Qatar SC

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Qatar SC
نادي قطر الرياضي
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Full name Qatar Sports Club
نادي قطر الرياضي
Nickname(s) The Kings
Founded 1959; 55 years ago (1959)
Ground Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium
Doha, Qatar
Ground Capacity 12,000
Chairman Sheikh Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani
Manager Ivan Hašek
League Qatar Stars League
2011-12 Qatar Stars League, 10th

Qatar Sports Club (Arabic: نادي قطر الرياضي‎) is a sports club based in Doha, Qatar. It is best known for its football team which competes in the Qatar Stars League.

They play their home games in the fourth largest stadium in Qatar, Qatar SC Stadium, which has a capacity of 12,000. It has recently diversified into sports other than football. An athletics group has been established, this department competes in javelin throwing, long jumps and sprinting. The club adopted its current name, Qatar SC, in 1981.

History[edit]

1959–1972: Al Oruba[edit]

Qatar SC was founded in 1959 under the name Al Oruba. The idea of founding the club came from Abdulaziz bin Jassim Al Thani. His colleague, Mohammed bin Nasser, sought public opinion on the formation of a new sports club in the Musheireb area of Doha and received positive feedback. Al Oruba, which transliterates to "Arabism", was decided as the club name by the majority of football supporters due to the overwhelming number of Arab clubs with revolutionary names at the time. The club started off with just 18 players and staff members, and the first president was Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani. Initially, blue and white were the official colors of the club, and the headquarters was situated in a small 4-room house owned by Jassim bin Hamad. In a time where football was not very popular in Qatar, the club had a small group of supporters, the largest of which was the Yemeni community.

They began training on asphalt near the club headquarters, before moving to Doha Stadium. Before the Qatar Stars League unofficially launched in 1963, they only participated in friendly matches. During the initial years of the league, they were a dominant force, along with Al-Maref. After Al-Maref dissolved in the 1966/67 season, many of their players and coaching staff were distributed to Al Oruba.[1] Notable members of coaching staff include Hassan Othman, Abdullah Rabia, and Hamad Al Neel. They went on to win 5 consecutive league titles.

1972–1981: Al Esteqlal[edit]

In 1972 Al Oruba merged with Al Nasour to form Al Esteqlal. Former player Saad Mohammed Saleh was selected as the first coach. Al Esteqlal was one of the strongest clubs since its establishment, winning its first official Qatar Stars League season in 1972–73. The next year, in 1974, Al Sadd roped in head coach Hassan Othman from the club in addition to 14 of its players, including Hassan Mattar and Mubarak Anber, much to the dismay of club president Hamad bin Suhaim. During this period, transfers could be made unconditionally in Qatari football. Despite the resounding difficulties arising from the transfer fiasco, it continued with its success, winning the 1976–77 season and supplying the national team with some of its most prominent players.

1981–present: Qatar SC[edit]

Al Esteqlal was renamed Qatar SC in 1981. However, it gradually faded into obscurity for the next 2 decades, with the league being dominated by Al Arabi, Al Sadd, and Al Rayyan. The club won the Qatar Crown Prince Cup in 2002 and also won the 2002–03 league season by three points. They won the Crown Prince Cup the same year, and again in 2009.

Name history[edit]

  • 1959: Founded with the club name Al Oruba
  • 1972: Fused with Al Nasour to form Al Esteqlal
  • 1981: The club is renamed Qatar Sports Club

Stadium[edit]

Qatar SC play their matches at Qatar SC Stadium, which is located in Al Dafna. It is a multi-purpose stadium, featuring an athletics field, a gym, a shopping centre and a mosque, among other facilities. The stadium has a capacity of 20,000 people and hosts Lekhwiya and Al-Saliya, as well as hosting a number of tournaments such as Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix and some of the 2011 AFC Asian Cup matches.

Achievements[edit]

Senior team[edit]

Winners (3): 1970, 1971, 2003
Winners (2): 1974, 1976
Winners (3): 2002, 2004, 2009
Winners (4): 1983, 1984, 1987, 1995
Winners (1): 2014

Youth teams[edit]

Under–18
  • Under–18 League
Winners (2): 1998, 2001
  • Under–18 Cup
Winners (2): 1998, 2001
Under–17
  • Under–17 Cup
Winners (4): 1989, 1992, 1996, 1998
Under–15
  • Under–15 League
Winners (3): 1991, 1996, 2001
  • Under–15 Cup
Winners (4): 1991, 1996, 1997, 2004
Under–14
  • Under–14 Cup
Winners (1): 2007

Recent seasons[edit]

Season Division Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Emir Cup
1996–97 1D 7 16 4 3 9 19 19 15 Round 1
1997–98 1D 6 16 5 4 7 17 22 19 Round 1
1998–99 1D 6 16 5 2 9 16 27 17 Round 1
1999–00 1D 7 16 4 6 6 14 24 18 Quarter-finals
2000–01 1D 8 16 4 2 10 18 27 14 Round 2
2001–02 1D 2 16 9 2 5 30 17 29 Semifinals
2002–03 1D 1 18 10 5 3 24 10 34 Semifinals
2003–04 1D 2 18 10 4 4 31 17 34 Runners-up
2004–05 1D 4 27 14 3 10 40 34 45 Quarter-finals
2005–06 1D 2 27 14 7 6 49 34 49 Semifinals
2006–07 1D 6 27 10 4 13 35 36 34 Quarter-finals
2007–08 1D 4 27 14 4 9 53 38 46 Semifinals
2008–09 1D 4 27 11 10 6 42 36 43 Semifinals
2009–10 1D 4 22 11 5 6 32 23 38 Semifinals
2010-11 1D 5 22 11 7 4 40 26 40 Quarter-finals
2011-12 1D 10 22 6 6 10 32 46 24 Round 3

