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Umm Salal Sport Club (Arabic: نادي أم صلال الرياضي‎) is a Qatari professional association football team playing at the first level Qatar Stars League. It is based in Umm Salal. It used to be known as Al-Tadamun Sport Club. It is best known for being the first Qatari club to make it to the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League.

Umm-Salal SC
نادي أم صلال
Umm Salal SC logo.png
Full nameUmm Salal Sport Club
نادي أم صلال الرياضي
Nickname(s)Barzan's Falcons
Founded1979; 40 years ago (1979)
GroundThani bin Jassim Stadium
Umm Salal, Qatar
ChairmanFaisal bin Ahmed
ManagerRaúl Caneda
LeagueQatar Stars League
2018–19Qatar Stars League, 9th


Umm Salal were formed in 1979 under the name Al-Tadamun Club and entered into the Qatari Second Division along with five other clubs.[1] After the dissolution of two other clubs in the second division, Al Tadamun was also dissolved. The club was reformed in 1996, with Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Thani heading the club.[2] It won the Qatari 2nd Division in their second season after reformation, in addition to lifting the league trophy two more times in 2000 and 2006.

In 2004, the club's name, Al Tadamun Club, was changed to "Umm Salal" by decision of the Qatar Olympic Committee.

They won promotion to the Qatar Stars League in the 2006–07 season. They enjoyed league success, finishing third in consecutive seasons. In 2008, they qualified for the AFC Champions League 2009 after defeating Al Gharafa 4–1 on penalties in the Emir Cup final. They were knocked out of the ACL in the semi-finals, which was the furthest any Qatari club had ever advanced at that time.

The team's nickname, Barzan's Falcons, is a reference to the Barzan Tower, which the Umm Salal Mohammed Fort houses. The tower became renowned for being used during Ramadan to ensure the holy month was observed at the correct time.[3]


Winners (1): 2008
Winners (1): 2009
Winners (3): 1998, 2000, 2006


League seasonsEdit

Season Div. Pos. Emir of Qatar Cup Crown Prince Cup Sheikh Jassim Cup Asia
2007 QSL 3 Quarter-final Semi-final Group stage - -
2008 QSL 3 Winners Semi-final Group stage - -
2009 QSL 6 2nd round Group stage Winners CL Semi-final
2010 QSL 7 Runners-up Group stage Group stage - -
2011 QSL 9 3rd round Group stage Runners-up - -

Asian recordEdit

Competition Pld W D L GF GA
AFC Champions League 11 4 3 4 11 20
Total 11 4 3 4 11 20
  • Q = Qualification
  • GS = Group stage
  • R16 = Round of 16
  • QF = Quarter-final
  • SF = Semi-final

AFC Champions League

Round Country Club Home Away
GS   Al Jazira 2–2 1–0
GS   Al-Ittihad 1–3 0–7
GS   Esteghlal 1–0 1–1
R16   Al-Hilal 0–0 (4–3p)
QF   FC Seoul 3–2 1–1
SF   Pohang Steelers 1–2 0–2

Colours and crestEdit

One of the Barzan Towers as viewed from the side

Crest historyEdit

Shirt sponsors and manufacturersEdit

Period Kit manufacture Shirt sponsor
2006–08   Nike   RasGas
2008   Jako None
2008–11   Nike   RasGas
2011–13   MSC–Q
2013–present None

Kit historyEdit

Home kit from Ø–2007
Home kit from 2007 to 2009
Home kit from 2009 to 2011
Home kit from 2011 to 2012
Home kit from 2012 to 2013
Home kit from 2013–present

Current squadEdit

As of Qatar Stars League:

