Former Wehdat and Jordan striker Mahmoud Shelbayeh has called time on his illustrious career after 20 years at the top of the game.
The 36-year-old was a prolific scorer for both club and country and his career was celebrated with one final testimonial match between his home club and Al Jazeera which saw thousands pay tribute at the King Abduallah II Stadium.
His road started as a 17-year-old and among his many highlights was scoring the goal that almost sent Jordan through to the quarter-finals of the 2004 Asian Cup against Japan who later equalised and went on to edge it on penalties.
His season-high 22 goals in the 2002/03 season earned him the nickname ‘Falcon’ from the Wehdat fans and he went on to become the club’s highest ever scorer, securing 22 trophies with them in the process.
He also enjoyed stints with Al Riffa of Bahrain and Ohod FC of Saudi Arabia.