Ittihad FC

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Al-Ittihad FC
Logo
Full name Al-Ittihad Football Club of Jeddah
Founded 4 January 1927; 87 years ago (1927-01-04)
Ground King Abdullah Sports City Stadium
Ground Capacity 60,000
President Ibrahem Albalwi
Head coach Khalid Al-Koroni
League Saudi Professional League
2013–14 SPL, 6th

Al-Ittihad Football Club (Arabic: نادي الاتحاد‎), also known as Al-Ittihad, is a Saudi Premier League football club based in Jeddah. Al-Ittihad has won eight League titles and also holds 46 official championship wins, three of them being Asian championships.

The club was founded in 1927 and is the oldest club in Saudi Arabia. The most successful period in Al-Ittihad's history was the 1990s and mid '00s, when the club won numerous honours both domestically and in Asia. The team won consecutive Champions League titles in 2004 and 2005. Going on to compete in the 2005 FIFA Club World Cup. The club has the distinction of being the only Asian club to have won the AFC Champions League twice in a row.

Among the club's most famous players were former striker Hamzah Idris, Ahmad Jamil, Al Hasan Al-Yami and Mohammed Noor. Furthermore, the famous Brazilian international player Bebeto played for Al-Ittihad from 2001 to 2002.

History[edit]

Foundation[edit]

The club was founded after a meeting, on January 4th 1927, of some of the notable football enthusiast of the city of Jeddah. They met in the offices of the Radio broadcasting company and discussed the idea of forming a football club to compete with various traveling teams and be a source of entertainment for inhabitants and an outlet for the city youth to practice organised sport. Everyone agreed that they should go ahead with creating the team that unites them and Ittihad Jeddah was born. The attendees were Hamza Fitaihi, Abdulsamad Najeeb Alsaady, Ismail Zahran, Ali Yamani, Abdulaziz Jameel, Abdulateef Jameel, Othman Banajah, Ahmad Abu Talib, Ali Sultan, Ahmed Almir and Saleh Salamah.

Club name "United"[edit]

As long as we are here Together, let's call it Al-Ittihad.

—Abdulaziz Jameel

the name of club which contains from this wisdom, Abdulaziz Jameel words that created the current club name. Club owners agrees with him to put the club name Al-Ittihad (United or Union, jointly) in Arabic.

Earlier[edit]

Ismail Zahran team player who was working as in Radio Office in Jeddah to the possibility of electing the head of the works Mr. Sultan to be a President of the Club, However, Ali Sultan became the first official president of the club. Al-Ittihad did not find at first a strong support, there wasn't an official clubs (communities) such as Al Riyadhi, Because the presence of powerful culture in the city of Jeddah only. the established of Saudi Federation was slowly in the 50s, was established after 29 years from Ittihad foundation year. In their first meeting with Al Riyadhi, Al-Ittihad make it victory with 3–0 won.

Their first championship (1933)[edit]

The club has achieved a historic first tournament, which was called—the cup of Nishan Nazer, counted as an official tournament, The cup have formed a popularity of Al-Ittihad, Because of a challenge between them in the final. Depending on the narrator, the winner can burn the Embassy wood's. the Championship attended by several of the clubs, communities, fought Al-Ittihad where several games to achieve access to the final. with Al-Mukhtalat. The weather was dust, did not complete the first half, the match was stopped about 10 minutes. the referee stopped the game to rest for 8 minutes, the weather was changed for the better with the second half, Al-Mukhtalat squad had led to fail, it was a low attacking level. The most prominent player in the game is Al-Itithad defender Safwan which was Sacrificed for his team. the club won the championship by 3–0 against Al-Mukhtalat. The most important characteristic of this tournament is the first sporting event held in the reign of the founder King Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud.

Rivalries[edit]

Main article: Saudi El Clasico

Al-Ittihad has long-standing rival with Al-Hilal, From the start of national competitions the clubs were seen as representatives of two rival cities: Riyadh and Jeddah. After the successful of Al Hilal in Asia and won two Champions League in years 1991 and 1999, on the other side, Al Ittihad has won two titles in two years, they produced arguably the biggest shock in Asian club history when they overturned a 3-1 home defeat by Seongnam Chunma, pulling off a 5-0 away win to secure the Asian crown. Al Ittihad is also known as club of the people such as FC Barcelona, Liverpool and Boca Juniors. the club has strong support for being the club of the people. While Al-Hilal for its royalty, Al-Hilal has large amount of supporters most in the capital city and the eastern region.

