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2015–16 Al-Hilal FC season

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The 2015–16 season was the Al-Hilal Saudi Football Club's 59th in existence and 40th consecutive season in the top flight of Saudi Arabian football. Along with Pro League, the club also competed in the AFC Champions League, Super Cup, Crown Prince Cup and the King Cup.

Al-Hilal
2015–16 season
PresidentNawaf Bin Sa'ad
ManagerGiorgos Donis
(until 18 May 2016)
Abdullatif Al-Hussaini (caretaker)
(until end of the season)
StadiumKing Fahd Stadium
Faisal bin Fahd Stadium
SPL2nd
Super CupWinners
Crown Prince CupWinners
King CupSemi-finals
AFC Champions League2015: Semi-finals
2016: Round of 16
Top goalscorerLeague:
Carlos Eduardo (14)

All:
Carlos Eduardo (24)
Highest home attendance53,263 vs Al-Ahli (29 September 2015, Champions League)
Lowest home attendance1,190[A] vs Lekhwiya (25 August 2015, Champions League)
Average home league attendance11,872[1]

Contents

PlayersEdit

Squad informationEdit

Players and squad numbers last updated on 23 February 2016.[2][3]
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Name Nat. Position(s) Date of Birth (Age) Signed in Contract until Signed from Transfer Fee Notes
Goalkeepers
1 Khalid Sharahili   GK (1987-02-03)3 February 1987 (aged 29) 2007 2019[4] Youth system N/A
22 Fahad Al-Thunayan   GK (1986-08-29)29 August 1986 (aged 29) 2014 2016   Al-Taawon 1.8M[5]
28 Abdullah Al-Sudairy   GK (1992-02-02)2 February 1992 (aged 24) 2010 2018 Youth system N/A
30 Mohammed Al-Waked   GK (1992-03-25)25 March 1992 (aged 24) 2013 2017 Youth system N/A
33 Marwan Al-Haidari   GK (1996-04-12)12 April 1996 (aged 20) 2016 2020   Al-Nahda €0.3M[6]
Defenders
2 Mohammed Al-Breik   RB / RW (1992-09-15)15 September 1992 (aged 23) 2014 2016 Youth system N/A
4 Abdullah Al-Zori   CB / LB (1987-08-13)13 August 1987 (aged 28) 2007 2019[7]   Al-Nahda ?
5 Ahmed Sharahili   CB / RB (1994-05-08)8 May 1994 (aged 22) 2013 2018 Youth system N/A
12 Yasser Al-Shahrani   LB / RB (1992-05-22)22 May 1992 (aged 24) 2012 2018   Al-Qadisiyah €3.5M[8]
23 Kwak Tae-Hwi   CB (1981-07-08)8 July 1981 (aged 34) 2014 2016[9]   Al-Shabab €0.4M[10]
26 Digão   CB (1988-05-07)7 May 1988 (aged 28) 2014 2017[11]   Fluminense €1.5M[12]
36 Mutaeb Al-Mofarej   Defender (1996-08-19)19 August 1996 (aged 19) 2016 Youth system N/A
51 Fahad Ghazi   Defender (1994-03-01)1 March 1994 (aged 22) 2014 2017 Youth system N/A
70 Mohammed Jahfali   CB (1990-10-24)24 October 1990 (aged 25) 2015 2020   Al-Faisaly €1.8M[13]
Midfielders
3 Carlos Eduardo   CM / AM (1989-10-17)17 October 1989 (aged 26) 2015 2018   FC Porto €7M[14]
6 Mohammed Al-Qarni   DM / CM (1989-11-24)24 November 1989 (aged 26) 2010 2018 Youth system N/A
7 Salman Al-Faraj   DM / CM / LB (1989-08-01)1 August 1989 (aged 26) 2008 2017 Youth system N/A
8 Abdullah Otayf   DM / CM (1992-08-03)3 August 1992 (aged 23) 2013 2018   Al-Shabab €2.3M[15]
10 Mohammad Al-Shalhoub   AM / LW (1980-12-08)8 December 1980 (aged 35) 1998 2017 Youth system N/A Vice-captain
11 Abdullaziz Al-Dawsari   AM / LM (1988-10-11)11 October 1988 (aged 27) 2007 2019 Youth system N/A
14 Saud Kariri   DM (1980-06-08)8 June 1980 (aged 36) 2014 2016   Al-Ittihad Free[16] Second vice-captain
18 Abdulmajeed Al-Sawat   CM / AM (1995-04-21)21 April 1995 (aged 21) 2013 2020 Youth system N/A
19 Khalid Ka'abi   AM / RM / RW (1992-05-24)24 May 1992 (aged 24) 2014 2016 Youth system N/A
24 Nawaf Al-Abed   LW / RW (1990-01-26)26 January 1990 (aged 26) 2008 2018 Youth system N/A
25 Faisel Darwish   DM / CM / RM (1991-07-03)3 July 1991 (aged 24) 2015 2020   Al-Raed €1.4M[17]
27 Abdulkareem Al-Qahtani   AM (1993-02-09)9 February 1993 (aged 23) 2014 2018 Youth system N/A
29 Salem Al-Dawsari   RM / RW (1991-08-19)19 August 1991 (aged 24) 2011 2019 Youth system N/A
37 Abdulaziz Al Sharid   DM (1994-01-05)5 January 1994 (aged 22) 2014 2017 Youth system N/A
Forwards
9 Aílton Almeida   ST / CF (1984-08-20)20 August 1984 (aged 31) 2015 2016   FC Terek Grozny Free[18]
15 Nasser Al-Shamrani   ST / CF (1983-11-23)23 November 1983 (aged 32) 2013 2016   Al-Shabab €4.2M[19]
16 Yousef Al-Salem   ST / CF (1985-05-04)4 May 1985 (aged 31) 2013 2017   Al-Ettifaq Free[20]
20 Yasser Al-Qahtani   ST / CF (1982-10-11)11 October 1982 (aged 33) 2005 2017   Al-Qadisiyah €5.3M[21] Captain

