Al Ahli Saudi FC

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Al-Ahli Saudi Football Club (Arabic: النادي الأهلي السعودي) is a Saudi Arabian professional football club based in Jeddah, that competes in the second division of Saudi Arabian football, following their relegation from the Saudi Professional League in the 2021–22 season. The club was founded in 1937.

Al-Ahli Saudi FC
Al Ahli Saudi FC logo.svg
Full nameAl-Ahli Saudi Football Club
Nickname(s)Al Malaki (The Royal)
Al Raqi (The Classy)
Qala'at Alku'uws (The Fortress of Trophies)
Safeer Al Watan (The Nation's Ambassador)
Founded17 March 1937; 85 years ago (1937-03-17)
GroundKing Abdullah Sports City
Capacity62,345
ChairmanMajed Al-Nefaie
ManagerRobert Siboldi
LeagueSaudi First Division League
2021–22Pro League, 15th of 16 (relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Domestically, Al-Ahli has won 3 Saudi Professional League, a record of 13 King's Cups, 6 Crown Prince Cups,1 General League Shield, and 1 Super Cup. In international club football, they have won a record shared of 3 GCC Champions League and 1 Arab Club Championship. The first Saudi club combined the league and the King's Cup in the same season in 1968, and the only club that did it twice in 1978 and 2016.

Al-Ahli was one of the four founding members of the Saudi Pro League that have never been relegated from the top flight, until the 2021–22 season, along with Al-Hilal, Al-Ittihad, and Al-Nassr.[1] Al-Ahli have a record-breaking 51-match unbeaten run from 2014 to 2016.

Al Ahli's home games are played at King Abdullah Sports City, also known as the KASC Stadium. The stadium, which is shared with long-lasting city rivals Al-Ittihad, is the second-largest stadium in Saudi Arabia, with a total capacity of over 62,000.

The club's most famous Saudi players are Taisir Al-Jassim, Khalid Massad, Amin Dabo, Mohamed Abd Al-Jawad, Malek Mouath, and Yasser Al Mosailem, the most famous foreign players are Omar Al Soma, Victor Simões, Nabil Maâloul, Imad Al Hosni and Mohamed Barakat.

HistoryEdit

 
Al-Ahli achieved the first shield for the Saudi League in 1968

Founded in 1937 by four young men, Al Ahli Club is located in the heart of Jeddah's dream city and is the largest sports beacon in its strategic location on its largest street Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Street (Tahlia). The idea of establishing was founded among a number of students in Al-Falah school. The oldest school in the city of Jeddah was the beginning of the launch of Ahli towards a wider horizons and progress to lead gradually to become in the past and present a giant name pioneer and successful ambassador to the sport of homeland in many games, and the culmination of this success called the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, may God have mercy on him Ambassador of the nation on Friday, 10/7/1430 July 3, 2009.

Prince Khalid bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, Chairman of the Honorary Members and Honorary Members of the club throughout its history received management of the club headed by Abdul Aziz Al Anqari and the club's players on a historic day in Al Ahli Saudi FC's history and especially for Al Ahlawi as the biggest honor achieved by Al-Ahli club in its history after achieving a unique achievement in the same year in 2008, where he achieved four foreign championships the handball team who won the Asian Club League Handball Championship and then the Gulf Cup. The first football team and Volleyball team also won the Gulf Cup.

Former and famous Brazilian coach Telê Santana coached Al-Ahli from 1983 to 1985 and won 2 titles, one is league 1984 and the second is King Cup in 1983. Al Ahli has played eighteen King Cup finals, won thirteen and lost only five.

From 2014 to 2016, under the management of Swiss coach Christian Gross, the team won four titles with him. 2014–15 Saudi Crown Prince Cup, 2015–16 Saudi Professional League and 2016 King Cup. Al Ahli has won every major competition in which it has competed, with the exception of the AFC Champions League (in this competition they have lost two finals, in 1985–86 Asian Club Championship and 2012 AFC Champions League. They are also the first Saudi Club who played the Asian Final. Al Ahli is one of the big 4 clubs at Saudi Arabia along with Al Hilal, Al Nasser, and the local rivals Al Ittihad.

