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Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai 2020 Away (A. KHALIL #11) Jersey/Shirt

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This is a Nike Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai 2020 away jersey featuring the name and number of star striker Ahmed Khalil.

Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai compete in the UAE Pro League and are based in the district of Deira, one of the commercial centres of Dubai. Al-Ahli Club were first established in Dubai in 1958 and were one of the UAE’s top clubs, winning the league title 7 times as well as finishing runners-up in the 2015 AFC Champions League. In 2017 the decision was made by local authorities to consolidate three Dubai-based clubs into one single club, with Dubai CSC and Al-Shabab SC joining with Al-Ahli to form Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai FC. The merge was seen as a controversial move as it meant combining the success of rival club Al Shabab with Al Ahli and it also meant missing the AFC Champions League for the first three years of its existence since it requires a club to exist for three years to obtain an AFC licence. However, the team would quickly experience success as they would win the League Cup as well as the President's Cup in both 2019 & 2021.

Ahmed Khalil is one of the greatest Emirati footballers of the modern era, with the 30-year-old forward having had a prolific career at both club and international level. Khalil has played the majority of his club football with Al-Ahli in Dubai, where he made his senior debut in 2006 at only 16 years of age. He quickly established himself as an exciting talent and caught the attention of several overseas clubs, however he has never played his club football outside of the UAE. Khalil’s spell with Al-Ahli from 2006-2017 was highly successful, with the club winning three league titles during this period and Khalil being awarded the prestigious Asian Footballer of the Year award in 2015. In 2017, Khalil joined Abu Dhabi-based giants Al-Jazira and after just one season moved to Al-Ain, however had limited success at both clubs. In 219 he returned to Shabab Al-Ahli and has since returned to top form as the club’s leading striker. At international level, Khalil has an impressive record of 48 goals in 103 for the United Arab Emirates since making his debut in 2008. He is their third all-time leading scorer as well as their ninth most-capped player and has formed a key part of the UAE’s ‘golden generation’ alongside stars such as Ali Mabkhout and Omar Abdulrahman.