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
Ground Capacity 35,000
President Mortada Al Dandashi
Manager Amer Hamwiah
League Syrian Premier League
2013–14 4th (Group A)
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 Honer from a prominent business men[1] of the city of Homs to support the club activities and Dr Mohammed Rahif Hakmi[2] was elected to be the Board Chairman.

AFC Champions League 2006[edit]

In their 1st Asian CL campaign this side has reached the semi-finals so far, putting-out some notable Asian sides. In the group stage they were paired with one of UAE's top sides Al Wahda, Saba Battery of Iran who were led by the world's leading international goal scorer Ali Daei and Qatari League champions current Al-Gharafa. They finished top of their Group to qualify for the Asian CL quarter-finals with 4 wins and 2 losses.

In their quarter-final they got the worst possible draw and faced current holders Al Ittihad. They lost the 1st leg away from home 2–0 and had it all to do in the home leg. In their home leg they were 2–0 up after 90 minutes and went into extra time. In extra time, Mohanad Ibrahim scored 2 goals and Al-Karamah ended up winning the game 4–0 and the overall tie 4–2 on aggregate causing one of the biggest shocks so far in AFC Champions League history [1].

They would face Al-Qadisya of Kuwait in the semi-final. The first leg took place in Hims, Syria. The score came out to a 0–0 draw. Al-Karamah being the better side of the match. Al-Karamah had about 15 shots and about 85% of the possession.

The return leg took place in Kuwait. Al-Karamah went ahead unexpectedly in the 14th minutes through Aatef Jenyat. They would hold on to this lead til the end of the game.

On 1 November 2006, Jeonbuk Motors (South Korea) defeated Al Karama 2–0 in South Korea. In the second match, Al Karama was able to win 2–1 in Syria. But lost on aggregate 3–2 giving Jeonbuk the 2006 AFC Champions League title.


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 of 8 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

2013–14 Transfers[edit]



Notable former players[edit]


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