Najran SC

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Najran SFC
Logo
Full name Najran Sport Club
Nickname(s) Mared Al-Janoub (Giant of the South)
Founded 23 June 1981
Ground Al Akhdoud Club Stadium
Najran, Saudi Arabia
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Mosleh Musallam
Manager Nizar Mahrous
League Saudi Premier League

Najran Sport Club (Arabic: نادي نجران الرياضي‎) is a Saudi Arabian football team based in Najran, they are currently playing in the Saudi Premier League.

Najran SC achieved promotion to the Saudi Premier League by finishing 2nd in the Saudi First Division during the 2006/07 season.

The beginning[edit]

Najran Club is a new club compared to other Saudi clubs. The idea of establishing the club was first born in 1980 when a group of Najranis raised a request to the Youth Welfare office expressing their desire in establishing a club that carried the name of their city. Efforts were harnessed to achieve this quest that was just an idea till the approval of the general president of the Youth Welfare at that time, his royal highness prince Faisal bin Fahad bin Abdulaziz was issued. Accordingly, the founders of the club held a meeting to form and elect the first board of directors.

Current squad[edit]

As of 18 January 2014[1]

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

No. Position Player
4 Saudi Arabia DF Jaafer Al-Saeed
5 Saudi Arabia MF Azzan Mqbol
6 Saudi Arabia MF Sultan Al-Sherif
7 Jordan MF Mossab Al-Laham
8 Saudi Arabia MF Mohsen Al-Qarni
9 Saudi Arabia DF Ahmed Al-Habib
10 Saudi Arabia MF Hamad Al-Rabaei
12 Saudi Arabia DF Marjea Al-Yami
13 Saudi Arabia GK Jaber Al-Amri
14 Saudi Arabia DF Faisel Maoudha
15 Saudi Arabia MF Fahad Al-Sobaiei
16 Saudi Arabia MF Salih Al-Dowes
18 Mali MF Michailou Dramé
19 Nigeria FW Obinna Obiefule
22 Saudi Arabia GK Abdulla Al-Jadaani
No. Position Player
24 Saudi Arabia MF Fawaz Khrais
25 Saudi Arabia GK Nasser Al-Saieri
26 Saudi Arabia MF Yasser Al-Sudairi
27 Saudi Arabia DF Awadh Khrees
28 Saudi Arabia MF Majed Al-Jafari
29 Saudi Arabia DF Abdulaziz Hamsal
30 Algeria DF Farid Cheklam
33 Saudi Arabia GK Mohammad Sharifi
39 Saudi Arabia FW Ibrahim Al Htrsh
50 Saudi Arabia MF Rayan Al-Bouqami
51 Saudi Arabia DF Majed Al-Khaibari
55 Saudi Arabia DF Nawaf Al Sabhi
66 Saudi Arabia MF Ahmed Suhail
-- Saudi Arabia FW Wesam Wahib
Old logo -2007

Achievements[edit]

The Najran team was able to reach the final match of the prince Faisal Bin Fahad cup 2005-2006 for the first division.

The Najran team was finally able to qualify to the Saudi Premier League in the 2007-08 season, and is still playing in it to this day.

They were able to reach the final four in the 2009-10 Saudi Crown Prince Cup after defeating some of the strongest teams in Saudi football such as Al-Ittihad, but lost to Al-Hilal 1-2 after an impressive display.

Managers[edit]

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Najran". Saudi League Statistics. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 

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