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Surrounded by appreciation and respect, the word "Sheikh" preceded his name in all the positions in which he worked and the positions occupied by Mustafa Al-Adwan, who turned into a name synonymous with Jordanian sports for more than three decades, as a player, administrator and leader.
Nineteen years separated the fourteen-year-old Mustafa's joining the Al-Faisaly Cubs team in 1956 and his famous retirement match that brought together Al-Faisaly and Al-Jazira clubs in 1975, and over the course of seventeen years of that career in which he was classified as a professional player 1958-1975, the team did not lose Al-Faisaly club, of which “Mustafa” was one of its most prominent football pillars, any match, although at that stage it played dozens of matches inside and outside Jordan.
When he was selected in the squad for the first team of Al-Faisaly club in 1958, the first match that Mustafa played with his favorite club was held on the grounds of the city of Jerusalem within the Jordanian League of that year, so that in 1969 he would be in the squad that played the opening match of the Amman International Stadium in the city of Al-Hussein for young people.
He was twenty years old when he was selected in 1962 to the national team squad, with whom he played the first Arab Cup matches in Beirut 1963, the second in Kuwait 1964, and the third in Iraq 1966.
He spent nine years in the ranks of the national team, until he left it in 1971 at the age of twenty-nine years due to injury, so that his picture was raised in his hands the League Cup in 1975, the last of his time in the stadiums as a “player”, and he was only thirty-three years old.
In Amman, Mustafa Majid Pasha Al-Adwan was born in 1942, and in the house of one of Jordan's most prominent notables, a Jordanian Arab boy grew up. Playgrounds and their extension.
He was chosen as the president of Al-Faisaly club, and his leadership of the club witnessed a strong presence of the “leader” inside and outside Jordan, and just as the sheikh was loved and respected among the ranks of the club he led, he was also respected among the ranks of Al-Wehdat Club and other clubs that raised the status of Jordanian football.
Through his prominent presence and the popularity he enjoys, Sheikh Mustafa Al-Adwan was chosen as Vice-President of the Jordanian Football Association, and he was also chosen as a member of the leadership of a number of the federation, and his personal and sports relations extended far, until his name became a "milestone" in Arab sports gatherings.
His house remained open like his heart always, and he dealt with all Jordanians, and it is not an exaggeration to say that Sheikh Mustafa Al-Adwan was the conscience of the Jordanian football and its safety valve, when situations became difficult, and just as he was a pure Jordanian, he was also a pure Arab in positions, and this is evidenced by the amount of support that he received. He presented it to the Palestinian sport while it was suffering from the sway of the occupation, so it was not surprising that the envoy of President Yasser Arafat was at the forefront of the mourners of the late Sheikh Jordan.
On the twentieth of May 1992, when Sheikh Mustafa had passed his fiftieth year in only three weeks, his life-filled heart stopped beating on that sad Omani Wednesday, and Amman bid him farewell, just as Jordan bid him farewell to his final resting place with a farewell worthy of one of the noble knights.
He remained loyal to his celibacy, devoting his time to sports and the youth of Jordan, so it became natural for one of the youth hostels in Jordan to bear his name. The name of the deceased in sports also carried the name of sports halls, courses, and numerous signs inside and outside Amman.