Umm Salal SC
|Full name||Umm Salal Sport Club
نادي أم صلال الرياضي
|Founded||Founded in 1979, dissolved and refounded in 1996|
|Ground||Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium
|Chairman||Faisal bin Ahmed|
|League||Qatar Stars League|
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 was previously known as Al-Tadamun Club. They are best known for being the first Qatari club to make it to the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League.
- 1 History
- 2 Honours
- 3 Statistics
- 4 Asian record
- 5 Colours and crest
- 6 Current squad
- 7 Club officials
- 8 Club staff
- 9 List of notable players
- 10 Managerial history
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Umm Salal were formed in 1979 under the name Al-Tadamun Club and entered into the Qatari Second Division along with 5 other clubs. 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. They 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 what it is presently known as, Umm Salal, by decision of the Qatar Olympic Committee.
They won promotion to the Qatar Stars League in the 2006–07 season. They initially 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.
- Winners (1): 2008
- Winners (1): 2009
- Winners (3): 1998, 2000, 2006
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 - -
|AFC Champions League||11||4||3||4||11||20|
- Q = Qualification
- GS = Group stage
- R16 = Round of 16
- QF = Quarter-final
- SF = Semi-final
Colours and crest
|This article is missing information about dates and is inconclusive. (May 2014)|
|Chronological lists of club crests|
Shirt sponsors and manufacturers
|Period||Kit manufacture||Shirt sponsor|
|2006 – 2008||Nike||RasGas|
|2008 – 2011||Nike||RasGas|
|2011 – 2013||MSC–Q|
|2013 – present||None|
Last update: 18 May 2014.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Players registered as professionals
Board of directors
Last updated: May 2014. Source:Board of Directors
±Last update: 7 May 2013.
List of notable players
See also: Category:Umm Salal SC players
Only league games are counted. To appear in this list, a player must have either:
As of October, 2013.