Kuwait SC

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Kuwait SC
نادي الكويت
Logo
Full name Kuwait Sporting Club
Nickname(s) The Brigadiers
Founded 20 October 1960; 53 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 35 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]

  • 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]

Club's official bus

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
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

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
2 Kuwait DF Yaqoub Al Taher
3 Kuwait DF Fahad Awadh
4 Kuwait FW Abdallah Al Faraj
5 Brazil MF Makelele
7 Kuwait MF Fahad Al Enezi
8 Kuwait MF Abdullah Al Buraiki
10 Kuwait MF Naser Al Qahtani
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
16 Kuwait MF Ebrahim Shehab
17 Iran FW Reza Ghoochannejhad (on loan from Charlton Athletic)
18 Kuwait MF Jarah Al Ateeqi (captain)
No. Position Player
19 Brazil MF Rafael Bastos
20 Kuwait DF Hussain Hakem
21 Kuwait DF Sami Al Sanea
22 Kuwait GK Bader Al Azmi
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]

World football rankings (by IFFHS)[edit]

Rankings are calculated by the IFFHS.[1]

2010 Kuwait SC ranking

IFFHS Club Points
249 Lithuania FK Ekranas 79
249 Vietnam Sông Lam Nghệ An 79
249 Turkey Gaziantepspor 79
249 Kuwait Kuwait SC 79
253 Italy Fiorentina 78
253 France Bordeaux 78
253 Malaysia Kelantan FA 78

2011 Kuwait SC ranking

IFFHS Club Points
207 South Korea Jeju United
208 Sweden Elfsborg
209 Peru Universidad César Vallejo
210 Kuwait Kuwait SC
211 Algeria JS Kabylie
212 England Everton
213 Saudi Arabia Ittihad

2012 Kuwait SC ranking

IFFHS Club Points
175 Northern Ireland Linfield 94
175 Egypt Haras El-Hodood 93.5
177 Saudi Arabia Ittihad 93
177 Kuwait Kuwait SC 93
177 Iran Zob Ahan 93
180 Scotland Dundee United 92
180 Latvia FK Ventspils 92

Last updated December 1st, 2010

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]

  • Kuwait Wataniya Telecom
  • Kuwait Platinum
  • Germany BMW

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TOP 350 Club World Ranking". IFFHS. 1 December 2010. 

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