Adnan Al Talyani

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This is an Arabic name; the family name is Al-Talyani.
Adnan Khamis Al-Talyani
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Personal information
Full name Adnan Khamees Al-Talyani
Date of birth (1964-10-30) October 30, 1964 (age 50)
Place of birth United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1999 Al-Shaab 232 (129)
National team
1983–1997 United Arab Emirates 161 (52)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

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

Early life[edit]

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. He welcomed 3 boys. He welcomed his first son Hamdan who have appeared in Talyani's Retirement Celebration in 2003. He welcomed his second son Hamad who was born in 1995 who later also appeared in Talyani's retirement celebration. He welcomed his last son Mohammed who was born in 1998 who also appeared with his brothers in Talyani's retirement celebration in 2003. His brother "Nasser Al Talyani" played with him in Al Shaab Club.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Talyani started playing football in the 1970s in the streets Sharjah. He joined Al Shaab Club in 1980, 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]

International career[edit]

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 52 goals. As of June 2011, he was eighth on the all-time list for men.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
. 10 March 1984 Royal Oman Police Stadium, Muscat  Kuwait 1–0 2–0 1984 Gulf Cup
. 12 March 1984 Royal Oman Police Stadium, Muscat  Qatar 1–0 1–0 1984 Gulf Cup
. 4 December 1984 National Stadium, Singapore  India 1–0 2–0 1984 Asian Cup
. 20 September 1985 Al-Rashid Stadium, Dubai  Iraq 1–1 2–3 1986 World Cup qualification
. 20 September 1985 Al-Rashid Stadium, Dubai  Iraq 2–3 2–3 1986 World Cup qualification
. 27 September 1985 King Fahd Stadium, Taif  Iraq 2–0 2–1 1986 World Cup qualification
. 24 March 1986 Bahrain National Stadium, Manama  Iraq 2–2 2–2 1986 Gulf Cup
. 2 April 1986 Bahrain National Stadium, Manama  Saudi Arabia 2–0 2–0 1986 Gulf Cup
. 7 April 1986 Bahrain National Stadium, Manama  Qatar 2–0 2–3 1986 Gulf Cup
. 17 March 1988 King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh  Oman 1–0 1–0 1988 Gulf Cup
. 10 February 1989 Islamabad  Pakistan 3–0 4–1 1990 World Cup qualification
. 17 October 1989 National Stadium, Singapore  China PR 2–1 2–1 1990 World Cup qualification
. 28 October 1989 Darul Makmur Stadium, Kuantan  South Korea 1–1 1–1 1990 World Cup qualification
. 3 November 1994 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi  Qatar 1–0 2–0 1994 Gulf Cup
. 9 November 1994 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi  Kuwait 2–0 2–0 1994 Gulf Cup
. 22 October 1996 Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat  Kuwait 2–1 2–1 1996 Gulf Cup
. 7 December 1996 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi  Kuwait 2–2 3–2 1996 Asian Cup
. 10 December 1996 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi  Indonesia 2–0 2–0 1996 Asian Cup
. 26 April 1997 Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah  Jordan 1–0 2–0 1998 World Cup qualification
. 27 September 1997 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi  Uzbekistan 3–1 3–2 1998 World Cup qualification
. 17 December 1997 King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh  Czech Republic 1–6 1–6 1997 Confederations Cup

Retirement[edit]

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.[2] He has since been named the UAE's Player of the Century.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First professional season means major change for all". Gulf News. 12 September 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  2. ^ "Juventus for Al Talyani testimonial". Gulf News. 14 November 2002. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  3. ^ "UAE backed to end goal drought against Kuwait". Gulf News. 5 February 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 

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