Sharjah Football Club is a United Arab Emirates football club that plays in the UAE Arabian Gulf League. It is based in Sharjah city. The home stadium is Sharjah Stadium. In 2017 Al-Shaab CSC merged with Sharjah to form the modern day club of Sharjah FC.
|Full name||Sharjah Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||Al Malek (The King)|
|Owner||Sultan Al Qasimi|
|Chairman||Salim Obaid Al Shamsi|
|Manager||Abdulaziz Al Anberi|
|League||UAE Pro League|
|2018–19||UAE Pro League, 1st (champions)|
Sharjah FC was established in 1966, is an Emirati club based in Sharjah, the club 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 is also the first official UAE league champion since its establishment in 1974.
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.
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.
In 2017, Al Shaab merged with Al Sharjah to form Sharjah FC. Sharjah has launched a La Liga academy to become one of the only foreign clubs to sign a partnership deal with La Liga. 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. Since winning the league the previous, they qualified for the 2020 AFC Champions League for the first time since 2004. They lost their first game 1-0 to Saudi Arabia’s Al Taawoun, and a week later, drew 2-2 to Iran’s Persepolis. Both of these games were played at home.
17 Official Championships
UAE League: (6)
UAE Division One: (1)
- Champions: 1992–93
UAE President Cup: (8)
- Champions: 1978–79, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1990–91, 1994–95, 1997–98, 2002–03
UAE Super Cup: (2)
- Champions: 1994, 2019
- Winners (1): 1977
GCC Champions League
- Runners-up: 1991
- see Al Shaab CSC for respective club championships.
First team squadEdit
As of UAE Pro-League: