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Adnan Khamees Al-Talyani (Arabic: عدنان الطلياني‎) (born 30 October 1964) is a retired footballer from the United Arab Emirates who played as a forward.

Adnan Khamis Al-Talyani
Personal information
Full name Adnan Khamees Al-Talyani
Date of birth (1964-10-30) 30 October 1964 (age 54)
Place of birth Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1999 Al-Shaab 232 (129)
National team
1983–1997 United Arab Emirates 161 (52)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Early lifeEdit

Adnan was born in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates on 30 October 1964. He started playing volleyball at the age of 8 when he was first discovered in Bahrain to be a football player. Al Talyani has 3 boys. His sons are Hamdan, Hamad (born 1995), and Mohammed (born 1998). They have all participated in Talyani's retirement celebration in 2003. Al Taylani's brother, Nasser Al Talyani, is also a footballer who played with him in Al Shaab CSC.

Playing careerEdit

ClubEdit

Talyani started playing football in the 1970s in the streets Sharjah. He joined Al Shaab Club in 1979, and played out his entire club career there until 1999. Although he received many lucrative offers from other clubs, strict restrictions at the time prohibited Talyani from transferring.[1]

InternationalEdit

Upon the selection of Heshmat Mohajerani (the former trainer of the Iran national team) as the trainer of the UAE national team, Talyani was selected as a member of the team. He retired from international football in 1997 as the all-time leader in international appearances, with 161 and 56 goals.[2] As of March 2016, he was tenth on the all-time list for men.

