Al-Arabi SC (Kuwait)

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Al-Arabi SC
النادي العربي
Al Arabi SC (logo).png
Full name Al-Arabi Sporting Club
Nickname(s) The Boss, The Green, Al-zaee'm, The green fort, The Castle Of Trophies
Founded 1953, as Al-Uruba
1960, as Al-Arabi [1]
Ground Sabah Al-Salem Stadium
Al-Mansouriah (Kuwait City)
Ground Capacity 22,000
Chairman Kuwait Jamal Al-Kazemi
Manager Serbia Bonyiak
League VIVA Premier League
2013/14 5

Al-Arabi Sporting Club [2][3] (Arabic: النادي العربي الرياضي ‎) is a Kuwaiti Sports Club based in Al Mansouriah Al-Arabi SC name was Al-Uruba at the start of 1953 and changed to Al-Arabi SC in 1960 and sponsors a number of teams, most notably an Association Football team in the VIVA Premier League. As winners of Kuwait Emir Cup in 2008,[4] Al-Arabi SC became the first Kuwaiti team to compete in the AFC Cup. Al-Arabi SC has 56 official trophies next to their name in the Kuwaiti Club Football history(54 domestic and 2 Arabian-Gulf). Al-Arabi SC's stadium is Sabah Al-Salem Stadium in Al Mansouriah, which is the second largest stadium in Kuwait. Al-Arabi's name means "The Arabian". Al-Arabi SC Only once Fell to Division One once in 1999-00 where the league was split into to Divisions while the team was on 11th place and won the league the same season and bounced back up to VIVA Premier League.As winners of the Premier League in 2001-02 They have never won it since. Al-Arabi SC is the most in Kuwait with titles of 56 championships. Al-Arabi SC is the only team in Kuwait that never lost in the Kuwait Super Cup.

Most GCC Club titles


The Begging[edit]

Al-Arabi SC[5] Started as Al-Uruba[6] in mid 1953 as one of the first Kuwaiti teams in Kuwait football and one of the most notable players were: Abdulwahab Al-Awadie, Abdulaziz Al-Khatieb, Musad Al-Musad, Mohammed Al-Dawlee, Abdulmajied Mohammed, Mohammed Al-Somale, Dasman Bakhiet, Ahmad Bodha, Monaier Al-Dagag, Fuad Al-Ashgar, Ahmad Hussain, Abbas Al-Shemaly, Mossa Al-Somale, Nayef Dalool and Mohhamed Salah Al-Roomy.

At first in 1960 after been officially affiliated to sports and football Al-Arabi SC was structured on playing Football, Basketball, Volleyball and Weight lifting. At the start Al-Arabi SC made many achievements, thanks to his players, loyal and submitted boards chip set provide all the possibilities, whether physically or human, where bringimg many qualified trainers who have a long experience helped them to their work and the implementation of their plans, the training, and organizational and the presence of facilities contributed to the state to build and is made up of the Green Castle. Abdulaziz Al-Khatib multi-purpose Hall is used for basketball, handball, volleyball and can accommodate about 2,000 spectators and also six squash courts, fully equipped, swimming pool Olympian capacity to 1,500 spectators (currently is creating an Olympic swimming pool, which is nearing completion), and in addition to the 4 tennis courts Ground covered with tartan, and two handball courts, one covered with tartan, gymnastics hall are fully equipped, and 4 other teams are judo, table tennis teams and boxing teams.

1960's, 70's and 80's[edit]

through the years Al-Arabi SC has won many achievements and made Kuwait proud by Domestic wins or International by winning the VIVA Premier League 13 times and many other titles as the first ever Kuwaiti team to play outside Kuwait in football by competing in friendly matches against many teams through the Arabian Peninsula.

on the 3rd of December 1974 Al-Arabi SC Faced lazio FC and beat them 1-0.[7]

In 1982 Al-Arabi SC was the first ever team to win Gulf Club Champions Cup,(and then won it again in 2003)[8] threw that time they where called the best team in the GCC[9]

The 90's and 2000[edit]

Al-Arabi SC had changed their logo in 1991 to a better looking logo through the 20 years they have won 26 titles between them the GCC Champions League in 2003 and there last League Trophy in 2001-02, but through the years between 2005-2010 they were rough years for AL-Arabi SC by going down the table League to 4th-6th, but competed in the AFC Cup but only made it to the Quarter Final of the cup. After that Al-Arabi SC never competed in an Asian tournament hopes where raising for the team by there fans for the upcoming future.


