Al-Wahda and the national team player, Sebastian Tigali, expressed his great happiness with his advancement to the second place in the list of the historical scorers of the UAE League, pointing out that he did not expect to achieve this achievement, stressing that he can compete for the title of the historical scorer of the league.
And Tigali became second in the list of historical scorers for the UAE League, after he scored the third goal for Al-Wahda against Al-Wasl from a penalty kick in the 14th round, raising his score to 176 goals, surpassing the former “Emperor” player Fahd Khamis, who fell to third place with 175 goals, while Al Jazira striker Ali Mabkhout tops the list with 196 goals.
Tigali told «Emirates Today» that he feels very happy to have reached this great position, explaining: «It is definitely a great feeling to advance to second place in the list of historical scorers for the UAE League, as I never imagined reaching this number of goals, or that I break this historical record, which has been standing for many years.
He added, “There is no doubt that what I have achieved is the result of hard work for many years in a row, and I am very proud of what I have achieved.”
As for his expectation that he would break the historical record of former Al Wasl striker Fahd Khamis, he said: “When I moved to the ranks of Al-Wehda, I expected to achieve titles with (Al-Annabi), and to compete for many achievements, but what I achieved frankly exceeded my expectations and is greater than I imagined.”
In response to a question about his ability to compete with Ali Mabkhout for the title of the historical top scorer in the UAE League, he said: “Yes, of course, I seek to compete for this historic achievement, and there is no doubt that I have a few years to continue playing and try to reach the title of the historical goalscorer of the league.”
On the other hand, the Al-Wahda striker talked about the competition for the league title in the current season, and said: “This season is going very well, because there is not a single team going alone or achieving many victories, and there is more than one team fighting to reach the top of the standings.” .
He continued: «I do not know if the current version is the strongest in terms of fierce competition and the presence of more than one team competing for the title, but I see that the championship is more regular in terms of the focus of all teams, in addition to that a large number of clubs appeared very well compared to previous seasons that There was a discrepancy and difference in club levels, which gives preference to a few teams that are more ready to compete for the title.
He pointed out that Al-Wehda has great chances of winning the league title, and said: “We are going very well, even with the club making a technical adjustment and contracting with a new coach, but we presented good levels, and despite the decline in performance in some matches, we are still in the competition, And I believe that if we return to the right path in terms of appearing at our best levels, we can be champions, and no one will be able to defeat us.
It is noteworthy that Tigali will complete his 38th year on the 22nd of this month, as he is playing his tenth season in the Professional League, after he joined Al-Wahda in the 2013-2014 season, and is considered one of the legends and the best players in the history of the league, after he played 213 matches and scored 176 goals, during which he had The national team striker joined Al-Nassr in the 2020-2021 season, before returning to “Al-Annabi” starting from the current season, where he scored three goals and played 12 matches with the team.
Numbers in the Tigali march
■■ He is in his tenth season in the Professional League, after joining Al Wahda in the 2013-2014 season.
■■ He joined Al-Nassr in the 2020-2021 season, before returning to “Al-Annabi” starting from the current season.
■■ In the current season, he scored three league goals with Al-Wahda, and played 12 games in the first 14 rounds.
■■ During his career in the UAE League, he played 213 matches, scoring 176 goals.
■■ He will complete his 38th year on the 22nd of this month, and he confirms that he has a few years to continue playing.
“I did not imagine that I would break the historical record that had stood for many years.”
“What I have achieved is the result of hard work for many years in a row.”
“What I achieved with the unit exceeded my expectations and is greater than I imagined.”
Tigali scored goals in the UAE League, surpassing Fahd Khamis (175 goals), and behind leader Ali Mabkhout (196 goals).
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