Emirates Club

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Emirates Club
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Full name Emirates Cultural Sport Club
نادي الإمارات الثقافي الرياضي
Nickname(s) Falcons
Founded 1969 as Al-Qadisa
Ground Emirates Club Stadium
Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Ground Capacity 5,200
Chairman Sh. Ahmed bin Saqer Al-Qasimi
Manager Czech Republic Ivan Hašek
League UAE Pro League
2016–17 UAE Pro League, 11th

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



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.

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.[1]

The 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.[2] On 11 June 2011, was announced the new composition of the club.[3]


Current squad[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of UAE Arabian Gulf League:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Ahmed Al-Shaji  United Arab Emirates
2 Defender Ali Mostafa  United Arab Emirates
3 Defender Ahmed Al-Marzouqi  United Arab Emirates
4 Defender Abdullah Al-Dhanhani (on loan from Al Wahda)  United Arab Emirates
5 Defender Khaled Shamarikh  United Arab Emirates
6 Midfielder Park Jong-woo  South Korea
7 Forward Sebastián Sáez  Argentina
8 Midfielder Al Hussain Saleh  United Arab Emirates
9 Forward Ahmed Malallah  United Arab Emirates
10 Midfielder Hassan Abdurahman  United Arab Emirates
11 Midfielder Sebastián Leto  Argentina
12 Defender Sultan Hussain  United Arab Emirates
13 Goalkeeper Ali Saeed Saqer  United Arab Emirates
16 Forward Mohammed Saeed Al-Hammadi  United Arab Emirates
17 Forward Abdelghani Mouaoui  Morocco
21 Forward Saeed Salem  United Arab Emirates
22 Goalkeeper Ismail Rabee  United Arab Emirates
23 Defender Saad Surour  United Arab Emirates
24 Midfielder Khaled Amber  United Arab Emirates
25 Defender Abdullah Al-Saroumi  United Arab Emirates
26 Defender Omar Ahmed Rashed  United Arab Emirates
30 Defender Abdullah Mohammed  United Arab Emirates
33 Defender Marwan Mohammed  United Arab Emirates
55 Goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Barq  United Arab Emirates
66 Defender Ali Rabee  United Arab Emirates
77 Midfielder Eisa Ali  United Arab Emirates
80 Midfielder Khaled Khamis  United Arab Emirates
88 Midfielder Ahmed Al Shamisi (on loan from Al-Wasl)  United Arab Emirates

Reserve squad[edit]

No Position Player Nation
18 Defender Ibrahim Al-Bloushi  United Arab Emirates
19 Midfielder Humaid Al-Sowaidi  United Arab Emirates
20 Defender Nasser Al-Habsi  United Arab Emirates
31 Forward Abdusalam Ben Aref  Oman
32 Defender Ahmed Al-Dera  United Arab Emirates
35 Midfielder Saeed Al-Mandi  United Arab Emirates
38 Midfielder Mohammed Al-Ahmed  United Arab Emirates
43 Defender Mayed Kareem  United Arab Emirates
44 Goalkeeper Hamdan Al-Hosani  United Arab Emirates
47 Midfielder Mohammed Jamal  United Arab Emirates
71 Forward Abdullah Al-Shehi  United Arab Emirates
72 Defender Ibrahim Al-Hasoni  United Arab Emirates
87 Forward Yaqoub Yousef  United Arab Emirates
90 Defender Meshal Rabaa  United Arab Emirates
95 Defender Saeed Al-Humaidi  United Arab Emirates
96 Defender Abdullah Al-Waslah  United Arab Emirates
98 Midfielder Ibrahim Sanqour  United Arab Emirates
99 Midfielder Fahad Abdullah  United Arab Emirates

Former managers[edit]


  1. ^ http://forum.kooora.com/?t=6122693
  2. ^ "Merge Emirates and Ras Al Khaimah club" (in Arabic). emaratalyoum.com. 29 May 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "the new composition of the club" (in Arabic). emaratalyoum.com. 11 June 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 

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