Club Valencia (Maldives)

Club Valencia is a Maldivian football club based in Malé, Maldives. Nicknamed The Sunrisers, the club competes in the Dhivehi Premier League, the top tier of Maldivian football.

Club Valencia
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Full nameClub Valencia
Nickname(s)The Sunrisers
Founded16 October 1979; 42 years ago (1979-10-16)
GroundNational Football Stadium
Malé, Maldives
ChairmanAdheel Jaleel
CoachMohamed Athif
LeagueDhivehi Premier League
WebsiteClub website


The notion of establishing a football club named Club Valencia arose in the late 1970s from the players of blue and gold teams participating in the Junior Football Pool organized by National Sports Academy.

The first two names proposed to the government for approval as the name of the club were Youth Recreation Movement and Juvenile Valencia Atletico; both were rejected. The third name, Club Valencia was then approved by the government.

The chairman of the club is Mr. Adheel Jaleel who was elected to the post in 2015.[citation needed]


Current squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   MDV Mohamed Faisal
2 DF   MDV Shafiu Ahmed
4 DF   MDV Mohamed Sifaan
5 MF   MDV Ahmed Rilwaan
7 MF   MDV Abdul Wahid Ibrahim
8 MF   MDV Ahmed Wisham
10 MF   MDV Hassan Adham
13 DF   MDV Akram Abdul Ghanee
No. Pos. Nation Player
13 MF   MDV Yoosuf Rameez
15 DF   MDV Ibrahim Abdullah
16 MF   MDV Ahmed Nishaan
19 DF   MDV Hussain Mujthaba
23 MF   MDV Shaheem Abdul Gadhir
25 GK   MDV Ahmed Athif
29 DF   MDV Abdulla Nawwaf
30 FW   MDV Haidhar Akram


Former crest of Club Valencia
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004[1]
1993 1988, 2016
1997, 1998, 2005, 2007



  • Veterans Cup: 3
  • Veterans Association Cup – Veterans: 1
  • Veterans Association Cup – Masters: 1

Performance in AFC competitionsEdit

2002–03: Qualifying East – 2nd Round
1986: Qualifying Stage
1995: Preliminary Round
1995: First Round
1996: Second Round
1999: First Round
2000: Second Round
2004: Group Stage
2005: Group Stage
2009: Group Stage
2017: Preliminary Round
1996/97: Second Round
2000/01: First Round


  1. ^ "Club Valencia Trophies". Soccerway. Retrieved 2020-05-19.

External linksEdit