2009–10 UAE Pro-League

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UAE Football League
Season 2009–10
Champions Al-Wahda
Relegated Ajman Club
Emirates Club
Matches played 82
Goals scored 306 (3.73 per match)
Top goalscorer José Sand (23)
Biggest home win Al Ain 5–1 Ahli Dubai (8 Feb 2010)
Biggest away win Bani Yas 1–6 Al Ain (10 Jan 2010)
Highest scoring Al Dhafra 4–6 Al-Nasr (9 Jan 2010)

The 2009–10 UAE League season was the 35th edition of top-level football in the United Arab Emirates.

This was the second professional season in the history of the country.

Ahli Dubai were defending champions from the 2008–09 campaign.

Khaleej and Al-Shaab were relegated from the previous season.

Bani Yas Club and Emirates Club were promoted from the UAE Second Division.

The winners of the league qualified for the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup as the host representative.

Members clubs[edit]

Club Coach City Stadium 2008–2009 season Notes
Al-Ahli Romania Ioan Andone Dubai Rashed Stadium UAE League 2008–09 Champions AFC Champions League 2010 Qualifier
Al-Jazira Club Brazil Abel Braga Abu Dhabi Al Jazira Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium 2nd in UAE League 2008–09 AFC Champions League 2010 Qualifier
Al-Ain Germany Winfried Schäfer Al Ain Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium 3rd in UAE League 2008–09 AFC Champions League 2010 Qualifier
Al-Wahda Austria Josef Hickersberger Abu Dhabi Al-Nahyan Stadium 4th in UAE League 2008–09 AFC Champions League 2010 Playoff Qualifier
Al-Shabbab Iraq Abdelkader Abdel Wahab Dubai Al Maktoum Stadium 5th in UAE League 2008–09 Gulf Club Champions Cup 2009 Qualifier
Al-Wasl Costa RicaAlexandre Guimarães[1] Dubai Zabeel Stadium 6th in UAE League 2008–09 Gulf Club Champions Cup 2009 Qualifier
Al-Nasr Germany Frank Pagelsdorf Dubai Al-Maktoum Stadium 7th in UAE League 2008–09
Al Dhafra France Laurent Banide Madinat Zayed Al Dhafra Stadium 8th in UAE League 2008–09
Ajman Club Brazil Zé Mario Ajman Ajman Stadium 9th in UAE League 2008–09
Al-Sharjah Portugal Manuel Cajuda Sharjah Sharjah Stadium 10th in UAE League 2008–09
Bani Yas Club Tunisia Faouzi Benzarti Bani Yas Tahnoun Bin Mohamed Stadium Promoted
Emirates Club Iran Ebrahim Ghasempour Ras al-Khaimah Emirates Club Stadium Promoted

Stadia and locations[edit]

2009–10 UAE Pro-League is located in United Arab Emirates
Dubai
Dubai
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
Al Ain
Al Ain
Madinat Zayed
Madinat Zayed
Ajman
Ajman
Sharjah
Sharjah
Bani Yas
Bani Yas
Ras al-Khaimah
Ras al-Khaimah
Locations of teams in the 2009-10 UAE Premier League
Club Location Stadium
Al-Ahli (UAE) Dubai Rashed Stadium
Al-Jazira Club Abu Dhabi Al Jazira Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium
Al-Ain FC Al Ain Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium
Al-Wahda FC (Abu Dhabi) Abu Dhabi Al-Nahyan Stadium
Al-Shabbab Dubai Al Maktoum Stadium
Al Wasl FC Dubai Zabeel Stadium
Al-Nasr Sports Club Dubai Al-Maktoum Stadium
Al Dhafra Club Madinat Zayed Al Dhafra Stadium
Ajman Club Ajman Ajman Stadium
Al-Sharjah Sharjah Sharjah Stadium
Bani Yas Club Bani Yas Tahnoun Bin Mohamed Stadium
Emirates Club Ras al-Khaimah Emirates Club Stadium

Managerial changes[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Replaced by
Sharjah Iraq Abdelkader Abdel Wahab Short Term Contract Portugal Manuel Cajuda

During the season[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Al-Shabbab Brazil Toninho Cerezo Sacked 29 October 2009[2] Iraq Abdelkader Abdel Wahab 29 October 2009 11th
Ajman Club Brazil Zé Mario Sacked 25 October 2009 Tunisia Ghazi Ghrayri 25 October 2009 12th
Al-Ahli Romania Ioan Andone Sacked 2 November 2009 [3] United Arab Emirates Mahdi Ali 2 November 2009 10th
Al Ain Germany Winfried Schaefer Sacked 2 December 2009 [4][5] Morocco Rasheed Mahmoud (Caretaker) 2 December 2009 3rd
Emirates Club Iran Ebrahim Ghasempour Sacked United Arab Emirates Eid Barut
Al-Shabbab Iraq Abdelkader Abdel Wahab Sacked Brazil Paulo Bonamigo
Al-Ahli United Arab Emirates Mahdi Ali Sacked [6] Tunisia Nour el Din
Al-Ahli Tunisia Nour el Din Sacked [6] Netherlands Henk ten Cate
Al-Ahli Netherlands Henk ten Cate Resigned [7]
Al Ain Brazil Toninho Cerezo Sacked (poor ACL performances) [8] United Arab Emirates Abdulhameed al Mishtiki caretaker role

