|Full name||Al Nassr Football Club|
|Founded||24 October 1955|
|Ground||King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh|
|Chairman||Faisal bin Turki bin Nasser|
|Manager||Jorge da Silva|
|League||Saudi Professional League|
|2014–15||Saudi Premier League, 1st|
|Website||Club home page|
Al-Nassr FC (Arabic:نادي النصر; Victory) is a Saudi Arabian football club based in Riyadh. Formed in 1955 the club plays its home games at King Fahd Stadium and Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium. Its home colours are yellow and blue.
The club have won 7 Premier League titles, 9 Regional League titles, 2 GCC Champions League titles, 3 Saudi Crown Prince Cup, 6 Saudi King's Cups, and holds the impressive feat of pulling a historic Asian double in 1998, by claiming both the Asian Cup Winners' Cup and Asian Super Cup, This achievement landed Al-Nassr a spot in the first FIFA Club World Cup where it won the Fair Play award, thus, making Al-Nassr the first club from Asia to play on a global level, as well as win such an award. This in turn, gave the club its famous nickname: "The Global".
- 1 History
- 2 Name, Logo and Colors
- 3 Sponsorship
- 4 Players
- 5 Personnel
- 6 Former coaches
- 7 Presidential history
- 8 Honours
- 9 Records and Statistics
- 10 Asian ranking
- 11 References
- 12 External links
- 13 Sources
- 14 External links
Beginnings and triumphs (1955–1989)
Al-Nassr was established in 1955 by the brothers Husein and Zeid Al-Ja'ba in their house on Al-Ataif Street in Riyadh. Training took place in an old playground at Gashlat Al-Shortah west of Al-Fotah Garden where there was a small football field and a small room to store balls and shirts. In addition to Al-Ja'ba Brothers, Ali and Issa Al-Owais were among the first workers at the club.
The club operated as an amateur club until 1960 when it was registered officially with the General Presidency of Youth Welfare. It was at this time that Prince Abdulrahman Bin Saud became head of Al-Nassr. Al-Nassr started in the second division of the league. They were promoted to the first division in 1963. During the 1970s and 1980s, the club won sixteen Saudi Premier League titles, six King's Cups, three Crown Prince Cups and three Federation Cup. The team's success was built around the "Saudi Golden Trio" of Majed Abdullah, Fahd Al-Herafy and Mohaisn Al-Jam'aan.
Golden era (1989–2003)
In the 1990s, Al-Nassr won two further Saudi Premier League titles, a King's Cup and a Federation Cup. They also had success in several international tournaments, winning two GCC Champions Leagues, one Asian Cup Winners' Cup and one Asian Super Cup. The club represented the AFC region in the first FIFA Club World Cup in Brazil in 2000. In the competition Al-Nassr played against Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, Real Madrid and Raja Casablanca, and finished 3rd in the group. Al-Nassr won the competition's Fair Play award.
After the Golden Trio's retirement, Al-Nassr went into some major setbacks. In 2006–07, the club only avoided relegation on the last day of the season, which prompted honorary members of the club to begin an effective long-term plan, to revolutionize management and team members.
Return of The Global (2008–present)
After a major overhaul of playing staff, Al-Nassr went on to win the Federation Cup 2008 against city rivals, Al-Hilal. The club finished third in 2009–10 securing Asian Champions League football for the following season. In 2011–12, Al-Nassr saw itself on the King Cup's final, only to finish as a runners-up, and in 2012–13, Al-Nassr continued its steady steps into returning to the Saudi giant it once was, where it reached the Crown Prince Cup final, only to lose to Al-Hilal on penalties.
In 2013–14, Al-Nassr finally achieved its long-term goal of returning to crowning stages, by earning an impressive double against city rivals Al-Hilal on both league and Crown Prince cups. The team subsequently qualified for the 2015 AFC Champions League following the astonishing accomplishment.
In the 2014–15 season, Al-Nassr continued defending the title as holding champion, by winning the league, and reaching the King's Cup final, as well as qualifying for the Crown Prince's semi-final. The identity of a returning champion still persists within club halls.
Name, Logo and Colors
The Club's logo represents the map of Arabia with yellow and blue colors. Yellow for the gorgeous sand in the Arabian deserts, and blue for the magnificent water in the Arabian seas. Recently the old logo has been replaced by a "more modern version", but still is heavily influenced by the old club logo. The new Logo only represent the Football team while the old logo represent the Club as a whole.