through that times Al-Arabi SC had retained their confidence through football and trying their best to win titles threw these 2 seasons they won 2 titles the Kuwait Super Cup and Kuwait Crown Prince Cup[10]

2012-13 UAFA Cup[edit]

Al-Arabi Sporting Club has qualified in 2013 for the final match of the UAFA CUP in the first leg they tied 0-0 in Kuwait and in Algeria lost 3-2 while they were 0-2 down in the first half due to a mistake by the refree denying a goal for Al-Arabi Sporting Club and then giving them an offside goal which after that they scored their second goal, after the second half started Al-Arabi sporting club scored their first goal from a header from Kader Fall at the 58th min which gave the team motivation to score the second goal from a long shot distance at the 61st min from Hussain Al-Moussawi after that the team was playing much better and at the 75th min of the game the ref gave Union Sportive Médina d'Alger a penalty kick for a weird reason for trying to keep the ball in his possions so the USM Alger player jumped on him and fell so the referee gave him a penalty which they scored in the 76th min which gave them the championship by a win of 3-2 on aggregate that day was the day Al-Arabi Sporting Club was rightfully the real winner if its wasn't due to bad referee's.[11]


In the 2013-14 season Al-Arabi SC qualified for the final match of the kuwait Crown Cup for the third time in a row vs Al-Qadsia SC and lost 2-1 with one of the worst referred matches in Kuwait where the referee canceled a goal for the Greens where there was nothing wrong and it was a clean goal then gave Al-Qadsia a penalty on the 70th minute of the match and due to the referee being this bad Al-Arabi wanted to forfeit but continued for the Prince's honor and Al-Qadsia scored the penalty was scored on the 75th minute. and on the 83rd minute Al-Qadsia scored the second goal leading 2-0 and at the 90th minute the referee gave 15 minute extra time due to the match stopping several times which Al-Arabi SC scored on the 93rd minute by Mahmoud Maowas. By the rest of the extra time Al-Arabi SC raised their offense and attacked to try and tie the game but couldn't by the referee who wouldn't let them score and giving many offsides and gave 2 red cards for Al-Arabi SC for no reason saying that the 2 players are exaggerating and offending me but the referee pushed them and said leave which ended 2-1 which crowned Al-Qadsia Champions, but the Prince was not satisfied with the outcome of the match and left disappointed. In the same season Al-Arabi SC finished 5th in the league and got knocked out of the Kuwait Emir Cup[12] by Al-Qadsia 2-0 on penalties after tied 0-0 on aggregate but ended their season with winning the Kuwait Federation Cup[13] after the match ended 2-2 with Al-Salmiya SC went on penalties and won 4-2 which crowned them champions for the 6th time in the history of the Cup.

Boniyak Era 2014-[edit]

in 2014-15 season Al-Arabi signed Firas Al-Khatib[14] Showing how strong they wan to win the VIVA Premier League for the 17th time and showing the world that they still are Al-Zaeem of Kuwait and the GCC and want to win all the competition they compete in Also signed Ivusa from Sahel SC,[15] released Mushari Al-Kandri, because him wanting to continue his study in Jordan and would join the University's team or a nearby Football Team and after his return would re-join to Al-Arabi SC and also Al-Arabi put Mahmoud Al-Maowas on loan for a 1 season loan or a short loan deal[16] but eventually released Ivusa from his contract [17] and resigned from putting Mahmoud Al-Maowas on loan and bought the free agent Hashem Al-Ramzi age 29 MF but Boniyak told Khaled Khalaf he is not needed in Al-Arabi SC next season after only 2 days of trainning [18] but eventually saw the talent that is needed and was a minor mistake between them[19][20] on the 22nd of July Al-Arabi SC left for a 2 week pre-season in Turkey[21][22] through that they took Ahmad Hawas[23] former Al-Salmiya SC player with them on a 2 week trail in Turkey and then decide if Boniyak wants wants to sign him. They have set seats to be sold and claimed for the hole season for a fee of $385 with a restaurant and snack bar for league matches held at the club.[24][25]

As the season started Al-Arabi won their first match in the league over Kazma SC 2-0 with the first appearance of Firas Al-Khatib and scoring the second goal.[26] As the 3rd week past Al-Arabi SC was at top of the league with 9 points ahead of Kuwait SC with 7 points those Al-Arabi SC has not been seen at the top of the league since 2010-11 for the first few weeks.

