Fahad become first Saudi player to debut in LaLiga

The Russia 2018 bound Saudi Arabia international made his debut for Levante UD in the final minutes of the league clash away to Leganés.

Fahad become first Saudi player to debut in LaLiga
Levante UD

Fahad Al Muwallad made history last night becoming the first player from Saudi Arabia to play in Spain's LaLiga. The forward made his debut in a Levante UD shirt in the 80th minute against Leganés in Butarque.

Fahad has been drafted into a series of Levante match-day squads but previously had failed to secure any playing time but given the number of injuries that Levante coach Paco López is suffering the Saudi striker was given his first taste of LaLiga action.

The Saudi forward who is expected to be a key player for the "Green Falcons" in their Russia 2018 campaign replaced Enis Bardhi with the visiting side already 0-3 ahead through goals from Morales, Bardhi and Winter acquisition Coke. Levante have two matches outstanding in the current season as they welcome Barcelona to the Estadi Ciutat de València before travelling to Vigo to face Celta in the final game of the 2017/18 campaign.

Jorge A Moreno COKE (Levante UD) celebrates his goal which made it (0,3) La Liga match between Leganes FC vs Levante UD at the Municipal de Butarque stadium in Madrid, Spain, May 7, 2018.

Garitano confirms that Yahya has left Leganes

Asier Garitano, coach of Leganés, confirmed in his post match press conference that their Saudi player Yahya Al-Shehri has left the club and moved to Marbella as the national team prepares for the World Cup after failing to secure any playing time with the Spanish league side.

Yahya Al-Shehri

“We said our goodbyes today and he's set to join up with the national team and I really wish him the best in the tournament" added the coach. Yaha was another of the Saudi players who joined Spanish teams following a venture between the Saudi Arabian Football Federation and LaLiga. 

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
15Espanyol 43 10 13 13
16Levante 43 10 13 13
17Leganés 40 11 7 18
Full standing
Next matches
Levante - Barcelona D-13/05 20:45
Celta - Levante D-20/05 17:00

*Update 7 de mayo de 2018