Hamdallah announced his international retirement on November 11 on social media.
Rabat – Moroccan international football player Abderrazak Hamdallah has become 2019 top scorer after he ended 2019 with 57 goals.
The football player scored a hat-trick for his Saudi Al Nasser football club against Al Feiha on Saturday, December 28.
That hat-trick catapulted Abderrazak Hamdallah to world’s top scorer this year, surpassing Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, who scored 54 goals, and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (50 goals).
“I am very happy today that I achieved the top scorer of the world in 2019 with 57 goals,” he said.
The football player posted the caption with an image in which he carries the Moroccan flag.
“This is an honor for me and for everyone. I thank my team, especially the players, for their help and I do not forget Al Nassr fans. I’m looking forward to another successful year inchallah,” he added.
The football player shared a post with his fans on Instagram, thanking them for their support
Sports observers, especially in Saudi Arabia, consider Abderrazak Hamdallah one of the best football players.
Hamdallah’s repeated issues with Morocco’s footballing authorities have kept him outside the purview of the Moroccan national team. The football player announced his international retirement on November 11.
The president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), Fouzi Lekjaa, however said that Morocco’s football federation has not yet received any official notice about the football player’s retirement.
Hamdallah’s last appearance with the Moroccan national football team was on June 12, when the Atlas Lions lost 1-0 to the Gambian national team in a friendly game in preparation for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations.
The Moroccan player was at the center of rumors of a rift within Morocco’s national team when he left the team’s training camp ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (CAN).
The FRMF subsequently released a statement stating that Hamdallah’s departure was due to an injury.
A day later, however, Abderrazak Hamdallah posted a video of himself training intensively on Instagram, reinforcing the suggestion that his departure from the Moroccan squad was indeed due to a fallout with the country’s management.