Qadsia SC

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Al-Qadsia Sporting Club (Arabic: نادي القادسية الرياضي) is primarily a professional football club. Based in Kuwait City, Al Qadsia was founded in 1953 and first called Al-Jazira, before being renamed to Al Qadsia SC on 20 October 1960. Qadsia currently plays in the Kuwait Premier League and has won the league recordable 17 times, as the top winning club.

Al Qadsia SC
Full nameAl-Qadsia Sporting Club
Nickname(s)The Royal Club(Arabic: الملكي)
Bani Qadis (Arabic: بني قادس)
The Yellow Castle (Arabic: القلعة الصفراء)
Founded1953; 70 years ago (1953) as Al-Jazira
20 October 1960; 62 years ago (1960-10-20) as Qadsia[1]
GroundMohammed Al-Hamad Stadium
ChairmanKhaled Fahad Al Sabah
ManagerBoris Bunjak
LeagueKuwait Premier League
2021–225th of 10

Qadsia plays in the Mohammed Al-Hamad Stadium, which is in Hawalli, and is the third largest stadium in Kuwait.


Al Qadsia was one of the first Kuwaiti teams to be established, alongside Al-Arabi and Kuwait SC. They started playing in 1961–62 and finished second for three years in a row, behind Al-Arabi, which started the Kuwaiti El Clásico between them. Their first league title came in 1968–69.

Since 2002, Al-Arabi couldn't win the league which made Qadisa dominant by winning the league three times, then losing it three times to Kuwait SC, and winning it again four times in a row.


The 1961/62 season was the first official for Kuwaiti football. Qadsia was second in the league and Prince Cup, under the leadership of coach Mohammed Al-Hamad. The team won Kuwaiti league title in 1963/1964. The team lost in the Prince Cup 1963/1964 final against Al-Arabi Club 2–0. In 1964/1965 Egyptian coach Omar Khairy was appointed, and the team won second place. On 8 January 1965, Qadsia won in the 1964/65 Prince Cup final. In the season 1965/1966 coach Aladdin Niazi and won second place in the league for fifth consecutive time, this time behind the Al-Arabi SC, and team went out against Salmiya in the quarterfinals of Prince Cup. In the season of 1966/1967, under the leadership of coach Jean Cristo, the club won Prince Cup 1966/67 for the second time, after beating Al-Arabi SC 4–2. In 1967, the team won fourth place in the Kuwaiti league, and on 12 January 1968 Al-Qadisiya defeated Al-Arabi SC 2–1 in the Prince Cup final. In 1968/1969 Qadsia won the Kuwait league title for the first time in its history. In the 1969/1970 season club won third league place and emerged from the quarter-finals of Prince Cup by Yarmouk, which won the title later.[citation needed]


