Jordan national football team

Jordan
Nickname(s) النشامى
(The Chivalrous)
Association Jordan Football Association
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation WAFF (West Asia)
Head coach Jamal Abu-Abed
Captain Amer Shafi
Most caps Amer Shafi (134)[1][2]
Top scorer Hassan Abdel-Fattah (30)
Home stadium Amman International Stadium
King Abdullah II Stadium
FIFA code JOR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 110 (16 August 2018)[3]
Highest 37 (August – September 2004)
Lowest 152 (July 1996)
Elo ranking
Current 87 (20 August 2018)
Highest 37 (23 July 2004)
Lowest 143 (September 1984, July 1985)
First international
Syria 3–1 Jordan
(Alexandria, Egypt: 1 August 1953)
Biggest win
Jordan 9–0 Nepal   
(Amman, Jordan: 23 July 2011)
Biggest defeat
 Japan 6–0 Jordan
(Saitama, Japan: 8 June 2012)
Asian Cup
Appearances 4 (first in 2004)
Best result Quarter-finals, 2004 and 2011

The Jordan national football team (Arabic: المنتخب الأردني لكرة القدم), is the national team of Jordan and is controlled by the Jordan Football Association, the governing body for football in Jordan. Jordan's home ground/stadium is the Amman International Stadium. Jordan have never qualified for the World Cup finals, but have appeared three times in the Asian Cup and reached its quarter-final stage in the 2004 and 2011 editions.

Jordan is a two-time champion of the Pan Arab Games, having won the 1997 and 1999 editions of the tournament. So far, Jordan has hosted the West Asian Football Federation Championship three times in (2000, 2007 and 2010), the Arab Nations Cup once in 1988, and the Pan Arab Games once in 1999.

History

The Jordanian national football team's first international match was played in 1953 in Egypt where the team defeated Syria 3–1. The first FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Jordan took part in was the 1986 qualifiers, but they are yet to qualify for a World Cup. For the first time in their history, Jordan have qualified for the final round of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in the 2014 World Cup qualification campaign.

The first (Jordanian) football coach, Mohammad Awad (father of Adnan Awad), to attain achievements for the Jordan national team between 1992 and 1999, when he first helped his country Jordan win the Jordan International tournament of 1992 and both tournaments of the Pan Arab Games, starting in 1997 in Beirut, and 1999 in Amman.

The Jordan national football team had begun making much more improvements, under the Serbian head coach Branko Smiljanić, who had helped Jordan attain great match results in the first round of the 2002 World Cup qualifiers, but failed to help Jordan qualify for the next round. Branko also helped Jordan reach the semifinals of the 2002 Arab Nations Cup and got Jordan to win the fourth place in the 2000 West Asian Football Federation Championship and the second place in the 2004 edition in Syria, but failed to help Jordan win these tournaments. After he resigned from coaching Jordan, the Egyptian Mahmoud El-Gohary agreed to take Branko's place as head coach. Under the leadership of El-Gohary, the Jordan national team was able to qualify for their first AFC Asian Cup tournament, in China 2004, and helped Jordan reached the quarter-finals of the tournament, but failed to qualify for the semi-finals after losing to Japan in a penalty shoot-out after the match had ended with extra time in a 1–1 draw. But thanks to El-Gohary, the Jordan team reached its highest FIFA world ranking, which was the 37th place in 2004. Just like Serbian Branko, El-Gohary also helped Jordan achieve great match results in FIFA World Cup qualifications for 2006 in Jordan's first round, but also failed to help Jordan qualify. In the WAFF championship tournaments of 2004 and 2007, El-Gohary helped Jordan win the third place in 2004 and helped Jordan reach the semi-finals in 2007. After coaching Jordan for five out of six matches in the 2007 Asian Cup qualifiers, El-Gohary retired as a football coach, the Portuguese Nelo Vingada took over as head coach of Jordan but was not able to help Jordan qualify for the 2007 Asian Cup.

Another opportunity to show Vingada's worthiness as head coach came in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign. But after failing to help Jordan qualify for the 2010 World Cup, Vingada was able to help Jordan win second place in the 2008 West Asian Football Federation Championship. Next up were the 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification matches starting from January 2009. After getting off to an awful start by not winning the first two matches of the six, he was sacked by the Jordan Football Association and replaced by the Iraqi Adnan Hamad, one of the best coaches in Asia known for his big successes with his national team Iraq as head coach, as well as Iraq U-23 and other Iraq youth teams, and clubs. His first experiences with Jordanian football players took place as he was coaching top Jordan football club Al-Faisaly (Amman) from 2006–2008 and achieved great results with that team as well.

