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Omar Al Somah becomes Saudi Arabian League all-time top scorer

The Syrian striker broke Nasser Al-Shamrani's record to become the Saudi Arabian League's all-time highest goalscorer by scoring his 127th goal in the competition.

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Omar Al Somah becomes Saudi Arabian League all-time top scorer

The Syrian striker of Al-Ahly Omar Al Somah has become the all-time record goalscorer of the Saudi Arabian league after notching his 127th goal in the competition. It came against Al-Fateh in the ninth matchday of the Saudi pro league, breaking the previous record set by Nasser Al-Shamrani and leading his team to an important win.

Syria have historic scorer

Al-Shamrany's figures have remained untouched for years until Al-Ahly's talisman managed to break it this season to stand out alone on top of the Saudi-Arabian highest goalscorers list.

Al Somah joined Al-Ahly in 2014 from Al-Qadsiah of Kuwait and has excelled since than breaking records and growing as one of the most prominent players in the history of the club, playing a huge part in the Saudi league title win in 2016, a first in 30 years.

The Syrian striker started his career in his homeland at Al Foutoua club then joined Kuwaiti Al-Qadsiah, where he caught the attention with his stunning form, before Al-Ahly secured his signature in 2014.

Al-Ahly currently lie in second place of the Saudi Pro League standings with 19 points taken from six wins, a draw, and two losses. Al-Hilal are top with 22 points after the first nine rounds of the competition.