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Kuwait Sporting Club (Arabic: نادي الكويت الرياضي‎) is a Kuwaiti professional football and basketball[1] club based in Kuwait City. The football team has won the Kuwaiti Premier League 14 times, with the most recent one coming in 2018–19. Kuwait SC also have 47 trophies to their name in Kuwaiti Club Football history. Kuwait SC plays in the Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium, in Kaifan, which is the 5th largest stadium in Kuwait. Kuwait SC is the first Kuwaiti club to ever win an Asian title that is, the AFC Cup in 2009, 2012, 2013. Kuwait SC is also one of the first sports club to have been established in Kuwait .

Kuwait SC
نادي الكويت
KuwaitSportsClub.png
Full nameKuwait Sporting Club
Nickname(s)The Brigadiers
Founded20 October 1960; 58 years ago (1960-10-20)
GroundAl Kuwait Sports Club Stadium
Kaifan, Kuwait City
Capacity18,500
ChairmanKhalid Al Ghanim
ManagerMohammed Abdullah
LeagueVIVA Premier League
2018–19VIVA Premier League, 1st
WebsiteClub website

Contents

StadiumEdit

Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Kuwait City, Kuwait. It is currently used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of Al Kuwait Kaifan. The stadium has a capacity of 18,500 seats. The stadium hosted the final matches of the Kuwait Emir Cup and Kuwait Crown Cup for the past five seasons. It also hosted matches for the national team during the 1974 Gulf Cup of Nations, where Kuwait won their third title after winning 4–0 against Saudi Arabia.

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

50 Official Titles

AsianEdit

FriendlyEdit

Statistics in Asian footballEdit

2002–03: Qualifying West – 2nd Round
2005: Group stage
2007: Group stage
2008: Group stage
2014: 3rd Round Qualifying
2019: 2nd qualifying round
2009: Winners
2010: Round of 16
2011: Runners-up
2012: Winners
2013: Winners
2014: Quarter Finals
2015: Semi-finals
2019:
2002: Group stage
Season Competition Round Club Home Away
2001–02 Asian Club Championship 1st round   Jableh 2–0 0–0
2nd round   Al-Quds Club 3–2 6–1
Group stage   Nasaf Qarshi 1–1
  Al-Wahda 2–2
  Esteghlal 0–3
2002–03 AFC Champions League 2nd round   Al-Ahli 3–1 0–2
2005 AFC Champions League Group stage   Neftchi 1–0 0–1
  Al-Sadd 0–1 0–3
  Al-Ahli 1–0 3–3
2007 AFC Champions League Group stage   Al-Hilal 0–0 1–1
  Pakhtakor 0–1 1–2
2008 AFC Champions League Group stage   Saipa 1–1 0–1
  Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 1–2 0–0
  Al-Wasl 2–1 0–1
2009 AFC Cup Group stage   Al-Wahdat 1–0 1–1
  Al-Karamah 2–1 1–2
  Mohun Bagan 6–0 1–0
Round of 16   Dempo 3–1
Quarter-final   Arbil 1–1 1–0
Semi-final   South China 2–1 1–0
Final   Al-Karamah 2–1
2010 AFC Cup Group stage   Al Hilal 2–2 2–0
  Churchill Brothers 7–1 2–2
Round of 16   Al-Ittihad 1–1(aet)
(4–5) pso)
2011 AFC Cup Group stage   Al-Wahdat 1–3 0–1
  Al-Suwaiq 0–0 3–1
  Al Talaba 1–0 2–1
Round of 16   Qadsia 2–2(aet)
3–2(pso)
Quarter-final   Muangthong United 1–0 0–0
Semi-final   Arbil 3–3 2–0
Final   Nasaf Qarshi 1–2
2012 AFC Cup Group stage   Al-Ettifaq 1–5 2–2
  VB Sport Club 7–1 2–2
  Al Ahed 1–0 4–0
Round of 16   Qadsia 1–1(aet)
3–1(pso)
Quarter-final   Al-Wehdat 0–0 3–0
Semi-final   Al-Ettifaq 4–1 2–0
Final   Arbil 4–0
2013 AFC Cup Group stage   Regar-TadAZ 5–0 3–1
  Al-Safa 3–1 0–1
  Riffa SC 2–3 2–0
Round of 16   Dohuk 1–1(aet)
4–1(pso)
Quarter-final   New Radiant 5–0 7–2
Semi-final   East Bengal 4–2 3–0
Final   Al-Qadsia 2–0
2014 AFC Champions League 1st round   Al-Shorta 1–0
2nd round   Lokomotiv Tashkent 3–1
3rd round   Lekhwiya SC 1–4
AFC Cup Group   Nejmeh SC 2–1 0–0
Group   Fanja 4–0 1–3
Group   Al-Jaish 2–0 2–0
Round of 16   Al Riffa 2–0
Quarter-final   Persipura Jayapura 3–2 1–6
2015 AFC Cup Group   Nejmeh SC 4–1 2–1
Group   Riffa S.C. 2–1 1–2
Group   Al-Jaish 0–1 0–0
Round of 16   Al Shorta SC 2–0
Quarterfinals   Kitchee SC 6-0 1–1
Semifinal   FC Istiklol 4-0 w/o
2019 Champions League Preliminary Round 1   Al-Wehdat SC 3–2
Preliminary Round 2   Zob Ahan SC 0–1
AFC Cup Group Stage   Al-Jazeera Club 0-1
Group Stage   Al-Najma 2-1 1-0
Group stage   Al-Ittihad 0–0

