Ittihad FC

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Ittihad FC
Ittihad logo 2016.png
Full name Ittihad Jeddah Football Club
Nickname(s) The People's Club,
King Of Asia,
Al Ameed
Founded 4 January 1927
Ground King Abdullah Sports City Stadium
Ground Capacity 62,000
President Ibrahim Al-Balawi
Head coach Victor Pițurcă
League Professional League
2014–15 Professional League, 4th
Website Club home page

Al-Ittihad Club (Arabic: نادي الاتحاد‎), also simply known as Al-Ittihad, literally meaning Unification, is a Saudi Premier League football club based in Jeddah. Al-Ittihad has won 12 League titles and also holds 47 official championship wins, three of them being Asian championships.

The club was founded on the 4th of January 1927 before the third Saudi state was declared, making it the oldest club in Saudi Arabia. The most successful period in Al-Ittihad's history was the 1990s and mid 2000s, when the club won numerous honours both domestically and continental. The team won Cup Winners Cup in 1999 and two Champions League titles in 2004 and 2005 and as far as going on to compete in the 2005 FIFA Club World Cup. The club has the distinction of being the only Asian club to have won the AFC Champions League twice in a row.

Al-Ittihad has a record in home average attendance for Middle East clubs in domestic league matches with the average of 42,371 on 2014/2015 season and that is for the club's big popularity which is the first in Saudi Arabia.

The club's most famous Saudi players are Saeed Ghorab, Hamzah Idris, Ahmad Jamil, Al Hasan Al-Yami, Mohammed Noor and with the most famous foreign players being the famous Brazilian international player Bebeto who played for Al-Ittihad from 2001 to 2002 and The Brazilian Attacking Midfielder Tcheco who played for Al-Ittihad from 2003 to 2005 and came back on in 2008 for one season.

Nowadays Al-Ittihad club is featured in video games like FIFA (12–15) and the PES (14–15) series as one of the best clubs in Asia.

In May 2015, Al-Ittihad entered The Guinness Book Of Records, as the first and only Saudi Arabian/Asian club entering it, because the club had won 232 different local and regional championships in games in Mansour Albalawi's reign as a chairman of the club from 2002 to 2008, and for back-to-back wins of the AFC Champions League in 2004 and 2005, as the only Asian team to accomplish it.

History[edit]

Foundation[edit]

The club was founded after a meeting, on January 4, 1927, of some of the notable football enthusiasts of the city of Jeddah. They met in the offices of the radio broadcasting company and discussed the idea of forming a football club to compete with various traveling teams and be a source of entertainment for inhabitants and an outlet for the city youth to practice organised sport. Everyone agreed that they should go ahead with creating the team that unites them and Ittihad Jeddah was born. The attendees were Hamza Fitaihi, Abdulsamad Najeeb Alsaady, Ismail Zahran, Ali Yamani, Abdulaziz Jameel, Abdulateef Jameel, Abdulateef Linjawi, Othman Banajah, Ahmad Abu Talib, Ali Sultan, Ahmed Almir and Saleh Salamah.

Club name "United"[edit]

the name of club which contains from this wisdom, Mazen Mohammed words that created the current club name. Club owners agrees with him to put the club name Al-Ittihad (United or Union, jointly) in Arabic.

Earlier[edit]

Ismail Zahran team player who was working as in Radio Office in Jeddah to the possibility of electing the head of the works Mr. Sultan to be a President of the Club, However, Ali Sultan became the first official president of the club. Al-Ittihad did not find at first a strong support, there wasn't an official clubs (communities) such as Al Riyadhi, Because the presence of powerful culture in the city of Jeddah only. the established of Saudi Federation was slowly in the 50s, was established after 29 years from Ittihad foundation year. In their first meeting with Al-Riyadhi, Al-Ittihad make it victory with 3–0 won.

Their first championship (1933)[edit]

The club has achieved a historic first tournament, which was called the cup of Nishan Nazer, counted as an official tournament, The cup have formed a popularity of Al-Ittihad, Because of a challenge between them in the final. Depending on the narrator, the winner can burn the Embassy wood's. the Championship attended by several of the clubs, communities, fought Al-Ittihad where several games to achieve access to the final. with Al-Mukhtalat. The weather was dust, did not complete the first half, the match was stopped about 10 minutes. the referee stopped the game to rest for 8 minutes, the weather was changed for the better with the second half, Al-Mukhtalat squad had led to fail, it was a low attacking level. The most prominent player in the game is Al-Itithad defender Safwan which was sacrificed for his team. the club won the championship by 3–0 against Al-Mukhtalat. The most important characteristic of this tournament is the first sporting event held in the reign of the founder King Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud.

