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Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi : biography

21 August 1971 - 13 June 2013

Mohammed Saleh Al-Khilaiwi (‎ 1 September 1971 – 13 June 2013) was a football defender from Saudi Arabia. Arguably, the best Saudi defender that ever played football. At the club level, he played mostly for Al-Ittihad in his home country.


Al-Khilaiwi died on the night of Wednesday, 13 June 2013 in Al-Salam hospital in Jeddah. He died from a heart failure.


Between 1990 and 2001, Al-Khilaiwi played for Saudi Arabia national football team. He played a total of 142 games for the national team. He's the 3rd overall among Saudi Arabians players with most caps. His name is also listed among the list of footballers with 100 or more caps He played at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, and at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, where he was sent off against France. Zinedine Zidane was also sent off later in the same match. He was a participant in the 1992 FIFA Confederations Cup, 1995 FIFA Confederations Cup, 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup and 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup.

He also participated in the 1996 Summer Olympics.

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