1991 age 30 30 0 Al Ahli v China PR 12 October 2021GK Abdullah Al Oaisher 1991 05 13 13 May 1991 age 30 0 0 Al Ettifaq v Uzbekistan 15 June 2021GK Amin Bukhari 1997 05 02 2 May 1997 age 24 0 0 Al Nassr v Palestine 30 March 2021DF Mohammed Al Breik 1992 09 15 15 September 1992 age 29 32 1 Al Hilal v Vietnam 16 November 2021DF Ali Al Bulaihi 1989 11 21 21 November 1989 age 32 27 0 Al Hilal v Vietnam 16 November 2021DF Sultan Al Ghanam 1994 05 06 6 May 1994 age 27 17 0 Al Nassr v Vietnam 16 November 2021DF Ziyad Al Sahafi 1994 10 17 17 October 1994 age 27 10 0 Al Ittihad v Vietnam 16 November 2021DF Abdulelah Al Amri 1997 01 15 15 January 1997 age 24 8 1 Al Nassr v Vietnam 16 November 2021DF Ahmed Sharahili 1993 07 06 6 July 1993 age 28 1 0 Al Shabab v Vietnam 16 November 2021DF Yasser Al Shahrani 1992 05 25 25 May 1992 age 29 64 2 Al Hilal v Australia 11 November 2021 INJDF Abdullah Madu 1993 07 15 15 July 1993 age 28 10 0 Al Nassr v Australia 11 November 2021 INJDF Mohammed Al Khabrani 1993 10 14 14 October 1993 age 28 17 2 Al Ahli v China PR 12 October 2021DF Hussain Qassem 1997 09 21 21 September 1997 age 24 0 0 Al Faisaly v China PR 12 October 2021DF Hassan Tambakti 1999 02 09 9 February 1999 age 22 11 0 Al Shabab v Uzbekistan 15 June 2021MF Ziyad Al Johani 2001 11 11 11 November 2001 age 20 0 0 Al Ahli 2021 FIFA Arab Cup INJMF Fahad Al Muwallad 1994 09 14 14 September 1994 age 27 67 17 Al Ittihad v Vietnam 16 November 2021MF Salman Al Faraj 1989 08 01 1 August 1989 age 32 65 8 Al Hilal v Vietnam 16 November 2021MF Salem Al Dawsari 1991 08 19 19 August 1991 age 30 60 16 Al Hilal v Vietnam 16 November 2021MF Mohamed Kanno 1994 09 22 22 September 1994 age 27 25 1 Al Hilal v Vietnam 16 November 2021MF Abdulellah Al Malki 1994 10 11 11 October 1994 age 27 19 0 Al Ittihad v Vietnam 16 November 2021MF Abdulrahman Ghareeb 1997 03 31 31 March 1997 age 24 13 1 Al Ahli v Vietnam 16 November 2021MF Sami Al Najei 1997 02 07 7 February 1997 age 24 9 2 Al Nassr v Vietnam 16 November 2021MF Ali Al Hassan 1997 03 04 4 March 1997 age 24 4 1 Al Nassr v Vietnam 16 November 2021MF Nasser Al Dawsari 1998 12 19 19 December 1998 age 23 4 0 Al Hilal v Vietnam 16 November 2021MF Abdulrahman Al Aboud 1995 06 01 1 June 1995 age 26 2 0 Al Ittihad v Vietnam 16 November 2021MF Ali Al Asmari 1997 01 12 12 January 1997 age 24 4 0 Al Ahli v Vietnam 16 November 2021MF Mohammed Al Kuwaykibi 1994 12 02 2 December 1994 age 27 9 0 Al Ettifaq v Australia 11 November 2021 WDMF Abdullah Otayf 1992 08 03 3 August 1992 age 29 42 1 Al Hilal v Oman 7 September 2021MF Hassan Al Amri 1994 04 21 21 April 1994 age 27 0 0 Al Taawoun v Palestine 30 March 2021FW Saleh Al Shehri 1993 11 01 1 November 1993 age 28 13 7 Al Hilal v Vietnam 16 November 2021FW Mohammed Maran 2001 02 15 15 February 2001 age 20 0 0 Al Tai v Palestine 30 March 2021COV Player withdrew from the squad due to contracting COVID 19 INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury PRE Preliminary squad RET Retired from the national team SUS Player is serving a suspension WD Player withdrew from the squad due to non injury issue Player records EditAs of 20 November 2018 27 Players in bold are still active with Saudi Arabia Most Caps Rank Player Caps Goals Career1 Mohamed Al Deayea 178 1 0 1993 20062 Mohammed Al Khilaiwi 163 3 1990 20013 Sami Al Jaber 156 