Jordan national football team
|Association||Jordan Football Association|
|Sub-confederation||WAFF (West Asia)|
|Head coach||Ray Wilkins|
|Asst coach||Frank Stapleton|
|Home stadium||Amman International Stadium|
|FIFA ranking||69 13 (18 September 2014)|
|Highest FIFA ranking||37 (August 2004)|
|Lowest FIFA ranking||152 (July 1996)|
|Highest Elo ranking||37 (23 July 2004)|
|Lowest Elo ranking||143 (September 1984, July 1985)|
| Syria 3–1 Jordan
(Egypt: 1 August 1953)
| Jordan 9–0 Nepal
(Amman: Jordan; 23 July 2011)
| Japan 6–0 Jordan
(Saitama, Japan: 8 June 2012)
|Appearances||2 (First in 2004)|
|Best result||Quarter-finals: 2004, 2011|
The Jordan national football team (Arabic: المنتخب الأردني لكرة القدم) known by its fans as Al-Nashama "The Chivalrous", is the national team of Jordan and is controlled by the Jordan Football Association, the governing body for football in Jordan. Jordan's home ground/stadium is the Amman International Stadium, and their current head coach is Ray Wilkins. Jordan have never qualified for the World Cup finals, but have appeared twice in the Asian Cup, once in 2004 and again in 2011, both times reaching the quarter-final stage.
Jordan is a two-time champion of the Pan Arab Games, having won the 1997 and 1999 editions of the tournament. So far, Jordan has hosted the West Asian Football Federation Championship 3 times in (2000, 2007 and 2010), the Arab Nations Cup once in 1988, and the Pan Arab Games once in 1999.
- 1 History
- 2 Competitive record
- 3 Results and Fixtures
- 4 Team Image
- 5 Current squad
- 6 Coaches
- 7 Current coaching and technical staffs
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
The Jordanian national football team's first international match was played in 1953 in Egypt where the team defeated Syria 3–1. The first FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Jordan took part in was the 1986 qualifiers, but they are yet to qualify for a World Cup. For the first time in history, Jordan have qualified for the final round of the FIFA World Cup qualification AFC in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) campaign.
The first (Jordanian) football coach, Mohammad Awad (father of Adnan Awad), to attain achievements for the Jordan national team between 1992 and 1999, when he first helped his country Jordan win the Jordan International tournament of 1992 and both tournaments of the Pan Arab Games, starting 1997 in Beirut and 1999 in Amman.
The Jordan national football team had begun making much more improvements, under the Serbian head coach Branko Smiljanić, who had helped Jordan attain great match results in the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification first round, but failed to help Jordan qualify for the next round. Branko also helped Jordan reach the semifinals of the 2002 Arab Nations Cup and got Jordan to win fourth place in the 2000 West Asian Football Federation Championship and second place in the 2004 tournament in Syria, but failed to help Jordan win these tournaments. After he resigned from coaching Jordan, the Egyptian Mahmoud El-Gohary agreed to take Branko's place as head coach.
Under the leadership of El-Gohary, the Jordan national team was able to qualify for their first AFC Asian Cup tournament, in China 2004, and helped Jordan reached the quarterfinals of the tournament, but failed to qualify for the semifinals after losing to Japan in a penalty shoot-out after the match had ended with extra halves resulting 1-1. But thanks to El-Gohary, the Jordan team reached its highest FIFA world ranking, which was 37th place in 2004 Just like Serbian Branko, El-Gohary also helped Jordan achieve great match results in FIFA World Cup qualifications for 2006 in Jordan's first round, but also failed to help Jordan qualify. In the WAFF championship tournaments of 2004 and 2007, El-Gohary helped Jordan win third place in 2004 and helped Jordan reach the semifinals in 2007. After coaching Jordan for five out of six matches in the 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification, El-Gohary retired as a football coach, the Portuguese Nelo Vingada took over as head coach of Jordan but was not able to help Jordan qualify for the 2007 Asian Cup.
