Jordan’s Prince Ali bin Al Hussein Turns Forty
His Royal Highness Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan celebrates his 40th birthday on Wednesday December 23.
The prince is the second child of the late King Hussein of Jordan with his third wife, Queen Alia of Jordan, who passed away in a helicopter crash in 1977. His elder sister Princess Haya Bint Al-Hussein is married to HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai. He is also a half-brother of Jordan’s King Abdullah II.
Prince Ali is Married to the former Algerian journalist, Rym Brahimi, daughter of Lakhdar Brahimi, United Nations Special Representative for Afghanistan. The couple live in Amman with their two children, Princess Jalialah Bint Ali and Prince Abdullah Bin Ali.
Prince Ali on July 5, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada
As many of his family members, Prince Ali attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the UK. He served in the Jordanian armed forces & commanded King Abdullah II′s Special Security in the Royal Guards for nearly a decade. In 1999 the prince presided over the Jordanian Football Association (JFA) , succeeding his brother Abdullah, who became king in the same year. Two years later, he founded & chaired the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF). In addition to his positions as head of JFA & WAFF he also served as FIFA vice-president for Asia until the elections held earlier this year.
Prince Ali`s ambitions & passion for soccer led him to run for a higher post, the FIFA presidency against the organisation’s long serrving head Sepp Blatter. But unfortunately he withdrew from the second round after losing the first for Blatter who won the elections. Following Blatter ‘s sudden resignation after few days of his victory, Prince Ali announced his run again for FIFA presidency in the elections scheduled next February.Filed under Jordan
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