Sharjah FC

Sharjah Football Club[3] 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.[4]

Sharjah FC
نادي الشارقة لكرة القدم
Logo
Full nameSharjah Football Club
Nickname(s)Al Malek (The King)
Founded1966[1]
GroundSharjah Stadium
Capacity12,000[2]
OwnerSultan Al Qasimi
ChairmanSalim Obaid Al Shamsi
ManagerAbdulaziz Al Anberi
LeagueUAE Pro League
2018–19UAE Pro League, 1st (champions)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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.

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.[5]

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

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.[6] 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.[7] 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.

GalleryEdit

HonoursEdit

17 Official Championships

Domestic

LeaguesEdit

UAE League: (6)

UAE Division One: (1)

  • Champions: 1992–93

CupsEdit

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

Regional
GCC Champions League

  • Runners-up: 1991

Current squadEdit

First team squadEdit

As of UAE Pro-League:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Abdullah Yousef   United Arab Emirates
3 Defender Al Hassan Saleh   United Arab Emirates
4 Defender Shahin Abdulrahman   United Arab Emirates
5 Defender Hamad Al-Jasmi   United Arab Emirates
6 Defender Majed Suroor   United Arab Emirates
8 Midfielder Mohammed Abdulbasit   United Arab Emirates
10 Midfielder Igor Coronado   Brazil
11 Midfielder Omar Jumaa   United Arab Emirates
12 Goalkeeper Ahmed Mahmoud   United Arab Emirates
13 Defender Salem Sultan   United Arab Emirates
14 Midfielder Ahmed Al-Rezzi   United Arab Emirates
15 Midfielder Mohamed Al-Shehhi   United Arab Emirates
17 Defender Ali Al-Dhanhani   United Arab Emirates
18 Defender Abdullah Ghanem   United Arab Emirates
20 Midfielder Ryan Mendes   Cape Verde
22 Defender Marcos Meloni   Brazil
24 Midfielder Saif Rashid   United Arab Emirates
27 Midfielder Luanzinho   Brazil
29 Midfielder Otabek Shukurov   Uzbekistan
30 Midfielder Tareq Al-Khodaim   United Arab Emirates
38 Midfielder Mohammed Khalfan   United Arab Emirates
40 Goalkeeper Adel Al-Hosani   United Arab Emirates
49 Goalkeeper Mayed Mohsen   United Arab Emirates
77 Midfielder Caio (on loan from Benfica)   Brazil
80 Forward Mohammed Al-Marbouei   Oman
91 Midfielder Omar Al-Hammadi (on loan from Khor Fakkan)   United Arab Emirates
98 Goalkeeper Abdulaziz Salah   United Arab Emirates

Reserve U21Edit

No Position Player Nation
2 Defender Abdullah Nasser   United Arab Emirates
9 Forward Amr Reda   Egypt
16 Forward Abdullah Al-Sowaidi   United Arab Emirates
19 Midfielder Salim Barake   Palestine
21 Forward Abdoullaye Traoré   Italy
25 Midfielder Saeed Al-Kaebi   United Arab Emirates
33 Midfielder Mohammed Al-Wahshi   United Arab Emirates
35 Midfielder Tareq Abdullah   United Arab Emirates
37 Midfielder Ahmed Al-Mulla   United Arab Emirates
43 Midfielder Abdullah Aziz   Comoros
44 Defender Saif Abdurazzaq   United Arab Emirates
45 Defender Omran Al-Jallaf   United Arab Emirates
50 Midfielder Ahmed Hadid   United Arab Emirates
55 Goalkeeper Ahmed Al-Marzouqi   United Arab Emirates
60 Defender Abdullah Aqeel   United Arab Emirates
62 Defender Mohammed Oyoun   United Arab Emirates
66 Defender Sultan Saeed   United Arab Emirates
70 Midfielder Saif Jassem   United Arab Emirates
79 Midfielder Abdulrahman Jomaa   United Arab Emirates
87 Defender Abdullah Al-Ajmani   United Arab Emirates
88 Midfielder Ahmed Suroor   United Arab Emirates
95 Goalkeeper Khaled Al-Zarouni   United Arab Emirates
96 Goalkeeper Hamad Howaij   United Arab Emirates
97 Goalkeeper Saoud Al-Hosani   United Arab Emirates

Other players under contractEdit

No Position Player Nation
Forward Yousif Saeed   United Arab Emirates

Out on loanEdit

No Position Player Nation
7 Forward Ricardo Gomes (on loan to Ittihad Kalba)   Cape Verde
26 Midfielder Resende (on loan to Khor Fakkan)   Brazil

International CompetitionsEdit

2004: Quarter Finals
2009: Withdrew
2020: TBD

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
2009 Withdrew
2020 Group C   Al-Taawoun 0–1 TBD
  Persepolis 2–2 TBD
  Al-Duhail TBD TBD
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 1 0 1 0 2 2 +0 000.00
  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
  Saudi Arabia 4 1 1 2 5 4 +1 025.00
  South Korea 2 0 0 2 2 11 −9 000.00

Club managersEdit

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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.thenational.ae/sport/uae-football-shake-up-three-clubs-merge-to-form-shabab-al-ahli-dubai-two-to-form-sharjah-cultural-club-1.46493
  5. ^ https://www.sharjahfc.gov.ae/تأريخ-تأسيس-النادي/
  6. ^ "La Liga academy to launch at Sharjah FC | Gulfnews". Gulf News. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Sharjah beat Shabab Al Ahli to win Arabian Gulf Super Cup". gulftoday. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Joint League" (in Arabic). UAEFA.ae.

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