2016–17 UAE Pro-League

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
UAE Pro-League
Season 2016–17
Champions Al-Jazira (2nd title)
Relegated Baniyas
Kalba
2018 AFC Champions League Al-Jazira
Al-Wahda
Al-Wasl
Al-Ain
2017 FIFA Club World Cup Al-Jazira
Matches played 364
Goals scored 573 (1.57 per match)
Top goalscorer (33 Goals) Ali Mabkhout
Biggest home win Al-Wasl 8–0 Dibba (8 December 2016)
Biggest away win Sharjah 1–7 Al-Wahda (2 November 2016)
Highest scoring Al-Shabab 3–7 Al-Jazira (3 December 2016)
Longest winning run 8 Matches Al-Jazira
Longest unbeaten run 13 Matches Al-Ain
Longest winless run 11 Matches Emirates
Longest losing run 7 Matches Baniyas
Highest attendance Al-Ain 1–1 Al-Ahli (22,546)
Lowest attendance Hatta 0–1 Al-Dhafra (450)

The 2016–17 UAE Pro-League (also known as Arabian Gulf League for sponsorship reasons) was the 42nd season of top-level football in the United Arab Emirates. Al-Ahli are the defending champions of this season's UAE pro league after securing their seventh title last season. Al-Jazira won its 2nd title on the 29th of April 2017 after defeating Hatta 5-0.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Home city Stadium Capacity
Al-Ahli Dubai Al-Rashid Stadium 15,000
Al-Ain Al-Ain Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium 25,000
Al-Dhafra Madinat Zayed Al Dhafra Stadium 5,012
Al-Jazira Abu Dhabi Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium 42,056
Al-Nasr Dubai Al-Maktoum Stadium 10,750
Al-Shabab Dubai Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium 12,000
Sharjah Sharjah Sharjah Stadium 11,073
Al-Wahda Abu Dhabi Al Nahyan Stadium 11,456
Al-Wasl Dubai Zabeel Stadium 8,439
Baniyas Abu Dhabi Baniyas Stadium 8,954
Dibba Al-Fujairah Fujairah Fujairah Club Stadium 10,645
Emirates Ras Al-Khaimah Emirates Club Stadium 5,127
Hatta Hatta Hamdan Bin Rashid Stadium 5,000
Kalba Kalba Ittihad Kalba Stadium 8,500

Personnel and kits[edit]

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

Team Head Coach Assistant Coach Captain Kit Manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
Al-Ahli Romania Cosmin Olaroiu Romania Catalin Necula[1] United Arab Emirates Ahmed Khalil Nike Skydive Dubai
Al-Ain Croatia Zoran Mamić Croatia Borimir Perkovic[2] Nike First Gulf Bank
Al-Dhafra Syria Mohammad Kwid Morocco Badreddine Al-Idrissi[3] Adidas
Al-Jazira Netherlands Henk ten Cate Netherlands Jan Versleijen United Arab Emirates Ali Khasif Nike IPIC
Al-Nasr Romania Dan Petrescu Moldova Romania Emil Caras
Romania Valeriu Bordeanu[4]
Adidas Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
Emirates NBD
DP World
Al-Shabab Netherlands Fred Rutten United Arab Emirates Saad Obaid
Netherlands Patrick Greveraars[5]
Umbro Al-Naboodah
Sharjah Greece Giorgos Donis Adidas SAIF Zone
Al-Wahda Mexico Javier Aguirre Spain Juan Erabrin United Arab Emirates Ismail Matar Adidas Al-Wahda Mall
Al-Wasl Argentina Rodolfo Arruabarrena United Arab Emirates Saleem Abdulrahman United Arab Emirates Waheed Ismail Macron Saif Belhasa Holding
Baniyas Portugal José Manuel Gomes United Arab Emirates Salem Al-Arfi United Arab Emirates Yousif Jaber Adidas Saaed
Secure Engineering
Dibba Portugal Paulo Sergio Egypt Tarek Al-Sayed uhlsport
Emirates Germany Lebanon Theo Bucker Germany Klaus Dieter
Tunisia Nourredine bin Al-Hadi[6]
United Arab Emirates Haidar Alo Ali uhlsport
Hatta United Arab Emirates Waleed Obaid United Arab Emirates Mohammad Al-Ajmani[7] Adidas
Kalba Italy Fabio Viviani Tunisia Salem Al-Qaddami [8] Errea

Foreign players[edit]

The number of foreign players is restricted to four per team, including a slot for a player from AFC countries. A team could use four foreign players on the field during each game including at least one player from the AFC country.

