Abdulla gained ample experience while playing at school level. He outshined most of his fellow players and his talent did not go unnoticed.The Dubai Cultural Sports Club, one of the reputed clubs in the UAE, selected Abdulla to play for them. This offered him the opportunity to play alongside established and well-known players and was Abdulla’s stepping stone to success. There was no looking back ever since. He went on play for all major clubs in the UAE, represented UAE at the international level and won several laurels for thecountry.
Abdulla Salem’s career was launched at the Dubai Cultural Sports Club. It was indeed a dream start for him. He received professional grooming to become a young footballer with a keen spirit to succeed. After being associated with the club for nine years, Abdulla decided to bid adieu to the club and joined the Al Ahli Club. This is where Abdulla’s path to success and stardom started.
He continued contributing to the success of the club till 2012, after which Abdulla moved to the Al-Wahda Club in Abu Dhabi.Here Abdulla shared his international experience with his fellow mates, making the camaraderie amongst his colleagues even stronger. In 2013, Abdulla joined the Sharjah Sports & Cultural Club where he played for four years until 2017. In the last quarter of 2017, he started playing for Al IttihadKalba Sports and Cultural Club.
After commencing his career at the Dubai Cultural Sports Club, Abdulla created a buzz in the local football circle where he outperformed some of the senior players. His remarkable efforts were appreciated with his later selection for the National UAE team making his debut in 2003. He made his country and family proud by representing UAE at the 2003 FIFA World Cup. It was a milestone for his career. He was immensely recognized during this global extravagant event where he was nominated one among the Top 11 World Cup players under 21.
|SEASON||CLUB | TEAM||NUMBER||POSITION|
|2017 – 2018||Al Ittihad Kalba Sports & Cultural Club||70||Defender|
|2013 – 2017||Sharjah Sports & Cultural Club||21||Defender|
|2012 – 2013||Al-Wahda Football Club||24||Defender|
|2007 – 2012||Al Ahli Football Club||25||Defender|
|2003 – 2004||United Arab Emirates National Football Team||2||Defender|
|1996 – 2007||Dubai Cultural Sports Club||14||Defender|
|2015 – 2016||U21 League||Champion|
|2014 – 2015||Arabian Gulf Cup||Silver Medal|
|2011 – 2012||Etisalat Cup||Champion|
|2009||Etisalat Super Cup||Silver Medal|
|2009||Etisalat Pro Leaguee||Gold Medal|
|2008||Etisalat Super Cup||1st Place|
|2007 – 2008||His Highness Cup||Champion|
|2003 – 2004||Armed Forces League||Gold Medal|
|2003 – 2004||Armed Forces Cup||Gold Medal|
|2003||World Cup||Top 11 player under 21|
|2001 – 2002||Youth League Second Division||2nd Place|