Al Nassr FC

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Logo Al-Nassr.png
Full name Al Nassr Football Club
Nickname(s) The Global Club
Founded 3 November 1955
Ground King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh
Ground Capacity 61,781
Chairman Prince Faisal Bin Turki Bin Nasser
Manager Jorge da Silva
League Saudi Professional League
2013-14 SPL, 1st
Current season

Al-Nassr FC (Arabic: Victory نادي النصر) is a Saudi Arabian football club based in Riyadh. Formed in 1955 the club plays its home games at King Fahd Stadium and Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium. Its home colours are yellow and blue.


Al-Nassr was established in 1955 by the brothers Husein and Zeid Al-Ja'ba in their house on Al-Ataif Street in Riyadh. Training took place in an old playground at Gashlat Al-Shortah west of Al-Fotah Garden where there was a small football field and a small room to store balls and shirts. In addition to Al-Ja'ba Brothers, Ali and Issa Al-Owais were among the first workers at the club.

The club operated as an amateur club until 1960 when it was registered officially with the General Presidency of Youth Welfare. It was at this time that Prince Abdulrahman Bin Saud became head of Al-Nassr. Al-Nassr started in the second division of the league. They were promoted to the first division in 1963. During the 1970s and 1980s, the club won eight Saudi League titles, four Saudi Primer League titles, six King's Cups, two Crown Prince Cups and one Federation Cup. The team's success was built around the "Saudi Golden Trio" of Majed Abdullah, Fahd Al-Herafy and Mohaisn Al-Jam'aan.

Majed Ahmed Abdullah is Al-Nasr's all-time leader in goals scored and appearances.

In the 1990s, Al-Nassr won two further Saudi Primer League titles, a King's Cup and a Federation Cup. They also had success in several international tournaments, winning two Gulf Club Champions Cups, one Asian Cup Winners Cup and one Asian Super Cup. The club represented the AFC region in the first FIFA Club World Cup in Brazil in 2000. In the competition Al-Nassr played against Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, Real Madrid and Raja Casablanca, and finished 3rd in the group. Al-Nassr won the competition's Fair Play award.

In 2006–07, the club only avoided relegation on the last day of the season. After a major overhaul of playing staff Al-Nassr went on to win the Federation Cup 2008 against city rivals, Al-Hilal. The club finished third in 2009–10 securing Asian Champions League football for the following season.

Name, Logo and Colors[edit]

old crest

Al-Nassr is the Arabic word for "victory". Clubs with the same name are found in Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE and Libya but the Saudi Arabian club was the first to take the name.

The Club's logo represents the map of Saudi Arabia with yellow and blue colors. Yellow for the gorgeous sand in the Arabian deserts, and blue for the magnificent water in the Arabian seas. Recently the old logo has been replaced by a "more modern version", but still is heavily influenced by the old club logo. The new Logo only represent the Football team while the old logo represent the Club as a whole.


Al-Nassr since the start of the 2013/2014 season, has lacked any sponsors. Yet, still managed to pull through with a double, by winning the crown prince's cup, as well as finishing first in the SPL.

Kit providers[edit]

  • since 2007/08 until 2009/10: Lotto
  • since 2010/11 until 2011/12 : Nike
  • starting from 2012/13 until end of season : Al Nassr FC official store