After helping Jordan qualify for their second Asian Cup tournament, Qatar 2011, Hamad began preparations for the Jordan national team in September 2010, when they had the 2010 West Asian Football Federation Championship hosted in the country of Jordan. Hamad prepared for that tournament with a couple of friendlies as well as three more to prepare for the Asian Cup tournament in Qatar. Just like Mahmoud El-Gohary, Hamad also helped Jordan qualify for the quarterfinals in the Asian Cup, but failed to progress to the semi-finals as they were defeated by Uzbekistan 2–1. Hamad was also got Jordan to win second place in the 2011 Pan Arab Games in Qatar. Hamad helped Jordan finish third in the final round of Asian group qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. He was replaced ahead of the final stages by the Egyptian Hossam Hassan to led them to the play-off round against Uzbekistan to determine the AFC participant in the intercontinental play-off. The games took place on 6 and 10 September 2013. With the two teams still evenly matched at full-time in the second leg, Jordan eventually progressed to the intercontinental playoff after winning 9–8 on penalties. Unfortunately, the Jordanians missed their very first FIFA World Cup debut after losing 5–0 against the formidable Uruguayan team, after the goalless draw from the second leg. Hassan also helped Jordan to qualify to the 2015 Asian Cup. On 3 September 2014, Ray Wilkins was appointed as the new head coach of Jordan. He led Jordan at the 2015 Asian Cup, where they were eliminated in group-stages for the first time after two losses against Iraq and Japan and a win over Palestine.

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1930 to 1982Did not enter
1986Did not qualify 410337
1990 621357
1994 82231215
1998 411244
2002 6222127
2006 6402106
2010 831488
2014 208573031
2018 8512217
2022To be determined
2026
Total0/21 7028132810592

AFC Asian Cup

AFC Asian Cup record AFC Asian Cup qualification
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1956 Did not enter Did not enter
1960
1964
1968
1972 Did not qualify 6 2 1 3 5 9
1976 Did not enter Did not enter
1980
1984 Did not qualify 4 1 1 2 7 10
1988 4 1 3 0 2 1
1992 Did not enter Did not enter
1996 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 4 1
2000 4 2 1 1 12 4
2004 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 3 0 3 1 6 5 0 1 13 6
2007 Did not qualify 6 3 1 2 10 5
2011 Quarter-finals 6th 4 2 1 1 5 4 6 2 2 2 4 4
2015 Group stage 9th 3 1 0 2 5 4 6 3 3 0 9 2
2019 Qualified 9 6 1 2 28 7
Total 0 Titles 4/17 11 4 4 3 13 9 53 26 13 14 94 49
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

West Asian Championship record

West Asian Football Federation Championship
Year Result Pld W D L GF GA GD
2000Fourth place412134−1
2002Runners-up4301642
2004Third place4211734
2007Semi-finals3102321
2008Runners-up4211734
2010Group stage2020330
2012Group stage200213−2
2014Runners-up4211330
Total8/827117933258

Arab Nations Cup record

Arab Nations Cup
Year Result Position W D L GF GA GD
1963Group stage5th004114−13
1964Group stage5th013310−7
1966Round 16th11267−1
1985Round 16th00206−6
1988Fourth place4th21347−3
1992Round 16th01125−1
1998Round 16th10123−1
2002Semi-finals3rd221761
2012Did not enter-------
TotalSemi-finals8/966172558−33

Pan Arab Games record

Pan Arab Games
Year Result Position W D L GF GA GD
1953Fourth place4th102770
1957Group stage6th00225−3
1961Group stage5th01124−2
1965Group stage6th00203−3
1976Group stage5th01123−1
1985Group stage6th00214−3
1992Group stage6th01125−3
1997Champions1st410725
1999Champions1st60118711
2004Did not enter-------
2007Did not enter-------
2011Runners-up2nd221624
Total2 Titles10/121361347425

Asian Games record

Football at the Asian Games has been an under-23 tournament since 2002.
Asian Games record
Year Result Pld W D* L GF GA
1951-000000
1954-000000
1958-000000
1962-000000
1966-000000
1970-000000
1974-000000
1978-000000
1982-000000
1986-000000
1990-000000
1994-000000
1998-000000
2002–present See Jordan national under-23 football team
Total0/13000000