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 AFC Player
Al-Ahli Brazil Everton Ribeiro Ghana Asamoah Gyan Senegal Makhete Diop
Al-Ain Brazil Caio[9] Colombia Danilo Asprilla Saudi Arabia Nasser Al-Shamrani South Korea Lee Myung-Joo
Al-Dhafra[10] Morocco Issam El Adoua Morocco Adil Hermach Oman Khalid Al-Hajri
Al-Jazira Brazil Aílton Brazil Leonardo Morocco Mbark Boussoufa[11] South Korea Park Jong-woo
Al-Nasr Brazil Wanderley France Jires Kembo Ekoko Morocco Abdel Barrada[12] Lebanon Joan Oumari
Al-Shabab Argentina Tomas De Vincenti Moldova Luvannor Ghana Nana Poku Uzbekistan Azizbek Haydarov
Sharjah Brazil Digão[13] Poland Adrian Mierzejewski Venezuela Gelmin Rivas[14] Japan Chikashi Masuda
Al-Wahda Argentina Sebastian Tagliabue Chile Jorge Valdivia Hungary Balázs Dzsudzsák South Korea Rim Chang-Woo
Al-Wasl Brazil Fábio Lima Brazil Ronaldo Mendes[15] Brazil Serginho Brazil East Timor Caio
Baniyas France Harry Novillo France Jean-Philippe Mendy Nigeria Ezekiel Henty Australia Mark Milligan
Dibba Brazil Bruno Moraes Brazil Derley Morocco Driss Fettouhi Jordan Yaseen Al-Bakhit
Emirates Morocco Mourad Batna[16] Sweden Osman Sow Tunisia Hocine Ragued Iraq Ahmad Ibrahim
Hatta Brazil Samuel Brazil Rafael Silva Romania Adrian Ropotan Australia Nikolai Topor-Stanley[17]
Kalba Burkina Faso Bakare Kone Brazil Ciel Mali Modibo Maïga[18] Iraq Salam Shaker[19]

Transfers[edit]

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Date of vacancy Manner of departure Pos. Incoming manager Date of appointment
Al-Shabab Brazil Caio Junior 8 May 2016 End of Contract Pre-season Netherlands Fred Rutten 11 May 2016 [20]
Sharjah United Arab Emirates Abdulaziz Al-Anbari 13 May 2016 End of Contract Greece Giorgos Donis 27 July 2016[21]
Al-Wasl Argentina Gabriel Calderon 25 May 2016[22] Sacked Argentina Rodolfo Arruabarrena 6 June 2016[23]
Baniyas United Arab Emirates Abdullah Mesfer 5 June 2016 [24] Mutual Consent Uruguay Pablo Repetto
Dibba Germany Lebanon Theo Bucker 22 June 2016[25] Left to Emirates Portugal Paulo Sergio 29 June 2016[26]
Emirates Brazil Paulo Comelli 31 May 2016 [27] Mutual Consent Germany Lebanon Theo Bucker 22 June 2016
Al-Sharjah Brazil Paulo Bonamigo 27 July 2016 Sacked Greece Giorgos Donis 27 July 2016
Kalba Tunisia Mourad Okbi 28 Aug 2016 Mutual Consent Italy Fabio Viviani 28 Aug 2016
Baniyas Uruguay Pablo Repetto 22 October 2016 Sacked 12th Portugal José Manuel Gomes 23 October 2016
Al-Nasr Serbia Ivan Jovanović 31 October 2016 Sacked 8th Romania Dan Petrescu 31 October 2016
Sharjah Greece Giorgos Donis 1 January 2017 [28] Mutual Consent 10th Portugal José Peseiro 2 January 2017 [29]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Jazira (C) 26 22 2 2 72 15 +57 68 Qualification to the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup and 2018 AFC Champions League group stage
2 Al-Wasl 26 17 6 3 55 26 +29 57 Qualification to the 2018 AFC Champions League group stage
3 Al-Ahli 26 16 8 2 50 18 +32 56
4 Al-Ain 26 17 4 5 58 37 +21 55 Qualification to the 2018 AFC Champions League play-off round[30]
5 Al-Wahda 26 10 9 7 54 40 +14 39 Qualification to the 2018 AFC Champions League group stage
6 Al-Nasr 26 11 3 12 42 32 +10 36
7 Al-Dhafra 26 10 5 11 40 46 −6 35
8 Al-Shabab 26 7 9 10 24 44 −20 30
9 Sharjah 26 6 8 12 31 47 −16 26
10 Hatta 26 6 7 13 24 47 −23 25
11 Emirates 26 5 5 16 33 51 −18 20
12 Dibba Al-Fujairah 26 3 11 12 25 54 −29 20
13 Kalba (R) 26 4 7 15 30 44 −14 19 Relegation to the UAE Division One
14 Baniyas (R) 26 3 6 17 33 70 −37 15

