Al-Faisaly SC (Amman)

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Al-Faisaly SC
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Full name Al-Faisaly Sports Club of Amman
Nickname(s) (الفيصلي (الزعيم
Al-Faisaly (Al-Zaeem)
النسر الأزرق
Al-Nisr Al-Azraq
(The Blue Eagles)
Founded 1932; 82 years ago (1932)
Ground Amman International Stadium
Ground Capacity 25,000
Chairman Al-Sheikh Sultan Al-Odwan
Manager Mohammad Abdel-Azim
League Jordan League
2013–14 Jordan League, 2nd
For the Saudi Arabian football team, see Al-Faisaly FC (Harmah).

Al-Faisaly Sports Club (Arabic: نادي الفيصلي الرياضي‎) is football club in Jordan, formed in Amman in 1932, which is also considered to be one of the best in Jordan, winning Jordanian football club tournaments, the Jordan League, Cup, Shield Cup, and Super Cup, multiple times. Their current competitive or rival team is Al-Wehdat SC, a club formed by a Palestinian refugee camp in Amman which is also one of the best clubs in the country, winning local tournaments as many times as their rival team Al-Faisaly.

The (management of the) club has always been run by the Al-Odwan family and still is today, with head of the club Al-Shiekh Sultan Al-Odwan, former player of the club and the Jordan national team, and former president of the JFA.

Al-Faisaly are champions of the 2005 and 2006 AFC Cups.

Achievements[edit]

1944, 1945, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012
1980, 1981, 1983, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2012
1987–88, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1997–98, 2000–01, 2007–08, 2011–12
1981, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2012
2005, 2006
2007: Runner up
1996: Runner up
2000: Runner up

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

2002–03: Qualifying West – 3rd Round
2005: Champion
2006: Champion
2007: Runners-up
2009: Group Stage
2011: Round of 16
2012: Group Stage
2013: Semifinals
1990–91: Second Round
1994–95: Withdrew in First Round

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Jordan GK Mohammad Shatnawi
3 Jordan DF Hussein Ziad
4 Jordan DF Maan Abu Qdais
5 Syria DF Jehad Al Baour
6 Jordan MF Hassouneh Al-Sheikh (Captain)
7 Jordan DF Mohammad Khamees
8 Jordan MF Baha' Abdel-Rahman
9 Jordan FW Hatem Abu Khadra
10 Jordan MF Khaldoun Al-Khawaldeh
11 Jordan MF Mohannad Maharmeh
12 Jordan GK Nour Bani Attiah
13 Jordan MF Qusai Abu Alieh
14 Jordan MF Ra'ed Al-Nawateer
16 Jordan FW Khaldoun Al-Khazam
17 Jordan MF Moteab Al-Khalayleh
18 Jordan MF Mehdi Alamah
19 Syria FW Hani Al Taiar
21 Jordan GK Mohammad Abu Khousa
No. Position Player
22 Jordan MF Nabeel Abu Ali
26 Jordan DF Yasser Al-Rawashdeh
27 Jordan DF Bara' Marei
33 Jordan DF Suleiman Al-Salman
34 Jordan MF Sa'ed Al-Daboubi
37 Jordan FW Laith Rajah
39 Jordan DF Obeida Al-Khawaldeh
Jordan DF Ahmed Al-Ghneimat
Jordan DF Tareq Ajarmeh
Jordan MF Baha' Al-Barqawi
Jordan MF Yazan Tannous
Jordan MF Mohammad Zuhair
Jordan MF Mohammad Shawish
Jordan MF Wisam Abu Al-Sous
Jordan FW Alaa' Al-Marafi
Jordan FW Haitham Al-Qura'an
Jordan FW Mustafa Abu Ghanmi

Current technical staff[edit]

Position Staff
First team head coach Mohammad Abdel-Azim
Assistant coach #1 Feras Al-Khalayleh
Assistant coach #2 Ra'ed Thaher
Goalkeeping coach Walid Mikha'eel
Team doctor Shadi Al-Assi
Managing director Thamer Al-Odwan

Source:[citation needed]

Former and notable players[edit]

Managerial history[edit]

Presidential history[edit]

Name From To
Jordan Fawaz Al-Sharif 1932 1935
Jordan Dr. Qasem Al-Malhas 1935 1953
Jordan Dawla Suleiman Al-Nabulsi 1953 1956
Jordan Nasser Ibn Jamil 1956 1970
Jordan Al-Sheikh Sultan Majed Al-Odwan 1970 1978
Jordan Al-Sheikh Mustafa Al-Odwan 1978 1992
Jordan Al-Sheikh Sultan Al-Odwan 1992 2008
Jordan Al-Sayed Bakr Al-Odwan 2008
Jordan Al-Sheikh Sultan Al-Odwan 2008 Present

Fans[edit]

Heads of the Al-Faisaly SC (Amman) fan club are currently Mazin Al-Binni and Khaled Al-Zarqawi.

Football hooliganism[edit]

Riots have repeatedly broken out for the past years between supporters and fans of Jordan's top rival clubs Al-Faisaly and Al-Wahdat, which is also a Palestinian refugee camp in Amman. The riots are regarded as reflecting tensions between the Palestinian fans of Al-Wahdat and the Jordanian fans of Al-Faisaly.[1][2]

Derby of Jordan[edit]

Derby of Jordan is a football traditional game which combines clubs Al-Wehdat and Al-Faisaly and these games received great interest among the sports community on the Domestic and Arab level to afford the sensitivities and a long history between the two teams with meetings since 1975:

# Tournament Al-Faisaly Wins Al-Wehdat Wins Draws Total Al-Faisaly Goals Al-Wehdat Goals
1 Jordan Premier League 26 28 22 76 67 73
2 Jordan FA Cup 6 8 5 19 25 27
3 Jordan FA Shield 8 5 3 16 19 14
4 Jordan Super Cup 4 5 2 11 13 13
5 AFC Cup 3 0 1 4 4 2
6 Total 47 46 33 126 128 129

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