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Jordan national football team
This article is about the men's team. For the women's team, see Jordan women's national football team.
The Jordan national football team (Arabic: المنتخب الأردني لكرة القدم‎‎) represents Jordan in international football and is controlled by the Jordan Football Association, the governing body for football in Jordan. Jordan's home ground/stadium is the Amman International Stadium and King Abdullah II Stadium. Jordan have never qualified for the World Cup finals, but have appeared four times in the Asian Cup and reached its quarter-final stage in the 2004 and 2011 editions.
Jordan
Nickname(s)النشامى
(The Chivalrous)[1]
AssociationJordan Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationWAFF (West Asia)
Head coachVital Borkelmans
CaptainAmer Shafi
Most capsAmer Shafi (176)[2][3]
Top scorerHassan Abdel-Fattah
Badran Al-Shaqran (30)
Home stadiumAmman International Stadium
King Abdullah II Stadium
FIFA codeJOR


First colours


Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current95 (7 April 2021)[4][5]
Highest37 (August – September 2004)
Lowest152 (July 1996)
First international
Syria 3–1 Jordan
(Alexandria, Egypt: 30 July 1953)
Biggest win
Jordan 9–0 Nepal   

(Amman, Jordan: 23 July 2011)
Biggest defeat
China PR 6–0 Jordan
(Guangzhou, China: 15 September 1984)
 Japan 6–0 Jordan
(Saitama, Japan: 8 June 2012)
Asian Cup
Appearances4 (first in 2004)
Best resultQuarter-finals, 2004 and 2011
WAFF Championship
Appearances9 (first in 2000)
Best resultRunners-up, (2002, 2008, 2014)
Medal record
Pan Arab Games
Beirut1997
Amman1999
Doha2011
Websitejfa.jo (in Arabic)
Jordan is a two-time champion of the Pan Arab Games, having won the 1997 and 1999 editions of the tournament. So far, Jordan has hosted the West Asian Football Federation Championship three times in (2000, 2007 and 2010), the Arab Cup once in 1988, and the Pan Arab Games once in 1999.
History
The Jordanian national football team's first international match was played in 1953 in Egypt where the team were defeated by Syria 3–1. The first FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Jordan took part in was the 1986 qualifiers, but they are yet to qualify for a World Cup. For the first time in their history, Jordan have qualified for the final round of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in the 2014 World Cup qualification campaign.
The first (Jordanian) football coach, Mohammad Awad, to attain achievements for the Jordan national team between 1992 and 1999, when he first helped his country Jordan win the Jordan International tournament of 1992 and both tournaments of the Pan Arab Games, starting in 1997 in Beirut, and 1999 in Amman.
The Jordan national football team had begun making much more improvements, under the Serbian head coach Branko Smiljanić, who had helped Jordan attain great match results in the first round of the 2002 World Cup qualifiers, but failed to help Jordan qualify for the next round. Brapanko also helped Jordan reach the semifinals of the 2002 Arab Cup and got Jordan to win the fourth place in the 2000 West Asian Football Federation Championship and the second place in the 2004 edition in Syria, but failed to help Jordan win these tournaments. After he resigned from coaching Jordan, the Egyptian Mahmoud El-Gohary agreed to take Branko's place as head coach. Under the leadership of El-Gohary, the Jordan national team was able to qualify for their first AFC Asian Cup tournament, in China 2004, and helped Jordan reached the quarter-finals of the tournament, but failed to qualify for the semi-finals after losing to Japan in a penalty shoot-out after the match had ended with extra time in a 1–1 draw. But thanks to El-Gohary, the Jordan team reached its highest FIFA world ranking, which was the 37th place in 2004. Just like Serbian Branko, El-Gohary also helped Jordan achieve great match results in FIFA World Cup qualifications for 2006 in Jordan's first round, but also failed to help Jordan qualify. In the WAFF championship tournaments of 2004 and 2007, El-Gohary helped Jordan win the third place in 2004 and helped Jordan reach the semi-finals in 2007. After coaching Jordan for five out of six matches in the 2007 Asian Cup qualifiers, El-Gohary retired as a football coach, the Portuguese Nelo Vingada took over as head coach of Jordan but was not able to help Jordan qualify for the 2007 Asian Cup.
