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Al-Riyadh (Arabic: نادي الرياض السعودي‎) is a Saudi Arabian football team. It was established in 1953 as Ahli Al-Riyadh, then changed to Al-Yamamah and finally to Al-Riyadh. The club is based in Riyadh and currently playing in the Saudi Second Division (third level).

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Full nameAl-Riyadh SC
Founded1953
GroundPrince Turki bin Abdulaziz Stadium
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
ManagerYousef Khamis
LeagueSaudi Second Division
2015–16Saudi First Division, 14th (relegated)
Al-Najma vs Al-Riyadh in 2010–11 Saudi First Division

Although it is best known for its football team, Al-Riyadh also have squads playing at other sports.

They won two major titles, including a Crown Prince Cup in 1994 (also 2nd at Saudi Premier League) and a Prince Faisal bin Fahad Cup in 1995.

HistoryEdit

Riyadh C.S was founded in 1953 under the name "Ahli Riyadh" and then "Yamama" before changing to the current name, and is currently based in west Riyadh.

Golden AreaEdit

In the early nineties under the leadership of Brazilian coach Zumario and his big players such as Khalid Al-Qarouni, Talal Al-Jabreen, Yasser Al-Taafi and Fahd Al-Hamdan, Riyadh S.C won the Crown Prince Cup and reached the final of the League Cup of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in the 1993-1994 season and reached the semi-final of Asian Cup Winners cup in the 1995-1996 season.

Current squadEdit

As of Saudi Second Division:

No Position Player Nation
Goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Ghamdi   Saudi Arabia
Goalkeeper Abdulelah Al Mosaad   Saudi Arabia
Goalkeeper Mashari Al Mosaad   Saudi Arabia
Goalkeeper Alwaleed Al-Obaid   Saudi Arabia
Goalkeeper Fawaz Al-Khaibari   Saudi Arabia
Defender Mohammed Assiri   Saudi Arabia
Defender Abdulaziz Al-Mufarrej   Saudi Arabia
Defender Alaa Masrahi   Saudi Arabia
Defender Emad Al-Sahabi   Saudi Arabia
Defender Meshal Al-Sabr   Saudi Arabia
Defender Saleh Al-Dossari   Saudi Arabia
Defender Abdullah Ibrahim Al-Dossari   Saudi Arabia
Defender Nawaf Al-Qahtani   Saudi Arabia
Defender Abbas Shengeeti   Saudi Arabia
Defender Mosaad Al-Shwirekh   Saudi Arabia
Defender Mashari Al-Quraishi   Saudi Arabia
Defender Mishel Al-Agmi   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Abdulaziz Al-Ahmari   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Abdulelah Al-Khaibari   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Mousa Sufyani   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Khaled Al-Ghamdi   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Mohammed Al-Saqaf   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Fahad Al-Sobeai   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Burj Maodah   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Adel Al-Ghamdi   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Rakan Hawsawi   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Talal Al-Enezi   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Abdullah Al-Qurashi   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Waleed Al-Enezi   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Abdullah Saad Al-Dossari   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Mohammed Abo Amarah   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Ali Al-Ibrahim   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Mohammed Al-Khamis   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Faisel Fawzi   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Fawaz Al-Eisa   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Abdullah Al-Muziel   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Ali Nahari   Saudi Arabia
Forward Mohammed Al-Asmari   Saudi Arabia
Forward Ibrahim Sufyani   Saudi Arabia
Forward Abdulmohsen Al-Bladi   Saudi Arabia
Forward Abdullah Mohammed Taha   Saudi Arabia
Forward Khaled Al-Qahtani   Saudi Arabia
Forward Abdul Aziz Yusif   Ghana
Forward Rayan Al-Rayes   Saudi Arabia
Forward Cedric Fein   Ivory Coast
Forward Rakhi Al-Shammeri   Saudi Arabia

AchievementsEdit

Al Riyadh SC in AsiaEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away
1995–96 Asian Cup Winners' Cup 2nd Round   Homenmen 3–0 2–0
Quarterfinal   Kazma 0–1 2–1
Semifinal   Al Talaba (w/o)

ReferencesEdit