Al Jazira Club

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Full name Al-Jazira Sports & Culture Club
Nickname(s) Al-Ankabot (Arabic: العنكبوت‎)(The Spider),
Fakhr Abu Dhabi (Arabic: فخر أبوظبي‎)(Pride of Abu Dhabi)
Founded March 19, 1974
Ground Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium[1]
Ground Capacity 42,000
Chairman HH Sheikh Mansour Al-Nahyan
Manager Abel Braga
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]


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


As of UAE Pro League:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Saif Rashed      United Arab Emirates
30 Goalkeeper Nawaf Joher      United Arab Emirates
36 Goalkeeper Khalid Al-Senani      United Arab Emirates
55 Goalkeeper Ali Khasif      United Arab Emirates
2 Defender Saeed Al-Rawahi      United Arab Emirates
3 Defender Jumaa Abdullah      United Arab Emirates
5 Defender Msalam Fayez      United Arab Emirates
18 Defender Abdullah Mousa      United Arab Emirates
23 Defender Khalid Sebil      United Arab Emirates
25 Defender Mohammed Abdullah      United Arab Emirates
26 Defender Ahmed Jamil      United Arab Emirates
27 Defender Sultan Saeed      United Arab Emirates
44 Defender Faris Jumaa      United Arab Emirates
60 Defender Bashir Saeed      United Arab Emirates
82 Defender Sultan Al-Sowaidi      United Arab Emirates
4 Midfielder Yaser Matar      United Arab Emirates
No Position Player Nation
6 Midfielder Saif Khalfan      United Arab Emirates
8 Midfielder Park Jong-woo      South Korea
10 Midfielder Thiago Neves      Brazil
12 Midfielder Salem Rashid Obaid      United Arab Emirates
13 Midfielder Khamis Esmaeel      United Arab Emirates
15 Midfielder Khalvan Al-Rezi      United Arab Emirates
17 Midfielder Jefferson Farfán      Peru
21 Midfielder Yaqoub Al Hosani      United Arab Emirates
31 Midfielder Hamad Al-Hosani      United Arab Emirates
77 Midfielder Sultan Bargash      United Arab Emirates
88 Midfielder Salem Ali Ibrahim      United Arab Emirates
7 Forward Ali Mabkhout      United Arab Emirates
9 Forward Mirko Vučinić      Montenegro
11 Forward Ahmed Rabee      United Arab Emirates
20 Forward Issa Wahib      United Arab Emirates
70 Forward Ahmed Al-Attas      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. Retrieved 23 September 2011. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Al Jazira SSC". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Club History". Al Jazira Sports Club Official Site. Retrieved 23 September 2011. [dead link]
  4. ^ "United Arab Emirates - List of Champions". RSSSF. 
  5. ^ "Hilmy Al Nawwal". 
  6. ^ Neil Cameron (2 June 2011). [ pedigree-not-marquee-name "Al Jazira want management pedigree, not marquee name"] Check |url= scheme (help). The National. Abu Dhabi Media. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  7. ^ a b James Piercy (22 August 2011). "From Braga to Vercauteren via Sabella: Al Jazira's boss hunt finally ends". Sport 360. Retrieved 6 April 2013. [dead link]
  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. Retrieved 23 September 2011. [dead link]

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