Another opportunity to show Vingada's worthiness as head coach came in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign. But after failing to help Jordan qualify for the 2010 World Cup, Vingada was able to help Jordan win second place in the 2008 West Asian Football Federation Championship. Next up were the 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification matches starting from January 2009. After getting off to an awful start by not winning the first two matches of the six, he was sacked by the Jordan Football Association and replaced by the Iraqi Adnan Hamad, one of the best coaches in Asia known for his big successes with his national team Iraq as head coach, as well as Iraq U-23 and other Iraq youth teams, and clubs. His first experiences with Jordanian football players took place as he was coaching top Jordan football club Al-Faisaly (Amman) from 2006-2008 and achieved great results with that team as well.
After helping Jordan qualify for their second Asian Cup tournament, Qatar 2011, Hamad began preparations for the Jordan national team in September 2010, when they had the 2010 West Asian Football Federation Championship hosted in the country of Jordan. Hamad prepared for that tournament with a couple of friendlies as well as three more to prepare for the Asian Cup tournament in Qatar. Just like Mahmoud El-Gohary, Hamad also helped Jordan qualify for the quarterfinals in the Asian Cup, but failed to progress to the semifinals as they were defeated by Uzbekistan 2-1. Hamad was able, for the first time in the history of Jordanian football, to help Jordan qualify for the final round of World Cup qualifications in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) campaign. Unfortunately, the Jordanians missed their very first FIFA World Cup debut after losing 5-0 against the formidable Uruguayan team, after the draw 0-0 from the second leg. Hamad was also got Jordan to win second place in the 2011 Pan Arab Games in Qatar.
FIFA World Cup
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup qualification record|
| 1930 to
|Did not enter||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|1986||Did not qualify||4||1||0||3||3||7|
|2018||To be determined|
AFC Asian Cup
|AFC Asian Cup record||AFC Asian Cup Qualification record|
|1956||Did Not Enter||Did Not Enter|
|1972||Did Not Qualify||6||2||1||3||5||9|
|1976||Did Not Enter||Did Not Enter|
|1984||Did Not Qualify||4||1||1||2||7||10|
|1992||Did Not Enter||Did Not Enter|
|1996||Did Not Qualify||2||1||0||1||4||1|
|2007||Did Not Qualify||6||3||1||2||10||5|
- *Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
West Asian Championship record
|West Asian Football Federation Championship|
Arab Nations Cup record
|Arab Nations Cup|
|2012||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
Pan Arab Games record
|Football at the Pan Arab Games|
|2004||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2007||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
Results and Fixtures
|Friendly 31 January 2013||Jordan||5 – 0||Indonesia||King Abdullah Stadium, Amman|
|17:00 UTC+2||Al-Saify 30'
Bani Attiah 41', 90+2'
Am. Deeb 57' (pen.)
|Report||Referee: Abdulrahman Al Jasem (Qatar)
|2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification 6 February 2013||Jordan||4 – 0||Singapore||Amman International Stadium, Amman|
|17:00 UTC+2||Ab. Deeb 18'
Bani Attiah 52'
Hayel 55', 74'
Referee: Valentin Kovalenko (Uzbekistan)
|Friendly 21 March 2013||Jordan||1 – 0||Belarus||King Abdullah Stadium, Amman|
|17:00 UTC+2||Am. Deeb 31'||Report||Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Khamis Al Marri (Qatar)
|2014 FIFA WCQ, Fourth Round 26 March 2013||Jordan||2 – 1||Japan||King Abdullah Stadium, Amman|
|17:00 UTC+2||Attiah 45+1'
|Report||Kagawa 69'||Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
|Friendly 27 May 2013||Jordan||1 – 0||Libya||King Abdullah Stadium, Amman|
|20:00 UTC+2||Am. Deeb 14'||Report|
|Friendly 4 June 2013||New Zealand||0 – 1||Jordan||North Harbour Stadium, Albany (New Zealand)|
|17:00 UTC+12||Report||Al-Saify 3'|
|2014 FIFA WCQ, Fourth Round 11 June 2013||Australia||4 – 0||Jordan||Docklands Stadium, Melbourne (Australia)|
