U. Sharaf Ali is a former Indian International football player from Malappuram district, Kerala. He was a Defender.
Sharaf Ali joined Kerala Police. Several leading Indian players including, V. P. Sathyan, C. V. Pappachan, and I. M. Vijayan were his teammates in Kerala Police Team. They played a major role in strengthening the Kerala State Team during the 1990s and helped Kerala to win Santosh Trophy in 1992 and 1993.
In 1994, Sharaf played for the Indian national side against Beirut in the FIFA World Cup qualifying rounds held at Korea and Hong Kong.Now he is in RRRF and functions as Police Commandant.