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The 2016–17 season is the Al-Hilal Saudi Football Club's 60th in existence and 41st consecutive season in the top flight of Saudi Arabian football. Along with Pro League, the club also competes in the AFC Champions League, Super Cup, Crown Prince Cup and the King Cup.

Al-Hilal
2016–17 season
PresidentNawaf Bin Sa'ad
ManagerGustavo Matosas
(until 22 September 2016)
Marius Ciprian (caretaker)
(from 22 September, until 25 October 2016)
Ramón Díaz
(from 25 October 2016)
StadiumKing Fahd Stadium
Faisal bin Fahd Stadium
SPL1st
Super CupRunners-up
Crown Prince CupSemi-finals
King CupQuarter-finals
AFC Champions LeagueGroup stage
Top goalscorerLeague: Léo Bonatini (11)
All: Léo Bonatini (14)
Highest home attendance35,033 vs Al-Ittihad (28 October 2016)
Lowest home attendance3,921 vs Al-Khaleej (16 February 2017)
Average home league attendance15,387[1]
All statistics correct as of 21 February 2017.

Contents

PlayersEdit

Squad informationEdit

Players and squad numbers last updated on 31 January 2017.[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 Abdullah Al-Mayouf   GK (1987-01-23) 23 January 1987 (age 32) 2016 2018[4]   Al-Ahli Free
22 Fahad Al-Thunayan   GK (1986-08-29) 29 August 1986 (age 32) 2014 2019[5]   Al-Taawoun 1.8M[6]
28 Marwan Al-Haidari   GK (1996-04-12) 12 April 1996 (age 23) 2016 2020   Al-Nahda €0.3M[7]
30 Mohammed Al-Waked   GK (1992-03-25) 25 March 1992 (age 27) 2013 2017 Youth system N/A
Defenders
2 Mohammed Al-Breik   RB / RW (1992-09-15) 15 September 1992 (age 26) 2014 2018 Youth system N/A
4 Abdullah Al-Zori   CB / LB (1987-08-13) 13 August 1987 (age 31) 2007 2019[8]   Al-Nahda Undisclosed
5 Ahmed Sharahili   CB / RB (1994-05-08) 8 May 1994 (age 25) 2013 2018 Youth system N/A
12 Yasser Al-Shahrani   LB / RB (1992-05-22) 22 May 1992 (age 27) 2012 2018   Al-Qadisiyah €3.5M[9]
17 Abdullah Al-Hafith   CB (1992-12-25) 25 December 1992 (age 26) 2013 2018   Al-Ettifaq €0.4M[10]
33 Osama Hawsawi   CB (1984-03-31) 31 March 1984 (age 35) 2016 2018   Al-Ahli Free[11]
36 Mutaeb Al-Mofarej   Defender (1996-08-19) 19 August 1996 (age 22) 2016 Youth system N/A
70 Mohammed Jahfali   CB (1990-10-24) 24 October 1990 (age 28) 2015 2020   Al-Faisaly €1.8M[12]
Midfielders
3 Carlos Eduardo   CM / AM (1989-10-17) 17 October 1989 (age 29) 2015 2018   FC Porto €7M[13]
6 Abdulmalek Al-Khaibri   DM / CM (1986-03-13) 13 March 1986 (age 33) 2016 2019   Al-Shabab Free[14]
7 Salman Al-Faraj   DM / CM / LB (1989-08-01) 1 August 1989 (age 29) 2008 2017 Youth system N/A
8 Abdullah Otayf   DM / CM (1992-08-03) 3 August 1992 (age 26) 2013 2018   Al-Shabab €2.3M[15]
10 Mohammad Al-Shalhoub   AM / LW (1980-12-08) 8 December 1980 (age 38) 1998 2017 Youth system N/A Vice-captain
11 Abdullaziz Al-Dawsari   AM / LM (1988-10-11) 11 October 1988 (age 30) 2007 2019 Youth system N/A
16 Nicolás Milesi   DM / CM (1992-11-10) 10 November 1992 (age 26) 2016 2018[16]   Danubio Undisclosed
18 Abdulmajeed Al-Ruwaili   CM / AM (1986-08-28) 28 August 1986 (age 32) 2016 2018[17]   Al-Taawoun 1.6M
21 Majed Al-Najrani   CM (1993-01-25) 25 January 1993 (age 26) 2016 2019[18]   Al-Qadisiyah €0.6M[19]
24 Nawaf Al-Abed   LW / RW (1990-01-26) 26 January 1990 (age 29) 2008 2018 Youth system N/A
25 Faisel Darwish   DM / CM / RM (1991-07-03) 3 July 1991 (age 28) 2015 2020   Al-Raed €1.4M[20]
27 Tiago Alves   LM / LW (1993-01-12) 12 January 1993 (age 26) 2016 2019[21]   Penapolense Undisclosed
29 Salem Al-Dawsari   RM / RW (1991-08-19) 19 August 1991 (age 27) 2011 2019 Youth system N/A
36 Mojahed Al-Munee   AM / CM (1996-01-15) 15 January 1996 (age 23) 2016 Youth system N/A
Forwards
9 Léo Bonatini   ST / CF (1994-03-28) 28 March 1994 (age 25) 2016 2019[22]   Estoril €5.5M[23]
20 Yasser Al-Qahtani   ST / CF (1982-10-11) 11 October 1982 (age 36) 2005 2017   Al-Qadisiyah €5.3M[24] Captain
77 Omar Kharbin   ST / CF (1994-01-15) 15 January 1994 (age 25) 2017 2017   Al-Dhafra Loan

