Najran SC

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Najran SFC
Full name Najran Sport Club
Nickname(s) Mared Al-Janoub (Giant of the South)
Founded 23 June 1980
Ground Al Akhdoud Club Stadium
Najran, Saudi Arabia
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Mosleh Musallam
Manager Denis Lavagne
League Saudi Premier League
2013–14 11th

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.


No. Position Player Nation
4 Defender Jaafer Al-Saeed      Saudi Arabia
5 Midfielder Azzan Mqbol      Saudi Arabia
6 Midfielder Sultan Al-Sherif      Saudi Arabia
7 Midfielder Mossab Al-Laham      Jordan
8 Midfielder Meftah Hamsel      Saudi Arabia
9 Forward Ali Al Dhawi      Saudi Arabia
10 Midfielder Hamad Al-Rabaei      Saudi Arabia
11 Forward Wesam Wahib      Saudi Arabia
13 Goalkeeper Jaber Al-Amri      Saudi Arabia
14 Defender Faisel Maoudha      Saudi Arabia
15 Midfielder Fahad Al-Sobaiei      Saudi Arabia
16 Midfielder Saleh Al-Dowes      Saudi Arabia
17 Midfielder Winful Cobbinah      Ghana
22 Defender Abdulla Rasan      Saudi Arabia
23 Goalkeeper Abdulla Al-Jadaani      Saudi Arabia
24 Midfielder Fawaz Al-Sqoor      Saudi Arabia
25 Goalkeeper Nasser Al-Saieri      Saudi Arabia
27 Defender Awadh Khrees      Saudi Arabia
28 Midfielder Majed Al-Jafari      Saudi Arabia
29 Midfielder Abdulaziz Hamsal (Captain)     Saudi Arabia
30 Defender Farid Cheklam      Algeria
33 Goalkeeper Mohammad Sharifi      Saudi Arabia
39 Forward Ibrahim Al Htrsh      Saudi Arabia
51 Defender Majed Al-Khaibari      Saudi Arabia
55 Defender Nawaf Al Sabhi      Saudi Arabia
66 Midfielder Ahmed Suhail      Saudi Arabia
77 Defender Ahmed Al-Habib      Saudi Arabia
80 Forward Mohammed Majrashi      Saudi Arabia
88 Defender Marjea Al-Yami      Saudi Arabia
99 Forward Jandson      Brazil


The Najran team was able to reach the final match of the prince Faisal Bin Fahad cup 2005-06 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.


Notable players[edit]


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