Career statisticsEdit

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 10 October 1983 Riyadh   Iraq 1–1 2–2 1984 Summer Olympics AFC qualification
2 10 October 1983 Riyadh   Iraq 2–2 2–2 1984 Summer Olympics AFC qualification
3 14 November 1983 Riyadh   Bahrain 1–1 1–2 Friendly Match
4 10 March 1984 Royal Oman Police Stadium, Muscat   Kuwait 1–0 2–0 1984 Gulf Cup
5 12 March 1984 Royal Oman Police Stadium, Muscat   Qatar 1–0 1–0 1984 Gulf Cup
6 24 October 84 Jeddah   Oman 4–0 8–0 1984 AFC Asian Cup qualification
7 24 October 84 Jeddah   Oman 6–0 8–0 1984 AFC Asian Cup qualification
8 26 October 84 Jeddah     Nepal 3–0 11–0 1984 AFC Asian Cup qualification
9 26 October 84 Jeddah     Nepal 7–0 11–0 1984 AFC Asian Cup qualification
10 28 October 84 Jeddah   Sri Lanka 1–0 5–1 1984 AFC Asian Cup qualification
11 28 October 84 Jeddah   Sri Lanka 3–0 5–1 1984 AFC Asian Cup qualification
12 28 October 84 Jeddah   Sri Lanka 4–1 5–1 1984 AFC Asian Cup qualification
13 4 December 1984 Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore   India 1–0 2–0 1984 Asian Cup
14 20 September 1985 Al-Rashid Stadium, Dubai   Iraq 1–0 2–3 1986 World Cup qualification
15 27 September 1985 King Fahd Stadium, Taif   Iraq 2–0 2–1 1986 World Cup qualification
16 24 March 1986 Bahrain National Stadium, Manama   Iraq 2–2 2–2 1986 Gulf Cup
17 2 April 1986 Bahrain National Stadium, Manama   Saudi Arabia 2–0 2–0 1986 Gulf Cup
18 7 April 1986 Bahrain National Stadium, Manama   Qatar 2–0 2–3 1986 Gulf Cup
19 21 September 1986 Daegu Stadium, Daegu   Pakistan 1–0 1–0 1986 Asian Games
20 23 September 1986 Daegu Stadium, Daegu   Thailand 2–1 2–1 1986 Asian Games
21 25 September 1986 Daegu Stadium, Daegu   Iraq 1–0 1–0 1986 Asian Games
22 30 January 1988 Abu Dhabi   Japan 1–0 2–0 Friendly Match
23 7 February 1988 Abu Dhabi   North Yemen 2–0 2–1 1988 AFC Asian Cup qualification
24 13 February 1988 Abu Dhabi   India 2–0 3–0 1988 AFC Asian Cup qualification
25 17 March 1988 King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh   Oman 1–0 1–0 1988 Gulf Cup
26 17 November 1988 Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah   Jordan 2–0 2–1 Friendly Match
27 3 February 1989 Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah   Kuwait 1–0 1-0 1990 World Cup qualification
28 10 February 1989 Islamabad   Pakistan 3–0 4–1 1990 World Cup qualification
29 17 October 1989 National Stadium, Singapore   China PR 2–1 2–1 1990 World Cup qualification
30 28 October 1989 Darul Makmur Stadium, Kuantan   South Korea 1–1 1–1 1990 World Cup qualification
31 14 Feb 1990 Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai   Sweden 2–1 2–1 Friendly Match
32 30 May 1992 Al Ain   Bahrain 3–0 3–1 1992 Asian Cup qualification
33 20 February 1993 Dubai   Bulgaria 1–3 1–3 Friendly Match
34 8 April 1993 Kyoto, Japan   Sri Lanka 2–0 4-0 1994 World Cup qualification
35 28 April 1993 Dubai   Sri Lanka 2–0 3-0 1994 World Cup qualification
36 30 April 1993 Dubai   Thailand 2–0 2-1 1994 World Cup qualification
37 3 May 1993 Dubai   Bangladesh 1–0 7-0 1994 World Cup qualification
38 3 May 1993 Dubai   Bangladesh 6–0 7-0 1994 World Cup qualification
39 3 October 1994 Athletic Stadium, Miyoshi   Japan 1–0 1-1 1994 Asian Games
40 5 October 1994 Hiroshima Stadium, Hiroshima   Myanmar 1–0 2-0 1994 Asian Games
41 5 October 1994 Hiroshima Stadium, Hiroshima   Myanmar 2–0 2-0 1994 Asian Games
42 9 October 1994 Bingo Athletic Stadium, Onomichi   Qatar 2–2 2-2 1994 Asian Games
43 11 October 1994 Regional Park Stadium, Hiroshima   Kuwait 1–1 1-2 1994 Asian Games
44 3 November 1994 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi   Qatar 1–0 2–0 1994 Gulf Cup
45 9 November 1994 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi   Kuwait 2–0 2–0 1994 Gulf Cup
46 19 March 1996 Dubai   South Korea 2–2 3–2 Friendly Match
47 22 October 1996 Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat   Kuwait 2–1 2–1 1996 Gulf Cup
48 19 November 1996 Abu Dhabi   Uzbekistan 2–1 4–2 Friendly Match
49 19 November 1996 Abu Dhabi   Uzbekistan 3–1 4–2 Friendly Match
50 19 November 1996 Abu Dhabi   Uzbekistan 4–1 4–2 Friendly Match
51 26 November 1996 Abu Dhabi   Syria 1–1 1–1 Friendly Match
52 7 December 1996 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi   Kuwait 2–2 3–2 1996 Asian Cup
53 10 December 1996 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi   Indonesia 2–0 2–0 1996 Asian Cup
54 26 April 1997 Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah   Jordan 1–0 2–0 1998 World Cup qualification
55 27 September 1997 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi   Uzbekistan 3–1 3–2 1998 World Cup qualification
56 17 December 1997 King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh   Czech Republic 1–6 1–6 1997 Confederations Cup

RetirementEdit

Talyani officially retired from football in January 2003. A testimonial match was played in his honour between Italian champions Juventus and an All-Star team of players from various countries.[3] He has since been named the UAE's Player of the Century.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "First professional season means major change for all". Gulf News. 12 September 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2009-09-23.
  2. ^ Adnan Khamees Al-Talyani - Century of International Appearances - RSSSF
  3. ^ "Juventus for Al Talyani testimonial". Gulf News. 14 November 2002. Archived from the original on 19 July 2012. Retrieved 2009-09-23.
  4. ^ "UAE backed to end goal drought against Kuwait". Gulf News. 5 February 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-06-08. Retrieved 2009-09-23.

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