Al Jazira Club

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Full name Al-Jazira Sports & Culture Club
Nickname(s) Pride of Abu Dhabi
Founded March 19, 1974
Ground Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium[1]
Ground Capacity 42,056
Chairman HH Sheikh Mansour Al-Nahyan
Manager Henk ten Cate
League UAE Pro League
2016–17 UAE Pro-League, 1st
Website Club website

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 Arabian Gulf League.[2]


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


8 Official Championships

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

Current squad[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of UAE Arabian Gulf League:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Nuqbi  United Arab Emirates
36 Goalkeeper Khaled Al-Senani  United Arab Emirates
55 Goalkeeper Ali Khasif  United Arab Emirates
56 Goalkeeper Abdurahman Al-Ameri  United Arab Emirates

2 Defender Mohamed Fawzi  United Arab Emirates
3 Defender Salem Al-Eidi  United Arab Emirates
4 Defender Mohammed Ali Ayed  United Arab Emirates
5 Defender Musallem Fayez  United Arab Emirates
6 Defender Saif Khalfan  United Arab Emirates
12 Defender Salem Rashid Obaid  United Arab Emirates
18 Defender Abdullah Mousa  United Arab Emirates
34 Defender Saeed Hizam  United Arab Emirates
40 Defender Mohammed Al Attas  United Arab Emirates
44 Defender Fares Jumaa  United Arab Emirates
60 Defender Basheer Saeed  United Arab Emirates

8 Midfielder Lassana Diarra  France
9 Midfielder Sardor Rashidov  Uzbekistan
10 Midfielder Mbark Boussoufa  Morocco
14 Midfielder Eisa Al-Otaibah  United Arab Emirates
15 Midfielder Khalfan Mubarak  United Arab Emirates
21 Midfielder Yaqoub Al Hosani  United Arab Emirates
27 Midfielder Salem Abdullah  United Arab Emirates
50 Midfielder Mohammed Jamal  United Arab Emirates
77 Midfielder Sultan Bargash  United Arab Emirates
80 Midfielder Salem Ali Ibrahim  United Arab Emirates

7 Forward Ali Mabkhout  United Arab Emirates
11 Forward Ahmed Khalil  United Arab Emirates
29 Forward Zaid Al-Ameri  United Arab Emirates
31 Forward Romarinho  Brazil
45 Forward Ahmed Rabee  United Arab Emirates
70 Forward Ahmed Al Attas  United Arab Emirates

Reserve squad[edit]

No Position Player Nation
17 Goalkeeper Saif Rashed  United Arab Emirates
30 Defender João Carlos  Brazil
-- Midfielder Mohammed Al-Abdooli  United Arab Emirates
-- Midfielder Humaid Ahmed  United Arab Emirates

Out on loan[edit]

No Position Player Nation
13 Defender Sultan Al-Shamsi (on loan to Al-Dhafra)  United Arab Emirates
19 Midfielder Leonardo Pereira (on loan to Al-Nassr)  Brazil
-- Forward Rabee Ali Hassan (on loan to Al-Fujairah)  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. Archived from the original on 2014-01-26. 
  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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