Al Nasr SC (Dubai)
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Al Nasr SC Dubai
Al-Nasr SC
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Full nameAl-Nasr Sports Club
Nickname(s)Al Ameed (The Brigadier General)
Founded1945; 75 years ago (1945)
GroundAl Maktoum Stadium
ChairmanHamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
ManagerKrunoslav Jur?i?
LeagueUAE Pro-League
2018-19UAE Pro-League, 8th
WebsiteClub website

Al-Nasr Sports Club (Arabic: ? ?‎) is a professional association football club located in Dubai and plays in the UAE Persian Gulf League. Al-Nasr, literally translating to "victory" in Arabic, was founded in 1945 and is considered as the first and oldest club in the United Arab Emirates. They play at Al Maktoum Stadium, which can hold 15,000 people.


Pre-UAE League era (1945-1973)

Al Nasr Sports Club was founded by a group of young men in a Al Ghubaiba, Dubai in 1945, making it the oldest club in UAE footballing history. The team played in an empty playground near a highschool for three years until in 1948 were they finally decided to establish modern rules of football. In 1951, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum chose the headquarters to be in a cafe close to a fish market, the cafe had a room for rent so the club would rent the room for meetings, gatherings and studying. The club would later move their headquarters to Shindagha. During this period the club went on with the name Al Ahli until in the 1960s where the players traveled to Qatar to face Al Ahli and lose, after their loss in Qatar, the players proposed to change the name to Al Nasr which would later become official. The club decided to move their headquarters to a larger house in Shindagha and invited Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to meet the club in their new headquarters, Sheikh Zayed decided to donate 60,000 AED as a gift to the club, they would use the money to develop the club.[1][2]

Rise of competition (1973-1990)

In 1973, the UAE Pro-League was established and neighboring teams emerged forcing Al Nasr to start building a proper venue, so the construction of Al Maktoum Stadium began, however the team would join the league in 1974 so the club played their home games in Rashid Stadium until the completion of Al Makhtoum stadium in 1980, the club would win 3 UAE league, 3 presidents cup titles and a UAE federation cups during this time, the club would also be notorious for hosting games with big clubs like Arsenal, Liverpool and Santos.[3][4]

Modern era (1990-present)

After the end of the eighties, the club would see limited success where they would stop winning the league yet win two arabian super cups in the nineties and two UAE league cups and a president's cup in 2015, the team would renovate the Al Makhtoum Stadium for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup and host another friendly with Arsenal in 2019.


The team has a big rivalry with Al Wasl, often called the Bur Dubai Derby or just simply Dubai Derby, both teams have competed to see which club is the best team in Bur Dubai area.[5] It also has a rivalry with Shabab Al Ahli which is also based in the same city but not in the same area.


17 Official Championships.

Domestic competitions

Winners (3): 1977-78, 1978-79, 1985-86
Runners-up (4): 1980-81, 1984-85, 1999-2000, 2011-12
Winners (4): 1984-85, 1985-86, 1988-89, 2014-15
Runners-up (6): 1974-75, 1979-80, 1983-84, 1991-92, 1996-97, 2016-17
Winners (3): 1988-87, 1999-00, 2001-02
Winners (2): 2015, 2020
Winners (2): 1990, 1996
Runners-up (1): 2015
Winners (1): 1984-85
Winners (1): 1993

Regional competitions

GCC Champions League

Performance in AFC competitions

2012: Group Stage
2013: Group Stage
2016: Quarter-finals
2019: Play off Round

AFC Champions League history

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2012 Group C Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli 1-2 1-3 3rd
Iran Sepahan 0-3 0-1
Qatar Lekhwiya 2-1 2-1
2013 Play off Round Uzbekistan Lokomotiv Tashkent 3-2
Group C Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli 1-2 2-2 4th
Iran Sepahan 1-2 0-3
Qatar Al-Gharafa 2-4 1-3
2016 Group A Iran Sepahan 2-0 0-2 2nd
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 0-0 2-1
Uzbekistan Lokomotiv Tashkent 1-1 0-0
Round of 16 Iran Tractor Sazi 4-1 1-3 5-4
Quarter-Finals Qatar El Jaish 0-1 0-3 0-4
2019 Play off Round Uzbekistan Pakhtakor 1-2
1987: Group Stage
1998: Withdrew (First Round)