Present-day[edit]

Ittihad's success is not limited only to football, but also in basketball, water polo, table tennis, volleyball, and swimming, amongst others. In total, Ittihad has won 661 trophies. However, football remains the primary sport.

Ittihad is now based in Sahafa street, Mushrefa district, in east Jeddah, where they have a large sports complex. Senior teams play official games at the municipal sports centre, in the south of the city, while youth teams play at the club.

The club is renowned throughout the region for its fans. They are particularly famous for their loyalty and chants, which are copied by many others. The head of the Ittihad fan club, Saleh al-Qarni, even records studio versions of the year's chants which are widely sold in Jeddah and beyond.

In December 2006, the club offered what was thought to be the most lucrative deal in Arabian football to Portuguese midfielder Luís Figo. It was said that Luís Figo will join the club on July 1, 2007 after his current contract with Internazionale expires. However, not long after, Figo's current club, Internazionale released report that Figo had yet to sign a contract with Al-Ittihad and will not be joining. Figo has since extended his contract at Inter until the end of the 2007–2008 season citing that the terms of the agreement were not kept and thus voided the contract.

In January 2010, the club convened an extraordinary club meeting after losing their 4th game of the 2009/2010 season 1–2 to Al-Nasr. A decision was made to sack the head coach Gabriel Calderón and replace him with local coach Hassan Khalifa assisted by former striker Hamzah Idris.[1] On January 27, 2010, the club hired Argentinean coach Enzo Trossero to take over the reins of the team.

Supporters[edit]

Al-Ittihad has built a strong fan-base in Jeddah, across Saudi Arabia and amongst the Arab League and in Asia. The club supporters are renowned for being spirited and for their chants. Ittihad fans can be found in Japan, Korea, Australia, Arab League, Europe and Africa. However, the club's popularity abroad is confined mostly to Saudi Arabia's neighbouring states.

Sponsorship[edit]

Official sponsor[edit]

In a press conference on January 9, 2006; president of the club Mansour Albalawi announced that Sela Sport Co (which is the sponsor of Saudi National Team) will pay 350 million riyals to sponsor Al-Ittihad for 5 seasons. Al-Ittihad was later on sponsored by the Saudi Telecom Company, however the team has not renewed STC's contract and thus they are not sponsored since the 2013/2014 football season.

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt partner
1999–03 Umbro None
2003–05 Lotto Lingo
2006–07 Hattrick STC
2007–08 Nike
2008–10 Lotto
2010–12 Nike
2012– One

Club Statistics[edit]

Club Honours[edit]

Club holds 46 official championship[2]

Domestic
Asian
Gulf
Arab
Other

1The tournament was held on 25 February 1933.

Records & Statistics[edit]

Other Records[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Domestic cups AFC Other Competitions Top scorer Manager
2000–01 SPL 1 22 11 5 6 35 23 +12 38 CPC EC Argentina Osvaldo Ardiles
2001–02 SPL 2 22 15 4 3 59 25 +34 49 CPC Brazil José Bernardi
2002–03 SPL 1 22 15 4 3 53 24 +29 49 CPC PFC SSC EC Brazil José Bernardi
2003–04 SPL 2 22 17 5 0 57 15 +42 56 CPC ACL Croatia Dragan Talajić
2004–05 SPL 3 22 11 5 6 53 37 +16 38 CPC ACL ARCL Romania Anghel Iordănescu
2005–06 SPL 3 22 11 9 2 47 28 +19 42 CPC ACL Quarter-final France Bruno Metsu
2006–07 SPL 1 22 15 3 4 52 25 +27 48 CPC PFC Belgium Dimitri
2007–08 SPL 2 22 14 6 2 40 16 +24 48 CC ACL Group Stage Magno Alves 14 Argentina Calderón
2008–09 SPL 1 22 17 4 1 57 21 +36 55 CC PFC ACL Aboucherouane 17 Argentina Calderón
2009–10 ZPL 2 22 14 3 5 46 30 +16 45 CC ACL Group Stage Abdelmalek Ziaya 15 Argentina Enzo
2010–11 ZPL 2 26 13 12 1 49 23 +20 51 CC ACL Semi-finals Hazazi 18 Belgium Dimitri
2011–12 ZPL 5 26 10 7 9 49 35 +14 37 CPC ACL Semi-finals Hazazi 20 Slovenia Matjaž Kek, Spain Raul Caneda
2012–13 ZPL 7 26 8 9 9 36 36 0 33 CC Fahad 9 Spain Raul Caneda, Spain Beñat
2013–14 ALJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Spain Beñat


