Majed Ahmed Abdullah Al-Mohammed is a retired footballer from Saudi Arabia. He was born in the Al-Baghdadia District of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on November 1, 1959. The second son of a football manager and a resident near a sports club, Abdullah gained an early interest in the sport since childhood.
His father’s coaching job compelled the family to transfer in the middle of the 1960s to Riyadh, where Abdullah’s skills as striker were discovered and honed. He began playing for Al-Ittifaq, a youth team that he and his neighbors formed. Al-Nasr, one of Saudi Arabia’s premier football clubs, heard of Abdullah’s striker skills and after a visit in the youngster’s school, they signed him to play for the club in late 1975. He continued to play his youth career in the club until he elevated to the senior leagues. Abdullah became loyal and spent two decades playing for Al-Nasr. He gave the club 320 goals, making him it’s most prolific and greatest player.
1977, was the turning point in Abdullah’s career. It was the year that he began his professional career, officially debuting in a match against Al-Shabab. Even as a young teenager of 17 years, he managed to score four goals for Al-Nasr after replacing the then best Al-Nasr striker, Mohammed Saad, who left the season due to injury. He made his first official goal in a game versus Al-Wehda on March. On August of that same year, he participated in Saudi Arabia’s under 17 football team for the Tabriz Championship in Iran. He astonished everyone by making netting 7 times in just 3 matches against Bulgaria, Iran and Russia, making him the tournament’s top scorer.
Abdullah joined the senior national team in 1978. He had his first international match at the age of 18 in 1978 in a friendly match against Portugal’s Benfica, where he scored 2 goals. He made his first official international goal in the same year when Saudi fought against Kenya. He continued to play for the national team until 1994 when his injury kept him off the soccer field.
Abdullah is the all-time goals leader in Saudi Arabia making a total of 67 goals for his national team. Many football fans in his country think of him as the best football player in the history of Saudi Arabia. He is also the top fourth most capped Saudi Arabian player and the nineteenth in the world.