Al Romaithi 2019

My values have been instilled in me through a lifetime of service to my country and my continent. They are fundamental principles by which I live my life, and that will be the bedrock of my presidency

My Values

  • INTEGRITY
  • FAIRNESS
  • TRANSPARENCY
  • RESPECT
2001

As a youngster, Al-Romaithi was drawn to sport and demonstrated a natural ability on the football pitch. It was here that his lifelong passion for the beautiful game began. He represented Al Ain Football Club – the UAE’s most successful domestic team – at youth level and three decades later returned to his childhood club as its General Secretary before eventually becoming Chairman of the Board in 2001.

2000 - 2005

Between 2000 and 2005 Al-Romaithi transformed the club, leading it to three National League Championships, a President’s Cup and an AFC Champions League title. Towards the end of his tenure he was appointed as Vice Chairman of the UAE Football Association and from 2005 – 2008 became a member of the UAE’s National Olympic Committee (NOC), where he helped develop, promote and protect the Olympic movement in the UAE. A year into this role, Al Romaithi also took on the responsibility of Deputy Chairman of the General Authority for Youth Sport & Welfare – focusing on his passion for developing football at a grassroots level

2009

After his membership on the NOC, Al-Romaithi served as President of the UAE Football Association, overseeing a ‘golden era’ for UAE football. Watershed moments were seen in both the youth and women’s game, with their respective teams winning a number of high profile tournaments including the U19 AFC Championship and the 3rd WAFF Women’s Championship. The UAE’s youth teams also qualified for both the 2009 FIFA U20 and U17 World Cup and the AFC U16 and U19 Championship

2010

In 2009, and again in 2010, Al-Romaithi was appointed Chairman of the Local Organising Committee for the FIFA Club World Cup. During this period, he also oversaw the delivery of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Dubai and the WAFF Women’s Championship.

2011

Alongside his Local Organising Committee role, AlRomaithi was appointed President of the AFC Ad-hoc Committee for Member Associations, helping shape and ensure good governance across the Confederation. The role also saw Al-Romaithi assist in the development of constitutions and advise on crisis scenarios within the AFC, before he vacated the role in 2011.

2015

In 2015, Al-Romaithi was elected a member of the AFC Executive Committee, and became Chairman of the AFC Development Committee, responsible for the distribution of funds for football development across Asia.

2019

In addition to his AFC Executive Committee membership, Al-Romaithi is the current Chairman of the UAE General Authority of Sports and the Vice President of the Local Organising Committee for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019.

In December 2018, he announced his intention to run for the candidacy for President of the Asian Football Confederation.

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SPORTING LEADERSHIPACHIEVEMENTS

Al Ain, National League Champions
2002
Al Ain, AFC Champions League winners
2003
Al Ain, National League Champions
Al Ain, National League Champions
2004
2005
Al Ain, Presidents Cup Winners
UAE U19 AFC Championship Winners
2008
Al Ain, Presidents Cup Winners
2009
UAE Hosts Beach Soccer World Cup
UAE Qualification to the FIFA U20 World Cup Egypt
2009
UAE Hosts FIFA Club World Cup
UAE Qualification to the FIFA U17 World Cup Nigeria
2009
UAE Qualification to AFC U16 Championship
2010
UAE Hosts FIFA Club World Cup
UAE Hosts 3rd WAFF Women Championship
2010
UAE National Women’s Team wins 3rd WAFF Women Championship
UAE Qualification to AFC U19 Championship
2010
UAE National (A) Team Qualification to AFC Asian Cup
2011

SPORTINGEXPERIENCE

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009

General Secretary of AL AIn FC

Member of the National Olympic Committee

Chairman of Al Ain Executive Committee

Chairman of Al Ain SC Executive Committee

Vice President of the UAE FA

Deputy Chairman of General Authority for Youth Sport & Welfare

Director of the 18th Gulf Cup

2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

Chairman of FIFA Club World Cup LOC

President of the UAE FA

President of AFC Ad-Hoc Committee for Member Associations

AFC Executive Committee Member

Member of Abu Dhabi Sports Council Board of Directors (football)

Chairman of AFC Development Committee

VP of AFC Asian Cup LOC

Chairman of FIFA Club World Cup LOC

Chairman of General Authority for Sports

Al Ain,
National League Champions

  • 2000,2001

Chairman
of al Ain SC executive committee

  • 2001,2002,2003,2004,2005

Vice
President of the UAE FA

  • 2004,2005,2006,2007,2008

Deputy
Chairman of General authority for Youth Sport & Welfare

  • 2006,2007,2008

Directorof the
18th Gulf Cup

  • 2007