Div. = Division; SPL = Saudi Premier League; ZPL = Zain Professional League; Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost
GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; GD = Goal difference P = Points
CC = Champions Cup; CPC = Crown Prince Cup; PFC = Prince Faisal Cup
ARCL = Arab Champions League; ARWC = Arab Cup Winners' Cup; ACL = AFC Champions League; GCC = Gulf Club Champions Cup; EC = Egypt Super Cup; SSC = Saudi Super Cup
Colors: Gold = winner; Silver = runner-up; Bronze = third,Semi-final .

League Records[edit]

Season Division Tms. Pos. Pts
1976–77 Premier League 8 4 16
1977–78 Premier League 10 4 19
1978–79 Premier League 10 3 24
1979–80 Premier League 10 3 21
1980–81 Premier League 10 6 19
1981–82 Premier League 20(10) 1 29
1982–83 Premier League 10 6 16
1983–84 Premier League 10 2 25
1984–85 Premier League 12 6 22
1985–86 Premier League 12 2
1986–87 Premier League 12 7 23
1987–88 Premier League 12 4 27
1988–89 Premier League 12 6 27
1989–90 Premier League 12 8 20
1990–91 Premier League 12 5 26
1991–92 Premier League 12 5 26
1992–93 Premier League 12 3 26
1993–94 Premier League 12 7 29
1994–95 Premier League 12 7 30
1995–96 Premier League 12 3 41
1996–97 Premier League 12 1 44
1997–98 Premier League 12 7 28
1998–99 Premier League 12 1 48
1999–00 Premier League 12 1 51
2000–01 Premier League 12 1 38
2001–02 Premier League 12 2 49
2002–03 Premier League 12 1 49
2003–04 Premier League 12 2 56
2004–05 Premier League 12 3 38
2005–06 Premier League 12 3 42
2006–07 Premier League 12 1 48
2007–08 Premier League 12 2 48
2008–09 Professional League 12 1 55
2009–10 Professional League 12 2 45
2010–11 Professional League 14 2 51
2011–12 Professional League 14 5 37

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

AFC Champions League Table[edit]

As of the 2011 season.

as seen in the below, Al-ittihad first-ranked in continental (AFC). is the top in AFC table with 100 points, The highest in the record scorer with 112 goals, the club scored the highest results unlike other Saudi clubs.

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 55 29 13 13 112 57 +55 100
2 Uzbekistan FC Pakhtakor 57 27 10 20 81 69 +12 91
3 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 45 28 3 14 101 50 +51 87
4 Iran Sepahan FC 51 24 13 14 79 55 +24 85
5 South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 37 26 4 7 95 41 +54 82

Top scorers in AFC competitions[edit]

Ranking Nationality Name Years Goals
1  Saudi Arabia Mohammed Noor 1996–13 17
2  Saudi Arabia Naif Hazazi 2006–13 14
3  Saudi Arabia Hamzah Idris 1997–07 9
4  Algeria Abdelmalek Ziaya 2009–11 7
5  Saudi Arabia Marzouk Al-Otaibi 2000–07 7
6  Saudi Arabia Osama Al-Muwallad 2000– 6
7  Sierra Leone Mohammed Kallon 2005–06 6
8  Morocco Ahmed Bahja 1996–99 6
9  Morocco Hicham Aboucherouane 2008–10 5

AFC Club rankings[edit]

This is the current AFC coefficient. Rankings are calculated by the IFFHS.[3]

Last update: August 13, 2012

Rank Country Team Points
1 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 145.0
2 South Korea Ulsan Hyundai 142.0
3 Japan Kashiwa Reysol 132.5
4 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings 127.5
5 Iran Esteghlal 120.0
6 Iran Sepahan 119.5
7 South Korea Pohang Steelers 115.0
8 Japan Cerezo Osaka 111.5
9 Saudi Arabia Al Hilal 111.5
10 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 104.5

Asian record[edit]

Last update: 8 August 2013.

