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Al-Faisaly Sports Club (Arabic: نادي الفيصلي الرياضي‎) is a football club based in Jordan, formed in Amman in 1932, which is also considered as the most successful football club in Jordan's history and the only club to win 77 trophies, it's also considered as one of the most successful in the region, winning Jordanian football club tournaments, the Jordan League, Jordan FA Cup, Jordan FA Shield, Jordan Super Cup and AFC Cup multiple times. Their current competitive or rival team is Al-Wehdat, a club formed by a Palestinian refugee camp in Amman which is also one of the best clubs in the country, winning local tournaments as many times as their rival team Al-Faisaly.

Al-Faisaly SC
Logo
Full nameAl-Faisaly Sports Club of Amman
Nickname(s)الزعيم
(The Boss)
النسر الأزرق
(The Blue Eagles)
Short nameFAI
Founded10 August 1932; 86 years ago (1932-08-10)
GroundAmman International Stadium
Capacity17,619
ChairmanAbdullah Al Quhaiwi
ManagerNabil Kouki
LeagueJordan League
2017–183rd
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Contents

HistoryEdit

Foundation and first yearsEdit

The club was founded in 1932 under the name Al-Ashbal Club. Football was not the only sport game they, also they played handball, basketball, volleyball, boxing and swimming . However, because of lack of financial resources they focused on the most popular sport in Jordan which is football. As the club was gathering peoples of Jordan through which many activities that stand in the face of British colonialism in defense of the country, the British colonialism close club after they accused them that they are making disturbance, preventing young people from exercising their right to express their rejection of this colonialism. In 1941, Al-Faisaly re-started, but they realized that they need a large budget. They decided to issue a charity lottery and set up a committee to meet with the Jordanian army chief John Bagot Glubb to obtain official approval to sell the lottery tickets to Jordanian army units who were enthusiastic about the national direction of the club and agreed to them. The cultural committee, which was later headed by Mr. Ahmad Al-Tarawneh and the membership of lawyer Subhi Al-Qutb and Mamdouh Al-Sarayra, was active in distributing the Lottery, which resulted in the collection of 3700 Jordanian dinars at the time, and this amount was enough to get a piece of land next to the Islamic Scientific College "currently" in Jabal Amman, and intend to rebuild the club and to raise the declaration again, they had what they wanted The club returned under the name of Al-Faisaly this time.[1]

StadiumEdit

Al-Faisaly plays their home games at Amman International Stadium in Amman. The stadium was built on 1964 and opened on 1968, it is owned by The Jordanian government and operated by The higher council of youth. It is also the home stadium of Jordan national football team and Al-Jazeera. It has a current capacity of 17,619 spectators.

KitsEdit

Al-Faisaly's home kit is all sky blue shirts and black shorts, while their away kit is all white shirts and black shorts.

Kit suppliers and shirt sponsorsEdit

Period Kit supplier Shirt sponsor
1999–2002 Adidas Pepsi
2002–2004 Mobilecom
2004–2007 Puma Fastlink
2007–2015 Zain
2015–2016 Givova
2016–2017 Jako
2017–2018 Umniah

SupportersEdit

Heads of the Al-Faisaly SC (Amman) fan club are currently Mazin Al-Binni and Khaled Al-Zarqawi.

Football hooliganismEdit

Riots have repeatedly broken out for the past years between supporters and fans of Jordan's top rival clubs Al-Faisaly and Al-Wehdat, which is also a Palestinian refugee camp in Amman. The riots are regarded as reflecting tensions between the Palestinian fans of Al-Wehdat and the Jordanian fans of Al-Faisaly.[2][3]

RivalriesEdit

Derby of JordanEdit

Derby of Jordan is a football traditional game which combines clubs Al-Faisaly and Al-Wehdat and these games received great interest among the sports community on the Domestic and Arab level to afford the sensitivities and a long history between the two teams with meetings since 28 November 1976:[4]

# Tournament Al-Faisaly Wins Al-Wehdat Wins Draws Total Al-Faisaly Goals Al-Wehdat Goals
1 Premier League 29 29 26 84 76 82
2 FA Cup 8 8 7 23 38 37
3 FA Shield 9 6 2 17 30 24
4 Super Cup 5 5 2 12 13 13
5 AFC Cup 2 0 2 4 5 3
6 Total 53 48 39 140 162 159

Club statisticsEdit

HonoursEdit

Source:[5]

Type Competition Titles Seasons
Domestic Premier League 33 1944, 1945, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2016–17
FA Cup 19 1980, 1981, 1983, 1987–88, 1989–90, 1992, 1993, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2007–08, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2016–17
FA Shield 7 1987, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2000, 2009, 2011
Super Cup 16 1981, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2012, 2015, 2017
Continent AFC Cup 2 2005, 2006
  •   record
  • s shared record