Shield of Sports Excellence and the title of ambassador of the homelandEdit

In 2009, the club completed its seventy-five years with a lot of historical and successful achievements. On 3 July 2009, Al-Ahli Club and its fans won't forget the day when the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz received the heads and members of the honor of the club and its board of directors after winning four International titles in 2008. The club was awarded the highest honor, where he was presented with the shield of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for sports excellence and the title "Ambassador of the Homeland".

HonoursEdit

 
League and King's Cup 1978.

DomesticEdit

 
The first championship in the history of Al-Ahli club, in 1956–57, which is the Crown Prince Cup.

InternationalEdit

Kits and crestEdit

Kit suppliers and shirt sponsorsEdit

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt main sponsor
1998–2000 Shammel None
2000–2001 Adidas
2001–2002 Le Coq Sportif
2002–2003 Diadora SADAFCO
2003–2006 Le Coq Sportif
2006–2008 Umbro Al-Jawal
2008–2009 STC
2009–2012 Adidas
2012–2014 Umbro
2014–2015 Qatar Airways
2015–2017 Puma
2017–2019 Umbro Saudia
2019–2020 S-Team
2020– Xtep

PlayersEdit

As of 25 September 2020:[4][5]

No Position Player Nation
1 GK Yasser Al-Mosailem (vice-captain)   Saudi Arabia
2 DF Fahad Al-Hamad   Saudi Arabia
4 DF Talal Al-Absi   Saudi Arabia
5 DF Mohammed Al-Khabrani   Saudi Arabia
6 MF Franck Kom   Cameroon
8 MF Filip Bradarić   Croatia
9 FW Omar Al Somah   Syria
10 MF Salman Al-Moasher   Saudi Arabia
11 FW Youssef Abdelli   Tunisia
13 DF Hani Al-Sebyani   Saudi Arabia
14 MF Firas Al-Ghamdi   Saudi Arabia
15 DF Ibrahim Al-Zubaidi   Saudi Arabia
17 FW Haitham Asiri   Saudi Arabia
19 FW Sultan Al-Suraihi   Saudi Arabia
20 MF Lisandro Alzugaray   Argentina
22 GK Abdulrahman Al-Sanbi   Saudi Arabia
23 GK Renan Ribeiro   Brazil
26 MF Mohammed Al-Majhad   Saudi Arabia
27 DF Ali Majrashi   Saudi Arabia
28 DF Ahmed Al-Nakhli   Saudi Arabia
29 FW Abdulrahman Ghareeb   Saudi Arabia
30 MF Ziyad Al-Johani   Saudi Arabia
32 MF Naif Bakri   Saudi Arabia
37 DF Abdulbasit Hindi   Saudi Arabia
40 MF Ali Al-Asmari   Saudi Arabia
41 DF Manaf Abo Yabes   Saudi Arabia
43 MF Eyad Madani   Saudi Arabia
46 DF Rayane Hamidou   Saudi Arabia
62 GK Abdullah Abdoh   Saudi Arabia
66 DF Abdulrahman Al-Zahrani   Saudi Arabia
70 MF Abdullah Al-Mogren   Saudi Arabia
71 GK Mohammed Al Rubaie   Saudi Arabia
77 FW Hassan Al-Ali   Saudi Arabia

Unregistered playersEdit

No Position Player Nation
18 FW Othman Alhaj   Chad
48 FW Abdullah Mahbub   Saudi Arabia
99 FW Safi Al-Zaqrati   Saudi Arabia
MF Ahmed Bassas   Saudi Arabia

Out on loanEdit

No Position Player Nation
7 DF Ezgjan Alioski (on loan to Fenerbahçe)   North Macedonia
MF Alassane Ndao (on loan to Antalyaspor)   Senegal

RecordsEdit

Asian recordEdit

OverviewEdit

As of 30 April 2021
Competition Pld W D L GF GA
Asian Club Championship / AFC Champions League 103 46 27 30 165 127
Asian Cup Winners' Cup 4 3 0 1 9 3
TOTAL 107 49 27 31 174 130