46 1992 20064 Abdullah Zubromawi 142 3 1993 20025 Osama Hawsawi 138 7 2006 2018Hussein Abdulghani 138 5 1996 20187 Taisir Al Jassim 134 19 2004 20188 Saud Kariri 133 7 2001 20159 Mohamed Abd Al Jawad 121 7 1981 199410 Mohammad Al Shalhoub 118 19 2000 2018 Top Goalscorers Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career1 Majed Abdullah 72 116 0 61 1978 19942 Sami Al Jaber 46 156 0 29 1992 20063 Yasser Al Qahtani 42 108 0 39 2002 20134 Obeid Al Dosari 41 94 0 44 1994 20025 Talal Al Meshal 32 60 0 53 1998 20066 Mohammad Al Sahlawi 28 42 0 67 2010 2018Khaled Al Muwallid 28 114 0 25 1988 19988 Hamzah Idris 26 66 0 39 1992 2000Fahad Al Mehallel 26 87 0 3 1992 199910 Saeed Al Owairan 24 75 0 32 1992 1998Ibrahim Al Shahrani 24 86 0 28 1997 2005Competitive record Edit Denotes draws includes knockout matches decided on penalty shootouts Red border indicates that the tournament was hosted on home soil Gold silver bronze backgrounds indicate 1st 2nd and 3rd finishes respectively Bold text indicates best finish in tournament Champion Runners up Third place OverviewEvent 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd PlaceFIFA Confederations Cup 0 1 0FIFA Arab Cup 2 1 1AFC Asian Cup 3 3 0Arabian Gulf Cup 3 7 7Asian Games 0 1 1Pan Arab Games 0 1 1Total 8 14 10FIFA World Cup Edit Main article Saudi Arabia at the FIFA World Cup Saudi players warm up before their match against Ukraine during the 2006 FIFA World Cup 19 June 2006 Saudi Arabia players before the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening fixture against hosts Russia in Group A World Cup record World Cup Qualification recordHosts year Result Position GP W D L GS GA GP W D L GS GA 1930 Not a FIFA member No qualification 1934 Not a FIFA member 1938 1950 1954 1958 Did not enter Did not enter 1962 1966 1970 1974 1978 Did not qualify 4 1 0 3 3 7 1982 10 4 1 5 9 16 1986 2 0 1 1 0 1 1990 9 4 3 2 11 9 1994 Round of 16 12th 4 2 0 2 5 6 11 6 5 0 28 7 1998 Group stage 28th 3 0 1 2 2 7 14 9 3 2 26 7 2002 32nd 3 0 0 3 0 12 14 11 2 1 47 8 2006 28th 3 0 1 2 2 7 12 10 2 0 24 2 2010 Did not qualify 15 8 4 3 25 15 2014 8 3 3 2 14 7 2018 Group stage 26th 3 1 0 2 2 7 18 12 3 3 45 14 2022 To be determined 14 11 3 0 31 7 2026Total Round of 16 5 23 16 3 2 11 11 39 131 79 30 22 263 100AFC Asian Cup Edit Main article Saudi Arabia at the AFC Asian Cup The Final of the 1984 AFC Asian Cup against China Saudi Arabia won their first AFC Asian Cup in their first entry to the competition Asian Cup record Asian Cup Qualification recordYear Result Position GP W D L GS GA GP W D L GS GA 1956 Not a AFC member Not a AFC member 1960 1964 1968 1972 1976 Withdrew 6 3 1 2 12 5 1980 Withdrew 1984 Champions 1st 6 3 3 0 7 3 4 4 0 0 19 0 1988 Champions 1st 6 3 3 0 5 1 Automatic qualification as champions 1992 Runners up 2nd 5 2 2 1 8 3 Automatic qualification as champions 1996 Champions 1st 6 3 2 1 11 6 4 4 0 0 10 0 2000 Runners up 2nd 6 3 1 2 11 8 Automatic qualification as champions 2004 Group stage 13th 3 0 1 2 3 5 6 6 0 0 31 1 2007 Runners up 2nd 6 4 1 1 12 6 6 5 0 1 21 4 2011 Group stage 15th 3 0 0 3 1 8 Automatic qualification as Runners up 2015 Group stage 10th 3 1 0 2 5 5 6 5 1 0 9 3 2019 Round of 16 12th 4 2 0 2 6 3 8 6 2 0 28 4 2023 Qualified 8 6 2 0 22 4Total 3 Titles 11 18 48 21 13 14 69 48 48 39 6 3 152 21FIFA Confederations Cup Edit