Popular culture[edit]

As one of the first teams to be establish in Kuwait it also is one of the first teams to dictate a song for the Fans and teams with lots of playlist [27] one of the fist songs was in 2004 Panorama Al-Arabi dictated to the fans and their reaction to the team from goals and celebration. the last song was at the end of 2008-09 football season the title of the song was called Arabi to the sky .

Hello Za'eem[edit]

As of 2012 the latest song was released called Hello Za'eem [28] made by song group and producers of Miami which was first used on TV as winners of the 2011-12 Kuwait Crown Prince Cup and many fans say it is one of the best songs in Kuwait football.

Crest and colors[edit]

Crest Evolution[edit]

Arabi,old,logo.gif1960-1980 Al Arabi SC (logo).png1981-Present

The Crest of Al-Arabi SC has changed only once through their entire lives as a Football Club the first crest was used from 1960-1980 due the club changing from Al-Uruba to Al-Arabi SC in 1960 and lasted till 1980 where the design was drawn on paper then scanned to make it but changed in 1991 to the present design using photoshop and other graphic designing applications.

It is said that the current design is set to change due to it not having an English name on it in the near future with a whole new design with the founded date of 1953 or 1960 on it.[29][30]


Al-Arabi SC have changed their colors over the years since 1960–1990 their colors were light green and white as the away kit.

In the twentieth century from 2000–present they changed to a darker green and the away color was still white.

By 2012 it was announced that Al-Arabi SC will be wearing dark green as their home kit and the away kit blue and the third kit white with green.

But in 2013-14 season Al-Arabi SC wore only the Home Kit and Third kit.

Club Past Kits[edit]

green White


Al-Arabi SC first trophy was in 1956-57 when Kuwait football was not yet official and Al-Arabi won the league under the name Al-Uruba before 1960.

Al-Arabi SC has 56 official trophies


1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1969–70, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1987–88,1988-89, 1992–93, 1996–97, 2001-02

(runner-up) 11

1967-68, 1968-69, 1970-71, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1978-79, 1980-81, 1986-87, 1989-90, 2002-03, 2003-04
1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1965–66, 1968–69, 1970–71, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1991–92, 1995–96, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2007–08

(runner-up) 11

1964-65, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1969-70, 1971-72, 1973-74, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1994-95, 1997-98, 2008-09
1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2006–07, 2011–12

(runner-up) 4

2002-03, 2009-10, 2012-13, 2013-14
1998–99, 2000–01, 2001–02

(runner-up) 2

2003-04, 2005-06
2008, 2012
1969-70, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2013-14

(runner-up) 2

2008-09, 2012-13
1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1984-85, 1985-96


1982, 2003
  • (Runner-up): 3
1983, 1985,1994
  • (Runner-up):1


  • Kuwait unofficial league:1


1954-55, 1955-56
  • Shot Cup: 1
  • Binjab FC Cup:1
  • Qasion Cup:1
  • Farul Romania Friendly:1

Performance in UAFA and AFC competitions[edit]


  • GCC Champions League: 7[31]
  • 1982: Champions
  • 1998: Round of 16
  • 2003: Champions
  • 2007: Group-stage
  • 2011: Semi-Final
  • 2012: Semi-Final


  • AFC Champions League: 6
  • 1994:1st round
  • 1998:1st round
  • 2003:4th round
  • 2004:group-stage
  • 2006:group-stage
  • 2007:group-stage
  • AFC Cup: 1
  • 2008-09: quarter-final


Classicos and Derbys[edit]

The Kuwaiti Classico[edit]

Main article: Kuwait derby

the Kuwaiti classico is between Al-Arabi SC and Al-Qadsia which is named one of the big games in the GCC from sport section which Al-Qadsia want to break the record of the number of championships Al-Arabi SC have of 56 and qadsia have 51 so they can name themselves Al-Zaeem but they underestimate Al-Arabi SC a lot, due to Al-Qadsia getting domestic championships in the twentieth century it has been better than Al-Arabi SC and has more wins in the Classico.[32]

Kuwait City Derby[edit]

the Kuwait city derby is between Al-Arabi SC and Kuwait SC due to have a great impact from Kuwait SC since dominating in the AFC Cup by winning the title 3 times and make the derby a great match, throughout the years Al-Arabi have dominated the Kuwaiti football throughout its Championships but in 2009 Kuwait Emir Cup final after beating Al-Arabi 2-1 and defeating them in 2010-11 league 5-1 those made the Kuwait City Derby a derby to watch through the Kuwaiti football.