Source: http://uae.agleague.ae/en/stats/the-arabian-gulf-league.html?seasonID=47
Rules for classification: [31] 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) head-to-head away goals scored; 6) goal difference; 7) number of goals scored; 8) number of away goals scored; 9) fair play ranking[32] 10) draw
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALI AIN DHA JAZ NAS SHA WAH WAS YAS EMI DAF HAT KAL SHR
Al-Ahli 1–2 3–3 2–1 2–1 4–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 4–0 4–1 6–0 0–0 2–2
Al Ain 1–1 5–2 1–3 3–0 2–1 3–2 2–1 1–0 5–2 1–2 2–0 2–1 3–0
Al Dhafra 0–2 1–2 0–4 2–4 3–0 0–3 1–1 0–1 2–1 5–0 4–3 2–1 0–0
Al Jazira 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–0 3–0 5–1 3–1 5–0 5–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 3–0
Al Nasr 0–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 0–1 3–0 1–2 2–2 1–0 4–0 1–2 2–1 1–0
Al Shabab 0–0 1–3 1–0 3–7 0–4 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–4 0–0 1–1 0–4 2–1
Al Wahda 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 5–1 1–1 1–2 6–2 0–0 2–2 3–2 1–1 5–1
Al Wasl 0–0 4–3 4–1 2–3 2–1 2–1 2–1 4–0 1–1 8–0 4–1 1–1 2–0
Baniyas 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–3 2–4 2–3 3–4 4–4 1–1 2–3 3–1 2–2
Emirates 0–3 3–2 0–3 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–2 6–0 0–2 0–2 3–2 2–3
Dibba Al-Fujairah 0–2 2–2 2–3 0–3 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–2 4–3 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–2
Hatta 0–3 2–3 0–1 0–5 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–0
Kalba 1–1 1–2 1–2 0–3 1–5 1–2 3–4 0–1 1–1 2–1 3–2 1–1 0–0
Sharjah 0–1 2–4 2–1 0–1 1–3 0–0 1–7 1–2 4–1 2–1 1–1 4–0 2–1

Updated to games played on 21 March 2017.
Source: Soccerway
^ 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.

