New Radiant SC

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New Radiant
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Full name New Radiant Sports Club
Nickname(s) The Blues or NRSC
Founded 1979; 35 years ago (1979)
Ground Rasmee Dhandu Stadium
Male, Maldives
Ground Capacity 13,000
Chairman Maldives Ali Waheed
Coach Maldives Ismail Anil
League Dhivehi League
Website Club home page

New Radiant Sports Club / ނިއުރޭޑިއަންޓް / the blues or nrsc is a Maldivian football club based in Malé, Maldives. The club was founded in 19 August 1979[1] by Mr.Ahmed Waheed (H. Queen) and his friend Mr.Ahammadhanik (latti Ahanmadhey). They are the Maldivian Clubs which won all the competition held in Maldives along with Club Valencia. The club is the most successful & most popular local football club in Maldives in terms of trophies won and is also the most successful Maldivian club in International arena. They were semi finalists in the AFC Cup in 2005.

They have won Dhivehi League three times, FA cup 11 times out of 26 and have won the Cup Winners Cup four times. They were the current President's Cup & Dhivehi League Champions. They won President's Cup 10 times and POMIS Cup three times.

New Radiant is the King of Maldivian Club football history with local and International. According to the statistics they were most successful club & won most championship held in Maldives.

On November 2013, the club announced former Real Madrid player Ángel Pérez García as the head coach, ahead of the 2014 season. But after the first match of AFC Cup, the blues has terminated the contract of Pérez García.

History[edit]

1994[edit]

New Radiant won POMIS Cup and FA cup.

1995[edit]

The blues won POMIS Cup and Maldives National Championship / President's Cup.

1997[edit]

New Radiant won all the competitions that were held in 1997.

1998[edit]

The club won FA Cup three times in a row and became first team to do so in Maldivian footballing history.

2004[edit]

New Radiant claimed the FA cup and became the first team ever to qualify for the Asian cup.

2005[edit]

The club reached the Semi-Finals of the AFC Cup and were beaten in semi finals by champions Al Faisaly of Jordan.

2006[edit]

2006 was a successful season for New Radiant. The team won FA cup and the Dhivehi League.

2007[edit]

The Blues were able to clinch 2 titles, both the FA cup and the President's Cup. Dhivehi League was dominated by New Radiant during the early stages, but after poor results against smaller clubs like Maziya and Vyansa, Victory took the lead. The winner was decided on the last match which the Blues lost against the Red Devils.

2008[edit]

The first tournament of the season, the Cup Winners Cup was won by New Radiant. They lost FA cup final against VB Sports Club. After dominated in the first games of season, but the Blues ended up with poor results in the League & Presidents' Cup. They were knocked out of the AFC Cup in the group stage with 1 win, 1 draw and 4 losses.

2009[edit]

After 2002, this was the year during which club did not win any of the tournaments. They did not qualify for the AFC Cup 2009.

2010[edit]

The year 2010 was also an unsuccessful year for New Radiant. But the club ended the unbeaten streak of League Champions VB Sports Club in the FA cup semi final. However, similar to the previous years, they had to end the season with no success, as they lost the FA cup final against Victory.

2011[edit]

In 2011, the Club reached President's Cup final but lost against the Victory Sports club.

2012[edit]

They won Dhivehi League without losing a single match and also won the President's Cup by beating Victory Sports Club in the final. During the whole season, New Radiant lost just one match, which was against Club Eagles in the Quarter Final of FA cup. They qualified for the AFC Cup 2013 and have brought the most promising young stars to the team in preparation for the continental stage.

2013[edit]

The blues won the first Charity Shield match from the beginning of the season and they won Dhivehi League shield, becoming the first team in the history to finish off the league with a 100 percent record, without losing or drawing any of their matches. In August 2013, they won the Veterans Cup (35+ age) for the first time. At the beginning of October, they won FA Cup after 5 years. New Radiant finished the season by winning the President's Cup and that completed the domestic season with a remarkable 100% winning record. This year the blues reached AFC Cup quarter final to make another records.

