Prince Ali bin Hussein
- This article concerns the Jordanian prince. For other uses, see Ali bin Hussein (disambiguation).
|Prince Ali bin Al Hussein|
23 December 1975 |
|Spouse||Princess Rym Al Ali|
|House||House of Hashim|
|Father||Hussein of Jordan|
|Mother||Alia Baha ud-din Toukan|
|Occupation||President of the JFA
President of the WAFF
Vice president of FIFA
Prince Ali began his primary education at the Islamic Educational College in Amman. He continued his studies in the United Kingdom and the United States and graduated from Salisbury School in Connecticut in 1993, where he excelled in wrestling.
He entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom. Ali was commissioned as an officer in December 1994 and was awarded the Brunei Medal for serving in Brunei. Before continuing his studies in the United States, he served in the Jordanian Special Forces as a pathfinder, earning his military freefall parachute wings. He completed his undergraduate education at Princeton University in 1999.
In 1988 Prince Ali went on a publicized horseback journey to the Caucasus (Circassia), from Jordan through Syria and Turkey, to raise awareness of the Circassian diaspora worldwide. The trip traced (in reverse) the path of the mass exodus that brought the Circassians to Jordan.
In 1999, Prince Ali was asked to serve as commander of King Abdullah II′s Special Security in the Royal Guards. He served in that capacity until 28 January 2008, when the king entrusted Prince Ali with establishing and directing the National Centre for Security and Crisis Management. He is also the chairman of Jordan's Royal Film Commission.
Prince Ali is president of the Jordan Football Association. He is also the founder and president of the West Asian Football Federation, and under his presidency the membership has increased to 13 countries.
Prince Ali announced his candidacy for FIFA President, representing Asia, on 7 October 2010. Ali's campaign focused on change, football ideals, and uniting and raising the profile of Asian countries, within FIFA and generally. Prince Ali won the election for the position of FIFA vice president, representing Asia (25 votes to 20 for his opponent Dr Chung Mong-joon) at the AFC Congress in Doha, Qatar, on 6 January 2011. As FIFA vice president, Prince Ali served as a member of both the FIFA Executive Committee and the AFC Executive Committee.
FIFA presidential campaigns
Ali lost the 2015 FIFA Presidency election to Sepp Blatter after resigning before second round voting took place. Blatter secured 60 more votes than Ali in the first round of voting, shy of the two thirds majority required to win in the first round, though with only a simple majority required in subsequent rounds Ali's defeat appeared to be inevitable.
However, following Blatter's announcement in June 2015 that he would resign from the post of FIFA president amid the ongoing corruption scandal, Ali announced in September 2015 that he would run for FIFA president again in the 2016 special election.
Marriage and children
|Jordanian Royal Family|
On 23 April 2004 Prince Ali married Algerian-born Rym Brahimi, a former CNN journalist and daughter of the Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi, a former United Nations Special Representative for Afghanistan. The marriage was publicly celebrated on 7 September 2004.
They have two children:
- Princess Jalila bint Ali (born 16 September 2005)
- Prince Abdullah bin Ali (born 19 March 2007)
Prince Ali holds the :
- Grand Cordon of the Order of Al Hussein bin Ali
- Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Renaissance (Al Nahda)
- Grand Cordon of the Order of the Star of Jordan (formerly Grand Officer)
- King Hussein Medal of Excellence
- Medal for Administrative and Leadership Competence
- Medal for Training Competence
Prince Ali holds following foreign decorations:
- France: Knight of the Légion d'honneur, by presidential decree
- Japan: Knight of the Order of the Rising Sun, by imperial decree
- Sweden: Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the Polar Star (7 October 2003), by royal decree
- United Kingdom: Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, by royal decree
- Denmark : Gran Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog (27 April 1998), by royal decree
- Norway : Grand Cross of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit (4 April 2000), by royal decree
- Spain : Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic, by royal decree
|Ancestors of Prince Ali bin Hussein|
- "Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein confirms intention to run for FIFA president". ESPN FC. 9 September 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
- "Prince Ali turns 39". Jordan Times.
- Princess Haya
- Prince ali trip to kavkaz. YouTube. 6 November 2006.
- "*The Prince and the 'Noble People' of the Caucasus*". angelfire.com.
- "404 Not Found".
- "Fifa prosecutor Michael Garcia calls for World Cup report to be made public". The Guardian. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
- "Sepp Blatter beats Prince Ali to be named FIFA president for 5th term". ESPN. 29 May 2015.
- "Sepp Blatter to resign as Fifa president – as it happened". The Guardian. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
- "Sepp Blatter to resign as Fifa president amid corruption scandal". BBC Sport. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
- Royal Ark
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Prince Ali bin Al Hussein.|
- Official website
- Official Biography
- We Are Asia: Taking Our Place
- The West Asian Football Federation
- The Jordan Football Association
- Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
- The Asian Football Confederation (AFC)
- The Royal Film Commission
- His Majesty King Abdullah II – Official Website
Prince Omar bin Al Faisal
|Line of succession to the Jordanian throne
Prince Abdullah bin Ali