Afghan football legend .. The coach chose him at a wedding and played for the national team at the age of 15


Fate played a prominent role in Suhaib Islam Amiri becoming the most prominent Afghan football star when a local team coach watched him petting the ball at his cousin’s wedding.

The FIFA website highlighted Amiri, who is currently playing with the Indian team Gokulam Kerala, and said that his cousin was playing in the ranks of the local Showa Club, and invited his coach to the wedding ceremony, and the coach saw them playing with the ball and joined the club, and in the first official match To him, some of those responsible for the first Afghan team admired his talent and added him to the team, and he is only about 15 years old.

And Amiri’s march with the Afghan national team started in 2005 in the South Asian Federation Championship, where he made his international debut against the Maldives at the age of 15 years, 9 months and 18 days only, which is a national record he still has.

After eight years, Amiri appeared with the Afghan national team in the 2013 edition of the AFC Championship bearing the captain’s armband this time, as he played a prominent role in leading the team to his first regional title, and he also led his country in the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup scheduled in Qatar.

The Afghan leader became a football legend in his country, after reaching a record balance of participation in international matches with 52 games, and he also became the first Afghan player to professionalize abroad after joining Mumbai, India, in 2011, to become a fan of fans in his country.


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