Al Jazira Club

Al Jazira FC is an Emirati professional football club based in Abu Dhabi, that currently competes in the UAE Pro League.[2]

Al Jazira
نادي الجزيرة لكرة القدم
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Full nameAl Jazira Sports Club
Nickname(s) Al Ankabout (The Spider)
Fakhr Abu Dhabi (The Pride of Abu Dhabi)
Founded19 March 1974; 47 years ago (1974-03-19)
GroundMohammed Bin Zayed Stadium[1]
Capacity42,056
ChairmanMansour Al Nahyan
CoachMarcel Keizer
LeagueUAE Pro League
2019–20UAE Pro League, 3rd
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

Al-Jazira was established in 1974 as a merger between Khalidiyah and Al Bateen.[3] The club would find itself struggling to stay in the league however, getting relegated in multiple occasions during the 1980s and 1990s but experienced a recent success when Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan invested into the club in the 2000s, and they won their first league title on 2011 and another on 2017. The Club has produced talented homegrown players such as Ali Mabkhout and Khalfan Mubarak and many others that would end up playing for the UAE on an international level.

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Leagues
Champion: 2010–11, 2016–17
Champion: 1982–83, 1987-88
Cups
Champion: 2010–11, 2011–12, 2015–16
Champion: 2009–10
Champion: 2006–07
Regional competitions
Champion: 2007

Current squadEdit

First team squadEdit

As of UAE Pro-League:

No Position Player Nation
1 GK Abdulrahman Al Ameri   United Arab Emirates
2 DF Abdulla Idrees   United Arab Emirates
4 DF Miloš Kosanović   Serbia
5 DF Khalifa Al Hammadi   United Arab Emirates
6 DF Mohammed Al Attas   United Arab Emirates
7 FW Ali Mabkhout   United Arab Emirates
9 FW Zaid Al-Ameri   United Arab Emirates
10 MF Khalfan Mubarak   United Arab Emirates
11 MF Abdullah Ramadan   United Arab Emirates
12 DF Salem Rashid   United Arab Emirates
15 DF Mohammed Rabii   Morocco
17 MF Thulani Serero   South Africa
18 FW Omar Ramadan   Egypt
19 MF Oumar Traore   Mali
20 MF Brandley Kuwas (on loan from Al-Nasr)   Curaçao
22 MF Mohammed Jamal (on loan from Al Ain)   United Arab Emirates
39 FW Imoh Ezekiel   Nigeria
55 GK Ali Khasif   United Arab Emirates
80 MF Bruno Conçeicão   Brazil
90 GK Salem Khairi   United Arab Emirates
99 FW Faisel Al-Matroushi   United Arab Emirates

Reserve U21Edit

No Position Player Nation
16 FW Ahmed Fawzi   United Arab Emirates
23 DF Adham Khaled   Egypt
24 DF Zayed Sultan   United Arab Emirates
25 MF Khater Subait   United Arab Emirates
26 FW Hazza Subait   United Arab Emirates
27 MF Abdullah Fadaaq   United Arab Emirates
28 MF Yousef Ayman   United Arab Emirates
34 DF Renner Silva   Brazil
38 DF Nawaf Dhawi   United Arab Emirates
48 DF Ahmed Saleh   United Arab Emirates
54 GK Abdullah Al-Hammadi   United Arab Emirates

Out on loanEdit

No Position Player Nation
3 DF Salem Al-Eedi (on loan to Khor Fakkan)   United Arab Emirates
13 MF Ahmed Mahmoud (on loan to Al Dhafra)   United Arab Emirates
33 GK Adel Fadaaq (on loan to Al-Nasr)   United Arab Emirates
41 DF Yousef Al-Ameri (on loan to Khor Fakkan)   United Arab Emirates
DF Saif Khalfan (on loan to Emirates)   United Arab Emirates

ManagersEdit

Pro-League RecordEdit

Season Div. Tms. Pos. President's Cup League Cup
2008–09 PL 12 2nd Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals
2009–10 PL 12 2nd Semi-Finals Champions
2010–11 PL 12 1st Champions Group Stage
2011–12 PL 12 4th Champions Semi-Finals
2012–13 PL 14 3rd Quarter-Finals Runner-ups
2013–14 PL 14 3rd Round of 16 Runner-ups
2014–15 PL 14 2nd Round of 16 Group Stage
2015–16 PL 14 7th Champions Group Stage
2016–17 PL 14 1st Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals
2017–18 PL 12 7th Quarter-Finals Quarter-Finals
2018–19 PL 14 5th Round of 16 Quarter-Finals
2019–20a PL 14 3rd Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals

Notes^ 2019–20 UAE football season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Arab Emirates.

Key

  • Pos. = Position
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • PL = Pro-League

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Abu Dhabi Football Clubs". Culture, Leisure & Sports. Abu Dhabi Government. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Al Jazira SSC". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Club History". Al Jazira Sports Club Official Site. Archived from the original on February 14, 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Hilmy Al Nawwal".
  5. ^ Neil Cameron (2 June 2011). "Al Jazira want management pedigree, not marquee name". The National. Abu Dhabi Media. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  6. ^ James Piercy (22 August 2011). "From Braga to Vercauteren via Sabella: Al Jazira's boss hunt finally ends". Sport 360. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  7. ^ a b Thomas Woods (8 March 2012). "Franky Vercauteren dismissed by Al Jazira". The National. Abu Dhabi Media. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Al Jazira confirm Eric Gerets as new coach to replace Walter Zenga". The National. Abu Dhabi Media. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014.

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