Rivalries[edit]

Main article: Saudi El Clasico

Al-Ittihad has long-standing rivalry with Al-Hilal. From the start of national competitions the clubs were seen as representatives of two rival cities: Riyadh and Jeddah. After the success of Al-Hilal in Asia and won two Champions League in years 1991 and 1999, on the other side, Al Ittihad has won two titles in two years, they produced arguably the biggest shock in Asian club history when they overturned a 3–1 home defeat by Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma, pulling off a 5–0 away win to secure the Asian crown. Al Ittihad is also known as club of the people such as Barcelona, Liverpool and Boca Juniors. the club has strong support for being the club of the people. While Al-Hilal for its royalty, Al-Hilal has large amount of supporters most in the capital city and the eastern region.

Al-Ittihad also has a rivalry with other Jeddah club, their neighbors Al-Ahli. Al-Ittihad and Al-Ahli have a lot of fans who are the most dangerous fans in Saudi Arabia, which Al-Ittihad's lovers consider Al-Ahli's fans a hated-rivals. The duo played their match at Jeddah, which named "Derby Jeddah" or "The Western Derby". The largest victory was for Al-Ittihad when they defeated Al-Ahli 8–2 in 1966.

Present-day[edit]

Ittihad's success is not limited only to football, but also in basketball, water polo, table tennis, volleyball, and swimming, amongst others. In total, Ittihad has won 8649 trophies. However, football remains the primary sport.

Ittihad is now based in Sahafa street, Mushrefa district, in east Jeddah, where they have a large sports complex. Senior teams play official games at the municipal sports centre, in the south of the city, while youth teams play at the club.[citation needed]

In December 2006, the club offered what was thought to be the most lucrative deal in Arabian football to Portuguese midfielder Luís Figo. It was said that Luís Figo will join the club on July 1, 2007 after his current contract with Internazionale expires. However, not long after, Figo's current club, Internazionale released report that Figo had yet to sign a contract with Al-Ittihad and will not be joining. Figo has since extended his contract at Inter until the end of the 2007–08 season citing that the terms of the agreement were not kept and thus voided the contract.

In January 2010, the club convened an extraordinary club meeting after losing their 4th game of the 2009–10 season 1–2 to Al-Nasr. A decision was made to sack the head coach Gabriel Calderón and replace him with local coach Hassan Khalifa assisted by former striker Hamzah Idris.[1] On January 27, 2010, the club hired Argentinean coach Enzo Trossero to take over the reins of the team.

Support and Stadium[edit]

Al-Ittihad has built a strong fan-base in Jeddah, across Saudi Arabia and amongst the Arab League and in Asia. The club supporters are renowned for being spirited and for their chants. The wonderful huge stadium opened officially on May 1, 2014 King Abdullah Sports City Stadium is their new home now, there they can express their passion and love, that stadium accommodates above 60,000 (b.s.). Al-Ittihad shares the newly built state of the art King Abdullah Sports City Stadium with local rival Al-Ahli, with their previous home the Prince Abdullah Al Faisal stadium facing massive delays in construction works, having been expected to be fully functional before the new King Abdullah Stadium.

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Sponsorship[edit]

Official sponsor[edit]

In a press conference on January 9, 2006; president of the club Mansour Albalawi announced that Sela Sport Co (which is the sponsor of Saudi National Team) will pay 350 million riyals to sponsor Al-Ittihad for 5 seasons. Al-Ittihad was later on sponsored by the Saudi Telecom Company, however the team has not renewed STC's contract. This season 2015–16 they have many sponsors (around 10) and the most important one is Etihad Airways.

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt partner
1999–03 Umbro None
2003–05 Lotto Lingo
2006–07 Hattrick STC
2007–08 Nike
2008–10 Lotto
2010–12 Nike
2012–14 Erreà
2014–15 Erreà
2015– Adidas None

Club statistics[edit]

Club honours[edit]

The club holds 47 championship, officially recognized by FIFA as 33[2]

1The tournament was held on 25 February 1933.

