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Encyclopedia > Al Ain FC
Al-Ain Club
Full name Al-Ain Sports and Cultural Club
Nickname(s) The Boss
Founded 1968
Ground Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium
Tahnoun Bin Mohamed Stadium
Capacity 12,500
10,000
Chairman Flag of the United Arab Emirates Mohamed Bin Zayed AL Nahyan
Manager Flag of Brazil Adenor Leonardo Bacchi
League UAE League
06/07 UAE League, 9th
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Al-Ain Football Club (Arabic: نادي العين; transliterated: Nady al-'Ayn) is a professional association football club based in the city of Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates. Al-Ain won the 2003 Asian Champions League competition with a 2-1 aggregate victory over BEC Tero Sasana of Thailand. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Boss is a nickname for several people: Tony Danza, Whos the Boss? actor George Steinbrenner, New York Yankees owner Bruce Springsteen, New Jersey rock musician Maynard Ferguson, Jazz trumpet player Josef Stalin, Party leader of the Soviet Union Diana Ross, Actress and singer The Boss/The Joy/Voyevoda... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. ... Tahnoun Bin Mohamed Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. ... 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Al Ain FC is by far the most successful club in the UAE and among the best in Asia. The team was established in 1968 in the quiet garden city of Al Ain. The team quickly gained popularity and recognition throughout the country, being the team with the most UAE league titles (nine) and the first UAE side to win the AFC Champions league title in 2003. Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Al Ain Club Leaders

Honorary President: Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (President of the UAE/Ruler of Abu Dhabi) Khalifa bin Zayed, president of the UAE. His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahayan (Arabic: , born 1948) is the current president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ...


President: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi) Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Arabic: ) is the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. ...


Vice President 1: Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan


Vice President 2: Sheikh Tahnoun Bin Zayed Al Nahyan


Al Ain Stadiums

Tahnoun Bin Mohamed Stadium, capacity: 10,000 Tahnoun Bin Mohamed Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. ...


Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, capacity: 12,500 Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. ...


Al Ain Jersey

The Al Ain purple jersey was inspired by the Belgian Club Anderlecht's colours during a football training camp in Morroco in 1977. Al Ain's previous colours were green and then red but they are now permanently purple.


Current Squad

No. Position Player
1 Flag of the United Arab Emirates GK Mutaz Abdulla
3 Flag of the United Arab Emirates DF Jumaa Khater
4 Flag of the United Arab Emirates DF Msalam Faiez
5 Flag of the United Arab Emirates MF Sultan Rashed
6 Flag of the United Arab Emirates DF Ali Msarri
7 Flag of the United Arab Emirates MF Ali Al-Wehaibi
8 Flag of the United Arab Emirates MF Ahmad Khalfan
9 Flag of the United Arab Emirates FW Faisal Ali
10 Flag of Nigeria FW Obiora Odita
11 Flag of the United Arab Emirates MF Ahmed Mathid
12 Flag of the United Arab Emirates GK Waleed Salim
13 Flag of the United Arab Emirates MF Rami Yaslam
14 Flag of Senegal FW Baye Djiby Fall
15 Flag of the United Arab Emirates FW Nasser Khamis
16 Flag of the United Arab Emirates DF Abdullah Ali
17 Flag of the United Arab Emirates FW Abdulla Al Jaberi
18 Flag of the United Arab Emirates FW Ahmed Khamis
19 Flag of the United Arab Emirates DF Fahad Ali
20 Flag of the United Arab Emirates MF Hilal Saeed
21 Flag of the United Arab Emirates MF Ghareeb Hareb
22 Flag of the United Arab Emirates FW Adnan Mohammed
23 Flag of the United Arab Emirates MF Shehab Ahmed
24 Flag of the United Arab Emirates MF Subait Khater
25 Flag of the United Arab Emirates DF Humaid Fakher
26 Flag of the United Arab Emirates DF Abdulla Mousa
27 Flag of the United Arab Emirates FW Salem Abdulla
28 Flag of the United Arab Emirates DF Mahbob Jumaa
29 Flag of the United Arab Emirates DF Juma Abdulla
30 Flag of the United Arab Emirates GK Abdulla Sultan
31 Flag of the United Arab Emirates FW Naseeb Isaaq
33 Flag of the United Arab Emirates DF Fawzi Faiez
-- Flag of Iraq MF Nashat Akram
-- Flag of the United Arab Emirates DF Hilal Saeed
  • Essam Abdullah: Team Administrator

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The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Ali Al-Wehaibi (born 27. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Obiora Odita (born May 14, 1983 in Enugu, Nigeria) is a Nigerian football player currently playing for Al Ain, the most successful club from the United Arab Emirates and among the best in Asia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... A goalkeeper. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Senegal. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Baye Djiby Fall (born April 20, 1985) is a Senegalese football striker, who currently plays for the Danish Superliga side Randers FC. He is the currently top goalscorer in the Superliga 2006-07. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... 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The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Shehab Ahmed (born: 29. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Subait Khater (born on February 27, 1980) is a United Arab Emirati footballer who is a midfielder for Al-Ain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... 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The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Nashat Akram (Arabic: , born September 12, 1984 in Al Hillah, Iraq) is an Iraqi football player who currently plays for Al-Ain in the UAE League and the Iraq national football team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Famous Players

Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Abedi Ayew Pele (November 5, 1964 _ ) was a Ghanian football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Boubacar Sanogo (born December 17, 1982 in Dimbokro) is an Ivorian football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Edilson, full name Edilson da Silva Ferreira, (born September 17, 1971 in Salvador) is a football player from Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iraq. ... Hawar Mulla Mohammed (Kurdish: ﺩﻪﻣﻪﺤﻣ ﻻﻪﻣ ﺭﺍﻭﺎﮪ, Arabic: ) (12 September 1981 Mosul, Iraq) is an Iraqi-Kurdish football player, who plays the midfield position. ...