Since the start of the 2013/2014 season, Al-Nassr has lacked any sponsors. Yet, still managed to pull through with a double, by winning the Crown Prince's cup, as well as finishing first in the SPL. In the 2014/2015 season, Al-Nassr managed to land on multiple sponsors, including electronic manufacturer UGINE, and telecom giants Mobily for a developing partnership that spans for almost 5 years, beginning with a small advert on the team's jerseys, all for an undisclosed fee nearing $32,000,000 dollars a year.
- since 2007/08 until 2009/10: Lotto
- since 2010/11 until 2011/12 : Nike
- since 2012/13 until 2013/2014: Al-Nassr FC official store
- starting from 2014/2015 until the end of the season: SPORTA
As of Saudi Premier League:
Out on loan
Current technical Staff
|Head Coach||Jorge da Silva|
|Assistant Coach||Sergio Martinez|
|Technical analyst||Rodrigo Da Silva|
|Fitness Coach||Pablo Gomez|
|Goalkeeping Coach||René Higuita|
|Club Doctor||Wael Miskeh|
|Masseur||Ziad Al Rantisi|
|Under-21 Team Coach||Bandr Al-Omran|
|Under-19 Team Coach||Vacant|
|Under-17 Team Coach||Vacant|
Current board of directors and administrators
|President||Prince Faisal Bin Turki Bin Nasser|
|Member of the board of directors, General Supervisor of Football Administration||Al-Waleed Bin Bader|
|Member of the Board, Investment Officer||Bader Al-Harbi|
|Member of the Board, Director of Football Administration||Mohammed Al-Suwailem|
|Member of the Board, Director of Football||Salem Al-Othman|
|Member of the Board,Secretary-General||Ali Hamdan|
|Assistant Secretary-General||Abdulrahman Saad Al-Ghamdi|
|Member of the Board, Director of the Media Center||Ali Hamdan|
|Member of the Board, Deputy Director of the Media Centre||Talal Al-Naggar|
|Member of the Board, Treasurer||Mansour Al-Shalhoub|
|Member of the Board||Hamod Al-Shehri|
|Public Relations Officer||Mohammed Al-Khering|
|Professionals Office Manager||Jaafar Al-Subaie|
|Club Accountant||Hassan al-Hazmi|
|Secretary of the club||Badawi ElDesoki|
- Ahmed Al-Joker (1960–62)
- Ahmied Abdullah (1962–65)
- Lamaat Qatna (1966–67)
- Abdulmajid Tarnah (1967–69)
- Hassan Sultan (1969–70)
- Zaki Osman (1971)
- Mimi Abdulmajid (1972)
- Hassan Khairi (1973–74)
- Mahmoud Abu Rojeila (1975)
- Vivas (1976)
- Ljubiša Broćić (1976–79)
- Chico Formiga (1980–81)
- Mário Zagallo (1981)
- Francisco Sarno (1983)
- José Chira (1983)
- Carpergiani (1983–84)
- Robert Herbin (1985–86)
- Billy Bingham (1987–88)
- Joel Santana (1988–89)
- Yousef Khamis (1989)
- Claudio Deorati (1990)
- Nasser Al-Johar (1990–91)
- Dragoslav Šekularac (1992)
- Qadies (1992–93)
- Nasser Al-Johar (1993)
- Majed Abdullah (1993)
- Jean Fernandez (1993–94)
- Henri Michel (1995)
- Jean Fernandez (Sept 1995 – Feb 96)
- Ilie Balaci (1996–97)
- Dimitar Penev (1997)
- Dušan Uhrin (1997–98)
- Jean Fernandez (1 Jan 1998 – 30 June 1998)
- Dutra (1998–99)
- Procópio Cardoso (1999)
- Milan Živadinović (2000)
- Yousef Khamis (2000)
- Artur Jorge (2000–01)
- Héctor Núñez (Aug 2001 – Dec 01)
- Salih Al-Mutlaq (2001)
- Jorge Habegger (2001–02)
- Julio Asad (2002–03)
- Ljubiša Tumbaković (1 July 2003 – 31 Dec 2003)
- Mircea Rednic (2004)
- Mohsen Saleh (2004)
- Dimitar Dimitrov (2004–05)
- Mariano Barreto (2005–06)
- Khalid Al-Koroni (2006)
- Yousef Khamis (2006)
- Artur Jorge (2006)
- Jorge Habegger (1 July 2006 – 30 May 2007)
- Ednaldo Patrício (2007)
- Foeke Booy (2007)
- Julio Asad (2007)
- Rodion Gačanin (2008)
- Edgardo Bauza (1 Feb 2009 – 30 June 2009)
- Jorge da Silva (2009 – May 10)