AFC Champions League Games
Season Round Results Opposition Venue Scorer(s)
February 11, 2004 Group Round 2 – 0 Kuwait Al-Arabi Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Dimba, Manaf Abushgeer
February 24, 2004 3 – 1 Uzbekistan Neftchi Fergana, Uzbekistan Dimba, Hamzah Idris, Redha Tukar
April 7, 2004 2 – 3 Iran Sepahan Isfahan, Iran Mohammed Amin, Dimba
April 20, 2004 4 – 0 Iran Sepahan Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Marzouq Al-Otaibi (3), Dimba
May 4, 2004 0 – 0 Kuwait Al-Arabi Kuwait City, Kuwait
May 18, 2004 3 – 0 Uzbekistan Neftchi Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Mohammed Noor, Marzouq Al-Otaibi (2)
September 14, 2004 Quarterfinal 1 – 1 China Dalian Shide Dalian, China Mario Carević
September 21, 2004 1 – 0 China Dalian Shide Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Redha Tukar
October 19, 2004 Semifinal 2 – 1 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Mohammed Noor, Hamad Al-Montashari
October 26, 2004 2 – 2 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Jeonbuk, Korea Republic Tcheco, Osama Al-Muwallad
November 24, 2004 Final 1 – 3 South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Redha Tukar
December 1, 2004 5 – 0 South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Seongnam, Korea Republic Redha Tukar, Hamzah Idris, Mohammed Noor (2), Manaf Abushgeer
September 14, 2005 QuarterfinalA 1 – 1 China Shandong Luneng Taishan Jinan, China Mohammed Noor
September 21, 2005 7 – 2 China Shandong Luneng Taishan Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Osama Al-Muwallad, Tcheco, Ibrahim Al-Shahrani, Mohammed Kallon, Manaf Abushgeer (2), Redha Tukar
September 28, 2005 Semifinal 5 – 0 South Korea Busan I'Park Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Marzouk Al-Otaibi, Mohamed Kallon, Tcheco, Saud Khariri, Hamzah Idris
October 12, 2005 2 – 0 South Korea Busan I'Park Busan, Korea Republic Mohammed Kallon (2)
October 26, 2005 Final 1 – 1 United Arab Emirates Al-Ain Abu Dhabi, UAE Mohammed Kallon
November 5, 2005 4 – 2 United Arab Emirates Al-Ain Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Mohammed Kallon, Mohammed Noor, Joseph-Désiré Job, Ahmed Al-Dokhi
September 13, 2006 QuarterfinalA 2 – 0 Syria Al-Karamah Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Alhassane Keita, Jared Borgetti
September 20, 2006 0 – 4 Syria Al-Karamah Homs, Syria
March 12, 2008 Group Round 1 – 0 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Magno Alves
March 19, 2008 1 – 0 Syria Ittihad Aleppo Aleppo, Syria Magno Alves
April 9, 2008 1 – 2 Iran Sepahan Isfahan, Iran Talal Al-Meshal
April 23, 2008 0 – 1 Iran Sepahan Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
May 7, 2008 0 – 2 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor Tashkent, Uzbekistan
May 21, 2008 3 – 0 Syria Ittihad Aleppo Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Sultan Al Numare (2), Naif Hazazi
March 11, 2009 Group Round 2 – 1 Iran Esteghlal Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Emad Moteab, Hicham Aboucherouane
March 18, 2009 3 – 1 Qatar Umm-Salal Doha, Qatar Hamad Al-Montashari, Renato, Hicham Aboucherouane
April 7, 2009 0 – 0 United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira Dubai, UAE
April 22, 2009 1 – 1 United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Osama Al-Muwallad
May 5, 2009 1 – 1 Iran Esteghlal Tehran, Iran Hicham Aboucherouane