First-team 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 Saudi Arabia GK Abdullah Al-Shammeri
2 Bahrain DF Mohamed Husain
3 Saudi Arabia DF Abdulla Madou
4 Saudi Arabia DF Omar Hawsawi
5 Saudi Arabia DF Jamaan Al-Dawssari
6 Saudi Arabia MF Ahmad Abbas
7 Saudi Arabia MF Abdulrahim Jaizawi
8 Saudi Arabia MF Yahya Al-Shehri
10 Saudi Arabia FW Mohammad Al-Sahlawi
11 Brazil MF Marquinhos Gabriel
12 Saudi Arabia DF Khalid Al-Ghamdi
13 Saudi Arabia DF Mohamed Eid
14 Saudi Arabia MF Ibrahim Ghaleb (2nd captain)
15 Saudi Arabia MF Ahmed Al-Fraidi
16 Saudi Arabia MF Abdulaziz Al-Jebreen
19 Saudi Arabia MF Kamel Al-Mor
No. Position Player
20 Saudi Arabia DF Ibrahim Al-Zubaidi
22 Saudi Arabia GK Abdullah Al-Enezi
23 Saudi Arabia FW Saud Hamood
24 Saudi Arabia DF Hussain Abdulghani (captain)
25 Saudi Arabia MF Khaled Al-Zylaeei
26 Saudi Arabia MF Shaya Sharahili
27 Saudi Arabia MF Awadh Khames
29 Saudi Arabia MF Mosaab Al-Otaibi
30 Saudi Arabia MF Abdulaziz Al-Dhiyabi
31 Saudi Arabia GK Mutab Sharahili
32 Saudi Arabia GK Hussain Shae'an
37 Saudi Arabia MF Ayman Ftayni
44 Saudi Arabia DF Ali Al-Khaibari
45 Brazil FW Hernane
86 Poland MF Adrian Mierzejewski
99 Saudi Arabia FW Hassan Al-Raheb


Current Technical Staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach Uruguay Jorge da Silva
Assistant Coach Spain Carlos Corberán
Fitness Coach Spain Jorge Alarcon
Goalkeeping Coach Colombia René Higuita
Club Doctor Syria Wael Miskeh
Physiotherapist Jordan Azeim Deeb
Masseur Jordan Ziad Al Rantisi
Translator Egypt Mahmoud Fayez
Translator Syria Mahmoud Hannan
Under-21 Team Coach Saudi Arabia Bandr Al-Omran
Under-19 Team Coach Vacant
Under-17 Team Coach Vacant
Coach Shoots Vacant


Current board of directors and Administrators[edit]

Office Name
President Prince Faisal Bin Turki Bin Nasser
Vice-president Fahad Al-Mshaiqh
Member of the board of directors, General Supervisor of Football Administration Al-Waleed Bin Bader
Member of the Board,Investment Officer Bader Al-Harbi
Member of the Board,Director of Football Administration Mohammed Al-Suwailem
Member of the Board,Director of Football Salem Al-Othman
Member of the Board,Secretary-General Ali Hamdan
Assistant Secretary-General Abdulrahman Saad Al-Ghamdi
Member of the Board, Director of the Media Center Ali Hamdan
Member of the Board, Deputy Director of the Media Centre Talal Al-Naggar‏
Member of the Board,Treasurer Mansour Al-Shalhoub
Member of the Board Hamod Al-Shehri
Public Relations Officer Mohammed Al-Khering
Professionals Office Manager Jaafar Al-Subaie
Club Accountant Hassan al-Hazmi
Secretary of the club Badawi ElDesoki

Former coaches[edit]

Presidential history[edit]

No Name From To
1 Saudi Arabia Mr. Zeid Al-Ja'ba 1955 1956
2 Saudi Arabia Mr. Ahmed Abdullah Ahmed 1956 1960
3 Saudi Arabia Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Al-Odaini 1960 1960
4 Saudi Arabia Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Al-Odaini 1960 1960
5 Saudi Arabia Prince Abdulrahman Bin Saud 1960 1969
6 Saudi Arabia Prince Sultan Bin Saud 1969 1975
7 Saudi Arabia Prince Abdulrahman Bin Saud 1975 1997
8 Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal Bin Abdulrahman Bin Saud 1997 2000
9 Saudi Arabia Prince Abdulrahman Bin Saud 2000 2005
10 Saudi Arabia Prince Mamdoh Bin Abdulrahman Bin Saud 2005 2006
11 Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal Bin Abdulrahman Bin Saud 2006 2009
12 Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal Bin Turki Bin Nasser 2009

Honours and achievements[edit]

National titles[edit]

1976, 1980, 1981, 1989, 1994, 1995, 2014
1974, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1990
1973, 1974, 2014
1977, 1998, 2008
1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973

International titles[edit]

1996, 1997
2011, 2013

International Award[edit]




External links[edit]