Al Jazira Club

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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 Belgium Eric Gerets
League UAE Arabian Gulf League
2013–14 UAE Pro-League, 3rd
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, United Arab Emirates. They play in the UAE Arabian Gulf League.[2]


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


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

Current Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United Arab Emirates GK Ahmed Ali Mubarak
2 United Arab Emirates MF Hamad Al Hammadi
3 United Arab Emirates DF Jumaa Abdullah
4 United Arab Emirates MF Yaser Matar
5 United Arab Emirates DF Msalam Fayez
7 United Arab Emirates FW Ali Mabkhout
8 Brazil MF Jucilei
9 Montenegro FW Mirko Vučinić
10 Argentina MF Manuel Lanzini
11 Burkina Faso MF Jonathan Pitroipa
13 United Arab Emirates MF Khamis Esmaeel
14 United Arab Emirates DF Hassan Ameen
15 United Arab Emirates DF Khaled Mabkhot
17 United Arab Emirates DF Ismael Al-Jasmi
18 United Arab Emirates DF Abdullah Mousa
20 United Arab Emirates FW Issa Wahib
21 United Arab Emirates MF Yaqoub Al Hosani
No. Position Player
22 United Arab Emirates MF Khalvan Mubarak
23 United Arab Emirates DF Khalid Sabeal
25 United Arab Emirates MF Mohammed Abdulla
28 United Arab Emirates DF Saif Khalfan
29 United Arab Emirates DF Abdulla Al-Mahrazi
31 United Arab Emirates MF Hamad Al-Hosany
34 United Arab Emirates MF Khalid Butti
36 United Arab Emirates GK Khalid Saif
45 United Arab Emirates FW Ahmed Rabeea
55 United Arab Emirates GK Ali Khasif
66 United Arab Emirates MF Saleem Rashid Obaid
77 United Arab Emirates MF Sultan Bargash
82 United Arab Emirates DF Sultan Al-Sowaidi
87 United Arab Emirates FW Khaled Darwish
88 United Arab Emirates MF Salim Ali Ibrahim
99 United Arab Emirates FW Mohammed Al-Khori


Other sports[edit]

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


  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). "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 "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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