|Place of birth Doha, Qatar|
Name Akram Afif
Current team K.A.S. Eupen
2012–2014 → Sevilla (loan)
Height 1.77 m
Role Football player
|Full name Akram Hassan A. Y. Afif|
Date of birth (1996-11-18) 18 November 1996 (age 19)
Akram Hassan Afif Yahya Afif (Arabic: أكرم عفيف; born 18 November 1996) is a Qatari football player who plays as a forward for Belgian club K.A.S. Eupen on loan from Villarreal CF and the Qatar national team.
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He is considered to be one of the most promising players to emerge from Qatar.
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Born in Doha, Qatar, Afif started off in the youth teams of Al-Markiya and then Al Sadd before joining the Aspire Academy as a full-time student in 2009. During his time at Aspire, Afif traveled to Spain on an exchange student program and played for the youth teams of Sevilla and Villarreal.
He represented Sevilla in the 2013 Al Kass International Cup, netting a brace and earning an assist in the team's first match, which ended as a 3–0 victory against Aspire Academy.
Afif later joined Villarreal's youth team.
In January 2015, Afif was signed by Eupen. He scored a goal in his debut against Eendracht Aalst on 19 January. On 24 January in his next match against KRC Mechelen, he assisted in three of his side's five goals.
Afif finished his first senior season with two goals in nine matches. On 18 March 2016, he scored a brace in a 4–0 home win against KSV Roeselare.
On 8 May 2016 it was confirmed that Afif would be rejoining Villarreal, this time on a permanent deal. In doing so, he became the first Qatari-born signing in La Liga history. On 4 August, he was loaned to fellow top tier club Sporting de Gijón in a season-long deal.
Afif made his debut in the main category of Spanish football on 21 August 2016, coming on as a substitute for Burgui in a 2–1 home win against Athletic Bilbao. After nine league matches, he returned to his first senior club Eupen on a one-year loan deal on 14 July 2017.
Afif featured in Qatar U20's AFC U-19 Championship qualification campaign in 2014. During the main tournament, he scored the lone goal in the final against DPR Korea to give Qatar the victory.
He was called up to the senior national team in September 2015 by coach Daniel Carreño. He scored in Qatar's 15–0 win against Bhutan on 3 September 2015 during the 2018 World Cup Qualification rounds. He also registered an assist in the match.
International goalsScores and results list Qatar's goal tally first.
Afif has a brother, Ali Afif, who is a footballer for QSL side Lekhwiya. His father, Hassan Afif Al Yafei, is of Yemeni descent and was born in Moshi in Tanzania. His father previously played for Simba in Tanzania and Horseed in Somalia before relocating to Qatar and playing for Al Ittihad. After retiring, he managed Al Gharafa from 1986 until 1987 and Al Markhiya from 2001 until 2003 and 2006 until 2007. His mother, Fayza, comes from Yemen.
Afif learned Spanish for his move to Sevilla. In June 2015, he graduated from Aspire Academy.