Al-Faisaly SC (Amman)

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Al-Faisaly SC
Logo
Full nameAl-Faisaly Sports Club of Amman
Nickname(s)الزعيم
(The Boss)
النسر الأزرق
(The Blue Eagles)
Short nameFAI
Founded10 August 1932; 86 years ago (1932-08-10)
GroundAmman International Stadium
Capacity17,619
ChairmanAbdullah Al Quhaiwi
ManagerRateb Al-Awadat
LeagueJordan League
2018–191st
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Al-Faisaly Sports Club (Arabic: نادي الفيصلي الرياضي‎) is a football club based in Jordan, formed in Amman in 1932, which is also considered as the most successful football club in Jordan's history and the only club to win 77 trophies, it's also considered as one of the most successful in the region, winning Jordanian football club tournaments, the Jordan League, Jordan FA Cup, Jordan FA Shield, Jordan Super Cup and AFC Cup multiple times. Their current competitive or rival team is Al-Wehdat, a club formed by a Palestinian refugee camp in Amman which is also one of the best clubs in the country, winning local tournaments as many times as their rival team Al-Faisaly.

History[edit]

Foundation and first years[edit]

The club was founded in 1932 under the name Al-Ashbal Club. Football was not the only sport game they, also they played handball, basketball, volleyball, boxing and swimming . However, because of lack of financial resources they focused on the most popular sport in Jordan which is football. As the club was gathering peoples of Jordan through which many activities that stand in the face of British colonialism in defense of the country, the British colonialism close club after they accused them that they are making disturbance, preventing young people from exercising their right to express their rejection of this colonialism. In 1941, Al-Faisaly re-started, but they realized that they need a large budget. They decided to issue a charity lottery and set up a committee to meet with the Jordanian army chief John Bagot Glubb to obtain official approval to sell the lottery tickets to Jordanian army units who were enthusiastic about the national direction of the club and agreed to them. The cultural committee, which was later headed by Mr. Ahmad Al-Tarawneh and the membership of lawyer Subhi Al-Qutb and Mamdouh Al-Sarayra, was active in distributing the Lottery, which resulted in the collection of 3700 Jordanian dinars at the time, and this amount was enough to get a piece of land next to the Islamic Scientific College "currently" in Jabal Amman, and intend to rebuild the club and to raise the declaration again, they had what they wanted The club returned under the name of Al-Faisaly this time.[1]

Stadium[edit]

Al-Faisaly plays their home games at Amman International Stadium in Amman. The stadium was built on 1964 and opened on 1968, it is owned by The Jordanian government and operated by The higher council of youth. It is also the home stadium of Jordan national football team and Al-Jazeera. It has a current capacity of 17,619 spectators.

Kits[edit]

Al-Faisaly's home kit is all sky blue shirts and black shorts, while their away kit is all white shirts and black shorts.

Kit suppliers and shirt sponsors[edit]

Period Kit supplier Shirt sponsor
1999–2002 Adidas Pepsi
2002–2004 Mobilecom
2004–2007 Puma Fastlink
2007–2015 Zain
2015–2016 Givova
2016–2017 Jako
2017–2018 Umniah

Supporters[edit]

Heads of the Al-Faisaly SC (Amman) fan club are currently Mazin Al-Binni and Khaled Al-Zarqawi.

Football hooliganism[edit]

Riots have repeatedly broken out for the past years between supporters and fans of Jordan's top rival clubs Al-Faisaly and Al-Wehdat, which is also a Palestinian refugee camp in Amman. The riots are regarded as reflecting tensions between the Palestinian fans of Al-Wehdat and the Jordanian fans of Al-Faisaly.[2][3]

Rivalries[edit]

Derby of Jordan[edit]

Derby of Jordan is a football traditional game which combines clubs Al-Faisaly and Al-Wehdat and these games received great interest among the sports community on the Domestic and Arab level to afford the sensitivities and a long history between the two teams with meetings since 28 November 1976:[4]

# Tournament Al-Faisaly Wins Al-Wehdat Wins Draws Total Al-Faisaly Goals Al-Wehdat Goals
1 Premier League 29 29 26 84 76 82
2 FA Cup 8 8 7 23 38 37
3 FA Shield 9 6 2 17 30 24
4 Super Cup 5 5 2 12 13 13
5 AFC Cup 2 0 2 4 5 3
6 Total 53 48 39 140 162 159

Club statistics[edit]

Honours[edit]

Source:[5]

Type Competition Titles Seasons
Domestic Premier League 34 1944, 1945, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2016–17, 2018-19
FA Cup 19 1980, 1981, 1983, 1987–88, 1989–90, 1992, 1993, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2007–08, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2016–17
FA Shield 7 1987, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2000, 2009, 2011
Super Cup 16 1981, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2012, 2015, 2017
Continent AFC Cup 2 2005, 2006
  •   record
  • s shared record

