Al-Khor Sports Club (Arabic: نادي الخور الرياضي) is a Qatari professional sports club based in Al Khor, featuring teams in a number of sports including football, futsal, basketball, volleyball, handball, athletics, table tennis and swimming. It is best known for its football team which competes in the Qatar Stars League. It plays its home games at Al Khor Stadium.
|Full name||Al-Khor Sports Club|
|Nickname(s)||"El Forsan" (Knights)|
|Ground||Al Khor Stadium|
Al Khor, Qatar
|Chairman||Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed|
|League||Qatar Stars League|
|2018–19||Qatar Stars League, 10th|
Al-Khor was unofficially established in 1951 by oil workers to fulfill them with the appropriate facility to invest their energy after their participation with the multinational oil companies at the time. The club was re-established in 1961 and adopted football as its primary sport, as well other recreational sports and activities; however the club was limited in its resources. The club coincided within the presence of two other clubs in Al-Khor, with the three operating separately from each other. They merged with one of the clubs, Al-Jeel Sports Club in 1962.
In 1964, they conglomerated with Nahdi Al-Aswad (transliterated to "Black Sports Club") and had formally made a request to join the Qatar Football Association on 10 June later that year. From then on, the club was known as Al-Taawun.
Embracing the youth movement, they drew up plans and programs and being provided funds for all the facilities, the club was able to expand the base of participation in most sports as well as participate in various activities. Their original club colors from 1961 were primarily yellow and white. The colors were changed to blue and white after entering the football league in 1964. Their current crest features all 3 colors in it; blue, yellow and white.
Renaming to Al Khor (2004–present)Edit
In 2004, by decision of the Qatar Olympic Committee, the club changed its name to Al Khor, in order to accurately reflect on where the club's headquarters are located.
- Winners (99)
- Winners (1): 2003
- Winners (1): 1983
|GCC Champions League||51||22||11||18||75||61|
- Q = Qualification
- GS = Group stage
- R16 = Round of 16
- QF = Quarter-final
- SF = Semi-final
Performance in UAFA CompetitionsEdit
- Gulf Club Champions Cup: 3 appearances
First team squadEdit
As of Qatar Stars League:
Current technical staffEdit
Last update: 16 October 2013.
|Head coach||László Bölöni|
|Assistant coach||Mustafa Suehb|
|Goalkeeping coach||Adel Hammami|
|Team manager||Youssef Jaffal Al-Kuwari|
|Fitness coach||Alexandre Farhi|
|Performance Analyst||Adam Meadows|
- "Qatar – List of Foundation Dates". RSSSF. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
- "About The Club" (in Arabic). alkhor-club.com. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
- "Knights of Al Khor participated in the inauguration ceremony of the league". alkhor-club.com. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
- "مسابقة كأس سمو الأمير لكرة القدم المباريات النهائية". alkass.net. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- "تاريخ بطولة كأس سمـــــــو ولي العهد". alkass.net. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- Ládonyi Lászlo (2001). Football Yearbook 2000, Vol. 1 (in Hungarian). p. 141.
- الوكرة يبدأ اليوم حملة الدفاع عن لقبه (in Arabic). daharchives.alhayat.com. 1999. Retrieved 2 January 2014.