Al-Wahda club star Ismail Matar is facing a new challenge when he begins his 21st year with the “Al-Annabi” shirt in the coming season 2020-2021, as “Reputation” is the most loyal player to his club in the Arab Gulf League in terms of the number of years he played with the Al-Wahda team, while he ranked him The "transfer market", which specializes in the player transfer market, is among the list of the 10 most loyal players in their clubs globally, and they continue to play until now.
Ismail Matar came in tenth place, after completing 20 years with Al-Wahda Club, including 18 years with the first team, since he officially participated in the first game in 2002. He started his career with “Al-Annabi” at a young age, and he graduated in the Sunni stages until he went up to The first team under the leadership of Dutch coach Rod Kroll in the 99-2000 season, and then set out on the path of stardom.
Japan's Kashima Antlers goalkeeper, Hitoshi Sugata, topped the list of the most loyal players in the world, after the 41-year-old guard played with his 22-year-old team, while second came the Gibraltar team player and Lincoln Red Club, Lee Casquiaro, followed by third in the Saudi and Al Hilal team player, Mohamed Al Shalhoub.
Ismail Matar completed 37 years on last April 7, and he has a marvelous career with football, as he established his feet with "Al-Annabi" in 2002 when he scored his first goals in his first match with the first team in the "Derby" against Al-Jazira, in the match that ended with the victory of the last Two goals vs one.
Matar was crowned in the same season as the best Emirati player, after he scored 14 goals, including five goals in the range of the historical goalkeeper of the UAE football and Sharjah Club Mohsen Musabih, while "reputation" contributed to the unit getting second place in the league, super and cup.
On the other hand, Ismail Matar scored in the records of the International Football Association, as the best young players in the history of the game, after winning the Golden Ball as the best player in the FIFA U-20 World Cup held in the UAE in 2003.
Ismail Matar appeared at a remarkable level in the last season before the results of the Arab Gulf League were canceled due to the outbreak of the new Corona virus pandemic in most countries of the world, as he participated with the unit in 14 games, scored one goal, and passed four critical balls.
With the national team, Ismail Matar remained one of the most prominent names that presented a constant level for many years, despite his advanced age, as he was one of the stars who led Al-Abiad to win the first title in the Arab Gulf Cup 2007, and he also contributed remarkably to other achievements of the team in later years, and remained Present with Al-Ubaid even in the recent period, despite his absence on some occasions, either to injury or to a technical decision by the coaches who led the team.
The list of the 10 most loyal players in their clubs in the world:
1- Hitoshi Sugata (Japanese Kashima Antlers).
2- Lee Casquiaro (Lincoln Red in Gibraltar).
3- Muhammad Al-Shalhoub (Al Hilal Saudi).
4- Peter Letrac (Mystic Czech).
5- Kogi Huma (Japanese Holly Hawk).
6- Matig Merkac (Prizesi, Slovenia)
7- Marco Wolfe (Young Boys of Switzerland)
8- Christopher Calvest (Hacking Al Suwaidi).
9- Yasuhito Endo (Gamba Osaka, Japan)
10- Ismail Matar (Al-Wehda).
He completed his "reputation", 37, on April 7, and he has a great career with football.
His first goal with Al-Wahda was in Al-Derby against Al-Jazira season 2002.