Dodo’s Last Chapter in His Football Career
22 Sep.2016- Football National Team’s Captain, Youssef Mohammad aka Dodo, has declared his retirement during a press conference held in the headquarter office of Al Nejmeh club in Tariq Al Jdide. Club president Mohammed Amin Al Daouk, the vice president Salah Osseiran, the secretary Saad Eddine Itani, the director of the club Mohammed Edilbi, Captain Abbas Atwi, and Ibrahim al- Shibli, the player’s business manager were present.
First, Al Daouk welcomed the guests in a speech, then Osseiran expressed his regret for the sad end of Dodo’s journey before it even debuts with Al Nejme. Dodo has declared his retirement for good, and thanked Al Nejme fans for their support during the short period of time he has played with them. He added: “My feet can’t help me anymore, I have suffered from a torn ACL twice in the same leg.” Furthermore, Itani has announced that the German Club Koln will honor its former player, Dodo, with the participation of Al Nejme Club. Dodo debuted his career with Al Safa club, then played for Olympic Beirut in 2003, before joining Roda Antar in 2005 to play for Freiburg, a German club where he played 87 games and scored 9 goals. Afterwards, he joined Koln and played with them 120 games where he scored 10 goals. He was the first Arab captain in the history of the Bundesliga. In 2011, he joined Al Ahli Dubai to replace Fabio Canavaro, where he played 35 games and scored 5 goals. He got injured during Lebanon’s game against South Korea, and was forced to terminate his Emirati contract and retire internationally. Dodo signed for Al Nejme Club 1 day before the transfer window closes, but his career ended before it even started due to injury, so he was forced to write the final chapter in his career.
Article by Jana Chehwan