Pacific FC is excited to officially welcome 17-year old midfielder Ahmed Alghamdi to the team. Alghamdi made his professional debut last Wednesday night in the squad’s match up against Valour FC. Alghamdi, who is currently finishing high school in Vancouver, will join the team full time in June.
“Ahmed is a big talent with huge potential,” said Michael Silberbauer, Head Coach, Pacific FC. “We are happy he has chosen Pacific FC to help him develop as a player.”
At 14, Alghamdi began playing with Vancouver Metro Soccer League’s Rino’s Vancouver SC. In the summers, he trained under Blaise Nkufo, a former Swiss international footballer through his elite training program based in Vancouver. In July 2018, Alghamdi was called up by the Saudi Arabia U-19 team.
Alghamdi was raised in Vancouver and currently attends St. George’s School, where he played an integral role of leading his high school varsity team to win gold at the national finals in October 2018. Alghamdi was named MVP of the tournament.
Alghamdi joins 18 players who have been named to Pacific FC’s roster, including Marcel de Jong, Marcus Haber, Kadin Chung, Mark Village, Émile Legault, Nolan Wirth, Ben Fisk, Victor Blasco, José Hernandez, Matthew Baldisimo, Terran Campbell, Noah Verhoeven ,Alessandro Hojabrpour, Hendrik Starostzik, Lukas MacNaughton, Blake Smith, Ryan McCurdy and Issey Nakajima-Farran.