Umm Salal SC

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Umm-Salal SC
نادي أم صلال
Umm Salal SC logo.png
Full name Umm Salal Sport Club
نادي أم صلال الرياضي
Nickname(s) Barzan's Falcons
Founded 1979; 36 years ago (1979)
Ground Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium
Doha, Qatar
Ground Capacity 13,000
Chairman Faisal bin Ahmed
Manager Bülent Uygun
League Qatar Stars League
2013–14 7th

Umm Salal SC (Arabic: نادي أم صلال الرياضي‎) is a Qatari football team playing at the first level. It is based in Umm Salal. It used to be known as Al-Tadamun Club. It is best known for being the first Qatari club to make it to the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League.


Umm Salal were formed in 1979 under the name Al-Tadamun Club and entered into the Qatari Second Division along with five other clubs.[1] After the dissolution of two other clubs in the second division, Al Tadamun was also dissolved. The club was reformed in 1996, with Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Thani heading the club.[2] It won the Qatari 2nd Division in their second season after reformation, in addition to lifting the league trophy two more times in 2000 and 2006.

In 2004, the club's name, Al Tadamun Club, was changed to "Umm Salal" by decision of the Qatar Olympic Committee.

They won promotion to the Qatar Stars League in the 2006–07 season. They enjoyed league success, finishing third in consecutive seasons. In 2008, they qualified for the AFC Champions League 2009 after defeating Al Gharafa 4–1 on penalties in the Emir Cup final. They were knocked out of the ACL in the semi-finals, which was the furthest any Qatari club had ever advanced at that time.

The team's nickname, Barzan's Falcons, is a reference to the Barzan Tower, which the Umm Salal Mohammed Fort houses. The tower became renowned for being used during Ramadan to ensure the holy month was observed at the correct time.[3]


Winners (1): 2008
Winners (1): 2009
Winners (3): 1998, 2000, 2006


League seasons[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Emir of Qatar Cup Crown Prince Cup Sheikh Jassim Cup Asia
2007 QSL 3 Quarter-final Semi-final Group stage - -
2008 QSL 3 Winners Semi-final Group stage - -
2009 QSL 6 2nd Round Group stage Winners CL Semi-final
2010 QSL 7 Runners-up Group stage Group stage - -
2011 QSL 9 3rd Round Group stage Runners-up - -

Asian record[edit]

Competition Pld W D L GF GA
AFC Champions League 11 4 3 4 11 20
Total 11 4 3 4 11 20
  • Q = Qualification
  • GS = Group stage
  • R16 = Round of 16
  • QF = Quarter-final
  • SF = Semi-final

AFC Champions League

Round Country Club Home Away
GS United Arab Emirates Al Jazira 2–2 1–0
GS Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 1–3 0–7
GS Iran Esteghlal 1–0 1–1
R16 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 0–0 (4–3p)
QF South Korea FC Seoul 3–2 1–1
SF South Korea Pohang Steelers 1–2 0–2

Colours and crest[edit]

Barzan Tower as viewed from the side

Crest history[edit]

Chronological lists of club crests
1996 – 2004 
2004 – 2007 
2007 – 2011 
2011 – present 

Shirt sponsors and manufacturers[edit]

Period Kit manufacture Shirt sponsor
2006 – 2008 United States Nike Qatar RasGas
2008 Germany Jako None
2008 – 2011 United States Nike Qatar RasGas
2011 – 2013 Qatar MSC–Q
2013 – present None

Kit history[edit]

Home kit from Ø–2007
Home kit from 2007–2009
Home kit from 2009–2011
Home kit from 2011–2012
Home kit from 2012–2013
Home kit from 2013–present

Current squad[edit]

Last update: 18 May 2014.

First team[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 Qatar DF Murad Naji
3 Qatar DF Rami Fayez
4 Qatar DF Ismail Mousa
5 Qatar MF Ahmed Abdul Maqsoud
6 Qatar MF Jawad Ahnash
7 Qatar MF Fábio César
8 Qatar DF Waleed Mohyaden
9 Qatar FW Fahad Al-Marri
11 France FW Jérémie Aliadière
12 Qatar MF Dheyab Al-Annabi
13 Qatar MF Khalil Sharif
14 Qatar MF Jeddo
15 Qatar DF Adel Alawi
16 Sudan MF Thamer Jamal
No. Position Player
17 Turkey FW Tuncay Şanlı
18 Qatar FW Abdulgadir Ilyas Bakur
22 Qatar GK Eysa Shaaban
24 Egypt MF Ahmed Fathy
25 Senegal DF Baba Keita
26 Qatar DF Belal Shanan
28 Qatar GK Abdulla Al Shammari
30 Qatar GK Baba Malick
33 Iran DF Pejman Montazeri
45 Qatar DF Isa Assa
70 Qatar FW Ismail Mahmoud
93 Qatar DF Ali Jamal Al Deen
-- Qatar FW Nasser Al Khalfan

Players registered as professionals[edit]

QSL clubs are limited to 4 foreign professionals (3 + 1 Asian) per squad.[4]
Last update: 20 August 2014.[5]

Professional players

Non-professional foreigners

List of notable players[edit]

Only league games are counted. To appear in this list, a player must have either:

  • Made at least 50 appearances for the team
  • Scored at least 15 goals for the team

Updated 14 August 2013.[6][7]

Name Nationality Position Debut Appearances Goals
Akeel, JawadJawad Akeel  Qatar Midfielder 2006 141 4
Nadiya, IbrahimaIbrahima Nadiya  Qatar Midfielder 2003 133 28
, JeddoJeddo  Qatar Striker 2007 82 4
César, FábioFábio César  Qatar Midfielder 2006 76 21
Aden, MustafaMustafa Aden  Qatar Midfielder 2006 75 1
Ghanem, SaoudSaoud Ghanem  Qatar Midfielder 2006 74 4
Husain, MohamedMohamed Husain  Bahrain Defender 2009 73 1
Alves, MagnoMagno Alves  Brazil Striker 2008 55 40
Al Naemi, DahiDahi Al Naemi  Qatar Midfielder 2007 55 2
, CaboreCabore  Brazil Striker 2011 33 18
Montazeri, PejmanPejman Montazeri  Iran Defender 2014 19 0
, Tuncay SanliTuncay Sanli  Turkey Striker 2014 3 1

Club officials[edit]

Board of directors[edit]

Position Staff
President Qatar HE Faisal bin Ahmed Al Thani
Vice-president Qatar Abdul Razzaq Al Kuwari
General secretary Qatar Khalid Mohammed Al Jabbar
Assistant secretary Qatar Hassan Ali Aman
Treasurer Qatar Mohammed Khamis Al Ali
Board member Qatar Abdullah bin Saud Al Thani
Board member Qatar Jumaa Mubarak Ali
Board member Qatar Mohammed Salem Al Naimi
Board member Qatar Saber Mattar Al Sultan

Last updated: 1 May 2014
Source: Board of directors

Coaching staff[edit]

Bülent Uygun, the current head coach of the club
Position Staff
Head coach Turkey Bülent Uygun
Assistant coach Turkey Bayram Bektaş
Turkey Nihat Emre
Goalkeeping coach Turkey Ezzat Erdogan
Team doctor Tunisia Faisal Mundhir
Physiotherapist Tunisia Nizar Bakoush
Tunisia Khaled Hafez
Technical director Qatar Fathi Al Gendi
B team head coach Qatar Said Al Rifai

Last updated: 12 December 2013
Source: Technical staff

Managerial history[edit]

As of December, 2013.


External links[edit]