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Al Jazira Club
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Al Jazira FC is an Emirati professional football club based in Abu Dhabi, that currently competes in the UAE Pro League.[2]
Al Jazira
نادي الجزيرة لكرة القدم
Full nameAl Jazira Sports Club
Nickname(s)Al Ankabout (The Spider)
Fakhr Abu Dhabi (The Pride of Abu Dhabi)
Founded19 March 1974; 47 years ago
GroundMohammed Bin Zayed Stadium[1]
Capacity42,056
ChairmanMansour Al Nahyan
CoachMarcel Keizer
LeagueUAE Pro League
2020–21UAE Pro League, 1st (champion)
WebsiteClub website




Current season
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 invested into the club in the 2000s, they won their first league title on 2011 and two more league titles on 2017 and 2021 respectively. 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
Leagues
UAE Pro League: 3
Champion: 2010–11, 2016–17, 2020–21
UAE Division One: 2
Champion: 1982–83, 1987–88
Cups
UAE President's Cup: 3
Champion: 2010–11, 2011–12, 2015–16
UAE League Cup: 1
Champion: 2009–10
UAE Federation Cup: 1 (defunct)
Champion: 2006–07
Regional competitions
GCC Champions League: 1
Champion: 2007
Current squad
First team squad
As of UAE Pro-League:
NoPositionPlayerNation
1GKAbdulrahman Al Ameri United Arab Emirates
2DFAbdulla Idrees United Arab Emirates
4DFMiloš Kosanović
 Serbia
5DFKhalifa Al Hammadi United Arab Emirates
6DFMohammed Al Attas United Arab Emirates
7FWAli Mabkhout United Arab Emirates
9FWZaid Al-Ameri United Arab Emirates
10MFKhalfan Mubarak United Arab Emirates
11MFAbdullah Ramadan United Arab Emirates
12DFSalem Rashid United Arab Emirates
15DFMohammed Rabii
 Morocco
17MFThulani Serero
 South Africa
18FWOmar Ramadan
 Egypt
19MFOumar Traore
 Mali
39FWImoh Ezekiel Nigeria
55GKAli Khasif United Arab Emirates
80MFBruno
 Brazil
90GKSalem Khairi United Arab Emirates
99FWFaisel Al-Matroushi United Arab Emirates
Reserve U21
NoPositionPlayerNation
13MFAhmed Mahmoud United Arab Emirates
16FWAhmed Fawzi United Arab Emirates
23DFAdham Khaled
 Egypt
24DFZayed Sultan United Arab Emirates
25MFKhater Subait United Arab Emirates
26FWHazza Subait United Arab Emirates
27MFAbdullah Fadaaq United Arab Emirates
28MFYousef Ayman United Arab Emirates
34DFRenner
 Brazil
38DFNawaf Dhawi United Arab Emirates
48DFAhmed Saleh United Arab Emirates
54GKAbdullah Al-Hammadi United Arab Emirates
Unregistered players
NoPositionPlayerNation
3DFSalem Al-Eedi United Arab Emirates
DFSaif Khalfan United Arab Emirates
Managers
Pro-League Record
SeasonDiv.Tms.Pos.President's CupLeague Cup
2008–09PL122ndQuarter-FinalsSemi-Finals
2009–10PL122ndSemi-FinalsChampions
2010–11PL121stChampionsFirst Round
2011–12PL124thChampionsSemi-Finals
2012–13PL143rdQuarter-FinalsRunner-ups
2013–14PL143rdRound of 16Runner-ups
2014–15PL142ndRound of 16First Round
2015–16PL147thChampionsFirst Round
2016–17PL141stQuarter-FinalsSemi-Finals
2017–18PL127thQuarter-FinalsQuarter-Finals
2018–19PL145thRound of 16Quarter-Finals
2019–20aPL143rdQuarter-FinalsSemi-Finals
2020–21PL141stRound of 16First Round
Notes^ 2019–20 UAE football season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Arab Emirates.
Key
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. ^​http://www.abdogedeon.com/volleyball/NOUJOUM/hilmi%20nawwal.html​. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  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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