Kazma SC

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Kazma
Full nameKazma Sporting Club
Founded31 August 1964; 59 years ago (1964-08-31)
GroundAl-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium
Adiliya
Capacity21,500
ChairmanAli Alobaid
ManagerSérgio Farias
LeagueKuwait Premier League
2022–233rd of 10
WebsiteClub website

Kazma Sporting Club (Arabic: نادي كاظمة الرياضي) is a Kuwaiti professional association football club. Founded in 1964, the club competes in the Kuwaiti Premier League.

Club history[edit]

Naming[edit]

The club is named after the area of Kathma, which is located 40 kilometers north of Kuwait City, on the Kuwait coast. In 630 A.D., the battle of 'That Alslasil' took place in Kathma.[1]

Recent history[edit]

On 21 December 2009, under head coach Ilie Balaci, Kazma played a friendly match against reigning La Liga champions FC Barcelona to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the club. The match ended in a 1–1 draw. Barcelona received 1.7 million for participating in the match.[2]

Kazma Kuwait1–1Spain FC Barcelona
Abdullah Al Dhafiri 90' Bojan Krkić 80'

Won the Kuwait Emir Cup in 2011 a 1–0 over Kuwait SC.

2011-[edit]

On November 10, 2015, after 4 years of trophy-less seasons the club won the 2015-16 Kuwait Federation Cup vs Kuwait SC 2-1 goals scored by Patrick Fabiano.[3]

Stadium[edit]

Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium in Adiliya

Kazma's stadium, Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium located in Kuwait City, Kuwait. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium has a 21,500 holding capacity.[citation needed] The stadium hosted 2 Arabian Gulf Cup tournaments, the first being in 1990, which Kuwait won for the seventh time. However, the second time in 2003 Kuwait ended up in 6th place, which is their worst ever ranking. It has also hosted many finals of the Kuwait Emir Cup and Kuwait Crown Cup.[citation needed]

Presidents[edit]

  • Ahmad Khalid Al-Fozan (Oct 1964 – Oct 1965)
  • Yousef Abdullah Mohammed Shaheen Al-Ghanim (Nov 1965 – June 1995)
  • Abdullah Al-Dakheel Al-Rasheed (June 1995 – Sep 1995)
  • Suleiman Mohamed Saleh Al-Adsani (Sept 1995 – May 1997)
  • Khalid Nasser Al-Sanea (May 1997 – May 2000)
  • Suleiman Mohamed Saleh Al-Adsani (May 2000 – May 2006)
  • Asad Ahmed Al-Banwan (May 2006–)

Achievements[edit]

Kazma has 20 official championships.

Official[edit]

1986, 1987, 1994, 1996
1982, 1984, 1990, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2011, 2022
1995
Runners-up : 2007
1987, 1995
Runners-up 1988, 1997
1968–69
Runners-up : 2011
2015–16, 2017–18
Runners-up : 2009, 2012
2004, 2007

Friendly[edit]

  • Al Hasawi Super Cup: 1
2007[4]

Futsal[edit]

2014–15, 2015–16
2015, 2017, 2018

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Kuwait KUW Hussain Kankoune
2 DF State of Palestine PLE Michel Termanini
4 DF Kuwait KUW Ali Ateej
6 MF Kuwait KUW Abdullah Al Fahd
7 MF Kuwait KUW Omar Al Hubaiter
8 MF Kuwait KUW Naser Faleh
9 FW Kuwait KUW Bandar Boresli
10 FW Kuwait KUW Nasser Faraj
11 MF Kuwait KUW Talal Al ajmi
12 MF Kuwait KUW Hamad Harbi
14 DF Kuwait KUW Othman Al shammari
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 DF Kuwait KUW Fahd Zouiad
17 FW Kuwait KUW Shabaib Al-Khaldi
20 DF Kuwait KUW Mohamed al azmi
21 FW Brazil BRA Mathews Eduardo
23 GK Kuwait KUW Saud Al Hushan
25 DF Kuwait KUW Mubarak Said
26 DF Kuwait KUW Abdulaziz Al Rassam
28 DF Kuwait KUW Mohammed Safar
29 DF Algeria ALG Imaddine Azzi
31 MF Jordan JOR Ahmad Ersan
70 DF Kuwait KUW Mohammed Al Farsi

Recent seasons[edit]

Kazma's biggest wins
  • In Asia
1988: Kazma 3–0 Bahrain Muharraq Club
1989: Kazma 3–0 United Arab Emirates Sharjah
1995: Kazma 9–0 Oman Dhofar
1996: Kazma 4–1 United Arab Emirates Al Ain
1999: Kazma 3–0 Saudi Arabia Al Nassr
  • Friendlies
2008: Kazma 7–1 Slovakia Spartak Trnava
2009: Kazma 1–1 Egypt Ismaily
2009: Kazma 1–1 Spain FC Barcelona

Kazma in Asia[edit]

