Akram Afif Biography

Akram Afif

Quick Facts About Akram Afif

Celebrated Name Akram Afif
Age 24 Years
Nick Name Akram Afif
Birth Name Akram Hassan Afif Yahya Afif
Birth Date 1996-11-18
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Qatari
Birth Nation Qatar
Place Of Birth Doha, Qatar
Horoscope Scorpio
Career Start 2004
Awards 2019-20 Qatar Stars League Top Scorer, 2018-19, 2019-20 Qatar Stars League Top Assists, 2018-19, 2019-20 Qatar Stars League Player of the Year, etc.
Father Hassan Afif
Mother Fayza
Brothers Ali Afif
Marital Status Single
Height 5 ft. 10 inches
Weight 69kg
Body Type Alethic
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Career
Current Club Al Sadd
Position Left-winger
Jersey Number 29
Links Twitter Instagram

Akram Hassan Afif Yahya Afif is a Qatari professional football player who plays for Qatari club Al Sadd and the Qatar national team as a forward. He started playing football for the youth team of Al Markhiya in 2004. He then played for the youth team of Aspire Academy, Sevilla (loan), Villarreal (loan), and Al Sadd. In January 2015, he was signed by Eupen and began his career at the club. He made his professional debut for the club on 19 January 2015. On 8 May 2016, he rejoined Villarreal on a permanent deal. In doing so, he became the first Qatari-born signing in La Liga history. On 4 August 2016, he was loaned to fellow top-tier club Sporting de Gijon in a season-long deal where he made 11 appearances for the club in all the competitions. On 14 July 2017, he returned to his first senior club Eupen on a one-year loan deal where he made 16 appearances for the club, scoring once and providing 3 assists in all the competitions. On 31 January 2018, he returned to his former club Al Sadd on a loan, and on 8 July 2020, he permanently signed for Al Sadd.

On the international level, he has represented Qatar at various age levels. He has represented Qatar at U19, U20, U23, and the senior level. He made his international debut for Qatar on 3 September 2015 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds. He helped Qatar to win the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. He was part of the team that played in the 2019 Copa America and 2021 Gold Cup. 

What is Akram Afif Famous For?

  • Being a professional football player.

Honors

  • Won the 2018-19, 2020-21 Qatar Stars League with Al Sadd.
  • Won the 2019 Qatari Super Cup with Al Sadd.
  • Won 2020, 2021 Qatar Cup with Al Sadd.

Individual

  • Won the 2019-20 Qatar Stars League Top Scorer.
  • Won the 2018-19, 2019-20 Qatar Stars League Top Assists.
  • Won the 2018-19, 2019-20 Qatar Stars League Player of the Year.
  • Won 2018, 2019 Estad Doha Qatar Player of the Year.
  • Won the 2019 Asia Footballer of the Year.

Akram Afif awards

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Where is Akram Afif From?

Akram Hassan Afif Yahya Afif was born on 18 November 1996. His birthplace is Doha, Qatar. He was born to his father, Hassan Afif, and his mother, Fayza where he grew up with his brother, Ali Afif. His brother, Ali Afif, is also a footballer who plays for QSL side Lekhwiya. His father, Hassan Afif, was also a footballer who previously played for Simba in Tanzania but later moved to Somalia where he went on to play for Horseed. He subsequently moved to Qatar and played for Al Ittihad (later renamed Al Gharafa). After retiring, he managed Al Gharafa from 1986 until 1987 and Al Markhiya from 2001 until 2003 and 2006 until 2007. He holds Qatari nationality. His horoscope sign is Scorpio. 

Akram Afif Club Career

  • He started playing football for the youth team of Al Markhiya in 2004. 
  • He then played for the youth team of Aspire Academy, Sevilla (loan), Villarreal (loan), and Al Sadd. 
  • In January 2015, he was signed by Eupen and began his career at the club. He scored on his professional debut for the club on 19 January 2015 in a 2-1 away win against Eendracht Aalst. In his first senior season, he made 9 appearances for the club, scoring 2 goals in all the competitions.
  • During his 2015-16 season, he made 17 appearances for the club, scoring 6 goals and providing 1 assist in all the competitions.
  • On 8 May 2016, he rejoined Villarreal on a permanent deal. In doing so, he became the first Qatari-born signing in La Liga history. On 4 August 2016, he was loaned to fellow top-tier club Sporting de Gijon in a season-long deal where he made 11 appearances for the club in all the competitions.

Akram Afif Asian CUp

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  • On 14 July 2017, he returned to his first senior club Eupen on a one-year loan deal where he made 16 appearances for the club, scoring once and providing 3 assists in all the competitions.
  • On 31 January 2018, he returned to his former club Al Sadd on a loan. He made his debut for the club on 8 February 2018 in a 2-0 win against Al-Rayyan SC. On 7 April 2018, he scored a hat-trick in a 9-1 win against Al-Kharaitiyat. During his 2017-18 season, he made 19 appearances for the club, scoring 5 goals and providing 6 assists in all the competitions.
  • During his 2018-19 season, he made 33 appearances for the club, scoring 31 goals and providing 13 assists in all the competitions as Al Sadd won the Qatar Stars League and Qatari Super Cup that season. That season, he was named the Qatar Stars League Player of the Year.
  • During his 2019-20 season, he made 28 appearances for the club, scoring 18 goals and providing 14 assists in all the competitions as he was named the 2019-20 Qatar Stars League Top Scorer and Top Assists. That season, he also named the Qatar Stars League Player of the Year.
  • On 8 July 2020, he permanently signed for Al Sadd. During his 2020-21 season, he made 12 appearances for the club, scoring 5 goals and providing 8 assists in all the competitions.

Akram Afif awards

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Akram Afif International Career

  • He has represented Qatar at various age levels. 
  • He has represented Qatar at U19, U20, U23, and the senior level. 
  • He scored on his international debut for Qatar on 3 September 2015 in a 15-0 win against Bhutan in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds. 
  • He helped Qatar to win the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. 
  • He was part of the team that played in the 2019 Copa America and 2021 Gold Cup.
  • Since making his debut, he has obtained over 50 appearances and scored over 10 goals for his country.

Akram Afif Girlfriend

Looking at his personal life, he is not married. The footballer is focusing on his professional career. He might be dating a beautiful girl at present or might be single. Any updates on his love life will be updated here.

Akram Afif Height and Weight

Akram Afif stands at a height of 1.77m i.e. 5 feet and 10 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 69kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color and hair color are black. His sexual orientation is straight.

Akram Afif Net Worth and Salary

Akram Afif earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. As of 2021, his net worth and his salary are not revealed yet. His market value is around €3.50 million. Any updates on his net worth and salary will be updated here soon.

Did You Know?

  • He started playing football at the age of 8.
  • He wears shirt number 29 for Al Sadd.
  • His brother, Ali Afif, is also a footballer who plays for QSL side Lekhwiya.
  • His father, Hassan Afif, was also a footballer who previously played for Simba in Tanzania but later moved to Somalia where he went on to play for Horseed. He subsequently moved to Qatar and played for Al Ittihad (later renamed Al Gharafa). After retiring, he managed Al Gharafa from 1986 until 1987 and Al Markhiya from 2001 until 2003 and 2006 until 2007.
  • He helped Qatar to win the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.