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Al Kharaitiyat SC (Arabic: نادي الخريطيات‎) is a Qatari sports club based in the town of Al Kharaitiyat, best known for its football team of the Qatar Stars League. Home games are played at Al-Khawr Stadium in the northern city of Al Khor. They are a relatively new club, having been formed in 1996. They won the Qatari Second Division in 2004 meaning that they would play in the QSL the following season. However, they were relegated on their very first season in the top flight. They once again regained their position in the Qatar Stars League in the 2008–09 season and have remained there ever since.

Al-Kharaitiyat SC
AlKharaitiyatLogo.png
Full nameAl Kharaitiyat Sports Club[1][2]
Nickname(s)Thunders
الصواعق
Founded1996; 23 years ago (1996)
GroundAl-Khawr Stadium
Al Khor, Qatar
Capacity12,000
ChairmanHamad bin Thamer
Head CoachYousuf Adam Mahmoud
LeagueQatar Stars League
2018–19Qatar Stars League, 12th Decrease
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Al Kharaitiyat SC headquarters off Al Ebb Road in Al Kharaitiyat

HistoryEdit

Al Kharaitiyat is among the newest sports clubs in Qatar, having been formed in 1996 as Al-Hilal. Among the founders were:

Upon its formation, it was entered into the Qatari Second Division. After winning the second division title in 2004, they earned a spot in the top tier. Shortly after, the club was renamed to its current name, Al Kharaitiyat, on 19 October 2004 by a decision of the vice-president of the Qatar Olympic Committee in order to better represent the district it is located in. In 2008 the team was promoted to the Qatar Stars League.

SupportersEdit

A fan club was established in 2008 after the team won promotion to the Qatar Stars League.[3]

Stadium historyEdit

Stadium Period
Qatar SC Stadium 1996–2012[4]
Al-Khawr Stadium 2012–present

HonoursEdit

Domestic
Winners (1): 2004
Runners-up (1): 2012

Current squadEdit

No Position Player Nation
2 Midfielder Ahmad Abdelhay U23   Qatar
4 Defender Mohammed Abdurahman   Chad
5 Midfielder Ulises Pascua   Argentina
6 Defender Saoud Nasser   Qatar
7 Forward Ahmed Al-Sadah   Qatar
8 Midfielder Anouar Diba   Morocco
9 Forward Mounir El Hamdaoui   Morocco
10 Midfielder Mohammed Al Yazeedi   Qatar
12 Goalkeeper Mostafa Kardeen   Qatar
14 Defender Mohammed Salam   Sudan
15 Forward Rachid Tiberkanine   Morocco
17 Midfielder Mohammed Haythami   Qatar
18 Midfielder Youssef Kaddioui   Morocco
21 Midfielder Abdulhadi Nuaman U23   Qatar
22 Midfielder Mahmoud Saad   Egypt
24 Defender Majed Aman   Qatar
25 Defender Mahdi El Khammasi   Tunisia
44 Goalkeeper Ahmed Soufiane   Qatar
82 Defender Ahmed Kahil   Qatar

Out on loanEdit

No Position Player Nation
20 Forward Abdulaziz Al Ansari (on loan to Al-Sadd)   Qatar

PersonnelEdit

Club staffEdit

Last updated 11 November 2018.[5]

 
Coaching staff
Head coach   Yousuf Adam Mahmoud
Assistant coach ??
Goalkeeping coach   Zoran Stojanovic
Fitness coach   Michael C. Rumpf
Performance analyst   Greg Adams
Technical staff
Team manager   Abdulnasser Al-Saadi
Director of football   Khalifa bin Thamer
Deputy director   Mansour Musa

ManagementEdit

Position Staff
President Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani
Vice-president Mohammed bin Jabr
General secretary Abdulrahman Al-Kaabi
Assistant secretary Hassan Batal Al-Otaibi
Board member Sheikh Khalifa bin Thamer Al Thani
Treasurer Abdul Rahim Mohammed Khalil

Last updated: December 2011
Source: Board of Directors

Managerial historyEdit

Last updated 1 June 2017.

NotesEdit

Note 1: Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani served as the first president of the club.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sports Clubs". Qatar Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 13 October 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Qatar Stars League: Regular Season". Soccerway. Archived from the original on 29 January 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  3. ^ "عن نادي المشجعين". alkharaitiyat.com. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  4. ^ المنشآت (in Arabic). alkharaitiyat. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  5. ^ الجهاز الفني و الإداري (in Arabic). alkharaitiyat.com. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  6. ^ "مختار:الأهلي يحتاج لترتيب الأوراق". ahram.org.eg. Archived from the original on 30 December 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  7. ^ "الأجانب أغلبية بين مدربي الدوري القطري لكرة القدم". news-bank.net. 5 October 2004. Archived from the original on 19 December 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  8. ^ "البرازيلي خوزيه ألبرتو يدرب الخريطيات". alghad.com. 11 August 2005. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  9. ^ "بعد أن كسب الخبرة وعرف طريق الانتصارات على أهل القمة". raya.com. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 9 December 2014.

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