Muaither SC

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Muaither S.C.
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Full name Muaither Sports Club
Founded 1996; 19 years ago (1996)
Ground Thani bin Jassim Stadium
Al Rayyan, Qatar
Ground Capacity 27,000
Chairman Saleh Al-Aji
Manager Mohammed Sahel
League Qatar Stars League
2012/13 Qatari 2nd Division, 2nd (promoted)
Website Club home page

Muaither SC (Arabic: معيذر‎) is a Qatari multi-sports club based in Muaither. It is best known for its football department, which plays in the Qatar Stars League.[1]

History[edit]

1996–2013: Second division[edit]

The club was founded in 1996 as Al Shabab. It changed its name to Al Muaither in 2004 by decision of the Qatar Olympic Committee. They played exclusively in the Qatari Second Division until 2013.

Their first promotion play-off was in the 1999/00 season against Qatar SC.[2]

In 2004, Muaither became the first team in history from the second division to win the Sheikh Jassem Cup. They defeated Al Wakrah 2–1 in the final.

They finished as runners-up of the Second Division in the 2012 and 2013 season, which would earned them promotion play-off matches against Umm Salal and Al Arabi. They lost the first match against Umm Salal, which was the clubs second promotion play-off match in its history, by a scoreline of 0–1 after extra time in 2012. They also lost 1–2 against Al Arabi after extra time in 2013.

Their president, Saleh Al-Aji would file a complaint on 23 April against Al Arabi under the pretense that they were fielding a suspended player, Baba Keita. This was according to the league statistics available on the Qatar Football Association's website. The QFA dashed their hope of being promoted by officially stating that the information they presented was not available on the website, and that Muaither must have acquired the information from third party sources.[3][4]

2013–2014: Qatar Stars League[edit]

It was announced on 7 May 2013 that the Qatar Stars League would expand to 14 clubs, which inferred that Muaither would be promoted to the first division despite losing the relegation play-off.[5]

Their first action in the first division was to hire renowned Spanish-French coach, Ladislas Lozano.[6]

They were relegated at the end of the 2013–14 season, along with Al Rayyan.[7]

Name[edit]

Over history, Muaither's name has been misspelled by local media in numerous forms. In the mid-2000, the club was known as Muaizar, and then in late 2000, the club was known as Al-Mu'aidar. However, the official spelling is Muaither.

Current team staff[edit]

Coaching staff
Head coach Spain Ladislas Lozano[8]
Goalkeeping coach Egypt Adel Arafa
Fitness coach Brazil Reinaldo Costa
Physiotherapist Anthony Padayao
Driver England Ben Goodson
Technical staff
Team manager Qatar Mahmoud Ali Mahmoud
Administrator Qatar Hussein Khudair
Qatar Jamal Saeed
Qatar Ali Salah

Players[edit]

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Sahilou Ndiaye      Senegal
55 Goalkeeper Ashraf Al-Hadi      Qatar
88 Goalkeeper Marwan Ahmad Naji      Qatar
2 Defender Salman Mesbeh      Qatar
19 Defender Omar Abdurahman      Qatar
21 Defender Mohammed Madibo      Qatar
25 Defender Omar Abdelwasea      Qatar
26 Defender Khaled Othman      Qatar
33 Defender Anwer Saeed      Qatar
6 Midfielder Hassan Al-Zayd      Qatar
8 Midfielder Abdulla Yahya      Qatar
10 Midfielder Ayoub El Merdassi      Morocco
No Position Player Nation
11 Midfielder Salman Ali Shaker      Qatar
14 Midfielder Saad Jumaa      Qatar
15 Midfielder Hisham Bou Zaid      Qatar
18 Midfielder Emad Abdulaziz      Qatar
22 Midfielder Mohammed Attiyah      Qatar
77 Midfielder Ahmed Mahjob      Qatar
7 Forward Johnson Kendrick      Brazil
9 Forward Mahmoud Za'tara      Jordan
13 Forward Aymen Abdulla      Qatar
16 Forward Ahmed Anber      Qatar
60 Forward Khaled Al-Meer      Qatar

Professional foreign players

Non-professional foreigners

  • Senegal Sahilou Ndiaye
  • Brazil Johnson Kendrick

Honours[edit]

Winners (1): 2004

Former managers[edit]

  • Egypt Fareed Ramzi (2004)
  • Egypt Sabri Miniawy (2004–06)
  • Iraq Wameed Mounir (2006)
  • Morocco Abdelkadir Bomir (2006–07)
  • Morocco Abdulrahman Taleb (2007–08)
  • Qatar Abdullah Saad (2009)
  • Italy Silvio Diliberto (2009–12)
  • Morocco Mohammed Sahel (2012–13)
  • Spain Ladislas Lozano (June 19, 2013–Feb 1, 2014)
  • Morocco Mohammed Sahel (Feb 1, 2014–)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Qatar Olympic Committee
  2. ^ نادي معيذر يدخل معسكر مغلق استعدادا لام صلال في الفاصله (in Arabic). 28 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Qatar Stars League respond to Muaither" (in Arabic). al-sharq.com. 24 April 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  4. ^ مؤسسة دوري نجوم قطر تنفي تصريحات رئيس معيذر (in Arabic). qsl.com.qa. 24 April 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "QSL confirms expansion move". Doha Stadium Plus. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Muaither have a new coach". Qatar Stars League. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  7. ^ "Muaither Lose To Al Sadd And Are Relegated From The Qatar Stars League". qsl.com.qa. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "استعدادات جادة لمعيذر فى معسكر المغرب". Al Sharq. 3 September 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 

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