Taiseer Jaber Al-Jassam (Arabic: تيسير جابر الجاسم, born 25 July 1984) is a Saudi football player who currently captains Al-Ahli, He also plays for the Saudi Arabia national football team.
Since his debut in 2006, Taiseer has been a regular on the squads of both his club team and the national team. Taiseer is a key player, and considered one of the best players in Saudi Arabia in the last 10 years.
Taiseer Al-Jassim helped Al-Ahli win the Saudi Federation Cup and the Saudi Crown Prince Cup in 2007 after scoring a goal in the final match with Ittihad FC club. He also won with his team the Gulf Cup for clubs in front of Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia 2008. He was instrumental also in his involvement in leading Al-Ahli to the Final game AFC Champions League 2012; he also led Al-Ahli to winning the King Cup of Champions in 2011 and 2012.
Loan to Al-Gharafa
He was loaned to Al-Gharafa in 2007. He made a quick impact with the Qatar Stars League runners-up as he scored a goal and created another in the Emir Cup before returning to Al-Ahli.
Loan to Qatar SC
In the Emir Cup 2009, Taiseer scored a goal to Al-Rayyan and they were knockout by penalty kicks 3–3 (4–2) before returning to Al-Ahli at the end of the tournament.
2007 AFC Asian Cup
He participated with the Saudi team in the 2007 AFC Asian Cup as a key player in the feet and the level of the tournament, where he scored two goals against the Bahrain national football team. He was in the youth team in the tournament, which reached the final before the Iraq national football team and was one of four players with Malek Mouath, Yasser Al-Qahtani and Abdulrahman Al-Qahtani.
2009 Gulf Cup of Nations
He also participated in the 2009 Gulf Cup of Nations for the Saudi Arabia national football team, who reached the final against the Oman national football team. However, Al-Jassam's shot was wide of the post in the penalty shoot-out, the match ending 0–0, ultimately giving Oman the trophy by winning the penalties 6–5.
2011 AFC Asian Cup
Al-Jassim scored a goal against the Syria national football team in the 2011 Asian Cup, with Saudi Arabia losing 1–2. Saudi Arabia did not collect any points, so went out in the group stage.
2015 AFC Asian Cup
Al-Jassim scored to Iraq and his Saudi Arabia National Team won 2–1, and he helped them qualify for the Asian Cup in 2015.
- Scores and results list Saudi Arabia's goal tally first.
|1||27 June 2007||Kallang, Singapore||Singapore||2–0||2–1||Friendly|
|2||18 July 2007||Palembang, Indonesia||Bahrain||3–0||4–0||2007 AFC Asian Cup|
|4||2 November 2007||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia||Namibia||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|5||9 November 2007||Jeddah, Saudi Arabia||Estonia||1–0||2–0|
|6||26 May 2009||Doha, Qatar||Qatar||1–0||1–2|
|7||9 October 2010||Jeddah, Saudi Arabia||Uzbekistan||3–0||4–0|
|8||9 January 2011||Al Rayyan, Qatar||Syria||1–1||1–2||2011 AFC Asian Cup|
|9||15 November 2013||Dammam, Saudi Arabia||Iraq||1–0||2–1||2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|10||8 September 2014||London, England||Australia||2–3||2–3||Friendly|
|11||3 September 2015||Jeddah, Saudi Arabia||Timor-Leste||5–0||7–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|12||8 September 2015||Shah Alam, Malaysia||Malaysia||1–1||3–0|
|13||17 November 2015||Dili, East Timor||Timor-Leste||7–0||10–0|
|14||24 March 2016||Jeddah, Saudi Arabia||Malaysia||2–0||2–0|
|15||29 March 2016||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||United Arab Emirates||1–0||1–1|
|16||24 August 2016||Doha, Qatar||Laos||1–0||4–0||Friendly|
|17||6 October 2016||Jeddah, Saudi Arabia||Australia||1–0||2–2||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
Style of play
Taiseer has been described as intelligent, visionary, technically gifted, with excellent work ethics. His strengths are: shooting, especially long-range shooting, dribbling, and passing. He plays in almost all positions in the midfield but most notably as an attacking midfielder, winger, and as a central midfielder.
- Saudi Professional League: 2015–16
- Saudi Champions Cup: 2011, 2012, 2016
- Crown Prince Cup: 2007, 2014–15
- Saudi Federation Cup: 2007
- Saudi Super Cup: 2016
- Gulf Club Champions Cup: 2008
- AFC Champions League : Runner-up: 2012
- Saudi Arabia Footballer of the Year: 2012
- Al-Ahli Player of the Year: 2011–12
- Best Saudi Midfielder: 2011–12