Representative Career
1 x NSW State of Origin game

1 x Test for Australia

6 x City Origin

NRL Premiership player in Bulldogs Grand Final winning team – 2004

Played in Reserve Grade Grand Final winning team – 1998

Lebanon World cup team – 2000
Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs
With 2,318 career points and records for most points in a game, most goals in a match, and most tries for an NRL club, Hazem El Masri is best known as one of the greatest point scorers the NRL has ever seen.

His career began in 1996 when the Bulldogs spotted El Masri playing for Belmore Boys High School and invited him to trials. He debuted with the dogs that year, and by 1998 he was a regular member of the squad.

Famously, in 2004, El Masri scored 16 tries and 139 goals in the Bulldogs 2004 season earning the NRL record for highest points scored in a single season, just one of the many club and code accolades he earned during his career.

Off the field, El Masri took an active role in community issues and became an icon and role model for the NRL. He served as ambassador for the Premiers Reading Challenge, the Anti-Discrimination Board, and NSW Government’s Stop Violence Against Women campaign. He won the 2002 Ken Stephen Award, recognizing his work with young people in the community, and in 2009 he was named one of Sydney’s 100 Most Influential People by Sydney Magazine and Role Model of the Year by the Lebanese Association of NSW.

On 25 September 2009, El Masri played his final Rugby League match after announcing in June that 2009 would be his last season.

Having walked off the rugby league field for the last time, Hazem stays involved in the game via his role working with youth, community and match day ambassador for the Bulldogs.

Hazem has three children Lamya, Zayd and Serine.

Hazem has had a book published by Harper Collins - El Magic, written by Bill Woods.
Bulldogs Record
Most Club Games – 372

Most NRL Games – 317

Most Points for the Club – 2578 – 194 tries – 901 goals

Most Tries for the Club – 194

Most NRL Tries – 159

Most Points in a Game – 34
Ambassador for Premiers Reading Challenge

Ambassador for Anti-Discrimination Board Postcards Programme

Ambassador for NSW Government’s Stop Violence Against Women campaign

Ambassador for the White Ribbon Foundation UNIFEM, for the Elimination of Violence Against women campaign

NRL Ken Stephen Medal Winner, 2002

Named as one of Sydney’s 100 Most Influential
People – Sydney Magazine, 2009

Role Model of the Year – Lebanese Association of NSW, 2009

Women in League Favourite Son Award, 2009

NRL Records
Most NRL Points – 317 games – 159 tries – 891 goals – 2418 points

Most Points in a season – 342 – 16 tries – 139 goals – in 2004

Most Goals in a season – 139 in 2004

Most Consecutive Goals – 35 in 2003

Most Consecutive NRL Games – 2nd behind Jason Taylor (194) with 174 games

Most Tries for a NRL Club – 3rd behind Ken Irvine (171 for Norths) & Andrew Ettingshausen (165 for Cronulla) with 159 tries

* Hazem has scored 200 points in a season on 7 occasions 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 & 2009
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