El Jaish SC
El-Jaish Sports Club (Arabic: نادي الجيش الرياضي) was a Qatari multi-sports club from 2007 to 2017, based in the Al-Duhail area of Doha. The association football team played in the Qatar Stars League. The team won the Qatargas League prior to 2011, but were not eligible for promotion and as a result were not declared as the champions of the league. It was promoted to the first division, the Stars League, the first year after it was made eligible.
|Full name||El Jaish Sports Club|
نادي الجيش الرياضي
|Ground||Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium|
|League||Qatar Stars League|
|2016–17||Qatar Stars League, 4th|
|El Jaish's active sections|
The club also had participations in other sports, most notably in handball where its team has previously achieved 3rd place in both, the GCC Handball Championship, and the Asian Club Handball Championship.
El Jaish SC was officially established in 2011 after spending several seasons in the second division without being eligible for promotion.
In its first season in the Qatar Stars League, El Jaish finished second, just two points behind champions Lekhwiya, and qualified for the 2013 AFC Champions League. After a poor start to the 2013 Champions League, El Jaish won 3 of its 4 last group stage games to emerge as the groups runners-up, setting up a Round of 16 tie against Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia. They were eliminated after losing 0–2 in the away game and 1–3 on aggregate.
Lekhwiya SC announced that they have taken over the club in April 2017 and the club dissolved in July 2017 while Lekhwiya got rebranded into Al-Debaih SC.
- Winners (1): 2012–13
- Winners (1): 2010–11
- El-Jaish were winners of the Qatargas League in 2007–08 and 2008–09 but the club was not officiated yet so they don't count as official championships
El Jaish in AsiaEdit
|AFC Champions League||8||3||3||2||15||12|
- Q = Qualification
- GS = Group stage
- R16 = Round of 16
- QF = Quarter-final
- SF = Semi-final
Last update: May 23, 2014
|Head coach||Sabri Lamouchi|
|Assistant coach||Lassaad Chabbi|
|Assistant coach||Yousef Adam|
|Reserve head coach||Cristian Petre|
|Reserve asst. coach||Yousuf Al-Nobi|
|Goalkeeping coach||Ahmed Naji|
|Fitness coach||Khalil Jebabli|
|Fitness coach||André Lima|
|Team doctor||Marian Dumitru|
|Physiotherapist||Mohamed Ali Laid|
|Team manager||Rashid Al-Kaabi|
|Team administrator||Ismail Hashem|
|Logistics officer||Nasser Al-Shammari|
Last update: May 24, 2013
|Head coach||Aref Awadh Salem|
|Assistant coach||Zoran Lović|
|Goalkeeping coach||Pedro Lascarim|
|Technical Director||Leonardo Vitorino|
|President||Hamad bin Ali Al Attiyah|
|Executive Director||Dr. Thani Abdulrahman Al Kuwari|
|Marketing & Audience Manager||Saeed Al-Eidah|
|Sports Manager||Yousuf Bakhit Al Kuwari|
|Media Manager||Amer Abdulrahman Al Kaabi|
|Financial Manager||Khamis Al Kuwari|
Last updated: May 2012
Source: El Jaish
Kit sponsors and manufacturersEdit
|Period||Kit manufacture||Shirt sponsor|
- Mohammed Al Ammari (July 2007 – May 2011) / Yousef Al Nobi (assistant)
- Péricles Chamusca (June 15, 2011 – May 31, 2012) / Marcelo Chamusca (assistant)
- Răzvan Lucescu (June 1, 2012 – Jan 15, 2014) / Mihai Stoica (assistant)
- Yousef Adam (Jan 15, 2014 – Jan 21, 2014) / Yousef Al Nobi (assistant)
- Nabil Maâloul (Jan 21, 2014 – Jan 26, 2014) / Yousef Adam (assistant)
- Nabil Maâloul (Jan 26, 2014 – Dec 11, 2014) / Lassaad Chabbi (assistant)
- Abdulqadir Almoghaisab (Dec 12, 2014 – Dec 27, 2014) / Lassaad Chabbi (assistant)
- Sabri Lamouchi (Dec 27, 2014– Jul 1, 2017) / Lassaad Chabbi (assistant)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 26, 2016. Retrieved December 24, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "El Jaish Handball Team matches". goalzz.com. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
- "Lekhwiya, El Jaish clubs to merge" (in Arabic). Gulf Times. April 11, 2017. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
- "Lekhwiya, Al Jaish Clubs to Merge into One Club under the Name of Al Duhail Sports Club". www.qna.org.qa. Archived from the original on April 12, 2017. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
- "ACL RD16 (2nd leg): Al Ahli 2–0 El Jaish (3–1 agg)". the-afc.com. May 22, 2013. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. Retrieved May 22, 2013.
- "Zahir Belounis: another embarrassment for Qatar". World Soccer. Archived from the original on November 18, 2013. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
- "Zahir Belounis: A Virtual Captive in Qatar". sites.duke.edu/. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
- "Technical staff". El Jaish official website. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
- "Technical staff". El Jaish official website. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
- "Eljaish Signs MoU with FC Schalke 04". eljaish.com. Archived from the original on June 22, 2012. Retrieved May 22, 2013.