Palestine Cup of Nations

Palestine Cup of Nations

Results and fixtures

2016

2017

2018

2019

Team image

Home Stadiums

The Jordan National Team has two home stadiums, and they are Amman International Stadium and King Abdullah II Stadium. The Amman International Stadium was built on 1964 in Amman and opened on 1968. It is the largest stadium in Jordan, it is owned by The Jordanian government and operated by The higher council of youth. It is not only the home stadium of Jordan national football team but also for Al-Faisaly. It has a current capacity of 17,619 spectators. Some 12 kilometres away from Amman International Stadium lies The King Abdullah II Stadium. It was built and opened on 1998 in Amman. It has a current capacity of 13,000 spectators. It is not only the home stadium of Jordan national football team but also for Al-Wehdat. In addition to Jordan home games, the stadiums also hosts other major games in Jordanian football including Jordan Premier League, Jordan FA Cup, Jordan FA Shield, Jordan Super Cup, and it also hosted other tournaments such as 1988 Arab Nations Cup, 1996 Arab Cup Winners' Cup, 1999 Pan Arab Games, 2003 Arab Athletics Championships, 2005 WAFF Women's Championship, 2007 Arab Athletics Championships, 2007 WAFF Women's Championship, 2007 WAFF Championship, 2006–07 Arab Champions League Finals, 2007 AFC Cup Finals, 2007 Asian Athletics Championships, 2010 WAFF Championship, 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup and many others.

Kit providers

Current coaching and technical staff

Position Name
Managing Director Osama Talal
Head coach Jamal Abu Abed
Assistant coach Vital Borkelmans
Goalkeeping coach Alexander Vincel
Fitness coach Karim Maloush
Team doctor Nasser Bin Shaour
Masseur #1 Omar Abu Lawi
Masseur #2 Tala'at Mehran
Supplies official Jarir Al-Makhamreh
Media official/coordinator Mohammad Al-Ayasreh
Tactics analyst Hamed Mahrous

Current squad

The following players have been called up for the friendly match against Cyprus on 20 May 2018.

Caps and goals correct as of 20 May 2018 after the game against Cyprus.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Amer Shafi (Captain) (1982-02-14) 14 February 1982 134 0 Shabab Al-Ordon
12 1GK Ahmed Abdel-Sattar (1984-07-06) 6 July 1984 12 0 Al-Jazeera
22 1GK Moataz Yaseen (1982-11-03) 3 November 1982 18 0 Al-Faisaly

2 2DF Ibrahim Daldoum (1991-08-11) 11 August 1991 1 0 Al-Faisaly
3 2DF Tareq Khattab (1992-05-06) 6 May 1992 39 1 Al-Salmiya
5 2DF Yazan Abu Arab (1996-01-31) 31 January 1996 8 0 Al-Jazeera
6 2DF Bara' Marei (1994-04-13) 13 April 1994 2 0 Al-Faisaly
18 2DF Oday Zahran (1991-01-29) 29 January 1991 54 0 Al-Faisaly
19 2DF Anas Bani Yaseen (1988-11-29) 29 November 1988 79 4 Al-Faisaly
21 2DF Mohammad Al-Dmeiri (1987-08-30) 30 August 1987 78 2 Al-Nojoom
23 2DF Ihsan Haddad (1994-02-05) 5 February 1994 16 0 Al-Faisaly

4 3MF Baha' Abdel-Rahman (1987-01-05) 5 January 1987 104 5 Al-Faisaly
7 3MF Yousef Al-Rawashdeh (1990-03-14) 14 March 1990 40 4 Al-Faisaly
9 3MF Musa Al-Taamari (1997-06-10) 10 June 1997 17 3 APOEL
10 3MF Ahmed Samir (1991-03-27) 27 March 1991 39 3 Al-Jazeera
11 3MF Yaseen Al-Bakhit (1989-03-24) 24 March 1989 34 5 Dibba Al-Fujairah
13 3MF Khalil Bani Attiah (1991-06-08) 8 June 1991 59 7 Al-Faisaly
14 3MF Jaime Siaj (1995-12-16) 16 December 1995 1 1 OKC Energy
15 3MF Obaida Al-Samarneh (1992-02-17) 17 February 1992 10 0 Al-Wehdat
16 3MF Yazan Thalji (1994-09-03) 3 September 1994 14 0 Al-Wehdat
17 3MF Rajaei Ayed (1993-07-25) 25 July 1993 31 0 Al-Wehdat

