Qatar SC

Qatar Sports Club (Arabic: نادي قطر الرياضي‎) is a sports club based in Doha, Qatar. It is best known for its football team which competes in the Qatar Stars League.

Qatar SC
نادي قطر الرياضي
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Full nameQatar Sports Club
Nickname(s)The Kings
Founded1959; 61 years ago (1959)
GroundSuheim Bin Hamad Stadium
Capacity15,000
ChairmanSheikh Hamad bin Suheim Al Thani
ManagerWesan Rizik
LeagueQatar Stars League
2019-2020Qatar Stars League, 8th

They play their home games in the fourth largest stadium in Qatar, Qatar SC Stadium, which has a capacity of 12,000. It has recently diversified into sports other than football. An athletics group has been established, and this department competes in javelin throwing, long jumps, and sprinting. The club adopted its current name, Qatar SC, in 1981.

HistoryEdit

1959–1972: Al OrubaEdit

Qatar SC was founded in 1959 under the name Al Oruba. The idea of founding the club came from Abdulaziz bin Jassim Al Thani. His colleague, Mohammed bin Nasser, sought public opinion on the formation of a new sports club in the Musheireb area of Doha and received positive feedback. Al Oruba, which transliterates to "Arabism", was decided as the club name by the majority of football supporters due to the overwhelming number of Arab clubs with revolutionary names at the time. The club started off with just 18 players and staff members, and the first president was Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani. Initially, blue and white were the official colors of the club, and the headquarters was situated in a small 4-room house owned by Jassim bin Hamad. In a time where football was not very popular in Qatar, the club had a small group of supporters, the largest of which was the Yemeni community.[1]

They began training on asphalt near the club headquarters, before moving to Doha Stadium. Before the Qatar Stars League unofficially launched in 1963, they only participated in friendly matches. During the initial years of the league, they were a dominant force, along with Al-Maref. After Al-Maref dissolved in the 1966/67 season, many of their players and coaching staff were distributed to Al Oruba. Notable members of coaching staff include Hassan Othman, Abdullah Rabia, and Hamad Al Neel. They went on to win 5 consecutive league titles.[1]

1972–1981: Al EsteqlalEdit

In 1972 Al Oruba merged with Al Nasour to form Al Esteqlal. Former player Saad Mohammed Saleh was selected as the first coach.[1] Al Esteqlal was one of the strongest clubs since its establishment, winning its first official Qatar Stars League season in 1972–73. The next year, in 1974, Al Sadd roped in head coach Hassan Othman from the club in addition to 14 of its players, including Hassan Mattar and Mubarak Anber, much to the dismay of club president Hamad bin Suhaim. During this period, transfers could be made unconditionally in Qatari football. Despite the resounding difficulties arising from the transfer fiasco, it continued with its success, winning the 1976–77 season and supplying the national team with some of its most prominent players.

1981–present: Qatar SCEdit

Al Esteqlal was renamed Qatar SC in 1981. However, it gradually faded into obscurity for the next 2 decades, with the league being dominated by Al Arabi, Al Sadd, and Al Rayyan. The club won the Qatar Crown Prince Cup in 2002 and also won the 2002–03 league season by three points. They won the Crown Prince Cup the same year, and again in 2009.

Name historyEdit

  • 1959: Founded with the club name Al Oruba
  • 1972: Fused with Al Nasour to form Al Esteqlal
  • 1981: The club is renamed Qatar Sports Club

StadiumEdit

Qatar SC play their matches at Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium, which is located in Al Dafna. It is a multi-purpose stadium, featuring an athletics field, a gym, a shopping centre and a mosque, among other facilities. The stadium has a capacity of 12,000 seats. Besides local football matches, the stadium also hosts a number of tournaments such as Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix and some of the 2011 AFC Asian Cup matches.

Current squadEdit

First team squadEdit

As of Qatar Stars League:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Jassem Adel   Qatar
2 Defender Mohammed Al-Robeai   Qatar
3 Defender Mohammed Dhaifallah   Qatar
4 Midfielder Ahmed Fadhel   Qatar
5 Midfielder Omar Al-Amadi   Qatar
6 Midfielder Mehdi Berrahma   Morocco
8 Midfielder Khalid Abdulraouf   Qatar
10 Forward Sardor Rashidov   Uzbekistan
11 Midfielder Ali Awadh Boujalouf   Qatar
14 Midfielder Moataz Bostami   Jordan
17 Defender Khaled Mahmoudi   Qatar
18 Midfielder Hamad Mansor   Qatar
20 Forward Eisa Palangi   Qatar
24 Midfielder Abdulaziz Adel   Qatar
31 Goalkeeper Motasem Al Bustami   Jordan
33 Defender Álex Gálvez   Spain
77 Defender Majed Aman (on loan from Al-Kharaitiyat)   Qatar
80 Midfielder Omair Essa   Qatar
86 Defender Hamid Ismail   Qatar
87 Midfielder Nasser Al-Nassr (on loan from Umm Salal)   Qatar
Forward Anthony Okpotu   Nigeria

