Kuwait SC

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Kuwait SC
نادي الكويت
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Full name Kuwait Sporting Club
Nickname(s) The Brigadiers
Founded 20 October 1960; 54 years ago (1960-10-20)
Ground Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium
Kaifan, Kuwait City
Ground Capacity 18,500
Chairman Abdulaziz Al Marzouq
Manager Aziz Hamada
League Kuwaiti Premier League
2013–14 Kuwaiti Premier League, 2nd
Website Club home page

Kuwait Sporting Club (Arabic: نادي الكويت الرياضي‎) is a Kuwaiti professional football (soccer) club. They have won the Kuwaiti Premier League 11 times, with the most recent one coming in 2013. Kuwait SC also have 37 trophies to their name in Kuwaiti Club Football history. Kuwait SC plays in the Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium, in Kaifan, which is the 5th largest stadium in Kuwait. Kuwait SC is the first Kuwaiti club to ever win an Asian title that is, the AFC Cup in 2009, 2012, 2013. Kuwait SC is also one of the first sports club to have been established in Kuwait.

Stadium[edit]

Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Kuwait City, Kuwait. It is currently used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of Al Kuwait Kaifan. The stadium has a capacity of 18,500 seats. The stadium hosted the final matches of the Kuwait Emir Cup and Kuwait Crown Cup for the past five seasons. It also hosted matches for the national team during the 1974 Gulf Cup of Nations, where Kuwait won their third title after winning 4–0 against Saudi Arabia.

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

38 Official Titles

  • Kuwait Emir Cup:
    • Winners (10): 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2002, 2009, 2014
    • Runners-up (9): 1963, 1969, 1971, 1975, 1981, 1982, 2004, 2010, 2011

Asian[edit]

Friendly[edit]

List of seasons[edit]

Kuwait SC seasons
Season League Division League Position Kuwait Emir Cup Crown Prince Cup Federation Cup AFC Competitions
1961–62 KPL 3rd Semifinals
1962–63 KPL 3rd Runners-up
1963–64 KPL 3rd Semifinals
1964–65 KPL 1st Semifinals
1965–66 KPL 3rd Semifinals
1966–67 KPL 3rd Semifinals
1967–68 KPL 1st Semifinals
1968–69 KPL 4th Runners-up
1969–70 KPL 2nd
1970–71 KPL 3rd Runners-up
1971–72 KPL Champions
(Playoffs)
1972–73 KPL 4th Semifinals
1973–74 KPL 1st Runners-up
1974–75 KPL 2nd Runners-up
1975–76 KPL 2nd Champions
1976–77 KPL 1st Champions
1977–78 KPL 3rd Champions
1978–79 KPL 1st 3rd Place
1979–80 KPL 4th Champions
1980–81 KPL 6th Runners-up
1981–82 KPL 4th Runners-up
1982–83 KPL 3rd
1983–84 KPL 4th 4th Place
1984–85 KPL 2nd Champions
1985–86 KPL 4th
1986–87 KPL 3rd Champions
1987–88 KPL 2nd Champions
1988–89 KPL 3rd
1989–90 KPL 4th
1991–92 KPL 4th
(Group 2)
4th Place Champions
1992–93 KPL 6th
1993–94 KPL 9th 3rd Place Champions
1994–95 KPL 5th Round 1
1995–96 KPL 10th Quarterfinals
1996–97 KPL 5th Round 1
1997–98 KPL 7th Round 1
1998–99 KPL 3rd Place
(Playoffs)
3rd Place
1999–00 KPL 3rd
(Final Round)
Round 1
2000–01 KPL 1st Round 1 3rd Place
2001–02 KPL 4th Champions Runners-up
2002–03 KPL 4th Quarterfinals Champions
2003–04 KPL 4th Place
(Playoffs)
Runners-up Runners-up
2004–05 KPL 2nd
(Final Round)
Round 1 Runners-up
2005–06 KPL 1st 3rd Place Runners-up
2006–07 KPL Champions
(Playoffs)
4th Place Group Stages
2007–08 KPL 1st Quarterfinals Champions Runners-up
2008–09 KPL 3rd Champions Runners-up Semifinals 2009 AFC Cup Champions
2009–10 KPL 2nd Runners-up Champions Champions 2010 AFC Cup Round of 16
2010–11 KPL 2nd Runners-up Champions Semifinals 2011 AFC Cup Runners-up
2011–12 KPL 2nd Quarterfinals Group Stages Champions 2012 AFC Cup Champions
2012–13 KPL 1st Quarterfinals Quarterfinals 3rd
(Group)
2013 AFC Cup Champions

Statistics in Asian football[edit]

