El Jaish SC
|Full name||El Jaish Sports Club
نادي الجيش الرياضي
|Ground||Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium
|Chairman||Hamad bin Ali Al Attiyah|
|League||Qatar Stars League|
|2014–15||Qatar Stars League, 3rd|
|Website||Club home page|
|El Jaish's active sections|
El-Jaish Sports Club (Arabic: نادي الجيش الرياضي) is a Qatar Football Association member club, based in the Al-Duhail area of Doha, which is currently playing 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.
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.
4 Official Championships.
- Runners-up (1): 2013–14
- Winners (1): 2012–13
- Winners (1):2007-08*, 2008–09*, 2010–11
- Winners (1): 2014
- 2007–08 and 2008–09 El-Jaish were winners but the club was not officiated yet so they don't count as official championships.
|Season||Div.||Pos.||Emir of Qatar Cup||Crown Prince Cup||Sheikh Jassim Cup||Qatar Stars Cup||AFC Champions League|
|2012–13||QSL||3rd||–||-||–||Title Winner||Round of 16|
El Jaish in Asia
|AFC Champions League||8||3||3||2||15||12|
- Q = Qualification
- GS = Group stage
- R16 = Round of 16
- QF = Quarter-final
- SF = Semi-final
As of Qatar Stars League:
Players with Multiple Nationalities
Players registered as professionals
Last update: May 23, 2014
|Head coach||Sabri Lamouchi|
|Assistant coach||Lassaad Chabbi|
|Assistant coach||Yousef Adam|
|Reserve head coach||Cristian Petre|
|Reserve asst. coach||Yousuf Al-Nobi|
|Goalkeeping coach||Ahmed Naji|
|Fitness coach||Khalil Jebabli|
|Fitness coach||André Lima|
|Team doctor||Marian Dumitru|
|Physiotherapist||Mohamed Ali Laid|
|Team manager||Rashid Al-Kaabi|
|Team administrator||Ismail Hashem|
|Logistics officer||Nasser Al-Shammari|
Last update: May 24, 2013
|Head coach||Aref Awadh Salem|
|Assistant coach||Zoran Lović|
|Goalkeeping coach||Pedro Lascarim|
|Technical Director||Leonardo Vitorino|
|President||Hamad bin Ali Al Attiyah|
|Executive Director||Dr. Thani Abdulrahman Al Kuwari|
|Marketing & Audience Manager||Saeed Al-Eidah|
|Sports Manager||Yousuf Bakhit Al Kuwari|
|Media Manager||Amer Abdulrahman Al Kaabi|
|Financial Manager||Khamis Al Kuwari|
Last updated: May 2012
Source: El Jaish
Kit sponsors and manufacturers
|Period||Kit manufacture||Shirt sponsor|
- Mohammed Al Ammari (July 2007 – May 11) / Yousef Al Nobi (assistant)
- Péricles Chamusca (June 15, 2011 – May 31, 2012) / Marcello Chamusca (assistant)
- Răzvan Lucescu (June 1, 2012 – Jan 15, 2014) / Mihai Stoica (assistant)
- Yousef Adam (Jan 15, 2014 – Jan 21, 2014) / Yousef Al Nobi (assistant)
- Nabil Maâloul (Jan 21, 2014 – Jan 26, 2014) / Yousef Adam (assistant)
- Nabil Maâloul (Jan 26, 2014 – Dec 11, 2014) / Lassaad Chabbi (assistant)
- Abdulqadir Almoghaisab (Dec 12, 2014 – Dec 27, 2014) / Lassaad Chabbi (assistant)
- Sabri Lamouchi (Dec 27, 2014–present) / Lassaad Chabbi (assistant)
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- "ACL RD16 (2nd leg): Al Ahli 2–0 El Jaish (3–1 agg)". the-afc.com. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
- "Zahir Belounis: another embarrassment for Qatar". World Soccer. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
- "Zahir Belounis: A Virtual Captive in Qatar". http://sites.duke.edu/. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
- "'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.
- "اعتماد تسجيل أربعة لاعبين أجانب في الموسم الجديد". alkass.net. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
- "موقع الكأس يرصد حركة الانتقالات قبل إنطلاق الدوري". alkass.net. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
- "Technical staff". El Jaish official website. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
- "Technical staff". El Jaish official website. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
- "Eljaish Signs MoU with FC Schalke 04". eljaish.com. Retrieved 22 May 2013.