Al Rayyan SC Volleyball Team
|Full name||Al Rayyan Volleyball|
|Ground||Al Rayyan Indoor Arena
|Chairman||Sheik Saoud Bin Khalid Al Thani|
|League||Qatari Volleyball League|
Al Rayyan Volleyball (Arabic: الريان للكرة الطائرة) is a professional Volleyball team based in Al-Rayyan, Qatar. It competes in the Qatari Volleyball League. They participated in the 2012 edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship held in Qatar after winning the Heir Apparent Cup. The club hired four top athletes to strengthen the team before the 2012 Club World Championships. These include Rodrigão from Brazil, the Bulgarian brothers Georgi and Valentin Bratoev, and the American David Lee, a Gold medalist in Beijing 2008. They did not advance past the group stage. The best achievement for the Al Rayyan volleyball team was in 2014 when they came in the second place in the World Club championship. The squad included Michael Sánchez, Raphael Vieira de Oliveira, Matey Kaziyski and Robertlandy Simón as foreign players in the team. Al Rayan won the GCC Champions Cup in 2011 and 2015 as well as the Arab championship and Asian cup.
31 official championships.
- Winners (12): 1987, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2017
- Winners (9): 1993, 1995, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016
- Runners-up: 2014
- Winners (3): 2011,2015,2016
- Runners-up: 2014
2018 - Champions
|2||Ali Hassan Asadi|
|7||Raphael Vieira de Oliveira|
|9||Ali Bairami (c)|
|12||Mubarak Dahi Waleed|
|13||Ali Hamed Yaqub|
|16||Alan Domingos (L)|
As of August 1st, 2017/
This list of former players includes those who received international caps while playing for the team, made significant contributions to the team in terms of appearances or goals while playing for the team, or who made significant contributions to the sport either before they played for the team, or after they left. It is clearly not yet complete and all inclusive, and additions and refinements will continue to be made over time.
- Ashraf Mehdi
- Eid Mubarak
- Mohammed Faraj (1987–90)
- Dragan Mihailović (2009/10)
- Mohammed Al Bahri (2011/12 until February 2012)
- Dragan Popović (2012/2013) (Caretaker)
- Ljubomir Travica (2012/13 until March 2014)
- Daniele Bagnoli (2014/15 until November 2015)
- Igor Arbutina (2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2012, March 2014, 2015/2016)
- Carlos Eduardo Schwanke ( February /2017 - 2018)
- "Al Rayyan club profile". asianmensvball. Archived from the original on 11 April 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- FIVB. "Al-Rayyan Sports Club Team Composition". Retrieved 6 May 2014.
- الجهاز الفني (in Arabic). alrayyansc.com. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
- "World of Volley :: Al Rayyan SC". World of Volley. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
- Al Rayyan Official Website (in Arabic)