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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
نادي قطر الرياضي
Nickname(s)The Kings
Founded1959; 60 years ago (1959)
GroundSuhaim Bin Hamad Stadium
Doha, Qatar
Capacity15,000
ChairmanSheikh Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani
ManagerSergio Batista
LeagueQatar Stars League
2018–19Qatar Stars League, 11th

They play their home games in the fourth largest stadium in Qatar, it is very big, 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, this department competes in javelin throwing, long jumps and sprinting. The club adopted its current name, Qatar SC, in 1981.

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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

As of Qatar Stars League:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Jassem Adel   Qatar
2 Defender Mohammed Al-Robeai   Qatar
7 Midfielder Fadhl Omar   Qatar
8 Midfielder Omar Al-Amadi   Qatar
10 Midfielder Osama Omari   Syria
11 Midfielder Ali Awadh Boujalouf   Qatar
12 Defender Amber Saeed U23   Qatar
13 Goalkeeper Abdurahman Mohammed U23   Qatar
14 Midfielder Muattaz Bostami U23   Qatar
16 Forward Yousef Hani Ballan U23   Qatar
17 Midfielder Khaled Mahmoudi   Qatar
18 Midfielder Majed Riyadh U23   Qatar
19 Defender Mohammed Fathi U23   Qatar
20 Defender Nasir Peer U23   Qatar
22 Midfielder Ibrahim Jamal   Qatar
23 Forward Eisa Palangi U23   Qatar
24 Defender Yousef Aymen U23 (on loan from Al-Duhail)   Qatar
25 Defender Abdulaziz Motouali U23   Qatar
26 Midfielder Rabeeah Al-Mulla U23   Qatar
31 Goalkeeper Moatasem Bostami U23   Qatar
32 Forward Ahmed Al-Sulaiti U23   Qatar
67 Defender Jassem Al-Hashemi U23   Qatar
77 Forward Yousef Al Kubaisi   Qatar
92 Midfielder Rashed Al-Barashdi U23   Oman
99 Defender Mohammed Al-Khadour U23   Qatar
Goalkeeper Mohammed Ghanem (on loan from Mesaimeer)   Qatar
Defender Álex Gálvez   Spain
Midfielder Mehdi Berrahma   Morocco
Midfielder Abdulaziz Adel   Qatar
Forward Junior Kabananga   Democratic Republic of the Congo

AchievementsEdit

Senior teamEdit

Winners (8): 1967,1968,1969,1970, 1971,1973,1977,2003
Winners (1): 2016-17
Winners (2): 1974, 1976
Winners (3): 2002, 2004, 2009
Winners (4): 1983, 1984, 1987, 1995
Winners (1): 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: August 2018

Coaching staff
Head coach   Abdullah Mubarak
Assistant coach   Erik van der Meer
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

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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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  3. ^ "Hašek přijal nabídku v Kataru, za asistenta si vybral Klusáčka" (in Czech). blesk.cz. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Slovenskí tréneri: V Katare futbal milujú" (in Slovak). sport.sme.sk. 12 March 2012.
  5. ^ السد القطري يضم الكوري لي جونغ-سو (in Arabic). al-jazirah.com. 7 July 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  6. ^ "رياضة: رغم عدم تصديق عقود لاعبيها كرة الزوراء تواصل تحضيراتها للموسم الجديد". al-bayyna.com. 2005. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Pivarník i ďalšie osobnosti držia Kataru palce" (in Slovak). aktualne.sk. 3 December 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  8. ^ حصيلة دور الذهاب للدوري القطري خمس ضحايا من المدربين (in Arabic). dahaarchives.com. Retrieved 2 January 2013.

External linksEdit

Basketball team