Adnan Al Sharqi

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Adnan Al Sharqi
Adnan Al Sharqi Lebanon, 1966 (cropped).jpg
Al Sharqi with Lebanon at the 1966 Arab Cup
Personal information
Full name Adnan Hussein Mekdache
Date of birth (1941-11-15)15 November 1941
Place of birth Beirut, Lebanese Republic[1]
Date of death 1 June 2021(2021-06-01) (aged 79)
Place of death Beirut, Lebanon
Youth career
1950–1955 Nahda
1955–1957 Ansar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1967 Ansar
National team
1960s Lebanon (2+)
Teams managed
1967–2000 Ansar
1974–1976 Lebanon
1987–1993 Lebanon
2004–2005 Ansar
2006–2008 Lebanon
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Adnan Hussein Mekdache (Arabic: عدنان حسين مكداش‎; 15 November 1941 – 1 June 2021), commonly known as Adnan Al Sharqi (Arabic: عدنان الشرقي‎, lit.'Adnan the Oriental'), was a Lebanese football player and manager.

Al Sharqi represented Lebanon at the 1966 Arab Cup, scoring two goals in a 2–1 win over Kuwait on 5 April 1966.[2]

Al Sharqi also coached the Lebanon national team between 1974 and 2008, coaching for 11 years.[3]

On 1 June 2021, Al Sharqi died in the Military Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon after struggling with illness.[4]

Career statistics[change | change source]

International[change | change source]

Scores and results list Lebanon's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Al Sharqi goal.
List of international goals scored by Adnan Al Sharqi
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 5 April 1966 Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad, Iraq  Kuwait 1–0 2–1 1966 Arab Cup [2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "عدنان الشرقي: ديكتاتور على الملعب... "فنّان" في الحياة". الأخبار (in Arabic). Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "LEBANESE NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  3. Olenev, Maxim (15 July 1999). "Lebanon National Team Coaches (since 1993)". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 24 June 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2009.
  4. "وفاة المدرب التاريخي لنادي الأنصار عدنان الشرقي". الأخبار (in Arabic). Retrieved 1 June 2021.