Reserve U23Edit

No Position Player Nation
12 Defender Nasir Peer   Qatar
13 Goalkeeper Abdurahman Mohammed   Qatar
21 Midfielder Rabeeah Al-Mulla   Qatar
27 Forward Yousef Mohammed   Qatar
30 Goalkeeper Mohammed Kadik   Qatar
34 Defender Ali Yahia   Qatar
37 Midfielder Mohammed Zidan   Qatar
50 Midfielder Saleh Al-Annabi   Qatar
92 Midfielder Rashid Al-Barashdy   Oman
99 Midfielder Mohammed Al-Khadour   Qatar

AchievementsEdit

Qatar Stars League

Qatari Second Division

  • Champions: 2016–17

Emir of Qatar Cup

  • Champions (2): 1973–74, 1975–76

Qatar Crown Prince Cup

  • Champions (3): 2002, 2004, 2009

Qatar Sheikh Jassem Cup

  • Champions (4): 1983, 1984, 1987, 1995

Qatari Stars Cup/QNB Cup

  • Champions: 2014

Recent seasonsEdit

Season Division Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Emir Cup
1996–97 1D 7 16 4 3 9 19 19 15 Round 1
1997–98 1D 6 16 5 4 7 17 22 19 Round 1
1998–99 1D 6 16 5 2 9 16 27 17 Round 1
1999–2000 1D 7 16 4 6 6 14 24 18 Quarter-finals
2000–01 1D 8 16 4 2 10 18 27 14 Round 2
2001–02 1D 2 16 9 2 5 30 17 29 Semifinals
2002–03 1D 1 18 10 5 3 24 10 34 Semifinals
2003–04 1D 2 18 10 4 4 31 17 34 Runners-up
2004–05 1D 4 27 14 3 10 40 34 45 Quarter-finals
2005–06 1D 2 27 14 7 6 49 34 49 Semifinals
2006–07 1D 6 27 10 4 13 35 36 34 Quarter-finals
2007–08 1D 4 27 14 4 9 53 38 46 Semifinals
2008–09 1D 4 27 11 10 6 42 36 43 Semifinals
2009–10 1D 4 22 11 5 6 32 23 38 Semifinals
2010–11 1D 5 22 11 7 4 40 26 40 Quarter-finals
2011–12 1D 10 22 6 6 10 32 46 24 Round 3

Technical staffEdit

Senior teamEdit

Last update: July 2020

Coaching staff
Head coach   Wesan Rizik
Fitness coach   Diego Pereira
Goalkeeper coach   Wisner Soares
Director of football   Hussain Al-Rumaihi[2]

Youth teamEdit

As of 6 June 2014.[3]

Coaching staff
Head coach   Slaheddine Falhi
Technical director   David Giguel
Goalkeeping coach   Abdel Fattah Nassef
Fitness coach   Abdulziz Al Kahlawi

Managerial historyEdit

 
Manager Period
  Hamad Neel Mohammed Ali c. 1962
  Saad Mohammed Saleh c. 1972
  Helmi Hussein 1973–74
  Wagdi Jamal 1974
  Hassan Othman
  Helmi Hussein
1974–75
  Mohammed Kheiri 1975–76
  Jozef Jankech
  Jozef Vengloš [4]
1976–77
  Jorvan Vieira 1980
  Park Byung-suk c. 1980–81[5]
  Paulo Massa 1988
  Uli Maslo July 1, 1988–90
  Sérgio Cosme 1990
  Džemaludin Mušović 1990–91
  Uli Maslo 1991 – April 30, 1992
  Ammo Baba 1992–93
  Jozef Jankech 1993–94
  Hazem Jassam[6] 1994
  Roland Andersson July 1, 1995 – June 30, 1997
  Ján Pivarník[7] 1997
 
Manager Period
  Reinhard Fabisch[8] 1998–00
  Eid Mubarak [1] 2000
  Verner Lička July 1, 2000 – June 15, 2001
  Zoran Đorđević 2001–02
  Džemaludin Mušović 2002–04
  Adel Abu Karbal
  Salman Abdulaziz
2004
  Carlos Alhinho 2004 – June 30, 2005
  Dimitri Davidovic July 1, 2005 – June 30, 2006
  Džemal Hadžiabdić 2006
  Yannick Stopyra Nov 2006 – Jan 07
  Srećko Juričić 2007
  Dimitri Davidovic 2007
  Džemaludin Mušović 2007–08
  Hameed Bremel 2008
  Sebastião Lazaroni July 24, 2008 – Aug 11
  Saïd Chiba Aug 12, 2011 – July 8, 2012
  Sebastião Lazaroni July 9, 2012 – June 1, 2014
  Ivan Hašek June 1, 2014 – September 11, 2014
  Radhi Shenaishil September 11, 2014 – October 26, 2015
  Sebastião Lazaroni October 26, 2015– June 27, 2016
  Aurel Țicleanu June 28, 2016– December 26, 2016

Performance in AFC competitionsEdit

2003/04: Group Stage

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit

Basketball team