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.
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 long years, he decided to bid adieu to the club and joined the Al Ahli Club. It was his path to success and stardom. He continued contributing to the success of the club till the year 2012. Abdulla then moved to the Al-Wahda Club in Abu Dhabi (UAE) where he shared his international experience with his fellow mates, which made 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 Ittihad Kalba 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 FIFA 2003 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 League||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|