Qadsia SC

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To be distinguished from Al-Qadisiyah FC.
Qadsia SC
نادي القادسية الرياضي
Logo
Full name Kuwait Football Club
Nickname(s) (The Kings)
(The Yellow Fort)
(The Royals)
Founded 1953; 61 years ago (1953), as Al-Jazira SC
20 October 1960, as Qadsia SC
Ground Mohammed Al-Hamad Stadium
Hawalli, Kuwait
Ground Capacity 22,000[1]
Manager Mohammed Ibrahem
League Kuwaiti Premier League

Qadsia Sporting Club (Arabic: نادي القادسية الرياضي‎) is primarily an association football club. Based in Kuwait City, Qadsia Club is one of the most popular clubs in Kuwait. Al Qadsia was founded in 1953 and it was called Al Jazira before being renamed to Qadsia SC in 20 October 1960. Qadsia currently plays in the Kuwaiti Premier League and has won this league 16 times.

Qadsia plays in the Mohammed Al-Hamad Stadium, which is in Hawalli, and is the largest stadium in Kuwait. Qadsia has the second biggest fan base in Kuwait and a large fan base in the gulf region and Arab world. The rivals team of Qadsia is Al-Arabi SC and kuwait SC.

History[edit]

AL-Qadsia SC was found in 1953 as Al-Jazzera It was renamed As AL-Qadsia in the early 1960. AL Qadsia won its first league title in the 1968-1969 season. Al-Qadsia former owner Fawaz AL-Hasawi who is the current owner of English club Nottingham Forest has won 2 league titles with was historical. Al qadsia has won the Kuwaiti Emir cup 15 times starting in the 1964-65 season until 2011-12 this was the final time and Al-Qadsia has entered the AFC cup final in 2009, losing to Al-Itihad al Soory 4-2 on penalty after the match ending 1-1 after extra time. Hamed al Enzi opened the goal scoring in the 29th minute but sadly Taha Diab equlised the score on the 53rd minted on penalties Ittihad won 4-2. Al Qadsia Biggest rival is Kuwait SC were recently the rivals of Kuwait on the 2009-10 season after the becoming runners up until the 2011-12 season on the 20-12-13 season Al-Kuwait Sc won the league title for the 11th time.

Honours[edit]

Al-Qadsia has 50 official trophies

Domestic[edit]

International[edit]

Current 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 Khalid Ibrahim
7 Kuwait MF Hamad Aman
8 Kuwait MF Saleh Al Sheikh
11 Kuwait MF Fahad Al Ansari
14 Kuwait MF Talal Al Amer
15 Kuwait FW Soud Al Mejmed
17 Kuwait FW Bader Al-Mutwa
19 Kuwait MF Nawaf Al Mutairi
22 Kuwait GK Nawaf Al Khaldi
23 Kuwait GK Ahmed Al Fahdli
No. Position Player
25 Kuwait DF Dhari Said
26 Kuwait MF Mohammad Al Fahad
27 Kuwait MF Hamad Al Enezi
28 Kuwait MF Mohammad Al Fadhli
32 Kuwait MF Sultan Al Enzi
35 Kuwait DF Soud Al Ansari
42 Kuwait FW Saif Al Hashan
46 Kuwait MF Khaled Al Qahtani

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

2004: Group Stage
2006: Semi-Finals
2008: Quarter-Finals
2014: 3rd Round Qualifying
2010: Final
2011: Round of 16
2012: Round of 16
2013: Final
2014:
2000: First Round (Withdrew)
1990–91: First Round
1994–95: Second Round
Season Competition Round Club Home Away
1991 Asian Cup Winners Cup 1st Round Jordan Al Faisaly - -
1995 Asian Cup Winners Cup 1st Round Oman Al Oruba Sur 2–0 0–1
2nd Round Qatar Al Sadd - 0–2
2000 Asian Club Championship 1st Round Yemen Al-Wahda - -
2005–06 AFC Champions League Group Iran Foolad 2–0 0–6
Group Uzbekistan Pakhtakor 2–1 2–2
Group Syria Al Ittihad 1–0 2–2
Quarter Final United Arab Emirates Al Ain 2–2 3–0
Semi Final Syria Al-Karamah 0–1 0–0
2007–08 AFC Champions League Group Uzbekistan Pakhtakor 2–2 1–0
Group Iraq Arbil 1–1 2–4
Group Qatar Al-Gharafa 1–0 1–0
Quarter Final Japan Urawa 3–2 0–2
2010 AFC Cup Group India East Bengal 4–1 3–2
Group Syria Al Ittihad 3–0 0–0
Group Lebanon Al Nejmeh 1–1 3–1
Round of 16 India Churchill Brothers 2–1
Quarter Final Thailand Thai Port 3–0 0–0
Semi Final Bahrain Riffa 4–1 0–2
Final Syria Al-Ittihad 1–1 (aet)
2–4 (pso)
2011 AFC Cup Group Uzbekistan Shurtan 4–0 1–1
Group Syria Al-Ittihad 3–2 2–0
Group Yemen Al-Saqr 3–0 2–2
Round of 16 Kuwait Al-Kuwait 2–2 (aet)
2–3 (pso)
2012 AFC Cup Group Oman Al-Suwaiq 2–0 5–1
Group Syria Al-Ittihad 5–2 0–1
Group Jordan Al-Faisaly 1–2 1–1
Round of 16 Kuwait Al-Kuwait 1–1 (aet)
1–3 (pso)
2013 AFC Cup Group Syria Al-Shorta 0–1 2–0
Group Jordan Al-Ramtha 2–2 3–0
Group Tajikistan Ravshan 3–0 3–1
Round of 16 Oman Fanja SC 4–0
Quarterfinal Syria Al-Shorta 0-0 2-2
Semifinal Jordan Al-Faisaly 2–1 1–0
Final Kuwait Al-Kuwait 0–2
2014 AFC Champions League 1st Round Oman Al-Suwaiq 1–0
2nd Round United Arab Emirates Bani Yas 4–0
3rd Round Qatar El Jaish 0–3
AFC Cup Group Iraq Al Shorta SC 3–0 0-0
Group Bahrain Al-Hidd 2–0 2-3
Group Syria Al-Wahda 1-1 3–1
Round of 16 Jordan That Ras 4-0
Quarterfinal Bahrain Al-Hidd
Technical staff
  • Kuwait Mohammed Ibrahem – Head Coach
  • Kuwait Abdulaziz Hamad – Assistant Coach
  • Kuwait Ahmed Dashti – Goalkeeper Coach
  • Kuwait Hasan Saif – Team Coordinator