Record by countryEdit

Country Pld W D L GF GA GD Win%
  China 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1 050.00
  India 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100.00
  Indonesia 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00
  Iran 24 11 5 8 38 33 +5 045.83
  Iraq 6 5 0 1 14 5 +9 083.33
  Kuwait 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100.00
  Qatar 20 6 8 6 31 23 +8 030.00
  Saudi Arabia 5 2 0 3 5 7 −2 040.00
  South Korea 4 0 1 3 2 8 −6 000.00
  Syria 7 5 2 0 12 2 +10 071.43
  Tajikistan 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00
  United Arab Emirates 23 9 10 4 44 33 +11 039.13
  Uzbekistan 12 6 1 5 19 13 +6 050.00

MatchesEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1985–86 Asian Club Championship Group A   East Bengal 2–1 1st
  Tiga Berlian 1–0
Semi-final   Al-Ittihad Aleppo 1–0 1–0
Final   Daewoo Royals 1–3 1–3
1999–2000 Asian Cup Winners' Cup 2Q   Al-Jaish 1–0 2−0 3–0
Quarter-finals   Navbahor Namangan 6–1 0−2 6–3
Semi-finals   Al-Zawraa Withdrew
2002–03 AFC Champions League 3Q   Al-Ahli 2–2 2−3 4–5
2005 AFC Champions League Group D   Al-Zawraa 5–1 2−1 1st
  Al-Jaish 3–1 4−0
  Pakhtakor 3–0 1−2
Quarter-finals   Shenzhen Jianlibao 2–1 1−3 3–4
2008 AFC Champions League Group C   Al-Sadd 2–2 1−2 4th
  Al-Karamah 1–1 0−0
  Al-Wahda 0–0 1−2
2010 AFC Champions League Group A   Esteghlal 1–2 1−2 3rd
  Al-Gharafa 0–1 2−3
  Al-Jazira 5–1 2−0
2012 AFC Champions League Group C   Lekhwiya 3–0 0−1 2nd
  Sepahan 1–1 1−2
  Al-Nasr 3–1 2−1
Round of 16   Al-Jazira 3−3 3–3 (p)
Quarter-finals   Sepahan 4–1 0−0 4–1
Semi-finals   Al-Ittihad 2–0 0−1 2–1
Final   Ulsan Hyundai 0–3 0–3
2013 AFC Champions League Group C   Al-Gharafa 2–0 2−2 1st
  Al-Nasr 2–2 2−1
  Sepahan 4–1 4−2
Round of 16   El Jaish 2−0 1−1 3–1
Quarter-finals   FC Seoul 1–1 0−1 1–2
2015 AFC Champions League PO   Al-Qadsia 2–1[A] 2–1
Group D   Al-Ahli 2–1 3−3 1st
  Nasaf Qarshi 2–1 0−0
  Tractor Sazi 2–0 2−2
Round of 16   Naft Tehran 2−1 0−1 2–2 (a)
2016 AFC Champions League Group D   Nasaf Qarshi 2–1 1−2 3rd
  Al-Ain 1–2 0−1
  El Jaish 2–0 4−1
2017 AFC Champions League Group C   Bunyodkor 2–0 0−2 2nd
  Zob Ahan 2–0 2−1
  Al-Ain 2–2 2−2
Round of 16   Al-Ahli 1−1 3−1 4–2
Quarter-finals   Persepolis 1–3 2−2 3–5
2018 AFC Champions League Group A   Tractor Sazi 2–0 1−0 1st
  Al-Jazira 2–1 2−1
  Al-Gharafa 1–1 1−1
Round of 16   Al-Sadd 2−2 1–2 3–4
2019 AFC Champions League Group D   Al-Sadd 2–0 1−2 2nd
  Pakhtakor 2–1 0−1
  Persepolis 2–1 0−2
Round of 16   Al-Hilal 2–4 1–0 3–4
2020 AFC Champions League PO   Istiklol 1–0 1–0
Group A   Al-Wahda 1–1 1st
  Esteghlal 2–1 0–3
  Al-Shorta 1–0 1–2
Round of 16   Shabab Al-Ahli 1–1 1–1 (p)
Quarter-finals   Al-Nassr 0–2 0–2
2021 AFC Champions League Group C   Esteghlal 0–0 2–5 3rd
  Al-Duhail 1–1 1–1
  Al-Shorta 2–1 3–0

NotesEdit

  • QR: Qualifying round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round
  • PO: Play-off round
  • A ^ After extra time.

