Al-Karamah SC (Arabic: نادي الكرامة الرياضي) is a Syrian professional basketball club based in the city of Homs, that plays in the Syrian Basketball League. The team is part of the multi-sports club of the same name. In 2021, the Al-Karamah club won its first SBL title.
|Nickname||Blue Eagles |
Eagles of Asia
|League||Syrian Basketball League|
|History||Khalid bin Walid SC|
|Team colors||Blue and White|
|Head coach||Haitham Jamil|
|2021–22 position||Syrian League, 2nd of 12|
|Championships||(1) Syrian Basketball League|
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The club was founded in 1928 as Khalid Bin Walid Sports Club. Since 1971, the club has been called by its current name. In the 2014 season, after the first place in the regular season (Gr.A), the club under the leadership of coach Azzam Husain reached the SBL semifinals, where he lost to Al-Ittihad SC 74-93 and took the final 3rd place.
The first big success in the history of the club was participation in the final of the SBL in 2016 season, where they were defeated by Al-Jaish SC. In the 2021 season, led by coach Khaled Abu Toq, the team placed first in the regular season. In the semifinals, the team encountered Al-Ittihad SC, over which it won 2–1 in matches. In the SBL final, they met the Al-Wahda SC, which they beat 79–64 in the first match. In the third decisive match, they won mainly thanks to Omar Sheikh Ali, who became the MVP of the match, 74–51 over Wahda SC and won their first SBL title.
Squad for the 2021/2022 Syrian Basketball League season:
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA-sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
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