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Wahda (C) 22 19 1 2 42 15 +27 58 2010 FIFA Club World Cup play-off stage and 2011 AFC Champions League group stage1
2 Al Jazira 22 15 6 1 48 26 +22 51 2011 AFC Champions League group stage 2
3 Al Ain 22 14 3 5 57 29 +28 45 2011 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off
4 Baniyas 22 10 6 6 44 37 +7 36
5 Al Wasl 22 8 5 9 41 40 +1 29
6 Al Sharjah 22 7 7 8 37 36 +1 28
7 Al Shabab 22 8 4 10 35 44 −9 28 2011 Gulf Club Champions Cup
8 Al-Ahli 22 7 5 10 42 43 −1 26
9 Al-Dhafra 22 7 5 10 47 55 −8 26
10 Al Nasr 22 7 2 13 37 49 −12 23
11 Emirates Club (R) 22 4 2 16 37 57 −20 14 Relegation
12 Ajman (R) 22 2 2 18 29 68 −39 8

Source: http://www.goalzz.com/main.aspx?c=4950&stage=1
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1League champions Al-Wahda also qualified for the 2011 AFC Champions League group stage.
2Emirates Club, which played in the UAE Division 1 Group A, also secured 2011 AFC Champions League group stage qualification by winning the 2009–10 UAE President's Cup.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

UAE League 2009–10 Winners
Al-Wahda
4th Title

Fixtures and results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALI AIN AJM JAZ NAS SHA WAH WAS YAS DHA EMI SHR
Al-Ahli 1–5 8–0 2–4 4–2 1–0 1–3 1–1 2–2 4–4 2–1 1–1
Al Ain 5–1 3–2 0–1 2–0 4–0 0–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 5–3 2–1
Ajman 0–3 4–5 1–1 0–3 0–2 2–5 5–4 2–4 4–1 1–3 1–4
Al Jazira 1–0 2–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 5–3 2–2 3–2 1–1
Al Nasr 1–2 0–2 2–0 1–5 3–2 0–1 3–1 1–2 3–3 4–1 1–4
Al Shabab 3–1 2–5 3–0 1–2 3–2 1–1 4–3 1–1 1–2 3–2 1–1
Al-Wahda 2–1 1–0 3–2 2–1 3–0 4–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–0
Al Wasl 0–0 1–3 2–1 2–2 0–0 2–0 1–0 3–3 2–0 5–0 0–2
Baniyas 1–0 1–6 1–1 1–1 2–3 4–0 1–2 2–1 4–1 4–0 3–3
Al-Dhafra 5–4 2–1 4–2 0–2 4–6 2–3 1–2 2–3 0–1 4–3 1–1
Emirates Club 1–3 0–1 2–0 1–2 4–1 1–1 1–2 4–5 1–2 2–3 3–2
Al Sharjah 1–0 1–1 4–1 2–4 2–1 1–2 0–3 4–2 0–1 1–5 1–1

Updated to games played on 7 May 2010.
Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

UFL Top Scorer[edit]

24 goals
18 goals
15 goals
14 goals
13 goals
12 goals
11 goals
10 goals

Season statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Discipline[edit]

Red Card Stats[edit]

  • Red card.svg Total red cards: 21 Card
Player Nationality Club
Ahmed Ali  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Ajman
Kadem Ali  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Al-Nasr
Yousef Mousa  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Emirates
Yaser Salem  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Al-Wasl
Majed Naser  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Al-Wasl
Carlos Villanueva  Chile United Arab Emirates Al-Shabbab
 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Al-Sharjah
Abdallah Darwish  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Al-Shabbab
Knith Akojbado  Nigeria United Arab Emirates Al Dhafra
Esam Dahi  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Al-Shabbab
Redha Abdulhadi  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Ajman
Hassan Zahran  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Bani Yas
 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Emirates
Kadem Ali  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Al-Nasr
Hassan Ali  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli
Mahboob Juma  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Ajman
Musallam Ahmed  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Emirates
Mohamed Amine Najmi  Morocco United Arab Emirates Ajman
Hassan Zahran  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Bani Yas
Ali Mohammed  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Emirates
Mohammed Al Balushi  Oman United Arab Emirates Al Wasl

Single Clubs Season Records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A daunting task ahead for Guimaraes at Wasl". TheNational. 2009-04-19. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Al-Shabab Club sack Brazilian coach Cerezo of poor results". Kooora.com. 24 October 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Al-Ahli sack his coach". Emarat Alyoum.com. 2 November 2009. Archived from the original on 4 November 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Al Ain sack Schaefer". The AFC. 2 December 2009. Retrieved 2 December 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Al Ain sack Schaefer". The National. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 3 December 2009. 
  6. ^ a b Al Ahli appoint Dutch coach[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Ten Cate steps down after Sadd humiliation [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Shabab, Al Ain boot out their coaches [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ a b "Ajman 2-4 Al-Dhafra". Goalzz.com. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 25 September 2009. 
  10. ^ "Al-Nasr 5-1 Al-Jazira". Super.ae. 5 December 2009. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  11. ^ a b c "Bani Yas 1–6 Al Ain". 10 January 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  12. ^ a b c d e "Al Jazira 5-3 Bani Yas". 9 January 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 

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