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Yashir Islame

Yashir Islame

Sector : Sports, Athletes

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Chile
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1991
  • Age: 30
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In this Spanish name, the first or paternal surname is Islame and the second or maternal family name is Pinto.
Yashir Islame Pinto (born Yashir Armando Pinto Islame, 6 February 1991) is a Chilean-born Palestinian professional footballer who plays as a right winger for Khon Kaen United and the Palestine national team.

He was born Santiago, Chile. Islame made his professional debut in Primera División de Chile on 28 June 2008 in an away match against Deportes Melipilla where Colo-Colo won 2–0. His first goal was against Fernandez Vial in the Colo-Colo victory of 4–2 in a match corresponding to the 2008 Copa Chile.

On 24 February 2012, Islame was loaned to FC Edmonton of the North American Soccer League on a season-long loan.

On 14 July 2021, he signed for newly promoted Khon Kaen United.

Islame was included in the Chile squad that played against Mexico in the Estadio Azteca on 16 May 2010, replacing the injured Esteban Paredes.

In 2016, while playing in Curicó Unido, Islame made his debut for the Palestinian national team. He was selected in Palestine's squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Timor-Leste on 29 March 2016. Islame scored two goals in his debut.

He is of Palestinian descent through his maternal grandfather. In 2018 he officially reordered the sequence of his last names (Pinto Islame to Islame Pinto), while suppressing his second forename (Armando).




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