Sheikh Abdullah Mohd Khaled S Al Nahyan, Al Ain Club Chairman, attended today evening a press conference held in the conferences room in Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium for introducing Al Ain new player, Mirel Radoi, the Romanian player. The conference was attended by many local, Arabian, European and international media, newspapers and TV sport channels.
H.E. Mohammed Obeid Hamdoun, Al Ain Club board of directorsí member and the general supervisor of football sector in Al Ain Club, H.E. Mohammed Abdullah bin Bdoua, Al Ain Club board of director member and the general supervisor of group and individual games in Al Ain Club, and Mohammed Obeid Hamad, Al Ain football first team supervisor in addition to the new coach of Al Ain football first team, Cosmin.
Sheikh Abdull Mohd Khaled S Al Nahyan, Al Ain Club Chairman, started the press conference by a speech through which he expressed appreciation and thank to His Highness Prince Abdurrahman bin Mosaed, Al Helal Club president, assuring that they found great cooperation from Al Helal higher management Club that followed a professional method during the negotiations concerning Radoiís move from Al Helal to Al Ain Club the thing that deserves all appreciation and thank. At the same time, he pointed out that high professionalism is not a strange thing because such great clubs are skillful in dealing with all circumstances and in all occasions.
Sheikh Abdullah Mohd Khaled S Al Nahyan also welcomed Radoi in the first team assuring that the higher management of Al Ain Club always tries to support the first team by bringing the best players. He also expressed his happiness by having Radoi within the first team players to participate with his colleague to attain the sought targets. He then wished success for the team in the coming season since the new payer is one of the excellent player who participated in winning the many titles with his previous club, Al Helal along with his excellent performance with the Romanian National team.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Assured that the Club has the time to make other deals with other foreign and local players in cooperation with the coach, Cosmin, in very careful selection that participate in attaining the aspirations of Al Ain Club.
Al Ain Club Introduced the new Jersey of the new player for the new season which is labeled by number 6.
Radoi, expressed his pleasure and happiness for joining Al Ain Club for two seasons despite the big offers he got from other clubs and said: I chose Al Ain and Iím really satisfied that Al Ain Club is one of the biggest teams that are trying to get the titles and trophies. He indiacted: Cosmin didnít urge me to accept the offer of Al Ain Club. I didnít leave Al Helal when Cosmin left to Qatar. In addition, Iím so luck to sign to Al Ain with Cosmin and I wish to be as good as the aspiration of the higher management of Al Ain Club and the fansí who are waiting for great performance from me in the coming season. At the end I thank Al Helal management and I appreciate their great cooperation and understanding.
He also said: I signed for Al Ain not only for the fansí aspiration but also for the aspiration of the whole Club of Al Ain and I will try to show my best in all matches. It wonít be hard to adapt with my new colleagues because I came from a big club and I made good things there and we won five trophies.
He also said: I donít care about the money and I didnít sign for Al Ain for the sake of money only. I signed to Al Ain because Iím looking for showing my best and skills with Al Ain team since Iím a professional player and I know very well the level of Etisalat pro-league wish is similar to the Saudi Professional League.
Cosmin: Right Decision
Cosmin said: Radoi made a correct decision by signing to Al Ain Club after his professional period with the football in Al Helal Club. He will play with young players who have talent and looking for wining titles and victories. In addition Radoi will be in a professional club.
Cosmin denied that he selected Radoi because he is like him Romanian and they worked together at Al Helal Club saying: when I choose a player I donít like at his passport. I look to what he can do for Al Ain Club. he also indicated that Al Ain Club is trying to make other deals in the coming days but accurately will be selected to guarantee their success.
Cosmin also expressed that what happened to Al Ain Club last season is not a logical issue since the team has great players who showed great performance in the matches that he watch in video tapes before he comes to Al Ain. He indicated also that he is aware of the reasons the led to the degraded results of Al Ain team in the last season and he his fully aware of the great history of Al Ain Club. Therefore he started working intensively with the team a week ago and he is looking for more work in the coming period during the external camp before the new season.
Mohammed Obeid Hammad, Al Ain football first team supervisor, assured that the amount of money of the deal is less than the amount mentioned in the media and newspapers and the club wonít disclose the real amount as agreed with the player himself.
He also spoke about the conditions of Ismail Rabie, Al Ain football first team goalkeeper, didnít allow him to join the team in the external camp in Italy and Austria.
Biography and Career History
Al Ain new player, Mirel Radoi, started his life with football when he was at the age of 8 as a goalkeeper. Then he moved ahead to become a defender before announcing himself as one of the best midfielder in Romania.
In 1999 the player started his professional life officially with Extensiv Craiova where he succeeded to draw the attentions and show his leading personality in the field. He made his first debut on March 4, 2000. Due to his brilliance and great performance, the player was the target of many clubs in Romania. One year after he sign to Steaua Bucureşti and played for the club between 2000 and 2009 witnessing many achievements that made him a lovely player for Steaua Bucurestiís fans and lovers. Radoi became one of the most important players and the leader of Steaua Bucuresti and the fans started giving him names like Zoro, The Captain, and The Warrior.
In 2009 Radoi said goodbye to the Romanian League and the fans heading to Saudi Arabia to join Al Ahelal team and stayed there until 2011 before announcing his will of moving to Al Ain team, United Arab Emirates, signing for two seasons.
In 2001 he helped Steaua to win the championship of the Romanian league. Later, he won the Romanian Supercup against Dinamo Bucureşti. In 2005 Rădoi won a second championship title with Steaua. Also in 2006 won the 23rd championship title for Steaua and his 3rd personal title.
In Al Helal Team he kept shining and won with his new team Saudi professional League two times and the Crown Prince Cup three times. Also he was chosen as the player of the year in the Saudi Professional league 2010.
The player is looking forward to continue shining with Al Ain team in the coming seasons.
Radoi has been capped 67 times scoring twice. In 2010, Radoi declared that he will retire from the national team.
Name: Mirel Radoi
Place and Date of Birth: March 22, 1981 in Drobeta-Turnu Severin - 30 years old.
Playing Position: Defensive midfielder
Height: 179 CM
Weight: 77 KG
Nicknames: Zoro, The Captain, and The Warrior.