Al-Duhail SC

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Al-Duhail Sports Club (Arabic: نادي الدحيل الرياضي), formerly Lekhwiya SC, is a Qatari sports club, best known for its football team, which plays in the Qatar Stars League. The club is based in the Duhail district in the city of Doha and plays its home games at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium. It is the first team in Qatari football to win the first division title on its debut season.

Al-Duhail SC
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Full nameAl-Duhail Sports Club
Nickname(s)The Red Knights
Founded2009; 13 years ago (2009) (as Lekhwiya)
GroundAbdullah bin Khalifa Stadium
Doha, Qatar
Capacity9,000[1]
ChairmanKhalifa bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
ManagerHernán Crespo
LeagueQatar Stars League
2021–22Qatar Stars League, 2nd of 12
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Al Duhail SC active sections
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Football
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Athletics

In April 2017, it was announced that the club would take over El Jaish SC and merge with following the 2016–17 Qatar Stars League and be known as Al-Duhail Sports Club in rebranding of Lekhwiya SC.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

The club was founded as Al-Shorta Doha and in 2009 was renamed to Lekhwiya.[4] Lekhwiya Club has the biggest financial budget in Qatar.

Upon the club's reformation, it was entered into the Qatari 2nd Division. It came fourth in the league on its first year before winning the next season in 2010.

In the club's first season in the Qatar Stars League, Lekhwiya finished at the top of the standings to win the 2010–11 Qatar Stars League.[5] It was the first league title in the club's history. They also managed to reach the final of the 2010 Sheikh Jassem Cup, before losing in the final to Al-Arabi.[6]

Their first official debut in a continental competition came on March 7, 2012, in the 2012 AFC Champions League. They won their first match against Al-Ahli of Saudi Arabia, with Nam Tae-Hee scoring the only goal and also scoring the first-ever goal for Lekhwiya in any regional competition.[7]

In the 2011–12 Qatar Stars League season, Lekhwiya retained the league title with two games left to be played.[8]

They inaugurated a new stadium Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, also known as Lekhwiya Sports Stadium, on February 15, 2013 in a match against Al Khor and won their third league title in the first season at the new stadium.[9]

in April 2017 the club announced that they would take over El Jaish SC and rebranded the club into Al-Duhail SC.

At the end of the 2017–2018 Season the Club became the first club to hold all three domestic Titles the league, Qatar Cup and Emir Cup.

StadiumEdit

Lekhwiya's stadium began construction in 2011.[9] The first phase was completed in May 2012.[10] The stadium was officially inaugurated on February 15, 2013 with the first match played being a Qatar Stars League fixture against Al Khor. The official seating capacity is 10,000, it is located in the ISF area of Doha.

Colours and crestEdit

Shirt sponsors and manufacturersEdit

Period Kit manufacture Shirt sponsor
2009–11 Burrda None
2011–19 Masraf Rayan
2020– Puma

Kit historyEdit

 
 
 
 
 
Home kit
2009
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Home kit
2011

PlayersEdit

As of 5 November 2021[11]
No Position Player Nation
1 GK Mohammed Al-Bakri   Qatar
2 DF Mohammed Musa   Qatar
3 DF Mohammed Alaaeldin   Qatar
4 DF Toby Alderweireld   Belgium
5 DF Bassam Al-Rawi   Qatar
7 MF Ismaeel Mohammad   Qatar
8 MF Luiz Júnior   Qatar
9 FW Mohanad Ali   Iraq
10 MF Edmilson   Belgium
11 FW Almoez Ali (captain)   Qatar
12 MF Karim Boudiaf   Qatar
13 MF Ferjani Sassi   Tunisia
14 FW Michael Olunga   Kenya
15 DF Mohamed Al-Naemi   Qatar
17 MF Abdelrahman Moustafa   Qatar
18 DF Sultan Al-Brake   Qatar
19 MF Nam Tae-hee   South Korea
20 MF Ali Afif   Qatar
21 GK Salah Zakaria   Qatar
23 MF Assim Madibo   Qatar
25 FW Mubarak Hamza U19   Qatar
26 FW Rabh Boussafi   Qatar
27 MF Abdullah Al-Ahrak   Qatar
29 FW Mohammed Muntari   Qatar
31 GK Ali Ghulais U19   Qatar
36 MF Abdulaziz Mohamad U19   Qatar
37 MF Abdelaziz Abu Shanab U19   Qatar
38 DF Ibrahim Al-Mansoori U19   Qatar
39 FW Lotfi Madjer   Qatar
41 MF Ahmed Reyed U19   Qatar
60 MF Abdallah Haroun U19   Qatar
74 MF Fares Amer U19   Qatar
86 FW Rashid Al-Abdulla U19   Qatar
99 GK Shehab Ellethy   Qatar

Out on loanEdit

No Position Player Nation
22 MF Khaled Mohammed (on loan to Al-Ahli)   Qatar
28 MF Youssef Msakni (on loan to Al-Arabi)   Tunisia
DF Mohammed Emad (on loan to Al-Wakrah)   Qatar
DF Ali Malolah (on loan to Al-Rayyan)   Qatar

PersonnelEdit

Current technical staffEdit

Position Staff
Manager   Hernán Crespo
Assistant manager   Ahmed Kantari
Fitness coach   Khalil Jebabli
Goalkeeping coach   Xavier Poitrinal
Performance Analyst   Nabil Haiz
Director of football   Ahmed Khalil
Deputy director   Waleed Bakhit
General manager   Abdulnasser Al-Obaidly
Doctor   Hatem Jemaa
Conditioning coach   Mirza Džafić
Physiotherapist   Sofiane Khouja

Last updated: 10 August 2021
Source: Duhailsc

Records and statisticsEdit

Last update: 2 September 2017.
Apps and goals in the QSL and AFC Champions League only. Players whose names are in bold are still active with the club.

