Al Rayan SC Futsal Team

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Al Rayyan Sports Club
Full name Al Rayyan Futsal Team
Nickname(s) The Lions & Al-Raheeb (The Fearful)
Founded 2006
Ground Al Rayyan Sports Complex
Al-Rayyan, Qatar
Ground Capacity 2,000
Chairman Qatar Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani
Manager Spain Juanito
League Qatar Futsal League
2010-2011 1st
Main article: Al Rayyan Sports Club

Al Rayyan Futsal Team is part of Al Rayyan Sports Club in Qatar.It is based in Umm Al Afaei, Al Rayyan, Qatar. The team was founded in 2006. Since the Qatar professional futsal league started in 2006/2007, Al Rayyan were the main force in Qatar. They won the first Qatar professional league when it first started in 2006/2007. Al Rayyan won the first Qatar Association Cup in 2008/2009, beating Qatar SC 7–5 in the final. In addition to the first league and cup titles, Al Rayyan secured the first Qatar Futsal Super Cup in 2010/2011 after beating Al Sadd 3–2 in a thrilling encounter. In the first time in the history of futsal in Qatar, the winner of the league would be decided by a play-off. Al Rayyan subsequently won their third league title by beating Al Gharafa 3–2 and 4–3 in both final games sealing their second consecutive league title.

Al Rayyan hosted the second AFC champions league tournament during 26-6-2011 and 1-7-2011. In May 2011 Al Rayyan signed two Iranian international stars on loan from Foolad Mahan to participate in the AFC Champions League 2011: Mohammad Taheri (the best Asian player in 2010) and Ali Hassanzadeh.

The team finished fourth, losing in the semi finals to Shahid Mansouri from Iran 6–5 after extra time in a controversial match. Al Rayyan got the Fair Play Award and Ali Hassanzadeh won the tournament top scorer with 10 goals.

Season to season[edit]

Season Division Place Qatar Federation Cup Super Cup AFC Club Championship
2006/07 QFL 1st Not Held Not Held Not Held
2007/08 QFL 2nd Not Held Not Held Not Held
2008/09 QFL 2nd 1st Not Held Not Held
2009/2010 QFL 1st Semi Finalist Not Held Did Not Participate
2010/2011 QFL 1st Finalist 1st 4th
2011/2012 QFL ?? ?? Finalist ??

First team current squad 2011/12[edit]

No. Player Full name Pos. Nat.
1 Abdullah Abdullah Abbas Goalkeeper Qatar
2 Sultan Sultan Al Shahwani Flank/Pivot Qatar
3 S.Jumaa Saad Jumaa Defender/Flank Qatar
4 Saad Saad Al Shahwani Defender Qatar
5 A.Vadillo Antonio Vadillo Defender Spain
6 Hussein Hussein Defender/Flank Oman
8 Akira Akira Minamoto Pivot Japan
9 Raja Ahmed Raja Pivot Qatar
10 Abdullah Abdullah Ghulam Flank/Pivot Qatar
11 Muneer Muneer Mohammed Flank Qatar
13 Badi Badi Johar (C) Goalkeeper Qatar
14 Corvo Carlos Corvo Gonzalvez Flank Spain
15 Fahad Fahad Al Thani Goalkeeper Qatar

Current technical staff[edit]

As of January 19, 2013.[1]

  • Head coach: Spain Juan Antonio Miguel García "Juanito"
  • Assistant Coach & U 21 Coach: Brazil Fabiano Rodrigues Ribeiro[2]
  • Goalkeeping coach: Egypt Tarek Helmi
  • Physiotherapist: Tunisia Al Sahbi

Former head coaches[edit]

Club honours[edit]

  • 3 Qatar League (2006–2007) (2009–2010) (2010–2011)
  • 1 Qatar Association Cup (2008–2009)
  • 1 Qatar Super Cup (2010–2011)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Coaching staff" (in Arabic). Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Juanito will coach the Qatar club "Al Rayyan"". September 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Hassan Rhouila - Futsal Coach". Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Adil Sayeh - Futsal Coach". Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Dževad Habibija ima svojo spletno stran" (in Slovenian). Retrieved 5 January 2012. 

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