Al-Merrikh SC

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Full nameAl-Merrikh Sporting Club
Nickname(s)Al-Zaeem الزعيم (The Chief)
The Red Devils
Al-Ahmar Al-Wahhaj (The Glowing Red)
FoundedInitially as Al-Masalmah in 1908 – 14 November 1927
GroundAl-Merrikh Stadium
Omdurman, Khartoum State, Sudan
PresidentAyman Mubarak
ManagerHeron Ferreira
LeagueSudan Premier League
2021–22Sudan Premier League, 2nd
WebsiteClub website

Al-Merrikh Sporting Club (Arabic: نادي المريخ الرياضي) is a Sudanese professional football club based in Omdurman. 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, and have won the Sudan Premier League 22 times and Sudan Cup 26 times. The club shares a fierce rivalry with Al-Hilal, the games between them regularly selling out, as well as being the only other realistic challenger to the league crown. They won the Om-al-Dahab championship in 1965 and have been the only team to have ever won this one time event. Al-Hilal are also based in Omdurman with only Al-Ardha street separating the teams and between them they are Sudan's most powerful and successful football clubs.[citation needed]

Club history[edit]

Al-Merrikh was founded under the name of Al-Masalma Sporting Club in 1908 by students from Al-Masalmah district that was headed by their chairman Jek Deng Aban Gorang in Omdurman of Gordon Memorial College. The club renamed as Al-Merrikh Sporting Club on 14 November 1927.[1]




The only Club in Sudan to win Continental Cup.

CECAFA titles[edit]


As of 6 August 2023.

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Sudan SDN Jaras Kafi
2 DF Sudan SDN Mustafa Karshoum
3 DF Sudan SDN Muhamed Kesra
5 DF Sudan SDN Hamza Dawod
6 DF Sudan SDN Shamseldin Ali
7 MF Sudan SDN Muhamed Alrasheed (5th Captain)
8 MF Sudan SDN Wajdi Awad
9 FW Sudan SDN Aljezoli Nouh
11 MF Sudan SDN Tajeldin Yagoub
12 MF Sudan SDN Ammar Taifour
13 DF Sudan SDN Hasan Saboun
14 DF Sudan SDN Ahmed Tabanja
15 MF Colombia COL Brayan Angulo
16 GK Sudan SDN Muhamed Mustafa (3rd Captain)
17 GK Sudan SDN Ahmed Alfateh
18 MF Sudan SDN Ahmed Al-Tash
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF Sudan SDN Diaa Mahjoub
20 DF Sudan SDN Salah Nemer (4th Captain)
21 DF Sudan SDN Amir Kamal (Captain)
22 FW Sudan SDN Musa Husein
23 DF Sudan SDN Ahmed Bibo
24 MF Sudan SDN Muhamed Al-Teket
25 MF Sudan SDN Alsmani Alsawi
26 FW Sudan SDN Eskandar Samuel
27 MF Sudan SDN Suliman Zakaria
28 DF Sudan SDN Mazin Mohamedein
29 MF Sudan SDN Ramadan Agab (Vice-Captain)
32 DF Sudan SDN Rami Kertikila
34 MF Sudan SDN Tareg Ahmed Suliman
36 MF Sudan SDN Yusuf Fadasi
38 DF Sudan SDN Bakhit Khamis
40 GK Sudan SDN Ebrahim Yousef

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF Sudan SDN Ali Zizo (on loan) Hilal Alsahil SC (Until June 2023)
MF Sudan SDN Muhamed Mukhtar (on loan) Hilal Alsahil SC (Until June 2023)
FW Sudan SDN Sedig Kuwa (on loan) Hay Al-Arab SC (Until June 2023)
FW Sudan SDN Seif Dawoud (on loan) Al-Ahli SC (Wad Madani) (Until June 2023)


  1. ^ "تأسيس نادي المريخ (Foundation of the club)". Al-Merrikh Official website. 1 September 2014. Archived from the original on 23 May 2015. Retrieved 2 May 2015.

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