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of matches played 13 May 2017
Rank Player Club Goals
1 United Arab Emirates Ali Mabkhout Al Jazira 33
2 Brazil Fábio Lima Al Wasl 25
3 Senegal Makhete Diop Al-Ahli 21
4 Argentina Sebastián Tagliabué Al-Wahda 19
5 Brazil Caio Canedo Corrêa Al-Wasl 14
6 Argentina Sebastián Sáez Emirates 13
7 United Arab Emirates Ahmed Khalil Al-Ahli 12

Source: agleague.ae

References[edit]

  1. ^ "كاتلين مساعد مدرب الأهلي الإماراتي: عانينا لتحقيق الفوز على الشباب".
  2. ^ "الكرواتي كارابيغ مدرباً لفريق العين تحت 21 سنة" (in Arabic). 19 July 2016.
  3. ^ "الإدريسي: الظفرة يسعى لانهاء الدوري الاماراتي بأفضل طريقة".
  4. ^ "Al Nasr Club - The Squad". www.alnasrclub.com. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  5. ^ "الشباب يغادر إلى معسكر "تجلين" اليوم".
  6. ^ بوكير مع الصقور ودبا يستنجد بالاتحاد - صحيفة الرؤية
  7. ^ "العجماني: التدريب في المحترفين وراء قبولي العمل مساعداً للمدرب في حتا" (in Arabic). 16 July 2016.
  8. ^ قادري, تونس - صالح (29 May 2016). "إدارة النادي وراء الصعود إلى المحترفين".
  9. ^ "كايو في قبضة الزعيم". 19 June 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-09-16. Retrieved 2016-09-05.
  10. ^ "الظفرة يجدد عقود ديوب وخريبين والعدوة وهرماش - مصر 20". 4 July 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-10-05. Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  11. ^ "بوصوفة يفاجئ الجماهير المغربية بالتوقيع لهذا الفريق العربي - أخر أخبار الرياضة المغربية والدولية". Archived from the original on 2016-07-29. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  12. ^ "رسميا: عبد العزيز برادة يوقع للنصر الاماراتي". Archived from the original on 2016-07-08. Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  13. ^ "Transfer talk: Al Hilal defender Digao set to join his former manager Giorgos Donis at Sharjah | The National". The National. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  14. ^ "Sharjah swoop for Al Ittihad striker Gelmin Rivas".
  15. ^ Reporter, Ashley Hammond, Staff (14 July 2016). "Al Wasl signs Ronaldo Mendes".
  16. ^ "Mourad Batna : Le Marocain prend la direction de l'Emirates Club".
  17. ^ "Western Sydney Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley signs with UAE's Hatta Sports Club".
  18. ^ "Ittihad Kalba : Modibo Maïga a signé".
  19. ^ "Arabian Gulf League: Ittihad Kalba complete foreign quota with Carmelo Gonzalez and Salam Shaker signings".
  20. ^ "Fred Rutten new manager of Al-Shabab - Football Oranje". 10 May 2016.
  21. ^ "اليوناني دونيس مدرباً جديداً لفريق الشارقة" (in Arabic). 28 July 2016.
  22. ^ "الوصل الإماراتي ينهي تعاقده مع المدرب الارجنتيني كالديرون". Archived from the original on 2016-09-11. Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  23. ^ "Al Wasl confirm former Boca Juniors boss Rodolfo Arruabarrena as new manager". sport360.com.
  24. ^ محمد, أبوظبي - مالك (5 June 2016). "بني ياس يُنهي عقد عبدالله مسفر بالتراضي".
  25. ^ الخيمة, محمد أبوإسماعيل – رأس (22 June 2016). "بوكير يوقع رسمياً مع فريق الإمارات.. ويتكفل بحل مشكلته مع دبا".
  26. ^ "البرتغالي باولو سيرجيو مدرباً لدبا الفجيرة" (in Arabic). 29 June 2016.
  27. ^ "إدارة نادي الإمارات تودع الجهاز الفني". 31 May 2016.
  28. ^ "الشارقة الإماراتي ينهي التعاقد مع دونيس". كووورة. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  29. ^ "الشارقة يتعاقد مع المدرب البرتغالي جوزيه بيسيرو". Twitter - @SharjahFC. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  30. ^ "Al Ain cleared to play in AFC Champions League". Gulf News. 31 October 2017. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  31. ^ "Article (15) of Arabian Gulf League Regulations" (PDF). Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  32. ^ "Fairplay - Arabian Gulf League - UAE Pro League Committee". uae.agleague.ae. Retrieved 12 February 2017.