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1990–91 Asian Cup Winners' Cup First round Kuwait Al-Ansar w/o
Second round United Arab Emirates Al Shabab 0–1 0–1 0–2
1994–95 Asian Cup Winners' Cup First round Yemen Al-Tilal w/o
2002–03 AFC Champions League 2nd Qualifying Round West Lebanon Al-Ansar 3–0 0–1 3–1
3rd Qualifying Round West Iran Esteghlal 0–1 0–2 0–3
2005 AFC Cup Group Stage Turkmenistan Nebitçi Balkanabat 1–1 3–3 1st
India East Bengal 5–0 1–0
Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad 2–1 3–0
Quarter final Singapore Tampines Rovers 1–0 1–0 2–0
Semi final Maldives New Radiant 4–1 1–1 5–2
Final Lebanon Al-Nejmeh Beirut 1–0 3–2 4–2
2006 AFC Cup Group Stage Turkmenistan HTTU 4–3 1–1 1st
Lebanon Al-Nejmeh Beirut 2–0 1–2
Quarter final Hong Kong Sun Hei 1–1 1–1 2–2 (5–4 Pen.)
Semi final Jordan Al-Wehdat 1–0 1–1 2–1
Final Bahrain Al-Muharraq 3–0 2–4 5–4
2007 AFC Cup Group Stage Oman Dhofar 2–1 0–1 1st
Lebanon Al-Ansar 1–1 0–2
Turkmenistan Nebitçi Balkanabat 2–0 0–0
Quarter final Singapore Tampines Rovers 5–2 2–1 7–3
Semi final Jordan Al-Wehdat 1–1 2–1 3–2
Final Jordan Shabab Al-Ordon 0–1 1–1 1–2
2009 AFC Cup Group Stage Syria Al-Majd 1–2 3–4 4th
India Dempo 3–4 1–3
Bahrain Al-Muharraq 3–2 0–0
2011 AFC Cup Group Stage Iraq Duhok 0–0 2–4 2nd
Syria Al-Jaish 2–0 1–1
Kuwait Al-Nasr SC 2–1 1–0
Round of 16 Uzbekistan Nasaf 1–2
2012 AFC Cup Group Stage Kuwait Qadsia 1–1 2–1 3rd
Oman Al-Suwaiq 2–3 0–0
Syria Al-Ittihad 1–1 4–1
2013 AFC Cup Group Stage Iraq Duhok 1–0 1–0 1st
Oman Dhofar 2–3 1–1
Yemen Shaab Ibb 2–1 2–0
Round of 16 Bahrain Al-Riffa 3–1
Quarter final Hong Kong Kitchee 2–1 2–1 4–2
Semi final Kuwait Qadsia 0–1 1–2 1–3
2016 AFC Cup Group Stage Iraq Naft Al-Wasat 2–1 0–1 2nd
Tajikistan Istiklol 0–0 4–2
Lebanon Tripoli 3–1 1–1
Round of 16 Bahrain Al-Muharraq 0–1
2018 AFC Champions League Play-off round Uzbekistan Nasaf 1–5
2018 AFC Cup Group Stage Syria Al-Wahda 2–2 2–1 1st
Lebanon Al-Ansar 1–0 3–1
Oman Dhofar 2–0 0–1
Semi final Jordan Al-Jazeera 0–1 1–1 1–2
  •   Champion
  •   Runner-up

IFFHS Rankings[edit]

Players[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
3 Jordan DF Ibrahim Daldoum
4 Jordan DF Bara' Marei
6 Jordan MF Yousef Abdel-Rahman
7 Jordan FW Yousef Al-Rawashdeh
8 Jordan MF Baha' Abdel-Rahman (captain)
10 Jordan MF Mehdi Alamah
11 Jordan DF Oday Zahran
12 Jordan GK Yazid Abu Layla
13 Jordan MF Khalil Bani Attiah (vice-captain)
14 Jordan MF Ihab Al-Khawaldeh
15 Jordan MF Suhaib Abu Al-Hija
16 Jordan MF Ahmad Sariweh
17 Jordan DF Salem Al-Ajalin
No. Position Player
19 Jordan DF Anas Bani Yaseen
20 Jordan MF Anas Al-Jbarat
22 Jordan GK Moataz Yaseen
33 Gabon FW Johann Lengoualama
45 Jordan GK Mohammad Al-Emwasi
87 Jordan MF Omar Hani
91 Jordan MF Mohammad Bani Attiah
Tunisia DF Chiheb Ben Frej


92 Jordan DF Ihsan Haddad
Jordan DF Rawad Abu Khizaran
Jordan MF Ahmad Ersan
Ghana FW Cosmos Dauda

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
1 Jordan GK Nour Bani Attiah (at Al-Jazeera until 30 June 2019)

Former Players[edit]

Club captains[edit]

Source:[7]

