Al-Nasr Dubai SC

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Al-Nasr SC
Full name Al-Nasr Sports Club
Nickname(s) The Blues, The Blue Wave
Founded 1945 (1945)
Ground Al-Maktoum Stadium,
Dubai, UAE
Ground Capacity 12,000
Chairman Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Manager Dan Petrescu
League UAE Arabian Gulf League
2015-16 UAE Arabian Gulf League, 4th

Al-Nasr Sports Club (Arabic: نادي النصر الرياضي) is a professional association football club located in Dubai and plays in the UAE Arabian 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 finished fourth in the UAE Arabian Gulf League in 2015–16.


16 Official Championships

Domestic competitions

Winners (3): 1977-78, 1978-79, 1985-86
Runners-up (4): 1980-81, 1984-86, 1999-00, 2011-12
Winners (4): 1984–85, 985–86, 1988–89, 2014–15
Runners-up (5): 1974–75, 1979–80, 1983–84, 1991–92, 1996–97
Winners (3): 1988-87, 1999-00, 2001-02
Winners (1): 2015
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
1988: Qualifying Stage
1998: Withdrew (First Round)
1993–94: First Round


Current technical staff

Title Name
Team Manager United Arab Emirates Mohamed Ibrahim
Team Administrator United Arab Emirates Ali Abbas
Head Coach Romania Dan Petrescu
Assistant Coach United Arab Emirates Ali Murad
Italy Giovanni Vio
Serbia Predrag Erak
Goalkeepers Coach Serbia Goran Čumić
Fitness Coach Cyprus George Paraskevas
Italy Daniele Bonanno
Team Secretary United Arab Emirates Ahmad Salem Al Salmi
Sudan Hatim Hassan Elbadri
Specialist Doctor Italy Massimo Manara
Egypt Mamdouh Mesbah
Physiotherapist Greece Georgios Bozonnelos
Greece Konstantinos Pentsos
Italy Claudio Patti
Masseur Bulgaria Svetlin Brtrov
Republic of Macedonia Toni Mitrov
Logistics Officer India Riyas Thundakachi
India Basheer Anchukandathil
India Abdulkader Pattamblla


As of UAE Arabian Gulf League:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Ahmed Shambih      United Arab Emirates
35 Goalkeeper Ghaith Hussain      United Arab Emirates
40 Goalkeeper Abdullah Mohammed Ismail      United Arab Emirates
45 Goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Qumaish      United Arab Emirates

2 Defender Mubarak Saeed      United Arab Emirates
6 Defender Mahmoud Khamees      United Arab Emirates
18 Defender Ahmed Al-Yassi      United Arab Emirates
20 Defender Masoud Sulaiman      United Arab Emirates
23 Defender Essam Dhahi      United Arab Emirates
27 Defender Sultan Abdulhakeem      United Arab Emirates
32 Defender Khalifah Mubarak      United Arab Emirates
52 Defender Hussain Abbas      United Arab Emirates
81 Defender Hamad Mohammad Ismail      United Arab Emirates

4 Midfielder Khaled Jalal      United Arab Emirates
5 Midfielder Tareq Ahmed      United Arab Emirates
7 Midfielder Fawaz Awana      United Arab Emirates
8 Midfielder Jirès Kembo Ekoko      France
10 Midfielder Abdelaziz Barrada      Morocco
11 Midfielder Jonathan Pitroipa      Burkina Faso
13 Midfielder Fahad Hadeed      United Arab Emirates
16 Midfielder Amer Mubarak      United Arab Emirates
22 Midfielder Ahmed Khamis      United Arab Emirates
29 Midfielder Ali Hussain      United Arab Emirates
30 Midfielder Rashed Ahmed      United Arab Emirates
42 Midfielder Ali Ismaeel      United Arab Emirates
56 Midfielder Mayed Ahmad      United Arab Emirates
70 Midfielder Rashed Mohammad Omar      United Arab Emirates

3 Forward Salem Saleh      United Arab Emirates
17 Forward Jassem Yaqoub      United Arab Emirates
43 Forward Abdullah Mousa      United Arab Emirates
88 Forward Mohannad Karrar      Iraq

Famous players

Past managers

Other sports

Al-Nasr also fields teams in volleyball, handball, basketball, and table tennis.


  1. "ADNOC Championship recognized by UAE Football Association". (in Arabic).
  2. "ADNOC Championship recognized by UAE Pro League Committee".
  3. "Multumim, Ionut Rada!" (in Romanian). Archived from the original on 17 January 2010.

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