Al-Khor SC

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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; 61 years ago (1961)
GroundAl Khor Stadium
Al Khor, Qatar
Capacity12,000[1]
ChairmanSultan Shabib Al Mohannadi
ManagerWinfried Schäfer
LeagueQatar Stars League
2020–21Qatar Stars League, 11th of 12

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. In 1961, the club was re-established and set football as its main sport, along with other sports and activities. There were two other clubs in Al Khor, but none of the clubs cooperated. In 1962, Al-Khor SC merged with Al-Jeel Sports Club, one of the other clubs.[2]

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.[3]

Post-merger (1964–2004)Edit

The club took advantage of the youth movement and was provided with funds for all facilities. He designed plans and programs to increase the number of participants in the majority of sports. Since 1961, yellow and white were the club colors. In 1964 the club entered the football league and changed the colors to blue and white. Currently, all three colors are included in the crest.[2]

Renaming to Al Khor (2004–present)Edit

In 2004, the club name was changed to Al Khor after the Qatar Olympic Committee had ordered the name change to clarify the location of the club.[2]

HonorsEdit

Winners (1): 2005
Winners (1): 2002
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

PlayersEdit

As of Qatar Stars League:

No Position Player Nation
1 GK Papa Djibril   Qatar
2 DF Enagi Elsadiq   Qatar
3 DF Diyab Taha   Qatar
4 DF Khaled Radhwan   Qatar
5 DF Juma Al-Habsi   Oman
6 MF Helal Mohammed   Qatar
7 MF Said Brahmi   Qatar
8 MF Musaab Abdulmajeed   Qatar
9 FW Pierre-Michel Lasogga   Germany
10 MF Giannis Fetfatzidis   Greece
11 MF Ismail El Haddad   Morocco
13 MF Mohammed Zidan   Qatar
15 DF Naif Mubarak   Qatar
16 DF Thamer Jamal   Qatar
18 MF Mohammad Al-Mohammedi   Qatar
20 MF Ahmed Al-Mohanadi   Qatar
21 MF Shebib Al-Mohanadi   Qatar
22 GK Ali Nader   Qatar
23 MF Harib Al-Saadi   Oman
25 DF Khaled Karib   Qatar
27 MF Jasser Yahya   Qatar
28 MF Anas Elfadil   Qatar
29 MF Jassim Al-Muraikhi   Qatar
30 GK Jehad Hudib (on loan from Al-Sadd)   Qatar
32 MF Asaad Reyed U19   Qatar
34 MF Abdulaziz Al-Ameen U19   Qatar
45 DF Abdulla Arafa   Qatar
55 DF Abdulrahman Ragab   Qatar
80 GK Mohamed Al-Ashwal   Qatar
99 DF Salem Al-Sufyani   Qatar

PersonnelEdit

Current technical staffEdit

Last update: September 2021[4]

Coaching staff
Head coach Winfried Schäfer
Assistant coach Mustafa Al-Sweheb
Goalkeeper coach Abdul Ghaffar Farag Allah
President of the Football device Youssef Jaffal Al-Kuwari
Team official Abdullah Hasan Al-Yazidi
Fitness coach Andre Lima
Performance Analyst Hugo Pinto
Team Doctor Hisham Al-Mutawakel
Therapy specialists Omar Miladi
Anis Belhadj

Presidential historyEdit

From 1963 to 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: May 2021

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 August 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Al Khor Sports Club". Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Qatar – List of Foundation Dates". RSSSF. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  4. ^ "First Team Management". Retrieved 20 May 2021.
  5. ^ Ládonyi Lászlo (2001). Football Yearbook 2000, Vol. 1 (in Hungarian). p. 141.
  6. ^ الوكرة يبدأ اليوم حملة الدفاع عن لقبه (in Arabic). daharchives.alhayat.com. 1999. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "Al Khor SC Manager history". Retrieved 10 May 2021.

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