Al Jazira Club

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

Al-Jazira FC
نادي الجزيرة لكرة القدم
Full nameAl-Jazira Sports & Culture Club
Nickname(s)Fakhr Abu Dhabi (The Pride of Abu Dhabi)
Founded19 March 1974 (1974-03-19)
GroundMohammed Bin Zayed Stadium[1]
Capacity42,056
ChairmanMansour Al-Nahyan
ManagerMarcel Keizer
LeagueUAE Pro League
2018–19UAE Pro-League, 5th
WebsiteClub website

History

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

Domestic competitions

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

Regional competitions

Champion: 2007

Current squad

As of UAE Pro-League:

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth.

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
4 Defender Miloš Kosanović  Serbia
5 Defender Musallem Fayez  United Arab Emirates
6 Defender Saif Khalfan  United Arab Emirates
7 Forward Ali Mabkhout  United Arab Emirates
8 Midfielder Sultan Al Ghaferi  United Arab Emirates
9 Forward Mourad Batna  Morocco
10 Midfielder Khalfan Mubarak  United Arab Emirates
11 Forward Keno (on loan from Pyramids)  Brazil
12 Midfielder Salem Rashid Obaid  United Arab Emirates
13 Forward Sultan Mankhout U21  United Arab Emirates
15 Defender M'Hammed Rabii U21  Morocco
16 Forward Ahmed Fawzi U21  United Arab Emirates
17 Midfielder Thulani Serero  South Africa
19 Forward Majed Lafi U21  United Arab Emirates
20 Forward Zaid Al-Ameri  United Arab Emirates
21 Midfielder Omar Abdulrahman  United Arab Emirates
22 Midfielder Amer Abdulrahman  United Arab Emirates
32 Midfielder Ahmed Mahmoud U21  United Arab Emirates
33 Goalkeeper Adel Fadaaq  United Arab Emirates
34 Defender Renner U21  Brazil
35 Midfielder Abdullah Ramadan  United Arab Emirates
39 Midfielder 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
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
80 Midfielder Bruno de Oliveira U21  Brazil
90 Goalkeeper Salem Khairi U21  United Arab Emirates
99 Forward Faisel Al-Matroushi  United Arab Emirates

Other players under contract

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth.

No. Position Player Nation
45 Forward Ahmed Rabee  United Arab Emirates

Managers

References

  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. 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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