Al Rayyan SC Volleyball Team

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Al Rayyan
Full name Al Rayyan Volleyball
Founded 1968[1]
Ground Al Rayyan Indoor Arena
Al-Rayyan, Qatar
(Capacity: 2,000)
Chairman Qatar Sheik Saoud Bin Khalid Al Thani
Manager Qatar Mubarak Eid
League Qatari Volleyball League
2016/17 4th

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 (8): 1993, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015
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: 2013, 2014
Fourth place: 2002
Runners-up: 2014
Winners (3): 2011,2015,2016
Runners-up: 2014

2018 - Champions


Squad for 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship

Number Player
1 Bulgaria Matey Kaziyski
2 Qatar Ali Hassan Asadi
4 Qatar Mohamed Al-Oui
5 Morocco Mohamed Hachdadi
6 Cuba Michael Sánchez
7 Brazil Raphael Vieira de Oliveira
9 Qatar Ali Bairami (c)
10 Qatar Mohammed Abdulla
11 Cuba Robertlandy Simón
12 Qatar Mubarak Dahi Waleed
13 Qatar Ali Hamed Yaqub
16 Brazil Alan Domingos (L)

Technical staff[edit]

As of August 1st, 2017/[3]

Name Role Nationality
Carlos Eduardo Schwanke Head Coach Brazil Brazilian
Mubarak Al-Abdulla Manager Qatar Qatari
Toufik Benmessadek Assistant Coach Algeria Algerian
Ali Issac Assistant Coach Qatar Qatari
Vladimir Nikolić Physiotherapist Serbia Serbian
Arnaout Mohammed Doctor Tunisia Tunisian

Notable players[edit]

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.[4]

Managerial history[edit]


  1. ^ "Al Rayyan club profile". asianmensvball. Archived from the original on 11 April 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  2. ^ FIVB. "Al-Rayyan Sports Club Team Composition". Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  3. ^ الجهاز الفني (in Arabic). Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "World of Volley :: Al Rayyan SC". World of Volley. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 

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