Football is a game that speaks a global language where, your technique is your vocabulary that acts as a base for all Football players. Having a mind-set that determines the level of a great player often takes you to the higher level in the game. You may have come across great footballers who have great vision for the game and tactical awareness and above all a Football brain to have proper control on the ball. These qualities are the pioneers of game intelligence and the most difficult to acquire as well. To be precise, a player with good game intelligence can take decisions on the field in no time that makes him a great player. One amongst such great players is the name that is not only popular in UAE but also globally. The name that is not just a player but a brand too. The name popularly known as Abdulla Salem.
Abdulla Salem is a professional football player born on March 18th, 1983 is from Emirati who earned lots of appreciation and respect for the strong defence techniques that he possessed. The 34 years old footballer has been the part of all the major clubs in UAE including Sharjah Sports & Cultural Club, Al-Wahda Football Club, Al Ahli Football Club and Dubai Cultural Sports Club. Apart from these clubs he has also been a part of international football club and military football club thereby serving the military.
Professional career of Abdulla Salem:
Abdulla's professional career in football began at a very adolescent age with Dubai Cultural Sports Club where he played his debut match in the year 1996 and continued playing for the club till the year 2007. In 2003, he was selected for the national football team due to his exceptional defence skills and represented UAE at the world cup. He was one of the top 11 players under 21 in the world cup for exceptional display of talent and skills. Ever since then he has gained many awards and recognition for his game and has played for various renowned local and national clubs in major leagues.
Abdulla's career got a dream start with Dubai Cultural Sports Club where he was groomed and trained to be one of the best young foot baller with a spirit of success in life. His association with the club was for 9 long years after which he decided to move on and sign a contract with Al Ahli Club. It was the beginning of his path towards success and stardom. He continued with the club till the year 2012 after contributing immensely towards the success of Al Ahli Club. Abdulla Salem further moved on to another club after leaving Al Ahli Club in 2012 to Al Wahda Club in Abu Dhabi where he began his international associations along with his team mates. After gaining a good name for him nationally and internationally he moved on to Sharjah Sports and Cultural Club where he played for 4 years till 2017.
He created a strong buzz in the national football circle where he outclassed all his fellow players which made him to be recognized in the international football circle. He represented UAE in FIFA world cup in 2003 and made his country and family proud. He was globally recognized after this event due to his extravagant performance in the game. Internationally he gained lots of fame and respect throughout his career that made him a brand what he is today.
Personal life of Abdulla Salem:
Abdulla Salem was born in Dubai to Ahmed Salem Abdulla Salem who was a retired military officer and Maryam Suleiman who was a homemaker. As a young boy Abdulla was truly attracted towards football and always wanted to play the game. He was inspired by all legends of the game and dreamt about being like them one day. He loved going to school unlike other kids just for a simple reason because his school offered him to play football. With his talent and love for the game he became one of the most promising players in his school.
While playing in the school he was recognized by Dubai Cultural Sports Club and got selected for the team. Playing with some of the well-known and established players in the club that marked as the stepping stone towards his success after which he never looked back. Abdulla Salem got married and is blessed with three beautiful children.
Abdulla had a beautiful journey in his life. He not only dreamt of being one of the best but with his knowledge and experience he became one of the best players in football that every kid aspires to be. Today continuing his same spirit of dreaming and achieving, Abdulla is taking his brand towards a new height altogether.