Abdelkarim Hassan (Arabic: عبد الكريم حسن; born 28 August 1993) is a Qatari footballer who currently plays for Belgian club Eupen, on loan from Al Sadd, as a defender. He also currently plays for the Qatar Olympic team and the Senior national team.
Abdelkarim Hassan graduated from Aspire Academy in 2011.
He was the youngest player to appear in the 2011 AFC Champions League at 17 years old, coming off the bench against Esteghlal. His team subsequently emerged champions of the Champions League that year. He was awarded Young Player of the Year in the 2012–13 Qatar Stars League.
It was announced in June 2017 that Al Sadd had loaned him to Belgian First Division A side Eupen.
Statistics accurate as of 24 May 2014
1Includes Emir of Qatar Cup.
2Includes Sheikh Jassem Cup.
3Includes AFC Champions League.
Abdelkarim scored a goal against UAE U20 in the 10th International Friendship Youth Tournament.
In a friendly match against the Malaysia U-23 side on 17 June 2012, Abdelkarim sparked a mass melee between the two sides after a two-footed lunge on Mohd Azrif in the 43rd minute. He was duly shown a red card for his challenge. Afterwards, a Malaysian player, Nazmi Faiz, ran half the length of the pitch to confront him, and punched him. Being 5 inches shorter than Abdelkarim, Nazmi's punch turned into nothing more than a push on his chest. Nazmi Faiz was shown a red card, whereas Qatar went on to lose 2–0.
He scored a goal in Qatar's opening game against Maldives in the qualifying stage for the 2014 AFC U-22 Asian Cup.
Abdelkarim made his debut for the senior national team on November 18, 2010 against Haiti.
He was the youngest player to appear in the preliminary squad list for the 2011 Asian Cup at the age of 17 years and 123 days old. He scored Qatar's only goal against Malaysia in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers to ensure Qatar a berth in the Asian Cup. He also scored a goal in Qatar's 4–1 victory against Yemen in the qualifiers.
Though his team lost all their group stage games in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, he was extolled as one of the stars of the tournament. A FIFA.com featured article theorized that he would form the basis of young players who go on to represent Qatar at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.As of match played 6 June 2017. Qatar score listed first, score column indicates score after each Hassan goal.
Qatar Stars League (1): 2012–13
Emir of Qatar Cup ((3): 2014, 2015, 2017
Qatar Crown Prince Cup (1): 2017
Qatari Super Cup (1): 2014
Qatari Stars Cup (1): 2010
AFC Champions League (1): 2011
FIFA Club World Cup Third place: 2011
Gulf Cup of Nations (1): 2014
Qatar Stars League Young Player of the Year: 2012–13