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Renowned footballers who have gone to football in Qatar


Renowned footballers who have gone to football in Qatar

Alexander miranda

6 hours ago

Qatar football has always been a favorite but quiet destination for several internationally renowned footballers.

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The most recent arrival is James Rodríguez, a Colombian footballer who leaves the world elite to play for Al-Rayyan of the Qatar Stars League.

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Nigel de Jong is 36 years old and is remembered for his time with teams such as Ajax, Manchester City and Milan. The world runner-up played for Al-Ahli SC and Al-Shahania SC of Qatar from 2018 to 2020.

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The mythical Spanish defender of Real Madrid, Fernando Hierro, is considered to be the pioneer of the footballers who left for the Middle East. He also played for Al-Rayyan, although he did so from 2003 to 2004.

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Mehdi Benatia is a Moroccan defender who gained renown for playing for teams such as Roma, Bayern Munich and Juventus. From 2019 to 2021 he wore the Al-Duhail SC jersey.

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The Algerian winger, Yacine Brahimi, established himself as a Porto figure in a period of 4 years, from 2015 to 2019. When his contract ended, he signed with Al-Rayyan from Qatar; He will be James’s partner.

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Pep Guardiola, current coach of Manchester City, headed for retirement in Qatar football. From 2003 to 2004 he wore the Al-Ahli SC jersey.

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Zé Roberto was known in world football thanks to the fact that he wore shirts such as Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Leverkusen and Palmeiras. During the 11/12 campaign he wore the Al-Gharafa jersey.

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Three years before his retirement, during the 2012/2013 season, Raúl González decided to embark on an adventure in Qatar. He played for Al-Sadd, a team that is currently managed by Xavi Hernández.

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The mythical Dutch footballer left the footballing firmament in the 2017-2018 season, when he chose to sign with Al-Gharafa from Qatar. He ended his career in 2019.

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Aron Gunnarsson is remembered for being Iceland’s captain at Euro 2016 and 2018 World Cup, this when he played for Cardiff City. Since 2019 he has been in Qatar with Al-Arabi SC.

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Juninho Pernambucano chose to relax after shining with Olympique Lyon, he arrived at Al-Gharafa. He only lasted one season, 2009/2010, before returning to his country.

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Marcel Desailly, 1998 World Champion in France, retired from the fields in Qatari soccer, representing two clubs in two years. From 2004 to 2005 he was with Al-Gharafa and from 2006 to 2006 with Qatar SC.

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The iconic Brazilian player also claims to have played in Qatar, this happened during the first half of 2005 when he signed with Al-Sadd.

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Two years before ending his career, Mario Mandzukic left to play soccer in Qatar. During the 2019/2020 campaign he played with Al-Duhail SC, a club to which he arrived free.

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Frank and Ronald de Boer played together at Ajax, Barcelona and Al-Rayyan in Qatar. It was from 2004 to 2005 when they played together for said club, but from 2005 to 2008 Ronaldo went to Al-Shamal.

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Xavi Hernández came to football in Qatar in 2015 when he signed with Al-Sadd, a team with which he retired in 2019. From there, the Spaniard became a coach of the institution.

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Renowned for his time at Atlético de Madrid, Gabi hung up his boots in the football stadiums of Qatar. For two years, from 2018 to 2020, he played with Al-Sadd of Qatar, a regular club among Spaniards.

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After finishing his 9-year stage with Bayern Munich, Javi Martínez signed with the Qatar Sports Club, thus becoming another of the stellar signings for this cycle.

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Another Spanish footballer at Al-Sadd is Santi Cazorla, a 36-year-old midfielder. He arrived in the 20/21 season to be at the disposal of Xavi, his compatriot.

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Mexicans have also had their moment in Qatari football, one of them Héctor Moreno. Rayados’ new defender played for Al-Gharafa from 2019 to 2021.

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The Mexican midfielder, Marco Fabián, also walked in the Middle East. He played just over 6 months for Xavi Hernández’s Al-Sadd.

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Christian Benítez left for football in Qatar after being champion with America in the Clausura 2013. ‘Chucho’ signed with Al-Jaish, a club that currently does not exist, but days later he died of health problems.

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