Name No. Position From To
Jordan Mustafa Sedo Al-Kurdi 1932 1940
Jordan Rashad Al-Mufti 1940 1945
Jordan Abd Rabo Abu Jassar 1945 1950
Jordan Shahada Musa 1950 1965
Jordan Sultan Al-Odwan 1959 1965
Jordan Mohammad Awad 1965 1972
Jordan Mustafa Al-Odwan 1972 1974
Jordan Nader Srour 1 GK 1974 1977
Jordan Adnan Massoud 1977 1979
Jordan Ibrahim Mustafa 1979 1991
Jordan Milad Abasi 1 GK 1991 1994
Jordan Anis Shafiq 1 GK 1994 1995
Jordan Jamal Abu-Abed 16 MF 1995 2001
Jordan Subhi Sulaiman 8 MF 2001 2003
Jordan Adnan Al-Shuaibat 5 DF 2003 2005
Jordan Mohannad Mahadeen 19 DF 2005 2005
Jordan Hassouneh Al-Sheikh 6 MF 2005 2006
Jordan Hatem Aqel 17 DF 2006 2009
Jordan Lo'ai Al-Amaireh 1 GK 2009 2011
Jordan Hassouneh Al-Sheikh 6 MF 2011 2014
Jordan Mohammad Khamees 7 DF 2014 2015
Jordan Shareef Adnan 15 DF 2015 2016
Jordan Baha' Abdel-Rahman 8 MF 2016 Present

Personnel[edit]

Current technical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Rateb Al-Awadat
Assistant coach Hassouneh Al-Sheikh
Goalkeeping coach Ali Mahmoud
Fitness coach Marko Jovanović
Physiotherapist Shadi Assi
Managing director Tareq Al-Assaf
Media official/coordinator Awad Abu Nawwas

Presidential history[edit]

The management of the club has always been run by Al-Odwan family and still till today, with head of the club Al-Shiekh Sultan Al-Odwan, former player of the club and the Jordan national team, and former president of the JFA.[8] Source:[9]

Name From To
Jordan Fawaz Al-Sharif 1932 1935
Jordan Dr. Qasem Al-Malhas 1935 1953
Jordan Dawla Suleiman Al-Nabulsi 1953 1956
Jordan Nasser Ibn Jamil 1956 1970
Jordan Al-Sheikh Sultan Majed Al-Odwan 1970 1978
Jordan Al-Sheikh Mustafa Al-Odwan 1978 1992
Jordan Al-Sheikh Sultan Al-Odwan 1992 2008
Jordan Al-Sayed Bakr Al-Odwan 2008 2008
Jordan Al-Sheikh Sultan Al-Odwan 2008 Present

Managerial history[edit]

Source:[10]

 
Name From To
Jordan Rashad Al-Mufti 1944 1954
Jordan Shahada Musa 1954 1970
Jordan Nabil Hamarneh 1970 1972
Jordan Mohammad Awad 1972 1981
Jordan Math'har Al-Saeed 1981 1985
Egypt Ahmed Hassan 1985 1986
Jordan Adnan Massoud 1986 1986
Jordan Mohammad Awad 1986 1987
Jordan Math'har Al-Saeed 1987 1989
Jordan Adnan Massoud 1989 1990
Jordan Math'har Al-Saeed 1990 1997
Jordan Nihad Souqar 1997 1998
Jordan Mohammad Al-Yamani 1998 1998
Jordan Khaled Awad 1998 2003
Serbia Branko Smiljanić 2003 2006
 
Name From To
Iraq Adnan Hamad 2006 2008
Egypt Alaa Nabiel 2008 2008
Syria Nizar Mahrous 2008 2009
Iraq Thair Jassam 2009 2009
Jordan Math'har Al-Saeed 2009 2010
Iraq Akram Salman 2010 2010
Jordan Mohammad Al-Yamani 2010 2011
Jordan Rateb Al-Awadat 2011 2011
Iraq Thair Jassam 2011 2011
Jordan Math'har Al-Saeed 2012 2012
Jordan Rateb Al-Awadat 2012 2012
Romania Valeriu Tița 2012 2013
Syria Ayman Hakeem 2013 2013
Saudi Arabia Ali Kmeikh 2013 2013
Jordan Mohammad Al-Yamani November 2013 March 2014
 
Name From To
Egypt Mohamed Azima March 2014 August 2014
Jordan Rateb Al-Awadat August 2014 October 2014
Syria Nizar Mahrous February 2015 April 2015
Jordan Rateb Al-Awadat April 2015 October 2015
Jordan Ahmed Abdel-Qader 2 October 2015 24 October 2015
Jordan Rateb Al-Awadat November 2015 February 2016
Jordan Mohammad Al-Yamani February 2016 April 2016
Jordan Rateb Al-Awadat April 2016 May 2016
Jordan Jamal Abu-Abed June 2016 July 2016
Iraq Thair Jassam August 2016 November 2016
Serbia Branko Smiljanić November 2016 March 2017
Montenegro Nebojša Jovović March 2017 July 2017
Croatia Dragan Talajić September 2017 December 2017
Montenegro Nebojša Jovović January 2018 May 2018
Tunisia Nabil Kouki June 2018 Present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "أول نادي لكرة القدم".
  2. ^ "Wayback Machine". archive.org. 16 December 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Rival Jordan football fans clash". Al Jazeera English. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  4. ^ http://jo.gitsport.net/?p=5940
  5. ^ "انجازات النادي".
  6. ^ "Club World Ranking by footballdatabase". footballdatabase. 3 June 2018.
  7. ^ "قادة الفريق".
  8. ^ "قصة تأسيس النادي".
  9. ^ "رؤوساء النادي".
  10. ^ "مدربون الفيصلي".

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