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Ali Al Habsi


Ali Abdullah Harib Al-Habsi is an Omani professional association football player who plays for Wigan Athletic as a goalkeeper. Al Habsi lives with his wife and has a baby girl. Al-Habsi began his career at Al-Midhaibi, based in his hometown. After several years, Al-Habsi transferred to Omani based team, Al-Nasr. During his short time with Al-Nasr, Ali helped his team win the Sultan Qaboos Cup against rivals, Dhofar. Ali Al Habsi profile was voted "Norwegian Goalkeeper of the Year" in 2004. He transferred to Bolton Wanderers in January 2006. Al-Habsi made his full Bolton debut in the 2–1 extra time League Cup victory over Fulham in September 2007. In July 2010 Al-Habsi joined local rivals Wigan Athletic on a season-long loan. His title records show that he was named Wigan's player of the season for 2010–11. Al-Habsi began playing in his native country Oman at the age of seventeen. He has been capped 79 times for Oman.
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