Al-Arabi SC vs Al-Salmiya SC[edit]

The match between Al-Salmiya SC and Al-Arabi SC is always a great match and was always expected from Al-Arabi SC to win but Al-Salmiya always puts up a great match and unexpectly win but difference of 1 goal while Al-Arabi was better.


Al-Arabi Futsal team was established in 2009 and had a strong outcome in the Kuwaiti futsal league.


  • (runner-up):1
  • (runner-up):0
  • (runner-up):1


Sabah Al Salem Stadium
The Castle of Cups
Full name Sabah Al Salem Stadium
Location Kuwait Mansuriyah, Kuwait City , Kuwait
Owner Public Authority For Youth And Sport
Operator Al Arabi Kuwait
Capacity 22,000
Broke ground 1977
Opened 5 January 1979
Architect Public Authority For Youth And Sport (1977)
Al-Arabi SC (1979–present)

Al-Arabi plays in home matches in Sabah Al-Salem Stadium in Kuwait City, Al Mansouriah. opened on 5 January 1979, The stadium holds 22,000 people and is the second-largest stadium in Kuwait. It hosted the Final of the Asian Cup, between Kuwait – Korea. Also held the First-leg final of the UAFA Cup in 2013. Also held many Finals through the years from the Kuwait Federation Cup final in 2012. But wont host any major Tournaments due to it not having VIP stand to crown The Champions. It is Also set to host Tournaments held and organized by Al-Arabi SC in Kuwait.

Sabah Al-Salem Stadium Hosted WWE Raw tour in Kuwait in 1996 [33] with the WWF Kuwait Cup held there May 8–12, 1996 [34]

Future Venue[edit]

it is said that Sabah Al-Salem Stadium would be renewed into a larger,better venue in stead of stadium because they will remove the running tracks and build a larger stadium up to 35,000–45,000 seats with a VIP Seats for famous people and many other place. Also the other side would be re=built to make it bigger with more seats and places e.g. shops, restaurants, toilets and praying rooms.

May take a larger area from the Clubs location into a larger space wear homes would be bought or plain areas would be replaced and Build Al-khatib's new hall and demolish the current one to expand the stadium.


First-team Squad[edit]

As of 1 August 2014

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

No. Position Player
1 Kuwait GK Hameed Al Qallaf
2 Syria DF Ahmad Al Salih
3 Kuwait DF Fahed Al Farhan
4 Kuwait MF Mohamed Jarragh
5 Kuwait DF Ahmad Ibrahim
6 Kuwait DF Ahmad Abdulghafoor
7 Kuwait FW Fahad Al Rashidi
8 Kuwait MF Talal Nayef
9 Jordan FW Ahmed Hayel
10 Syria FW Firas Al-Khatib
11 Kuwait FW Hussain Al-Moussawi
12 Kuwait MF Talal Mustafa
13 Kuwait DF Mohammad Frieh
14 Kuwait MF Mahdi Hussain
16 Kuwait DF Mubarak Al Beloushi
17 Kuwait FW Khaled Khalaf
18 Kuwait MF Mahmoud Dashti
No. Position Player
21 Kuwait MF Fahad Al Hashash
22 Kuwait GK Sulaiman Abdulghafour
24 Kuwait MF Abdullah Al Shemali
26 Kuwait GK Ahmad Dashti
27 Kuwait DF Essa Waleed
28 Yemen FW Mohammed Bo-Abbad *
29 Kuwait DF Mahdi Al Moussawi
31 Kuwait DF Ali Maqseed
32 Kuwait MF Abdulaziz Al Salimi
33 Kuwait MF Khalaf Ahmed
36 Kuwait FW Abdulaziz Al Haghan
39 Kuwait MF Mohammed Shohomi
40 Syria MF Mahmoud Al Mawas
45 Kuwait MF Ali Nader
Kuwait FW Ali Salman
Kuwait DF Jassem Karam
Kuwait DF Mohammed Al-Hadad
  • Mohammed Bo-Abbad Is born in Kuwait and is counted as a Kuwaiti Footballer and has a lodging but with a Yemeni Nationality and can play for Yemen due to him being in Al-Arabi SC since his childhood.

