El Jaish SC

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El-Jaish SC
Full name El Jaish Sports Club
نادي الجيش الرياضي
Founded 2007
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) 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.[2]


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.[3]

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.[4][5][6]


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.


League seasons[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Emir of Qatar Cup Crown Prince Cup Sheikh Jassim Cup Qatar Stars Cup AFC Champions League
2010–11 Q2D 1st Semi-finals Semi-finals
2011–12 QSL 2nd Semi-finals
2012–13 QSL 3rd - Title Winner Round of 16

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
16 Goalkeeper Khalifa Abo Baker      Qatar
22 Goalkeeper Saoud Al Khater      Qatar
2 Defender Murad Naji      Qatar
4 Defender Lucas Mendes      Brazil
8 Defender Yousef Muftah      Qatar
19 Defender Abdurahman Abker      Qatar
21 Defender Ali Sanad      Qatar
67 Defender Jassem Al-Hashemi      Qatar
77 Defender Abdulaziz Al-Mohannadi      Qatar
96 Defender Jassem Al-Mulla      Qatar
5 Midfielder Mohammed Al Jabri      Qatar
6 Midfielder Yasser Abou Baker      Qatar
No Position Player Nation
7 Midfielder Wesam Rizik      Qatar
13 Midfielder Salah Al-Yahri      Qatar
14 Midfielder Mohammad Mothnani      Tunisia
17 Midfielder Othman Al Yahri      Qatar
18 Midfielder Mohammed Jeddo      Qatar
20 Midfielder Wagner Ribeiro      Brazil
23 Midfielder Khalid Abdulraouf      Qatar
24 Midfielder Abdurahman Waleed      Qatar
9 Forward Abderrazak Hamdallah      Morocco
10 Forward Sardor Rashidov      Uzbekistan
12 Forward Magid Mohammed      Qatar
31 Forward Romarinho      Brazil

Players with Multiple Nationalities

Players registered as professionals[edit]

QSL clubs are limited to 4 foreign professionals (3 + 1 Asian) per squad.[7]
Last update: 20 August 2014.[8]

Professional players

Non-professional foreigners


Last update: May 23, 2014[9]

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[10]

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 11) / 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. ^ "ACL RD16 (2nd leg): Al Ahli 2–0 El Jaish (3–1 agg)". the-afc.com. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Zahir Belounis: another embarrassment for Qatar". World Soccer. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Zahir Belounis: A Virtual Captive in Qatar". http://sites.duke.edu/. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "'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. 
  7. ^ "اعتماد تسجيل أربعة لاعبين أجانب في الموسم الجديد". alkass.net. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "موقع الكأس يرصد حركة الانتقالات قبل إنطلاق الدوري". alkass.net. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Technical staff". El Jaish official website. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Technical staff". El Jaish official website. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Eljaish Signs MoU with FC Schalke 04". eljaish.com. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 

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