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Najran Sport Club (Arabic: نادي نجران الرياضي‎) is a Saudi Arabian football team based in Najran Province, they are currently playing in the Saudi First Division.

Najran SC
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Full nameNajran Sport Club
Nickname(s)Mared Al-Janoub (Giant of the South)
Founded23 June 1980; 39 years ago (1980-06-23)
GroundNajran University Stadium
Najran, Saudi Arabia
Capacity10,000
ChairmanMosleh Al Musallam
ManagerHeron Ferreira
LeagueMS League
2018–19MS League, 7th of 20

Najran SC achieved promotion to the Saudi Premier League by finishing 2nd in the Saudi First Division during the 2006/07 season.

The BeginningEdit

Najran Club is a new club compared to other Saudi clubs. The idea of establishing the club was first born in 1980 when a group of Najranis raised a request to the Youth Welfare office expressing their desire in establishing a club that carried the name of their city. Efforts were harnessed to achieve this quest that was just an idea till the approval of the general president of the Youth Welfare at that time, his royal highness prince Faisal bin Fahad bin Abdulaziz was issued. Accordingly, the founders of the club held a meeting to form and elect the first board of directors.

AchievementsEdit

The Najran team was able to reach the final match of the prince Faisal Bin Fahad cup 2005–06 for the first division.

The Najran team was finally able to qualify to the Saudi Premier League in the 2007–08 season, and is still playing in it to this day.

They were able to reach the final four in the 2009–10 Saudi Crown Prince Cup after defeating some of the strongest teams in Saudi football such as Al-Ittihad, but lost to Al-Hilal 1–2 after an impressive display.

Current squadEdit

As of Prince Mohammad bin Salman League:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Arraf   Saudi Arabia
2 Defender Abdullah Assiri   Saudi Arabia
3 Defender Thabet Al-Salhi   Saudi Arabia
5 Defender Mohammed Eisa   Saudi Arabia
6 Midfielder Mashhor Al-Qahtani   Saudi Arabia
7 Forward Abdulaziz Al-Tawfiq   Saudi Arabia
8 Forward Mansor Assiri   Saudi Arabia
9 Forward Shady Hamawi   Syria
10 Midfielder Moath Al-Reemi   Yemen
11 Midfielder Hussain Julaidan   Saudi Arabia
12 Defender Meshal Al Faraj   Saudi Arabia
13 Defender Mubarak Al-Sqoor   Saudi Arabia
14 Defender Talal Hawsawi   Saudi Arabia
15 Midfielder Aref Al Haider   Saudi Arabia
16 Midfielder Basel Al Zoraie   Saudi Arabia
17 Midfielder Nawaf Al-Sqoor   Saudi Arabia
18 Midfielder Faisel Al-Johani   Saudi Arabia
19 Midfielder Carlos Coppetti   Brazil
21 Forward Waleed Al-Shanqeeti (on loan from Al-Qadsiah)   Saudi Arabia
23 Midfielder Mubarak Al-Najrani   Saudi Arabia
24 Defender Sultan Al-Yami   Saudi Arabia
29 Midfielder Salem Al Najrani   Saudi Arabia
33 Goalkeeper Bander Al-Yami   Saudi Arabia
36 Defender Hussain Halawani   Saudi Arabia
50 Defender Meshal Al Hamsal   Saudi Arabia
66 Midfielder Ahmed Al-Suhail   Saudi Arabia
70 Defender Saeed Al Hamsal   Saudi Arabia
80 Defender Sultan Al-Dossari   Saudi Arabia
88 Goalkeeper Wadia Al-Obaid   Saudi Arabia
93 Defender Carlos Batista   Brazil
99 Midfielder Patrick Vieira   Brazil
Defender Fares Al Aqeel   Saudi Arabia

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