Al-Nasr Dubai SC

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Al-Nasr SC
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Full name Al-Nasr Sports Club
Nickname(s) The Blues, The Blue Wave
Founded 1945; 72 years ago (1945)
Ground Al-Maktoum Stadium,
Dubai, UAE
Ground Capacity 12,000
Chairman Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Manager Cesare Prandelli
League UAE Arabian Gulf League
2016-17 UAE Arabian Gulf League, 6th
Website Club website

Al-Nasr Sports Club (Arabic: نادي النصر الرياضي‎‎) is a professional association football club located in Dubai and plays in the UAE Arabian Gulf League. Al-Nasr, literally translating to "victory" in Arabic was founded in 1945 and is considered as the first and oldest club in the United Arab Emirates.


16 Official Championships

Domestic competitions[edit]

Winners (3): 1977-78, 1978-79, 1985-86
Runners-up (4): 1980-81, 1984-86, 1999-00, 2011-12
Winners (4): 1984–85, 1985–86, 1988–89, 2014–15
Runners-up (6): 1974–75, 1979–80, 1983–84, 1991–92, 1996–97, 2016–17
Winners (3): 1988-87, 1999-00, 2001-02
Winners (1): 2015
Winners (2): 1990, 1996
Runners-up (1): 2015
Winners (1): 1984-85
  • ADNOC Championship Cup [1][2]
Winners (1): 1993

Regional competitions[edit]

GCC Champions League

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

2012: Group Stage
2013: Group Stage
2016: Quarter-finals
1988: Qualifying Stage
1998: Withdrew (First Round)
1993–94: First Round


Technical Team[edit]

Title Name
Head Coach Italy Cesare Prandelli
Assistant Coach Italy Gabriele Pin
Italy Lorenzo Ciulli
Italy Marco Fumagalli
United Arab Emirates Ali Murad
Mohaddam Zakeri
Goalkeepers Coach Italy Vishcenzo Di Palma
Fitness Coach Italy Valter Vio

Last updated: 6 August 2017
Source: Official Twitter Account of Al Nasr

Administrative Team[edit]

Title Name
Team Manager United Arab Emirates Mohamed Ibrahim
Team Administrator United Arab Emirates Ali Abbas
Media Coordinator United Arab Emirates Mohammed Mubarak
Team Secretary United Arab Emirates Ahmad Salem Al Salmi
Sudan Hatim Hassan Elbadri
Logistics Officer India Abdulkader Pattamblla
India Basheer Anchukandathil
India Riyas Thundakachi

Medical Team[edit]

Title Name
Specialist Doctor Italy Massimo Manara
Physiotherapist Greece Georgios Bozonnelos
Greece Konstantinos Pentsos
Italy Claudio Patti
Masseur Bulgaria Svetlin Brtrov
Republic of Macedonia Toni Mitrov

Current squad[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of UAE Arabian Gulf League:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Ahmed Shambih  United Arab Emirates
35 Goalkeeper Ghaith Hussain  United Arab Emirates
40 Goalkeeper Abdullah Mohammed Ismail  United Arab Emirates
96 Goalkeeper Mohamed Yousif  United Arab Emirates

2 Defender Mubarak Saeed  United Arab Emirates
6 Defender Mahmoud Khamees  United Arab Emirates
18 Defender Ahmed Al-Yassi  United Arab Emirates
20 Defender Masoud Sulaiman  United Arab Emirates
23 Defender Essam Dhahi  United Arab Emirates
27 Defender Sultan Abdulhakeem  United Arab Emirates
32 Defender Khalifah Mubarak  United Arab Emirates
44 Defender Joan Oumari  Lebanon
52 Defender Hussain Abbas  United Arab Emirates
81 Defender Hamad Mohammad Ismail  United Arab Emirates

4 Midfielder Khaled Jalal  United Arab Emirates
5 Midfielder Tareq Ahmed (captain)  United Arab Emirates
7 Midfielder Fawaz Awana  United Arab Emirates
10 Midfielder Abdelaziz Barrada  Morocco
13 Midfielder Fahad Hadeed  United Arab Emirates
16 Midfielder Amer Mubarak  United Arab Emirates
22 Midfielder Ahmed Khamis  United Arab Emirates
24 Midfielder Rashed Eisa  United Arab Emirates
29 Midfielder Ali Hussain  United Arab Emirates
30 Midfielder Rashed Ahmed Rashed  United Arab Emirates
42 Midfielder Ali Ismaeel  United Arab Emirates
70 Midfielder Rashed Mohammed  United Arab Emirates

3 Forward Salem Saleh  United Arab Emirates
9 Forward Wanderley  Brazil
11 Forward Marcelo Cirino (on loan from Atlético Paranaense)  Brazil
17 Forward Jassem Yaqoub  United Arab Emirates
43 Forward Abdullah Mousa  United Arab Emirates

Reserve squad[edit]

No Position Player Nation
-- Midfielder Jonathan Pitroipa  Burkina Faso
-- Midfielder Jirès Kembo Ekoko  France
-- Forward Younes Ahmad  United Arab Emirates

Out on loan[edit]

No Position Player Nation
-- Goalkeeper Ibrahim Eisa (on loan to Hatta)  United Arab Emirates
-- Defender Sebil Ghazi (on loan to Hatta)  United Arab Emirates

Famous players[edit]

Past managers[edit]

Other sports[edit]

Al-Nasr also fields teams in Futsal. Volleyball, Handball, Basketball, Table Tennis، Swimming, Cycling, Athletics, Karate and Jujutsu


  1. ^ "ADNOC Championship recognized by UAE Football Association". (in Arabic). 
  2. ^ "ADNOC Championship recognized by UAE Pro League Committee". 
  3. ^ "Multumim, Ionut Rada!" (in Romanian). Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. 

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