Open main menu

Al-Fayha FC (Arabic: نادي الفيحاء السعودي‎) is a professional football club based in Al Majma'ah, that plays in the Saudi Professional League, the top tier of Saudi Football. It was founded in 1953.

Al Fayha FC
Full nameAl Fayha Football Club
Nickname(s)Al Burtuqali (The Orange)
Tawahin Sudair (The Mills of Sudair)
Founded1953; 66 years ago (1953)
GroundKing Salman Sport City Stadium
Capacity7,000
ChairmanAbdullah Abanmy
ManagerJorge Simão
LeaguePro League
2018–19Pro League, 12th of 16
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Al-Fayha's colors are orange and blue, hence the nickname "Al-Burtuqali." Al-Fayha have won the Saudi Second Division once in the 2013–14 season and have finished runners-up once in the 2003–04. On 29 April 2017, Al-Feiha won their first promotion to the Pro League and on 5 May 2017 won their first ever First Division title.[1]

The club play their home games at King Salman Sport City Stadium in Al Majma'ah, sharing the stadium with city rivals Al-Faisaly and Al-Mujazzel.[2]

Contents

HistoryEdit

Al-Fayha was founded in 1953 in Al Majma'ah and were officially registered on August 15, 1966. Al-Fayha is one of the oldest clubs in the country and the oldest club in Al Majma'ah. Al-Fayha is a merging of two different clubs, Minikh and Al-Fayha, who joined together to become the only representative of Al Majma'ah.

Since the formation of the club, Al-Fayha has played a continuous role in the service of the youth in Al-Majma'ah. Al-Fayha is considered to be one of the most active and interactive clubs in the city, often acting as a safe haven for the youth.[3]

Al-Fayha won their first ever promotion to the First Division in the 2003–04 season when they finished as runners-up in the Second Division. Al-Fayha spent 4 consecutive seasons in the First Division before getting relegated at the end of the 2007–08 season. They were then promoted again during the 2013–14 season when they won the Second Division title. On 29 April 2017, Al-Fayha won their first promotion to the Pro League and on 5 May 2017 won their first ever First Division title.

HonoursEdit

Saudi First Division

Saudi Second Division

  • Winners (1): 2013–14
  • Runners-up (1): 2003–04 [1]

Current squadEdit

As of 24 August 2019:[4][5]

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Moslem Al Freej   Saudi Arabia
2 Defender Mukhair Al-Rashidi   Saudi Arabia
3 Defender Bander Nasser   Saudi Arabia
4 Defender Sami Al-Khaibari (captain)   Saudi Arabia
5 Midfielder Rafael Assis (on loan from Braga)   Brazil
6 Defender Gegé   Cape Verde
7 Forward Othman Alhaj (on loan from Al-Ahli)   Chad
8 Midfielder Ângelo Neto (on loan from São Caetano)   Brazil
9 Forward Ronnie Fernández   Chile
10 Midfielder Abdullah Al-Mutairi   Saudi Arabia
11 Forward Hamad Al-Juhaim   Saudi Arabia
12 Midfielder Abdulkareem Al-Qahtani   Saudi Arabia
14 Midfielder Muhannad Fallatah   Saudi Arabia
16 Midfielder Abdulrahman Al-Barakah   Saudi Arabia
17 Defender Hani Al-Sebyani (on loan from Al-Ahli)   Saudi Arabia
18 Midfielder Hassan Jaafari   Saudi Arabia
19 Midfielder Samuel Owusu   Ghana
21 Midfielder Muhannad Awadh   Saudi Arabia
22 Goalkeeper Fahad Al-Shammari   Saudi Arabia
23 Defender Awn Al-Selouli (on loan from Al-Ittihad)   Saudi Arabia
24 Midfielder Ahmed Bamasoud   Saudi Arabia
27 Defender Abdullah Kanno   Saudi Arabia
32 Defender Omar Al-Muziel   Saudi Arabia
35 Goalkeeper Hamad Hawsawi   Saudi Arabia
55 Defender Nawaf Al-Sobhi   Saudi Arabia
77 Midfielder Arsénio Nunes   Portugal
99 Goalkeeper Amer Shafi   Jordan

Other players under contractEdit

No Position Player Nation
Defender Abdulaziz Al-Mansor   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Moataz Tombakti   Saudi Arabia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "رسالة - نادي الفيحاء السعودي". www.alfiha.com.
  2. ^ "ملعب مدينة المجمعة الرياضية". www.kooora.com.
  3. ^ "رسالة - نادي الفيحاء السعودي". www.alfiha.com.
  4. ^ "التشكيلة". kooora.
  5. ^ "اللاعبين". Retrieved 1 January 2019.

External linksEdit