Al-Riyadh SC

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

Al-Riyadh
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Full nameAl-Riyadh Saudi Club[1]
Founded1953; 68 years ago (1953), as Ahli Al-Riyadh
GroundPrince Turki bin Abdul Aziz Stadium
Capacity15,000
ManagerYousef Khamis
LeagueSaudi Second Division
2019–20Saudi Second Division, 4th of 12
Current season
Al-Najma vs Al-Riyadh in 2010–11 Saudi First Division

Best known for its football team, Al-Riyadh also have squads in other sports. They have won two major titles: a Crown Prince Cup in 1994 and a Crown Prince Cup in 1995; they also finished runners-up in the Saudi Premier League in 1994.

HistoryEdit

Early historyEdit

The club was founded in 1953 under the name "Ahli Al-Riyadh", before changing to "Al-Yamama" and then to "Al-Riyadh"; it is currently based in west Riyadh.[2]

Golden AreaEdit

In the early-1990s, under the leadership of Brazilian coach Zumario and players such as Khalid Al-Qarouni, Talal Al-Jabreen, Yasser Al-Taafi and Fahd Al-Hamdan, Al-Riyadh won the Crown Prince Cup in 1994 and reached the semi-final of Asian Cup Winners' Cup in 1995.

Current squadEdit

As of Saudi Second Division:

No Position Player Nation
1 GK Abdulelah Al Mosaad   Saudi Arabia
4 DF Mohammed Al-Shwirekh   Saudi Arabia
5 DF Abdulaziz Haroon   Saudi Arabia
6 MF Abdulaziz Al-Barak   Saudi Arabia
7 MF Fahad Al-Abdulrazaq   Saudi Arabia
8 DF Abdulelah Al-Khaibari   Saudi Arabia
9 FW Abdulaziz Al-Yousef   Saudi Arabia
10 FW Khaled Al-Enezi   Saudi Arabia
11 FW Abdulmohsen Al-Bladi   Saudi Arabia
12 DF Abdullah Al-Dossari   Saudi Arabia
13 MF Majed Al-Zahrani   Saudi Arabia
14 MF Faisel Fawzi   Saudi Arabia
15 DF Mohammed Assiri   Saudi Arabia
18 FW El Hadji Malick   Senegal
20 FW Hadri Hantol   Saudi Arabia
22 GK Abdullah Al-Ghamdi   Saudi Arabia
24 MF Houssem Louati   Tunisia
25 DF Meshal Khalaf   Saudi Arabia
26 DF Abbas Shengeeti   Saudi Arabia
30 MF Adnan Al-Eisa   Saudi Arabia
35 GK Ibrahim Al-Hafith   Saudi Arabia
44 MF Fayhan Al-Mutairi   Saudi Arabia
46 DF Abdulrahman Al-Saeed   Saudi Arabia
55 DF Faisal Al-Dossari   Saudi Arabia
57 DF Sultan Al-Qulaimish   Saudi Arabia
70 MF Mohammed Al-Khamis   Saudi Arabia
77 MF Abdullah Awaji   Saudi Arabia
88 MF Ali Yahya (on loan from Al-Nassr)   Yemen

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

ContinentalEdit

Asian recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away
1995 Asian Cup Winners' Cup Round 2   Homenmen 3–0 2–0
Quarter-finals   Kazma 0–1 2–1
Semi-finals   Al-Talaba (w/o)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Al Riyadh Saudi Club". Global Sports Archive. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  2. ^ "مكافأة فوزنا على النصر بخمسة.. طاسة لبن من «أم حسين»!!". alriyadh.com. 2 June 2006. Retrieved 20 March 2021.