No Position Player Nation
2 Midfielder Omar Yahya   Qatar
3 Defender Rami Fayez   Qatar
4 Midfielder Lawrence Quaye   Qatar
5 Defender Adil Rhaili   Morocco
6 Defender Ali Bazmandegan   Qatar
7 Midfielder Víctor Vázquez   Spain
8 Midfielder Ahmed Al-Meghessib U23   Qatar
10 Midfielder Mahmoud Al-Mawas   Syria
11 Midfielder Abdulaziz Al-Yahri   Qatar
12 Midfielder Dheyab Al-Annabi   Qatar
13 Defender Ismail Mousa   Qatar
14 Midfielder Hazem Shehata U23 (on loan from Al-Duhail)   Qatar
15 Defender Saleh Al-Kaani U23   Qatar
17 Midfielder Fadhl Omar (on loan from Qatar)   Qatar
18 Midfielder Nasser Al-Nassr   Qatar
19 Midfielder João Victor   Brazil
20 Forward Yannick Sagbo   Ivory Coast
22 Defender Murad Naji (on loan from Al-Duhail)   Qatar
23 Defender Abdullah Al-Ali U23   Qatar
26 Midfielder Abdulla Afifa   Qatar
27 Midfielder Jasser Yahya (on loan from Al-Arabi)   Qatar
28 Defender Abdurahman Abubakar   Qatar
30 Goalkeeper Sami Habib U23 (on loan from Al-Duhail)   Qatar
33 Midfielder Saoud Riyadh U23   Qatar
39 Forward Abdullah Hassan   Qatar
66 Defender Mohammed Kasola   Qatar
87 Goalkeeper Muhannad Naim   Qatar
90 Forward Abdullah Khaled U23   Qatar
92 Goalkeeper Sami Al-Hassawi   Oman
97 Goalkeeper Yazan Naim U23 (on loan from Al-Ahli)   Qatar

Out on loanEdit

No Position Player Nation
21 Midfielder Atef Al-Mawledi (on loan to Al-Khor)   Qatar
Midfielder Adel Alawi (on loan to Al-Wakrah)   Qatar

List of notable playersEdit

Only league games are counted. To appear in this list, a player must have either:

  • Made at least 50 appearances for the team
  • Scored at least 15 goals for the team

Updated 14 August 2013.[4][5]

Name Nationality Position Debut Appearances Goals
Jawad Akeel   Qatar Midfielder 2006 141 4
Ibrahima Nadiya   Qatar Midfielder 2003 133 28
Baba Malick   Qatar Goalkeeper 2013 97 0
Ismail Mousa   Qatar Defender 2011 92 0
Dheyab Al-Annabi   Qatar Midfielder 2014 86 2
Jeddo   Qatar Striker 2007 82 4
Fábio César   Qatar Midfielder 2006 76 21
Mustafa Aden   Qatar Midfielder 2006 75 1
Saoud Ghanem   Qatar Midfielder 2006 74 4
Mohamed Husain   Bahrain Defender 2009 73 1
Magno Alves   Brazil Striker 2008 55 40
Dahi Al Naemi   Qatar Midfielder 2007 55 2

Club officialsEdit

Board of directorsEdit

Position Staff
President   HE Faisal bin Ahmed Al Thani
Vice-president   Abdul Razzaq Al Kuwari
General secretary   Khalid Mohammed Al Jabbar
Assistant secretary   Hassan Ali Aman
Treasurer   Mohammed Khamis Al Ali
Board member   Abdullah bin Saud Al Thani
Board member   Jumaa Mubarak Ali
Board member   Mohammed Salem Al Naimi
Board member   Saber Mattar Al Sultan

Last updated: 1 May 2014
Source: Board of directors

Coaching staffEdit

Bülent Uygun, the former head coach of the club
Position Staff
Head coach   Raúl Caneda
Assistant coach   Jorge Alarcon Rodrigo
Goalkeeping coach   Thamer Abdol
Team Manager   Mohammed Al Mehairi
Team Manager   Faisal Fahed
Team doctor   Hatem Jomaa
Physiotherapist   Nizar Bakoush
Technical director   Ali Amin
Massage therapist   Robeson Leao
Massage therapist   Ibrahim Hussein
Match Analyst/ Performance Analyst   Wildimark Silva
Kitman   Amin Waked

Last updated: 12 December 2013
Source: Technical staff

Managerial historyEdit

As of December, 2013.


  1. ^ "Club profile". Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  2. ^ "(صحيفة نـ(6)ـادي أم صلال)اهداف وصورمباراة أم صلال والعربي بالداخل". Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Barzan towers". Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Qatar Stars League". QSL. Archived from the original on 20 June 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Umm Ṣalāl SC 13/14". Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  6. ^ المدرب المتألق في الملاعب القطرية سعد حافظ قدت فريق التضامن لإحراز كأس قطر رفضت العقد اللبناني إكراماً لعيون النصر خرجت نجوم المنتخب القطري (in Arabic). Retrieved 1 September 2013.

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