8 4FW Yousef Al-Naber (1989-08-08) 8 August 1989 4 1 Shabab Al-Ordon
20 4FW Hamza Al-Dardour (1991-05-12) 12 May 1991 55 27 Al-Wehdat

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called to Jordan's national team in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Yazid Abu Layla (1993-01-18) 18 January 1993 7 0 Al-Faisaly v.  Vietnam, 27 March 2018
GK Abdallah Al-Fakhouri (2000-01-22) 22 January 2000 1 0 Al-Wehdat v.  Vietnam, 27 March 2018
GK Mohammad Khater (1989-08-25) 25 August 1989 1 0 Al-Ahli v.  Cambodia, 14 November 2017
GK Abdullah Al-Zubi (1989-10-08) 8 October 1989 6 0 Khaleej v.  Afghanistan, 10 October 2017
GK Tamer Saleh (1987-05-25) 25 May 1987 0 0 Al-Wehdat v.  Afghanistan, 5 September 2017

DF Yasser Al-Rawashdeh (1990-04-21) 21 April 1990 16 0 Al-Salt v.  Vietnam, 27 March 2018
DF Feras Shelbaieh (1993-11-27) 27 November 1993 4 0 Al-Jazeera v.  Vietnam, 27 March 2018
DF Amer Abu Hudaib (1993-08-08) 8 August 1993 3 0 Al-Ramtha v.  Vietnam, 27 March 2018
DF Jonathan Tamimi (1994-10-12) 12 October 1994 4 0 Sundsvall v.  Vietnam, 27 March 2018
DF Rawad Abu Khizaran (1991-07-13) 13 July 1991 0 0 Al-Faisaly v.  Vietnam, 27 March 2018
DF Mohannad Khairullah (1993-07-25) 25 July 1993 6 2 Al-Jazeera v.  Afghanistan, 10 October 2017
DF Ibrahim Al-Zawahreh (1989-01-17) 17 January 1989 30 1 Al-Fahaheel v.  Oman, 4 October 2017
DF Omar Manasrah (1994-02-15) 15 February 1994 1 0 Al-Jazeera v.  Afghanistan, 5 September 2017
DF Zaid Jaber (1991-01-06) 6 January 1991 0 0 Al-Jazeera v.  Vietnam, 13 June 2017
DF Mohammad Al-Basha (1988-02-05) 5 February 1988 9 0 Al-Wehdat v.  Hong Kong, 23 March 2017 INJ
DF Mohammad Zureiqat (1991-09-08) 8 September 1991 0 0 Najran v.  Georgia, 25 January 2017

MF Saeed Murjan (1990-02-10) 10 February 1990 73 7 Al-Wehdat v.  Vietnam, 27 March 2018
MF Mussab Al-Laham (1991-05-20) 20 May 1991 28 2 Muaither v.  Vietnam, 27 March 2018
MF Mahmoud Al-Mardi (1993-10-06) 6 October 1993 18 2 Al-Faisaly v.  Vietnam, 27 March 2018
MF Munther Abu Amarah (1992-04-24) 24 April 1992 43 5 Al-Fahaheel v.  Cambodia, 14 November 2017
MF Ahmed Elias (1990-11-09) 9 November 1990 11 0 Al-Wehdat v.  Cambodia, 14 November 2017
MF Salem Al-Ajalin (1988-02-18) 18 February 1988 3 0 Al-Faisaly v.  Cambodia, 14 November 2017
MF Nour Al-Rawabdeh (1997-02-24) 24 February 1997 0 0 Al-Jazeera v.  Cambodia, 14 November 2017
MF Saleh Rateb (1994-12-18) 18 December 1994 3 0 Al-Wehdat v.  Vietnam, 13 June 2017

FW Baha' Faisal (1995-05-30) 30 May 1995 18 3 Al-Wehdat v.  Vietnam, 27 March 2018
FW Angelos Chanti (1989-09-07) 7 September 1989 5 0 Aris v.  Vietnam, 27 March 2018
FW Khaled Al-Dardour (1996-05-23) 23 May 1996 1 0 Al-Ramtha v.  Cambodia, 14 November 2017
FW Odai Al-Saify (1986-05-26) 26 May 1986 104 13 Al-Salmiya v.  Afghanistan, 10 October 2017
FW Tha'er Bawab (1985-03-01) 1 March 1985 25 6 Concordia Chiajna v.  Cambodia, 28 March 2017
FW Abdullah Al-Attar (1992-10-04) 4 October 1992 1 0 Al-Jazeera v.  Cambodia, 28 March 2017
FW Mahmoud Za'tara (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 6 0 Al-Wehdat v.  Hong Kong, 23 March 2017 INJ
Notes
  • SUS Player suspended
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury
  • PRE Preliminary squad / standby
  • RET Retired from the national team
  • WD Player withdrew from the squad for non-injury related reasons

Most capped players

Source:[4]

Updated 4 August 2018.