|19:30 UTC+10||Bresciano 15'
Referee: Abdul Malik Bashir (Singapore)
|2014 FIFA WCQ, Fourth Round 18 June 2013||Jordan||1 – 0||Oman||King Abdullah Stadium, Amman|
|19:00 UTC+2||Hayel 57'||Report||Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Valentin Kovalenko (Uzbekistan)
|Friendly 6 August 2013||Jordan||4 – 1||Palestine||Amman International Stadium, Amman|
|15:00 UTC+2||Abdel-Fattah 24'
|Friendly 9 August 2013||Jordan||2 – 1||Libya||King Abdullah Stadium, Amman|
|19:00 UTC+2||Hayel 37'
|2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification 15 August 2013||Syria||1 – 1||Jordan||Shahid Dastgerdi Stadium, Tehran (Iran)|
|19:00 UTC+4:30||Sahyouni 49'||Report||Al-Laham 57'||Attendance: 200
Referee: Khalil Al Ghamdi (Saudi Arabia)
|2014 FIFA WCQ, Fifth Round 6 September 2013||Jordan||1 – 1||Uzbekistan||King Abdullah Stadium, Amman|
|19:00 UTC+2||Al-Laham 30'||Report||Djeparov 35'||Attendance: 16,819
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)
|2014 FIFA WCQ, Fifth Round 10 September 2013||Uzbekistan||1 – 1 (aet)
(8 – 9 p)
|Jordan||Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent (Uzbekistan)|
|19:00 UTC+5||Ismailov 5'||Report||Murjan 42'||Attendance: 25,621
Referee: Ben Williams (Australia)
| Bani Yaseen
|Friendly 9 October 2013||Jordan||1 – 1||Kuwait||King Abdullah Stadium, Amman|
|18:00 UTC+2||Adous 66'||Report||Nasser 73'|
|2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification 15 October 2013||Jordan||0 – 0||Oman||King Abdullah Stadium, Amman|
|18:00 UTC+2||Report||Attendance: 6,423
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
|Friendly 28 October 2013||Jordan||1 – 0||Nigeria||Amman International Stadium, Amman|
|17:00 UTC+2||Aqel 43' (pen.)||Report||Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Jameel Juma (Bahrain)
|Friendly 6 November 2013||Jordan||1 – 0||Zambia||Saoud bin Abdulrahman Stadium, Doha (Qatar)|
|10:30 UTC+3||Chama 77' (o.g.)||Report|
|2014 FIFA WCQ, AFC – CONMEBOL play-off 13 November 2013||Jordan||0 – 5||Uruguay||Amman International Stadium, Amman|
|18:00 UTC+2||Report||M. Pereira 22'
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway)
|2014 FIFA WCQ, AFC – CONMEBOL play-off 20 November 2013||Uruguay||0 – 0||Jordan||Estadio Centenario, Montevideo (Uruguay)|
|21:00 UTC−2||Report||Attendance: 62,000
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
|2014 WAFF Championship 26 December 2013||Jordan||0 – 0||Lebanon||Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha (Qatar)|
|17:30 UTC+3||Report||Attendance: 4,320
Referee: Ali Sabah Adday (Iraq)
|2014 WAFF Championship 1 January 2014||Kuwait||1 – 2||Jordan||Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha (Qatar)|
|17:30 UTC+3||Al-Hajeri 20' (pen.)||Report||Murjan 12'
Referee: Kim Sang-Woo (South Korea)
|2014 WAFF Championship 4 January 2014||Bahrain||0 – 1||Jordan||Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha (Qatar)|
|20:30 UTC+3||Report||Duaij 67' (o.g.)||Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Ali Sabah Adday (Iraq)
|2014 WAFF Championship 7 January 2014||Qatar||2 – 0||Jordan||Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha (Qatar)|
|19:00 UTC+3||Khouki 52', 81'||Report||Attendance: 8,720
Referee: Valentin Kovalenko (Uzbekistan)
|2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification 31 January 2014[A 1]||Oman||0 – 0||Jordan||Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat (Oman)|
|18:30 UTC+4||Report||Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Mohamed Al Zarouni (United Arab Emirates)
|2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification 4 February 2014[A 1]||Singapore||1 – 3||Jordan||Jalan Besar Stadium, Kallang (Singapore)|
|19:30 UTC+8||Amri 84' (pen.)||Report||Bawab 44'
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)
|2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification 5 March 2014||Jordan||2 – 1||Syria||King Abdullah Stadium, Amman|
|16:00 UTC+2||Bawab 24', 60'||Report||Khribin 80'||Attendance: 3,745
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
|Friendly 6 June 2014||Colombia||3 – 0||Jordan||Estadio Pedro Bidegain, Buenos Aires (Argentina)|
|Rodríguez 42' (pen.)
