Al-Hussein announced his decision through the club’s Twitter account, on Saturday, October 24, in a video recording, saying that he had made it with satisfaction and conviction.
– Al-Raed Saudi Club (@alraedclub) October 24, 2020
Al-Hussein, one of the best Syrian players, announced his joining the club’s coaching staff, led by Belgian coach Bysink Hussey.
During the past two days, Syrian sports pages shared on social media the news of Hussein’s retirement, before he participated in his last matches with his leading club in the Saudi League on Friday.
Al-Hussein is considered one of the best Syrian footballers, and he was one of the makers of Karmawi glory between 2005 and 2009, under the leadership of coach Muhammad Qawid.
The player won the best Syrian player title in 2006, 2007, and 2008, the same years in which Al Karama won the Syrian League title in succession, in addition to the two Republic Cup titles in 2007-2008, and the AFC Champions League runner-up in 2006.
Jihad, with his high talent and distinctive individual skills, played a great role in the karmic glory, and the team’s reaching an advanced stage in Syrian football, until the Khaled bin Al-Walid stadium in the city of Homs, the stronghold of the Karama club, was called the cemetery of Asian teams.
Jihad moved, in 2008, to the Kuwait Kuwaiti Club, and from there to the Al-Qadisiyah Club, to move in August 2011 to the Saudi Najran Club, until 2013, and from there to Dubai, UAE, to finally settle in the Saudi Al-Taawon Club in the city of Buraidah, which is affiliated with the Qassim region. Before last season he moved to his leading rivals in the same city.
He won the title of best playmaker in the Saudi Professional League, in the 2017-2018 season.
He also played a major role in achieving his former club Al-Taawon, the Saudi King’s Cup in the 2018-2019 season.
Jihad and the team .. disappointments and disappointments
Jihad Al Hussein appeared in the Syrian national team shirt in 15 official international matches, during which he scored five goals, scored seven victories, tied four times and lost the same.
Jihad failed to win any title with the Syrian national team, and he announced his retirement from playing internationally after Syria was excluded from the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, following the participation of the national team for George Murad, who had previously participated with the Swedish national team, to end the dream of the Syrian team to reach the World Cup, with a generation considered the best In the history of Syria after its golden generation in the eighties of the twentieth century.
Despite many calls for Jihad Al-Hussein to return to the national team, especially in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers and the 2019 Asian Nations Championship, Jihad refused to return.