Ali Mabkhout

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Ali Mabkhout
Ali Mabkhout, UAE&AUS 20190125 Asian Cup.jpg
Mabkhout playing for UAE at 2019 AFC Asian Cup
Personal information
Full name Ali Ahmed Mabkhout Mohsen Omaran Alhajeri
Date of birth (1990-10-05) 5 October 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Al-Jazira Club
Number 7
Youth career
2004–2008 Al Jazira
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008– Al Jazira 161 (122)
National team
2008–2009 United Arab Emirates U20 10 (0)
2012 United Arab Emirates Olympic 16 (4)
2012– United Arab Emirates 80 (51)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 September 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2019

Ali Ahmed Mabkhout Mohsen Omaran Alhajeri (Arabic: علي أحمد مبخوت محسن عمران الهاجري‎; born 5 October 1990) known as Ali Mabkhout, is an Emirati professional footballer who plays as a forward for Al Jazira Club and the UAE national team.

Compared to former UAE player Adnan Al Talyani, Mabkhout has been described as an aggressive player that has no sportsmanship. He is hot tempered and provoking. He developed for Al Jazira's youth team and made his way through to the first team in 2009.

Club career[edit]

Al Jazira[edit]

He made his senior and league debut on 17 April 2009 in a 4–1 home win against Al Sharjah Club, but he did not emerge significantly in his debut. His second match was against Al Dhafra on 26 April which he scored his first senior goal for Al Jazira. He started next match against rivals Al Ain in Dubai derby. His talent emerged remarkably and he scored his second senior goal in the 90th minute and match was ended 2-0 to Al Jazira.

He made his AFC Champions League debut against Al Ittihad on 22 April 2009 after coming on as a late substitute.[1] On 19 May, 2009, he scored his first Asian Champions League goal in the 49th minute against Esteghlal in a 2–2 draw.[2]

Mabkhout gained momentum after his first season, receiving a reputation for creating goal scoring opportunities. He formed a prolific partnership with Ricardo Oliveira, who was his teammate from 2009 to 2014. This partnership significantly contributed towards the development of Mabkhout's talents in his formative years.[3]

International career[edit]

Youth[edit]

2012 Summer Olympics[edit]

He was part of the UAE olympic team that qualified to olympic games in London. He played 3 games in Olympic games against Uruguay, Great Britain and Senegal.

Senior[edit]

On 16 October 2012 at Za'abeel Stadium in Dubai with UAE national shirt against Gulf Rival Bahrain in a friendly match, Ali Mabkhout has scored his first ever super hat-trick and led UAE to a massive 6–2 win.

21st Arabian Gulf Cup[edit]

Ali Mabkhout played his first major international tournament in 21st Arabian Gulf Cup in 2013. He was selected by his previous and current UAE international team coach Mahdi Ali. He played a significant part in the road of the glory. His first goal against Qatar at the 28th minute which ended 3–1 for UAE. He also scored a fantastic goal against Bahrain in the second group match after passing through Abdulla Marzooq Bahrain National team Captain with great dribble skill that made Marzooq to the ground and scored a goal to the right of the Goalkeeper at the 39th minute. This trophy was his first as a first team player.

2015 AFC Asian Cup[edit]

Mabkhout was named in UAE's 23-man squad for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, held in Australia. He started the opening match of the tournament against Qatar and scored twice in 4–1 win. In the following match against Bahrain, Mabkhout scored the fastest goal ever scored in AFC Asian Cup history in the fourteenth second. UAE won the match 2–1 and qualified to the knockout stage. In the quarter-final, Mabkhout scored the opening goal of a 1–1 draw with Japan at Stadium Australia in Sydney. He went on to convert his kick as the Emiratis defeated the defending champions 5–4 in a penalty shootout.[4] He also scored the winning goal in UAE's 3–2 win over Iraq in third-place match. He then won the Golden Boot as the tournament's top goalscorer with 5 goals.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup2 Asia1 Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Al-Jazira 2009–10 16 3 0 6 2 0 1 1 0 23 6 0
2010–11 8 2 0 6 4 0 0 0 0 14 6 0
2011–12 12 3 0 3 0 0 3 1 0 18 4 0
2012–13 24 11 0 2 1 0 4 1 0 30 13 0
2013–14 19 7 1 0 0 0 8 3 0 27 10 1
2014–15 24 16 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 25 17 4
2015–16 23 23 1 1 0 0 5 2 0 29 25 1
2016–17 25 33 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 30 35 0
2017–18 16 13 0 3 1 0 7 5 0 23 15 0
2018–19 19 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 20 0
2019–20 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Total 186 131 6 23 9 0 33 11 0 239 152 6
Career Totals 186 131 6 23 9 0 33 11 0 239 152 6


