Al-Mesaimeer Sports Club

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Al-Mesaimeer S.C.
Full name Al-Mesaimeer Sports Club
Founded 1998; 19 years ago (1998)
Chairman Abdulrahman bin Saad Shathri
Manager Željko Markov
League Qatar Stars League
2016–17 2nd (promoted from Qatargas League)
Website Club home page

Al-Mesaimeer Sports Club (Arabic: نادي المسيمير الرياضي‎‎) is a Qatari multi-sports club based in Mesaimeer. Its football department plays in the Qatar Stars League. It was previously known as Al-Nahda Sports Club, then Al-Shoala, and finally, today it is known as Mesaimeer Sports Club. It was promoted to the first division of Qatari football for the first time in history in the 2014–15 season.[1]



The club was unofficially formed in 1996 (under the name "Al-Nahda Sports Club"), located in Doha due to administrative and financial dependence of the Qatar Football Association.[2]

In 1998 His Highness the former Heir Apparent Sheikh Jasim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, along with the Qatar National Olympic Committee, officially founded the club followed by the formation of a constituent general assembly and the election of a Board of Directors. In light of that period the club's name was changed to Al-Shoala.[2]

Relocation to Mesaimeer[edit]

In 2000, the construction of the club's official headquarters in the Mesaimeer area was completed under the supervision of National Olympic Committee, consisting of an administrative building, clothes changing rooms and a football field.[2]

The Board of Directors' plans were re-examined to attract the local community to the club and form a base of players in all age groups starting from the juniors to the first team and provided facilities and services ranging from sports equipment and accessories to trainers, educators and advice from professional players.[2]

The club began its participation in sporting events and the first team was runner-up in the second league numerous times. After a period of time, junior and youth players were playing against big teams and beating them, prompting the Board of Directors to show diligence and attention towards the younger players. They shifted their resources towards them and trained them well and provided them with attention outside the club, assisting them in their school studies, in addition to support within the club, in the hope that they will one day represent the first team. [2]

In the year 2004, due to the desire of the members of the club's founders and employees, the club changed its name from Al-Shoala to Al-Mesaimeer Sports Club, in accordance to the region of where the club and its headquarters are situated.[2]

In the 2014–15 season, the club finished in second place in the Qatargas League under Yousef Adam, thus winning promotion to the Qatar Stars League for the first time in its history.[1]

Name history[edit]

  • 1996 : Founded as Al-Nahda Sports Club
  • 1998 : The club renamed to Al-Shoala Sports Club
  • 2004 : The club renamed to Al-Mesaimeer Sports Club


As of Qatargas League:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Hassan Ali Fardah  Qatar
22 Goalkeeper Stephen Tedja  Qatar
26 Goalkeeper Mohammed Ghanem  Qatar
30 Goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Sayed  Qatar

2 Defender Mohammed Faidh Itshi  Qatar
3 Defender Anas Al-Fadhel  Qatar
4 Defender El Hadj Mostafa  Qatar
13 Defender Saleh Al-Zowaidi  Qatar
18 Defender Herman Kakou  Ivory Coast
19 Defender Khaled Farid Fairouz  Qatar
33 Defender Khaled Jabarti  Qatar
90 Defender Abdullah Al-Hajaji  Qatar
97 Defender Hamad Al-Dossari  Qatar

6 Midfielder Saoud Al-Ali  Qatar
8 Midfielder Rashed Besteki  Qatar
10 Midfielder Diego León  Spain
12 Midfielder Mohammed Sultani  Qatar
15 Midfielder Osama Al-Oun  Qatar
17 Midfielder Mohammed Mahjoub  Qatar
23 Midfielder Abdurahman Tareq  Qatar
27 Midfielder Abdurahman Samir  Egypt
75 Midfielder Mohammed El-Hadj  Qatar
77 Midfielder Peter Ebimobowei  Nigeria

5 Forward Rashed Al-Ghofrani  Qatar
11 Forward Selemani Ndikumana  Burundi
16 Forward Aymen Abdullah  Qatar
20 Forward Majed Khalvan  Qatar
25 Forward Imad Zatara  Palestine

Players with Multiple Nationalities

  • Qatar Iran Hassan Ali Fardah
  • Qatar Niger Stephen Tedja
  • Qatar Ethiopia Khaled Jabarti
  • Qatar Sudan Mohammed Mahjoub
  • Qatar Sudan Aymen Abdullah

For recent squad changes see List of Qatari football transfers summer 2015.

Players registered as professionals[edit]

QSL clubs are limited to 4 foreign professionals (3 + 1 Asian) per squad.[3]
Last update: 20 August 2014.[4]

Professional players

Non-professional foreigners

  • Ivory Coast Herman Kakou
  • Egypt Abdurahmnan Samir


Technical staff[edit]

Updated 18 June 2014.[5]

Name Role Nationality
Željko Markov Head Coach Serbia Serbian
Dragan Tadić Assistant Manager Croatia Croatian
Dado Kondić Goalkeeping Coach Croatia Croatian
Đorđe Jorović Fitness Coach Serbia Serbian
Raad Abdul Latif Head of Youth Teams Iraq Iraqi
Louay Battah U–19 Coach Iraq Egyptian
Abdulsalam Farid U–17 Coach Egypt Egyptian
Mohammed Hammam U–15 Coach Egypt Egyptian
Taha Hussein U–14 Coach Egypt Egyptian
Saleh Murad U–19 / U–17 Gk Coach Egypt Egyptian
Khaled Ali U–15 / U–14 Gk Coach Egypt Egyptian

Medical staff[edit]

Updated 18 June 2014.[6]

Name Role Nationality
Ramos Caesarlona First Team Doctor Philippines Filipino
Richard Sardon Navor Youth Teams Physiotherapist Philippines Filipino
Mohammed Tawoos Physiotherapist Tunisia Tunisian
Eleni Makri Nurse Greece Greek

Board of directors[edit]

Position Staff
President Qatar Abdulrahman Shathri
Vice-president Qatar Yusuf Al-Mana
Assistant Secretary Qatar Abdulrahman Al-Qahtani
General Secretary Qatar Ibrahim Al-Mana
Board Member Qatar Abdulrahman Al-Mana
Board Member Qatar Ahmed Taleb
Treasurer Qatar Mohammad Saeed
Board Member Qatar Abdulkader Al-Sheikh
Board Member Qatar Abdulrahman A. Al-Mana

Last updated: 20 October 2011
Source: Mesaimeer


Managerial history[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Mesaimeer are promoted to the Qatar Stars League". Qatar Stars League. 14 April 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "نبذة عن النادى (About the club)". Mesaimeer Club. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "اعتماد تسجيل أربعة لاعبين أجانب في الموسم الجديد". 17 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "موقع الكأس يرصد حركة الانتقالات قبل إنطلاق الدوري". 19 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Technical staff" (in Arabic). Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Technical staff" (in Arabic). Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b نادي مسيمير يحتفي بقطاع الفئات السنية لكرة القدم (in Arabic). 27 May 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 

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