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Date Pos. Player Age Moving from Fee Notes Source
6 June 2016 MF   Abdulmalek Al-Khaibri 30   Al-Shabab Free [1]
27 June 2016 MF   Majed Al-Najrani 23   Al-Qadisiyah €0.6M [2]
28 June 2016 MF   Abdulmajeed Al-Ruwaili 29   Al-Taawoun €1.6M [3]
30 June 2016 DF   Abdullah Al-Hafith 23   Hajer Return from loan [4]
1 July 2016 DF   Osama Hawsawi 32   Al-Ahli Free [5]
12 July 2016 GK   Abdullah Al-Mayouf 29   Al-Ahli Free [6]
16 July 2016 FW   Léo Bonatini 22   Estoril €5.5M [7][8]
2 August 2016 MF   Tiago Alves 23   Penapolense Undisclosed [9]
13 August 2016 MF   Nicolás Milesi 23   Danubio Undisclosed [10]

OutEdit

Date Pos. Player Age Moving to Fee Notes Source
21 June 2016 DF   Yahya Al-Musalem 29   Al-Wehda Free [11]
29 June 2016 DF   Sultan Al-Bishi 26   Al-Faisaly Free [12]
1 July 2016 DF   Kwak Tae-hwi 34   Seoul Free [13]
31 July 2016 DF   Digão 28   Al-Sharjah Undisclosed [14]
11 August 2016 MF   Hamed Al-Hamed 28   Al-Fateh Free [15]
12 August 2016 DF   Sultan Al-Deayea 23   Al-Shabab Free [16]
16 August 2016 FW   Younes Alaiwi 23   Al-Khaleej Free [17]
20 August 2016 FW   Aílton Almeida 32   Al-Jazira Free Following Almeida's release, he signed for Al-Jazira. [18]
2 September 2016 MF   Abdulaziz Al-Sharid 22   Al-Taawoun Free [19]
3 September 2016 FW   Yousef Al-Salem 31   Al-Ettifaq Free [20]
22 September 2016 MF   Saud Kariri 36   Al-Shabab Free [21]
30 January 2017 DF   Fahad Ghazi 22   Al-Shabab Free [22]
30 January 2017 MF   Khalid Kaabi 24   Al-Shabab Free [23]
30 January 2017 MF   Mohammed Al-Qarni 27   Al-Shabab Free [24]

Loan inEdit

Date Pos. Player Age Loaned from Notes Loan Expiry Source
17 January 2017 FW   Omar Kharbin 24   Al-Dhafra 30 June 2017 [25]

