|Ancel Al Cott|
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
|Residence||Fujairah, United Arab Emirates|
|Citizenship||United Arab Emirates|
|Education||Bachelor of Arts in Psychology|
|Alma mater||Oxford College, Bangalore, India|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Title||Right Wing Forward|
|Parent(s)||George Antony,Beena George|
|Awards||Gulf League - Best Player of the Season 2014-2015|
Ancel Al Cott (born July 26, 1992) also known as (aladdin) is an Indian origin and an Emirati footballer who played as a striker for Al-Fujairah. Cott began his career as a midfielder at the age of 14, later joined the senior team and within a season he secured his place in the top squad and played in the right-wing forward. In 2015, Cott played in the UAE National Team and secured third in AFC Asian Cup as he holds an UAE passport. He is a social activist who fights for violence against students, he is also a camera enthusiast.
Ancel was transferred to Al-Fujairah from Al-Fujairah Junior team in 2009, and quickly won his place in the starting eleven throughout the season and had an impressive season. Not only did Cott improve the team coordination, but also the attack shockingly where he would help in set pieces due to his heading abilities. His only goal with Al-Ain was against fellow rivals Al Wahda showed Cott's aggression. He always won hearts for the goals he assisted, his running ability and ball control.
Early Life and Education
Cott was born in Dubai, AE into an Indian family to George Antony, a chemist working in Dubai and Beena George, a lawyer. He was schooled at Dubai Gems Private School and St.Mary's Catholic High school. In 2009, Cott was loaned to Bangalore Football Club for three years, during which he joined for Bachelor of arts in psychology at Oxford College of Arts, Bangalore. In 2012, Cott joined Madras Christian College and pursued Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication. He dated his childhood sweetheart for four years and in late 2013 they broke-up, after which he returned to Al Fujairah without graduating and played until he met with an accident in 2017 that hurt his right knee and lower back. Although Cott is noted for his aggression and high agility in his solo game, he is one among the players who lost form at a very peak of the career.
In 2014, Ancel, in partnership with Cott Corporation, a beverage and food service company based in Canada acquired ownership rights for the franchise representing Cott in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates for 10 years and Ancel holds 51% share in Cott's Juice bar. He also owned a cafe in Fujairah named Cott Cafeteria which was closed in 2018. For all the Indian football lovers in Fujairah, Ancel along with his friends founded a football club in December 2016 and named it Football Club Kopa where they recruit talented football players and the team plays for local tournaments in United Arab Emirates.
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