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Salah Assad

Personal information
Full nameSalah Assad
Date of birth13 March 1958(age 58)
Place of birthLarbaâ Nath Irathen, Algeria
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0.5 in)
Playing positionForward

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Salah Assad ( ; born June 10, 1958 in Larbaâ Nath Irathen) is a former Algerian football striker and manager.

He played for RC Kouba, where he won an Algerian tournament in 1981 and one African Cup Winner's Cup, and in France for FC Mulhouse and Paris Saint-Germain FC. For Algeria national football team, he participated at the 1980, 1982, and 1986 African Cup of Nations, 1980 Summer Olympics, and at two edition of FIFA World Cup in 1982 and 1986, scored two goals. Also footage shows that he was the first player to master the trick "The Elastic", later made famous by Ronaldinho of Brazil.

Assad currently holds the record of most scored goals at the World Cup for Algeria, which were both scored in the 1982 World Cup. l

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