2014[edit]

On June 10, the blues won the Charity Shield match by beating Maziya.

Titles won[edit]

Best Moments[edit]

1987[edit]

Represented Maldives in the Football event of South Asian Games

1995[edit]

Played in Asian Cup Winners Cup

1996[edit]

Played in Asian Cup Winners Cup

1997[edit]

Won all the tournaments of the season (POMIS Cup, FA cup and Maldives National Championship / President's Cup)

1998[edit]

Won FA cup thrice in three years

2005[edit]

Reached Semi Finals of AFC Cup

2006[edit]

Won Dhivehi League for the first time

2007[edit]

Won FA cup again for thrice in three years.

2008[edit]

Won Cup winners cup by beating Victory Sports Club in final. This was the last Cup winners cup tournament.

2012[edit]

Won Dhivehi League without losing a single game and President's Cup. In every games of the season, not conceded two goals in a single match, which was a local record

2013[edit]

Won all the domestic tournaments (Maldivian FA Charity Shield, Dhivehi League, FA cup, President's Cup) and finished the domestic season with a 100% winning record. Finished top of the group AFC Cup 2013 with a top scoring team in first round & reached Quarter finals of AFC Cup.

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

2002-03: Qualifying East - 2nd Round
1992: Qualifying - 2nd round
1997: Group Stage
2002: First Round
2005: Semi-Finals
2006: Group Stage
2007: Group Stage
2008: Group Stage
2013: Quarter Finals
1993/94: Quarter-Finals
1995/96: Quarter-Finals
1997/98: First Round
1998/99: Second Round
1999/00: First Round

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Maldives GK Mohamed Shafeeu
3 Maldives MF Mohamed Shifan
4 Maldives DF Ahmed Abdulla
5 Maldives MF Ibrahim Fazeel
6 Australia MF Dane Milovanovic
8 Maldives MF Shamweel Qasim
9 Maldives FW Ahmed Thariq
10 Maldives MF Mohammad Umair (vice-captain)
11 Maldives FW Ali Fasir (3rd captain)
13 Maldives MF Akram Abdul Ghanee
14 Maldives FW Hamza Mohamed
No. Position Player
17 Spain MF Escobedo Carmona Manuel David
18 Maldives GK Abdulla Nasih
19 Maldives DF Mohamed Rasheed
20 Morocco FW Jamal Dibi
21 Maldives FW Ibrahim Waheed Hassan
22 Maldives MF Mohamed Karam
23 Maldives MF Ahmed Niyaz
24 Maldives FW Ahmed Suhail
25 Maldives GK Imran Mohamed (captain)
26 Maldives DF Shafiu Ahmed
27 Maldives DF Mohamed Saudhullah
28 Maldives DF Ibrahim Niham Usman
30 Maldives FW Ahmed Hassan

Retired numbers[edit]

  • 120 The board of directors announced their decision to dedicate this number to their fans.[2]

Board of Directors[edit]

  • Chairman: Maldives Ali Waheed
  • Vice Chairman: Maldives Hassan Shujau
  • Board Director: Maldives Aishath Leesha
  • Board Director: Maldives Adheel Ismail
  • Board Director: Maldives Ahmed Zareer
  • Board Director: Maldives Adam Ziyad
  • Board Director: Maldives Ali Shareef
  • Board Director: Maldives Ahmed Rameez
  • Board Director: Maldives Mohamed Shafeeq

Senior Management[edit]

  • Director of Football: Maldives Anwar Ali
  • Director of Administrations: Maldives Ibrahim Shaaz Habeeb

Club Officials[edit]

  • Manager: Maldives Ismail Wisham
  • Head Coach: Maldives Ismail Anil
  • Assistant Coach:
  • Kit Manager: Maldives Abdul Sattar Ahmed
  • Official: Maldives Hussain Abdulla
  • Official: Maldives Ahmed Rasheed
  • Official: Maldives Ibrahim Shareef

External links[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ ::maldivesoccer.com: club profile ::
  2. ^ "Club kits now officially on sale in Sports Power". New Radiant. 16 January 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014.