Al Jazira Club

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Full name Al-Jazira Sports & Culture Club
Founded March 19, 1974
Ground Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium[1]
Ground Capacity 42,000
Chairman HH Sheikh Mansour Al-Nahyan
Manager Henk ten Cate
League UAE Pro League
2014–15 UAE Pro League, 2nd
Website Club home page

Al-Jazira Sports & Cultural Club (also spelled Al Jazira Club, Arabic: نادي الجزيرة الرياضي الثقافي meaning: the island) is primarily a football club from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. They play in the UAE League.[2]


Al-Jazira was established in 1974 as a merger between Khalidiyah and Al Bateen.[3]


7 Official Championships

  • Winners: 2007
  • Winners: 2010
  • Runners Up: 2013


As of UAE Pro League:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Saif Rashed      United Arab Emirates
13 Goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Nuqbi      United Arab Emirates
30 Goalkeeper Nawaf Joher      United Arab Emirates
36 Goalkeeper Khaled Al-Senani      United Arab Emirates
55 Goalkeeper Ali Khasif      United Arab Emirates

2 Defender Saeed Al-Rawahi      United Arab Emirates
5 Defender Musallem Fayez      United Arab Emirates
6 Defender Saif Khalfan      United Arab Emirates
14 Defender Eisa Al-Otaibah      United Arab Emirates
16 Defender Nuhayan Hareb      United Arab Emirates
18 Defender Abdullah Mousa      United Arab Emirates
25 Defender Mohammed Al-Hammadi      United Arab Emirates
26 Defender Ahmed Jamil      United Arab Emirates
27 Defender Sultan Al-Shamsi      United Arab Emirates
29 Defender Khalifah Al-Hammadi      United Arab Emirates
44 Defender Fares Jumaa      United Arab Emirates
60 Defender Basheer Saeed      United Arab Emirates
82 Defender Sultan Al-Sowaidi      United Arab Emirates

8 Midfielder Park Jong-woo      South Korea
10 Midfielder Thiago Neves      Brazil
15 Midfielder Khalfan Mubarak      United Arab Emirates
17 Midfielder Jefferson Farfán      Peru
21 Midfielder Yaqoub Al Hosani      United Arab Emirates
28 Midfielder Mohammed Rabee      United Arab Emirates
31 Midfielder Hamad Al-Hosani      United Arab Emirates
34 Midfielder Mohammed Butti      United Arab Emirates
37 Midfielder Mohammed Al-Abdooli      United Arab Emirates
50 Midfielder Mohammed Jamal      United Arab Emirates
88 Midfielder Salem Ali Ibrahim      United Arab Emirates
97 Midfielder Ángel Lafita      Spain

7 Forward Ali Mabkhout      United Arab Emirates
9 Forward Mirko Vučinić      Montenegro
11 Forward Ahmed Rabee      United Arab Emirates
19 Forward Majed Lafi      United Arab Emirates
20 Forward Eisa Wahib      United Arab Emirates
70 Forward Ahmed Al Attas      United Arab Emirates

-- Defender Mohamed Fawzi      United Arab Emirates
-- Midfielder Mbark Boussoufa      Morocco
-- Midfielder Salem Abdullah      United Arab Emirates
-- Midfielder Humaid Ahmed      United Arab Emirates


Other sports[edit]

As well as football, the club plays other sports such as volleyball, handball and basketball.[10]


  1. ^ "Abu Dhabi Football Clubs". Culture, Leisure & Sports. Abu Dhabi Government. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Al Jazira SSC". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Club History". Al Jazira Sports Club Official Site. Archived from the original on February 14, 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "United Arab Emirates – List of Champions". RSSSF. 
  5. ^ "Hilmy Al Nawwal". 
  6. ^ Neil Cameron (2 June 2011). "Al Jazira want management pedigree, not marquee name". The National. Abu Dhabi Media. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  7. ^ James Piercy (22 August 2011). "From Braga to Vercauteren via Sabella: Al Jazira's boss hunt finally ends". Sport 360. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Thomas Woods (8 March 2012). "Franky Vercauteren dismissed by Al Jazira". The National. Abu Dhabi Media. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Al Jazira confirm Eric Gerets as new coach to replace Walter Zenga". The National. Abu Dhabi Media. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Sport Activities". Aljazira Sports Club Official Site. Archived from the original on February 14, 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 

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