Fans of Saudi ex-footballer Majed Abdullah flood Twitter account

Abdullah is ‘happy to start exchanging with you through social media’

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Former Saudi footballer Majed Abdullah started a frenzy Tuesday evening when a Twitter account he opened collected over 214,000 followers within a space of two hours.

Abdullah, nicknamed the “Arabian Jewel,” thanked his fans on Twitter, saying he “was happy to start exchanging with you through social media.”


The former striker for Saudi national team Al Nassr FC said he hoped to be a befriended by all and thanked them for their concern and their calls.

Abdullah, who has won the Asian Footballer of the Year award three times in 1984, 1985 and 1986, was one of the top international scorers in the world (115 goals. He won the AFC Asian Cup twice in 1984 and 1988. He has been the league's top scorer six times.

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