Al-Raed FC

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Full name Al-Raed Saudi Football Club
Founded 1954
Ground King Abdullah Sport City Stadium,
Buraidah, Saudi Arabia
Capacity 23,600[1]
Chairman Fahad Al-Motawa'a
Manager AlbaniaKosovo Besnik Hasi
League Professional League
2017–18 Professional League, 13th

Al-Ra'ed is a Saudi football club based in Buraidah, and the first of its kind in the Qassim region of Saudi Arabia.[2] One of the club's notable founders is Abdulaziz Al-Obodi. Established in 1954, Al-Raed currently play in the Pro League and have been playing there since 2008.

History[edit]

The team was able to qualify for the Premier League Saudi Arabia, in 1980–1981. It fought Club K in the qualifiers held in Riyadh. In 1986 it was the first team from the Qassim region to enter the Saudi Premier League. The team repeated this ascension to the Premier League at the end of 1989, 1992, 1998, 2002 and 2007. The Senyhassad junior team reached the Saudi Premier League clubs for juniors in 1999, and in 2003.

Current squad[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of Saudi Premier League:

No Position Player Nation
2 Defender Mohammed Al-Amri  Saudi Arabia
3 Forward Saqer Otaif  Saudi Arabia
4 Defender Yahya Al-Musalem  Saudi Arabia
5 Defender Mohammed Al-Shoraimi  Saudi Arabia
6 Midfielder Yahya Otain  Saudi Arabia
7 Midfielder Ferhan Hasani  Macedonia
8 Midfielder Yassine El Ghanassy (on loan from Nantes)  Belgium
10 Forward Ismaël Bangoura  Guinea
11 Forward Saleh Al-Shehri  Saudi Arabia
12 Defender Ali Al-Zubaidi (on loan from Al-Ahli)  Saudi Arabia
17 Defender Abdullah Al-Shamekh  Saudi Arabia
19 Defender Abdullah Al-Fahad  Saudi Arabia
21 Midfielder Badr Al-Sulaitin  Saudi Arabia
27 Midfielder Ahmed Hammoudan (on loan from IR Tanger)  Morocco
29 Midfielder Riyadh Al-Ibrahim  Saudi Arabia
30 Goalkeeper Azzedine Doukha  Algeria
31 Defender Hicham Belkaroui  Algeria
33 Defender Hussain Al-Showaish  Saudi Arabia
40 Defender Muteb Al-Mutlaq (on loan from Al-Nassr)  Saudi Arabia
44 Midfielder Sultan Farhan  Saudi Arabia
49 Midfielder Sultan Al-Sawadi  Saudi Arabia
66 Defender Mohamed Atwa  Egypt
77 Goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Shammeri  Saudi Arabia
80 Midfielder Daniel Amora  Brazil
81 Midfielder Muhannad Al-Shadokhi  Saudi Arabia
91 Goalkeeper Ahmed Al-Ghamdi  Saudi Arabia
98 Defender Muhannad Al-Qidhi  Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Ahmed Jamal  Egypt
Forward Abdullah Al-Meqren  Saudi Arabia
Forward Mazen Abo Shararah  Saudi Arabia

Out on loan[edit]

No Position Player Nation
24 Defender Abdurahman Al-Shammeri (on loan to Al-Orobah)  Saudi Arabia
Goalkeeper Khaled Al-Muqaitib (on loan to Al-Qaisumah)  Saudi Arabia

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "King Abdullah Sport City Stadium". Saudi Pro League Statistics. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  2. ^ "نادي الرائد". spl.com.sa. Archived from the original on 2016-01-06. Retrieved 28 December 2015.