Former Players[edit]

List of Al-Arabi former Players

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Kuwait GK Yousef Al-Saraff on loan at (Kuwait Khaitan SC until 30 June 2015)
Kuwait GK Soud Al-Jinaye on loan at (Kuwait Salibikat until 30 June 2015)
No. Position Player
Kuwait DF Ahmed Saad Al Rashidi on loan at (Kuwait Nasr SC until 30 June 2015)

Retired numbers[edit]

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

No. Position Player
7 Kuwait MF Khaled Abd Al Kudos (posthumous honour) [35]
10 Kuwait FW Ahmed Mousa (posthumous honour) [36][37]
No. Position Player
22 Kuwait GK Samir Said (posthumous honour) [38]
30 Yemen MF Ali Omar (posthumous honour) [39]

Top scorers[edit]

season first second third
2007–2008 Firas Al-Khatib 24 Khaled Khalaf 14 Hussain Al-Moussawi 7
2008–2009 Firas Al-Khatib 25 Khaled Khalaf 8 Hussain Al-Moussawi 7
2009–2010 Mohamed Al Zeno 12 Hussain Al-Moussawi 9 Ali Maqseed 7
2010–2011 Abdelmajid Eddine 17 Hussain Al-Moussawi 13 Ali Maqseed 5
2011–2012 Mohammed Za'abia 8 Ali Magseed 6 Khaled Khalaf 5
2012–2013 Ahmad Hayel 20 Fahad Al Rashidi 14 Kader Fall 12
2013–2014 Ahmad Hayel 20 Fahad Al Rashidi 15 Mahmoud Al-Mawass 8


Board of directors[edit]

Position Name
Club Chairman Jamal Al-Kazemi
Chief Executive Khalil Al-Balam
Chief Management Abdulaziz Mutawa
Football Chairman Hussain Ashour
Commercial and Promotion Manager Haamed Khashawy


Position Name
Manager Serbia Boniyak
Assistant Manager Portugal Luis Filep
Performance Consultant Portugal Peter deckiech
Goalkeeping Coach Khaleefa Al Mansour
Medical Coach
Medical Coach

Al Arabi SC Mangers[edit]

Dave Mackay, first foreign coach of Al Arabi
coach of Al Arabi of 2009–10
Al Arabi SC Coach since 2011 and left in 2014 he had 3 seasons with Al-Zaeem and added 3 titles to there closets and came runner-up to 3 other titles[40]
Years Coach Name Nationality
1978 Dave Mackay Scotland Scotland
1981–82 Frank Upton England England
1987 Dave Mackay Scotland Scotland
1993–94 Bobby Campbell England England
1994–95 Mohamed Karam Kuwait Kuwait
1994–95 Colin Dobson England England
1995–96 Dragan Mihajlović Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
1996 Jawad Maqseed Kuwait Kuwait
1996–97 Fawzi Ibrahim Kuwait Kuwait
1998–99 Ján Pivarník Slovakia Slovakia
1999-01 Dragan Mihailović Serbia Serbia
2001–03 Valdeir Vieira Brazil Brazil
2003–04 Sebastião Lazaroni Brazil Brazil
2004–05 Mohsen Saleh Egypt Egypt
2005 Valdeir Vieira Brazil Brazil
2006 Nenad Jestrović Serbia Serbia
2007–08 José Rachão Portugal Portugal
2008–09 Ahmed Khalaf Kuwait Kuwait
2009–10 Dragan Skočić Croatia Croatia
2010–11 Marcelo Cabo Brazil Brazil
2011 Zoran Petović Serbia Serbia
2011 Fawzi Ibrahim Kuwait Kuwait
2011–14 José Romão Portugal Portugal
2014- Bonyaik Serbia Serbia

Al Arabi statistics[edit]