May 19, 2009 7 – 0 Qatar Umm-Salal Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Renato (2), Naif Hazazi (3), Saleh Al-Saqri, Talal Al-Meshal
May 27, 2009 Round of 16 2 – 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Osama Al-Muwallad, Hicham Aboucherouane
September 24, 2009 Quarterfinal 1 – 1 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent, Uzbekistan Saleh Al-Saqri
September 30, 2009 4 – 0 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Sultan Al Numare, Amine Chermiti, Hicham Aboucherouane, Mohammed Noor
October 21, 2009 Semifinal 6 – 2 Japan Nagoya Grampus Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Ahmed Hadid, Mohammed Noor (3), Leguizamón, Amine Chermiti
October 28, 2009 2 – 1 Japan Nagoya Grampus Nagoya, Japan Saleh Al-Saqri, Amine Chermiti
November 7, 2009 Final 1 – 2 South Korea Pohang Steelers Tokyo, Japan Mohammed Noor
February 23, 2010 Group Round 0 – 3 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor Tashkent, Uzbekistan
March 9, 2010 2 – 2 Iran Zob Ahan Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Abdelmalek Ziaya, Mohammed Noor
March 24, 2010 2 – 0 United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda Abu Dhabi, UAE Abdelmalek Ziaya, Mohammed Noor
March 30, 2010 4 – 0 United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Abdelmalek Ziaya, Saud Khariri (2), Sultan Al Numare
April 14, 2010 1 – 1 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Mohammed Noor
April 28, 2010 0 – 1 Iran Zob Ahan Isfahan, Iran
March 2, 2011 Group Round 3 – 1 Iran Persepolis Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Abdelmalek Ziaya (2), Mohammed Noor
March 16, 2011 1 – 0 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor Tashkent, Uzbekistan Osama Al-Muwallad
April 5, 2011 3 – 0 United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda Abu Dhabi, UAE Abdelmalek Ziaya, Manaf Abushgeer, Paulo Jorge
April 20, 2011 0 – 0 United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
May 3, 2011 2 – 3 Iran Persepolis Tehran, Iran Mohammed Al-Rashid (2)
May 10, 2011 1 – 1 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Nuno Assis
May 24, 2011 Round of 16 3 – 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Nuno Assis (2), Abdelmalek Ziaya
September 14, 2011 Quarterfinal 3 – 1 South Korea Seoul Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Mohammed Noor, Osama Al-Muwallad, Wendel
September 27, 2011 0 – 1 South Korea Seoul Seoul, Korea Republic
October 19, 2011 Semifinal 2 – 3 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Naif Hazazi (2)
October 26, 2011 1 – 2 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Jeonbuk, Korea Republic Wendel
March 6, 2012 Group Round 4 – 0 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Faouzi, Abousaban (2), Abdullah Omar
March 20, 2012 3 – 1 Qatar Al-Arabi Doha, Qatar Naif Hazazi (2), Hamad Al-Montashari
April 4, 2012 1 – 0 United Arab Emirates Baniyas Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Naif Hazazi
April 17, 2012 0 – 0 United Arab Emirates Baniyas Abu Dhabi, UAE
May 2, 2012 2 – 1 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent, Uzbekistan Naif Hazazi, Abousaban
May 16, 2012 3 – 2 Qatar Al-Arabi Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Hosny Abd Rabo, Fabrice N'Guessi, Faouzi
May 23, 2012 Round of 16 3 – 0 Iran Persepolis Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Naif Hazazi, Faouzi, Abdoh Autef
A Holders had bye to the Quarterfinals.

