Ismail Al-Ajmi…the joker of the golden generation of Omani football who snatched Kuwait’s first AFC Cup title

One of the most important shining marks in the history of Omani football, and one of the most prominent elements of the golden generation of the Al-Ahmar battalion that achieved the first Gulf title, as he was distinguished by playing in more than one position, right winger, left winger, full-back, and striker, so the fans called him the Joker of the golden generation, and he had a reputation.

He is the star Ismail Suleiman Ashour Al-Ajami, who was born in Muscat on June 9, 1984. He began his football career at the age of seventeen with Al-Khaboura Club, before moving between many Omani and Gulf clubs, where he moved in 2004 to Muscat Club, and remained with them until 2006, during which he participated in 11 matches and scored two goals, after which he began his foreign journey, which he began with the Qatari Al-Shamal Club in the 2006/2007 season. He participated in 20 matches and scored 12 goals, and in the following season he moved to Umm Salal, where he played 17 matches and scored 6 goals.

In 2008, Al-Ajmi’s brilliant career began with the Kuwaiti team’s captain, which extended for three seasons, studded with the achievement of the AFC Cup as the first Gulf club to achieve the title. Al-Ajmi was the scorer of the decisive goal against Al-Karama of Syria in the final seconds of the confrontation, and he was also the first of the Omanies to achieve the title of top scorer in the league. Al-Kuwaiti, and from 2011/2012 to Al-Safir, Kazma, with whom he played 20 matches, during which he scored 8 goals.

Al-Ajmi moved from the Kuwaiti League to Saudi Arabia in 2012, through Al-Faisaly, with whom he played in the 2013/2022 season. He participated in 26 matches and scored 7 goals, returning in the following season 2013/2014 to Kuwait through Al-Nasr Club, which was his last foreign stop, as in 2014, he returned to his homeland, the Sultanate of Oman, through Saham Club, and in the 2015/2016 season, Al-Ajami played for Al-Raqi, Al-Nahda Club, then he moved in the following season to Al-Khaboura, where he ended his career with the same club he started with.

At the international level, Al-Ajmi played for the first team from 2006 to 2014, during which he played 84 matches and scored 15 goals. He participated in many international tournaments, the most important of which are; The 15th Asian Games, Doha 2006. He was also part of the 2007 Asian Cup, and participated strongly in Oman achieving its first Gulf Cup title in 2009.

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