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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.

Al-Khor SC
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Full nameAl-Khor Sports Club
Nickname(s)"El Forsan" (Knights)
Founded1961; 58 years ago (1961)
GroundAl Khor Stadium
Al Khor, Qatar
Capacity12,000[1]
ChairmanSheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed
ManagerFrance Bernard Casoni
LeagueQatar Stars League
2018–19Qatar Stars League, 10th

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HistoryEdit

FoundationEdit

 
One of the three Al Khor Towers, represented in the club logo

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.[2]

Post-merger (1964–2004)Edit

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.[3] 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.

HonorsEdit

Winners (99)
Winners (1): 2003
Winners (1): 1983

Asian recordEdit

Competition Pld W D L GF GA
GCC Champions League 51 22 11 18 75 61
Total 15 6 2 7 14 25
  • Q = Qualification
  • GS = Group stage
  • R16 = Round of 16
  • QF = Quarter-final
  • SF = Semi-final

GCC Champions League

Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2008
GS   Al-Nassr 1–3
GS   Qadsia 0–5
GS   Al-Nahda 1–1
GS   Al Muharraq 1–1
2009–10
GS   Sur 1–0 0–1 1–1
GS   Al-Nassr 0–4 1–3 1–7
2012
GS   Al Naser 2–1 1–0 3–0
GS   Busaiteen 2–0 1–2 3–2
QF   Al Jahra 1–0
SF   Al Wasl 2–1 0–3 2–4

Individual honoursEdit

2009 FIFA Confederations Cup:

The following players have played in the FIFA Confederations Cup whilst playing for Al Khor:

Performance in UAFA CompetitionsEdit

2008: Group stage
2010: Group stage
2011: Semi-finals
2012: Semi-finals

Current squadEdit

PersonnelEdit

Current technical staffEdit

Last update: 16 October 2013.[4]

Coaching staff
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

Presidential historyEdit

From 1963–1982.

Period Chairperson Period Chairperson
1963–64   Saleh Mohammed Dawood Mohannadi 1966–75   Saleh Mohammed Dawood Mohannadi
1964–65   Ahmed Abdullah Al Mohannadi 1975   Mohammed Saif Maeoff
1965–66   Ahmed Abdullah Jolo 1975–82   Ahmed Abdul Aziz Al-Hail
1982   Saleh Mohammed Dawood Mohannadi

Managerial historyEdit

Last update: 24 June 2012.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://qsl.com.qa/en/News/view/5181/the-story-of-al-khor?print_layout=1
  2. ^ "Qatar – List of Foundation Dates". RSSSF. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  3. ^ "About The Club" (in Arabic). alkhor-club.com. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Knights of Al Khor participated in the inauguration ceremony of the league". alkhor-club.com. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  5. ^ "مسابقة كأس سمو الأمير لكرة القدم المباريات النهائية". alkass.net. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  6. ^ "تاريخ بطولة كأس سمـــــــو ولي العهد". alkass.net. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  7. ^ Ládonyi Lászlo (2001). Football Yearbook 2000, Vol. 1 (in Hungarian). p. 141.
  8. ^ الوكرة يبدأ اليوم حملة الدفاع عن لقبه (in Arabic). daharchives.alhayat.com. 1999. Retrieved 2 January 2014.

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