Al Arabi
Season Pos. Crown Prince Cup Emir Cup Kuwait Federation Cup(renewed in 2008) Al Khurafi Cup (defunct in 2007)
2000–01 4 Round One Quarterfinal Quarterfinal Champion
2001–02 Champion Quarterfinal Quarterfinal = Champion
2002–03 Runners Up Runners Up Quarterfinal = first-Round
2003–04 3 Quarterfinal Quarterfinal = Runner Up
2004–05 3 Round One Champion = First-Round
2005–06 4 Quarterfinal Champion = Runner-Up
2006–07 6 Champion Semifinal = First-Round(final tournament)
2007–08 4 Quarterfinal Champion First-round Kuwait Super Cup (started in 2008)
2008–09 5 Round One Runners Up Runners Up Champions (1st edition of the tournament)
2009–10 5 Runners Up SemiFinal Group Stage =
2010–11 3 SemiFinal Round One Group Stage =
2011–12 3 Champion QuarterFinal QuarterFinal Champions
2012–13 3 Runners Up Semi-final Runners Up =
2013-14 5 Runners Up Semi-final Champions =
2014-15 =

International Competitions (friendly)[edit]

1971: Al-Arabi SC 3–0 Malaysia Perak
3/11/1974: Al-Arabi SC 1-0 Italy Lazio FC[41]
2/8/2014: Al-Arabi SC 2-0 Turkey Bursaspor U-21[42]
5/8/2014: Al-Arabi SC 2-1 Turkey Bursa Nilüfer S.A.Ş.

Against National Teams[edit]

1977-78: Al-Arabi SC 1-1 Poland
2005-06: Al-Arabi SC 2–0 Syria
2007-08: Al-Arabi SC 1–1 Côte d'Ivoire
2013-14: Al-Arabi SC 1-0 Kyrgyzstan [43]

Asian record[edit]

9 1 2 6 8 19 −11
20 6 4 10 28 31 −3
9 4 4 1 13 7 +6

Al Arabi in Asia[edit]

Club presidents[edit]

The Founding Committee in 1953 through 1960, involved Mohalhel Mohammed Al-Mudhaf

Years Chairman
1960 Kuwait Mohalhel Mohammed Al-Mudhaf
1960–61 Kuwait Mohalhel Mohammed Al-Mudhaf
1961–62 Kuwait Khalid Ahmed Al-Mudhaf
1962–63 Kuwait Khalid Ahmed Al-Mudhaf
1963–64 Kuwait Khalid Ahmed Al-Mudhaf
1964–65 Kuwait Khalid Ahmed Al-Mudhaf
1965–66 Kuwait Khalid Ahmed Al-Mudhaf
1966–67 Kuwait Khalid Ahmed Al-Mudhaf
1967–68 Kuwait Moussa Rashid Al-Fahad
1969–70 Kuwait Mohammed Saleh Al-Mulla
1970–71 Kuwait Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah
1971–72 Kuwait Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah
1972–73 Kuwait Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah
1973–74 Kuwait Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah
1974–76 Kuwait Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah
1976–78 Kuwait Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah
1978–79 Kuwait Ahmed Sayed Abdelsamad
1979–81 Kuwait Ahmed Sayed Abdelsamad
1981–83 Kuwait Sheikh Nayef Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
1983–85 Kuwait Ahmed Sayed Abdelsamad
1985–87 Kuwait Ahmed Sayed Abdelsamad
1987–89 Kuwait Ahmed Sayed Abdelsamad
1989–92 Kuwait Sheikh Ali Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah
1992–93 Kuwait Fahd Abdulaziz Al-Humaiadhan
1993–94 Kuwait Mohammed Saleh Al-Mulla
1994–97 Kuwait Ahmed Sayed Abdelsamad
1997-00 Kuwait Ibrahim Abdullah Al-Shehab
2000–03 Kuwait Jamal Shaker Al-Kazemi
2003–06 Kuwait Jamal Shaker Al-Kazemi
2006–10 Kuwait Jamal Shaker Al-Kazemi
2010 Kuwait Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah
2010–14 Kuwait Jamal Shaker Al-Kazemi


team records[edit]

Abdulrahman Al-Dawla All time scorer for Al-Arabi SC and most apps.
  • First Kuwaiti team to win the League 3 times in a row:
1961-62, 1962-63, 1963-64
  • First Kuwaiti team to win the League 4 times in a row:
1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85
  • First Kuwaiti team to win the league without a lose or draw:
  • First Kuwaiti team to win the league without a lose:
  • longest unbeaten run in the league:
33 matches straight
  • Record League Victory:
10-0 v Fahaheel FC 9/10/1964
  • Record Biggest League Lose:
1-5 v kuwait SC 3/2/2011

Individual Records[edit]

  • Most Goals:
Abdulrahman Al-Dawla
  • Most Appearances:
Abdulrahman Al-Dawla

Affiliated Clubs[edit]

Scotland Celtic F.C.:[44]

Celtic F.C. has officially announced that they have been affiliated by Al-Arabi SC to help both teams by experience and swap ideas and help each other through sports but mainly football with also taking future scouting in Al-Arabi SC for young future talents to enter Europe.

