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El-Jaish SC
Full name El Jaish Sports Club
نادي الجيش الرياضي
Founded 2007
Dissolved July 2017
Ground Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium
Doha, Qatar
Ground Capacity 12,000[1]
Chairman Hamad bin Ali Al Attiyah
Manager Sabri Lamouchi
League Qatar Stars League
2014–15 Qatar Stars League, 3rd
Website Club home page
El Jaish's active sections
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El-Jaish Sports Club (Arabic: نادي الجيش الرياضي‎‎) was a Qatar multi-sports club from 2007-2017, based in the Al-Duhail area of Doha. The Association Football team currently plays in the Qatar Stars League. The team won the Qatargas League prior to 2011, but were not eligible for promotion and as a result were not declared as the champions of the league. It was promoted to the first division, the Stars League, the first year after it was made eligible.

The club also has participations in other sports, most notably in handball where its team has previously achieved 3rd place in both, the GCC Handball Championship, and the Asian Club Handball Championship.[2]

In April 2017, it was announced that the club would be taken over by Lekhwiya SC following the 2016–17 Qatar Stars League, and merge into Lekhwiya SC which would be rebranded into Al-Duhail SC.[3][4]


El Jaish SC was officially established in 2011 after spending several seasons in the second division without being eligible for promotion.

In its first season in the Qatar Stars League, El Jaish finished second, just two points behind champions Lekhwiya, and qualified for the 2013 AFC Champions League. After a poor start to the 2013 Champions League, El Jaish won 3 of its 4 last group stage games to emerge as the groups runners-up, setting up a Round of 16 tie against Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia. They were eliminated after losing 0–2 in the away game and 1–3 on aggregate.[5]

In 2013, El Jaish were involved in the controversial case of Zahir Belounis not being granted an exit visa over his dispute with the club over unpaid wages.[6][7][8]

Lekhwiya SC announced that they have taken over the club in April 2017 and the club dissolved in july 2017 while lekhwiya got rebranded into Al-Debaih SC


4 Official Championships.

Winners (1): 2012–13 (Shared Record) (Defunct)
Winners (1): 2007–08*, 2008–09*,[9] 2010–11
Winners (2): 2014, 2016.


  • 2007–08 and 2008–09 El-Jaish were winners but the club was not officiated yet so they don't count as official championships.

El Jaish in Asia[edit]

Competition Pld W D L GF GA
AFC Champions League 8 3 3 2 15 12
Total 8 3 3 2 15 12
  • Q = Qualification
  • GS = Group stage
  • R16 = Round of 16
  • QF = Quarter-final
  • SF = Semi-final

AFC Champions League

Round Country Club Home Away
GS Saudi Arabia Al Shabab 3–0 0–2
GS Iran Tractor Sazi 3–3 4–2
GS United Arab Emirates Al Jazira 3–1 1–1
R16 Saudi Arabia Al Ahli 1–1 0–2


As of Qatar Stars League:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Fahad Younes  Qatar
22 Goalkeeper Saoud Al Khater  Qatar

2 Defender Murad Naji  Qatar
3 Defender Ahmed Nuaman  Egypt
4 Defender Lucas Mendes  Brazil
8 Defender Yousef Muftah  Qatar
15 Defender Dame Traoré (on loan from Lekhwiya)  Qatar
17 Defender Saleh Al-Kanaani  Qatar
19 Defender Abdurahman Abker  Qatar
21 Defender Ali Sanad  Qatar
26 Defender Hashem Bouzaid  Qatar
67 Defender Jassem Al-Hashemi  Qatar

5 Midfielder Mohammed Al Jabri  Qatar
6 Midfielder Yasser Abubakar  Qatar
7 Midfielder Khalid Abdulraouf  Qatar
11 Midfielder Saeed Al-Marri  Qatar
13 Midfielder Salah Al-Yahri  Qatar
14 Midfielder Mohammad Mothnani  Tunisia
23 Midfielder Majdi Siddiq (on loan from Al-Sailiya)  Qatar
25 Midfielder Mohammed Aatef  Qatar
27 Midfielder Ahmed Moein  Qatar
28 Midfielder Khaled Waleed  Qatar
29 Midfielder Fahad Abdullah  Qatar
33 Midfielder Sayaf Al-Korbi (on loan from Al-Sailiya)  Qatar
77 Midfielder Salmeen Ateeq  Qatar

10 Forward Sardor Rashidov  Uzbekistan
12 Forward Magid Mohamed  Qatar
31 Forward Romarinho  Brazil
55 Forward Abdulgadir Ilyas Bakur  Qatar

Players with Multiple Nationalities

Players registered as professionals[edit]

QSL clubs are limited to 4 foreign professionals (3 + 1 Asian) per squad.[10]
Last update: 20 August 2014.[11]

Professional players

Non-professional foreigners

Out on loan[edit]

