Mohammed Al-Deayea, the former goalkeeper for Al-Hilal and the Saudi national team, is considered the most important pillar of Al-Akhdar in the 1990s. He was nicknamed “Octopus”, “Earth Phenomenon”, and “Guardian of the Century”, for his ability to deal well with ground balls despite his impressive height, and for his choice As the best guards of the last century in the continent of Asia.
The International Union for History and Statistics awarded Al-Da’ia the best goalkeeper in the history of the continent of Asia in the twentieth century, in a referendum conducted in 1999..
Al-Deayea represented the Saudi national team from 1993 to 2006, over the course of 172 matches, where he participated in 3 World Cup tournaments, won the Asian Cup, and two Gulf Cup titles.
Al-Daiyah starred from childhood, as he led Al-Akhdar to the U-17 World Cup in 1989 in the tournament that was held in Scotland, and witnessed a historic coronation for the Saudi team. He blocked the sixth kick in the penalty shootout, to lead “Al Akhdar” to the title and be chosen as the best goalkeeper..
The king of records
Al-Daea scored his name in the history of the Saudi national team with an indelible set of records, as he remains the most played player in the history of “Al-Akhdar” with 172 matches, of which are mainly 166 matches, and 152 matches he fought completely, and he is the owner of the largest number of minutes in the national team shirt. Saudi, with a score of 14593 minutes.
Al-Daiyah was the goalkeeper of the Saudi national team in his first participation in the World Cup in 1994, and he also participated with him in his first 3 appearances, during which he played 10 matches, the great goalkeeper did not miss any minute of it..
In the 1996 Asian Nations Cup, Al-Dai’a was one of the stars in the crowning journey of the Saudi national team, after he faced a penalty shoot-out against the Emirates in the final match. The tournament.
Al-Daiyah also won the Arabian Gulf Cup for the first time with the Saudi national team in 1994, then won a new title in 2003.