Cuadrado 83' (pen.)
|Report||Referee: Pablo Díaz (Argentina)
|Friendly 4 September 2014||Uzbekistan||2 – 0||Jordan||Pakhtakor Stadium, Tashkent (Uzbekistan)|
|19:00 (UTC+5)||Sergeev 56'
|Friendly 9 September 2014||China PR||1 – 1||Jordan||Harbin Sports City Center Stadium, Harbin (China)|
|Gao Lin 39' (pen.)||Report||Hayel 83'||Referee: Alan Milliner (Australia)
|Friendly 10 October 2014||Jordan||0 – 1||Kuwait||Amman International Stadium, Amman|
|Friendly 13 October 2014||Jordan||1 – 1||Kuwait||Amman International Stadium, Amman|
|Friendly 21 December 2014||Jordan||v||Sri Lanka|
- The Oman v Jordan match on Matchday 4 and Singapore v Jordan match on Matchday 5 were rescheduled from the original dates of 15 and 19 November 2013 due to Jordan's qualification to the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification inter-confederation play-off matches on 14 and 20 November 2013.
- Puma (1998-1999)
- Adidas (1999–2005)
- Jako (2005–2009)
- Uhlsport (2009–2010)
- Adidas (2010–2012)
- Jako (2012–Present)
The following players have been called to Jordan's national team in the last 12 months. Retired players are discarded.
- Shehadeh Mousa (1963–64)
- Miklós Vadas (1966–67)
- George Skinner (1968–69)
- Shehadeh Mousa (1971–72)
- Mohammad Awad (1972–75)
- Josef Steiger (1975–76)
- Danny McLennan (1978–80)
- Mudhar Al-Saeed (1981)
- Tony Banfield (1983)
- Mohammad Awad (1985–86)
- Edson Tavares (1986–87)
- Ogsananovic (1988)
- Tony Banfield (1989)
- Ezzat Hamza (1992)
- Aleksandr Maksimenkov (1992–93)
- Ezzat Hamza (1995)
- Mohammad Awad (1997–98)
- Vukašin Višnjevac (1998)
- Mohammad Awad (1998–2000)
- Branko Smiljanić (2001-2002)
- Mahmoud El-Gohary (2002–07)
- Nelo Vingada (2007–09)
- Adnan Hamad (2009–13)
- Hossam Hassan (2013–14)
- Ahmed Abdel-Qader (2014)
- Ray Wilkins (2014–)
Current coaching and technical staffs
|Managing Director||Anzour Hina|
|Head coach||Ray Wilkins|
|Assistant coach 1||Frank Stapleton|
|Assistant coach 2||Ahmed Abdel-Qader|
|Assistant coach 3||Anzour Hina|
|Goalkeeping coach||Walid Mikha'eel|
|Fitness coach||Manuel Barrionuevo|
|Team doctor||Sameer Sarah|
|Masseur #1||Wesam Shuaibat|
|Masseur #2||Mohammad Abu Hawayej|
|Supplies official||Jareer Mukhamreh|
|Media official/coordinator||Lo'ay Al-Abbadi|
- Jordan national under-23 football team
- Jordan national under-20 football team
- Jordan national under-17 football team
- Jordan women's national football team
- Aline Bannayan (12 November 2013). "Jordan to fight Suarez, Cavani for historic Brazil 2014 slot". The Jordan Times. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
- "Jordan’s AFC Asian Cup 2015 qualifiers to be rescheduled". Asian Football Confederation. 11 September 2013.
- "Jordan national team coaches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2014-07-08.