Emirates Club

Emirates Club (Arabic: نادي الامارات‎) is a professional football club based in the city of Ras Al Khaimah, 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 الامارات
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Full nameEmirates Cultural Sport Club
Nickname(s)Falcons
Founded1969; 52 years ago (1969), as Oman Club
GroundEmirates Club Stadium
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Capacity5,200
ChairmanMahmoud Hassan Al Shamsi
ManagerGjoko Hadžievski
LeagueUAE Division 1
2020–21UAE Division 1, 2nd, (Promoted)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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 Nassr and became the club known today as Emirates Cultural Sport Club.[1]

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

HonorsEdit

Current squadEdit

As of UAE Pro League:

No Position Player Nation
2 DF Ali Moustafa   United Arab Emirates
3 DF Yousef Hizam   United Arab Emirates
4 MF Abdullahi El Kory   Mauritania
5 DF Saif Al-Dera   United Arab Emirates
7 FW Yaqoub Yousif   United Arab Emirates
8 FW Saad Khamis   United Arab Emirates
10 MF Abdullah Al-Nuaimi   United Arab Emirates
11 FW Saeed Al Ghafri   United Arab Emirates
12 FW Alyson Motta   Brazil
13 GK Ali Saeed Saqer   United Arab Emirates
14 DF Mohammed Jamal   United Arab Emirates
16 FW Mohammed Al-Hammadi   United Arab Emirates
17 DF Sabeel Ghazi   United Arab Emirates
18 MF Abdullah Malallah   United Arab Emirates
19 MF Mohammed Kander   United Arab Emirates
20 DF Nasser Al-Habsi   United Arab Emirates
22 GK Marwan Al-Khodaim   United Arab Emirates
23 FW Khalil Al-Darmaki   Oman
24 MF Khaled Amber   United Arab Emirates
25 DF Abdullah Al-Saroumi   United Arab Emirates
29 MF Hassan Yousuf   United Arab Emirates
30 DF Abdullah Mohammed   United Arab Emirates
33 FW Lithierry   Brazil
70 FW Tiago Garcês   Portugal
80 MF Khaled Khamis   United Arab Emirates
90 FW Diogo Acosta   Brazil
96 DF Firas Al-Khusaibi   United Arab Emirates
97 GK Abdullah Al-Marzouqi   United Arab Emirates

StaffEdit

Board MembersEdit

Title Name
Chairman   Yousef Abdullah Al Batran
Vice Chairman   Khaled Humaid Al Suwaidi
Financial Manager   Thani Salem Al-Shehhi
Youth Supervisor   Ahmed Jaber Al-Awadhi
Investment Manager   Muhammad Abdullah Al-Hammadi
Public Relation Manager   Khalil Ibrahim Al-Taweel

Last updated: 17 July 2021
Source: Al Bayan

Former managersEdit

Pro-League RecordEdit

Season Div. Tms. Pos. President's Cup League Cup
2008–09 D1 16 2nd Round of 16
2009–10 PL 12 11th Champions First Round
2010–11 D1 8 2nd Quarter-Finals
2011–12 PL 12 11th Round of 16 First Round
2012–13 D1 14 1st Preliminary Round
2013–14 PL 14 11th Round of 16 First Round
2014–15 PL 14 10th Round of 16 First Round
2015–16 PL 14 12th Quarter-Finals First Round
2016–17 PL 14 11th Quarter-Finals First Round
2017–18 PL 12 11th Round of 16 First Round
2018–19 PL 14 13th Quarter-Finals Quarter-Finals
2019–20a D1 11 1st Preliminary Round
2020–21 D1 11 2nd 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 = UAE Division 1

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit