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Al-Tai Football Club (Arabic: نادي الطائي‎) is a professional football club based in Ha'il, Saudi Arabia, that plays in the Prince Mohammad bin Salman League, the second tier of Saudi football. It was founded in 1961.

Al-Tai
Al-Ta'ee.jpg
Full nameAl-Tai Sport Club
Nickname(s)Faris Al Shamal (Knight of The North)
Al Hatmawi
Founded23 July 1961; 58 years ago (1961-07-23)
GroundPrince Abdul Aziz bin Musa'ed Stadium
Ha'il, Saudi Arabia
Capacity12,250
ChairmanNasser Al-Hammad
Head CoachClaudiu Niculescu
LeagueMS League
2018–19MS League, 6th of 20
WebsiteClub website

Al-Tai have won the Saudi First Division three times, first in the 1984–85 season and last in the 2000–01 season, and have finished runners-up once in the Saudi First Division once in the 1977–78 season. The club have won the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Cup for Division 1 and 2 Teams once in the 1993–94 season and finished runners-up once in the previous season. The club spent 22 non-consecutive seasons in the Pro League and won their first promotion during the 1977–78 season. They last played in the Pro League during the 2007–08 season.

The club play their home games at Prince Abdul Aziz bin Musa'ed Stadium in Ha'il, sharing the stadium with city rivals Al-Jabalain, with whom they contest the Ha'il derby with.[1]

HonoursEdit

Saudi First Division (Level 2)

  • Winners (3): 1984-85, 1994–95, 2000–01
  • Runners-up (1): 1977–78

Crown Prince Cup

  • Runners-up (1): 1996–97

Prince Faisal bin Fahd Cup for Division 1 and 2 Teams

  • Winners (1): 1993–94
  • Runners-up (1): 1994–95

Current squadEdit

As of Prince Mohammad bin Salman League:

No Position Player Nation
4 Defender Ziyad Al-Hunaiti   Saudi Arabia
5 Defender Khaled Al-Showaie (on loan from Al-Nassr)   Saudi Arabia
6 Midfielder Abdulaziz Al-Harabi   Saudi Arabia
9 Forward Mojahed Al-Munee   Saudi Arabia
10 Forward Mashari Al-Enezi   Saudi Arabia
11 Midfielder Sulaiman Metlaq   Saudi Arabia
14 Midfielder Rayan Seddiq   Saudi Arabia
16 Midfielder Abdullah Al-Mohammed   Saudi Arabia
18 Midfielder Hassan Abo Shahin   Saudi Arabia
20 Midfielder Dudu   Brazil
21 Goalkeeper Ibrahim Zaid   Saudi Arabia
22 Defender Ali Al-Sharaan   Saudi Arabia
24 Defender Fuhaid Al-Otaibi   Saudi Arabia
29 Forward Jorge Silva   Brazil
31 Goalkeeper Kheireddine Boussouf   Algeria
33 Midfielder Mohammed Al-Bakr   Saudi Arabia
44 Defender Abdurahman Al-Shammeri   Saudi Arabia
55 Defender Yasser Al-Assaf   Saudi Arabia
80 Midfielder Adnan Al-Eisa   Saudi Arabia
87 Defender Pitty   Brazil
Goalkeeper Badr Al-Enezi   Saudi Arabia
Defender Abdulmajeed Al-Rashidi   Saudi Arabia
Defender Adel Al-Shammeri   Saudi Arabia
Defender Saud Fallatah   Saudi Arabia
Defender Khaled Al-Maghrabi   Saudi Arabia
Defender Raed Al-Amri   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Khaled Al-Shammeri   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Omar Al-Sohaymi   Saudi Arabia

ReferencesEdit