Top scorers in Asian competitionsEdit

Player Country Goals
1 Omar Al Somah   Syria 24
2 Victor Simões   Brazil 14
3 Taisir Al-Jassim   Saudi Arabia 9
4 Amad Al-Hosni   Oman 8
Muhannad Assiri   Saudi Arabia
6 Abdulrahim Jaizawi   Saudi Arabia 6
7 Alessandro Cambalhota   Brazil 5
Mustafa Bassas   Saudi Arabia
Abdulfattah Asiri   Saudi Arabia

Recent seasonsEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P KC CPC PFC ARCL CL GCC Saudi Super Cup Top scorer Manager
2000–01 SPL 1 22 15 6 1 50 19 31+ 51  – Quarter-finals Winners Semi-finals  –  –  –   Ibrahim Al-Suwayyed 12   Luka Peruzović
2001–02 SPL 4 22 12 4 6 39 26 13+ 40  – Winners Winners  –  – Winners  –   Obeid Al-Dosari 11   Luka Peruzović
  Yousef Anbar
2002–03 SPL 2 22 15 2 5 54 23 31+ 47  – Runners-up Runners-up Winners 3rd Qualifying Round  –  –   Mohammed Barakat 10   Dimitri Davidovic
  Ilija Lukić
2003–04 SPL 4 22 10 8 4 31 21 10+ 38  – Runner-up Group stage Group stage  –  –  –   Rojero Pereira 11   Pierre Lechantre
  Valmir Louruz
2004–05 SPL 5 22 10 8 4 41 21 20+ 34  – Round 16 Semi-finals Semi-finals Quarter-finals  –  –   Rojero Pereira 13   Valmir Louruz
  Geninho
2005–06 SPL 4 22 9 9 4 45 23 22+ 36  – Runners-up Runners-up  –  –  –  –   Abdelhaq Ait Laarif
  Malek Mouath
8   Ilija Lukić
  Nebojša Vučković
2006–07 SPL 5 22 7 8 7 29 33 −4 29  – Winners Winners Semi-finals  –  –  –   Malek Mouath 20   Nebojša Vučković
2007–08 SPL 8 22 7 5 10 30 31 −1 26 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Semi-finals  – Group stage  –  –   Malek Mouath 14   Nebojša Vučković
  Yousef Anbar
2008–09 SPL 3 22 11 7 4 33 20 +13 40 Quarter-finals Round 16 Group stage  –  – Winner  –   Hassan Al-Raheb 10   Stoycho Mladenov
2009–10 ZPL 6 22 7 7 8 28 29 −1 28 Quarter-finals Runners-up Semi-finals  – Group stage  –  –   Victor Simões 13   Gustavo Alfaro
  Farias
2010–11 ZPL 6 26 11 4 11 48 41 +7 37 Winners Quarter-final Runners-up  –  –  –  –   Victor Simões 20   Trond Sollied
  Milovan Rajevac
  Aleksandar Ilić
2011–12 ZPL 2 26 19 5 2 60 22 +38 62 Winners Semi-final Winners  – Runners-up  –  –   Victor Simões 27   Karel Jarolím
2012–13 ZPL 5 26 12 8 6 51 33 +18 44 Semi-finals Quarter-finals Winners  – Quarter-finals  –  –   Victor Simões 17   Karel Jarolím
  Aleksandar Ilić
2013–14 ALJ 3 26 12 9 5 48 24 +24 45 Runners-up Quarter-finals Runners-up  –  –  –  –   Taisir Al-Jassim 9   Vítor Pereira
2014–15 ALJ 2 26 17 9 0 59 22 +37 60 Round 16 Winners  – Round 16  –  –   Omar Al Somah 31   Christian Gross
2015–16 ALJ 1 26 19 6 1 55 21 +34 63 Winners Runners-up  –  – Group stages  –  –   Omar Al Somah 34   Christian Gross
2016–17 ALJ 2 26 17 4 5 57 30 +27 55 Runners-up Semi-finals  –  – Quarter-finals  – Winners   Omar Al Soma 40   José Manuel Gomes
  Christian Gross
2017–18 SPL 2 26 16 7 3 59 26 +33 55 Semi-finals  –  –  – Round of 16  –  –   Muhannad Assiri 13   Serhii Rebrov
2018–19 SPL 4 30 17 4 9 68 41 +27 55 Round of 16  –  – Semi-finals Round of 16  –  –   Omar Al Somah 27   Pablo Guede
  Jorge Fossati
  Yousef Anbar

