Ali Ahmed Mabkhout Mohsen Omaran Alhajeri (Arabic: علي أحمد مبخوت محسن عمران الهاجري; born 5 October 1990) known as Ali Mabkhout, is an Emirati professional footballer who plays as a forward for Al Jazira Club and the UAE national team.
Mabkhout playing for UAE at 2019 AFC Asian Cup
|Full name||Ali Ahmed Mabkhout Mohsen Omaran Alhajeri|
|Date of birth||5 October 1990|
|Place of birth||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2008–2009||United Arab Emirates U20||10||(0)|
|2012||United Arab Emirates Olympic||16||(4)|
|2012–||United Arab Emirates||80||(51)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 September 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2019
Compared to former UAE player Adnan Al Talyani, Mabkhout has been described as an aggressive player that has no sportsmanship. He is hot tempered and provoking. He developed for Al Jazira's youth team and made his way through to the first team in 2009.
He made his senior and league debut on 17 April 2009 in a 4–1 home win against Al Sharjah Club, but he did not emerge significantly in his debut. His second match was against Al Dhafra on 26 April which he scored his first senior goal for Al Jazira. He started next match against rivals Al Ain in Dubai derby. His talent emerged remarkably and he scored his second senior goal in the 90th minute and match was ended 2-0 to Al Jazira.
He made his AFC Champions League debut against Al Ittihad on 22 April 2009 after coming on as a late substitute. On 19 May, 2009, he scored his first Asian Champions League goal in the 49th minute against Esteghlal in a 2–2 draw.
Mabkhout gained momentum after his first season, receiving a reputation for creating goal scoring opportunities. He formed a prolific partnership with Ricardo Oliveira, who was his teammate from 2009 to 2014. This partnership significantly contributed towards the development of Mabkhout's talents in his formative years.
2012 Summer OlympicsEdit
On 16 October 2012 at Za'abeel Stadium in Dubai with UAE national shirt against Gulf Rival Bahrain in a friendly match, Ali Mabkhout has scored his first ever super hat-trick and led UAE to a massive 6–2 win.
21st Arabian Gulf CupEdit
Ali Mabkhout played his first major international tournament in 21st Arabian Gulf Cup in 2013. He was selected by his previous and current UAE international team coach Mahdi Ali. He played a significant part in the road of the glory. His first goal against Qatar at the 28th minute which ended 3–1 for UAE. He also scored a fantastic goal against Bahrain in the second group match after passing through Abdulla Marzooq Bahrain National team Captain with great dribble skill that made Marzooq to the ground and scored a goal to the right of the Goalkeeper at the 39th minute. This trophy was his first as a first team player.
2015 AFC Asian CupEdit
Mabkhout was named in UAE's 23-man squad for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, held in Australia. He started the opening match of the tournament against Qatar and scored twice in 4–1 win. In the following match against Bahrain, Mabkhout scored the fastest goal ever scored in AFC Asian Cup history in the fourteenth second. UAE won the match 2–1 and qualified to the knockout stage. In the quarter-final, Mabkhout scored the opening goal of a 1–1 draw with Japan at Stadium Australia in Sydney. He went on to convert his kick as the Emiratis defeated the defending champions 5–4 in a penalty shootout. He also scored the winning goal in UAE's 3–2 win over Iraq in third-place match. He then won the Golden Boot as the tournament's top goalscorer with 5 goals.
- Scores and results list United Arab Emirates's goal tally first.
|1||16 October 2012||Zabeel Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Bahrain||1–0||6–2||Friendly|
|5||14 November 2012||Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Estonia||2–1||2–1|
|6||5 January 2013||Khalifa Sports City Stadium, Isa Town, Bahrain||Qatar||2–1||3–1||21st Arabian Gulf Cup|
|7||8 January 2013||Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa, Bahrain||Bahrain||1–0||2–1|
|8||22 March 2013||Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Uzbekistan||2–1||2–1||2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|9||5 September 2013||King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia||Trinidad and Tobago||2–0||3–3||2013 OSN Cup|
|10||9 September 2013||King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia||New Zealand||2–0||2–0|
|—||5 October 2013||Shenzhen Stadium, Shenzhen, China||Laos||2–0||2–0||Unofficial friendly|
|—||9 October 2013||Shenzhen Stadium, Shenzhen, China||Malaysia||3–0||3–1||Unofficial friendly|
|11||15 October 2013||Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po, Hong Kong||Hong Kong||1–0||4–0||2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|14||9 November 2013||Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Philippines||4–0||4–0||Friendly|
|15||19 November 2013||Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Vietnam||3–0||5–0||2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|16||17 November 2014||Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia||Kuwait||1–0||2–2||22nd Arabian Gulf Cup|
|18||20 November 2014||King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia||Iraq||1–0||2–0|
|20||25 November 2014||Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia||Oman||1–0||1–0|
|21||11 January 2015||Canberra Stadium, Canberra, Australia||Qatar||3–1||4–1||2015 AFC Asian Cup|
|23||15 January 2015||Canberra Stadium, Canberra, Australia||Bahrain||1–0||2–1|
|24||23 January 2015||Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia||Japan||1–0||1–1||2015 AFC Asian Cup|
|25||30 January 2015||Newcastle Stadium, Newcastle, Australia||Iraq||3–2||3–2|
|26||3 September 2015||Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Malaysia||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|29||5 November 2015||Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Turkmenistan||Friendly|
|32||12 November 2015||Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Timor-Leste||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|34||16 January 2016||Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Iceland||Friendly|
|35||6 October 2016||Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Thailand||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|37||7 June 2017||Shah Alam Stadium Selangor, Malaysia||Laos||Friendly|
|39||13 June 2017||Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand||Thailand||1–1||1–1||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|40||29 August 2017||Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates||Saudi Arabia||1–1||2–1|
|41||14 November 2017||Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates||Uzbekistan||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|42||22 December 2017||Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium, Kuwait City, Kuwait||Oman||1–0||1–0||23rd Arabian Gulf Cup|
|43||11 September 2018||Estadi Palamós Costa Brava Palamós, Spain||Laos||Friendly|
|45||10 January 2019||Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||India||2–0||2–0||2019 AFC Asian Cup|
|46||14 January 2019||Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates||Thailand||1–0||1–1|
|47||21 January 2019||Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Kyrgyzstan||2–1||3–2 (a.e.t.)||2019 AFC Asian Cup|
|48||25 January 2019||Hazza bin Zayed, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates||Australia||1–0||1–0|
|49||21 March 2019||Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Saudi Arabia||2–1||2–1||Friendly|
|50||10 September 2019||Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Malaysia||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- Al Jazira
- Winners: 2010
- 2010 London 2012 UAE football game
- Arabian Gulf Cup: First place: 1
- AFC Asian Cup Third place: 1
- "Match Summary - Al Ittihad 1–1 Al Jazira" (PDF). The AFC. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 June 2012.
- "Match Summary - Al Jazira 2–2 Esteghlal" (PDF). The AFC. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 June 2012.
- Paul Oberjuerge (22 January 2014). "Oliveira has made a name for himself in Arabian Gulf League". The National. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
- "Asian Cup 2015: UAE complete shock win over Japan to reach semi-final after penalty shootout dramatics". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 23 January 2015.
- "Al-Hajeri, Ali Mabkhout". National Football Teams. Retrieved 30 August 2017.