Ali Bin Al-Hussein
Prince Ali, 37, is the youngest member of the FIFA executive committee.
Empowering women to play a more proactive role in football.
Photos of football, Prince Ali as an athlete and sports fan, and his family.
This gallery contains videos of football and Prince Ali’s interviews.
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What is HRH Prince Ali's vision for FIFA Asia?
Prince Ali's vision rests on four key pillars; proper representation of national associations, youth development, empowering women and protecting the game by ensuring fair play – a key FIFA principle. He is eager to reach out to all Asian national associations, to listen to their ideas and concerns, and work with each of them directly to meet their aspirations in the service of the tens of millions of young football fans in Asia who want to see their Asian players take their rightful place on the world football stage.
He believes it is time for change and it is time for Asia to take its rightful place on the world stage of football. There is untapped potential across the continent that needs to be honed and cultivated.
How would HRH Prince Ali add value to FIFA?
HRH Prince Ali is the youngest FIFA executive member, which means he can bring a fresh insight and new energy to make much needed changes. Over the years, he's accumulated experience in promoting and bringing football to new levels in his region. He also has extensive experience serving in the national security and political arena.
What is HRH Prince Ali's football expertise?
Besides being passionate about the game, HRH Prince Ali has been the Jordan Football Association's president since 1999. He also founded the West Asian Football Federation in 2000 and serves as its president. He succeeded in bringing the youth team to the FIFA world cup in 2007 as well as three Jordanian national teams to the Asian finals in 2010 for the first time, on the few Asian countries to achieve that goal. Under his leadership the Jordan national women's team has risen dramatically in FIFA women's world rankings.
What other professional accomplishments does HRH Prince Ali have?
Prince Ali has served in the Jordanian Special Forces, where he earned his military freefall parachute wings. He served as the commander of His Majesty's Special Security in the Royal Guards for eight years before establishing and directing Jordan's National Center for Security and Crisis Management.
Prince Ali also holds the rank of Brigadier in the Jordanian Armed Forces and he has been awarded the al Nahda decoration of the first degree, as well as international honors including a British Knighthood, the French Legion d'Honneur and the Order of the Rising Sun of Japan. He is also the Chairman of Jordan's Royal Film Commission which he established in 2003.
What does he do when he's not working?
He enjoys spending time with his wife Princess Rym and their two young children Princess Jalila and Prince Abdullah. His hobbies include playing football, deep sea fishing, reading and taking road trips and hikes throughout Jordan's diverse landscape.