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Al Hilal Saudi Arabia mourns Youssef Al-Salem, the former team player, after a struggle with illness


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Youssef Al-Salem, the current player of the Saudi Al-Jubail team and the former Saudi Al-Hilal team, died this morning, in the Specialized Hospital in Dammam, after suffering from a sudden illness that he suffered from recently.

According to the Saudi newspaper, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, Al-Salem was on his way to perform training with his team, Al-Jubail, one of the third-division teams, but he felt very tired and rushed to talk to one of his friends to transfer him to the hospital.

The newspaper added, he fainted and was then transferred from Jubail Hospital to Dammam, with the follow-up of the Saudi Ministry of Sports and the management of Al-Hilal Club, which also initiated an offer of assistance to treat the player.

Al-Hilal Saudi Club mourned its former player in a tweet via his Twitter account, in which he said, “Youssef Al-Salem, to the eternal paradise, God willing.”

Youssef Al-Salem, player of the Saudi Al-Jubail team

Youssef Al-Salem

Saudi football player.

He started his football career with the Saudi Al-Qadisiyah Club, and played with them until 2006, and in 2006 he moved to the Saudi Al-Shabab Club with a final transfer of 3,300,000, and in 2009 he moved to the Saudi Al-Ittifaq Club and at the beginning of the 2013-2014 season he moved to the Saudi Al-Hilal Club in a deal A free transfer.. and his position in the team is an attack, and he is distinguished by his vertical kicks and tall stature, and he signed with Al-Hilal.

He started playing with Al-Qadisiyah Saudi Arabia, then Al-Shabab Al-Saudi, Al-Ittifaq Al-Saudi, Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia, Al-Jubail Club, and Al-Thaqba Club.

He achieved the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup with Al Shabab, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup and the Super Cup with Al Hilal, third place with Al Ettifaq, and qualified for the AFC Champions League. And the third place in the Zain Saudi League scorer competition 2010-2011. And he won the title of top scorer in the Gulf Cup for the Olympic teams 2008 with 3 goals, and he was playing with the first Saudi national football team, one of the most famous nicknames (Scorpion) and f16

Al Hilal Saudi Club

A Saudi sports, cultural, and social club founded in 1957. It is based in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. It is considered the first team in Saudi Arabia in terms of the number of local championships. The first football team, Al-Hilal Saudi Club, ranked seventy-ninth in the world in the list of the best 100 football teams in the world during the twentieth century in terms of achieving local and continental championships by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics.

Al-Hilal is considered the most club to achieve the Saudi Premier League championship with seventeen championships, in addition to its leadership of the Crown Prince’s Cup with thirteen championships, which is a record, and the Saudi Football Federation Cup, which was later named (Prince Faisal bin Fahd Cup) seven times, which is a record, in addition to the Cup. The Saudi King nine times, and the first football team of Al-Hilal Saudi Club is considered the most Saudi club to achieve foreign championships with two championships for the Arabian Gulf Cup for Clubs and four Arab Championships for clubs as follows: It achieved the Arab Champions League twice, the Arab Cup Winners’ Cup once, and the Arab Super Cup once eight Asian championships for clubs as follows: Four times the AFC Champions League, twice the Asian Cup Winners’ Cup and twice the Asian Super Cup, which is an unparalleled record at the level of the Asian continent.

He qualified for the Club World Cup in 2019 in Qatar and achieved fourth place, and qualified for the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi 2021 in the Emirates, and in 2023 he achieved the Club World Cup title after facing Real Madrid, the Champions League champion.

It was awarded the best football team in the continent of Asia by the Asian Football Confederation twice, the 2000 season and the 2001 season, and it is the first club to win the Saudi Premier League championship. On September 10, 2009, the International Federation of Football History and Statistics website announced that Al-Hilal Saudi Club won the title of Club of the Century in the Asian continent during the period (1901-2000).

The first football team of Al-Hilal Saudi club gave birth to a number of the most famous players in the history of Saudi, Arab and Asian football, such as Saleh Al-Naima, Fahd Al-Musaybeeh, Youssef Al-Thunayan, Sami Al-Jaber, Fahd Al-Ghashyan, Nawaf Al-Tamiat, the best player in Asia in the 2000 season, Khaled Al-Timawi and Muhammad Al-Deayea, the former Saudi national team goalkeeper and striker Yasser Al-Qahtani, who He was awarded the best player in Asia in the 2007 season by the Asian Football Confederation, and a number of foreign stars played for him, such as Roberto Rivelino, the former captain of the Brazilian national team, and the Tunisian Najib Al-Imam, who participated in the 1978 World Cup finals. Among the stars of the team is midfielder Mohamed Al-Shalhoub, who was awarded the third best player in Asia in the 2006 season by the Asian Football Confederation.

Al-Hilal Club also won the award for the best club in the world for social responsibility during the Forum for Creativity and Social Innovation held in Geneva from 23 to 25 October 2015. Abdul Rahman bin Saeed is the founder of Al-Hilal Club and it was established under the name “The Olympic”, but King Saud An order to change the name to the current name.

Al-Hilal plays its official matches at Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium and King Fahd International Stadium. There is a football rivalry between it and Al-Nasr Club, as the two teams play matches known as the Riyadh Derby.