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Emirates Club (Arabic: نادي الامارات‎) is a professional football club based in the city of RAK City in the United Arab Emirates.

Emirates Club
نادي الإمارات
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Full nameEmirates Cultural Sport Club
نادي الإمارات الثقافي الرياضي
Nickname(s)Falcons
Founded1969 as Al-Qadisa
GroundEmirates Club Stadium
RAK City, Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Capacity5,200
ChairmanMohammed Esmaeel Hasan Al Awadhi[1]
ManagerEid Barout[2]
LeagueUAE Pro League
2018–19UAE Pro League, 13th, (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

EstablishmentEdit

The club was established in 1969, from a merger of three local football teams Al Ittihad, Al Ahly and Al Shaab under the name Oman Club. They were one of the first three teams along with Al Ahli and Al Oruba to play in the UAE league, however they would finish at last place with only 1 point.

In October 1982 the club name was changed to Al Qadsia, Two years later in July 1984 Al Qadsia was merged with Al Taliya and Al Nissr and became the club known today Emirates Cultural Sport Club.[3]

MergeEdit

On 29 May 2011, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr al-Qassimi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Kayed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Emirates and Ras Al Khaimah Clubs, announced the merger of the two clubs in one club under the name Emirates Club, To be representative of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. Decision to merge came on the recommendation of Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.[4] On 11 June 2011, was announced the new composition of the club.[5]

HonorsEdit

Current squadEdit

As of UAE Division One:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Ahmed Al-Shaji   United Arab Emirates
2 Defender Ali Mostafa   United Arab Emirates
4 Midfielder Abdullah El Kory   Mauritania
10 Forward Kaio   Brazil
11 Midfielder Amer Omar   United Arab Emirates
12 Defender Sultan Hussain   United Arab Emirates
13 Goalkeeper Ali Saeed Saqer   United Arab Emirates
14 Defender Mohammed Al-Bloushi U21   United Arab Emirates
16 Forward Mohammed Saeed Al-Hammadi   United Arab Emirates
19 Midfielder Mohammed Kander U21   United Arab Emirates
21 Forward Saeed Al-Ghafri   United Arab Emirates
22 Goalkeeper Marwan Al-Khodaim   United Arab Emirates
23 Defender Saad Surour   United Arab Emirates
24 Midfielder Khaled Amber   United Arab Emirates
26 Midfielder Hossam Lotfi   Egypt
27 Defender Ali Al-Amri   United Arab Emirates
30 Defender Abdullah Mohammed   United Arab Emirates
33 Forward Saber Khalifa   Tunisia
80 Midfielder Khaled Khamis   United Arab Emirates
89 Midfielder Abdullah Al-Nuaimi U21   United Arab Emirates
95 Goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Bloushi U21   United Arab Emirates
99 Forward Yaqoub Eisa U21   United Arab Emirates
Forward Tommy Tobar [es]   Colombia
Midfielder Mohammed Kander U21   United Arab Emirates
Midfielder Jasem Akbar   United Arab Emirates
Midfielder Salem Al Zeera   United Arab Emirates
Defender Fares Muradad   United Arab Emirates
Defender Abdulla Subait   United Arab Emirates
Goalkeeper Abdulla Jaber U21   United Arab Emirates
Goalkeeper Khalifa Al Qassab   United Arab Emirates

StaffEdit

Board MembersEdit

Title Name
Chairman   Mohammed Esmaeel Hasan Al Awadhi
Vice Chairman   Omar Mohammed Al Muzaki
Financial Manager   Ahmed Mohammed Al Nuaimi
Youth Supervisor   Anwar Abdulla Al Derbi
Investment Manager   Naji Mohammed Al Qahtani
Public Relation Manager   Naser Salem Al Naqbi

Last updated: 21 September 2019
Source: Emirates Club

Former managersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://eng.emiratesclub.ae/board-members-2/
  2. ^ https://www.kooora.com/?n=821608
  3. ^ "منتديات كووورة". forum.kooora.com. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Merge Emirates and Ras Al Khaimah club" (in Arabic). emaratalyoum.com. 29 May 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  5. ^ "the new composition of the club" (in Arabic). emaratalyoum.com. 11 June 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011.

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