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Al-Jazira FC is a football club from the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi. They play in the UAE Arabian Gulf League.[2]

Al-Jazira FC
نادي الجزيرة لكرة القدم
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Full nameAl-Jazira Sports & Culture Club
Nickname(s)Fakhr Abu Dhabi (The Pride of Abu Dhabi)
Founded19 March 1974; 45 years ago (1974-03-19)
GroundMohammed Bin Zayed Stadium[1]
Capacity42,056
ChairmanMansour Al-Nahyan
ManagerMarcel Keizer
LeagueUAE Pro League
2018–19UAE Pro-League, 5th
WebsiteClub website

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 purchased and took over the club in the 2000s, and they won their first 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

Champion: 2010–11, 2016–17
Champion: 2010–11, 2011–12, 2016
Champion: 2009–10
Champion: 2006–07
Champion: 1982–83, 1987-88

Regional competitionsEdit

Champion: 2007

Current squadEdit

As of UAE Pro-League:

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth.

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Nuqbi   United Arab Emirates
2 Defender Mohamed Fawzi   United Arab Emirates
3 Defender Salem Al-Eidi   United Arab Emirates
4 Defender Miloš Kosanović   Serbia
5 Defender Musallem Fayez   United Arab Emirates
6 Defender Saif Khalfan   United Arab Emirates
7 Forward Ali Mabkhout   United Arab Emirates
8 Midfielder Sultan Al Ghaferi   United Arab Emirates
9 Forward Mourad Batna   Morocco
10 Midfielder Khalfan Mubarak   United Arab Emirates
11 Forward Keno (on loan from Pyramids)   Brazil
12 Midfielder Salem Rashid Obaid   United Arab Emirates
13 Forward Sultan Mankhout U21   United Arab Emirates
15 Defender M'Hammed Rabii U21   Morocco
16 Forward Ahmed Fawzi U21   United Arab Emirates
17 Midfielder Thulani Serero   South Africa
19 Forward Majed Lafi U21   United Arab Emirates
20 Forward Zaid Al-Ameri   United Arab Emirates
21 Midfielder Omar Abdulrahman   United Arab Emirates
22 Midfielder Amer Abdulrahman   United Arab Emirates
32 Midfielder Ahmed Mahmoud U21   United Arab Emirates
33 Goalkeeper Adel Fadaaq   United Arab Emirates
34 Defender Renner U21   Brazil
35 Midfielder Abdullah Ramadan   United Arab Emirates
39 Midfielder Mohammed Al-Abdooli   United Arab Emirates
40 Defender Mohammed Al Attas   United Arab Emirates
42 Defender Badr Al-Shobaibi   United Arab Emirates
44 Defender Fares Jumaa   United Arab Emirates
51 Defender Khalifa Al-Hammadi   United Arab Emirates
52 Defender Abdullah Idriss U21   United Arab Emirates
55 Goalkeeper Ali Khasif   United Arab Emirates
56 Goalkeeper Abdurahman Al-Ameri   United Arab Emirates
80 Midfielder Bruno de Oliveira U21   Brazil
90 Goalkeeper Salem Khairi U21   United Arab Emirates
99 Forward Faisel Al-Matroushi   United Arab Emirates

Other players under contractEdit

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth.

No. Position Player Nation
45 Forward Ahmed Rabee   United Arab Emirates

ManagersEdit

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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