Abdulla Ahmad Salem Abdulla Saleh (born 18 March 1983) is an Emirati Professional Footballer. He has played for all major clubs in the UAE including Sharjah Sports & Cultural Club, Al-Wahda Football Club, Al Ahli Football Club and Dubai Cultural Sports Club. He is one of the few players who has played for an international football club. He has also served the Military by playing for the Military Club. Over the years, he has garnered a lot of appreciation for his strong defence.
In the great philosopher Aristotle’s words, “Excellence is not an act but a habit.” Abdulla Saleh’s life is nothing short of these eternal words. From his early childhood until today, he has grown from strength to strength and managed his accolades of fame and success with great élan. His rock-solid integrity and accountability as an individual is manifested in the manner in which he has successfully managed his demanding life as an international footballer, a warm and loving family member and a compassionate entrepreneur.
Abdulla gained ample of experience playing at the school level where he outshined most of his fellow players. His talent did not go unnoticed and he got selected by the Dubai Cultural Sports Club, one of the reputed clubs in the UAE. He got the opportunity to play alongside established and well-known players. This 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 UAE.