Another opportunity to show Vingada's worthiness as head coach came in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign. But after failing to help Jordan qualify for the 2010 World Cup, Vingada was able to help Jordan win second place in the 2008 West Asian Football Federation Championship. Next up were the 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification matches starting from January 2009. After getting off to an awful start by not winning the first two matches of the six, he was sacked by the Jordan Football Association and replaced by the Iraqi Adnan Hamad, one of the best coaches in Asia known for his big successes with his national team Iraq as head coach, as well as Iraq U-23 and other Iraq youth teams, and clubs. His first experiences with Jordanian football players took place as he was coaching Jordanian football club Al-Faisaly from 2006–2008 and achieved great results with that team as well.
After helping Jordan qualify for their second Asian Cup tournament, Qatar 2011, Hamad began shouting 'Allahu Akbar' for the Jordan national team in September 2010, when they had the 2010 West Asian Football Federation Championship hosted in the country of Jordan. Hamad prepared for that tournament with a couple of friendlies as well as three more to prepare for the Asian Cup tournament in Qatar. Just like Mahmoud El-Gohary, Hamad also helped Jordan qualify for the quarterfinals in the Asian Cup, but failed to progress to the semi-finals as they were defeated by Uzbekistan 2–1. Hamad was also got Jordan to win second place in the 2011 Pan Arab Games in Qatar. Hamad helped Jordan finish third in the final round of Asian group qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. He was replaced ahead of the final stages by the Egyptian Hossam Hassan to lead them to the play-off round against Uzbekistan to determine the AFC participant in the intercontinental play-off. The games took place on 6 and 10 September 2013. With the two teams still evenly matched at full-time in the second leg, Jordan eventually progressed to the intercontinental playoff after winning 9–8 on penalties. Unfortunately, the Jordanians missed their very first FIFA World Cup debut after losing 5–0 against the formidable Uruguayan team, after the goalless draw from the second leg. Hassan also helped Jordan to qualify to the 2015 Asian Cup. On 3 September 2014, Ray Wilkins was appointed as the new head coach of Jordan. He led Jordan at the 2015 Asian Cup, where they were eliminated in group-stages for the first time after two losses against Iraq and Japan and a win over Palestine.
Jordan's performance remained in stagnation when the Jordanian Chivalrous could not make it to the final round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification, losing 0–1 to Kyrgyzstan and 1–5 to Australia. After that, Jordan would qualify for 2019 Asian Cup, where Jordan made an outstanding performance at the group stage, beating Australia and Syria to become the first team to reach the round of sixteen; but they were stunned by Vietnam after penalty shootout 2–4.
Team image
Home stadiums
The Jordan national football team has two home stadiums, the Amman International Stadium and the King Abdullah II Stadium. The Amman International Stadium was built in 1964 in Amman and opened in 1968. It is the largest stadium in Jordan, it is owned by the Jordanian government and operated by the higher council of youth. It is not only the home stadium of the Jordan national football team but for Al-Faisaly as well. It has a current capacity of 17,619 spectators. Some 12 kilometres away from Amman International Stadium lies The King Abdullah II Stadium. It was built and opened in 1998 in Amman. It has a current capacity of 13,000 spectators. It is not only the home stadium of the Jordan national football team but for Al-Wehdat as well. In addition to Jordan home games, the stadiums also host other major games in Jordanian football including Jordanian Pro League, Jordan FA Cup, Jordan FA Shield and Jordan Super Cup games, in addition to hosting other tournaments such as the 1988 Arab Cup, 1996 Arab Cup Winners' Cup, 1999 Pan Arab Games, 2003 Arab Athletics Championships, 2005 WAFF Women's Championship, 2007 Arab Athletics Championships, 2007 WAFF Women's Championship, 2007 WAFF Championship, 2006–07 Arab Champions League Finals, 2007 AFC Cup Finals, 2007 Asian Athletics Championships, 2010 WAFF Championship and 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup amongst many others.