In the 1970/71 season under the leadership of coach Ron Lewin, Al Qadsia won league title 1970/1971 for the second time. The team went out of the cup quarter-final against Al-Arabi in the penalty shootout. In 1971/72 season, team emerged from the semi-finals of the 1971-1972 league playoffs. However, 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 league competition. In 1972–1973, the team emerged from the cup quarter-finals after losing to Al Arabi. The team won third place in the Kuwaiti league 1973/1974. In Prince Cup, Qadsia defeated Kuwait SC. In the 1974/75 season, the tournament was not organized, but Federation Cup was established and Qadsia came in third place. The team won Kuwaiti league 1974/1975 for the fifth time in its history, and in the Prince Cup, Qadsia defeated Kuwait Club two 2–0, scored by Faisal Al-Dakhil. Qadsia won the next league title in 1975/76 without losing any match, and in the Prince Cup they lost to Kuwait SC. the 1976/77 league championship returned again and the team won second place behind Kuwait SC, after losing 5–3 in the final. As coach Ron Lewin returned and 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 1980/81 season, under the leadership of coach Poniero, they finished third in the league, and in the Prince Cup they lost the quarter-finals to Kuwait Club. In 1982/1983, Al Qadsia was in sixth league place and third place in the Prince Cup. In the 1983/84 season, coach Milan Milanić was appointed. In the first season the team settled in fifth league place, and in Prince Cup reached quarter-finals. In the 1984/85 season, Muayad Al-Haddad moved to Qadsia from Kheitan Club. The team was in fifth place, and in the Prince's Cup was fourth place. In 1985/86 season, coach Bob Campbell was appointed. The team finished second in league behind Kazma, and in Prince Cup they finished third. In 1986/87 season, Kuwaiti coach Saleh Zakaria was appointed, the team finished fourth in the league and in Prince Cup the team emerged from the quarter-finals after losing to Al-Nasr Club on penalties. In 1987, Luiz Felipe Scolari was coach of the team, and the team settled in seventh place in the Kuwaiti league, which is the worst ever position of the club. In the Prince Cup the team went out in the preliminary round after losing against Al-Jahra SC in a penalty shootout. In 1988/1989 season, the team finished fourth in the Kuwaiti league. In the Prince Cup, they won title for the first time since 1978/1979. Qadsia won the final against Al-Arabi Club 2–0. In the Prince Cup 1989/1990, the team got third place. They also participated in the Silver Jubilee Championship, together with Al Arabi Club, Al Salmiya Club, Al Muharraq Club, Al Zawraa Club, and Zamalek SC. Qadsia and Zamalek qualified for the final, Qadsia won 1-0 after goal by Mohammed Ebrahim.


In the 1990s, period that followed Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, team appointed the Brazilian coach Fola in the 1991/1992 season. Al Qadsia won first place in the league, for the seventh time. In the 1992/1993 season, after Brazilian coach Scolari returned, they came second in the Kuwaiti Confederation Cup, losing in the final against Kuwait Club, and won second place in the Kuwaiti league behind Al Arabi Club. In 1993 club won new championship, the Crown Prince Cup, and got second place in the league behind Kazma SC. In the Prince Cup 1993/1994 Qadsia won the championship title after beating Al-Tadamon Club 2–1. The club did not compete in the Crown. In the 1995/96 season, coach Idanaldo Patricio took charge of the club. Qadsia won third league place. In the Prince Cup 1996/1997 Qadsia won second place, after losing to Kazma 2–0. In the 1997/1998 season Jorvan Vieira was appointed as coach. Qadsia came out in the quarter-final against Kazma, who won the title later. In the season of 1998/1999, Qadsia won league title for eighth time in its history, after winning the final game against Al-Tadamon Club. In Prince's Cup Qadsia went out of the quarter-finals against Al-Sahel. In 1999/2000 season Mohamed Ibrahim took over the club, and the team won second league place. In the Prince Cup, Qadsia was fourth. In Gulf Clubs Cup, Qadsia won the championship for the first time in the club's history.[citation needed]


Al Qadsia has been to the final of the AFC Cup twice (2010 and 2013), but lost both, first to Al-Ittihad Aleppo and second to Kuwait SC. Al Qadsia won the 2014 AFC Cup for the first time, in their third final appearance. Qadsia is first club in Kuwait to win four trophies in a year, in the 2013–14 season (Kuwait Super Cup, Kuwait Crown Prince Cup, Kuwait Premier League, and AFC Cup).


Type Competition Title(s) Seasons
Domestic Kuwait Premier League 17S 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 16S 1964–65, 1966–67, 1967–68, 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 9S 1998, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2017–18
Kuwait Super Cup 6 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019
Kuwait Federation Cup 5 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2018–19
Continent AFC Cup 1 2014
GCC Champions League 2S 2000, 2005
  •   record
  • S shared record

Defunct tournamentsEdit

2002–03, 2005–06


2012–13, 2013–14
2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
2013, 2014, 2016

