Abdallahi Mahmoud

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Abdallahi Mahmoud
Personal information
Full name Abdallahi Mohamed Mahmoud[1]
Date of birth (2000-05-04) 4 May 2000 (age 20)[2]
Place of birth Dar-Naim, Mauritania[2]
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
Alavés B
Number 8
Youth career
FC Nouadhibou
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 FC Nouadhibou
2018– Alavés B 28 (2)
2020– Alavés 4 (0)
National team
2018 Mauritania U20
2018– Mauritania[3] 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 September 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:41, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

Abdallahi Mohamed Mahmoud (born 4 May 2000) is a Mauritanian international footballer who plays for Spanish club Deportivo Alavés B as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Dar-Naim, Mahmoud started his career with FC Nouadhibou, first playing for their main squad in 2017. On 8 August 2018, after impressing with the under-20 national team in the L'Alcúdia International Football Tournament, he signed for La Liga side Deportivo Alavés, being initially assigned to the youth setup.[4]

Midway through the 2018–19 season, Mahmoud started to appear with the reserves in Tercera División, and contributed with one goal in 12 appearances (play-offs included) as his side achieved promotion to Segunda División B. On 11 May 2020, he was one of the five B-team players called up to train with the main squad for the remainder of the campaign after the COVID-19 pandemic.[5]

Mahmoud made his first team – and La Liga – debut on 27 June 2020, starting in a 1–2 loss at Atlético Madrid.[6] His next appearance came in a 2–0 loss against Real Madrid, entering as a substitute in the 55th minute.

International career[edit]

After representing Mauritania at under-20 level in the 2018 COTIF tournament, Mahmoud was first called up for the full side on 27 August 2018, for a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Burkina Faso.[7] He made his international debut on 8 September, coming on as a late substitute for Abdoulaye Gaye in the 2–0 win.[8]


  1. ^ Abdallahi Mahmoud at Soccerway. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Abdallahi Mahmoud" (in French). Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Abdallahi Mahmoud". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  4. ^ "#FFRIM OFFICIEL: Abdallahi Mahmoud signe à Alavés!" [#FFRIM OFFICIAL: Abdallahi Mahmoud signs for Alavés!]. Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania (in French). Facebook. 8 August 2018. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  5. ^ "C.D. Alaves comes back to Ibaia". Deportivo Alavés. 11 May 2020. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Para Glorioso, Llorente" [To Glorioso, Marcos Llorente] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 27 June 2020. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Mauritanie: la liste contre le Burkina Faso" [Mauritania: the full list against Burkina Faso] (in French). Afrik Foot. 27 August 2018. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  8. ^ "CAN 2019: le bel exploit de la Mauritanie" [CAN 2019: the great feat of Mauritania] (in French). 2022. 9 September 2018. Retrieved 22 June 2020.

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