Sharjah FC

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Sharjah Football Club[3] is a United Arab Emirates football club that plays in the UAE Arabian Gulf League. It is based in Sharjah city. The home stadium is Sharjah Stadium. In 2017 Al-Shaab CSC merged with Sharjah to form the modern day club of Sharjah FC.[4]

Sharjah FC
نادي الشارقة لكرة القدم
Logo
Full nameSharjah Football Club
Nickname(s)Al Malek (The King)
Founded1966[1]
GroundSharjah Stadium
Capacity20,000[2]
OwnerSultan Al Qasimi
ChairmanSalim Obaid Al Shamsi
ManagerAbdulaziz Al Yassi
LeagueUAE Pro League
2018–19UAE Pro League, 1st (champions)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Sharjah FC was established in 1966, is an Emirati club based in Sharjah, the club has been the most successful team in the Emirate of Sharjah winning 6 pro league titles, 8 presidents cups and 2 super cups, the club is also the first official UAE league champion since its establishment in 1974.

HistoryEdit

Golden AgeEdit

Sharjah FC was founded in 1966 under the name of Al Oruba Club, they were the first official champions of the UAE League winning it in 1974 after beating Al Ahli and Oman. The club would merge with Al Khaleej in 1974 to form Al Sharjah SCC and relocate their headquarters in Sharjah City. The club would later see itself win the league in 4 more occasions during the 80s and 90s and 8 out of the 22 players in the UAE's 1990 squad were players from Sharjah, more than any other club at the time.[5]

DeclineEdit

During the mid 2000s however, Sharjah would see a decline as they would finish in mid table consecutively and in 2012, the club got relegated for the first time in their history. However, the club managed to quickly get promoted back to the top tier division in 2013.

New EraEdit

In 2017, Al Shaab merged with Al Sharjah to form Sharjah FC. Sharjah has launched a La Liga academy to become one of the only foreign clubs to sign a partnership deal with La Liga.[6] Sharjah has managed to win its first title since 1996 in 2019 with a record of only one loss. On 14 September 2019, Sharjah managed to win their first UAE Super Cup title since 1994.

GalleryEdit

HonoursEdit

17 Official Championships

UAE League: (6)

UAE President Cup: (8)

  • Champions: 1978–79, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1990–91, 1994–95, 1997–98, 2002–03

UAE Super Cup: (2)

  • Champions: 1994, 2019
Winners (1): 1977

GCC Champions League

  • Runners-up: 1991

Current squadEdit

As of UAE Pro-League:

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth.

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Abdullah Yousef   United Arab Emirates
2 Defender Abdullah Nasser U21   United Arab Emirates
3 Defender Al Hassan Saleh   United Arab Emirates
4 Defender Shahin Abdulrahman   United Arab Emirates
5 Defender Hamad Al-Jasmi   United Arab Emirates
6 Defender Majed Suroor   United Arab Emirates
7 Forward Ricardo Gomes   Cape Verde
8 Midfielder Mohammed Abdulbasit   United Arab Emirates
9 Forward Amr Reda U21   Egypt
10 Midfielder Igor Coronado   Brazil
11 Midfielder Omar Jumaa   United Arab Emirates
12 Goalkeeper Ahmed Mahmoud   United Arab Emirates
13 Defender Salem Sultan   United Arab Emirates
14 Midfielder Ahmed Al-Rezzi   United Arab Emirates
15 Midfielder Mohamed Al-Shehhi   United Arab Emirates
17 Defender Ali Al-Dhanhani   United Arab Emirates
18 Defender Abdullah Ghanem   United Arab Emirates
19 Midfielder Salim Barake U21   Palestine
20 Midfielder Ryan Mendes   Cape Verde
21 Defender Fawzi Fayez   United Arab Emirates
22 Defender Marcos Meloni   Brazil
24 Midfielder Saif Rashid   United Arab Emirates
26 Midfielder Resende U21   Brazil
29 Midfielder Otabek Shukurov   Uzbekistan
30 Midfielder Tareq Al-Khodaim   United Arab Emirates
33 Midfielder Mohammed Harib U21   United Arab Emirates
38 Midfielder Mohammed Khalfan   United Arab Emirates
40 Goalkeeper Adel Al-Hosani   United Arab Emirates
44 Defender Saif Abdurazzaq U21   United Arab Emirates
60 Defender Abdullah Aqeel U21   United Arab Emirates
66 Defender Sultan Saeed U21   United Arab Emirates
77 Forward Hamdan Al-Mansouri U21   United Arab Emirates
88 Midfielder Ahmed Suroor U21   United Arab Emirates


Other players under contractEdit

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth.

No. Position Player Nation
49 Forward Yousif Saeed   United Arab Emirates

Out on loanEdit

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth.

No. Position Player Nation
21 Defender Fawzi Fayez (on loan to Khor Fakkan)   United Arab Emirates
49 Goalkeeper Mayed Mohsen (on loan to Leganés B)   United Arab Emirates

International CompetitionsEdit

2004: Quarter Finals
2009: Withdrew
2020: TBD

AFC Champions League historyEdit

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2004 Group C   Al-Shorta 2–0 3–2 1st
  Al-Hilal 5–2 0–0
  Al-Ahli 3–0 3–0
Quarter-finals   Seongnam 2–5 0–6 2–11
2009 Withdrew
2020 Group C   Al-Taawoun TBD TBD
  Persepolis TBD TBD
  Al-Duhail TBD TBD
1989: Group Stage
1994: First Round

Asian Club Championship historyEdit

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1989 Group 2   Al-Ettifaq 0–1 3rd
  West Riffa 2–0
  Kazma 0–3
  Fanja 4–1
1994 First Round   Al-Muharraq 1–1 1–2 2–3

Club managersEdit

[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sharjah". UAE Pro League Committee. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  2. ^ "2019 AFC Asian Cup Welcome Guide". Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  3. ^ http://www.sharjahclub.ae/
  4. ^ https://www.thenational.ae/sport/uae-football-shake-up-three-clubs-merge-to-form-shabab-al-ahli-dubai-two-to-form-sharjah-cultural-club-1.46493
  5. ^ https://www.sharjahfc.gov.ae/تأريخ-تأسيس-النادي/
  6. ^ "La Liga academy to launch at Sharjah FC | Gulfnews". Gulf News. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Joint League" (in Arabic). UAEFA.ae.

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