Current squadEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   KUW Mubarak Al-Hrbi
2 DF   KUW Sultan Salboukh
3 DF   PLE Yaser Hamed
4 DF   KUW Rashed Al-Dawsari
5 DF   KUW Dhari Said
6 MF   KUW Mishary Al-Azmi
7 FW   JOR Ahmad Ryahi
8 MF   KUW Salman Al Bose
9 FW   CIV Mamadou Soro
10 FW   MLI Ibrahima Tandia
11 MF   KUW Eid Al-Rashidi
12 MF   KUW Mohammad Khalil
13 DF   KUW Ahmed Ibrahim
14 DF   KUW Abdulaziz Wadi
17 FW   KUW Bader Al-Mutawa (captain)
18 MF   KUW Talal Al Ansari
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF   KUW Abdullwahab Al-Sulili
20 FW   KUW Naif Zuwaid
21 MF   KUW Abdullah Al Shamali
22 GK   KUW Abdulaziz Al-Bahar
23 DF   IRN Abdulaziz Nassari
25 DF   KUW Yousef Al-Haqan
28 MF   FRA Abdoul Sissoko
30 MF   JOR Mahmoud Al Morde
33 MF   KUW Faisel Al Shatti
35 GK   KUW Khaled Al-Rashidi
36 DF   KUW Khalid El Ebrahim
32 GK   KUW Ali Jarragh
43 MF   KUW Abdullah Al Enai
77 MF   KUW Hamad Aman
FW   KUW Meshal Khaled
DF   BFA Patrick Malo

Performance in AFC competitionsEdit

2006: Semi-Finals
2008: Quarter-Finals
2014: 3rd Round Qualifying
2015: 3rd Round Qualifying
2010: Final
2011: Round of 16
2012: Round of 16
2013: Final
2014: Winner
2015: Semifinal
2019: Group stage
2020: Cancelled
2000: First round (withdrew)
1994–95: Second round
Season Competition Round Club Home Away
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 - -
2006 AFC Champions League Group stage   Foolad 2–0 0–6
Group stage   Pakhtakor 2–1 2–2
Group stage   Al Ittihad 1–0 2–2
Quarterfinal   Al Ain 2–2 3–0
Semifinal   Al-Karamah 0–1 0–0
2008 AFC Champions League Group stage   Pakhtakor 2–2 1–0
Group stage   Arbil 1–1 2–4
Group stage   Al-Gharafa 1–0 1–0
Quarterfinal   Urawa 3–2 0–2
2010 AFC Cup Group stage   East Bengal 4–1 3–2
Group stage   Al Ittihad 3–0 0–0
Group stage   Al Nejmeh 1–1 3–1
Round of 16   Churchill Brothers 2–1
Quarterfinal   Thai Port 3–0 0–0
Semifinal   Riffa 4–1 0–2
Final   Al-Ittihad 1–1 (a.e.t.)
2–4 (p)
2011 AFC Cup Group stage   Shurtan 4–0 1–1
Group stage   Al-Ittihad 3–2 2–0
Group stage   Al-Saqr 3–0 2–2
Round of 16   Al-Kuwait 2–2 (a.e.t.)
2–3 (p)
2012 AFC Cup Group stage   Al-Suwaiq 2–0 5–1
Group stage   Al-Ittihad 5–2 0–1
Group stage   Al-Faisaly 1–2 1–1
Round of 16   Al-Kuwait 1–1 (a.e.t.)
1–3 (p)
2013 AFC Cup Group stage   Al-Shorta 0–1 2–0
Group stage   Al-Ramtha 2–2 3–0
Group stage   Ravshan 3–0 3–1
Round of 16   Fanja 4–0
Quarterfinal   Al-Shorta 0–0 2–2
Semifinal   Al-Faisaly 2–1 1–0
Final   Al-Kuwait 0–2
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 stage   Al Shorta SC 3–0 0–0
Group stage   Al-Hidd 2–0 2–3
Group stage   Al-Wahda 1–1 3–1
Round of 16   That Ras 4–0
Quarterfinal   Al-Hidd 1–1 2–2
Semifinal   Persipura Jayapura 4–2 6–0
Final   Arbil 0–0 (a.e.t.)
4–2 (p)
2015 AFC Champions League Playoff 2   Al-Wehdat SC 1–0
Playoff 3   Al-Ahli 1–2
AFC Cup Group stage   FC Ahal 2–0 1–0
Group stage   FC Istiklol 2–2 0–2
Group stage   Arbil 1–2 1–0
Round of 16   Al-Wehdat SC 1–0
Quarterfinal   Al-Jaish 3–0 0–2
Semifinal   Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C. 3–1 w/o
2019 AFC Cup Group stage   Suwaiq Club 2–0 1–2
Group stage   Malkiya Club 1–2 2–1
Group stage   Al-Ahed SC 0–1 0–0
2020 AFC Cup Group stage   Dhofar Club
Group stage   Riffa SC 2–1
Group stage   Al-Jazeera

