|Full name||Mahdi Ali Hassan Redha|
|Date of birth||20 April 1965|
|Place of birth||United Arab Emirates|
|United Arab Emirates (manager)|
|1985–1990||United Arab Emirates|
|2003||United Arab Emirates U16 (assistant)|
|2008||United Arab Emirates U19|
|2009||United Arab Emirates U20|
|2010–2012||United Arab Emirates U23|
|2012–||United Arab Emirates|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Mahdi Ali Hassan Redha (born 20 April 1965) is a retired Emirati footballer and current manager. He is currently in charge of the United Arab Emirates national football team. During 2011 and 2012 he led the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in qualifying for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. It was the nation's very first appearance.
After his playing days, Ali attended the HCT – Dubai Men's College where he graduated as an electrical engineer and later assisted in the design of the Dubai Metro. Ali returned to football after that and has previously coached several United Arab Emirates national football teams at various age-levels. He has also managed some top-level clubs in his native country.
On 15 August 2012 the UAE Olympic head coach Mahdi Ali has been promotion to new manager of the UAE national team. He became the fourth non-foreign manager of the national team after replacing Abdullah Masfar. Under his management, the UAE played so well as they finished first in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification and gained the second Gulf Cup of Nations title in 2013, after the first one of Bruno Metsu.
- President's Cup winner: 1988, 1996
United Arab Emirates U-19
United Arab Emirates U-23
United Arab Emirates
- "Japan and UAE reach London". Fédération Internationale de Football Association (fifa.com). 14 March 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
- "Mahdi Ali: Player, bureaucrat, engineer, now coach". The National (thenational.ae). 9 June 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
- "Vision of Mahdi Ali drives Olympic movement of UAE". The National (thenational.ae). 24 April 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
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