He featured in the Football World Cup 2002 and was part of the infamous team that was beaten 8-0 in a group match against Germany. Most of his career has been played at the Saudi Arabian football club Al Ittihad.
Al-Ittihad management offered Najran 250,000 to move to Jeddah and play for Al-Ittihad, then in 2005 he came back to Najran
He played for the Saudi Arabian national team during the 2002 gulf tournament and was a very effective member. He scored three goals during that tournament