Al-Khor Sports Club

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Al-Khor SC
Full name Al-Khor Sports Club
Nickname(s) "El Forsan" (Knights)
Founded 1961; 56 years ago (1961)
Ground Al Khor Stadium
Al Khor, Qatar
Ground Capacity 12,000[1]
Chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed
Manager Jean Fernandez
League Qatar Stars League
2013–14 Qatar Stars League, 11th

Al-Khor Sports Club, (Arabic: نادي الخور الرياضي‎‎), is a Qatari professional sports club featuring teams in a number of sports including football, futsal, basketball, volleyball, handball, athletics, table tennis and swimming. It is best known for its football team which competes in the Qatar Stars League. It plays its home games at Al Khor Stadium.



Al-Khor was unofficially established in 1951 by oil workers to fulfill them with the appropriate facility to invest their energy after their participation with the multinational oil companies at the time. The club was re-established in 1961 and adopted football as its primary sport, as well other recreational sports and activities; however the club was limited in its resources. The club coincided within the presence of two other clubs in Al-Khor, with the three operating separately from each other. They merged with one of the clubs, Al-Jeel Sports Club in 1962.

In 1964, they conglomerated with Nahdi Al-Aswad (transliterated to "Black Sports Club") and had formally made a request to join the Qatar Football Association on 10 June later that year. From then on, the club was known as Al-Taawun.[2]

Post-merger (1964–2004)[edit]

Embracing the youth movement, they drew up plans and programs and being provided funds for all the facilities, the club was able to expand the base of participation in most sports as well as participate in various activities.[3] Their original club colors from 1961 were primarily yellow and white. The colors were changed to blue and white after entering the football league in 1964. Their current crest features all 3 colors in it; blue, yellow and white.

Renaming to Al Khor (2004–present)[edit]

In 2004, by decision of the Qatar Olympic Committee, the club changed its name to Al Khor, in order to accurately reflect on where the club's headquarters are located.


Winners (1): 2005
Winners (1): 2003
Winners (1): 1983

Asian record[edit]

Competition Pld W D L GF GA
GCC Champions League 51 22 11 18 75 61
Total 15 6 2 7 14 25
  • Q = Qualification
  • GS = Group stage
  • R16 = Round of 16
  • QF = Quarter-final
  • SF = Semi-final

GCC Champions League

Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
GS Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr 1–3
GS Kuwait Qadsia 0–5
GS Oman Al-Nahda 1–1
GS Bahrain Al Muharraq 1–1
GS Oman Sur 1–0 0–1 1–1
GS Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr 0–4 1–3 1–7
GS Kuwait Al Naser 2–1 1–0 3–0
GS Bahrain Busaiteen 2–0 1–2 3–2
QF Kuwait Al Jahra 1–0
SF United Arab Emirates Al Wasl 2–1 0–3 2–4

Individual honours[edit]

2009 FIFA Confederations Cup:

The following players have played in the FIFA Confederations Cup whilst playing for Al Khor:

Performance in UAFA Competitions[edit]

2008: Group stage
2010: Group stage
2011: Semi-finals
2012: Semi-finals

Current squad[edit]

As of Qatar Stars League:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Papa Djibril  Senegal
12 Goalkeeper Ghaith Jumaa  Qatar
22 Goalkeeper Rashed Abdurazaq  Qatar
99 Goalkeeper Adel Al-Omari  Qatar

4 Defender Luciano Castán  Brazil
5 Defender Abdulrahman Mohsen  Qatar
6 Defender Mahdi Reza  Qatar
14 Defender Reza Shanbih  Qatar
15 Defender Naif Mubarak  Qatar
20 Defender Ahmed Al-Mohannadi  Qatar
25 Defender Eisa Al-Mohannadi  Qatar
26 Defender Khaled Nawaf  Qatar
32 Defender Omar Ibrahim  Sudan
33 Defender Haitham Al-Ashri  Egypt
39 Defender Talal Al Qahtani  Qatar

2 Midfielder Abdulaziz Al Yazidi  Qatar
7 Midfielder Soroush Rafiei  Iran
8 Midfielder Musaab Abdulmajeed  Qatar
10 Midfielder Helal Mohammed  Qatar
11 Midfielder Madson  Brazil
17 Midfielder Said Brahmi  Qatar
23 Midfielder Hamad Mansor (on loan from Al-Sadd)  Qatar
24 Midfielder Saif Al-Mohannadi  Qatar
30 Midfielder Nasser Jalal  Qatar
44 Midfielder Mohammed Sayyar  Qatar
70 Midfielder Ali Al-Muhannadi (on loan from Qatar)  Qatar

3 Forward Saoud Al-Khalaqi  Qatar
27 Forward David da Silva  Brazil
90 Forward Salem Khalifah  Qatar
91 Forward Ali Abdulkareem  Qatar

Players with Multiple Nationalities

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


Current technical staff[edit]

Last update: 16 October 2013.[6]

Coaching staff
Head coach Romania László Bölöni
Assistant coach Morocco Mustafa Suehb
Goalkeeping coach Tunisia Adel Hammami
Team manager Qatar Youssef Jaffal Al-Kuwari
Fitness coach France Alexandre Farhi
Performance Analyst England Adam Meadows

Presidential history[edit]

From 1963–1982.

Period Chairperson Period Chairperson
1963–64 Qatar Saleh Mohammed Dawood Mohannadi 1966–75 Qatar Saleh Mohammed Dawood Mohannadi
1964–65 Qatar Ahmed Abdullah Al Mohannadi 1975 Qatar Mohammed Saif Maeoff
1965–66 Qatar Ahmed Abdullah Jolo 1975–82 Qatar Ahmed Abdul Aziz Al-Hail
1982 Qatar Saleh Mohammed Dawood Mohannadi

Managerial history[edit]

Last update: 24 June 2012.[7][8]


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  2. ^ "Qatar – List of Foundation Dates". RSSSF. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "About The Club" (in Arabic). Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "اعتماد تسجيل أربعة لاعبين أجانب في الموسم الجديد". 17 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "موقع الكأس يرصد حركة الانتقالات قبل إنطلاق الدوري". 19 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Knights of Al Khor participated in the inauguration ceremony of the league". Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "مسابقة كأس سمو الأمير لكرة القدم المباريات النهائية". Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "تاريخ بطولة كأس سمـــــــو ولي العهد". Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Ládonyi Lászlo (2001). Football Yearbook 2000, Vol. 1 (in Hungarian). p. 141. 
  10. ^ الوكرة يبدأ اليوم حملة الدفاع عن لقبه (in Arabic). 1999. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 

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