Club Valencia

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Club Valencia
Club Valencia.png
Club Valencia Logo
Full name Club Valencia
Nickname(s) The Sunrisers
Founded 1979; 38 years ago (1979)
Ground National Stadium
Malé, Maldives
Ground Capacity 11,000
Chairman Adheel Jaleel
Coach Mohamed Iqbal (IQ)
League Dhivehi Premier League
2016 Dhivehi League, 6th
Website Club home page

Club Valencia is a Maldivian football club based in Malé, Maldives that plays in the Dhivehi Premier League. Club Valencia was the first Maldivian club to pay a salary for its players.

Club Valencia has won 05 National Championships, 05 Maldives FA Cups, 06 Maldives Cup Winners' Cups, and 03 POMIS Cups and Youth Championship 2013.


The notion of establishing a football club named Club Valencia arose in the late 1970s from the players of blue and gold teams participating in the Junior Football Pool organized by National Sports Academy.

The first two names proposed to the government for approval as the name of the club were Youth Recreation Movement and Juvenile Valencia Athletico; both were rejected. The third name, Club Valencia was then approved by the government.

The present chairman of the club is Mr.Adheel Jaleel who was elected to the post in 2015.


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 Faisal
2 Maldives DF Shafiu Ahmed
4 Maldives DF Mohamed Sifaan
5 Maldives MF Ahmed Rilwaan
7 Maldives MF Abdul Wahid Ibrahim
8 Maldives MF Ahmed Wisham
10 Maldives MF Hassan Adham
13 Maldives DF Akram Abdul Ghanee
13 Maldives MF Yoosuf Rameez
No. Position Player
15 Maldives DF Ibrahim Abdullah
16 Maldives MF Ahmed Nishaan
19 Maldives DF Hussain Mujthaba
23 Cameroon MF David Abouole
25 Maldives GK Ahmed Athif
29 Maldives DF Abdulla Nawwaf
30 Maldives FW Haidhar Akram


Old club logo


1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2008
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008
1988, 1995, 1999, 2004, 2016
  • Maldives Cup Winners' Cup: 6
1996, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2007
  • POMIS Cup: 3
1992, 1996, 2001
  • Inter-cone trophy held at Sri Lanka: 1


  • Veterans Cup: 3
  • Veterans Association Cup – Veterans: 1
  • Veterans Association Cup – Masters: 1

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

2002–03: Qualifying East – 2nd Round
1986: Qualifying Stage
1995: Preliminary Round
1995: First Round
1996: Second Round
1999: First Round
2000: Second Round
2004: Group Stage
2005: Group Stage
2009: Group Stage
1996/97: Second Round
2000/01: First Round

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