Competition Pld W D L GF GA
Asian Club Championship 21 10 4 6 33 16
Asian Cup Winners Cup 18 8 5 5 46 25
AFC Cup 18 8 3 7 22 20
Total 57 26 12 18 101 61
Competition Round Country Club Home Away
1987–88
Asian Club Championship Q1 Saudi Arabia Al Hilal 0–1
Q1 Bahrain Muharraq Club 3–0
Q1 United Arab Emirates Al Nasr 1–0
Q1 Oman Al-Fanja 2–0
GS Japan Yomiuri 1–2
GS China August 1st 1–0
GS Malaysia Federal Territory 1–1
1988–89
Asian Club Championship Q1 Bahrain West Riffa 2–0
Q1 Oman Al-Fanja 3–1
Q1 United Arab Emirates Sharjah 3–0
Q1 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittifaq 1–1 1–2
GS India Mohun Bagan 1–0
GS Iraq Al-Rasheed 0–2
GS China Guangdong 1–1
1992
Asian Cup Winners Cup R1 Qatar Al Sadd 1–1 (2–4p) 1–1
QF Saudi Arabia Al Nassr 0–1 1–2
1994–95
Asian Club Championship R1 Qatar Al Arabi 2–1 0–1
1996
Asian Cup Winners Cup R1 Oman Oman Club 3–1 1–1
R2 United Arab Emirates Al Ain 2–0 4–1
QF Saudi Arabia Riyadh SC 1–0 1–2
1996–97
Asian Club Championship R1 Oman Dhofar 9–0 1–1
R2 Qatar Al-Rayyan 0–1 1–1
1998
Asian Cup Winners Cup R1 Bahrain Bahrain club 2–2 3–2
R2 Qatar Al Ittihad 0–0 0–1
1999
Asian Cup Winners Cup R1 United Arab Emirates Al Wahda 2–0 3–2
R2 Saudi Arabia Al Nassr 3–0 1–2
QF Iraq Al Talaba
2010
AFC Cup GS Lebanon Al-Ahed 1–0 2–1
GS Syria Al Jaish 0–1 1–0
GS Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi 0–0 2–1
R16 Jordan Shabab Al-Ordon 1–1 (aet)
(6–5 p)
QF Syria Al-Ittihad 0–1 2–3
2012
AFC Cup GS Iraq Arbil 1–2 1–1
GS India East Bengal 3–0 2–1
GS Yemen Al-Oruba 1–1 2–1
R16 Jordan Al-Wehdat 1–2 (aet)

FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup Players[edit]

FIFA World Cup 1982 Spain

  •  Kuwait
    • Nassir Al-Ghanim
    • Jamal Al-Qabendi
    • Hamoud Al-Shemmari
    • Yussef Al-Suwayed
    • Adam Marjam
    • Abdullah Mayouf

1984 AFC Asian Cup

  •  Kuwait
    • Jamal Al-Qabandi
    • Homoud Al-Shammari
    • Yousef Suwayed

1996 AFC Asian Cup

  •  Kuwait
    • Fawaz Al Ahmad
    • Yousef Al Dookhi
    • Ayman Al Husaini
    • Badr Haji
    • Esam Sakeen

2000 AFC Asian Cup

2004 AFC Asian Cup

AFC Asian Cup 2007

AFC Asian Cup 2011

Managerial history[edit]

Ilie Balaci coach of Kazma 2009–10
Years Name Nationality
1985–90 Eddie Firmani Italy Italy
1994–96 Milan Máčala Czech Republic Czech Republic
1997–99 Theo Bücker Germany Germany
1999 Adam Marjan Kuwait Kuwait
2001–02 Fouzy Ibrahim Kuwait Kuwait
2002–03 Acácio Casimiro Portugal Portugal
June 2004–Nov 2004 Júlio César Leal Brazil Brazil
2004–05 Johan Boskamp Netherlands Netherlands
2005–06 Zlatko Krmpotić Serbia Serbia
June 2006–July 2007 José Garrido Portugal Portugal
2007–08 Marinko Koljanin Croatia Croatia
2008–09 Robertinho Brazil Brazil
2009–10 Ilie Balaci Romania Romania
2010 Jamal Yaqoob Kuwait Kuwait
2010–June 2012 Milan Máčala Czech Republic Czech Republic
July 2012 – 2013 Miodrag Radulović Montenegro Montenegro
2013–2015 Jacenir Silva Brazil Brazil
May 2015–July 2017 Florin Motroc Romania Romania
July 2017 – 2019 Toni Portugal Portugal
2019–2020 Boris Bunjak Serbia Serbia
2020–2021 Beto Bianchi Brazil Brazil
2021–2022 Darko Nestorović Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia
2022 Željko Markov Serbia Serbia
2022–2023 Ilie Stan Romania Romania
2023– Sérgio Farias Brazil Brazil

Affiliated clubs[edit]

Other sports[edit]

Besides football, the club has teams for handball, basketball, volleyball, waterpolo, Squash, athletics, Gymnastics, Swimming, Boxing, Judo, Weightlifting, Taekwando, and Ice Hockey.

Basketball[edit]

Handball team achievements[edit]

Performance in AFC (Asian) Competitions[edit]

1987: Group Stage (Top 8)
1988: Group Stage (Top 8)
1995: First Round
1997: Second Round
1991–92: Quarter-Finals
1995–96: Quarter-Finals
1997–98: Second Round
1998–99: Quarter-Finals (withdrew)
2010: Quarter-Finals
2012: Round of 16

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to the official website of Al-Diwan Al-Amiri". Archived from the original on 2007-12-30.
  2. ^ "Barcelona To Play Lucrative Friendly Against Kazma Sporting Club In December | Goal.com". Archived from the original on 2021-02-24. Retrieved 2009-12-20.
  3. ^ "كووورة: الموقع العربي الرياضي الأول". Archived from the original on 2015-11-17. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  4. ^ "Today in Kuwait's history 07/02/2015". Kuwait News Agency (KUNA). 7 February 2015. Archived from the original on 12 June 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.

External links[edit]

Preceded by Gulf Club Champions Cup
1995
Succeeded by
Preceded by Gulf Club Champions Cup
1987
Succeeded by