Al-Wakrah SC

Al-Wakrah Sport Club (Arabic: نادي الوكرة الرياضي) is a Qatari professional sports club based in Al Wakrah. Their professional football team competes in the Qatar Stars League and play their home games at the Al-Janoub Stadium.

Al-Wakrah SC
Full nameAl-Wakrah Sport Club
Nickname(s)The Cyan Waves
Founded1959; 63 years ago (1959)
GroundAl Janoub Stadium
ChairmanSheikh Khalifa bin Hassan
ManagerTintín Márquez
LeagueQatar Stars League
2020–21Qatari Stars League, 8th of 12
WebsiteClub website
Al Wakrah's active sections
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Name historyEdit

  • 1959: Founded as Al-Wakrah Youth Club
  • 1967: Changed name to Al-Wakrah Sport Club


Al Wakrah was founded in 1959,[1] and was officially legitimized in 1965 under the name of Al Wakrah Youth Club.[2] From that time, its football and handball sections were formed, with both participating in local competitions. It later changed its name to Al Wakrah Sports Club in 1967. Over the years, it branched out to many sports, including chess, basketball, and bowling.

The original club headquarters at Al Wakrah Stadium was constructed in 1984, and tennis and squash teams were also formed during this time in addition to its previously formed sports teams. They won the Qatari league twice, once in 1999 and again in 2001.[3]

The new club headquarters is Al Janoub Stadium, inaugurated in 2019[4] as one of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar sites and was designed by Zaha Hadid.[5]


Winners (2): 1998–99, 2000–01
Winners (1): 1999
Winners (4): 1989, 1991, 1998, 2004
Winners (1): 2011
Winners (2): 1984–85, 2018–19


As of Qatar Stars League:

No Position Player Nation
1 GK Mohamed Saeed Ibrahim   Qatar
2 DF Lucas Mendes   Brazil
3 DF Abdulqader Zoukh   Qatar
4 DF Mohammed Emad (on loan from Al-Duhail)   Qatar
5 MF Ahmed Fadhel   Qatar
6 MF Omid Ebrahimi   Iran
7 MF Saleh Al-Halabi   Qatar
8 MF Khalid Muneer   Qatar
9 FW Mohamed Benyettou   Algeria
10 MF Gelson Dala   Angola
11 MF Abdulghani Muneer   Qatar
12 DF Murad Naji   Qatar
13 GK Karim Mohammed U19   Qatar
14 MF Omar Ali   Ghana
15 MF Abdullah Muftah   Qatar
17 MF Hazem Shehata   Qatar
18 MF Saud Al-Nasr   Qatar
19 MF Mohamed Khaled U19   Egypt
20 MF Nasser Al Yazidi   Qatar
21 DF Ousmane Coulibaly   Mali
22 GK Saoud Al Khater   Qatar
23 FW Khald Youssef   Qatar
25 DF Abdulaziz Khaled U19   Qatar
26 DF Yaseen Lafrid   Qatar
27 MF Faisal Borshaid   Qatar
31 GK Yousef Mohammed U19   Qatar
34 DF Nabil Irfan U19   Qatar
37 MF Abdulrahman Mohamed   Qatar
44 GK Omair Al-Sayed   Qatar
50 MF Yousef Mesaad   Qatar
67 DF Mohamed Daher   Qatar
70 FW Ismail Mardanli (on loan from Umm Salal)   Qatar
78 MF Edidiong Essien   Nigeria
96 MF Yousef Al-Khatib U19   Qatar

League recordsEdit

Last update: 23 February 2012.
Apps and goals in the QSL only

Managerial historyEdit

As of 24 May 2012.

Individual honoursEdit

2009 FIFA Confederations Cup

The following players have played in the FIFA Confederations Cup:

Performance in AFC competitionsEdit

2001: First Round

Asian clubs rankingEdit

As of 12 October 2021.[10]
Current Rank Country Team Points
223   Harbin Yiteng 1262
224   PSS Sleman 1262
225   Al-Wakrah SC 1262
226   FC Sogdiana Jizzakh 1262
227   Chennai City FC 1262

Other sportsEdit



  1. ^ "Qatar – List of Foundation Dates". RSSSF. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Al Wakrah Sports Club". Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Al Wakrah". Retrieved 14 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Al Janoub Stadium". Retrieved 14 October 2021.
  5. ^ "How Al Janoub stadium and Zaha Hadid broke traditional stereotypes". 18 May 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  6. ^ ""بوعلام" نجم لا يكل ولا يمل .. وأداؤه "زي الفل"". 14 November 2012. Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Winning Airs from Ashurst". New Strait Times. 16 January 1992. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Winning Airs from Ashurst". New Strait Times. 16 January 1992. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  9. ^ a b c d "Al Wakrah SC Manager history". Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  10. ^ "Asia Football / Soccer Clubs Ranking". Retrieved 12 October 2021.

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