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Al-Ra'ed (Arabic: نادي الرائدNādī ar-Rāʾid, "Pioneer Club") is a Saudi football club based in Buraidah, and the first of its kind in the Qassim region of Saudi Arabia.[2] One of the club's notable founders is Abdulaziz Al-Obodi. Established in 1954, Al-Raed currently play in the Pro League and have been playing there since 2008.

Al-Raed FC
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Full nameAl-Raed Football Club
Nickname(s)Raed Al Tahadi
Founded1954; 65 years ago (1954)
GroundKing Abdullah Sport City Stadium,
Buraidah, Saudi Arabia
Capacity30,000[1]
ChairmanFahad Al-Motawa'a
ManagerBesnik Hasi
LeaguePro League
2018–19Pro League, 8th of 16

HistoryEdit

The team was able to qualify for the Premier League Saudi Arabia, in 1980–1981. It fought Club K in the qualifiers held in Riyadh. In 1986 it was the first team from the Qassim region to enter the Saudi Premier League. The team repeated this ascension to the Premier League at the end of 1989, 1992, 1998, 2002 and 2007. The Senyhassad junior team reached the Saudi Premier League clubs for juniors in 1999, and in 2003.

Current squadEdit

As of Saudi Professional League:

No Position Player Nation
2 Defender Mohammed Al-Amri   Saudi Arabia
4 Defender Faisal Darisi (on loan from Al-Ahli)   Saudi Arabia
5 Midfielder Jalal Daoudi   Morocco
7 Forward Mohammed Al-Sahali   Saudi Arabia
8 Midfielder Arnaud Djoum   Cameroon
9 Forward Raed Al-Ghamdi   Saudi Arabia
10 Midfielder Mohamed Fouzair   Morocco
11 Forward Marco Pérez   Colombia
13 Goalkeeper Abdulbassit Sulaiman   Nigeria
14 Forward Abdullah Al-Meqren   Saudi Arabia
15 Midfielder Muhannad Al-Shudukhi   Saudi Arabia
17 Defender Mohammad Al-Sharimi   Saudi Arabia
18 Midfielder Jehad Al-Hussain   Syria
19 Defender Abdullah Al-Fahad   Saudi Arabia
21 Defender Mohammed Reeman   Saudi Arabia
22 Goalkeeper Ahmed Al-Rehaili   Saudi Arabia
23 Midfielder Abdullah Majrashi   Saudi Arabia
27 Goalkeeper Khaled Al-Muqaitib   Saudi Arabia
30 Goalkeeper Azzedine Doukha   Algeria
32 Defender Mohammed Al-Dossari (on loan from Al-Hilal)   Saudi Arabia
33 Defender Hussain Al-Showaish   Saudi Arabia
40 Defender Muteb Al-Mutlaq   Saudi Arabia
44 Midfielder Sultan Al-Farhan   Saudi Arabia
47 Midfielder Ahmed Al-Zain   Saudi Arabia
49 Midfielder Sultan Al-Sawadi   Saudi Arabia
50 Goalkeeper Mashari Sanyor   Saudi Arabia
92 Defender Ezequiel Palomeque (on loan from Unión Española)   Colombia

Other players under contractEdit

No Position Player Nation
20 Midfielder Kanu   Brazil

Out on loanEdit

No Position Player Nation
98 Defender Muhannad Al-Qidhi (on loan to Al-Bukayriyah)   Saudi Arabia
Forward Saleh Al-Shehri (on loan to Al-Hilal)   Saudi Arabia

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "King Abdullah Sport City Stadium". Saudi Pro League Statistics. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  2. ^ "نادي الرائد". spl.com.sa. Archived from the original on 2016-01-06. Retrieved 28 December 2015.