Faisal Antar

Faisal Antar
فيصل عنتر
Personal information
Full name Faisal Antar
Date of birth (1978 -12-20) 20 December 1978
Place of birth Freetown, Sierra Leone
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Tadamon Sour
2003–2005 Tripoli SC
2005–2007 Nejmeh
2007–2009 Al-Mabarrah
2009–2010 Tadamon Sour
2011–2012 Tadamon Sour 2 (0)
National team
1999 Lebanon U21
1998–2007 Lebanon[1] 30 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Faisal Antar (Arabic:فيصل عنتر; born 20 December 1978) is a Lebanese retired footballer, who played as a defender during his entire career for Tadamon Sour, Tripoli SC, Nejmeh and Al-Mabarrah in the Lebanese Premier League.

Antar also represented the Lebanese national team at the 2000 AFC Asian Cup, where he had been present for the national team from 1998 to 2007. Faisal is the brother of footballer Roda Antar. In June 2010, Antar announced his retirement and became a Hall of Famer in the Lebanese Football Association.

In 2011, Antar briefly returned to Tadamon Sour for the 2011-12 Lebanese Premier League season where he made two appearances.

Club career

He is a defender who started his career at Tadamon Sour, where he played for 5 years before moving to Tripoli SC. He spent two years at the club before moving to Nejmeh in 2005 following a trial at Rangers.[2] After a couple of years, he moved to Al-Mabarrah. He scored 6 goals in the Lebanese Premier League this season so far, In June 2010, Faisal announced his retirement from football.

In 2011, Antar briefly returned to Tadamon Sour for the 2011-12 Lebanese Premier League season where he made two appearances.[3]

International career

Antar had already made his full international debut in 1998 but featured for Lebanon U21 in 1999 in a fixture against Czech Republic.[4]

International goals

Scores and results list Lebanon's goal tally first.[5][6]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 25 April 2001 Tripoli Municipal Stadium, Tripoli  Philippines 2–0 3–0 Friendly
2. 26 May 2001 Suphachalasai Stadium, Bangkok  Pakistan 1–0 8–1 2002 World Cup qualifier
3. 28 May 2001 Suphachalasai Stadium, Bangkok  Sri Lanka 2–0 5–0 2002 World Cup qualifier
4. 8 September 2004 Rasmee Dhandu Stadium, Malé  Maldives 2–0 5–2 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification


  1. "Faisal Antar". National Football Teams. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  2. Rangers pass on Lebanon captain BBC Sport, 21 January 2005
  3. http://uk.soccerway.com/players/faisal-antar/223974/
  4. http://www.11v11.com/matches/lebanon-v-czech-republic-10-february-1999-269263/
  5. Barrie Courtney. "International Matches 2001". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  6. "Maldives – Lebanon". International Federation of Association Football (FIFA). 8 September 2004. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
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