Records & statistics[edit]

Other records[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Domestic cups AFC Other Competitions Top scorer Manager
2000–01 SPL 1 22 11 5 6 35 23 +12 38 CPC EC  —  — Argentina Ardiles
2001–02 SPL 2 22 15 4 3 59 25 +34 49 CPC  —  — Brazil Oscar
2002–03 SPL 1 22 15 4 3 53 24 +29 49 CPC PFC SSC EC  —  — Brazil Oscar
2003–04 SPL 2 22 17 5 0 57 15 +42 56 CPC ACL  —  — Croatia Talajić
2004–05 SPL 3 22 11 5 6 53 37 +16 38 CPC ACL ARCL  —  — Romania Iordănescu
2005–06 SPL 3 22 11 9 2 47 28 +19 42 CPC ACL Quarter-finals  —  — France Metsu
2006–07 SPL 1 22 15 3 4 52 25 +27 48 CPC PFC  —  — Belgium Dimitri
2007–08 SPL 2 22 14 6 2 40 16 +24 48 CC ACL Group Stage Magno Alves 14 Argentina Calderón
2008–09 SPL 1 22 17 4 1 57 21 +36 55 CC PFC ACL Aboucherouane 17 Argentina Calderón
2009–10 ZPL 2 22 14 3 5 46 30 +16 45 CC ACL Group Stage Ziaya 15 Argentina Enzo
2010–11 ZPL 2 26 13 12 1 49 23 +20 51 CC ACL Semi-finals Hazazi 18 Belgium Dimitri
2011–12 ZPL 5 26 10 7 9 49 35 +14 37 CPC ACL Semi-finals Hazazi 20 Slovenia Kek, Spain Raul Caneda
2012–13 ZPL 7 26 8 9 9 36 36 0 33 CC Fahad 9 Spain Raul Caneda, Spain Beñat
2013–14 ALJ 6 26 8 8 10 45 46 −1 32 CC ACL Quarter-finals  —  — Spain Beñat, Egypt Amro Anwar
2014–15 ALJ 4 26 16 4 6 44 33 +11 52 CC  —  — Romania Victor Pițurcă


Div. = Division; SPL = Saudi Premier League; ZPL = Zain Professional League; Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost
GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; GD = Goal difference P = Points
CC = Champions Cup; CPC = Crown Prince Cup; PFC = Prince Faisal Cup
ARCL = Arab Champions League; ARWC = Arab Cup Winners' Cup; ACL = AFC Champions League; GCC = Gulf Club Champions Cup; EC = Egypt Super Cup; SSC = Saudi Super Cup
Colors: Gold = winner; Silver = runner-up; Bronze = third,Semi-final .

League records[edit]

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

Top scorers in AFC competitions[edit]

Ranking Nationality Name Years Goals
1  Saudi Arabia Mohammed Noor 1996–13 18
2  Saudi Arabia Naif Hazazi 2006–13 14
3  Saudi Arabia Hamzah Idris 1997–07 9
4  Algeria Abdelmalek Ziaya 2009–11 7
5  Saudi Arabia Marzouk Al-Otaibi 2000–07 7
6  Saudi Arabia Osama Al-Muwallad 2000– 6
7  Sierra Leone Mohammed Kallon 2005–06 6
8  Morocco Ahmed Bahja 1996–99 6
9  Morocco Hicham Aboucherouane 2008–10 5

AFC club rankings[edit]

Rankings are calculated by the AFC.[3]

Last update: August 6, 2015

Rank Country Team Points
7 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC 75.665
8 Iran Esteghlal F.C. 73.387
9 United Arab Emirates Al Ain FC 72.608
10 Saudi Arabia Al Shabab FC 71.000
11 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 70.000
12 Uzbekistan FC Bunyodkor 69.690
13 South Korea Pohang Steelers 64.665
14 China Beijing Guoan F.C. 63.796

Asian record[edit]

Last update: 8 August 2013.