Kit sponsorship
Kit supplierPeriod
Diadora
1997
Puma1997–1999
Adidas1999–2005
Jako2005–2009
Uhlsport2009–2010
Adidas2010–2012
Jako2012–2015[7]
Adidas2015–2018[8]
Joma
2018–present[9]
Results and fixtures
Main article: Jordan national football team results
The following matches were played or are scheduled to be played by the national team in the past or in the upcoming 12 months.
2020
12 November 2020
Friendly
Iraq 
0–0 JordanDubai, UAE
ReportStadium: The Sevens Stadium
16 November 2020
Friendly
Jordan 1–0
 Syria
Sharjah, UAE
Faisal 13'
ReportStadium: Khalid bin Mohammed Stadium
2021
1 February 2021
Friendly
Jordan 2–0 TajikistanDubai, United Arab Emirates
17:00ReportStadium: Theyab Awana Stadium
5 February 2021
Friendly
Jordan 0–1 TajikistanDubai, United Arab Emirates
17:00ReportStadium: Dubai Sports City Football Academy
15 February 2021
Friendly
Uzbekistan 2–0 JordanDubai, United Arab Emirates
18:00 UTC+4ReportStadium: Theyab Awana Stadium
20 March 2021
Friendly
Jordan 0–0 OmanDubai, United Arab Emirates
17:00ReportStadium: Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium
24 March 2021
Friendly
Jordan 1–0
 Lebanon
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
14:45ReportStadium: Theyab Awana Stadium
30 March 2021
Friendly
Bahrain 1–2 JordanRiffa, Bahrain
ReportStadium: Bahrain National Stadium
Referee: Sultan Mohamed Al Hammadi (United Arab Emirates)
31 May 2021
Friendly
Vietnam 
v JordanDubai, United Arab Emirates
Stadium: TBC
7 June 2021
2022 FWCQ
Kuwait v JordanKuwait City, Kuwait
Stadium: TBC
11 June 2021
2022 FWCQ
Jordan v
   Nepal
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Stadium: TBC
15 June 2021
2022 FWCQ
Australia v JordanKuwait City, Kuwait
Stadium: TBC
Coaching staff
PositionName
Head coach
Vital Borkelmans
General coach
Stéphane Van Der Heyden
Assistant coachAhmad Hayel
Goalkeeping coach
Alexander Vencel
Fitness coach
Karim Maloush
Team managerOsama Talal
Team doctorNizar Al-Bashtawi
Coaching history
[10]
Players
Current squad
No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
GKAbdullah Al-Zubi8 October 1989 (age 31)60Al-Ramtha
GKAbdallah Al-Fakhouri22 January 2000 (age 21)30Al-Wehdat
GKMahmoud Al-Kawamleh24 December 1997 (age 23)00Al-Hussein
DFMohammad Al-Dmeiri30 August 1987 (age 33)782Al-Wehdat
DFTareq Khattab6 May 1992 (age 29)602Al-Wehdat
DFIhsan Haddad5 February 1994 (age 27)291
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
DFFeras Shelbaieh27 November 1993 (age 27)232Al-Wehdat
DFSalem Al-Ajalin18 February 1988 (age 33)212Al-Faisaly
DFYazan Abu Arab31 January 1996 (age 25)180Al-Wehdat
DFMohammad Al-Basha5 February 1988 (age 33)90Al-Jazeera
DFRawad Abu Khizaran13 July 1991 (age 29)00Al-Salt
DFAhmed Al-Sughair27 September 1991 (age 29)00Al-Faisaly
DFHadi Al-Hourani14 March 2000 (age 21)00Al-Ramtha
MFMahmoud Al-Mardi6 October 1993 (age 27)192Al-Jazeera
MFSaleh Rateb8 December 1994 (age 26)70Al-Wehdat
MFNour Al-Rawabdeh24 February 1997 (age 24)50Al-Jazeera
MFMohammad Abu Zrayq30 December 1997 (age 23)10Al-Ramtha
MFAnas Al-Awadat29 May 1998 (age 22)10Al-Wehdat
MFFadel Haikal24 July 1996 (age 24)00Shabab Al-Ordon
MFAhmad Tha'er2 April 1997 (age 24)00Al-Wehdat
MFNizar Al-Rashdan23 March 1999 (age 22)00Al-Hussein
MFWaseem Ryalat16 August 2001 (age 19)00Shabab Al-Ordon
FWAli Olwan26 March 2000 (age 21)20Al-Jazeera
FWMohammad Al-Akash1 January 1996 (age 25)00Al-Faisaly
Recent call-ups
The following players have been called to Jordan's national team in the last 12 months.
Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
INJ Withdrew due to injury
PRE Preliminary squad / standby
RET Retired from the national team
SUS Serving suspension
WD Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue.
Past squads
AFC Asian Cup
Records
As of 5 February 2021[11]
These lists include games and goals in competitions that are not recognised as full A-internationals by FIFA, but they are official for the Jordan FA.
Players in bold are still active at international level.
Most capped players
#NameCapsGoalsPositionCareer
1Amer Shafi1761GK2002–2021
2Amer Deeb13121MF2002–2014
3Baha' Abdel-Rahman1296MF2007–
4Abdallah Deeb12125FW2007–2016
5Hatem Aqel11210DF1998–2014
6Odai Al-Saify11115MF2007–
7Anas Bani Yaseen1067DF2008–
8Hassouneh Al-Sheikh10410MF1997–2010
9Bashar Bani Yaseen1002DF1999–2012
10Saeed Murjan949MF2010–
Top goalscorers
#NameGoalsCapsRatioCareer
1Hassan Abdel-Fattah30880.342004–2015
2Hamza Al-Dardour29840.352011–
3Abdallah Deeb251210.212007–2016
4Badran Al-Shaqran21490.431997–2006
Mahmoud Shelbaieh790.272000–2011
Amer Deeb1310.162002–2014
7Ahmad Hayel18690.262005–2015
8Mo'ayyad Salim16580.281999–2006
9Odai Al-Saify151110.142007–
10Anas Al-Zboun10460.222002–2006
Hassouneh Al-Sheikh1040.11997–2010
Hatem Aqel1120.091998–2014
Competitive record
FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup recordFIFA World Cup qualification
YearResultPositionPldWDLGFGAPldWDLGFGA
1930 to
1982
Did not enter
1986Did not qualify410337
1990
621357
199482231215
1998
411244
2002
6222127
20066402106
2010
831488
2014
208573031
2018
8512217
2022To be determined
2026
Total0/217028132810592
AFC Asian Cup
Main article: Jordan at the AFC Asian Cup
AFC Asian Cup recordAFC Asian Cup qualification
YearRoundPositionPldWD*LGFGAPldWDLGFGA
1956Did not enterDid not enter
1960
1964
1968
1972
Did not qualify621359
1976Did not enterDid not enter
1980
1984
Did not qualify4112710
1988413021
1992
Did not enterDid not enter
1996Did not qualify210141
2000
4211124
2004
Quarter-finals7th4130316501136
2007
Did not qualify6312105
2011Quarter-finals6th421154622244
2015Group stage9th310254633092
2019Round of 164220419612287
2023
To be determinedTo be determined
Total0 Titles4/17156631710532613149449
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
West Asian Championship record
West Asian Football Federation Championship
YearResultPldWDLGFGAGD
2000Fourth place412134−1
2002
Runners-up4301642
2004Third place4211734
2007Semi-finals3102321
2008Runners-up4211734
2010Group stage2020330
2012Group stage200213−2
2014Runners-up4211330
2019
Group stage3111422
Total9/93012810372710
FIFA Arab Cup record
FIFA Arab Cup
YearResultPositionWDLGFGAGD
1963
Group stage5th004114−13
1964Group stage5th013310−7
1966
Round 16th11267−1
1985
Round 16th00206−6
1988Fourth place4th21347−3
1992
Round 16th01125−1
1998Round 16th10123−1
2002Semi-finals3rd221761
2012
Did not enter
TotalSemi-finals8/966172558−33
Pan Arab Games record
Pan Arab Games
YearResultPositionWDLGFGAGD
1953
Fourth place4th102770
1957
Group stage6th00225−3
1961
Group stage5th01124−2
1965
Group stage6th00203−3
1976
Group stage5th01123−1
1985
Group stage6th00214−3
1992
Group stage6th01125−3
1997
Champions1st410725
1999Champions1st60118711
2004
Did not enter
2007
2011Runners-up2nd221624
Total2 Titles10/121361347425
Asian Games record
Football at the Asian Games has been an under-23 tournament since 2002.
