Adnan Al Talyani
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|Full name||Adnan Khamees Al-Talyani|
|Date of birth||October 30, 1964|
|Place of birth||Sharjah, United Arab Emirates|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|1983–1997||United Arab Emirates||161||(52)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Adnan was born in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates on 30 October 1964. He started playing volleyball at the age of 8 when he was first discovered in Bahrain to be a football player. He welcomed 3 boys. He welcomed his first son Hamdan who have appeared in Talyani's Retirement Celebration in 2003. He welcomed his second son Hamad who was born in 1995 who later also appeared in Talyani's retirement celebration. He welcomed his last son Mohammed who was born in 1998 who also appeared with his brothers in Talyani's retirement celebration in 2003. His brother "Nasser Al Talyani" played with him in Al Shaab Club.
Talyani started playing football in the 1970s in the streets Sharjah. He joined Al Shaab Club in 1980, and played out his entire club career there until 1999. Although he received many lucrative offers from other clubs, strict restrictions at the time prohibited Talyani from transferring.
Upon the selection of Heshmat Mohajerani (the former trainer of the Iran national team) as the trainer of the UAE national team, Talyani was selected as a member of the team. He retired from international football in 1997 as the all-time leader in international appearances, with 161 and 52 goals. As of March 2016, he was tenth on the all-time list for men.
|.||10 March 1984||Royal Oman Police Stadium, Muscat||Kuwait||1–0||2–0||1984 Gulf Cup|
|.||12 March 1984||Royal Oman Police Stadium, Muscat||Qatar||1–0||1–0||1984 Gulf Cup|
|.||4 December 1984||Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore||India||1–0||2–0||1984 Asian Cup|
|.||20 September 1985||Al-Rashid Stadium, Dubai||Iraq||1–1||2–3||1986 World Cup qualification|
|.||20 September 1985||Al-Rashid Stadium, Dubai||Iraq||2–3||2–3||1986 World Cup qualification|
|.||27 September 1985||King Fahd Stadium, Taif||Iraq||2–0||2–1||1986 World Cup qualification|
|.||24 March 1986||Bahrain National Stadium, Manama||Iraq||2–2||2–2||1986 Gulf Cup|
|.||2 April 1986||Bahrain National Stadium, Manama||Saudi Arabia||2–0||2–0||1986 Gulf Cup|
|.||7 April 1986||Bahrain National Stadium, Manama||Qatar||2–0||2–3||1986 Gulf Cup|
|.||17 March 1988||King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh||Oman||1–0||1–0||1988 Gulf Cup|
|.||10 February 1989||Islamabad||Pakistan||3–0||4–1||1990 World Cup qualification|
|.||17 October 1989||National Stadium, Singapore||China PR||2–1||2–1||1990 World Cup qualification|
|.||28 October 1989||Darul Makmur Stadium, Kuantan||South Korea||1–1||1–1||1990 World Cup qualification|
|.||3 November 1994||Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi||Qatar||1–0||2–0||1994 Gulf Cup|
|.||9 November 1994||Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi||Kuwait||2–0||2–0||1994 Gulf Cup|
|.||22 October 1996||Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat||Kuwait||2–1||2–1||1996 Gulf Cup|
|.||7 December 1996||Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi||Kuwait||2–2||3–2||1996 Asian Cup|
|.||10 December 1996||Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi||Indonesia||2–0||2–0||1996 Asian Cup|
|.||26 April 1997||Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah||Jordan||1–0||2–0||1998 World Cup qualification|
|.||27 September 1997||Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi||Uzbekistan||3–1||3–2||1998 World Cup qualification|
|.||17 December 1997||King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh||Czech Republic||1–6||1–6||1997 Confederations Cup|
Talyani officially retired from football in January 2003. A testimonial match was played in his honour between Italian champions Juventus and an All-Star team of players from various countries. He has since been named the UAE's Player of the Century.
- List of football (soccer) players with 50 or more international goals
- Asian Footballer of the Year
- List of football (soccer) players with 100 or more caps
- "First professional season means major change for all". Gulf News. 12 September 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-23.
- Adnan Khamees Al-Talyani - Century of International Appearances - RSSSF
- "Juventus for Al Talyani testimonial". Gulf News. 14 November 2002. Retrieved 2009-09-23.
- "UAE backed to end goal drought against Kuwait". Gulf News. 5 February 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-23.