2002–03: Qualifying West – 2nd Round
2005: Group Stage
2007: Group Stage
2008: Group Stage
2014: 3rd Round Qualifying
2009: Winners
2010: Round of 16
2011: Runners-up
2012: Winners
2013: Winners
2014: Quarter Finals
2015:
2002: Group Stage
Season Competition Round Club Home Away
2001–02 Asian Club Championship 1st Round Syria Jableh 2–0 0–0
2nd Round State of Palestine Al-Quds Club 3–2 6–1
Group Stage Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi 1–1
United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda 2–2
Iran Esteghlal 0–3
2002–03 AFC Champions League 2nd Round United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli 3–1 0–2
2005 AFC Champions League Group Stage Uzbekistan Neftchi 1–0 0–1
Qatar Al-Sadd 0–1 0–3
United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli 1–0 3–3
2007 AFC Champions League Group Stage Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 0–0 1–1
Uzbekistan Pakhtakor 0–1 1–2
2008 AFC Champions League Group Stage Iran Saipa 1–1 0–1
Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 1–2 0–0
United Arab Emirates Al-Wasl 2–1 0–1
2009 AFC Cup Group Stage Jordan Al-Wahdat 1–0 1–1
Syria Al-Karamah 2–1 1–2
India Mohun Bagan 6–0 1–0
Round of 16 India Dempo 3–1
QuarterFinal Iraq Arbil 1–1 1–0
Semifinal Hong Kong South China 2–1 1–0
Final Syria Al-Karamah 2–1
2010 AFC Cup Group Stage Yemen Al Hilal 2–2 2–0
India Churchill Brothers 7–1 2–2
Round of 16 Syria Al-Ittihad 1–1(aet)
(4–5) pso)
2011 AFC Cup Group Stage Jordan Al-Wahdat 1–3 0–1
Oman Al-Suwaiq 0–0 3–1
Iraq Al Talaba 1–0 2–1
Round of 16 Kuwait Qadsia 2–2(aet)
3–2(pso)
QuarterFinal Thailand Muangthong United 1–0 0–0
SemiFinal Iraq Arbil 3–3 2–0
Final Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi 1–2
2012 AFC Cup Group Stage Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq 1–5 2–2
Maldives VB Sport Club 7–1 2–2
Lebanon Al Ahed 1–0 4–0
Round of 16 Kuwait Qadsia 1–1(aet)
3–1(pso)
Quarterfinal Jordan Al-Wehdat 0–0 3–0
Semifinal Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq 4–1 2–0
Final Iraq Arbil 4–0
2013 AFC Cup Group Stage Tajikistan Regar-TadAZ 5–0 3–1
Lebanon Al-Safa 3–1 0–1
Bahrain Riffa SC 2–3 2–0
Round of 16 Iraq Dohuk 1–1(aet)
4–1(pso)
Quarterfinal Maldives New Radiant 5–0 7–2
Semifinal India East Bengal 4–2 3–0
Final Kuwait Al-Qadsia 2–0
2014 AFC Champions League 1st Round Iraq Al-Shorta 1-0
2nd Round Uzbekistan Lokomotiv Tashkent 3-1
3rd Round Qatar Lekhwiya SC 1-4
AFC Cup Group Lebanon Nejmeh SC 2–1 0–0
Group Oman Fanja 4–0 1–3
Group Syria Al-Jaish 2–0 2–0
Round of 16 Bahrain Al Riffa 2–0
Quarterfinal Indonesia Persipura Jayapura 3–2 1–6
2015 AFC Cup Group Lebanon Nejmeh SC 4-1
Group Bahrain Riffa S.C. 2-1
Group Syria Al-Jaish 0-1 0-0

Players[edit]

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
3 Kuwait DF Fahad Awadh
4 Kuwait FW Abdallah Al Faraj
7 Kuwait MF Fahad Al Enezi
8 Kuwait MF Abdullah Al Buraiki
10 Brazil FW Rogério
11 Kuwait FW Ali Al Kandari
12 Kuwait DF Fahad Al Ansari
13 Tunisia MF Chadi Hammami
14 Kuwait DF Khaled Al Kandari
15 Kuwait MF Waleed Ali
18 Kuwait MF Jarah Al Ateeqi (captain)
20 Kuwait DF Hussain Hakem
21 Kuwait DF Sami Al Sanea
No. Position Player
22 Kuwait GK Bader Al Azmi
23 Kuwait MF Naser Al Qahtani
24 Kuwait DF Abdullah Al Rifai
25 Kuwait DF Ahmad Al Subaih
27 Kuwait FW Abdulaziz Al Marshod
32 Kuwait FW Abdallah Al Mulla
33 Kuwait DF Fahad Hamoud
34 Kuwait GK Abdulrahman Al Hussainan
37 Kuwait MF Sherida Khaled
38 Kuwait FW Yousef Yaqoub
40 Kuwait MF Abdulhadi Khamis
42 Kuwait FW Abdullah Al Sallal
45 Kuwait FW Ahmed Hezam

Presidents and managers[edit]

List of presidents[edit]

Years Chairman
1961–63 Mohamed Al Khaled Al Zayed
1963–65 Fahad Al Marzoq
1965–72 Khidair Masha'an
1972–74 Mubarak Al Asfoor
1974–81 Khidair Masha'an
1981–92 Ali Thunaien Al Ghanim
1992–94 Ghassan Al Nesf
1994–00 Mohammed Al-Sager
2000–02 Jassim Al Mahri
2002 Issam Al Sager
2002 Youssuf Al Munais
2002–08 Marzouq Al-Ghanim
2008– Abdulaziz Al Marzouq

List of managers[edit]

Other sports[edit]

Besides football, the club has teams for handball, basketball, volleyball, water polo, squash, athletics, gymnastics, swimming, boxing, judo and weightlifting. Kuwait SC publishes a monthly magazine since 2007.

Club sponsors[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Al-Muharraq
AFC Cup
Runner up: Al-Karamah

2009
Succeeded by
Al-Ittihad
Preceded by
Nasaf Qarshi
AFC Cup
Runner up: Arbil

2012
Succeeded by
Holders
Preceded by
Holders
AFC Cup
Runner up: Qadsia SC

2013
Succeeded by
Incumbent