Performance in AFC competitionsEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1990–91 Asian Cup Winners' Cup First round   Al-Ansar w/o
Second round   Al Shabab 0–1 0–1 0–2
1994–95 Asian Cup Winners' Cup First round   Al-Tilal w/o
2002–03 AFC Champions League 2nd Qualifying Round West   Al-Ansar 3–0 0–1 3–1
3rd Qualifying Round West   Esteghlal 0–1 0–2 0–3
2005 AFC Cup Group Stage   Nebitçi Balkanabat 1–1 3–3 1st
  East Bengal 5–0 1–0
  Muktijoddha Sangsad 2–1 3–0
Quarter final   Tampines Rovers 1–0 1–0 2–0
Semi final   New Radiant 4–1 1–1 5–2
Final   Al-Nejmeh Beirut 1–0 3–2 4–2
2006 AFC Cup Group Stage   HTTU 4–3 1–1 1st
  Al-Nejmeh Beirut 2–0 1–2
Quarter final   Sun Hei 1–1 1–1 2–2 (5–4 Pen.)
Semi final   Al-Wehdat 1–0 1–1 2–1
Final   Al-Muharraq 3–0 2–4 5–4
2007 AFC Cup Group Stage   Dhofar 2–1 0–1 1st
  Al-Ansar 1–1 0–2
  Nebitçi Balkanabat 2–0 0–0
Quarter final   Tampines Rovers 5–2 2–1 7–3
Semi final   Al-Wehdat 1–1 2–1 3–2
Final   Shabab Al-Ordon 0–1 1–1 1–2
2009 AFC Cup Group Stage   Al-Majd 1–2 3–4 4th
  Dempo 3–4 1–3
  Al-Muharraq 3–2 0–0
2011 AFC Cup Group Stage   Duhok 0–0 2–4 2nd
  Al-Jaish 2–0 1–1
  Al-Nasr SC 2–1 1–0
Round of 16   Nasaf 1–2
2012 AFC Cup Group Stage   Qadsia 1–1 2–1 3rd
  Al-Suwaiq 2–3 0–0
  Al-Ittihad 1–1 4–1
2013 AFC Cup Group Stage   Duhok 1–0 1–0 1st
  Dhofar 2–3 1–1
  Shaab Ibb 2–1 2–0
Round of 16   Al-Riffa 3–1
Quarter final   Kitchee 2–1 2–1 4–2
Semi final   Qadsia 0–1 1–2 1–3
2016 AFC Cup Group Stage   Naft Al-Wasat 2–1 0–1 2nd
  Istiklol 0–0 4–2
  Tripoli 3–1 1–1
Round of 16   Al-Muharraq 0–1
2018 AFC Champions League Play-off round   Nasaf 1–5
2018 AFC Cup Group Stage   Al-Wahda 2–2 2–1 1st
  Al-Ansar 1–0 3–1
  Dhofar 2–0 0–1
Semi final   Al-Jazeera 0–1 1–1 1–2
  •   Champion
  •   Runner-up

IFFHS RankingsEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3   DF Ibrahim Daldoum
4   DF Bara' Marei
6   MF Yousef Abdel-Rahman
7   FW Yousef Al-Rawashdeh
8   MF Baha' Abdel-Rahman (captain)
10   MF Mehdi Alamah
11   DF Oday Zahran
12   GK Yazid Abu Layla
13   MF Khalil Bani Attiah (vice-captain)
14   MF Ihab Al-Khawaldeh
15   MF Suhaib Abu Al-Hija
16   MF Ahmad Sariweh
17   DF Salem Al-Ajalin
No. Position Player
19   DF Anas Bani Yaseen
20   MF Anas Al-Jbarat
22   GK Moataz Yaseen
33   FW Johann Lengoualama
45   GK Mohammad Al-Emwasi
87   MF Omar Hani
91   MF Mohammad Bani Attiah
  DF Chiheb Ben Frej
92   DF Ihsan Haddad
  DF Rawad Abu Khizaran
  MF Ahmad Ersan
  FW Cosmos Dauda

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Nour Bani Attiah (at Al-Jazeera until 30 June 2019)

Former PlayersEdit

Club captainsEdit

Source:[7]