Players[edit]

Saudi's teams are limited to five players without Saudi citizenship.

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
2 Saudi Arabia DF Rashed Al-Raheeb
3 Saudi Arabia DF Mansour Sharahili
4 Saudi Arabia MF Maan Khodari
5 Saudi Arabia DF Osama Al-Muwallad
6 Saudi Arabia DF Basem Al-Montashari
8 Saudi Arabia FW Fahad Al-Muwallad
10 Saudi Arabia MF Abdulfattah Assiri
13 Saudi Arabia DF Ahmed Assiri
15 Saudi Arabia MF Jamal Bajandouh
16 Saudi Arabia DF Mohammed Qassem
18 Saudi Arabia MF Mohammed Noor
19 Saudi Arabia FW Salman Al-Sibyani
20 Saudi Arabia MF Turki Al-Khodair
21 Saudi Arabia DF Hamad Al-Montashari
No. Position Player
22 Saudi Arabia GK Fawaz Al-Qarni
23 Saudi Arabia MF Mohammed Abousaban
24 Saudi Arabia DF Ammar Al-Daheem
25 Saudi Arabia GK Hani Al-Nahedh
26 Saudi Arabia FW Yahia Daghriry
31 Saudi Arabia GK Abdulaziz Al-Tekrouni
32 Saudi Arabia DF Mohammed Al-Amri
33 Saudi Arabia FW Mohammed Al-Saiaeri
39 Saudi Arabia DF Talal Al-Absi
44 Saudi Arabia FW Mokhtar Fallatah
49 Saudi Arabia FW Abdurahman Al-Ghamdi
-- Jordan DF Mohammad Al-Dmeiri
-- Saudi Arabia DF Saleh Al-Qumaizi
-- Brazil MF Marquinho

Reserve 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
3 Saudi Arabia DF Mansour Sharahili
39 Saudi Arabia MF Ayman Fadhel
Saudi Arabia DF Ali Masoud
Saudi Arabia DF Wajdi Al-Thubiani
Saudi Arabia MF Abdullah Al-Qurashi
No. Position Player
Saudi Arabia MF Rayan Abdel Samad
Saudi Arabia FW Ali Youssef
Saudi Arabia FW Mohanad Awad
Saudi Arabia FW Abdulerahman Al-Ghamdi

Management[edit]

Current Board of Directors and Administrators[edit]

Office Name
President Ibrahim ALBalwi
Vice-president
Investment Officer Youssef Ayoub-Achmed
Director of Football Hamed Al-Balawi
Secretary-General
Director of the Media Center Shadi Zahed
Treasurer

Presidents[edit]

Years Chairman Championships (official)
1927–30 Saudi Arabia Ali Sultan ×
1930–34 Saudi Arabia Abdulaziz Jameel 1
1934–37 Saudi Arabia Hamza Fitaihi ×
1937–49 Saudi Arabia Mohamed Saeed Firaij ×
1949–50 Saudi Arabia Abdulaziz Jameel ×
1950 Saudi Arabia Abdul Rahman Molla ×
1950–54 Saudi Arabia Suliman Turki 2
1954–56 Saudi Arabia Abdul Hamid Mashkhas ×
1956–59 Saudi Arabia Abdul Latif Linjawi 4
1959–60 Saudi Arabia Abdul Razzaq Al-Matbuli 1
1960–62 Saudi Arabia Yousef Khalawi ×
1962–66 Saudi Arabia Fathi Abdul Jadael 4
1966–67 Saudi Arabia Yusuf Altawil 1
1968–70 Saudi Arabia Ghazi Sultan ×
1970–73 Saudi Arabia Mazen Rashad Pharaon ×
1973–74 Saudi Arabia Ismael Mannaa ×
25 November 1974–81 Saudi Arabia H.R.H. Prince Talal Bin Mansour 1
1981–83 Saudi Arabia Ibrahim Afandei 1
1983–85 Saudi Arabia H.R.H. Prince Talal Bin Mansour ×
1985–87 Saudi Arabia Dr. Abdul Fattah Nazer 3
1988–89 Saudi Arabia Eng. Hussein Linjawi 1
1989–90 Saudi Arabia Dr. Abdul Fattah Nazer 1
1990–91 Saudi Arabia Dr. Adnan Jamjoom 2
1991–93 Saudi Arabia Ahmed Masoud ×
1993–94 Saudi Arabia Dr. Abdul Fattah Nazer ×
1994–96 Saudi Arabia Dr. Adnan Jamjoom 2
1996–99 Saudi Arabia Talaat Allaame 3
1999–02 Saudi Arabia Ahmed Masoud 8
2002–03 Saudi Arabia Eng. Hasan Jamjoum 1
2003 Saudi Arabia Eng. Jamal Abuemarh ×
1 July 2003–24 Nov 07 Saudi Arabia Mansour Albalawi 7
24 Nov 2007–1 June 09 Saudi Arabia Eng. Jamal Abuemarh 1
8 July 2009–29 May 10 Saudi Arabia Dr. Khaled Al-Marzouki 1
28 June 2010–4 July 11 Saudi Arabia Eng. Ibrahim Alawan ×
4 July 2011–17 June 12 Saudi Arabia Major General Mohammed Bin Dakhel Al-Juhani ×
2012–Present Saudi Arabia Eng. Mohammed Fayez 1