Presidents and managers[edit]

Presidential history[edit]

Qadsia has had numerous presidents over the course of their history

 
Name Years
Suliman Al-Khaled 1960–61
Faisel Al-Mutawa 1961–62
Rashed Al-Rashed 1962–63
Khaled Al-Masaod 1963–65
Khaled Al-Hamed 1965–66
Mohammed Al-Hamed 1966–67
Khaled Al-Masaod 1967–68
Khaled Al-Hamad 1968–70
Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Subah 1970–79
Khaled Al-Hamad 1979–85
Yousef Al-Mushari 1985–87
Abdulaziz Al-Mokhled 1989
Abdulmohsen Al-Faris 1989/1997
Talal Al-Fahad Al-Subah 1997–2010
Fawaz Al Hasawi 2010–2012

Managerial history[edit]

Below is a list of Qadsia coaches from 1960 until the present day.

coach of qadsia from 1987–90 and 1992-93
 
Name Nationality Years
Mohammed Al Hamed Kuwait 1962–61
Abdulmhsen Al Faris Kuwait 1962–63
Omar Shandi Egypt 1963–65
Aladdin Niazi Syria 1965–66
Jan Cestić Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1966–67
Vojin Božović Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1967–70
Ronald Lewin England 1970–72
Žarko Mihajlović Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1972–75
Peter McBride Scotland 1975–77
Mohammed Al Masaod Kuwait 1976–77
Tomason Denmark 1976–77
Žarko Mihajlović Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1977–78
Ronald Lewin England 1978–79
Abdullah Al Asfor Kuwait 1979–80
Bonero Spain 1980–83
Miljan Miljanić Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1983–85
Bobby Campbell England 1985–86
Saleh Zakria Kuwait 1986–87
Luiz Felipe Scolari Brazil 1987–90
Vola Italy 1991–92
Luiz Felipe Scolari Brazil 1992–93
Alexandru Moldovan Romania 1993
Dragan Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1993–95
Mohammed Al Zaer Kuwait 1995
Ednaldo Patricio Brazil 1995–97
Vellar Netherlands 1997–98
Jorvan Vieira Brazil 1997–99
Mohammed Ibrahem Kuwait 1999–00
Fakro Al Deen Bosnia and Herzegovina 2000
Senad Kreso Bosnia and Herzegovina 2000–01
Branko Totak Croatia 2000–01
Radojko Avramović Serbia 2001
Willem Leushuis Netherlands 2001–02
Mohammed Ibrahem Kuwait 2002–04
Doliu Junior Brazil 2004–05
Mohammed Ibrahem Kuwait 2005–07
José Garrido Portugal 2007–08
Mohammed Ibrahem Kuwait 2008–11
Rodion Gačanin Croatia July 2011–12
Mohammed Ibrahem Kuwait 2012–

Asian Football Clubs (by IFFHS)[edit]

Rankings are calculated by the IFFHS.[2]

AFC IFFHS Club Points
1 80 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 130,5
2 82 Iran Zob Ahan Isfahan FC 128,0
3 90 Japan Kashima Antlers 123,5
4 94 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings 121,0
5 100 Japan Gamba Osaka 119,5
6 113 Thailand Muangthong United F.C. 113,5
7 116 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal FC 112,0
8 125 Japan Cerezo Osaka 108,0
9 131 Jordan Al-Wahdat SC 105,0
10 136 Iran Sepahan Esfahan FC 103,5
11 148 Japan Nagoya Grampus 100,0
12 156 South Korea FC Seoul 98,5
13 158 KuwaitQadsia SC 97,5
14 176 Indonesia Persipura Jayapura 93,5
15 185 South Korea Jeju United 91,0
16 200 Uzbekistan FC Bunyodkor 87,5
17 201 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab Riyadh 87,0
= 201 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad Jeddah 87,0
19 204 Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi 86,0
= 204 Qatar Al-Sadd Club 86,0

Last updated December 1st, 2010

Other sports[edit]

Besides football, the Club has teams for handball, basketball, volleyball, waterpolo, Squash, athletics, Gymnastics, Swimming, Boxing, Judo, Weightlifting.

Handball[edit]

Handball pictogram.svg

2006 in Oman Muscat
2007 in Kuwait Kuwait City

Sponsors[edit]

  • Kuwait Wataniya Telecom
  • Kuwait Samsung الباطين
  • Kuwait Vito
  • South Korea LG
  • Austria Power Horse

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Al-Arabi
Gulf Club Champions Cup
2005
Succeeded by
Al-Ittifaq
Preceded by
Al-Ittihad
Gulf Club Champions Cup
2000
Succeeded by
Al-Ain

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