See also: Jordan national under-23 football team
Asian Games record
YearResultPldWD*LGFGA
1951
Did not participate
1954
1958
1962
1966
1970
1974
1978
1982
1986
1990
1994
1998
2002–presentSee Jordan national under-23 football team
Total0/13000000
Palestine Cup of Nations
Main article: Palestine Cup of Nations
All-time team record
Jordan national football team in Tehran – 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
The following table shows Jordan's all-time international record, correct as of 30 March 2021 after match against Bahrain[12]
AgainstPlayedWonDrawnLostGFGAGD
 Afghanistan
3210135+8
 Albania
1010000
 Algeria
311138−5
 Armenia1010000
 Australia6303611−5
 Azerbaijan201113−2
 Bahrain2511682922+7
 Bangladesh2200120+12
 Belarus110010+1
 Bosnia and Herzegovina201112−1
 Bulgaria100102−2
 Cambodia
220080+8
 Chad
110010+1
 China PR
12156925−16
 Colombia
100103−3
 Congo
110010+1
 Croatia100112−1
 Cyprus
522163+3
 Denmark
110032+1
 Ecuador
110030+3
 Egypt
512239−6
 Estonia
100101−1
 Finland100112−1
 Georgia
2101330
 Hong Kong
422071+6
 Hungary1010110
 India
110021+1
 Indonesia
4400122+10
 Iran134361015−5
 Iraq
501112274676−30
 Ivory Coast
100102−2
 Japan
6132512−7
 Kazakhstan210121+1
 Kenya
1010110
 Kuwait225982230−8
 Kyrgyzstan521243+1
 Laos
220082+6
 Lebanon
2771462825+3
 Libya103431012−2
 Lithuania110030+3
 Malaysia312010+1
 Malta
310245−1
 Mauritania
110021+1
 Mexico1010000
 Moldova210112−1
 Morocco
401338−5
   Nepal
3210131+12
 New Zealand210123−1
 Nigeria210112−1
 North Korea731386+2
 Norway
1010000
 Oman239862416+8
 Pakistan
7700241+23
 Palestine136612911+18
 Qatar2053121631−15
 Romania
110010+1
 Saudi Arabia
135261316−3
 Sierra Leone
210152+3
 Singapore
9711206+14
 Slovakia
000115−4
 South Korea
502325−3
 Sudan321051+4
 Sweden1010000
 Syria
391591537370
 Chinese Taipei
220080+8
 Tajikistan430182+6
 Thailand
815134−2
 Trinidad and Tobago110030+3
 Tunisia
3012312−9
 Turkmenistan
420254+1
 Ukraine
1010000
 United Arab Emirates1734101425–11
 Uruguay
201105−5
 Uzbekistan131571221−9
 Vietnam
3030220
 Yemen
312062+4
 Zambia
110010+1
 Zimbabwe110020+2
Total441153126162530517+13
See also
References
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  3. ^ FIFA Century Club
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