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Qadsia Sporting Club (Arabic: نادي القادسية الرياضي) is primarily an association football club. Based in Kuwait City, Qadsia Club is one of the most popular clubs in Kuwait. Al Qadsia was founded in 1953 and it was called Al Jazira before being renamed to Qadsia SC on 20 October 1960. Qadsia currently plays in the Kuwait Premier League and has won this league 17 times, as the most winning club in the league.
|Full name||Qadsia Sports Club|
(The Yellow castle)
|Ground||Mohammed Al-Hamad Stadium|
|Chairman||Khaled Fahad Ahmad|
|League||VIVA Premier League|
|2018–19||Kuwaiti Premier League, 2nd|
Qadsia SC was one of the first Kuwaiti teams to be established in Kuwait alongside Al-Arabi and Kuwait SC. They started football in 1961–62 football season and finished second in three years in a row behind Al-Arabi which started the Kuwaiti El Clásico between them. Their first league title came in 1968–69.
Through these 20 years Qadsia won the league 5 times and many other trophies. Also competed in the GCC Champions League.
Since 2002, Al-Arabi never won the league which made Qadisa make there dominance in football by winning the league three times after Al-Arabi's last run and then losing it three times to Kuwait SC then winning it again four times in a row, making Qadsia the second team in Kuwait to win the league four times in a row. Qadsia SC has been to the final of the AFC Cup twice in 2010 and 2013 but lost both first to Al-Ittihad Aleppo from Syria in 2010 and Kuwait SC in 2013. In the 2013–14 season Al Qadsia won their 16th title.
In 2014, Qadsia won the AFC Cup for the first time in their third final appearance.
The club began to compete for titles in 1960. In 1961, the first football championship was held after the decision to dissolve the old clubs and the suspension of sports activity in February 1959 under the name of the sixth industrial college, which was held on the playgrounds of the industrial college. Qadsia participated in this tournament and for the first time the players wore the yellow and black Jersey. Qadsia Club won the first place and the championship cup. The 1961/62 season was the first official season for Kuwaiti football. Qadsia participated in that season and was second in the Prince Cup 1961 / 1962 and Kuwait 1961 / 1962, under the leadership of coach Mohammed Al-Hamad, and in the season 1962/1963 was appointed Abdul Mohsen Al-Fares coach of the team, and got Qadsia second place in the Kuwaiti league 1962/1963 for the second time, and in the season 1963/1964 was appointed Egyptian Omar Shendi coach, The team won the Kuwaiti league title 1963/1964, and won second place on goal difference for Al Arabi Club. The team lost in the Prince Cup 1963/1964 in the final against Al-Arabi Club 2-0. Qadsia scored Mohammed Al-Sharah, 1964/1965 Egyptian coach Omar Khairy was appointed, and the team won second place On January 8, 1965, Qadsia won in the 1964/65 Prince Cup final. Qadsia scored two goals and Mohammed Al-Sharah scored the first official championship. In the history of the club, and in the season 1965/1966, was appointed coach Aladdin Niazi, and won the club for second place in the league for the fifth consecutive time, and this time behind the Al-Arabi SC, and the team went out against Salmiya in the quarterfinals of the Cup Prince 1965/1966, and in the season 1966/1967, under the leadership of coach Jean Cristo, the club won the second time in the For the sixth time in a row, on 15 January 1967 the club won the Prince Cup 1966/67 for the second time after beating Al-Arabi SC 4-2. The goals of Qadsia Osman Al-Osaimi scored two goals, Farouk Ibrahim and Adam Haj. In 1967, The team won the fourth place in the Kuwaiti league 1967/1968, and on 12 January 1968 Al-Qadisiya defeated Al-Arabi SC 2-1 in the Cup final Prince 1967/1968, has scored goals of Qadsia Adam Al-Haj and Abdullah Al-Awadi, and in 1968/1969 Qadsia won the 1968-1969 Kuwait League title for the first time in its history and the Prince's Cup 196 8/1969 The team came out of the semi-finals by Al-Arabi SC, and in the 1969/1970 season the club won the third place in the Kuwaiti primer league 1969/1970, and emerged from the quarter-finals of the Prince Cup 1969/1970 by Yarmouk, which won The title later.