Most appearances
# Nat. Name Career Apps
1   Karim Boudiaf 2010– 192
2   Mohammed Musa 2009– 185
3   Luiz Martin Carlos Júnior 2010– 182
4   Khalid Muftah 2010– 180
5   Nam Tae-Hee 2012–2019 177
Most goals
# Nat. Name Career Goals
1   Nam Tae-Hee 2012–2019 66
2   Youssef Msakni 2012– 58
3   Sebastián Soria 2012–2015 50
4   Youssef El-Arabi 2016–2019 32
5   Ali Afif 2012– 22

Reserves and academyEdit

Lekhwiya's reserve team currently competes in the Qatargas League, the second-tier of Qatari football.
Last update: July 2014

Administrative staffEdit

Last update: May 2021[12]

HonoursEdit

Winners (7): 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2019–20
Winners: 2009–10
Winners (4): 2016, 2018, 2019, 2022
Winners (3): 2013, 2015, 2018
Winners (2): 2015, 2016

Al-Duhail in AsiaEdit

Competition Pld W D L GF GA
AFC Champions League 56 27 13 16 87 75
Total 56 27 13 11 87 75
  • Q = Qualification
  • GS = Group stage
  • R16 = Round of 16
  • QF = Quarter-final
  • SF = Semi-final

AFC Champions League

Round Country Club Home Away
2012
GS   Al-Ahli 1–0 0–3
GS   Al-Nasr 1–2 1–2
GS   Sepahan 1–0 1–2
2013
GS   Al-Shabab 2–1 1–3
GS   Al-Ittifaq 0–0 2–0
GS   Pakhtakor 3–1 2–2
R16   Al-Hilal 1–0 2–2
QF   Guangzhou Evergrande 0–2 1–4
2014
GS   Al-Ain 1–2 0–5
GS   Tractor 0–0 1–0
GS   Al-Ittihad 2–0 1–3
2015
GS   Persepolis F.C. 3–0 0–3
GS   Al-Nassr FC 1–1 3–1
GS   Bunyodkor 1–0 1–0
R16   Al-Sadd 2–2 2–1
QF   Al-Hilal 2–2 1–4
2016
GS   Zob Ahan 0–1 0–0
GS   Al-Nassr FC 4–0 1–1
GS   Bunyodkor 0–0 0–2
R16   El Jaish SC 0–4 4–2
2017
GS   Al Jazira 3–0 3–1
GS   Al-Fateh 4–1 2–2
GS   Esteghlal Khuzestan 2–1 1–1
R16   Persepolis 0–1 0–0
2018
GS   Zob Ahan 3–1 1–0
GS   Lokomotiv Tashkent 3–2 2–1
GS   Al Wahda 1–0 3–2
R16   Al Ain 4–1 4–2
QF   Persepolis 1–0 1–3
2019
GS   Al-Hilal 2–2 1–3
GS   Al Ain 2–2 2–0
GS   Esteghlal 3–0 1–1
R16   Al-Sadd 1–1 1–3
2020
GS   Persepolis 2–0 1–0
GS   Al-Taawoun 0–1 0–2
GS   Sharjah 2–1 2–4
2021
GS   Al-Shorta 2–0 1–2
GS   Al-Ahli 1–1 1–1
GS   Esteghlal 4–3 2–2

Managerial historyEdit

Other sportsEdit

HandballEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Capacity Stadium
  2. ^ "Lekhwiya, El Jaish clubs to merge" (in Arabic). Gulf Times. 11 April 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  3. ^ "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 12 April 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Qatar 2009/10". RSSSF. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  5. ^ Lekhwiya SC new Qatar Star league champions!
  6. ^ "Cabore seals Sheikh Jassim Cup triumph for Al Arabi". qfa.com.qa. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Qatar's Lekhwiya launch Asian campaign with a brave win". qsl.com.qa. Archived from the original on 30 December 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  8. ^ "لخويا يتوج باللقب الثاني ويدفع العربي للخطر". Al Kass. March 25, 2012. Archived from the original on October 4, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2012.
  9. ^ a b لخويا يستضيف الخور على ملعبه الجديد (in Arabic). Al Kass. 15 February 2013. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Lekhwiya Sports Stadium". Urbacon-Intl. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  11. ^ "Players – Football -English | Al Duhail Sports Club". Archived from the original on 2018-10-05. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  12. ^ "Org. Structure". Retrieved 2021-05-04.
  13. ^ "Archive al-watan.com 2011/04/12". Archived from the original on 2014-06-25. Retrieved 2014-06-25.
  14. ^ "Al Duhail SC Manager history". Retrieved 2021-04-22.

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