Name No. Position From To
  Mustafa Sedo Al-Kurdi &
&
1932 1940
  Rashad Al-Mufti &
&
1940 1945
  Abd Rabo Abu Jassar &
&
1945 1950
  Shahada Musa &
&
1950 1965
  Sultan Al-Odwan &
&
1959 1965
  Mohammad Awad &
&
1965 1972
  Mustafa Al-Odwan &
&
1972 1974
  Nader Srour 1 GK 1974 1977
  Adnan Massoud &
&
1977 1979
  Ibrahim Mustafa &
&
1979 1991
  Milad Abasi 1 GK 1991 1994
  Anis Shafiq 1 GK 1994 1995
  Jamal Abu-Abed 16 MF 1995 2001
  Subhi Sulaiman 8 MF 2001 2003
  Adnan Al-Shuaibat 5 DF 2003 2005
  Mohannad Mahadeen 19 DF 2005 2005
  Hassouneh Al-Sheikh 6 MF 2005 2006
  Hatem Aqel 17 DF 2006 2009
  Lo'ai Al-Amaireh 1 GK 2009 2011
  Hassouneh Al-Sheikh 6 MF 2011 2014
  Mohammad Khamees 7 DF 2014 2015
  Shareef Adnan 15 DF 2015 2016
  Baha' Abdel-Rahman 8 MF 2016 Present

PersonnelEdit

Current technical staffEdit

Position Staff
Head coach Nabil Kouki
Assistant coach Feras Al-Khalayleh
Goalkeeping coach Ali Mahmoud
Fitness coach Marko Jovanović
Physiotherapist Shadi Assi
Managing director Tareq Al-Assaf
Media official/coordinator Awad Abu Nawwas

Presidential historyEdit

The management of the club has always been run by Al-Odwan family and still till today, with head of the club Al-Shiekh Sultan Al-Odwan, former player of the club and the Jordan national team, and former president of the JFA.[8] Source:[9]

Name From To
  Fawaz Al-Sharif 1932 1935
  Dr. Qasem Al-Malhas 1935 1953
  Dawla Suleiman Al-Nabulsi 1953 1956
  Nasser Ibn Jamil 1956 1970
  Al-Sheikh Sultan Majed Al-Odwan 1970 1978
  Al-Sheikh Mustafa Al-Odwan 1978 1992
  Al-Sheikh Sultan Al-Odwan 1992 2008
  Al-Sayed Bakr Al-Odwan 2008 2008
  Al-Sheikh Sultan Al-Odwan 2008 Present

Managerial historyEdit

Source:[10]

 
Name From To
  Rashad Al-Mufti 1944 1954
  Shahada Musa 1954 1970
  Nabil Hamarneh 1970 1972
  Mohammad Awad 1972 1981
  Math'har Al-Saeed 1981 1985
  Ahmed Hassan 1985 1986
  Adnan Massoud 1986 1986
  Mohammad Awad 1986 1987
  Math'har Al-Saeed 1987 1989
  Adnan Massoud 1989 1990
  Math'har Al-Saeed 1990 1997
  Nihad Souqar 1997 1998
  Mohammad Al-Yamani 1998 1998
  Khaled Awad 1998 2003
  Branko Smiljanić 2003 2006
 
Name From To
  Adnan Hamad 2006 2008
  Alaa Nabiel 2008 2008
  Nizar Mahrous 2008 2009
  Thair Jassam 2009 2009
  Math'har Al-Saeed 2009 2010
  Akram Salman 2010 2010
  Mohammad Al-Yamani 2010 2011
  Rateb Al-Awadat 2011 2011
  Thair Jassam 2011 2011
  Math'har Al-Saeed 2012 2012
  Rateb Al-Awadat 2012 2012
  Valeriu Tița 2012 2013
  Ayman Hakeem 2013 2013
  Ali Kmeikh 2013 2013
  Mohammad Al-Yamani November 2013 March 2014
 
Name From To
  Mohamed Azima March 2014 August 2014
  Rateb Al-Awadat August 2014 October 2014
  Nizar Mahrous February 2015 April 2015
  Rateb Al-Awadat April 2015 October 2015
  Ahmed Abdel-Qader 2 October 2015 24 October 2015
  Rateb Al-Awadat November 2015 February 2016
  Mohammad Al-Yamani February 2016 April 2016
  Rateb Al-Awadat April 2016 May 2016
  Jamal Abu-Abed June 2016 July 2016
  Thair Jassam August 2016 November 2016
  Branko Smiljanić November 2016 March 2017
  Nebojša Jovović March 2017 July 2017
  Dragan Talajić September 2017 December 2017
  Nebojša Jovović January 2018 May 2018
  Nabil Kouki June 2018 Present

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "أول نادي لكرة القدم".
  2. ^ "Wayback Machine". archive.org. 16 December 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Rival Jordan football fans clash". Al Jazeera English. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  4. ^ http://jo.gitsport.net/?p=5940
  5. ^ "انجازات النادي".
  6. ^ "Club World Ranking by footballdatabase". footballdatabase. 2018-06-03.
  7. ^ "قادة الفريق".
  8. ^ "قصة تأسيس النادي".
  9. ^ "رؤوساء النادي".
  10. ^ "مدربون الفيصلي".

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