Al-Merrikh SC

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Al-Merrikh SC
Al-Merrikh SC (logo).png
Full name Al-Merrikh Sporting Club
Nickname(s) Al-Zaeem (The Leader)
The Red Devils
Al-Ahmar Al-Wahhag
Founded Initially as Al-Masalam in 1908 – November 14, 1927
Ground Al-Merrikh Stadium
Omdurman, Sudan
Ground Capacity 45,000
President Gamal Al-Wali
Manager Diego Garzitto
League Sudan Premier League
2014 2nd place
Website Club home page
Current season

Al-Merrikh Sporting Club (Arabic: نادي المريخ الرياضي‎) is a Sudanese football club based in Omdurman, Sudan. Their home stadium is Al-Merrikh Stadium. Which is locally known as The Red Castle. Founded in 1908, Al-Merrikh is one of the oldest football clubs in Africa. El-Merrikh have won the Sudanese Premier League title 19 times and winners of Sudan cup for 24 times.

Al-Merrikh means Mars in Arabic. They share a fierce rivalry with Al-Hilal club, the games between them regularly selling out, as well as being the only other realistic challenger to the league crown. Al-Hilal are also based in Omdurman and between them they are Sudan's most powerful and successful football clubs.

Club history[edit]

Al-Merrikh was founded under the name of Al-Masalma Sporting Club in 1908 by students from Al-Masalam district in Omdurman of Gordon Memorial College. The club renamed as Al-Merrikh Sporting Club in 14 November 1927.[1]

Crest[edit]

Honours[edit]

National titles[edit]

Champions (19): 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 (2nd Half), 1975, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2011, 2013
Winners (24): 1954, 1959, 1962, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013
Champions (17): 1953–54, 1955–56, 1961–62, 1965–66, 1967–68, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1978–79, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1995–96, 1996–97

International titles[edit]

Runner-up (1): 2007
Winners (1): 1989
Winners (3): 1986, 1994, 2014
Runners-up (3): 1987, 1988, 2009
  • Dubai Golden Cup
Winners (1): 1987

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

Participated 36 times in all CAF championships

(2 times withdrew – 7 times First Round – 7 times Second Round – 1 time Quarter-Finals – 1 time Group Stage – 1 time Preliminary Round)

(1 time as Finalist – 1 time semifinal – 1 time – 1 time Quarter-Finals – 1 time Intermediate Round – 1 time Preliminary Round)

appearances (1 time Winner – 2 times semi-finals – 1 time Quarter-Finals – 3 times Second Round – 4 times First Round)

Current squad (2014-15)[edit]

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

No. Position Player
- Sudan GK El Muez Mahgoub
- Sudan GK Ehab Zoghber
- Sudan GK Atef Abdallah
- Sudan DF Ahmed El-Basha
- Sudan DF Ahmed Abdalla
- Sudan DF El Rayah Maki
- Sudan DF Omer Bakhit
- Sudan DF Ali Gaffar
- Sudan DF Ala'a Eldin Yousif
- Sudan DF Bakhit Khamis
- Sudan DF Balla Gabir
- Sudan DF Mosaab Omer
- Sudan DF Issac Malikh
- Sudan MF Ragei Adbdalla
No. Position Player
- Sudan MF Magdi Abdelatif
- Sudan MF Ramadan Agab
- Sudan MF Ahmed Abakar
- Ghana MF Augustine Okrah
- Egypt MF Ayman Saied
- Sudan FW Abdu Gabir
- Sudan FW Bakri Al-Madina
- Ghana FW Francis Coffie
- Nigeria FW Solomon Jabason
- Ivory Coast FW Didier Libré
- Sudan FW Mohamed Marhoum
- Sudan FW Mohamed Traoré

Notable former players[edit]

Managerial history[edit]

Updated: July 2014.[4]

Presidential history[edit]

Al-Merrikh have had numerous presidents over the course of history, none of them was owner of the club, although the land on which the current stadium was owned by Abdularahman Shakhour, some of the presidents have been honorary players. Currently Gamal Alwali is the chairman. Here is a complete list of Al-Merrikh club presidents from 1927 until the present day.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "تأسيس نادي المريخ (Foundation of the club)". Al-Merrikh Official website. 1 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sudan – List of Champions". Hans Schöggl and RSSSF 1999/2011. 12 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sudan – List of Cup Winners". Hans Schöggl and RSSSF 1999/2011. 12 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "22 مدربا تناوبوا على تدريب المريخ فى العشر سنوات الماضية". sudanafoogonline. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 

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