Al-Taawoun ("Cooperation" Arabic: التعاون), sometimes known as Al-Tawen, is a professional football club based in Buraidah, that plays in the Saudi Professional League, the top tier of Saudi Football.
|Full name||Al-Taawoun Football Club|
Al Dhiaab (The Wolves)
|Ground||King Abdullah Sport City Stadium,|
Buraidah, Saudi Arabia
|2018–19||Pro League, 3rd of 16|
Al-Taawoun have won the King Cup once, in 2019, defeating Al-Ittihad in the final. Their best ever top-flight season came in 2018–19 when the club successfully challenged for the Asian Champions League spots, eventually finishing in third place in the top division, their highest league position to date, as well as winning the King Cup. In 2017, the club became the first team from the Qasim region to play in the Asian Champions League. Al-Taawoun have been second-tier champions once and runners-up twice. The club holds the distinct achievement as being the one of the two second-tier teams to play in the final of the King Cup.
Al-Taawoun were founded in the year of 1956 under the name of "Al-Shabab" and were founded by Saleh Al Wabili. Four years after the founding of the club, they were officially registered as a professional club in 1960. Under the guidance of Zayed Al-Omrani, as president, the club tasted top flight football for the first time in its history, before being relegated back to the first division in the next season. 2 years after that Al-Taawoun once again won promotion to the Pro League, but this time as champions of the first division. The club were then relegated to the first division after 1 year. In the 2009–10 season Al-Taawoun won promotion to the Pro League for the first in over a decade as runners-up of the league. They have been playing in the Saudi Professional League since the 2010–2011 season. On 29 May 2016, Al-Taawoun qualified for the AFC Champions League for the first time ever by finishing fourth in the league during the 2015–16 season. On 2 May 2019, Al-Taawoun won their first-ever King Cup, as well as their first-ever top-flight trophy, by defeating Al-Ittihad in the final. Al-Taawoun also became the first club from Al-Qassim Region to win the King Cup.
- Runners-up (1): 2019
Saudi First Division (Level 2)
- Winners (1): 1996–97
- Runners-up (2): 1994–95, 2009–10
Prince Faisal bin Fahd Cup for Division 1 and 2 Teams
- Winners (4): 1996–97, 2000–01, 2007–08, 2008–09
- As of 26 December 2018
Out on loanEdit
|9||Forward||Mansour Al-Muwallad (on loan to Damac)||Saudi Arabia|
|29||Midfielder||Abdullah Al-Jouei (on loan to Damac)||Saudi Arabia|
- As of 18 February 2020
|AFC Champions League||8||3||2||3||10||12|
|GCC Champions League||5||1||4||0||7||6|
Record By CountryEdit
|United Arab Emirates||4||1||2||1||3||4||−1||25.00|
|2017||AFC Champions League||Group A||Lokomotiv Tashkent||1–0||4−4||3rd|
|2020||AFC Champions League||Group C||Sharjah||1–0||2nd|
|2015||GCC Champions League||Group A||Al-Suwaiq||1–0||2−2||2nd|
|Quarter-finals||Al-Nasr||–||1−1 (p)||1–1 (p)|
- "King Abdullah Sport City Stadium". Saudi Pro League Statistics. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
- "رسمياً.. التعاون يتأهل إلى دوري أبطال آسيا".
- "التعاون يكتب التاريخ.. ويتوج بطلاً لكأس الملك".
- "الإنجازات". Taawoun. Retrieved 24 April 2007.
- "التعاون". kooora. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
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