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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 1954.

Al Fayha FC
Al-Fayha FC Logo.png
Full nameAl Fayha Football Club
Nickname(s)Al Burtuqali (The Orange)
Tawahin Sudair (The Mills of Sudair)
Founded1954; 65 years ago (1954)
GroundKing Salman Sport City Stadium
Capacity7,000
ChairmanSaud Al-Shalhoub
ManagerNoureddine Zekri
LeagueSaudi Professional League
2017–18Saudi Professional League, 8th
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]

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HistoryEdit

Al-Fayha was founded on 1954 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 [4]

Current squadEdit

First team squadEdit

As of 14 February 2019:[5][6]

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Moslem Al Freej   Saudi Arabia
2 Defender Omar Al-Ouda (on loan from Al-Hilal)   Saudi Arabia
3 Defender Omar Al-Muziel (on loan from Al-Ittihad)   Saudi Arabia
4 Defender Sami Al-Khaibari (captain)   Saudi Arabia
5 Midfielder Alexandros Tziolis   Greece
6 Midfielder Daifallah Al-Qarni   Saudi Arabia
10 Midfielder Abdullah Al-Mutairi   Saudi Arabia
13 Midfielder Naif Kariri (on loan from Al-Hilal)   Saudi Arabia
14 Defender Gegé   Cape Verde
15 Midfielder Majed Al-Najrani (on loan from Al-Hilal)   Saudi Arabia
16 Midfielder Abdulrahman Al-Barakah   Saudi Arabia
17 Midfielder Abdulkareem Al-Qahtani   Saudi Arabia
18 Midfielder Hassan Jaafari   Saudi Arabia
19 Defender Mohammed Qassem (on loan from Al-Ittihad)   Saudi Arabia
22 Goalkeeper Fahad Al-Shammari   Saudi Arabia
24 Defender Ahmed Bamasoud   Saudi Arabia
25 Midfielder Tawfiq Buhimed   Saudi Arabia
26 Defender Abdullah Saleem   Saudi Arabia
27 Defender Abdullah Kanno   Saudi Arabia
28 Midfielder Mohannad Fallatah (on loan from Al-Hilal)   Saudi Arabia
29 Midfielder Nahir Besara   Sweden
32 Goalkeeper Hamad Hawsawi   Saudi Arabia
33 Forward Amine Chermiti   Tunisia
40 Midfielder Hussain Al-Hajoj (on loan from Al-Ittihad)   Saudi Arabia
50 Defender Ahmed Abo Ardhin   Saudi Arabia
55 Defender Nawaf Al-Sobhi   Saudi Arabia
66 Defender Rami Bedoui (on loan from Étoile du Sahel)   Tunisia
70 Midfielder Danilo Asprilla (on loan from Al-Ain)   Colombia
78 Midfielder Raed Al-Bashr   Saudi Arabia
80 Defender Mukhair Al-Rashidi   Saudi Arabia
88 Forward Mishari Al-Harbi   Saudi Arabia
90 Forward Nayef Abdeli   Saudi Arabia
95 Forward Iury (on loan from Al-Nasr)   Brazil
99 Goalkeeper Amer Shafi (on loan from Shabab Al-Ordon)   Jordan

Other players under contractEdit

No Position Player Nation
23 Goalkeeper Cristian Bonilla   Colombia

Out on loanEdit

No Position Player Nation
9 Forward Ronnie Fernández (on loan to Al-Nasr)   Chile
11 Forward Abdullah Al Salem (on loan to Al-Nassr)   Saudi Arabia
21 Midfielder Naldo (on loan to Plaza Colonia)   Brazil
44 Midfielder Hatem Belal (on loan to Al-Qadsiah)   Saudi Arabia
77 Forward Mutaeb Al-Najrani (on loan to Al-Kawkab)   Saudi Arabia
Defender Abdulaziz Al-Mansor (on loan to Al-Kawkab)   Saudi Arabia
Defender Abdulaziz Majrashi (on loan to Al-Kawkab)   Saudi Arabia
Defender Radhi Al-Mutairi (on loan to Al-Kawkab)   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Moataz Tombakti (on loan to Ohod)   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Talal Majrashi (on loan to Al-Ain)   Saudi Arabia
Forward Mohammed Al-Menqash (on loan to Abha)   Saudi Arabia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
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  5. ^ "التشكيلة". kooora.
  6. ^ "اللاعبين". Retrieved 1 January 2019.

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