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Al Ain Sports and Cultural Club was established in 1968 in the City of Al Ain. It has evolved to become one of the most decorated sports club in the UAE.

Football was the first activity offered by the club. However, as the club’s popularity started to gain momentum, it registered teams in volleyball, handball, basketball, athletics, swimming and other competitions. In all endeavors, the achievements of these teams upheld the club’s mission to be ranked one of the best in the world.

With the advent of professionalism in sports, the club has taken on a new challenge to expand its administrative and commercial horizons to capitalize on the commercial interest in sports.

Al Ain FC Legends

Al Ain FC Coach

Hernan Crespo has a strong character and a remarkable track record in his coaching career

Argentine Hernan Crespo has established his name in the coaching world as one of the most prominent coaches, based on his strong character, exceptional tactical understanding, and his close relationship built on the family spirit and unified team. He leverages his experience gained from being one of the legends of the Argentine football, contributing to significant achievements and carving his name in golden letters, making him one of the most popular players worldwide.

His coaching career, which began in 2020, has been notable and successful by all measures, as he achieved five accomplishments, three of which were regionally.

Nationality: Argentine.

Date of Birth: 5/07/1975.

Clubs he played for: "1993-1996 River Plate, Argentina" - "1996-2000 Parma, Italy" - "2000-2002 Lazio, Italy" - "2002-2003 Internazionale, Italy" - "2003-2004 Chelsea, England" - "2005-2005 Milan, Italy" - "2005-2006 Chelsea, England" - "2006-2009 Internazionale, Italy" - "2009-2010 Genoa, Italy" - "2010-2012 Parma, Italy."

Personal Awards (Player): "2006 Member of the 'All-Star Team' in the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany" - "2006/7 Top Scorer in the Coppa Italia (4 goals)" - "2011 Top Scorer in the history of Parma FC (94 goals)" - "2011 Sixth-best foreign scorer in the Italian Serie A (154 goals)."

International Career (Player): FIFA World Cup Tournaments: 1998 France (qualified to the quarter-finals) - 2002 South Korea and Japan (Group stage) - 2006 Germany (qualified to the quarter-finals).
Titles and Awards: 1995 Gold Medal, Pan American Games, Mar del Plata, Argentina - 1996 Silver Medal, Olympic Games, Atlanta, United States.

Achievements as a coach: Ooredoo Cup 2023 - Qatar Cup 2023 - Qatar Stars League 2023 - Paulista Championship 2021 - Best Coach in the Paulista Championship 2021 - Copa Sudamericana Champion 2020 - Voted as the Best Coach in America 2020.

Track Record over 50 Years

Al Ain Sports & Cultural Club was established in 1968. Over the years, it became the most decorated club in UAE.

With the advent of professional sports, the club took on a new challenge to expand its commercial vision and help the club to maintain its role as a dominant sporting force in the UAE. Emphasizing its status as a pioneering spirit, Al Ain was the first club to employ professional football players in the UAE, the first club in the region to achieve ISO certification and the first club to receive the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award.

Al Ain has three stadiums with international standards and UAE Pro League requirements, the Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium, theTahnoon Bin Mohammed (Al Qattara) Stadium and the iconic new 25,000 seat Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, one of Al Ain city’s most recognized landmarks.

Al Ain FC has a trophy cabinet that houses domestic, international and even continental silverware, including the Gulf Club Champions Cup and the Asian Champions League.

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