Al-Sadd 2021-22 Home (S. CAZORLA #19) Jersey/Shirt
This is a Puma Al-Sadd SC 2021-22 home jersey featuring the name and number of star midfielder Santi Cazorla.
Santi Cazorla is one of many European legends to spend the final years of their career playing in the Qatar Stars League, with the Spaniard joining Al-Sadd in 2020 to play under his former teammate Xavi. Cazorla began his senior club career in 2003 with La Liga club Villareal and within one season he established himself in their starting 11 before moving to newly-promoted side Recreativo Huelva prior to the 2006-07 season. He performed strongly for Huelva and was signed back to Villareal after just one season due to a clause in his contract whereby he could return to Villarreal for €1.2 million. Cazorla remained at Villareal for another four seasons and later joined fellow La Liga club Málaga for the 2011-12 season before being transferred to Premier League giants Arsenal in August 2012. He was a key player for Arsenal throughout most of his 6 seasons at the club and despite suffering a number of injuries towards the end of his spell in the Premier League, he became a fan favorite at Emirates Stadium. Following his departure from Arsenal, Cazrola once again returned to Villareal, where he recovered from his injury problems to perform strongly over a 2-season spell before moving to Al-Sadd in July 2020. At international level, Cazorla won 81 caps for Spain from 2008-2019, scoring 15 goals and being a member of their UEFA European Championship-winning squads in 2008 & 2012.
Al-Sadd SC are based in the Al-Sadd district of the city of Doha and compete in the Qatar Stars League. They are the most successful club in Qatari football history, having won the league title a record total of 15 times as well as the Emir Cup a record total of 18 times. They have also won the AFC Champions League twice- in 1988-89 & 2011 and have produced some of Qatar’s greatest footballers. In addition, Al-Sadd have attracted many high-profile foreign players to the club over the years, including Raúl, Xavi, Ali Daei and Younis Mahmoud.