Presidents and managersEdit

Presidential historyEdit

Qadsia has had numerous presidents over the course of their history.

Name Years
Suliman Al-Khaled 1960–1961
Faisel Al-Mutawa 1961–1962
Rashed Al-Rashed 1962–1963
Khaled Al-Masaod 1963–1965
Khaled Al-Hamed 1965–1966
Mohammed Al-Hamed 1966–1967
Khaled Al-Masaod 1967–1968
Khaled Al-Hamad 1968–1970
Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah 1970–1979
Khaled Al-Hamad 1979–1985
Yousef Al-Mushari 1985–1987
Abdulaziz Al-Mokhled 1989
Abdulmohsen Al-Faris 1989–1997
Talal Al-Fahad Al-Subah 1997–2010
Fawaz Al-Hasawi 2010–2012
Khaled Al-Fahad Al-Sabah 2012–

Managerial historyEdit

Below is a list of Qadsia coaches from 1960 until the present day.

Name Nationality Years
Mohammed Al Hamed   1960–1962
Abdulmhsen Al Faris   1962–1963
Omar Shendi   1963–1965
Aladdin Niazi   1965–1966
Jan Cestić   1966–1967
Vojin Božović   1967–1970
Ronald Lewin   1970–1972
Žarko Mihajlović   1972–1975
Peter McBride   1975–1977
Mohammed Al Masaod   1976–1977
Tomason   1977
Žarko Mihajlović   1977–1978
Ronald Lewin   1978–1979
Abdullah Al Asfor   1979–1980
Bonero   1980–1983
Miljan Miljanić   1983–1985
Bobby Campbell   1985–1986
Saleh Zakaria   1986–1987
Luiz Felipe Scolari   1987–1990
Vola   1990–1992
Luiz Felipe Scolari   1992–1993
Alexandru Moldovan   1993
Dragan Gugleta   1993–1995
Mohammed Al Zaer   1995
Ednaldo Patricio   1995–1997
René Feller   1997–1998
Jorvan Vieira   1997–1999
Mohammed Ibrahem   1999–2000
Fakro Al Deen   2000
Senad Kreso   2000–2001
Branko Totak   2001
Radojko Avramović   2001
Willem Leushuis   2001–2002
Mohammed Ibrahem   2002–2004
Duílio   2004–2005
Mohammed Ibrahem   2005–2007
José Garrido   2007–2008
Mohammed Ibrahem   2008–2011
Rodion Gačanin   2011–2012
Mohammed Ibrahem   2012–2014
Antonio Puche   2014–2015
Rashed Al Bediah   2015
Dalibor Starčević   2015–2018
Yousef AlMusaibeeh   2018
Marin Ion[2]   2018–2019
Pablo Franco   2019–2021
Kheïreddine Madoui   2021–2022
Nasser Al-Shatti   2022
Boris Bunjak   2022–

Asian clubs rankingEdit

As of 18 September 2018.[3]
Current Rank Country Team
244   Qadsia
237   Gokulam Kerala
238   Hà Nội
240   DSK Shivajians
241   Badak Lampung
242   Persijap Jepara


  1. ^ On 20 October 1960, the name was changed to Qadsia.
  2. ^ "الروماني إيوان مارين مدربًا للقادسية". Kooora. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  3. ^ "AFC Football / Soccer Clubs Ranking". {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)

External linksEdit

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