AFC Champions League Games
Season Round Results Opposition Venue Scorer(s)
Dec 21, 2001 Second Round 3 – 2 Iran Esteghlal F.C. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jan 4, 2002 1 – 2 Iran Esteghlal F.C. Tehran, Iran
Feb 11, 2004 Group Stages 2 – 0 Kuwait Al-Arabi Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Dimba, Manaf Abushgeer
Feb 24, 2004 3 – 1 Uzbekistan Neftchi Fergana, Uzbekistan Dimba, Hamzah Idris, Redha Tukar
April 7, 2004 2 – 3 Iran Sepahan Isfahan, Iran Mohammed Amin, Dimba
April 20, 2004 4 – 0 Iran Sepahan Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Marzouq Al-Otaibi (3), Dimba
May 4, 2004 0 – 0 Kuwait Al-Arabi Kuwait City, Kuwait
May 18, 2004 3 – 0 Uzbekistan Neftchi Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Mohammed Noor, Marzouq Al-Otaibi (2)
Sept 14, 2004 Quarter-final 1 – 1 China Dalian Shide Dalian, China Mario Carević
Sept 21, 2004 1 – 0 China Dalian Shide Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Redha Tukar
Oct 19, 2004 Semi-final 2 – 1 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Mohammed Noor, Hamad Al-Montashari
Oct 26, 2004 2 – 2 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Jeonbuk, Korea Republic Tcheco, Osama Al-Muwallad
Nov 24, 2004 Final 1 – 3 South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Redha Tukar
Dec 1, 2004 5 – 0 South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Seongnam, Korea Republic Redha Tukar, Hamzah Idris, Mohammed Noor (2), Manaf Abushgeer
Sept 14, 2005 Quarter-finalA 1 – 1 China Shandong Luneng Taishan Jinan, China Mohammed Noor
Sept 21, 2005 7 – 2 China Shandong Luneng Taishan Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Osama Al-Muwallad, Tcheco, Ibrahim Al-Shahrani, Mohammed Kallon, Manaf Abushgeer (2), Redha Tukar
Sept 28, 2005 Semi-final 5 – 0 South Korea Busan I'Park Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Marzouk Al-Otaibi, Mohamed Kallon, Tcheco, Saud Khariri, Hamzah Idris
Oct 12, 2005 2 – 0 South Korea Busan I'Park Busan, Korea Republic Mohammed Kallon (2)
Oct 26, 2005 Final 1 – 1 United Arab Emirates Al-Ain Abu Dhabi, UAE Mohammed Kallon
Nov 5, 2005 4 – 2 United Arab Emirates Al-Ain Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Mohammed Kallon, Mohammed Noor, Joseph-Désiré Job, Ahmed Al-Dokhi
Sept 13, 2006 Quarter-finalA 2 – 0 Syria Al-Karamah Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Alhassane Keita, Jared Borgetti
Sept 20, 2006 0 – 4 Syria Al-Karamah Homs, Syria
March 12, 2008 Group Stages 1 – 0 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Magno Alves
March 19, 2008 1 – 0 Syria Ittihad Aleppo Aleppo, Syria Magno Alves
April 9, 2008 1 – 2 Iran Sepahan Isfahan, Iran Talal Al-Meshal
April 23, 2008 0 – 1 Iran Sepahan Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
May 7, 2008 0 – 2 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor Tashkent, Uzbekistan
May 21, 2008 3 – 0 Syria Ittihad Aleppo Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Sultan Al Numare (2), Naif Hazazi
March 11, 2009 Group Stages 2 – 1 Iran Esteghlal Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Emad Moteab, Hicham Aboucherouane
March 18, 2009 3 – 1 Qatar Umm-Salal Doha, Qatar Hamad Al-Montashari, Renato, Hicham Aboucherouane
April 7, 2009 0 – 0 United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira Dubai, UAE
April 22, 2009 1 – 1 United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Osama Al-Muwallad
May 5, 2009 1 – 1 Iran Esteghlal Tehran, Iran Hicham Aboucherouane
May 19, 2009 7 – 0 Qatar Umm-Salal Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Renato (2), Naif Hazazi (3), Saleh Al-Saqri, Talal Al-Meshal
May 27, 2009 Round of 16 2 – 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Osama Al-Muwallad, Hicham Aboucherouane
Sept 24, 2009 Quarter-final 1 – 1 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent, Uzbekistan Saleh Al-Saqri
Sept 30, 2009 4 – 0 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Sultan Al Numare, Amine Chermiti, Hicham Aboucherouane, Mohammed Noor
