Emirates Club

Emirates Club (Arabic: نادي الامارات‎) is a professional football club based in the city of RAK City in the United Arab Emirates. They play in the UAE First Division League after being relegated from the UAE Pro League in the 2018-19 season. They play their home games at the Emirates Club Stadium in Ras Al Khaimah.

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



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 Nassr and became the club known today as Emirates Cultural Sport Club.[2]


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.[3] On 11 June 2011, the new composition of the club was announced.[4]


Current squadEdit

As of UAE Division One:

No Position Player Nation
2 Defender Ali Moustafa   United Arab Emirates
3 Defender Yousef Hizam   United Arab Emirates
4 Midfielder Abdullahi El Kory   Mauritania
5 Defender Saif Al-Dera   United Arab Emirates
6 Midfielder Dhirar Bensaadallah   Algeria
7 Forward Yaqoub Yousif   United Arab Emirates
8 Midfielder Abdullah Al-Nuaimi   United Arab Emirates
9 Forward Tommy Tobar   Colombia
11 Midfielder Amer Omar   United Arab Emirates
13 Goalkeeper Ali Saeed Saqer   United Arab Emirates
14 Defender Mohammed Jamal   United Arab Emirates
16 Forward Mohammed Al-Hammadi   United Arab Emirates
17 Midfielder Mohammed Al-Ahmadi   United Arab Emirates
18 Forward Khalil Al-Darmaki   Oman
19 Midfielder Mohammed Kander   United Arab Emirates
20 Defender Nasser Al-Habsi   United Arab Emirates
21 Forward Saeed Al Ghafri   United Arab Emirates
22 Goalkeeper Marwan Al-Khodaim   United Arab Emirates
24 Midfielder Khaled Amber   United Arab Emirates
25 Defender Abdullah Al-Saroumi   United Arab Emirates
26 Defender Abdulsalam Ben Aref   Oman
30 Defender Abdullah Mohammed   United Arab Emirates
32 Defender Masoud Hassan   United Arab Emirates
33 Forward Lithierry   Brazil
40 Forward Furkan Ahmed   Ghana
70 Midfielder Tiago Garcês   Portugal
80 Midfielder Khaled Khamis   United Arab Emirates
90 Forward Diogo Acosta   Brazil
95 Goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Bloushi   United Arab Emirates
97 Goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Marzouqi   United Arab Emirates
Defender Firas Al-Khusaibi   United Arab Emirates
Midfielder Ahmed Abdulraheem   United Arab Emirates
Midfielder Abdullah Malallah   United Arab Emirates


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


  1. ^ "Board Members".
  2. ^ "منتديات كووورة". forum.kooora.com. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Merge Emirates and Ras Al Khaimah club" (in Arabic). emaratalyoum.com. 29 May 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  4. ^ "the new composition of the club" (in Arabic). emaratalyoum.com. 11 June 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011.

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