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Faris Abdi




Date of Birth: 5/9/1999
Hometown: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Height: 5-11
Weight: 166
Position: Midfielder
Country: Saudi Arabia, USA
Last Club: FC Lausanne-Sport (Switzerland)


Abdi is a member of the Saudi Arabia national team and currently plays for FC Lausanne-Sport in the Swiss Challenge League.

The 19-year-old played for the United States U-18 national team in June 2017, scoring twice in two matches, and appeared in a match with the Saudi Arabian U-23 squad before being called up to the national side and earning a cap against Ghana in October.

Abdi was born in San Diego, Calif. and raised in Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. He returned to the United States in 2013 to attend the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., where as senior he was named the 2016-17 IMG Academy Soccer Program MVP.

After graduating from IMG Academy, Faris attended the University of Virginia, starting the first nine games for the Cavaliers during his freshman season before his call-up to the national team. In all, he appeared in 11 matches with 10 starts for UVA, scoring once and notching two assists in 811 minutes of play.

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