Current squad[edit]

First team[edit]

As of 24 August 2012.[2] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Qatar GK Mohammed Mubarak
2 Qatar DF Mohamed Salim
3 Qatar DF Abdulrahman Mesbeh
4 Egypt DF Mostafa Mido
5 Qatar DF Abdul Ghafoor Murad
6 Qatar MF Abdulla Al Deyani
7 Qatar MF Mohamed Omar
8 Qatar MF Abdulla Al Kuwari
10 South Korea FW Cho Young-Cheol
11 Qatar MF Fadhl Omar
12 Qatar MF Mohamad Al Aqib
13 Qatar DF Khalid Salih
15 Qatar DF Shaheen Ali
17 Qatar MF Ali Saleh Al Ahraq
No. Position Player
21 Qatar GK Hussain Al-Romaihi
24 Qatar DF Khalid Mahmoudi
26 Qatar MF Khalid Alansari
27 Qatar DF Khaled Al Zakiba
33 Qatar DF Islam Yassine
47 Qatar DF Hussain Pisheh
55 Iraq DF Haidar Alawi
60 Qatar MF Moataz Majed
66 Qatar DF Khairi Marzoq
70 Qatar GK Yousef Al-Ansari
77 Qatar DF Yousef Al Kubaisi
80 Qatar GK Faisel Abdulaziz
92 Oman GK Sami Al-Hassawi
99 Qatar FW Mousa Al Allaq

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
10 Brazil MF Marcinho (on loan to Brazil Vitória until June 2015)

Players registered as professionals[edit]

Asia
Other

For recent squad changes see: List of Qatari football transfers winter 2013–14 and List of Qatari football transfers summer 2013.

Technical staff[edit]

Senior team[edit]

As of 6 June 2014.[3]

Coaching staff
Head coach Czech Republic Ivan Hašek
Assistant coach Czech Republic Luděk Klusáček
Goalkeeping coach Brazil Fransisco Carlos

Youth team[edit]

As of 6 June 2014.[4]

Coaching staff
Head coach Tunisia Salahuddin Fallahi
Technical director France David Giguel
Goalkeeping coach Egypt Abdel Fattah Nassef
Fitness coach Egypt Abdulziz Al Kahlawi

Managerial history[edit]

Last updated: July 2012.
Present and past managers of Qatar SC (incomplete):

 
Manager Period
Sudan Hamad Neel Mohammed Ali c. 1962
Sudan Saad Mohammed Saleh c. 1972
Egypt Helmi Hussein 1973–74
Egypt Wagdi Jamal 1974
Sudan Hassan Othman
Egypt Helmi Hussein
1974–75
Sudan Mohammed Kheiri 1975–76
Slovakia Jozef Jankech
Slovakia Jozef Vengloš [5]
1976–77
Brazil Jorvan Vieira 1980
South Korea Park Byung-suk c. 1980–81[6]
Brazil Paulo Massa 1988
Germany Uli Maslo 1988–90
Brazil Sérgio Cosme 1990
Bosnia and Herzegovina Džemaludin Mušović 1990–91
Germany Uli Maslo 1991–92
Iraq Ammo Baba 1992–93
Slovakia Jozef Jankech 1993–94
Sweden Roland Andersson 1995–97
Czech Republic Ján Pivarník[7] 1997
 
Manager Period
Germany Reinhard Fabisch[8] 1998–00
Qatar Eid Mubarak [1] 2000
Czech Republic Verner Lička 2000–01
Serbia Zoran Đorđević 2001–02
Bosnia and Herzegovina Džemaludin Mušović 2002–04
Qatar Adel Abu Karbal
Qatar Salman Abdulaziz
2004
Portugal Carlos Alhinho 2004–05
Belgium Dimitri Davidovic 2005–06
Bosnia and Herzegovina Džemal Hadžiabdić 2006
France Yannick Stopyra Nov 2006–Jan 07
Croatia Srećko Juričić 2007
Belgium Dimitri Davidovic 2007
Bosnia and Herzegovina Džemaludin Mušović 2007–08
Morocco Hameed Bremel 2008
Brazil Sebastião Lazaroni July 24, 2008–Aug 11
Morocco Saïd Chiba Aug 12, 2011–July 8, 2012
Brazil Sebastião Lazaroni July 9, 2012–June 1, 2014
Czech Republic Ivan Hašek June 1, 2014–

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

2003/04: Group Stage

References[edit]

  1. ^ "حوارات وتقارير » أبو الحكام طالب بلان يفتح كل الملفات:أنا لاعب عفريت وحكم ملتزم جدا" (in Arabic). ta7keem.com. 12 October 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Qatar SC current squad". Qatar Stars League. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Hašek přijal nabídku v Kataru, za asistenta si vybral Klusáčka". blesk.cz. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hašek přijal nabídku v Kataru, za asistenta si vybral Klusáčka". blesk.cz. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Slovenskí tréneri: V Katare futbal milujú" (in Slovakian). sport.sme.sk. 12 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "السد القطري يضم الكوري لي جونغ-سو" (in Arabic). al-jazirah.com. 7 July 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Pivarník i ďalšie osobnosti držia Kataru palce" (in Slovakian). aktualne.sk. 3 December 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "حصيلة دور الذهاب للدوري القطري خمس ضحايا من المدربين" (in Arabic). dahaarchives.com. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 

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