Al Jazira Club

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Al-Jazira
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Full name Al-Jazira Sports & Culture Club
Nickname(s) Al-Ankabot (Arabic: العنكبوت‎)(The Spider),
Fakhr Abu Dhabi (Arabic: فخر أبوظبي‎)(Pride of Abu Dhabi)
Founded March 19, 1974
Ground Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium[1]
Ground Capacity 42,000
Chairman United Arab Emirates HH Sheikh Mansour Al-Nahyan
Manager Brazil Abel Braga
League UAE Pro League
2014–15 Saudi Arabia League, 2nd
Website Club home page

Al-Jazira Sports & Cultural Club (also spelled Al Jazira Club, Arabic: نادي الجزيرة الرياضي الثقافي) is primarily a football club from Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia. They play in the Saudi Arabia League.[2]

History[edit]

Al-Jazira was established in 1974 as a merger between Khalidiyah and Al Bateen.[3]

Honours[edit]

  • Winners: 2007
  • Winners: 2010
  • Runners Up: 2013

Players[edit]

As of UAE Arabian Gulf League:

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Ahmed Ali Mubarak      United Arab Emirates
2 Midfielder Hamad Al Hammadi      United Arab Emirates
3 Defender Jumaa Abdullah      United Arab Emirates
4 Midfielder Yaser Matar      United Arab Emirates
5 Defender Msalam Fayez      United Arab Emirates
7 Forward Ali Mabkhout      United Arab Emirates
8 Midfielder Park Jong-woo      South Korea
9 Forward Mirko Vučinić      Montenegro
10 Midfielder Thiago Neves      Brazil
12 Defender Mohammed Shambih      United Arab Emirates
13 Midfielder Khamis Esmaeel      United Arab Emirates
16 Defender Saeed Al-Rawahi      United Arab Emirates
17 Goalkeeper Saif Rashed      United Arab Emirates
18 Defender Abdullah Mousa      United Arab Emirates
20 Forward Issa Wahib      United Arab Emirates
21 Midfielder Yaqoub Al Hosani      United Arab Emirates
22 Forward Khalvan Mubarak      United Arab Emirates
23 Defender Khalid Sabil      United Arab Emirates
25 Defender Mohammed Abdulla      United Arab Emirates
26 Defender Ahmed Jamil      United Arab Emirates
27 Defender Sultan Saeed      United Arab Emirates
28 Midfielder Saif Khalfan      United Arab Emirates
31 Midfielder Hamad Al-Hosany      United Arab Emirates
36 Goalkeeper Khalid Saif      United Arab Emirates
44 Defender Faris Jumaa      United Arab Emirates
45 Forward Ahmed Rabeea      United Arab Emirates
55 Goalkeeper Ali Khasif      United Arab Emirates
60 Defender Bashir Saeed      United Arab Emirates
66 Midfielder Saleem Rashid Obaid      United Arab Emirates
77 Midfielder Sultan Bargash      United Arab Emirates
82 Defender Sultan Al-Sowaidi      United Arab Emirates
87 Forward Khaled Darwish      United Arab Emirates
88 Midfielder Salim Ali Ibrahim      United Arab Emirates
-- Midfielder Jefferson Farfán      Peru

Managers[edit]

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Other sports[edit]

As well as football, the club plays other sports such as volleyball, handball and basketball.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abu Dhabi Football Clubs". Culture, Leisure & Sports. Abu Dhabi Government. Retrieved 23 September 2011. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Al Jazira SSC". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Club History". Al Jazira Sports Club Official Site. Retrieved 23 September 2011. [dead link]
  4. ^ "United Arab Emirates - List of Champions". RSSSF. 
  5. ^ "Hilmy Al Nawwal". 
  6. ^ Neil Cameron (2 June 2011). [http://www.thenational.ae/sport/football/al-jazira-want-management- pedigree-not-marquee-name "Al Jazira want management pedigree, not marquee name"]. The National. Abu Dhabi Media. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  7. ^ a b James Piercy (22 August 2011). "From Braga to Vercauteren via Sabella: Al Jazira's boss hunt finally ends". Sport 360. Retrieved 6 April 2013. [dead link]
  8. ^ a b Thomas Woods (8 March 2012). "Franky Vercauteren dismissed by Al Jazira". The National. Abu Dhabi Media. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c "Al Jazira confirm Eric Gerets as new coach to replace Walter Zenga". The National (Abu Dhabi Media). 20 May 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Sport Activities". Aljazira Sports Club Official Site. Retrieved 23 September 2011. [dead link]

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