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22 June 2024

13 Brazilians in UAE football clubs

Al Ahli Club soccer team player Fabio Cannavaro celebrates with his teammates during the Etisalat Pro League first round match against Al Wasl in Dubai on September 1. (DENNIS B MALLARI)

By Staff

Brazilians top the list of foreigners in the UAE football league this year with 13 players enlisted different teams.

However, for the first time no Iranian players are in the field, arabian language daily Al Ittihad reported Wednesday.

Players from 17 countries from Asia, Latin America and the Arab region are part of the league this year.

The arrival of Italian star Fabio Cannavaro has been a major highlight.

Foreign players in UAE clubs are mainly from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Morocco besides GCC states Bahrain and Oman.