Great players who finished their careers in Qatar

Grandes jugadores que acabaron su carrera en Qatar
Pep Guardiola (with hair) during his time in Qatari football in 2003/04. FOTO: Skysports

Last update 27 March, 2024 por Alberto Llopis

There are many great players who finished their careers in Qatar. He Mundial de Qatar 2022 It will be a different World Cup among other things due to the dates on which it will be played. Por ello, There are many eyes that are fixed on the Middle Eastern country in view of the next World Cup event. Sin embargo, Qatar has seen many great footballers pass through their football. Players who had a stint in local football looking for the last great contract of their career or a place to quietly continue their career. We will remember some of them.

Great players who finished their careers in Qatar

Gabriel Batistuta

Argentine Gabriel Batistuta signed by Al-Arabi in 2003, after a decade in Serie A where he triumphed above all at Fiorentina. In Qatar he played 23 games and scored 26 goles. Batigol.

Fernando Hierro

Después de 14 years at Real Madrid, headed to Qatar to play in the season 2003-04 en el Al-Rayyan S. C.

Pep Guardiola

Pep also played that season 2003-04 in Qatari football. He did it in the ranks of the Al-Ahli SC.

grandes jugadores que acabaron su carrera en Qatar
Pep Guardiola and Fernando Hierro in their time in Qatari football. FOTO: Eurosport

Marcel Desailly

The Desailly Rock He also had a stint in soccer after being World Champion in Francia 98 with the local team. De 2004 a 2005 was with Al-Gharafa and 2006 a 2006 with Qatar SC.


Cartoon footballer‘ as it was nicknamed by Jorge Valdano, also played in Qatar. Though it only lasted 100 days in 2005 and Al-Saad.

Raúl González

After almost a whole life at Real Madrid, he left for Schalke 04 and from here to Al-Saad where he was between 2012 y 2014.

Xavi Hernández

Al-Saad has been the destination of many of the great Spanish footballers who have gone to Qatari football. Raúl, Gabi, Cazorla…and Xavi Hernández who was not only a footballer for the Qatari club but also his coach until him and his coaching staff set out for Barcelona again in October 2021.

grandes jugadores que acabaron su carrera en Qatar
Xavi Hérnandez in his time as a player for Al-Saad of which he would later become coach. FOTO: FCbarcelonnews

Fabio Cannavaro

The brand new 0ro ball 2006 He also had his way through Qatar. He played one year in the Al-Ahl enter 2010 y 2011 after leaving Real Madrid.

Alberto Llopis

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