- Walter Zenga (10 May 2010 – 23 Dec 2010)
- Dragan Skočić (11 Jan 2011 – 26 May 2011)
- Gustavo Costas (18 July 2011 – 29 Nov 2011)
- Ali Kmeikh (29 Nov 2011 – 24 Dec 2011)
- Francisco Maturana (5 Dec 2011–4 Sept 2012)
- José Daniel Carreño (29 Sept 2012–2 May 2014)
- Raúl Caneda (2 May 2014 – 31 Oct 2014)
- Jorge da Silva (1 Nov 2014– )
|1||Mr. Zeid Al-Ja'ba||1955||1956|
|2||Mr. Ahmed Abdullah Ahmed||1956||1960|
|3||Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Al-Odaini||1960||1960|
|4||Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Al-Odaini||1960||1960|
|5||Prince Abdulrahman Bin Saud||1960||1969|
|6||Prince Sultan Bin Saud||1969||1975|
|7||Prince Abdulrahman Bin Saud||1975||1997|
|8||Prince Faisal Bin Abdulrahman Bin Saud||1997||2000|
|9||Prince Abdulrahman Bin Saud||2000||2005|
|10||Prince Mamdoh Bin Abdulrahman Bin Saud||2005||2006|
|11||Prince Faisal Bin Abdulrahman Bin Saud||2006||2009|
|12||Prince Faisal Bin Turki Bin Nasser||2009||–|
Al-Nassr have won a combined total of 42 championships, officially recognized by FIFA as 32, with many domestic and international records. The club is recognized by FIFA as the first Asian club to play on a global level, as well as the first club in the world to win the FIFA Fair Play Award in the Club World Cup. On a continental level, Al-Nassr appeared on 4 Asian finals, with two victories, and two times as runners-up.
- Saudi Premier League Official
- Kings Cup Official
- Saudi Crown Prince Cup Official
- Palestine Martyrs Tournament Cup
- Winners (1): 1969
- Eastern Region Tournament
- Winners (2): 1971, 1972
- Prince Turki bin Nassir International Tournament
- Winners (2): 1987, 1989
- Al-Wehda International Cup
- Winners (1): 2012
الاسيويه صعبه قويه يا فقراوي
Records and Statistics
Internationally, Al-Nassr boasts many appearances, both in the Arab world and on the international scale. In 1996 and 1997, Al-Nassr won the GCC Champions League twice in a row, and ran for runners-up in 2008. Al-Nassr appeared in Syria's international tournament, the Damascus International Championship in 2004, and won. Al-Nassr also had successful appearances in Emirati international tournaments, such the Bani Yas International Tournament, winning it two times in 2011 and 2013, as well as winning Al-Wehda International Cup in 2012. Other UAFA participations include a single appearance in the Arab Cup Winners' Cup in the year 2000, as well as the Arab Super Cup in 2001. It reached finals on both occasions, only to finish course as runners-up, with the two cups going defunct ever since.
FIFA Club World Cup
Winning the Asian Super Cup in 1998 allowed Al-Nassr to participate in the FIFA Club World Cup. In doing so, they became the first team to officially represent Asia in an international tournament, which was held in Brazil from 5 January till 14 January, in the year 2000. The nickname "The Global Club" was obtained following their respective participation in the Club World Cup. Al-Nassr won the FIFA Fair play award following the end of the Club World Cup, and were the first team in the world to win such an award.
|Real Madrid||3–1||Al Nassr|
Sávio 69' (pen.)
|(Report)||Al Husseini 45' (pen.)|
|Raja Casablanca||3–4||Al Nassr|
El Moubarki 81'
El Karkouri 87'
Group A Standing
|1||Madhi AL DOSARI|
|2||Nasser AL HALWI|
|12||Hamad AL KHATHRAN|
|23||Ibrahim AL SHOKIA|
|3||Faisal AL DOSARI|
|14||Nassip AL GHAMDI|
|18||Abdullah AL KARNI|
|15||Nahar AL DHAFERI|
- As of 10 March 2015.
|8||Al Jazira Club|
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