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Date Pos. Player Age Moving from Fee Notes Source
9 April 2015 FW   Younes Alaiwi 25   Al-Shoalah [1]
1 July 2015 DF   Mohammed Al-Breik 22   Al-Raed Return from loan [2]
4 July 2015 MF   Carlos Eduardo 25   FC Porto €7M+3M variables [3]
4 July 2015 FW   Aílton Almeida 30   FC Terek Grozny Free [4]
12 November 2015 GK   Marwan Al-Haidari 19   Al-Nahda €0.3M [5]

OutEdit

Date Pos. Player Age Moving to Fee Notes Source
8 June 2015 MF   Thiago Neves 30   Al Jazira €11M [6]
1 July 2015 GK   Fayz Al-Sabiay 32   Al-Taawon Free [7]
1 July 2015 FW   Georgios Samaras 30   West Bromwich Loan Return [8]

On loanEdit

Date Pos. Player Age Loaned to Loan Fee Notes Loan Expiry Source
12 July 2015 MF   Abdulellah Al-Fadhl 22   Najran 30 June 2016 [9]
20 July 2015 DF   Sultan Al-Deayea 22   Al-Shabab €0.2M with an option to buy. 30 June 2016 [10]
18 August 2015 DF   Sultan Al-Bishi 25   Al-Raed 30 June 2016 [11]
21 August 2015 MF   Hamed Al-Hamed 27   Al-Raed [12]
18 December 2015 FW   Younes Alaiwi 25   Al-Raed 30 June 2016 [13]
18 December 2015 DF   Abdullah Al-Shamekh 22   Al-Raed 30 June 2016 [14]
20 December 2015 DF   Abdullah Al-Hafith 22   Hajer 30 June 2016 [15]

Pre-season and friendliesEdit

CompetitionsEdit

OverallEdit

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
Saudi Super Cup Final Winners 12 August 2015
Professional League Round 1 Runners-up 19 August 2015 12 May 2016
2015 Champions League Quarter-finals Semi-finals 25 August 2015 20 October 2015
Crown Prince Cup Round of 16 Winners 30 November 2015 19 February 2016
2016 Champions League Group stage Round of 16 24 February 2016 24 May 2016
King Cup Round of 32 Semi-finals 21 January 2016 29 April 2016

Last Updated: 24 May 2016

Saudi Super CupEdit

Pro LeagueEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Ahli (C) 26 19 6 1 55 21 +34 63 Qualification to AFC Champions League group stage[a]
2 Al-Hilal 26 17 4 5 52 23 +29 55 Qualification to AFC Champions League group stage and Arab Club Championship group stage[a]
3 Al-Ittihad[b] 26 15 4 7 54 37 +17 49
4 Al-Taawoun 26 13 6 7 54 35 +19 45 Qualification to AFC Champions League group stage[a]
5 Al-Fateh 26 11 8 7 35 28 +7 41 Qualification to AFC Champions League play-off round[a]
Source: slstat.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Total goal difference; 5) Total goals scored; 6) Play-off (only for deciding champion, relegation and AFC competitions participation).[23]
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c d Since winners of the 2016 King Cup, Al-Ahli, qualified for AFC Champions League group stage based on their league position, the spot awarded to the cup winner (2017 AFC Champions League group stage) is passed to the third-placed team and the spot for the third-placed team (AFC Champions League play-off round) is passed to the fourth-placed team.
  2. ^ Al-Ittihad did not obtain an AFC license. Therefore, even if they earn the right to play in Asian competitions based on league position, they will not be able to participate.[22]


Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
26 17 4 5 52 23  +29 55 8 3 2 27 9  +18 9 1 3 25 14  +11

Last updated: 12 May 2016.
Source: Competitive matches

Results by roundEdit

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
GroundHAHHAHHAHHAAAAHAAHAHAHAAHH
ResultWWWWLWWWWLWWWWDWLLDWWDWLWD
Position32113111122221111122222222
Updated to match(es) played on 12 May 2016. Source: Competitive matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

All times are local, AST (UTC+3).

