Al Jazira Club

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Al-Jazira
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Full nameAl-Jazira Sports & Culture Club
Nickname(s)Fakhr Abu Dhabi (The Pride of Abu Dhabi)
Founded19 March 1974; 45 years ago (1974-03-19)
GroundMohammed Bin Zayed Stadium[1]
Capacity42,056
ChairmanMansour Al-Nahyan
ManagerJurgen Streppel
LeagueUAE Pro League
2018–19UAE Pro-League, 5th
WebsiteClub website

Al-Jazira SCC is a football club from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. They play in the UAE Arabian Gulf League.[2]

History[edit]

Al-Jazira was established in 1974 as a merger between Khalidiyah and Al Bateen.[3] The club would find itself struggling to stay in the league however, getting relegated in multiple occasions during the 1980s and 1990s but experienced a recent success when Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan purchased and took over the club in the 2000s, and they won their first title on 2011 and another on 2017. The Club has produced talented homegrown players such as Ali Mabkhout and Khalfan Mubarak and many others that would end up playing for the UAE on an international level.

Honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

Champion: 2010–11, 2016–17
Champion: 2010–11, 2011–12, 2016
Champion: 2009–10
Champion: 2006–07
Champion: 1982–83, 1987-88

Regional competitions[edit]

Champion: 2007

Current squad[edit]

As of UAE Pro-League:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Nuqbi  United Arab Emirates
2 Defender Mohamed Fawzi  United Arab Emirates
3 Defender Salem Al-Eidi  United Arab Emirates
5 Defender Musallem Fayez  United Arab Emirates
6 Defender Saif Khalfan  United Arab Emirates
7 Forward Ali Mabkhout  United Arab Emirates
10 Midfielder Khalfan Mubarak  United Arab Emirates
11 Midfielder Ernest Asante  Ghana
12 Midfielder Salem Rashid Obaid  United Arab Emirates
16 Forward Ahmed Fawzi U21  United Arab Emirates
17 Midfielder Sébastien Siani  Cameroon
29 Forward Zaid Al-Ameri  United Arab Emirates
30 Defender Eisa Al-Otaibah  United Arab Emirates
32 Midfielder Ahmed Mahmoud U21  United Arab Emirates
33 Goalkeeper Adel Fadaaq  United Arab Emirates
34 Defender Saeed Hizam  United Arab Emirates
35 Midfielder Abdullah Ramadan  Egypt
37 Defender Mohammed Al-Abdooli  United Arab Emirates
40 Defender Mohammed Al Attas  United Arab Emirates
42 Defender Badr Al-Shobaibi  United Arab Emirates
44 Defender Fares Jumaa  United Arab Emirates
45 Forward Ahmed Rabee  United Arab Emirates
46 Midfielder Salem Al-Moaamari U21  Oman
51 Defender Khalifa Al-Hammadi  United Arab Emirates
52 Defender Abdullah Idriss U21  United Arab Emirates
55 Goalkeeper Ali Khasif  United Arab Emirates
56 Goalkeeper Abdurahman Al-Ameri  United Arab Emirates
90 Goalkeeper Salem Khairi U21  United Arab Emirates
Midfielder Sultan Al Ghaferi  United Arab Emirates
Forward Keno (on loan from Pyramids)  Brazil

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  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 13 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Club History". Al Jazira Sports Club Official Site. Archived from the original on February 14, 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Hilmy Al Nawwal".
  5. ^ Neil Cameron (2 June 2011). "Al Jazira want management pedigree, not marquee name". The National. Abu Dhabi Media. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  6. ^ James Piercy (22 August 2011). "From Braga to Vercauteren via Sabella: Al Jazira's boss hunt finally ends". Sport 360. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  7. ^ a b Thomas Woods (8 March 2012). "Franky Vercauteren dismissed by Al Jazira". The National. Abu Dhabi Media. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Al Jazira confirm Eric Gerets as new coach to replace Walter Zenga". The National. Abu Dhabi Media. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014.

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