FIFA Confederations Cup recordYear Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad 1992 Runners up 2nd 2 1 0 1 4 3 Squad 1995 Group stage 5th 2 0 0 2 0 4 Squad 1997 Group stage 7th 3 1 0 2 1 8 Squad 1999 Fourth place 4th 5 1 1 3 8 16 Squad 2001 Did not qualify 2003 2005 2009 2013 2017Total Runners up 4 11 12 3 1 8 13 31 Arabian Gulf Cup record Edit Arabian Gulf Cup recordHosts year Result Position GP W D L GS GA 1970 Third place 3rd 3 0 2 1 2 4 1972 Runners up 2nd 3 2 1 0 10 2 1974 Runners up 2nd 3 3 0 1 9 6 1976 Group stage 5th 6 2 0 4 8 14 1979 Third place 3rd 6 3 2 1 14 4 1982 Group stage 4th 5 2 1 2 6 4 1984 Third place 3rd 6 3 1 2 9 8 1986 Third place 3rd 6 3 0 3 9 9 1988 Third place 3rd 6 2 3 1 5 4 1990 Withdrew 1992 Third place 3rd 5 3 0 2 6 4 1994 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 10 4 1996 Third place 3rd 5 2 2 1 8 6 1998 Runners up 2nd 5 3 2 0 5 2 2002 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 10 3 2003 04 Champions 1st 6 4 2 0 8 2 2004 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 4 5 2007 Third place 3rd 4 2 1 1 4 3 2009 Runners up 2nd 5 3 2 0 10 0 2010 Runners up 2nd 5 2 2 1 6 2 2013 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 2 3 2014 Runners up 2nd 5 3 1 1 9 5 2017 18 Group stage 6th 3 1 1 1 2 3 2019 Runners up 2nd 5 3 0 2 7 5Total 3 Titles 23 24 109 56 25 28 163 102Asian Games Edit Football at the Asian Games has been an under 23 tournament since 2002 See also Saudi Arabia national under 23 football team Asian Games recordYear Result GP W D L GS GA 1951 Did not enter 1954 1958 1962 1966 1970 1974 1978 10th 3 0 2 1 3 4 1982 Third place 6 3 2 1 7 4 1986 Runners up 6 3 2 1 9 6 1990 5th 3 2 1 0 6 0 1994 5th 5 3 0 2 9 10 1998 Did not enter2002 present See Saudi Arabia national under 23 football teamTotal 5 13 23 11 7 5 34 24FIFA Arab Cup Edit FIFA Arab Cup recordYear Result GP W D L GS GA 1963 Did not enter 1964 1966 1985 Third place 4 2 1 1 7 3 1988 Group stage 4 0 2 2 1 4 1992 Runners up 4 2 1 1 7 5 1998 Champions 4 4 0 0 12 3 2002 Champions 6 5 1 0 11 32009 Canceled 2012 Fourth place 4 1 1 2 6 5 2021 Group stage 3 0 1 2 1 3Total 7 10 29 14 7 8 45 26 Pan Arab Games Edit Pan Arab Games recordYear Result GP W D L GS GA 1953 Did not enter 1957 Group stage 3 1 1 1 4 3 1961 Round Robin 5 1 0 4 4 38 1965 Did not enter 1976 Runners up 6 3 1 2 9 4 1985 Fourth place 4 3 0 1 6 3 1997 Did not enter 1999 First Round 2 0 1 1 2 3 2007 Third place 4 1 1 2 5 5 2011 First Round 2 0 1 1 0 2Total 7 10 26 9 5 12 31 58West Asian Football Federation Championship record Edit WAFF Championship recordYear Round GP W D L GS GA 2000 Did not participate 2002 2004 2007 2008 2010 2012 Group stage 3 1 1 1 1 1 2014 Group stage 2 0 1 1 1 4 2019 Group stage 3 0 1 2 1 5Total 3 9 8 1 3 4 3 10All time results EditMain article Saudi Arabia national football team results The following table shows Saudi Arabia s all time international record correct as of 18 November 2020 Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GATotal 677 319 151 197 1033 728world football net FIFA comHonours EditInternational Edit FIFA Confederations Cup Runner up 1992 Fourth Place 1999 dd Continental Edit AFC Asian Cup Winner 1984 1988 1996 Runner up 1992 2000 2007 dd Asian GamesSilver Medalists 1986 Bronze Medalists 1982 dd Regional Edit Arabian Gulf Cup Winner 1994 