In the 1970/71 season under the leadership of coach Ron Lewin, the competition was organized for the first time in 1970/1971 with the participation of Qadsia and reached the final of the competition after the first group, but lost the final against Al-Arabi on penalties 5-4, and won Kuwait league title 1970/1971 for the second time In 1970/1971, the team went out of the quarter-final against Al-Arabi in the penalty shootout. In the 1971/72 season, the team emerged from the semi-finals of the 1971-1972 league championship. The second and the Prince Cup 1971/1972 won the league title. After defeating Al-Arabi 2-2, scored by Jasem Yaqoub and Abdullah Al-Awadhi scored for the Prince's Cup 1971/1972 for the fourth time. Qadsia won the Prince's Cup for the first time in their history. In the 1972/1973 season, the team finished fourth in Group A with 6 points and emerged from the 1972-73 league competition. Qadsia won the Kuwaiti league title 1972/1973 for the fourth time. In 1972-1973, the team emerged from the quarter-finals after losing to Al Arabi and scoring three goals against four. In the 1973/74 season, the team emerged from 1973-1974 with a league championship. The team won the third place in the Kuwaiti league 1973/1974. In the 1973-1974 Prince Cup, Qadsia defeated Kuwait SC, which did not participate in the first tournament of the Kuwaiti Federation Cup 1973/1974. In the 1974/75 season, the tournament was not organized, but the Kuwait Federation Cup 1974/1975 was established and the second participated by Qadsia for the first time, but it came in third place. The team won the title of the Kuwaiti league 1974/1975 for the fifth time in its history, and in the Prince Cup, Qadsia Club defeated Kuwait Club two goals for nothing, scored the goals of the game Faisal Al-Dakhil, to win the Prince Cup in 1974-1975 for the sixth time in its history, and in 1975 was appointed coach Peter McCrand as coach of the team, and in the 1975/1976 season, did not organize the league and the Cup of the Kuwaiti Clubs Association. Qadsia won the title of Kuwait league 1975/1976 without losing any match. And in the Prince Cup 1975/1976 Qadsia lost from Kuwait SC in Mab in 1976/97 season, the 1976/97 league championship returned again and the team won second place behind Kuwait SCafter losing 5-3 in the final after a draw 0-0 In the original time. The team won the second place in the Kuwaiti league 1976/1977 also behind the Kuwait Club, and in the Prince Cup 1976/1977 was second place after the loss of Kuwait Club two goals against the goal, and in the 1977/1978 coach Joe Carlos, the team won the title Kuwaiti league 1977 / 1978 for the seventh time in its history, and in the Prince's Cup the team came out in the season 1978/79, coach Ron Lewin returned to coach the team again. The team won the third place in the league, and in the Prince Cup 1978/79, the club managed to win the title after defeating Kazma SC in the 1979/80 season, and was appointed former player Abdullah Asfour coach. The team won second place in the league behind Al Arabi Club of Kuwait and Prince Cup in 1979. 1980 The team came out of the quarter-finals against Kazma after losing 2-0.
In the 1980/81 season, under the leadership of coach Boniero, the team finished third in the Kuwaiti league 1980/1981, and in the Prince Cup 1980/1981, the team emerged from the quarter-finals after losing to Kuwait Club four goals against three, and in 1981/1982 the team participated in the Cup of the Palestine friendly tournament which was held on the stadium of Qadsia Club, and the team won the Cup after winning the final match against Al Tadhamon SC with a score of 1-0 scored by Faisal Al-Dakhil, and the team finished second in the Kuwaiti league 1981/1982 behind Al-Arabi Club, and in the Prince Cup 1981/1982, the team came out of the preliminary round after a defeat. In 1982/1983, Qadsia was in sixth place in the Kuwaiti league 1982/1983. In 1982/83, the club won third place. In the 1983/84 season, coach Milan Milanic was appointed as coach. In the first season the team settled in fifth place in the Kuwaiti league 1983/1984, and in Prince Cup 1983/1984 the team emerged from the quarter-finals after losing from Al Tadhamon SC 2-2. In the 1984/85 season, Muayad Al-Haddad moved To Qadsia Club from the Kheitan Club. The team was in fifth place, and in the Prince's Cup 1984/1985 The team was in fourth place, In the 1985/86 season, coach Bob Campbell was appointed as coach. In the 1985/86 Kuwaiti League, the team finished second behind Kazma, and in the 1985/86 Prince Cup the team finished third. In the 1986/87 season, Kuwaiti coach Saleh Zakaria was appointed coach of the team, the team finished fourth in the Kuwaiti league 1986/1987, and in Prince Cup 1986/1987 the team emerged from the quarter-finals after losing to Al-Nasr Club on penalties. In 1987, Scolari coach of the team, and the team settled in seventh place in the Kuwaiti league 1987/1988, which is the worst position of the club. In the Prince Cup 1987/1988 the team went out of the preliminary round after losing from Al-Jahra SC penalty shootout. In the 1988/1989 season, the team finished fourth in the Kuwaiti league 1988/1989. In the Prince Cup 1988/1989, the team won the championship title For the first time since the 1978/1979 season, Qadsia won the final against Al-Arabi Club 2-0. Qadsia scored two goals in the 1989/1990 season. In the Prince Cup 1989/1990, the team won third place in the tournament. The team participated in the Silver Jubilee Championship for Al Salmiya Club which was held in 1989 and participated in 6 clubs Qadsia Club, Al Arabi Club, Al Salmiya Club, Al Muharraq Club, Al Zahraa Club, and Zamalek SC. It was divided into two groups, Qadsia and Zamalek SC qualified for the final of the tournament, Qadsia won after a 1-0 win by Mohammed Ebrahim.