Oct 21, 2009 Semi-final 6 – 2 Japan Nagoya Grampus Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Ahmed Hadid, Mohammed Noor (3), Leguizamón, Amine Chermiti
Oct 28, 2009 2 – 1 Japan Nagoya Grampus Nagoya, Japan Saleh Al-Saqri, Amine Chermiti
Nov 7, 2009 Final 1 – 2 South Korea Pohang Steelers Tokyo, Japan Mohammed Noor
Feb 23, 2010 Group Stages 0 – 3 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor Tashkent, Uzbekistan
March 9, 2010 2 – 2 Iran Zob Ahan Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Abdelmalek Ziaya, Mohammed Noor
March 24, 2010 2 – 0 United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda Abu Dhabi, UAE Abdelmalek Ziaya, Mohammed Noor
March 30, 2010 4 – 0 United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Abdelmalek Ziaya, Saud Khariri (2), Sultan Al Numare
April 14, 2010 1 – 1 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Mohammed Noor
April 28, 2010 0 – 1 Iran Zob Ahan Isfahan, Iran
March 2, 2011 Group Stages 3 – 1 Iran Persepolis Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Abdelmalek Ziaya (2), Mohammed Noor
March 16, 2011 1 – 0 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor Tashkent, Uzbekistan Osama Al-Muwallad
April 5, 2011 3 – 0 United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda Abu Dhabi, UAE Abdelmalek Ziaya, Manaf Abushgeer, Paulo Jorge
April 20, 2011 0 – 0 United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
May 3, 2011 2 – 3 Iran Persepolis Tehran, Iran Mohammed Al-Rashid (2)
May 10, 2011 1 – 1 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Nuno Assis
May 24, 2011 Round of 16 3 – 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Nuno Assis (2), Abdelmalek Ziaya
Sept 14, 2011 Quarter-final 3 – 1 South Korea Seoul Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Mohammed Noor, Osama Al-Muwallad, Wendel
Sept 27, 2011 0 – 1 South Korea Seoul Seoul, Korea Republic
Oct 19, 2011 Semi-final 2 – 3 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Naif Hazazi (2)
Oct 26, 2011 1 – 2 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Jeonbuk, Korea Republic Wendel
March 6, 2012 Group Stages 4 – 0 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Faouzi, Abousaban (2), Abdullah Omar
March 20, 2012 3 – 1 Qatar Al-Arabi Doha, Qatar Naif Hazazi (2), Hamad Al-Montashari
April 4, 2012 1 – 0 United Arab Emirates Baniyas Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Naif Hazazi
April 17, 2012 0 – 0 United Arab Emirates Baniyas Abu Dhabi, UAE
May 2, 2012 2 – 1 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent, Uzbekistan Naif Hazazi, Abousaban
May 16, 2012 3 – 2 Qatar Al-Arabi Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Hosny Abd Rabo, Fabrice N'Guessi, Faouzi
May 23, 2012 Round of 16 3 – 0 Iran Peresepolis Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Naif Hazazi, Faouzi Abdelghni, Abdoh Otaif
Sept 19, 2012 Quarter-final 4 – 2 China Guangzhou Evergrande Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Diego Souza, Mohammed Noor, Naif Hazazi (2)
Oct 2, 2012 1 – 2 China Guangzhou Evergrande Guangzhou, China Fahad Al-Muwallad
Oct 22, 2012 Semi-final 1 – 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Naif Hazazi
Oct 31, 2012 0 – 2 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Feb 26, 2014 Group Stages 0 – 1 Iran Tractor Sazi Tabriz, Iran
March 12, 2014 2 – 1 United Arab Emirates Al Ain Mecca, Saudi Arabia Mukhtar Fallatah (2)
March 18, 2014 0 – 2 Qatar Lekhwiya Doha, Qatar
April 2, 2014 3 – 1 Qatar Lekhwiya Mecca, Saudi Arabia Mukhtar Fallatah, Abdulfattah Asiri (2)
April 15, 2014 2 – 0 Iran Tractor Sazi Mecca, Saudi Arabia Abdulfattah Asiri, Mukhtar Fallatah
April 22, 2014 1 – 1 United Arab Emirates Al Ain Al Ain, UAE Abdurahman Al-Ghamdi
May 6, 2014 Round of 16 1 – 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab Mecca, Saudi Arabia Mukhtar Fallatah
May 13, 2014 3 – 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Mukhtar Fallatah, Fahad Al-Muwallad (2)
Aug 19, 2014 Quarter-final 0 – 2 United Arab Emirates Al-Ain Al Ain, UAE
Aug 26, 2014 1 – 3 United Arab Emirates Al-Ain Mecca, Saudi Arabia Ismail Ahmed (o.g.)
A Holders had bye to the Quarter-finals.

