Sharjah FC

Sharjah Football Club[3] or Al-Sharjah is an Emirati professional football club that competes in the UAE Arabian Gulf League. It is based in Sharjah city. The home stadium is Sharjah Stadium.

Sharjah FC
نادي الشارقة لكرة القدم
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Full nameSharjah Football Club
Nickname(s)Al Malek (The King)
Founded1966[1]
GroundSharjah Stadium
Capacity18,000[2]
OwnerSultan Al Qasimi
ChairmanAli Salim Almidfa
ManagerAbdulaziz Al Anberi
LeagueUAE Pro League
2019–20UAE Pro League, 4th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Sharjah FC founded in 1966 and based in Sharjah, 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.

HistoryEdit

Golden AgeEdit

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.[4]

DeclineEdit

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.

New EraEdit

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 after beating Shabab Al Ahli in penalties 4-3.

GalleryEdit

HonoursEdit

17 Official Championships

Domestic

LeaguesEdit

UAE League

UAE Division One

  • Champions: 1992–93

CupsEdit

UAE President's Cup

  • Winners (8): 1978–79, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1990–91, 1994–95, 1997–98, 2002–03

UAE Super Cup

  • Winners (2): 1994, 2019

Joint League Cup

  • Winners: 1977[5]

GCC Champions League

  • Runners-up: 1991

Current squadEdit

First team squadEdit

As of UAE Pro-League:

No Position Player Nation
3 DF Al Hassan Saleh   United Arab Emirates
4 DF Shahin Abdulrahman   United Arab Emirates
5 DF Hamad Jassim   United Arab Emirates
6 DF Majed Suroor   United Arab Emirates
7 MF Caio (on loan from Benfica)   Brazil
8 MF Mohammed Abdulbasit   United Arab Emirates
9 FW Welliton   Brazil
10 MF Igor Coronado   Brazil
11 MF Saif Rashid   United Arab Emirates
12 GK Hamad Howaij   United Arab Emirates
13 DF Salem Sultan   United Arab Emirates
14 MF Khaled Ba Wazir   United Arab Emirates
15 DF Abdulaziz Al-Kaabi   United Arab Emirates
17 DF Ali Al-Dhanhani   United Arab Emirates
18 DF Abdullah Ghanem   United Arab Emirates
19 DF Khaled Ibrahim   United Arab Emirates
22 DF Marcos Meloni   Brazil
23 FW Salem Saleh   United Arab Emirates
26 GK Darwish Bin Habib   United Arab Emirates
27 MF Luanzinho   Brazil
29 MF Otabek Shukurov   Uzbekistan
37 MF Ahmed Al-Mulla   United Arab Emirates
38 MF Mohammed Khalfan   United Arab Emirates
40 GK Adel Al-Hosani   United Arab Emirates
49 GK Mayed Mohsen   United Arab Emirates
88 MF Ahmed Suroor   United Arab Emirates
94 MF Juninho (on loan from Khor Fakkan)   Brazil

Reserve U21Edit

No Position Player Nation
2 MF Gustavo Mueller   Brazil
25 FW Saeed Al-Kaebi   United Arab Emirates
35 MF Tareq Abdullah   United Arab Emirates
45 FW Abdullah Al-Sowaidi   United Arab Emirates
55 GK Khaled Al-Zarouni   United Arab Emirates
71 MF Ali Taher   United Arab Emirates
77 FW Diogo Silva   Brazil
79 MF Abdelrahman Juma   United Arab Emirates
95 GK Abdullah Jumaa   United Arab Emirates
99 FW Philippe   Brazil

Out on loanEdit

No Position Player Nation
16 FW Caio Rosa (on loan to Khor Fakkan)   Brazil
28 MF Resende (on loan to Al Bataeh)   Brazil
30 MF Tareq Al-Khodaim (on loan to Khor Fakkan)   United Arab Emirates
80 FW Mohammed Al-Marbuii (on loan to Dibba Al-Hisn)   Oman
MF Hamad Ibrahim (on loan to Hatta)   United Arab Emirates
FW Jonathas (on loan to Hatta)   Brazil

International CompetitionsEdit

2004: Quarter Finals
2009: Withdrew
2020: Group Stage

AFC Champions League historyEdit

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2004 Group C   Al-Shorta 2–0 3–2 1st
  Al-Hilal 5–2 0–0
  Al-Ahli 3–0 3–0
Quarter-finals   Seongnam 2–5 0–6 2–11
2020 Group C   Al-Taawoun 0–1 6–0 4th
  Persepolis 2–2 0–4
  Al-Duhail 4–2 1–2
1989: Group Stage
1994: First Round

Asian Club Championship historyEdit

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1989 Group 2   Al-Ettifaq 0–1 3rd
  West Riffa 2–0
  Kazma 0–3
  Fanja 4–1
1994 First Round   Al-Muharraq 1–1 1–2 2–3

Record By CountryEdit

Country Pld W D L GF GA GD Win%
  Bahrain 5 3 1 1 10 3 +7 060.00
  Iran 2 0 1 1 2 6 −4 000.00
  Iraq 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3 100.00
  Kuwait 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3 000.00
  Oman 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 100.00
  Qatar 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 050.00
  Saudi Arabia 5 2 1 2 11 4 +7 040.00
  South Korea 2 0 0 2 2 11 −9 000.00

Club managersEdit

[citation needed]

Pro-League RecordEdit

Season Div. Tms. Pos. President's Cup League Cup
2008–09 PL 12 10th Quarter-Finals Group Stage
2009–10 PL 12 6th Round of 16 Group Stage
2010–11 PL 12 7th Preliminary Round Group Stage
2011–12 PL 12 12th Semi-Finals Group Stage
2012–13 D1 14 2nd Quarter-Finals
2013–14 PL 14 7th Round of 16 Semi-Finals
2014–15 PL 14 12th Round of 16 Runner-ups
2015–16 PL 14 11th Quarter-Finals Group Stage
2016–17 PL 14 9th Semi-Finals Group Stage
2017–18 PL 12 6th Quarter-Finals Group Stage
2018–19 PL 14 1st Semi-Finals Group Stage
2019–20a PL 14 4th Semi-Finals 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 = Division 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sharjah". UAE Pro League Committee. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  2. ^ "2019 AFC Asian Cup Welcome Guide". Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  3. ^ http://www.sharjahclub.ae/
  4. ^ https://www.sharjahfc.gov.ae/تأريخ-تأسيس-النادي/
  5. ^ "Joint League" (in Arabic). UAEFA.ae.

External linksEdit