Al-Markhiya Sports Club

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Al-Markhiya S.C.
Full name Al-Markhiya Sports Club
Nickname(s) Al-Ittifaq
Founded 1995; 22 years ago (1995)
Ground Al-Markhiya Stadium, Doha
Ground Capacity 300
Chairman Mubarak Al-Naemi
Head coach Silvio Diliberto
League Qatargas League
Website Club website

Al-Markhiya Sports Club (Arabic: المرخية‎‎) is a Qatari multi-sports club, based in Doha.[1] Its football department plays in the Qatargas League. It was widely regarded as the fastest improving team due to it winning the Second Division league 4 times in the first 5 it has taken part of. It has also entered history by being the first second division club to be promoted to the Qatar Stars League. The club was founded in 1995 as Al-Ittifaq, but was renamed to Al-Markhiya in 2004 to better represent the district where it is located.

Various conspiracies have kept the team from remaining in the Qatar Stars League - the most prominent being the infamous Al-Arabi game in 2002.


Winners (4): 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2017

Current squad[edit]

As of Qatar Stars League:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Fahad Younes  Qatar
22 Goalkeeper Mohammed Muntasser  Qatar
24 Goalkeeper Jalaleddine Omar  Qatar
30 Goalkeeper Marwan Naji  Qatar

2 Defender Mosaab Mahmoud  Qatar
4 Defender Mostafa Mido  Qatar
8 Defender Talal Shelah  Qatar
12 Defender Elhadj Mostafa  Qatar
14 Defender Rebin Sulaka  Iraq
24 Defender Mubarak Al-Saadi  Qatar

5 Midfielder Tijan Jaiteh  Gambia
6 Midfielder Saleh Al-Yahri  Qatar
7 Midfielder Saleh Al Yazidi (on loan from Al-Sadd)  Qatar
8 Midfielder Hussain Shehab  Qatar
10 Midfielder Alain Traoré  Burkina Faso
15 Midfielder Abdullah Mostafa  Qatar
16 Midfielder Nasser Ibrahim Al-Nassr (on loan from Umm Salal)  Qatar
20 Midfielder Mohammed Kani  Qatar
25 Midfielder Mohammed Shaaban  Qatar
40 Midfielder Yassin Yaqoub  Qatar
74 Midfielder Mahmoud Attiyah  Qatar

9 Forward Kwame Karikari  Ghana
11 Forward Mohammed Salah Al-Neel (on loan from Al-Rayyan)  Qatar
13 Forward Ahmed Al-Asker  Qatar
82 Forward Ali Mejbel  Qatar

Players with Multiple Nationalities

Players registered as professionals[edit]

QSL clubs are limited to 4 foreign professionals 3 on the pitch 1 at the bench per squad.[2]
Last update: 20 August 2014.[3]

Professional players

Technical staff[edit]

Last update: 21 July 2012.

Name Role Nationality
Ayman Mansour Manager Egypt Egyptian
Ali Salem Al-Ghanimi Head of Youth Teams Qatar Qatari
Yasser Ali Rayyashi Vice-Head of Youth Teams Qatar Qatari
Khalil Rayyashi Vice-Head of Youth Teams Qatar Qatari
Haroon Basheer U-20 Head Coach Qatar Qatari

List of managers[edit]

  • Tanzania Hassan Afif (1st) (2001–02)
  • Qatar Eid Mubarak (2002)
  • Tanzania Hassan Afif (2nd) (2002–03)
  • Egypt Talha Ashraf (1st) (2004–05)
  • Tanzania Hassan Afif (caretaker) (3rd) (2005)
  • Tanzania Hassan Afif (2006–07)
  • Iraq Saad Hafez (2007)
  • Ghana Karim Abdul Razak (2007–08)
  • Tanzania Hassan Afif (4th) (2008)
  • Egypt Talha Ashraf (2nd) (2008)
  • Egypt Fareed Ramzi (2008)
  • Brazil Luis Fernando[4] (2009)
  • Brazil Luizinho (2009)
  • Canada Omar Meziane (2010)
  • Egypt Ayman Mansour (2010–11)
  • Sudan Osama Siksik (caretaker) (2011)
  • Egypt Talha Ashraf (3rd) (2011–12)
  • Slovakia Peter Polák (2012–13)
  • Sudan Osama Siksik (caretaker) (2013–14)
  • Ghana Karim Abdul Razak (2014)
  • Brazil Luizinho (2014–15)
  • Egypt Ayman Mansour (2015–2016)
  • Italy Silvio Diliberto (2016–)


  1. ^ Official website (in Arabic)
  2. ^ "اعتماد تسجيل أربعة لاعبين أجانب في الموسم الجديد". 17 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "موقع الكأس يرصد حركة الانتقالات قبل إنطلاق الدوري". 19 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  4. ^ مسيمير والشحانية في افتتاح كأس الدرجة الثانية (in Arabic). 29 September 2009. Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Mojtaba Abdul Rahman Salem (15 December 2015). "الشمال يشعل دوري قطر غاز ليغ". Al Arab. Retrieved 15 December 2015.