No Position Player Nation
-- Goalkeeper Ahmed Soufiane (on loan to Al-Kharaitiyat)  Qatar
-- Defender Anderson Martins (on loan to Umm Salal)  Brazil
-- Defender Rami Fayez (on loan to Al-Sailiya)  Qatar
-- Defender Mohammed Al-Alawi (on loan to Al-Sailiya)  Qatar
-- Midfielder Dheyab Al-Annabi (on loan to Umm Salal)  Qatar
-- Midfielder Wagner Ribeiro (on loan to Al-Sailiya)  Brazil
-- Midfielder Abdurahman Waleed (on loan to Muaither)  Qatar


Last update: May 23, 2014[12]

Senior team[edit]

Coaching staff
Head coach France Sabri Lamouchi
Assistant coach Austria Lassaad Chabbi
Assistant coach Qatar Yousef Adam
Reserve head coach Romania Cristian Petre
Reserve asst. coach Qatar Yousuf Al-Nobi
Goalkeeping coach Egypt Ahmed Naji
Fitness coach Tunisia Khalil Jebabli
Fitness coach Brazil André Lima
Medical staff
Team doctor Romania Marian Dumitru
Physiotherapist Romania Sorin Minea
Physiotherapist Tunisia Mohamed Ali Laid
Physiotherapist Tunisia Badii Al-Tayib
Kinesiologist Canada Nabyl Bekraoui
Specialist staff
Translator Jordan Abdelrahman Naim
Translator South Korea Ju Hoyeong
Photographer Romania Adrian Alexandru
Administrative staff
Team manager Qatar Rashid Al-Kaabi
Team administrator Qatar Ismail Hashem
Logistics officer Qatar Nasser Al-Shammari

Youth team[edit]

Last update: May 24, 2013[13]

Coaching staff
Head coach Egypt Aref Awadh Salem
Assistant coach Serbia Zoran Lović
Goalkeeping coach Portugal Pedro Lascarim
Physiotherapist Tunisia Ahsan Ajoo
Technical staff
Technical Director Brazil Leonardo Vitorino


Position Staff
President Qatar Hamad bin Ali Al Attiyah
Executive Director Qatar Dr. Thani Abdulrahman Al Kuwari
Marketing & Audience Manager Qatar Saeed Al-Eidah
Sports Manager QatarYousuf Bakhit Al Kuwari
Media Manager Qatar Amer Abdulrahman Al Kaabi
Financial Manager Qatar Khamis Al Kuwari

Last updated: May 2012
Source: El Jaish

Associated clubs[edit]

Kit sponsors and manufacturers[edit]

Period Kit manufacture Shirt sponsor
2011– United States Nike Qatar NAPT

Managerial history[edit]

  • Qatar Mohammed Al Ammari (July 2007 – May 2011) / Qatar Yousef Al Nobi (assistant)
  • Brazil Péricles Chamusca (June 15, 2011 – May 31, 2012) / Brazil Marcello Chamusca (assistant)
  • Romania Răzvan Lucescu (June 1, 2012 – Jan 15, 2014) / Romania Mihai Stoica (assistant)
  • Qatar Yousef Adam (Jan 15, 2014 – Jan 21, 2014) / Qatar Yousef Al Nobi (assistant)
  • Tunisia Nabil Maâloul (Jan 21, 2014 – Jan 26, 2014) / Qatar Yousef Adam (assistant)
  • Tunisia Nabil Maâloul (Jan 26, 2014 – Dec 11, 2014) / Austria Lassaad Chabbi (assistant)
  • Qatar Abdulqadir Almoghaisab (Dec 12, 2014 – Dec 27, 2014) / Austria Lassaad Chabbi (assistant)
  • France Sabri Lamouchi (Dec 27, 2014–present) / Austria Lassaad Chabbi (assistant)



  1. ^ http://lekhwiyaclub.com/en/football/the-club/the-club-2.html
  2. ^ "El Jaish Handball Team matches". goalzz.com. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lekhwiya, El Jaish clubs to merge" (in Arabic). Gulf Times. 11 April 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Lekhwiya, Al Jaish Clubs to Merge into One Club under the Name of Al Duhail Sports Club". www.qna.org.qa. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "ACL RD16 (2nd leg): Al Ahli 2–0 El Jaish (3–1 agg)". the-afc.com. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2013. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Zahir Belounis: another embarrassment for Qatar". World Soccer. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Zahir Belounis: A Virtual Captive in Qatar". http://sites.duke.edu/. Retrieved 27 November 2013.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ "'I feel like a hostage': Professional footballer held in Qatar for two years over a pay dispute finally granted exit visa". London: Daily Mail. October 21, 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  9. ^ 2007–08 and 2008–09 El-Jaish were winners but the club was not officiated yet so they don't count as official championships.
  10. ^ "اعتماد تسجيل أربعة لاعبين أجانب في الموسم الجديد". alkass.net. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "موقع الكأس يرصد حركة الانتقالات قبل إنطلاق الدوري". alkass.net. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Technical staff". El Jaish official website. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Technical staff". El Jaish official website. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "Eljaish Signs MoU with FC Schalke 04". eljaish.com. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 

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