Loan outEdit

Date Pos. Player Age Loaned to Notes Loan Expiry Source
21 June 2016 GK   Abdullah Al-Sudairy 24   Al-Wehda 30 June 2017 [26]
21 June 2016 DF   Abdullah Al-Shamekh 23   Al-Wehda 30 June 2017 [27]
5 July 2016 MF   Abdulkareem Al-Qahtani 23   Al-Raed 30 June 2017 [28]
16 August 2016 DF   Abdullah Al-Ammar 22   Al-Fateh 30 June 2017 [29]
8 January 2017 MF   Abdulmajeed Al-Sawat 21   Al-Taawoun 30 June 2017 [30]
13 January 2017 GK   Khalid Sharahili 29   Al-Raed 30 June 2017 [31]
18 January 2017 FW   Nasser Al-Shamrani 33   Al-Ain 30 June 2017 [32]

Pre-season and friendliesEdit

CompetitionsEdit

OverallEdit

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Saudi Super Cup Final Runners-up 8 August 2016
Professional League Round 1 13 August 2016
Crown Prince Cup Round of 16 Semi-finals 26 September 2016
2017 Champions League Group stage Group stage 20/21 February 2017
King Cup Round of 32 Round of 32

Last Updated: 25 October 2016

Saudi Super CupEdit

Pro LeagueEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Hilal (C) 26 21 3 2 63 16 +47 66 Qualification to AFC Champions League group stage
2 Al-Ahli (Q) 26 17 4 5 57 30 +27 55
3 Al-Nassr 26 16 4 6 44 25 +19 52
4 Al-Ittihad[a] 26 17 4 5 57 37 +20 52
5 Al-Raed 26 11 2 13 37 47 −10 35
Updated to match(es) played on 4 May 2017. 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).[26]
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Al-Ittihad were docked 3 points for failing to pay over debts.[25]

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 21 3 2 63 16  +47 66 9 2 2 33 9  +24 12 1 0 30 7  +23

Last updated: 4 May 2017.
Source: Competitive matches

Results by roundEdit

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
GroundHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAAH
ResultWWLWWWLWWWWWDWWWDWWWWWDWWW
Position42432122111111111111111111
Updated to match(es) played on 4 May 2017. 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 are local, AST (UTC+3).

King CupEdit

AFC Champions LeagueEdit

Group stageEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification HIL PER RAY WAH
1   Al-Hilal 6 3 3 0 10 7 +3 12 Round of 16 0–0 2–1 1–0
2   Persepolis 6 2 3 1 9 8 +1 9 1–1 0–0 4–2
3   Al-Rayyan 6 2 1 3 10 13 −3 7 3–4 3–1 2–1
4   Al-Wahda 6 1 1 4 12 13 −1 4 2–2 2–3 5–1
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Knockout StageEdit

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

Rank No. Pos Nat Name League King Cup Crown Prince Cup Super Cup ACL Total
1 3 MF   Carlos Eduardo 12 1 0 0 4 17
2 77 FW   Omar Kharbin 7 5 0 0 4 16
3 9 FW   Léo Bonatini 12 2 1 0 0 15
4 24 MF   Nawaf Al Abed 7 0 2 0 1 10
5 15 FW   Nasser Al-Shamrani 7 0 0 0 0 7
6 20 FW   Yasser Al-Qahtani 4 2 0 0 0 6
7 29 MF   Salem Al-Dawsari 2 2 0 0 1 5
8 16 MF   Nicolás Milesi 1 1 0 0 2 4
9 2 DF   Mohammed Al-Breik 1 0 1 1 0 3
10 MF   Mohammad Al-Shalhoub 2 0 0 0 1 3
11 7 MF   Salman Al-Faraj 2 0 0 0 0 2
12 3 DF   Abdullah Al-Zori 0 0 0 0 1 1
12 DF   Yasser Al-Shahrani 1 0 0 0 0 1
18 MF   Abdulmajeed Al-Ruwaili 1 0 0 0 0 1
21 MF   Majed Al-Najrani 1 0 0 0 0 1
27 MF   Tiago Alves 1 0 0 0 0 1
70 DF   Mohammed Jahfali 0 1 0 0 0 1
Own goal 2 0 0 0 0 2
Total 63 14 4 1 14 96

Last Updated: 10 June 2017

Clean sheetsEdit

Rank No. Pos Nat Name League King Cup Crown Prince Cup Super Cup ACL Total
1 1 GK   Abdullah Al-Mayouf 12 1 1 0 1 14
Total 12 1 1 0 1 15

Last Updated: 10 April 2017

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