Emirates Club

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Emirates Club
نادي الإمارات
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Full nameEmirates Cultural Sport Club
نادي الإمارات الثقافي الرياضي
Nickname(s)Falcons
Founded1969 as Al-Qadisa
GroundEmirates Club Stadium
Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Capacity5,200
ChairmanSh. Ahmed bin Saqer Al-Qasimi
ManagerEid Barout[1]
LeagueUAE Pro League
2018–19UAE Pro League, 13th, (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

Emirates Club (Arabic: نادي الامارات‎) is a professional football club based in the city of Ras al-Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates.

History[edit]

Establishment[edit]

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 Nissr and became the club known today Emirates Cultural Sport Club.[2]

Merge[edit]

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 His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.[3] On 11 June 2011, was announced the new composition of the club.[4]

Honors[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of UAE Division One:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Ahmed Al-Shaji  United Arab Emirates
2 Defender Ali Mostafa  United Arab Emirates
4 Midfielder Abdullah El Kory  Mauritania
11 Midfielder Amer Omar  United Arab Emirates
12 Defender Sultan Hussain  United Arab Emirates
13 Goalkeeper Ali Saeed Saqer  United Arab Emirates
14 Defender Mohammed Al-Bloushi U21  United Arab Emirates
16 Forward Mohammed Saeed Al-Hammadi  United Arab Emirates
19 Midfielder Mohammed Kander U21  United Arab Emirates
21 Forward Saeed Al-Ghafri  United Arab Emirates
22 Goalkeeper Marwan Al-Khodaim  United Arab Emirates
23 Defender Saad Surour  United Arab Emirates
24 Midfielder Khaled Amber  United Arab Emirates
26 Midfielder Hossam Lotfi  Egypt
27 Defender Ali Al-Amri  United Arab Emirates
30 Defender Abdullah Mohammed  United Arab Emirates
80 Midfielder Khaled Khamis  United Arab Emirates
89 Midfielder Abdullah Al-Nuaimi U21  United Arab Emirates
95 Goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Bloushi U21  United Arab Emirates
99 Forward Yaqoub Eisa U21  United Arab Emirates

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 – Present )

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.kooora.com/?n=821608
  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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