Club Valencia

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Club Valencia
Club Valencia.png
Club Valencia Logo
Full name Club Valencia
Nickname(s) VLC/VAL
Founded 1979; 36 years ago (1979)
Ground Rasmee Dhandu Stadium
Malé, Maldives
Ground Capacity 11,000
Chairman Ibrahim Raee Rasheed
Coach Mohamed Shiyaz(Mohan)
League Dhiraagu Dhivehi League
2014 Dhivehi League, 5th
Website Club home page

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

Club Valencia has won five National Championships, four Maldives FA Cups, six Maldives Cup Winners' Cups, and three 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.

An election was held during March 2012 for new posts. The new chairman of the club is Ibrahim Raee Rasheed, and the new vice chairman is Vadi Hassan Abdulla.


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 Sharuhan
2 Maldives DF Ali Shareef
3 Bulgaria DF Zhivko Dinev
4 Maldives DF Mohamed Rasheed
5 Maldives MF Muaan Moosa Manik
7 Maldives MF Abdul Wahid Ibrahim
8 Maldives MF Ahmed Wisham
9 Bulgaria FW Rumen Aleksandrov
10 Maldives MF Shamweel Gasim
13 Maldives DF Assad Abdul Ghanee (captain)
No. Position Player
13 Maldives FW Mukhuthar Naseer
15 Maldives DF Mohamed Niushadh
16 Maldives MF Mohamed Irufan
18 Maldives GK Mohamed Faisal
19 Maldives DF Hussain Mujthaba
23 Maldives MF Shaheem Abdul Gadhir
25 Maldives GK Ibrahim Labaan Shareef
29 Maldives DF Abdulla Nawwaf
30 Maldives FW Haidhar Akram
32 Maldives GK Mohamed Saif


Old club logo


1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2008
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008
1988, 1995, 1999, 2004
  • 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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