Emirates Club

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Emirates Club
نادي الإمارات
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Full nameEmirates Cultural Sport Club
نادي الإمارات الثقافي الرياضي
Founded1969 as Al-Qadisa
GroundEmirates Club Stadium
RAK City, Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
ChairmanMohammed Esmaeel Hasan Al Awadhi [1]
ManagerGjoko Hadžievski
LeagueUAE Division 1
2019–20UAE Division 1, 1st, (League abandoned, no promotion)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Emirates Club (Arabic: نادي الامارات‎) is a professional football club based in the city of RAK City, United Arab Emirates. They play in the UAE First Division League after being relegated from the UAE Pro League in the 2018-19 season. They play their home games at the Emirates Club Stadium in Ras Al Khaimah.



The club was established in 1969, from a merger of three local football teams: Al Ittihad, Al Ahly and Al Shaab under the name Oman Club. They were one of the first three teams along with Al Ahli and Al Oruba to play in the UAE league, however they would finish at last place with only 1 point.

In October 1982 the club name was changed to Al Qadsia, Two years later in July 1984 Al Qadsia was merged with Al Taliya and Al Nassr and became the club known today as Emirates Cultural Sport Club.[2]

On 29 May 2011, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr al-Qassimi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Kayed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Emirates and Ras Al Khaimah Clubs, announced the merger of the two clubs in one club under the name Emirates Club, To be representative of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. Decision to merge came on the recommendation of Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.[3] On 11 June 2011, the new composition of the club was announced.[4]


Current squad[edit]

As of UAE Division One:

No Position Player Nation
2 Defender Ali Moustafa  United Arab Emirates
3 Defender Yousef Hizam  United Arab Emirates
4 Midfielder Abdullahi El Kory  Mauritania
6 Defender Saif Khalfan (on loan from Al-Jazira)  United Arab Emirates
7 Forward Yaqoub Yousif  United Arab Emirates
9 Forward Tommy Tobar  Colombia
11 Forward Saeed Al Ghafri  United Arab Emirates
13 Goalkeeper Ali Saeed Saqer  United Arab Emirates
14 Defender Mohammed Jamal  United Arab Emirates
16 Forward Mohammed Al-Hammadi  United Arab Emirates
17 Defender Sebil Ghazi  United Arab Emirates
18 Midfielder Abdullah Malallah  United Arab Emirates
19 Midfielder Mohammed Kander  United Arab Emirates
20 Defender Nasser Al-Habsi  United Arab Emirates
21 Defender Mahmoud Qassem  United Arab Emirates
22 Goalkeeper Marwan Al-Khodaim  United Arab Emirates
23 Forward Saad Khamis  United Arab Emirates
24 Midfielder Khaled Amber  United Arab Emirates
26 Defender Abdulsalam Ben Aref  Oman
30 Defender Abdullah Mohammed  United Arab Emirates
33 Forward Lithierry  Brazil
40 Forward Furkan Ahmed  Ghana
77 Midfielder Mohammed Jamal  United Arab Emirates
80 Midfielder Khaled Khamis  United Arab Emirates
90 Forward Diogo Acosta  Brazil
95 Goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Bloushi  United Arab Emirates
96 Defender Firas Al-Khusaibi  United Arab Emirates
97 Goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Marzouqi  United Arab Emirates
99 Defender Hassan Ameen  United Arab Emirates
Midfielder Ahmed Al-Naqbi  United Arab Emirates
Forward Khalil Al-Darmaki  Oman


Board Members[edit]

Title Name
Chairman United Arab Emirates Mohammed Esmaeel Hasan Al Awadhi
Vice Chairman United Arab Emirates Omar Mohammed Al Muzaki
Financial Manager United Arab Emirates Ahmed Mohammed Al Nuaimi
Youth Supervisor United Arab Emirates Anwar Abdulla Al Derbi
Investment Manager United Arab Emirates Naji Mohammed Al Qahtani
Public Relation Manager United Arab Emirates Naser Salem Al Naqbi

Last updated: 21 September 2019
Source: Emirates Club

Former managers[edit]

  • Serbia Zoran Đorđević (1981–82)
  • Iraq Akram Ahmad Salman (1996–97)
  • Germany Reinhard Fabisch (2005–07)
  • Iran Ebrahim Ghasempour (1 January 2009 – 10 September 2009)
  • Tunisia Ahmed Al-A'ajlani (2009–10)
  • Tunisia Ghazi Ghrairi (2010–11)
  • Tunisia Khaled Al Suwaidi (13 December 2011 – 31 December 2011)
  • Tunisia Lotfi Benzarti (1 January 2012 – 8 October 2012)
  • Brazil Júnior dos Santos (2012–13)
  • Brazil Sérgio Alexandre (2013)
  • United Arab Emirates Eid Barout (30 May 2013 – 8 December 2013)
  • Brazil Paulo Comelli (9 December 2013 – June 2016)
  • GermanyTheo Bücker (June 2016 – December 2016)
  • Tunisia Noureddine Abidi (caretaker) (December 2016)
  • Czech Republic Ivan Hašek (28 December 2016 – 31 October 2017 )
  • Tunisia Noureddine Abidi (caretaker) (1 November 2017 – 5 January 2018)
  • United Arab Emirates Nour Al Obaidi (5 January 2018 – 20 April 2018 )
  • Syria Nizar Mahrous (20 April 2018  – 28 May 2018)
  • Tunisia Jalal Qaderi (28 May 2018 –8 June 2019)
  • United Arab Emirates Eid Barout (9 June 2019 –31 October 2019)
  • North Macedonia Gjoko Hadžievski (3 November 2019 – Present)

Pro-League Record[edit]

Season Div. Tms. Pos. President's Cup League Cup
2008–09 D1 16 2nd Round of 16
2009–10 PL 12 11th Champions Group Stage
2010–11 D1 8 2nd Quarter-Finals
2011–12 PL 12 11th Round of 16 Group Stage
2012–13 D1 14 1st Preliminary Round
2013–14 PL 14 11th Round of 16 Group Stage
2014–15 PL 14 10th Round of 16 Group Stage
2015–16 PL 14 12th Quarter-Finals Group Stage
2016–17 PL 14 11th Quarter-Finals Group Stage
2017–18 PL 12 11th Round of 16 Group Stage
2018–19 PL 14 13th Quarter-Finals Quarter-Finals
2019–20a D1 11 1st Preliminary Round

Notes^ 2019–20 UAE football season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Arab Emirates.


  • Pos. = Position
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • PL = Pro-League
  • D1 = UAE Division 1


  1. ^ "Board Members".
  2. ^ "منتديات كووورة". forum.kooora.com. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Merge Emirates and Ras Al Khaimah club" (in Arabic). emaratalyoum.com. 29 May 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  4. ^ "the new composition of the club" (in Arabic). emaratalyoum.com. 11 June 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011.

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