PlayersEdit

First team squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Mos'aab Al Kandari
2   DF Sami Al Sanea
5   DF Fahed Al Hajri
7   MF Fahad Al Enezi
8   MF Abdullah Al Buraiki
9   MF Faisal Zayid
10   MF Talal Jazea
11   MF Hamza Lahmar
13   DF Fahad Hamoud
14   DF Issam El Adoua
15   MF Sheridah Al-Sheridah
16   FW Lucas Silva
19   MF Radhi Jamal
20   DF Hussain Hakem
21   GK Fawaz Al-Fadhli
No. Position Player
22   MF Shaheen Al khamis
23   MF Hamid Mido
25   DF Fahad Sabah
27   MF Yaqoub Al-Tararwa
31   MF Talal Al Fadhel
33   GK Hameed Youssef
34   GK Abdulrahman Al Hussainan
35   DF Mohammed Al-Badhali
37   MF Sherida Khaled
38   DF Fahad Al Ansari
41   MF Yousef Rubaie
43   FW Yaqoub Husain
45   FW Jumaa Saeed
47   DF Mashari Al-Enezi
56   MF Othman Al-Failakawi

Presidents and managersEdit

List of presidentsEdit

Years Chairman
1961–63 Mohamed Al Khaled Al Zayed
1963–65 Fahad Al Marzoq
1965–72 Khidair Masha'an
1972–74 Mubarak Al Asfoor
1974–81 Khidair Masha'an
1981–92 Ali Thunaien Al Ghanim
1992–94 Ghassan Al Nesf
1994–00 Mohammed Al-Sager
2000–02 Jassim Al Mahri
2002 Issam Al Sager
2002 Youssuf Al Munais
2002–08 Marzouq Al-Ghanim
2008–18 Abdulaziz Al Marzouq
2018- Marzoug Al-Ghanim

List of managersEdit

Other sportsEdit

See also Al Kuwait SC (basketball)

Besides football, the club has teams for handball, basketball, volleyball, water polo, squash, athletics, gymnastics, swimming, boxing, judo and weightlifting. Kuwait SC publishes a monthly magazine since 2007.

Club sponsorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Al Kuwait SC basketball, asia-basket.com, accessed 2 March 2016.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Al-Muharraq
AFC Cup
Runner up: Al-Karamah

2009
Succeeded by
Al-Ittihad
Preceded by
Nasaf Qarshi
AFC Cup
Runner up: Arbil

2012
Succeeded by
Holders
Preceded by
Holders
AFC Cup
Runner up: Qadsia SC

2013
Succeeded by
Incumbent