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Ali Al Habsi

Goalkeeper

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Biography

Date of birth

30/12/1981

Height

194cm

Signed

29/08/2019

Country

Oman

Ali returned to English football in August 2019, signing a one-year deal to join Albion’s goalkeeping ranks.

He spent 12 years in spells between Bolton, Wigan, Brighton and Reading after first coming over to the country in 2006.

His most successful periods were at Wigan, where he won the FA Cup, and Reading, for whom he was named Player of the Season in consecutive campaigns.

The Royals spell finished with a Play-Off final defeat at Wembley after which Ali signed a two-year deal with top Saudi club Al-Hilal.

After winning the Saudi championship he signed for the Baggies following a short trial to add competition for Sam Johnstone and Jonathon Bond.

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