Scotland Celtic F.C. (Academy):[45]

Also with the deal it also said that Celtic Academy may open in Kuwait and Sponsored by Al-Arabi SC.

FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup Players[edit]

FIFA World Cup 1982 Spain

1984 AFC Asian Cup Singapore

1996 AFC Asian Cup United Arab Emirates

2000 AFC Asian Cup Lebanon

2011 AFC Asian Cup Qatar

2015 AFC Asian Cup Australia


Other sports[edit]

Besides football, handball, basketball, and volleyball, the club sponsors teams in waterpolo, squash, athletics, Gymnastics, Swimming, Boxing, Judo, Weightlifting and Futsal.



  • National League: 4
2001/02, 2002/03, 2003/04, 2013/14
  • Kuwait Cup: 8
2002/03, 2003/04, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2008/09, 2010-11, 2013/14

dawn of the EAGLES[edit]

In the 2013-14 SEASON Al-Arabi Volleyball club won both the League [48] and Cup[49] and was said that they have come back to win championships and be a competitive team in the Kuwaiti volleyball league after a fantastic season of 2 losses in the hole season and only conceding 6 runs through the hole year.

The wait of the 2014-15 season is upon awaiting since the team wants to win the DOUBLE again.

Basketball [50][edit]

Basketball pictogram.svg


# Championship Years
8 times National League 1962/63, 1963/64, 1965/66, 1971/72, 1973/74, 1975/76, 1976/77, 1977/78
9 times Federation Cup 1961/62, 1962/63, 1963/64, 1964/65, 1972/73, 1974/75, 1975/76, 1976/77, 2007/08


Handball pictogram.svg


# Championship
10 times National League
10 times Federation Cup
1 time Al Khurafi Cup

Al-Arabi Handball team has won my championships and competed in many others by winning the league 10 times the last time in 2011-12 and 10 federation cups and 1 defunct Khurafi cup and has started competing in international tournaments and championships since 2015-14.


Macron official kit manufacturer for Al-Arabi SC in 2014-.
ANTA sports official kit manufacturer for Al-Arabi SC in 2013-14

In the Al-Arabi SC signed a 4-year deal with Addidas and then signed with ANTA Sports in the 2013-14 season Due to Addidas not willing to renew their contract after that in 2014-15 season Macron[52] bought ANTA Sports contract and made a contract with Al-Arabi SC.

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt partner
1996–03 Warrior Sports Hyundai
2003–04 NIKE
2004–09 Wataniya Telecom + Al-Ahli Bank of Kuwait
2009–12 Addidas
2012–13 Al-Ahli Bank of Kuwait
2013-14 ANTA Sports
2014- Macron


See also[edit]


  1. ^ On 20 October 1960, the name was changed to Al-Arabi.
  2. ^ "website official". Al-Arabi sporting club. Retrieved April 9, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Al-Arabi Porfile". Retrieved October 9, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Emir Cup winners". Kooora. Retrieved May 25, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Team Profile". Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  6. ^ "History of titles 1960-2009". fan page. Retrieved December 3, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Al-Arabi SC VS Lazio FC". Kazmawy. Retrieved December 3, 2006. 
  8. ^ Al-Arabi SC GCC Champions League 1982 Champions and then won it again in 2003.
  9. ^ not counted as a team nickname
  10. ^ On 27 December 2011, Crowned Champions of the Crown Prince Cup after 3 trophy-less seasons.
  11. ^ "UAFA cup final evidence". 9ada almala3b. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Knocked out of Emir Cup". Kuwait. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  13. ^ "crowned 2014 champs". Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Feras's Return". Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Ivusa to Al-Arabi". Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Maowas on LOAN". Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
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Preceded by
First winner
Gulf Club Champions Cup
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Preceded by
Gulf Club Champions Cup
Succeeded by
Al Qadsia