Players[edit]

As of Saudi Premier League:

No Position Player Nation
12 Goalkeeper Assaf Al-Qarni      Saudi Arabia
22 Goalkeeper Fawaz Al-Qarni      Saudi Arabia
25 Goalkeeper Hani Al-Nahedh      Saudi Arabia
28 Goalkeeper Ameen Bokhari      Saudi Arabia
5 Defender Osama Al-Muwallad      Saudi Arabia
6 Defender Basem Al-Montashari      Saudi Arabia
13 Defender Ahmed Assiri      Saudi Arabia
16 Defender Mohammed Qassem      Saudi Arabia
17 Defender Turki Al-Jalvan      Saudi Arabia
21 Defender Hamad Al-Montashari (Vice Captain)     Saudi Arabia
27 Defender Awadh Khrees      Saudi Arabia
32 Defender Mohammed Al-Amri      Saudi Arabia
33 Defender Yassin Hamzah      Saudi Arabia
34 Defender Faisel Al-Kharaa      Saudi Arabia
51 Defender Majed Al-Khaibari      Saudi Arabia
4 Midfielder Sulley Muntari      Ghana
7 Midfielder Ahmed Al-Nadhri      Saudi Arabia
No Position Player Nation
8 Midfielder Fahad Al-Muwallad      Saudi Arabia
10 Midfielder Abdulfattah Asiri      Saudi Arabia
15 Midfielder Jamal Bajandouh      Saudi Arabia
18 Midfielder Mohammed Noor (Captain)     Saudi Arabia
20 Midfielder Turki Al-Khodair      Saudi Arabia
23 Midfielder Mohammed Abousaban      Saudi Arabia
24 Midfielder Ibrahim Zaher      Saudi Arabia
29 Midfielder Lucian Sânmărtean      Romania
30 Midfielder Ziad Al-Muwallad      Saudi Arabia
35 Midfielder Yahya Khormi      Saudi Arabia
50 Midfielder Qusai Al-Khaibari      Saudi Arabia
77 Midfielder Riyadh Al-Ibrahim (on loan from Hajer)     Saudi Arabia
-- Midfielder Saif Salman      Iraq
9 Forward Gelmin Rivas      Venezuela
11 Forward Salman Al-Sibyani      Saudi Arabia
44 Forward Mukhtar Fallatah      Saudi Arabia
49 Forward Abdulrahman Al-Ghamdi      Saudi Arabia

Out on loan[edit]

No Position Player Nation
-- Defender Ammar Al-Daheem (at Hajer Club)     Saudi Arabia
-- Defender Mansor Namazi (at Al-Feiha FC)     Saudi Arabia
-- Midfielder Hattan Bahebri (at Al-Khaleej Club)     Saudi Arabia
No Position Player Nation
-- Midfielder Sultan Mendash (at Najran SC)     Saudi Arabia
-- Forward Yahya Dagriri (at Najran SC)     Saudi Arabia

Management[edit]

Current Board of Directors and Administrators[edit]

Office Name
President Ibrahim Al-Balwi
Vice-president Hassan Al-Taib
Investment Officer Bander Yaghmour
Director of Football Mansour Al Balwi
Secretary-General Dr. Hatim Al Ghamdi
Media Center Representative Emad Issa
Treasurer Fareed Meshrif

Presidents[edit]

Managerial history[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saudi League champs Al Ittihad sack Calderon. footballnet.espn.go.com (2010-01-13). Retrieved on 2012-05-28.
  2. ^ official championship. Ittihadclub.sa (2012-05-23). Retrieved on 2012-05-28.
  3. ^ "AFC Club Ranking (2012‐2015)" (PDF). the-afc.com. Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  4. ^ http://www.ittihadnet.net/net/showthread.php?t=29310
  5. ^ "Mais de 40 anos vivendo futebol" (in Portuguese). luxemburgo.com.br. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Al-Ain
United Arab Emirates
Champions of Asia
2004
Succeeded by
Holders
Preceded by
Holders
Champions of Asia
2005
Succeeded by
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
South Korea
Preceded by
Al Nassr
Saudi Arabia
Asian Cup Winners' Cup
Runner up: Chunnam Dragons

1999
Succeeded by
Shimizu S-Pulse
Japan