Bahdari (#12) scoring the winner against Najran
Bahdari's Saudi adventure was preceded by a successful two-year stint at Jordanian giants Wehdat. The hulking defender made his presence felt in Amman; leading the Jordanian club to the first ever domestic sweep of the SuperCup, FA Shield, FA Cup, and Premier League in his second season.
How has Bahdari's first season in Saudi Arabia gone? Hajer status as minnows meant that Bahdari was never going to lift a trophy this year. The main objective for the club was to avoid relegation- top-flight status for a second straight year was clinched after a 1-1 draw with fellow relegation battlers Qadsiya. Bahdari played a big part in the lead-up to the deciding game- scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Najran the week before. The win broke Hajer's two and a half month drought without a win (their last win vs. Al-Ansaar also came courtesy of a Bahdari goal).