Player of the YearEdit

Year Winner
2009–10   Abdulrahim Jaizawi
2010–11   Victor Simões
2011–12   Taisir Al-Jassim
2012–13   Mustafa Al-Bassas
2013–14   Taisir Al-Jassim
2014–15   Omar Al Soma
2015–16   Omar Al Soma
2016–17   Omar Al Soma

Staff and managementEdit

Technical staffEdit

Position Name
Coach   Vladan Milojević
Assistant coaches   Milan Kosanovic
  Darko Tešović
  Mazen Bahkali
Goalkeeper coach   Dusan Gasic
Fitness coaches   Ivan Vucetic
Performance manager   Nemanja Milincic

Source:[6]

Board membersEdit

Office Name
President Abdulelah Mouminah
Vice-president Yasser Mahrous
Director of Football Bassem Abo Dawood
Director of Other Sports Tareef Halawani
Director of Legal Affairs Khaled Al-Shehri
Commercial Director Omar Aboulola
Investment Officer Khaled Al-Nahari
Board Member Yasser Allaki
Board Member Tarek Khalifah

Source:[7]

PresidentsEdit

No Name From To
1   Hassan Hamood Al-Shams 1937 1940
2   Omar Hamood Al-Shams 1950 1952
3   Hassan Saroor Al Sabyan 1952 1954
4   Abdullah Bahery 1955 1955
5   Omar Hamood Al Shams 1956 1956
6   Ali Al Jassem Al Na'kly 1957 1957
7   Mohammed Fashlan 1958 1958
8   Abdulrahman bin Saead 1959 1960
9   Jameel Al-Gosani 1961 1961
10   Abdulfatah Abdulrabho 1962 1962
11   Abdullah Al-Bahry 1963 1963
12   Abdulfatah Abdulrabho 1964 1964
13   Omar Yousef 1965 1969
14   Mohammed bin Saleh Hamed 1970 1972
15   Abdullah bin Al-Ganb 1973 1974
16   Abdulmageed Yousef 1975 1975
17   Khaled bin Abdullah 1976 1980
18   Abdullah bin Faisal 1981 1981
19   Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Faisal 1982 1984
20   Abdulraziq Abu Dawod 1985 1986
21   Ahmed Eid Al-Harbi 1987 1987
22   Khaled bin Abdullah 1988 1994
23   Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki 1994 1995
24   Badr bin Fahd 1995 1996
25   Zaki Raheme 1996 1997
26   Abdulaziz Abdulha'a 1997 1998
27   Salman Al-Sudairy 1998 1998
28   Nawaf bin Abdulaziz bin Turki 1999 2003
29   Ahmed Moahmmed Marzoqi 2004 2005
30   Abdulraziq abu Dawod 2005 2005
31   Aymin Fadel 2005 2007
32  Abdulraziq abu Dawod 2007 2007
33   Ahmed Moahmmed Marzoqi 2007 2008
34   Abdulaziz Mohammed Al-A'aqary 2008 2009
35   Fahd bin Khaled bin Abdullah bin Mohammed 2009 2015
36   Musad Al Zuwaihary 2015 2016
37   Ahmad Al-Marzouqi 2016 2017
38   Fahd bin Khaled bin Abdullah bin Mohammed 2017 2017
39   Turki bin Mohammed 2017 2018
40   Majed Al-Nefaie 2018 2018
41   Abdullah Batterjee 2019 2019
42   Ahmed Al-Sayegh 2019 2020
43   Abdulelah Mouminah 2020 2021
44   Majed Al-Nefaie 2021

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Saudi Arabia – List of Champions". RSSSF.
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  5. ^ "كووورة: الموقع العربي الرياضي الأول".
  6. ^ "الصربي فلادان ميلويفيتش مدرباً للفريق الأول لكرة القدم".
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