Al-Karamah SC

Al-Karamah Sports Club (Arabic: نادي الكرامة الرياضي‎) is a Syrian football club based in the city of Homs. Founded in 1928, it is considered to be one of Asia's oldest sporting clubs. The club has won eight Syrian League titles and eight Syrian Cup titles. It also was the first Syrian club to win both the league and cup titles in the same year. The club is based at the Khaled Ibn Al Walid Stadium. In 2008 the club formed Board of Honor from a prominent business men[1] of the city of Homs to support the club activities and Dr Mohammed Rahif Hakmi[2] was elected as the Board Chairman.

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Full nameAl-Karamah Sports Club
Nickname(s)Blue Eagles
Eagles of Asia
GroundKhaled Ibn Al Walid Stadium
ChairmanDr. Ghassan Ksayer
ManagerAbdel Kader Rifai
LeagueSyrian Premier League
Current season

AFC Champions League 2006Edit

Al-Karamah won the double (league and cup) in 2006–07, 2007–08 and 2008–09

In 2006 the club reached the finals Asian CL campaign, winning most of the major Asian football teams. The club played on the way to the semi-final Al Wahda from the UAE, Saba Battery from Iran with the team was led by the international goal scorer Ali Daei and Al-Gharafa from Qater (Qater League current champions at the time). They finished at the top of group and qualified for the Asian CL quarter-finals with 4 wins and 2 losses.

In the quarter-final the club played Al Ittihad where they lost in the first leg in Jeddah 0–2. In the return match at home, Alkarameh scored 2 goals during the first 90 minutes and the match went into extra time. In extra time, Mohannad Ibrahim scored 2 goals and Al-Karamah ended up winning the game 4–0 which caused a tie with an overall aggregate score of 4–2 causing a great surprise in AFC Champions League history. [1].

The club moved on to play Al-Qadisya of Kuwait in the semi-final. The first leg in Homs, Syria. resulting in 0–0 draw. while Al-Karamah was in possession for 85% of the time. The return leg was in Kuwait. Al-Karamah won the game by scoring in the 14th minute of the match by Aatef Jenyat.

On 1 November 2006, the club played Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (South Korea) where Al Karama lost the first leg 2–0 in South Korea. In the second leg, Al Karama won 2–1 in Homs but the final aggregate score was 2–3, making Jeonbuk the 2006 AFC Champion League Winner.


1974–75, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1995–96, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
1982–83, 1986–87, 1994–95, 1995–96, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10
1985, 2008
2006: Runners-up
2009: Runners-up

Performance in AFC competitionsEdit

2006: Runners-up
2007: Quarter-finals
2008: Quarter-finals
2010: Qualifying play-off – West semi-finals
2001: First round
2009: Runners-up
2010: Quarter-finals
2011: Group Stage

Al-Karamah in AsiaEdit

Current squadEdit

As on 10 of September 2019

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   SYR Ahmad Shiha
GK   SYR Abdullatif Nassan
GK   SYR Mosab Balhous
DF   SYR Jihad Bismar
DF   SYR Abdullah Jenyat
DF   SYR Alaa Zaqrit
DF   SYR Omar Samman
DF   SYR Mohamad Sahyouni
DF   SYR Milad Hamad
DF   SYR Amer Terkawi
DF   SYR Yasser Shahen
DF   SYR Shaher Kakhi
DF   SYR Haitham Al Luz
MF   SYR Hummam Abou Samra
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   SYR Zaid Ghrer
MF   SYR Rami Al Omar
MF   SYR Abdallah Jumaa
MF   SYR Baraa Diyarbakirli
MF   SYR Ali Zakaria
MF   SYR Abd Al Kader Shaaban
MF   SYR Ahmad Asaad
MF   SYR Ahmad Buhlaq
MF   SYR Wasel Al Hussein
FW   SYR Ahmad Omaier
FW   SYR Emad Al Hamwi
FW   SYR Moataz Salhani
FW   SYR Abd Al Salam Rahmoun

Notable former playersEdit

For all current and former Al-Karamah SC players with a Wikipedia article see Category:Al-Karamah players.


  1. ^ "حفل تكريم لداعمي نادي الكرامة وتشكيل مجلس شرف للنادي".
  2. ^ "Mohammed Rahif Hakmi".

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