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed

Crown Prince CupEdit

Al-Hilal started the tournament directly to the round of 16, as one of last year's finalists. All times were local, AST (UTC+3).

King CupEdit

All times are local, AST (UTC+3).

2015 AFC Champions LeagueEdit

Knockout stageEdit

Quarter-finalsEdit
Semi-finalsEdit

2016 AFC Champions LeagueEdit

Group stageEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification TRA HIL PAK JAZ
1   Tractor Sazi 6 4 0 2 10 3 +7 12 Knockout stage 1–2 2–0 4–0
2   Al-Hilal 6 3 2 1 10 7 +3 11 0–2 4–1 1–0
3   Pakhtakor 6 3 1 2 10 9 +1 10 1–0 2–2 3–0
4   Al-Jazira 6 0 1 5 2 13 −11 1 0–1 1–1 1–3
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Knockout stageEdit

Round of 16Edit

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

Rank No. Pos Nat Name League Super Cup Crown Prince Cup King Cup 2015 CL 2016 CL Total
1 3 MF   Carlos Eduardo 14 1 3 2 4 0 24
2 9 FW   Aílton Almeida 6 0 2 2 3 3 16
3 20 FW   Yasser Al-Qahtani 6 0 1 2 0 1 10
4 15 FW   Nasser Al-Shamrani 4 0 3 0 0 0 7
4 DF   Abdullah Al-Zori 5 0 0 1 0 1 7
6 19 MF   Khalid Kaabi 1 0 0 1 1 2 5
7 16 FW   Yousef Al-Salem 2 0 0 1 0 1 4
29 MF   Salem Al-Dawsari 3 0 0 0 0 1 4
9 7 MF   Salman Al-Faraj 2 0 1 0 0 0 3
10 2 DF   Mohammed Al-Breik 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
12 DF   Yasser Al-Shahrani 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
70 DF   Mohammed Jahfali 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
24 MF   Nawaf Al-Abed 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
10 MF   Mohammad Al-Shalhoub 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
15 26 DF   Digão 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
14 MF   Saud Kariri 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
25 MF   Faisel Darwish 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
11 MF   Abdullaziz Al-Dawsari 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Own goal 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Total 52 1 12 10 9 11 95

Last Updated: 24 May 2016

AssistsEdit

Rank No. Pos Nat Name League Super Cup Crown Prince Cup King Cup 2015 CL 2016 CL Total
1 10 MF   Mohammad Al-Shalhoub 3 0 0 0 1 3 7
24 MF   Nawaf Al-Abed 6 0 0 0 0 1 7
3 25 MF   Faisel Darwish 1 0 2 2 1 0 6
3 2 DF   Mohammed Al-Breik 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
3 MF   Carlos Eduardo 3 0 0 0 1 1 5
4 29 MF   Salem Al-Dawsari 2 0 0 0 2 0 4
15 FW   Nasser Al-Shamrani 1 0 1 2 0 0 4
8 12 DF   Yasser Al-Shahrani 0 1 1 0 1 0 3
4 DF   Abdullah Al-Zori 2 0 0 1 0 0 3
9 FW   Aílton Almeida 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
7 MF   Salman Al-Faraj 1 0 1 1 0 0 3
14 MF   Saud Kariri 1 0 0 0 2 0 3
11 MF   Abdullaziz Al-Dawsari 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
12 16 FW   Yousef Al-Salem 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
14 19 MF   Khalid Kaabi 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
23 DF   Kwak Tae-hwi 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
26 DF   Digão 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
70 DF   Mohammed Jahfali 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
20 FW   Yasser Al-Qahtani 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 37 1 6 6 8 5 63

Last Updated: 8 May 2016

Clean sheetsEdit

Rank No. Pos Nat Player League Super Cup Crown Prince Cup King Cup 2015 CL 2016 CL Total
1 1 GK   Khalid Sharahili 10 1 1 1 0 0 13
2 22 GK   Fahad Al-Thunayan 1 0 0 0 0 2 3
Total 11 1 1 1 0 2 16

Last Updated: 24 May 2016

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Al-Hilal played their quarter-final home match behind closed doors due to crowd trouble.[24]
  2. ^ On 25 January 2016, the AFC announced changes to the schedule regarding teams from Iran and Saudi Arabia to be played on matchdays 5 and 6 (19–20 April and 3–4 May) due to the deteriorating Iran–Saudi Arabia relations, also the venues will be decided after an evaluation deadline of 15 March 2016. If there has not been a return to normal relations between the two countries by then, all matches between teams from Iran and Saudi Arabia will be played at neutral venues.[25]
  3. ^ On 31 March 2016, the AFC announced that matches between teams from Iran and Saudi Arabia will be played on neutral venues.[26]

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