Al-Jaish SC (Syria)

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Al-Jaish Sports Club (Arabic: نادي الجيش الرياضي) is a professional football club based in Damascus, Syria, founded in 1947.[1] The club plays in the Abbasiyyin Stadium. The team colors are red and white.[2]

Al-Jaish SC
Full nameAl-Jaish Sports Club
Nickname(s)Al Jaish (Army)
Founded1947; 75 years ago (1947)
GroundAbbasiyyin Stadium Damascus
ChairmanNizar Ismail
ManagerSyria Ahmed Azam
LeagueSyrian Premier League
WebsiteClub website
Active departments of
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The club was founded in 1947. It is the most successful club in the country. In its history, the club was the champion of Syria sixteen times.[3] They also won nine Syrian Cups in 1967, 1986, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2014 and 2018, and two Syrian Super Cup in 2013 and 2018.[4]

In 2004, the club also achieved international success. In the AFC Cup finals they defeated on aggregate Al-Wahda Damascus (3:2, 0:1).[5]






Abbasiyyin stadium in 2007

Abbasiyyin Stadium is located in the centre of Damascus, directly behind the district Al-Sufanyya. After the most recent renovation in March 2011, Abbasiyyin Stadium was turned into an all-seater stadium and the capacity was reduced to 30,000 seats.[6]

Performance in AFC competitionsEdit

2002–03: Qualifying West – 4th Round
2005: Group Stage
2022: Qualifying Stage
2004: Champion
2010: Group Stage
2011: Group Stage
2012: Group Stage
2014: Group Stage
2015: Quarterfinals
2016: Quarterfinals
2017: Group Stage
2018: Group Stage
2019: West Asian Zonal Semifinals
2020: Cancelled
1999–00: Second Round

Current squadEdit

As of 11 June 2022[7]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   SYR Abdul Latif Nassan
2 DF   SYR Ahmad Al Saleh
3 MF   SYR Ahmed Khattab
4 DF   SYR Jehad Al Baour
5 FW   SYR Mazen Al Issa
7 DF   SYR Milad Hamad
8 MF   SYR Ahmad Rajab
9 MF   SYR Mohammad Al Bari
10 MF   SYR Zaid Ghareer
13 GK   SYR Radwan Al Azhar
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 DF   SYR Zakaria Hanan
17 FW   SYR Rami Amer
18 DF   SYR Ahmad Al Khassi
24 DF   SYR Mohammad Omar Al-Tork
27 MF   SYR Taha Bses
33 MF   SYR Manhal Tayara
77 MF   SYR Omar Al-Turk
88 FW   SYR Ahmad Al Ahmad

Notable/former playersEdit

For all current and former Al-Jaish SC players with a Wikipedia article see Al-Jaish Damascus players.


  1. ^ "Al-Jaish SC". Eurosport. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Three AFC Asian Cup matches to be played in Saudi Arabia". Arab News. 28 April 2019. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Syria - List of Champions". Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Syria - List of Cup Winners". Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  5. ^ "AFC Cup 2004". Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-03-15. Retrieved 2012-02-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Al-Baath newspaper 10 March 2011
  7. ^ "Al Taawoun FC (5-4 PSO) Al-Jaish SC". Retrieved 4 June 2022.

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