QFA Award: Baghdad Bounedjah bags Mansour Muftah Award for top scorer


Star Algerian striker Baghdad Bounedjah won the Mansour Muftah Award given to the top scorer in the QNB Stars League.

He topped the chart with a record 39 goals from 22 matches with an average of 1.7 goals per game, as he played a vital role in Al Sadd’s triumph in the QNB Stars League.

In the process, Bounedjah became the Qatar league’s all-time top scorer in a single season. He surpassed Brazilian striker Clemerson Soares’ record of 27 goals set in the 2007-08 season for Al Gharafa.

He underlined his potential as a lethal striker by leading Al Sadd’s goal-scoring spree in the 2018-19 QNB Stars League, which saw The Wolves pump in a whopping 100 goals, for the first time in Qatar league history.

Bounedjah even struck seven goals in one match — Al Sadd’s 10-1 victory over Al Arabi in Week 2.

Bounedjah, a key member of the Algerian national team, was born on 24th  November, 1991, in the city of Oran. He moved to Al Sadd in 2015 from Tunisian club ES Sahel.