2002 2003 Runner up 1972 1974 1998 2009 2010 2014 2019 Third Place 1970 1979 1984 1986 1988 1992 1996 dd Arab Cup Winner 1998 2002 Runner up 1992 Third Place 1985 dd Pan Arab GamesSilver Medalists 1976 Bronze Medalists 2007 dd Other Edit Afro Asian Cup of Nations Runner up 1985 1997 dd 2005 Islamic Solidarity GamesGold Medalists 2005 dd Notes EditReferences Edit a b FIFA Century Club PDF Fifa com Archived from the original PDF on 5 September 2015 Retrieved 10 September 2016 Majed Abdullah RSSSF The FIFA Coca Cola World Ranking FIFA 23 December 2021 Retrieved 23 December 2021 Elo rankings change compared to one year ago World Football Elo Ratings eloratings net 5 January 2022 Retrieved 5 January 2022 1953 أول بعثة رياضية إلى الخارج Saudi Arabia History Saudi Arabia reaches World Cup finals with dramatic win over Japan Arab News 6 September 2017 Retrieved 8 November 2017 Fletcher Paul 14 June 2018 World Cup 2018 Russia thrash Saudi Arabia 5 0 in tournament BBC Sport Moscow BBC Retrieved 21 June 2018 Bond George 20 June 2018 Are Saudi Arabia the worst team ever at a World Cup Talksport Retrieved 21 June 2018 Molinaro John 9 June 2018 History of the World Cup 1934 Italy wins for Il Duce Sportsnet Rogers Media Retrieved 21 June 2018 World Cup Uruguay defeat Saudi Arabia 1 0 qualify for knockout stages Euronews 20 June 2018 Retrieved 21 June 2018 Germany savage Saudis BBC Sport 1 June 2002 Retrieved 2 October 2020 Highlights Saudi Arabia beat Egypt as both nations eliminated itv com ITV plc 25 June 2018 Retrieved 27 June 2018 Chowdhury Saj 25 June 2018 Mohamed Salah scored his second goal of the World Cup but Egypt ended their campaign pointless with defeat by Saudi Arabia at Volgograd Arena BBC Sport BBC Retrieved 27 June 2018 http iranpress com en middle east i131625 afc asian cup 2019 saudi arabia 0 2 qatar in abu dhabi https www foxsports com soccer story asian cup japan tops saudi arabia australia wins shootout 012119 Some booed Saudi Palestinian soccer match in West Bank even before it started The Washington Post 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar Qualifiers Asia Matches Palestine Saudi Arabia FIFA com www fifa com Archived from the original on 1 September 2019 Retrieved 20 October 2019 UNDER THE RADAR BUT BRIMMING WITH OPTIMISM https bleacherreport com articles 2233242 international footballs 10 most politically charged football rivalries https www csis org analysis policy goals soccer and saudi iranian rivalry http articles chicagotribune com 1993 10 15 sports 9310190165 1 saudi arabia world cup usa south korea north korea Reuters dead link Overview of coaches ksa team com Retrieved 10 January 2015 Saudi Arabia National Team Coaches rsssf com Retrieved 10 January 2015 مواليد 1999 يقودون الأخضر في كأس العرب Naeim Albakr Saudi Arabia Record International Players RSSSF Retrieved 14 September 2013 Titles EditPreceded by1980 Kuwait Asian Champions 1984 First title 1988 Second title Succeeded by1992 Japan Preceded by1992 Japan Asian Champions 1996 Third title Succeeded by2000 Japan External links EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Saudi Arabia national football team Saudi Arabia FA official website FIFA profile Saudi Arabia national football team website Saudi Arabia in fifaworldcup com Portal 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