Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Kuala Lumpur: After 14 years in Europe, one of West Asia’s most successful footballing exports, Oman goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi, returned to the Gulf region, officially completing a three-year deal on Monday with 2017 AFC Champions League quarter-finalists Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia.
The 35-year-old, who was named the Royals’ Player of the Season in April for a second consecutive year, had previously been at Wigan Athletic for five years as well as taking in spells at Bolton Wanderers and Norway’s Lyn Oslo.
We profile the English FA Cup winner following his move back to his home continent to learn more about his football journey.
Beginning a legacy