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Akram Afif Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Facts, Family

Akram Afif Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth November 18, 1996
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Eye Color Dark Brown

Akram Afif is a Qatari professional footballer who has played as a left winger for Qatar Stars League club Al Sadd as well as the Qatar national team. Considered to be one of the most promising players to emerge from Qatar, he won the Asian Footballer of the Year award in 2019.

Born Name

Akram Hassan Afif Yahya Afif

Nick Name

Akram Afif, Akram Hassan Afif Yahya Afif Al Yafei

Akram Afif as seen while playing for Qatar in 2024
Akram Afif as seen while playing for Qatar in 2024 (Foad Ashtari/Mehr News Agency / / CC BY 4.0 DEED)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Doha, Qatar


Doha, Qatar





Akram Afif attended Aspire Academy, a sports academy based in the Aspire Zone located in Qatar. During his time there, he traveled to Spain on an exchange student program and played for the youth teams of Sevilla and Villarreal. He eventually graduated from the academy in June 2015.

He has also learned the Spanish language.


Professional Football Player


  • Father – Hassan Afif (A football manager and former football player who played for the Somalia national team, Managed Al-Gharafa from 1986 to 1987 and Al-Markhiya from 2001 to 2003 and then from 2006 to 2007)
  • Mother – Fayza Afif (Homemaker)
  • Siblings – Ali Afif (Older Brother) (Professional football player who has played for Umm Salal and the Qatar national team as a left-back). Akram Afif has 4 more siblings.


Left winger

Shirt Number

Al Sadd – 51



Akram Afif as seen in an Al Sadd line-up in 2018
Akram Afif as seen in an Al Sadd line-up in 2018 (Mahdi Zare/Fars News Agency / / CC BY 4.0 DEED)


5 ft 9 in or 175 cm


70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Race / Ethnicity


Akram Afif is of Qatari descent (from the Yafa tribe) on his father’s side and has Yemeni roots on his mother’s side.

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Deep-set eyes

Akram Afif as seen while playing for Qatar U23 in 2018
Akram Afif as seen while playing for Qatar U23 in 2018 (Fadi El Assad/DohaStadiumPlus / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 DEED)

Akram Afif Facts

  1. His football career started by playing in the youth teams of Al-Markhiya and Al Sadd. After that, he joined the Al Sadd Sports Club as a full-time student in 2009.
  2. In the 2013 Al Kass International Cup, Akram Afif went on to represent the Spanish professional football club Sevilla, netting a brace and earning an assist in the team’s first match which ended as a 3–0 victory against Aspire Academy.
  3. In 2014, he featured in Qatar U20’s AFC U-19 Championship qualification campaign. He scored the only goal in the tournament’s final against DPR Korea and secured Qatar’s victory.
  4. In September 2015, he was called up to the Qatari senior national team by coach Daniel Carreño. During the 2018 World Cup Qualification rounds, he scored in Qatar’s 15–0 win against Bhutan on September 3, 2015, as well as registered an assist in the match.
  5. Akram Afif was signed by Belgian club Eupen in January 2015.
  6. On January 19, 2015, he made his debut with Eupen in a match against Eendracht Aalst and scored a goal. In his next match with the club on January 24, 2015, in a game against KRC Mechelen, he went on to assist in three of his side’s five goals.
  7. He played in 9 matches in his first senior season and scored 2 goals.
  8. Akram Afif scored 2 goals in Eupen‘s 4–0 home win against KSV Roeselare on March 18, 2016.
  9. It was confirmed on May 8, 2016, that Afif would be rejoining Villarreal on a permanent deal. With this, he became the first Qatari-born signing in La Liga history.
  10. He was loaned to Sporting de Gijón on August 4, 2016, in a season-long deal.
  11. On August 21, 2016, Akram Afif debuted in the main category of Spanish football as a substitute for Burgui in a 2–1 home win against Athletic Bilbao.
  12. He returned to his first senior club Eupen after 9 league matches on a one-year loan deal on July 14, 2017.
  13. In January 2018, Akram Afif went back to his home country to play for Al Sadd and had a very successful season.
  14. He played a key role in Qatar’s victory in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup campaign as he registered 10 assists overall (a new record in the tournament).
  15. Akram Afif was included in Qatar’s squad for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.

Featured Image by Foad Ashtari/Mehr News Agency / / CC BY 4.0 DEED

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