Managerial history[edit]

Name From To
Germany Dettmar Cramer 1977 1981
Egypt Mahmoud El-Gohary 1981 1982
Brazil Joubert Luis Meira[4] 1983 1984
Brazil Vanderlei Luxemburgo 1984 1984
England Bob Houghton 1984 1986
Austria Walter Skocik 1987 1989
Germany Heinz Höher 1989 1990
Hungary Kálmán Mészöly 1991 1992
Sweden Roland Andersson 1993 1993
England Bob Houghton 1993 1994
Brazil Paulo Campos 1995 1996
Belgium Dimitri 1996 1997
Hungary Sándor Egervári 1997 1997
Hungary Dezső Novák 1997 1998
Brazil Paulo Campos 1998 1998
Belgium Dimitri 1998 1999
Brazil José Oscar Bernardi 1999 2000
Georgia (country) Revaz Dzodzuashvili 2000 2000
Belgium Dimitri 2000 2000
Italy Giuseppe Dossena 2000 2001
Argentina Osvaldo Ardiles 2001 2001
Brazil José Oscar Bernardi 2001 2003
Italy Antonello Cuccureddu 2002 2003
Croatia Tomislav Ivić 2003 2004
Croatia Dragan Talajić (interim) July 1, 2004 2004
Croatia Luka Peruzović Dec 2004 March 2005
Romania Anghel Iordănescu March 26, 2005 June 30, 2006
France Bruno Metsu 2006 April 26, 2006
Bosnia and Herzegovina Vahid Halilhodžić June 5, 2006 2006
Belgium Dimitri 2006 2007
Brazil José Candinho 2007 2007
Brazil Estevam Soares Dec 20, 2007 Aug 23, 2008
Argentina Gabriel Calderón May 22, 2008 Nov 8, 2009
Argentina Enzo Trossero July 30, 2009 2010
Portugal Manuel José May 28, 2010 Dec 30, 2010
Portugal Toni Feb 6, 2011 May 15, 2011
Belgium Dimitri May 15, 2011 Nov 28, 2011
Saudi Arabia Abdullah Gurab (interim) Nov 29, 2011 Dec 19, 2011
Slovenia Matjaž Kek Dec 20, 2011 Feb 8, 2012
Spain Raul Caneda Feb 20, 2012 Feb 23, 2013
Spain Beñat San José Feb 23, 2013 Dec 8, 2013
Uruguay Juan Verzeri Jan 6, 2014 Feb 26, 2014
Saudi Arabia Khalid Al-Koroni Feb 26, 2014 Present

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saudi League champs Al Ittihad sack Calderon. footballnet.espn.go.com (2010-01-13). Retrieved on 2012-05-28.
  2. ^ official championship. Ittihadclub.sa (2012-05-23). Retrieved on 2012-05-28.
  3. ^ "TOP 400 Club World Ranking". IFFHS. 30 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mais de 40 anos vivendo futebol" (in Portuguese). luxemburgo.com.br. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Al-Ain
United Arab Emirates
Champions of Asia
2004
Succeeded by
Holders
Preceded by
Holders
Champions of Asia
2005
Succeeded by
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
South Korea
Preceded by
Al Nassr
Saudi Arabia
Asian Cup Winners' Cup
Runner up: Chunnam Dragons

1999
Succeeded by
Shimizu S-Pulse
Japan