Qadsia SC

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Not to be confused with Al-Qadisiyah FC.
Qadsia SC
نادي القادسية الرياضي
Full name Al Qadsia SC
Nickname(s) (The Kings)
(The Yellow Fort)
Founded October 20, 1960; 54 years ago (1960-10-20)
Ground Mohammed Al-Hamad Stadium
Hawalli, Kuwait
Ground Capacity 22,000[1]
Chairman Khaled Fahad Ahmad
Manager Antonio Puche
League VIVA Premier League
2013–14 Kuwaiti Premier League, 1st

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.


Qadsia SC was one of the first Kuwaiti teams to be established in Kuwait alongside Al-Arabi and Kuwait SC. They started football in 1961-62 football season and finished 2nd in 3 years in a row behind Al-Arabi which started the Kuwait Derby between them. their first league title came in 1968-69.

through these 20 years Qadsia won the league 5 times and many other trophies. Also competed in the GCC Champions League.

Since 2002, Al-Arabi never won the league which made Qadisa make there dominance in football by winning the league 3 times after Al-Arabi SC's last run and then losing it 3 times to Kuwait SC then winning it again 4 times in a row Making Qadsia the 2nd team in Kuwait to win the league 4 times in a row at the time Qadsia SC has been to the final if the AFC Cup twice in 2010 and 2013 but lost both first to Al-Ittihad Aleppo from Syria in 2010 and Kuwait SC in 2013. In the 2013–14 season Al Qadsia won their 16th title witch made them and Al-Arabi the most succseful clubs in kuwait.

In 2014, Qadsia won the AFC Cup for the first time in their third final appearance.


52 official Championships




kuwait futsal began in 2009 where Qadsia competed in.

2012-13, 2013-14
2010-11, 2011-12, 2013-14
2012-13, 2013-14

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
1 Kuwait DF Ali Al Hamad
2 Kuwait DF Khalid El Ebrahim
4 Kuwait DF Abdurahman Al-Enezi
6 Kuwait DF Khaled Al Qahtani
8 Kuwait MF Saleh Al Sheikh
10 Kuwait FW Saif Al Hashan
11 Kuwait MF Fahad Al Ansari
14 Kuwait MF Talal Al Amer
15 Kuwait FW Soud Al Mejmed
17 Kuwait FW Bader Al-Mutwa
18 Kuwait DF Amer Al Fadhel
No. Position Player
22 Kuwait GK Nawaf Al Khaldi
23 Kuwait GK Ahmed Al Fahdli
24 Nigeria MF Shehu Abdullahi
25 Kuwait DF Dhari Said
26 Kuwait MF Mohammad Al Fahad
28 Kuwait MF Mohammad Al Fadhli
31 Switzerland FW Danijel Subotic
32 Uzbekistan FW Ivan Nagaev
35 Kuwait DF Soud Al Ansari
37 Ghana DF Rashid Sumaila(loan from Mamelodi Sundowns F.C.)
39 Kuwait FW Aziz Mashaan

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

2004: Group Stage
2006: Semi-Finals
2008: Quarter-Finals
2014: 3rd Round Qualifying
2015: 3rd Round Qualifying
2010: Final
2011: Round of 16
2012: Round of 16
2013: Final
2014: Winner
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 1-1 2-2
Semifinal Indonesia Persipura Jayapura 4-2 6-0
Final Iraq Arbil 0–0(aet)
2015 AFC Champions League Playoff 2 Jordan Al-Wehdat SC 1-0
Playoff 3 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli 1-2
AFC Cup Group Turkmenistan FC Ahal 2-0
Group Tajikistan FC Istiklol
Group Iraq Arbil
Technical staff
  • Spain Antonio Puche – Head Coach
  • Spain Roberto Espada Gallardo – Assistant Coach and Physical 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 1960–1961
Faisel Al-Mutawa 1961–1962
Rashed Al-Rashed 1962–1963
Khaled Al-Masaod 1963–1965
Khaled Al-Hamed 1965–1966
Mohammed Al-Hamed 1966–1967
Khaled Al-Masaod 1967–1968
Khaled Al-Hamad 1968–1970
Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Subah 1970–1979
Khaled Al-Hamad 1979–1985
Yousef Al-Mushari 1985–1987
Abdulaziz Al-Mokhled 1989
Abdulmohsen Al-Faris 1989–1997
Talal Al-Fahad Al-Subah 1997–2010
Fawaz Al Hasawi 2010–2012
Khaled Fahad Ahmad 2012–

Managerial history[edit]

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

Name Nationality Years
Mohammed Al Hamed Kuwait 1960–1962
Abdulmhsen Al Faris Kuwait 1962–1963
Omar Shendi Egypt 1963–1965
Aladdin Niazi Syria 1965–1966
Jan Cestić Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1966–1967
Vojin Božović Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1967–1970
Ronald Lewin England 1970–1972
Žarko Mihajlović Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1972–1975
Peter McBride Scotland 1975–1977
Mohammed Al Masaod Kuwait 1976–1977
Tomason Denmark 1977
Žarko Mihajlović Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1977–1978
Ronald Lewin England 1978–1979
Abdullah Al Asfor Kuwait 1979–1980
Bonero Spain 1980–1983
Miljan Miljanić Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1983–1985
Bobby Campbell England 1985–1986
Saleh Zakria Kuwait 1986–1987
Luiz Felipe Scolari Brazil 1987–1990
Vola Italy 1990–1992
Luiz Felipe Scolari Brazil 1992–1993
Alexandru Moldovan Romania 1993
Dragan Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1993–1995
Mohammed Al Zaer Kuwait 1995
Ednaldo Patricio Brazil 1995–1997
Vellar Netherlands 1997–1998
Jorvan Vieira Brazil 1997–1999
Mohammed Ibrahem Kuwait 1999–2000
Fakro Al Deen Bosnia and Herzegovina 2000
Senad Kreso Bosnia and Herzegovina 2000–2001
Branko Totak Croatia 2001
Radojko Avramović Serbia 2001
Willem Leushuis Netherlands 2001–2002
Mohammed Ibrahem Kuwait 2002–2004
Doliu Junior Brazil 2004–2005
Mohammed Ibrahem Kuwait 2005–2007
José Garrido Portugal 2007–2008
Mohammed Ibrahem Kuwait 2008–2011
Rodion Gačanin Croatia 2011–2012
Mohammed Ibrahem Kuwait 2012–2014
Tareq AlAhmad Kuwait 2014-2014
Antonio Puche Spain 2014–


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Preceded by
GCC Champions League
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