1 Continental competitions include the AFC Champions League
2 Other tournaments include the UAE President Cup and Etisalat Emirates Cup,

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list United Arab Emirates's goal tally first.[5]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 16 October 2012 Zabeel Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Bahrain 1–0 6–2 Friendly
2 2–2
3 4–2
4 5–2
5 14 November 2012 Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Estonia 2–1 2–1
6 5 January 2013 Khalifa Sports City Stadium, Isa Town, Bahrain  Qatar 2–1 3–1 21st Arabian Gulf Cup
7 8 January 2013 Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa, Bahrain  Bahrain 1–0 2–1
8 22 March 2013 Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Uzbekistan 2–1 2–1 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
9 5 September 2013 King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  Trinidad and Tobago 2–0 3–3 2013 OSN Cup
10 9 September 2013 King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  New Zealand 2–0 2–0
5 October 2013 Shenzhen Stadium, Shenzhen, China  Laos 2–0 2–0 Unofficial friendly
9 October 2013 Shenzhen Stadium, Shenzhen, China  Malaysia 3–0 3–1 Unofficial friendly
11 15 October 2013 Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po, Hong Kong  Hong Kong 1–0 4–0 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
12 2–0
13 3–0
14 9 November 2013 Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Philippines 4–0 4–0 Friendly
15 19 November 2013 Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Vietnam 3–0 5–0 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
16 17 November 2014 Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  Kuwait 1–0 2–2 22nd Arabian Gulf Cup
17 2–0
18 20 November 2014 King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  Iraq 1–0 2–0
19 2–0
20 25 November 2014 Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  Oman 1–0 1–0
21 11 January 2015 Canberra Stadium, Canberra, Australia  Qatar 3–1 4–1 2015 AFC Asian Cup
22 4–1
23 15 January 2015 Canberra Stadium, Canberra, Australia  Bahrain 1–0 2–1
24 23 January 2015 Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia  Japan 1–0 1–1 2015 AFC Asian Cup
25 30 January 2015 Newcastle Stadium, Newcastle, Australia  Iraq 3–2 3–2
26 3 September 2015 Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Malaysia
2–0
10–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
27 6–0
28 8–0
29 5 November 2015 Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Turkmenistan
3–1
5–1
Friendly
30 4–1
31 5–1
32 12 November 2015 Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Timor-Leste
1–0
8–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
33 2–0
34 16 January 2016 Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Iceland
2–1
2–1
Friendly
35 6 October 2016 Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Thailand
1–0
3–1
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
36
2–0
37 7 June 2017 Shah Alam Stadium Selangor, Malaysia  Laos
1–0
4–0
Friendly
38
3–0
39 13 June 2017 Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand  Thailand 1–1 1–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
40 29 August 2017 Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates  Saudi Arabia 1–1 2–1
41 14 November 2017 Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates  Uzbekistan 1–0 1–0 Friendly
42 22 December 2017 Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium, Kuwait City, Kuwait  Oman 1–0 1–0 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup
43 11 September 2018 Estadi Palamós Costa Brava Palamós, Spain  Laos
1–0
3–0
Friendly
44
2–0
45 10 January 2019 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  India 2–0 2–0 2019 AFC Asian Cup
46 14 January 2019 Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates  Thailand 1–0 1–1
47 21 January 2019 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Kyrgyzstan 2–1 3–2 (a.e.t.) 2019 AFC Asian Cup
48 25 January 2019 Hazza bin Zayed, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates  Australia 1–0 1–0
49 21 March 2019 Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Saudi Arabia 2–1 2–1 Friendly
50 10 September 2019 Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Malaysia
1–1
2–1
2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
51
2–1

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Al Jazira

International[edit]

UAE
2010
2010 London 2012 UAE football game
2013
2015

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Match Summary - Al Ittihad 1–1 Al Jazira" (PDF). The AFC. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Match Summary - Al Jazira 2–2 Esteghlal" (PDF). The AFC. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 June 2012.
  3. ^ Paul Oberjuerge (22 January 2014). "Oliveira has made a name for himself in Arabian Gulf League". The National. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Asian Cup 2015: UAE complete shock win over Japan to reach semi-final after penalty shootout dramatics". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 23 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Al-Hajeri, Ali Mabkhout". National Football Teams. Retrieved 30 August 2017.

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