In the 1990s, the period that followed the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, the team appointed the Brazilian coach Fola in the 1991/1992 season. Qadsia won first place in the 1991/1992 league, the seventh time the club won the league and the first since the 1977/78 season The first since nine seasons, and in the Prince Cup 1991/1992 Qadsia won second place after losing in the final match of Al-Arabi Club 3/2 in penalty shootout after tied for a goal against a goal. In the 1992/1993 season, Brazilian Luis Felipe Scolari returned to Qadsia club training The second in the Kuwaiti Confederation Cup 1992/1993 after losing in the final against Kuwait Club, and won second place in the Kuwaiti league 1992/1993 behind Al Arabi Club with one point, and in the Prince Cup 1992/1993 Qadsia went out of the quarter-finals by Al Salmiya Club Who won the title later, and in 1993 took the Yugoslav coach Dragan training team, has been added a new championship in this season, the Crown Prince Cup, and Qadsia got second place in the league behind the Kazma SC, and in the Prince Cup 1993/1994 Qadsia won the championship title after beating Al-Tadamon Club 2-1 This was the first final match played by the Emir of Kuwait in the history of the Prince's Cup. The club did not compete in the Crown Prince Cup 1993/94. Dragan continued to lead Qadsia in the 1994/95 season. Qadsia Club won second place in the league behind Salmiya Club, and in the Prince's Cup 1994/1995 Qadsia won third place. In the 1995/96 season, coach Idanaldo Patricio took charge of the club. Qadsia won third place in the 1995/1996 league. In 1995/96, the club won fourth place. In the 1996/97 season Qadsia withdrew from the Kuwaiti league, because the league played with the Consolidation system instead of the two-tier system, and the club of Qadsia wanted to play the league in two-tier system, and in the Prince Cup 1996/1997 Qadsia Club won second place after losing from Kazma Club 2-0, and in the 1997/1998 season Jorvan Vieira was appointed coach of Qadsia. Qadsia came out in the quarter-final against Kazma, who won the title later. In the 1997/1998 Crown Prince Cup, Qadsia managed to win the title for the first time after beating Salmiya 3 4 / With the golden goal scored by Saadoun Al-Shammari, and in the season 1998/1999, Qadsia won the title of the 1998/1999 championship for the eighth time in its history, after winning the final game against Al-Tadamon Club. Which Qadsia won in the league since the 1991/92 season, and in the Prince's Cup 19 98/1999 Qadsia went out of the quarter-finals against the Al-Sahel club and in the Hala February 1999 championship organized by the Kuwaiti Football Federation on February 16, 1999, the team won the first place after beating Al-Arabi with a goal scored by Mohamed Mubarak. In the 1999/2000 season Mohamed Ibrahim took over the club, and the team won the second place in the league behind Al Salmiya. In the Prince Cup, Qadsia won fourth place in the tournament. In the Gulf Clubs Cup, Qadsia won the championship for the first time in the club's history.
Records and statisticsEdit
- The most teams to win the league title are Qadsia with 17 title.
- The most team to be in second place in the league is Qadsia Club 18 times.
- Qadsia is the only club that has not left the Premier League since its inception.
- The team that it players won the title of top scorer is Qadsia Club 15 times.
- The most goalkeeper that did not receive a goal is Nawaf Al-Khaldi goalkeeper of Qadsia for 1454 minutes and is considered the second most universally.
- The biggest result of the league was in the match between Qadsia and Kefan high School in 1961/1962 and ended 13-0 for Qadsia Club.
- The largest number of consecutive league wins (4 times) in a row Registered in the name of Qadsia Club: Seasons 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011 and 2011/2012.
- Most players won the top scorer of the Kuwaiti league is Jasim Yaqoub with 5 times. (1972/1973, 1974/1975, 1975/1976, 1976/1977 and 1979/1980)
- The most scoring player for the league goals for one season are Qadsia player, Jasim Yacoub 31 goals for 1979/1980 and Faisal Al-Dakhil with 30 goals for the same season.