Asian Club Championship history

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1987 Group 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 0-0 4th
Bahrain Al-Muharraq 1-0
Kuwait Kazma 0-1
Oman Fanja 2-3
1993-94: First Round

Record by Country

Country Pld W D L GF GA GD Win%
 Bahrain 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00
 Iran 8 2 0 6 8 15 -7 025.00
 Kuwait 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 000.00
 Oman 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 000.00
 Qatar 6 2 0 4 7 13 -6 033.33
 Saudi Arabia 7 1 3 3 7 10 -3 014.29
 Uzbekistan 4 1 2 1 5 5 +0 025.00


Board of Directors

Title Name
Chairman United Arab Emirates Abdulrehman Abu Al Shawareb
Vice Chairman United Arab Emirates Tariq Yousif Al Janahi
Board Member United Arab Emirates Thabit Suhail Thabit
United Arab Emirates Adel Mohamed Shakri
United Arab Emirates Jumaa Saeed Al Kaabi
United Arab Emirates Rashed Marzouk Bakhit
United Arab Emirates Hamad Rahma Al Fallasi

Last updated: 27 May 2019
Source: Al Nasr Club

Technical Team

Title Name
Head Coach Croatia Krunoslav Jur?i?
Assistant Coach United Arab Emirates Ali Murad
Iran Mohammad Zakeri
Greece Dimitrios Daniilidis
Goalkeepers Coach Serbia Goran Cumic
Fitness Coach Cyprus George Paraskevas

Administrative Team

Title Name
Team Manager United Arab Emirates Salah Jalal Abdulla
Team Administrator United Arab Emirates Saleh Salem Alsuwaidi
Security Officer Comoros Mussa Abbas Alali
Media Coordinator United Arab Emirates Mohammed Mubarak
Team Secretary Sudan Hatim Hassan Elbadri
Logistics Officer India Basheer Anchukandathil
India Ali Kutti Athanikkal
India Riyas Thundakachi

Medical Team

Title Name
Specialist Doctor Tunisia Walid Ben Cheikh
Physiotherapist Serbia Darko Stamatovic
Brazil Rodrigo De Queiroz Aires
Italy Claudio Patti
Masseur Serbia Ognjen Ninkovic
North Macedonia Toni Mitrov

Current squad

First team squad

As of UAE Pro-League:

Reserve U21

No Position Player Nation
22 Defender Gláuber  Brazil
23 Midfielder Gabriel Valentini (on loan from Juventude)  Brazil
26 Defender Mohammad Sarwashi  United Arab Emirates
32 Defender Chukwuebuka Onah  Nigeria
38 Goalkeeper Ahmed Al-Ameri  United Arab Emirates
39 Goalkeeper Ali Al-Qalaf  United Arab Emirates
55 Defender Hamad Hassan  United Arab Emirates
60 Defender Khaled Hassan  United Arab Emirates
62 Defender Mohammed Matar  United Arab Emirates
64 Defender Rashed Al-Jasmi  United Arab Emirates
66 Midfielder Hussain Mahdi  United Arab Emirates
72 Forward Abdulrahman Dhergham  Egypt
79 Forward Fahad Zakeri  United Arab Emirates
80 Defender Hamad Jassem  United Arab Emirates
81 Forward Ali Ahmed  United Arab Emirates
82 Defender Hamad Ahmed  United Arab Emirates
85 Defender Mayed Maher  United Arab Emirates
88 Midfielder Mohammed Abdulaziz  United Arab Emirates
90 Forward Lotfi Machou  Algeria
96 Forward Abdulrahman Kahen  United Arab Emirates
99 Midfielder Fares Al-Tayer  United Arab Emirates

Out on loan

No Position Player Nation
16 Midfielder Amer Mubarak (on loan to Baniyas)  United Arab Emirates
19 Forward Samuel Rosa (on loan to Hatta)  Brazil
Defender Khalifa Mubarak (on loan to Shabab Al-Ahli)  United Arab Emirates

Famous players

Past managers

Other sports

Al-Nasr also fields teams in Futsal, Volleyball, Handball, Basketball, Table Tennis, Swimming, Cycling, Athletics, Karate and Jujitsu.


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  7. ^ "ADNOC Championship recognized by UAE Pro League Committee".
  8. ^ "Multumim, Ionut Rada!" (in Romanian). Archived from the original on 17 January 2010.

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