New Radiant SC
|Full name||New Radiant Sports Club|
|Nickname(s)||The Blues or NRSC|
|Ground||Rasmee Dhandu Stadium
|Head Coach||Mika Lönnström|
|Website||Club home page|
New Radiant Sports Club / ނިއުރޭޑިއަންޓް / the blues or nrsc is a Maldivian football club based in Henveiru - Malé, Maldives. The club was founded in 19 August 1979 by Mr.Ahmed Waheed (H. Queen) and his friend Mr.Ahammadhanik (latti Ahanmadhey). New Radiant has won all domestic competitions being held in the Maldives and 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 and the only Maldivian club to have progressed beyond group stages in the AFC cup in multiple occasions.
New Radiant has won Dhivehi League four times, FA cup 11 times out of 26 and have won the Maldives 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 3 times.
New Radiant is the King of Maldivian Club football history with local and International. According to the statistics, New Radiant is the only team which won all the domestic top division championship three times in a row.
- 1 History
- 2 Titles won
- 3 Best Moments
- 4 Performance in AFC competitions
- 5 Current squad
- 6 External links
- 7 Footnotes
New Radiant won all the competitions that were held in 1997.
The club won FA Cup three times in a row and became first team to do so in Maldivian footballing history.
The Blues were able to clinch 2 titles, both the FA cup and the President's Cup. Dhivehi League was dominated by New Radiantt 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.
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 2008 in the group stage with 1 win, 1 draw and 4 losses.
After 2002, this was the year during which club did not win any of the tournaments. The Blues did not qualify for the AFC Cup 2009.
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.
In 2011, the Club reached President's Cup final but lost against the Victory Sports club.
They won 2012 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.
The blues won the first Charity Shield match from the beginning of the season and they won 2013 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 2013 quarter final to make another records.
On June 10, the blues won the Maldives FA Charity Shield match by beating Maziya. The club won 2014 Dhivehi League three times in a row and qualify AFC Cup 2015. On November 30, New Radiant won 2014 President's Cup three times in a row and that completed the record for the Maldivian football history to the only club which won all top division championship three times in a row. In this year, the Blues also won the 2014 FAM Women's Football Championship after beating Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF).
- Dhivehi League (4) 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014
- FA cup (11) 1989, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013
- Maldives National Championship / President's Cup (11) 1982, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2004, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014
- Maldivian FA Charity Shield (2) 2013, 2014
- Maldives Cup Winners' Cup (4) 1999, 2000, 2003, 2008
- Male' League (1) 2004
- POMIS Cup (3) 1994, 1995, 1997
- Veterans Cup (1) 2013
- FAM Women's Football Championship (1) 2014
- 1987 - Represented Maldives in the Football event of South Asian Games
- 1995 - Played in Asian Cup Winners Cup
- 1996 - Played in Asian Cup Winners Cup
- 1997 - Won all the tournaments of the season (POMIS Cup, FA cup and Maldives National Championship / President's Cup)
- 1998 - Won FA cup thrice in three years
- 2005 - Reached Semi Finals of AFC Cup 2005
- 2006 - Won Dhivehi League for the first time
- 2007 - Won FA cup again for thrice in three years.
- 2008 - Won Cup winners cup by beating Victory Sports Club in final. This was the last Cup winners cup tournament.
- 2012 - 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 - Won all the domestic tournaments (Maldivian FA Charity Shield, 2013 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 2013.
- 2014 - The club won 2014 Dhivehi League & President's Cup three times in a row . This was the record for the Maldivian football history to the only club which won all top division championship three times in a row.
Performance in AFC competitions
- AFC Champions League: 1 appearance
- 2002-03: Qualifying East - 2nd Round
- Asian Club Championship: 3 appearances
- AFC Cup: 6 appearances
- AFC Cup Winners Cup: 5 appearances
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- 12 The board of directors announced their decision to dedicate this number to their fans.
Board of Directors
- Chairman: Ali Waheed
- Vice Chairman: Hassan Shujau
- Board Director: Aishath Leesha
- Board Director: Adheel Ismail
- Board Director: Ahmed Zareer
- Board Director: Adam Ziyad
- Board Director: Ali Shareef
- Board Director: Ahmed Rameez
- Board Director: Mohamed Shafeeq
- Manager: Ismail Wisham
- Head Coach: Mika Lönnström
- Assistant Coach: Ismail Anil
- Kit Manager: Abdul Sattar Ahmed
- Official: Hussain Abdulla
- Official: Ahmed Rasheed
- Official: Ibrahim Shareef
- Official website
- Official Facebook Page
- Official Twitter Page
- Official Flickr Page
- Official Instagram Page
- New Radiant on www.maldivesoccer.com
- New Radiant page on www.the-afc.com
- New Radiant Sports Club Badge
- ::maldivesoccer.com: club profile ::
- "Club kits now officially on sale in Sports Power". New Radiant. 16 January 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014.