Ali Al Habsi announces his retirement as a football player

The legend of the Gulf, Arab and Oman national team’s goalkeeper, Ali Al Habsi, announced his retirement from playing football through a tweet he posted on his official Twitter account.

Al Habsi retired from international football with the Oman national team last January after a 19-year career before putting an end to his club career after his last stop with the English club West Bromwich. Al Habsi spent more than 17 years abroad among several clubs, namely the Norwegian Lynn, Bolton, Wigan, Reading and West Bromwich and Saudi Hilal.

Al Habsi has a record studded with group and individual titles, including the 2009 Gulf Cup and the 2012-2013 FA Cup with Wigan, and the Saudi and Super League titles with Al Hilal. He also received many individual awards, including the best goalkeeper in four consecutive rounds of the Gulf Cup 16, 17, 18 and 19.

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