Players in bold are still active at club level.

Players with an equal number of caps are ranked in chronological order of reaching the milestone.

# Name Career Caps Goals Position
1 Amer Shafi 2002– 134 0 GK
2 Amer Deeb 2002–2014 127 21 MF
3 Abdallah Deeb 2007– 110 25 FW
4 Baha' Abdel-Rahman 2007– 104 5 MF
Odai Al-Saify 13 FW
Hatem Aqel 1998–2014 10 DF
7 Hassouneh Al-Sheikh 1997–2010 101 8 MF

Top goalscorers

Updated 5 September 2017.

Players in bold are still active at club level.

# Name Career Goals Caps Position
1 Hassan Abdel-Fattah 2004– 30 88 MF
2 Badran Al-Shaqran 1997–2006 29 48 FW
3 Hamza Al-Dardour 2011– 27 55 FW
4 Abdallah Deeb 2007– 25 110 FW
5 Mahmoud Shelbaieh 2000–2011 21 66 FW
Amer Deeb 2002–2014 127 MF
7 Ahmad Hayel 2005–2015 18 51 FW
8 Odai Al-Saify 2007– 13 104 FW
Abdullah Abu Zema 1996–2004 82 MF
10 Ra'fat Ali 1997–2008 12 45 MF

Rosters

Coaches

[5]

All-time team record

The following table shows Jordan's all-time international record, correct as of 20 May 2018[6]

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Afghanistan3210135+8
 Algeria311138−5
 Armenia1010000
 Australia4202510−5
 Azerbaijan201113−2
 Bahrain2410682721+6
 Bangladesh2200120+12
 Belarus110010+1
 Bosnia and Herzegovina201112−1
 Bulgaria100102−2
 Chad110010+1
 Cambodia220080+8
 China PR11146723−16
 Colombia100103−3
 Cyprus522163+3
 Denmark110032+1
 Ecuador110030+3
 Egypt512239−6
 Estonia100101−1
 Finland100112−1
 Georgia2101330
 Hong Kong422071+6
 Hungary1010110
 Indonesia330081+7
 Iran134361015−5
 Iraq491112264473−29
 Ivory Coast100102−2
 Japan6132512−7
 Kazakhstan210121+1
 Kenya1010110
 Kuwait2257102237−15
 Kyrgyzstan521243+1
 Laos220082+6
 Lebanon2671452824+4
 Libya113341014−4
 Lithuania110030+3
 Malaysia312010+1
 Malta310245−1
 Mauritania110021+1
 Mexico1010000
 Moldova210112−1
 Morocco401338−5
   Nepal2110101+9
 New Zealand210123−1
 Nigeria210112−1
 North Korea731386+2
 Norway1010000
 Oman229762416+8
 Pakistan7700241+23
 Palestine126512911+18
 Qatar1954101629−13
 Romania110010+1
 Saudi Arabia11416915−6
 Sierra Leone210152+3
 Singapore8701206+14
 South Korea502325−3
 Sudan321051+4
 Sweden1010000
 Syria36139143436−2
 Chinese Taipei220080+8
 Tajikistan220061+5
 Thailand815134−2
 Trinidad and Tobago110030+3
 Tunisia3012312−9
 Turkmenistan420254+1
 Ukraine1010000
 United Arab Emirates1734101425–11
 Uruguay201105−5
 Uzbekistan121561219−7
 Vietnam2020110
 Yemen312062+4
 Zambia110010+1
 Zimbabwe110020+2
Total426149122156514500+14

See also

References

  1. Amer Shafi Sabbah Mahmoud – Century of International Appearances
  2. FIFA Century Club
  3. "FIFA World Ranking". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  4. "Fifa Century Club" (PDF).
  5. "Jordan national team coaches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2014-07-08.
  6. "World Football Elo Ratings: Jordan". eloratings.net. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
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