- The most national coach has won the league championship is Mohamed Ibrahim (2002/2003 - 2003/2004 - 2008/2009 - 2009/2010 - 2010/2011 - 2015/2014).
- Qadsia won the Premier League title twice in a row in the (74/75) (75/76) seasons.
- Qadsia won the Premier League title three times in a row in the seasons (02/03) (03/04) (04/05).
- Qadsia won the Premier League title four times in a row in the seasons (08/09) (09/10) (10/11) (11/12).
- Qadsia won the Premier League title with no loss twice in the seasons (1968/1969) and (1975/1976).
- Qadsia won the VIVA League title without any loss in the season (2013 \ 2014).
- Qadsia Club is the most scoring team in the history of the Premier League in one season 86 goals in the season (1979 \ 1980).
- won the league title in 7 seasons (68/69), 70/71, 72/73, 74/75, 75/76, 77/78 and 02/03. 28 season.
- won the gold and silver box title in two seasons (03/04) and (04/05) of the 6 seasons.
- won the league title in two seasons (91/92) and 98/99 (out of two seasons).
- won the title of the three-division league in four seasons (08/09), (09/10), (10/11) and (11/12) out of 6 seasons.
- won the league title in two seasons (13/14) and (15/16) out of 14 seasons.
- Qadsia is the only club that withdrew in protest against the implementation of the integration league system in the 96/97 season.
- Qadsia scored the highest number of points (68 points) at the league level in Kuwait and the Gulf.
57 official Championships
|Domestic||Kuwait Premier League||17||1968–69, 1970–71, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1991–92, 1998–99, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2015–16|
|Kuwait Emir Cup||16||1964–65, 1966–67, 1967–98, 1971–72, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1978–79, 1988–89, 1993–94, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2006–07, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15|
|Kuwait Crown Prince Cup||9||1998, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2017–18|
|Kuwait Super Cup||5||2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2018|
|Kuwait Federation Cup||5||2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2018–19|
|Al-Khurafi Cup||2||2002–03, 2005–06|
|GCC Champions League||2S||2000, 2005|
- S shared record
Kuwait futsal began in 2009 where Qadsia competed in.
- 2012–13, 2013–14
- 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
- 2013, 2014, 2016
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Out on loanEdit
Performance in AFC competitionsEdit
- AFC Champions League: 5 appearances
- AFC Cup: 7 appearances
- Asian Club Championship: 1 appearance
- 2000: First Round (Withdrew)
- Asian Cup Winners Cup: 1 appearances
- 1994–95: Second Round
|1991||Asian Cup Winners Cup||1st Round||Al Faisaly||-||-|
|1995||Asian Cup Winners Cup||1st Round||Al Oruba Sur||2–0||0–1|
|2nd Round||Al Sadd||-||0–2|
|2000||Asian Club Championship||1st Round||Al-Wahda||-||-|
|2005–06||AFC Champions League||Group||Foolad||2–0||0–6|
|Quarter Final||Al Ain||2–2||3–0|
|2007–08||AFC Champions League||Group||Pakhtakor||2–2||1–0|
|2010||AFC Cup||Group||East Bengal||4–1||3–2|
|Round of 16||Churchill Brothers||2–1|
|Quarter Final||Thai Port||3–0||0–0|
|Round of 16||Al-Kuwait||2–2 (aet)|
|Round of 16||Al-Kuwait||1–1 (aet) |
|Round of 16||Fanja SC||4–0|
|2014||AFC Champions League||1st Round||Al-Suwaiq||1–0|
|2nd Round||Bani Yas||4–0|
|3rd Round||El Jaish||0–3|
|AFC Cup||Group||Al Shorta SC||3–0||0–0|
|Round of 16||That Ras||4–0|
|2015||AFC Champions League||Playoff 2||Al-Wehdat SC||1–0|
|AFC Cup||Group||FC Ahal||2–0||1–0|
|Round of 16||Al-Wehdat SC||1–0|
|Semifinal||Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C.||3-1||w/o|
|2019||AFC Cup||Group Stage||Suwaiq Club||2–0|
|Group Stage||Malkiya Club||1–2||2–1|
|Group stage||Al-Ahed SC||0–0|
- Technical staff
- Antonio Puche – Head Coach
- Roberto Espada Gallardo – Assistant Coach and Physical Coach
- Ahmed Dashti – Goalkeeper Coach
- Hasan Saif – Team Coordinator
Presidents and managersEdit
Qadsia has had numerous presidents over the course of their history.
Below is a list of Qadsia coaches from 1960 until the present day.
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- Power Horse
- Q8 Trade
Asian clubs rankingEdit
- As of 18 September 2018.
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