Al-Karamah SC

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Full name Al-Karamah Sports Club
Nickname(s) Blue Eagles
Eagles of Asia
Founded 1928
Ground Khaled Ibn Al Walid Stadium
Capacity 35,000
Chairman Mortada Al Dandashi
Manager Amer Hamwiah
League Syrian Premier League
2017–18 8th
Current season

Al-Karamah Sports Club (Arabic: نادي الكرامة الرياضي‎) is a Syrian football club based in the city of Homs. Founded in 1928, it is considered to be one of Asia's oldest sporting clubs. The club has won eight Syrian League titles and eight Syrian Cup titles. It also was the first Syrian club to win both the league and cup titles in the same year. The club is based at the Khaled Ibn Al Walid Stadium. In 2008 the club formed Board of Honor from a prominent business men[1] of the city of Homs to support the club activities and Dr Mohammed Rahif Hakmi[2] was elected as the Board Chairman.

AFC Champions League 2006[edit]

Al-Karamah won the double (league and cup) in 2006–07, 2007–08 and 2008–09

In 2006 the club reached the finals Asian CL campaign, winning most of the major Asian football teams. The club played on the way to the semi-final Al Wahda from the UAE, Saba Battery from Iran with the team was led by the international goal scorer Ali Daei and Al-Gharafa from Qater (Qater League current champions at the time). They finished at the top of group and qualified for the Asian CL quarter-finals with 4 wins and 2 losses.

In the quarter-final the club played Al Ittihad where they lost in the first leg in Jeddah 0-2. In the return match at home, Alkarameh scored 2 goals during the first 90 minutes and the match went into extra time. In extra time, Mohannad Ibrahim scored 2 goals and Al-Karamah ended up winning the game 4–0 which caused a tie with an overall aggregate score of 4–2 causing a great surprise in AFC Champions League history. [1].

The club moved on to play Al-Qadisya of Kuwait in the semi-final. The first leg in Homs, Syria. resulting in 0–0 draw. while Al-Karamah was in possession for 85% of the time. The return leg was in Kuwait. Al-Karamah won the game by scoring in the 14th minute of the match by Aatef Jenyat.

On 1 November 2006, the club played Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (South Korea) where Al Karama lost the first leg 2–0 in South Korea. In the second leg, Al Karama won 2–1 in Homs but the final aggregate score was 2-3, making Jeonbuk the 2006 AFC Champion League Winner.


1974–75, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1995–96, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
1982–83, 1986–87, 1994–95, 1995–96, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10
1985, 2008
2006: Runners-up
2009: Runners-up

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

2006: Runners-up
2007: Quarter-finals
2008: Quarter-finals
2010: Qualifying play-off – West semi-finals
2001: First round
2009: Runners-up
2010: Quarter-finals
2011: Group Stage

Al-Karamah in Asia[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As on 8 of February 2014

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

No. Position Player
Syria GK Hussain Rahal
Syria GK Abdullatif Nassan
Syria GK Fadi Merhi
Syria DF Jihad Bismar
Syria DF Abdullah Jenyat
Syria DF Amro Jenyat
Syria DF Khaled Jnid
Syria DF Abdulhadi Khalaf
Syria DF Khaled Mostafa
Syria DF Amer Terkawi
Syria DF Obaida Sharbek
Syria DF Shaher Kakhi
No. Position Player
Syria DF Anas Hakmi
Syria MF Israa Hamwiah
Syria MF Bilal Al Masri
Syria MF Odai Eid
Syria MF Maher Barazi
Syria MF Eyad Mando
Syria MF Mohammed Ghrer
Syria MF Bilal Zahra
Syria FW Ameen Al Farra
Syria FW Alaa Baroudi
Syria FW Shalan Bitar
Syria GK Obeda Hamza

Notable former players[edit]

For all current and former Al-Karamah SC players with a Wikipedia article see Category:Al-Karamah players.


  1. ^ "حفل تكريم لداعمي نادي الكرامة وتشكيل مجلس شرف للنادي".
  2. ^ "Mohammed Rahif Hakmi".

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