Sharjah FC

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Sharjah Football Club (Arabic: نادي الشارقة لكرة القدم) is an Emirati professional football club based in Sharjah that competes in the UAE Pro League. Their home stadium is Sharjah Stadium.

Sharjah FC
نادي الشارقة لكرة القدم
Logo
Full nameSharjah Football Club
Nickname(s)Al Malek (The King)
Founded1966; 55 years ago (1966)[1]
GroundSharjah Stadium
Capacity18,000[2]
OwnerSultan Al Qasimi
ChairmanAli Salim Almidfa
ManagerAbdulaziz Al Anberi
LeagueUAE Pro League
2020–21UAE Pro League, 4th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Founded in 1966, it 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 was also the first official UAE league champion since its establishment in 1974.

History

Golden Age

 
Former crest of the club (1974–2017)

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.[3]

Decline

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 Era

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 after beating Shabab Al Ahli in penalties 4-3.

Honours

17 Official Championships

Domestic

Leagues

UAE League

UAE Division One

  • Champions: 1992–93

Cups

UAE President's Cup

  • Winners (8): 1978–79, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1990–91, 1994–95, 1997–98, 2002–03

UAE Super Cup

  • Winners (2): 1994, 2019

Joint League Cup

  • Winners: 1977[4]

GCC Champions League

  • Runners-up: 1991

Current squad

First team squad

No Position Player Nation
2 DF Gustavo Alemão   Brazil
3 DF Al Hassan Saleh   United Arab Emirates
4 DF Shahin Abdulrahman   United Arab Emirates
5 DF Hamad Jassim   United Arab Emirates
6 DF Majed Suroor   United Arab Emirates
7 MF Caio   Brazil
8 MF Mohammed Abdulbasit   United Arab Emirates
9 FW Ahmed Al-Attas   United Arab Emirates
11 MF Saif Rashid   United Arab Emirates
12 GK Hamad Howaij   United Arab Emirates
13 DF Salem Sultan   United Arab Emirates
14 MF Khaled Ba Wazir   United Arab Emirates
17 DF Ali Al-Dhanhani   United Arab Emirates
18 DF Abdullah Ghanem   United Arab Emirates
19 DF Khaled Ibrahim   United Arab Emirates
20 MF Bernard   Brazil
21 MF Abdullah Kazim   United Arab Emirates
22 DF Marcus Meloni   Brazil
23 FW Salem Saleh   United Arab Emirates
24 MF Majid Rashid   United Arab Emirates
26 GK Darwish Bin Habib   United Arab Emirates
27 MF Luanzinho   Brazil
28 FW Ben Malango   DR Congo
29 MF Otabek Shukurov   Uzbekistan
32 DF Abdullah Al-Hammadi   United Arab Emirates
40 GK Adel Al-Hosani   United Arab Emirates
49 GK Mayed Mohsen   United Arab Emirates
78 MF Khalil Khamis   United Arab Emirates

Reserve U21

No Position Player Nation
16 FW Caio Rosa   Brazil
33 DF Hamad Fahad   United Arab Emirates
71 MF Ali Taher   United Arab Emirates
79 MF Abdelrahman Juma   United Arab Emirates
80 MF Dhari Fahad   United Arab Emirates
95 GK Abdullah Jumaa   United Arab Emirates
98 FW Ali Al-Hammadi   United Arab Emirates

Unregistered players

No Position Player Nation
88 MF Ahmed Suroor   United Arab Emirates
99 FW Philippe   Brazil
MF Rafael Resende   Brazil

Out on loan

No Position Player Nation
15 DF Abdulaziz Al-Kaabi (on loan to Al-Nasr)   United Arab Emirates
25 MF Saeed Al-Kaabi (on loan to Emirates)   United Arab Emirates
FW Ousmane Camara (on loan to Ittihad Kalba)   Guinea

Performance in AFC competitions

2004: Quarter Finals
2009: Withdrew
2020: Group Stage
2021: Round of 16

AFC Champions League history

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
2020 Group C   Al-Taawoun 0–1 6–0 4th
  Persepolis 2–2 0–4
  Al-Duhail 4–2 1–2
2021 Group B   Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 1–0 3–2 1st
  Tractor 0–2 0–0
  Pakhtakor 4–1 1–1
Round of 16   Al Wahda 1–1 (p) (4–5)
1989: Group Stage
1994: First Round

Asian Club Championship history

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

Record By Country

Country Pld W D L GF GA GD Win%
  Bahrain 5 3 1 1 10 3 +7 060.00
  Iran 4 0 2 2 2 8 −6 000.00
  Iraq 4 4 0 0 9 4 +5 100.00
  Kuwait 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3 000.00
  Oman 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 100.00
  Qatar 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 050.00
  Saudi Arabia 5 2 1 2 11 4 +7 040.00
  South Korea 2 0 0 2 2 11 −9 000.00
  United Arab Emirates 1 0 1 0 1 1 +0 000.00
  Uzbekistan 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 050.00

Club managers

[citation needed]

Pro-League record

Season Div. Tms. Pos. President's Cup League Cup
2008–09 PL 12 10th Quarter-Finals First Round
2009–10 PL 12 6th Round of 16 First Round
2010–11 PL 12 7th Preliminary Round First Round
2011–12 PL 12 12th Semi-Finals First Round
2012–13 D1 14 2nd Quarter-Finals
2013–14 PL 14 7th Round of 16 Semi-Finals
2014–15 PL 14 12th Round of 16 Runner-ups
2015–16 PL 14 11th Quarter-Finals First Round
2016–17 PL 14 9th Semi-Finals First Round
2017–18 PL 12 6th Quarter-Finals First Round
2018–19 PL 14 1st Semi-Finals First Round
2019–20a PL 14 4th Semi-Finals Quarter-Finals
2020–21 PL 14 4th Semi-Finals Quarter-Finals

Notes^ 2019–20 UAE football season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Arab Emirates.

Key

  • Pos. = Position
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • PL = Pro-League
  • D1 = Division 1

References

  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. ^ https://www.sharjahfc.gov.ae/تأريخ-تأسيس-النادي/
  4. ^ "Joint League" (in Arabic). UAEFA.ae.

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