The New Stadium

It has been confirmed that a new 45,000 capacity all seater stadium will be built for the club as part of a new major residential and commercial project called Ain Al Emarat (Eye of the Emirates) which will be conducted by the Al Qudra Holding comapny in Al Ain, however the completion date for this project is yet to have been confirmed. Many news articles on the internet stated that the new stadium will be one of the worlds most technologically advanced sports stadiums with movable seat tiers similar to that of Japans Sapporo Dome, the stadium will also be fully covered with climate control features in order to protect the spectators from the suns heat and the new score board will be suspended above the playing pitch by four powerful steel cables. Sapporo Dome is a stadium in Sapporo, Japan. ...


Titles

  • UAE League (9): 76/77, 80/81, 83/84, 92/93, 97/98, 99/2000, 2001/2002, 2002/2003, 2003/2004
  • UAE Emir Cup (4): 1998/1999, 2000/2001, 2004/2005, 2005/2006
  • UAE FA Cup (3): 88/89, 2004/2005, 2005/2006
  • UAE Super Cup (2): 94/95, 2002/2003
  • AFC Champions League (1): 2003
  • Gulf Club Champions Cup (1): 2001
  • Friendly Tournament in Morocco: August 2006 (winner)

The UAE League is the main football competition of the United Arab Emirates which began in 1973, this soccer league is now considered to be one of the most famous and exciting in the Asian continent. ... The UAE Emir Cup is the top knockout tournament of the United Arab Emirates football. ... The AFC Champions League is an annual international inter-club football competition between the champions and cup winners of the top 14 Asian leagues. ... The Gulf Club Champions Cup is a soccer league tournament for clubs in the Persian Gulf. ...

Trivia

  • Al Ain Club is the first team to win the domestic soccer league for three years in a row, 2001/2002, 2002/2003, 2003/2004
  • Al Ain Club is also the first UAE team to win three titles in one season, the 2002/2003 league, Super Cup and the AFC Champions League.
  • Al Ain beat the Italian Champions Juventus 1-0 in a friendly match played at the Tahnoun Bin Mohamed Stadium on 05, 01, 2003.
  • Al Ains 1000th league goal was scored by the UAE player Mohamed Omer, this player also scored Al Ains winning goal in the 2003 AFC Champions League final and scored the only goal in Al Ains victorious clash against Juventus.
  • The UAE Leagues 10,000th goal was scored by Al Ains player Nenad Jestrovic.
  • Two of the UAEs four goals in the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship held in the Emirates were scored by Al Ain players Ali Al-Wehaibi and Shehab Ahmed.

The AFC Champions League is an annual international inter-club football competition between the champions and cup winners of the top 14 Asian leagues. ... Juventus Football Club (Latin for Youth, pronounced yoo-VEHN-toos) is one of Italys oldest and most successful football clubs, based in Turin. ... Tahnoun Bin Mohamed Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. ... Mohamed Omer (Born in 1976) is a football player from the United Arab Emirates who currently plays in Al-Jazeera Club and is the captain of the UAE national football team. ... Juventus Football Club (Latin for Youth, pronounced yoo-VEHN-toos) is one of Italys oldest and most successful football clubs, based in Turin. ... Nenad Jestrovic (born May 9, 1976) is a Serbian football forward, currently playing for R.S.C. Anderlecht. ... The 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in United Arab Emirates between November 27 and December 19, 2003. ... Ali Al-Wehaibi (born 27. ... Shehab Ahmed (born: 29. ...

External links

  • (Arabic) Official Website
  • Zaimuae.ae
Preceded by
Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Flag of South Korea
Champions of Asia
2003
Succeeded by
Al-Ittihad
Flag of Saudi Arabia
Flag of the United Arab Emirates UAE League Division 1 2007-2008
Al-Ahli | Al-Ain | Al-Jazira | Al-Nasr | Al-Shaab | Al-Shabab
Al-Wahda | Al-Wasl | Al Dhafra | Emirates | Hatta | Al-Sharjah

  Results from FactBites:
 
Al Ain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (640 words)
Al Ain (Arabic: العين, "the spring") is the fourth largest city in the United Arab Emirates with a population of 348,000 (2003 estimate).
Al Ain has a higher proportion of Emirati nationals than elsewhere in the country, however the majority of its residents are expatriates particularly from the Indian sub-continent.
Other attractions include the Al Ain Oasis in the city centre and other oases dotted around the area, cool retreats in the middle of the summer heat, a zoo, amusement park named "Fun City", many well maintained parks, most popular with families in the summer evenings, and a heritage village.
Al Ain FC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (327 words)
Al Ain FC is the most successful club in the UAE and among the best in Asia.
The Al Ain purple jersey was inspired by the Belgian Club Anderlecht's colours during a football training camp in Morroco in 1977.
The person who scored the 10,000th goal of the UAE league is Al Ains recently acquired player Nenad Jestrovic who previously was a player in the Belgian side Anderlecht.
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