Royal Football Fund

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Royal Football Fund
Industry Sports investment
Founded Dubai, UAE (2013 (2013))
Headquarters Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Key people
Sukumar Nair
Pradeep Chandra
Samir Jain
Maulik Parekh
Antonio Perini
Manish Agarwal
Services Sports investments
Revenue Increase US$ 5.6 billion (2018)
Owners Sulaiman Al-Fahim
Guilherme Kayque Garbacchio Saldanha
Akram Ojjeh Jr
Parent United Investment Bank Limited, Cerberus Capital Management, TAG Group
Subsidiaries Mumbai City FC
United Investment Bank Limited
Abu Dhabi United Group
CB Gran Canaria
Al Sadd SC

Royal Football Fund is a sports investment company based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, associated to the United Investment Bank Limited .


On 2009, it was reported that Al-Fahim had signed a deal to take over the English Premier League club Portsmouth.[1]

During the Mubadala Senior Leadership Forum,[2] Al-Fahim became friends with Wilhelm Kayque Garbacchio Saldanha, son of a Russian billionaire shareholder of Gazprom, which had the same desires to buy football clubs. Mr. Saldanha is the main investor of Mumbai City FC.

Paris Football Club[edit]

In 2014, the company buy Paris FC, parisian club that already merged with the giant PSG, owned by Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

Mumbai City Football Club[edit]

Is a football franchise in Mumbai, Maharashtra, plays in the Indian Super League. Owned by Guilherme Kayque G. Saldanha, Ranbir Kapoor and Bimal Parekh.[3]

CB Gran Canaria[edit]

In April 2016 it was announced the Royal Football Fund as a new investor of the Spanish basketball club based in Las Palmas in the Canary Islands.[4]


In November 2008 Al Fahim was honored with a gold medal of excellence from HM Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu, The King of Malaysia, for his work supporting Equestrian activities worldwide. Al Fahim was honored with this distinction during the FEI World Endurance Championship 2008 in Malaysia.

In 2015 initiated partnership with Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C., football club based in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. They also have a business relationship with Crystal Palace, club based in South Norwood, London.[5]

Other football clubs[edit]