Al Ain FC

Al Ain FC
Al-Ain SCC
Al Ain FC new logo.png
Full name Al-Ain Sports and Cultural Club
Nickname(s) الزعيم (The Boss)
Founded August 1968
Ground Sheikh Khalifa International
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
(Capacity: 16,000)
President United Arab Emirates Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Manager Romania Cosmin Olăroiu
League UAE Pro-League
2010–11 10th
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours
Current season

Al-Ain Sports and Cultural Club (Arabic: نادي العين‎; transliterated: Nady al-'Ayn) is a professional association football and mult-sports club based in the city of Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates. The football section of Al Ain won the 2003 AFC Champions League competition with a 2-1 aggregate victory over BEC Tero Sasana of Thailand.

Al Ain Club is by far the most successful club in the UAE.[citation needed] The team was established in 1968 in Al Ain. The team quickly gained popularity and recognition throughout the country, being the team with the most tournament titles (54 in Total) and the team with the most UAE league titles (14). Furthermore, the club is the first and only UAE side so far to win the AFC Champions League.

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Jersey

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

Stadiums

Tahnoun Bin Mohamed Stadium

Tahnoun Bin Mohamed Stadium is one of the home grounds of Al Ain. The stadium holds approximately 15,000 people and was built in 1987.This stadium played host to two AFC Champions League final matches one in 2003 and the other in 2005.[1][2][3]

Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium

Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium is the second stadium for Al Ain ,holds 12,000 people. One of the most famous events to be staged on this stadium was the group E matches of the 2003 FIFA World Youth Tournament and the stadium also hosted some matches from the 1996 Asian Cup.[4][5]

Personnel

Current technical staff

Photo of Cosmin
Cosmin Olăroiu, the current manager of Al Ain S.C.C.
See also List of Al Ain S.C.C. managers
Position Staff
Manager Cosmin Olăroiu
Assistant manager Ahmed Abdullah
Goalkeeping Coach Amer Abdul Wahab
Head of Performance Analysis Liam Weeks

Last updated: 6 June 2011
Source: Al Ain Club

Management

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Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the current President of Al Ain S.C.C.

Current board of directors

Office Name
President Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
First Deputy President Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Second Deputy President Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Chairman of Board of Directors Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Khaled Al Nahyan
Vice Chairman of Board of Directors Rashid bin Mubarak Al Hajri
Member of Board of Directors Awad bin Hasom Al Darmaki
Member of Board of Directors Mohammed Abdullah bin Bdouh
Member of Board of Directors Mohammed bin Obaid Al Dhaheri

Last updated: 1 May 2011
Source: Al Ain Club Official Website

  • President of the Honorary Board: HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi)
  • Chairman of Board of Directors, Vice-President of the Executive Board, Vice-President of the Honorary Board: HH Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan[6]

In the past HH Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, half brother of Sheikh Khalifa and Sheikh Mohammed also chaired the club in 1970s.[7]

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 United Arab Emirates FW Abdulaziz Fayez
3 Ghana FW Asamoah Gyan (on loan from Sunderland)
4 United Arab Emirates DF Msalam Fayez
5 United Arab Emirates DF Ismail Ahmed
6 Romania MF Mirel Radoi
7 United Arab Emirates MF Ali Al-Wehaibi
8 United Arab Emirates MF Mohammed Salem
9 Saudi Arabia FW Yasser Al-Qahtani (on loan from Al Hilal)
10 United Arab Emirates MF Omar Abdulrahman
11 United Arab Emirates MF Saif Mohammed
12 United Arab Emirates GK Waleed Salem
13 United Arab Emirates MF Rami Yaslam
14 United Arab Emirates DF Mohammed Fayez
17 United Arab Emirates MF Ahmed Al-Shamsi
18 United Arab Emirates FW Mohammed Abdulrahman
19 United Arab Emirates DF Mohanad Salem
20 United Arab Emirates MF Hilal Saeed Al-Saadi
No. Position Player
21 United Arab Emirates DF Fawzi Fayez
22 United Arab Emirates GK Mahmoud Al-Mass
23 United Arab Emirates MF Shehab Ahmed
24 United Arab Emirates MF Abdullah Malallah
26 United Arab Emirates MF Hamad Al-Merri
27 United Arab Emirates MF Salem Abdullah
28 United Arab Emirates FW Mohammed Nasser
29 United Arab Emirates FW Mohammed Malallah
31 United Arab Emirates MF Haddaf Al Ameri
32 Argentina FW Ignacio Scocco
33 United Arab Emirates DF Mohammed Salem Ali
36 United Arab Emirates GK Dawoud Sulaiman
44 United Arab Emirates DF Faris Jumaa
70 United Arab Emirates MF Bandar Mohammed
77 United Arab Emirates MF Hazaa Salem
99 United Arab Emirates DF Mykel Foster

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
50 United Arab Emirates GK Ismail Rabee (to Al Shabab)

Notable players

See also Category:Al Ain FC players
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Côte d'Ivoire
Egypt
England
  • England Harvey Yevrah
Gambia
Ghana
Iran
Iraq
Morocco
Panama
Romania
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Tunisia
United Arab Emirates

Notable former coaches

See also Category:Al Ain Club managers.
  • United States [The Greyhound] (Coach)

Honours

Domestic

League

  • Pro-League[8]

Winners (9): 1976–77, 1980–81, 1983–84, 1992–93, 1997–98, 1999–00, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04

Runners-up (7):[9] 1975–76, 1977–78, 1981–82, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1998–99, 2004–05

Cups

  • President's Cup[10]

Winners (5): 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2009

Runners-up (3): 1994, 1995, 2007

Winners (3): 1989, 2005, 2007

Winners (1): 2008–09

Runners-up (1): 2010–11

Winners (3): 1995, 2003, 2009

  • Abu Dhabi Championship Cup[8]

Winners (2): 1974, 1975

Gulf

Winners (1) : 2001

Asian

Winners (1) : 2003
Runners-up (1) : 2005

AFC competitions history

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2002-03: Champion
2004: Quarter-Finals
2005: Finalist
2006: Quarter-Finals
2007: Group Stage
2011: Group Stage
  • Asian Club Championship: 3 appearances
1986: Qualifying Stage
1999: 3rd place
2001: Second Round
1995/96: Second Round
1999/00: First Round
2001/02: Quarter-Finals

References

External links

Achievements
Preceded by
Suwon Samsung Bluewings
South Korea
Champions of Asia
2002–03
Succeeded by
Al-Ittihad
Saudi Arabia

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