Kuwait SC

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Kuwait SC
نادي الكويت
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Full nameKuwait Sporting Club
Nickname(s)The Brigadiers
Founded20 October 1960; 58 years ago (1960-10-20)
GroundAl Kuwait Sports Club Stadium
Kaifan, Kuwait City
Capacity18,500
ChairmanKhalid Al Ghanim
ManagerMohammed Abdullah
LeagueVIVA Premier League
2017–18VIVA Premier League, 1st
WebsiteClub website

Kuwait Sporting Club (Arabic: نادي الكويت الرياضي‎) is a Kuwaiti professional football and basketball[1] club based in Kuwait City. The football team has won the Kuwaiti Premier League 14 times, with the most recent one coming in 2017–18. Kuwait SC also have 47 trophies to their name in Kuwaiti Club Football history. Kuwait SC plays in the Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium, in Kaifan, which is the 5th largest stadium in Kuwait. Kuwait SC is the first Kuwaiti club to ever win an Asian title that is, the AFC Cup in 2009, 2012, 2013. Kuwait SC is also one of the first sports club to have been established in Kuwait.

Stadium[edit]

Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Kuwait City, Kuwait. It is currently used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of Al Kuwait Kaifan. The stadium has a capacity of 18,500 seats. The stadium hosted the final matches of the Kuwait Emir Cup and Kuwait Crown Cup for the past five seasons. It also hosted matches for the national team during the 1974 Gulf Cup of Nations, where Kuwait won their third title after winning 4–0 against Saudi Arabia.

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

47 Official Titles

Asian[edit]

Friendly[edit]

Statistics in Asian football[edit]

2002–03: Qualifying West – 2nd Round
2005: Group stage
2007: Group stage
2008: Group stage
2014: 3rd Round Qualifying
2009: Winners
2010: Round of 16
2011: Runners-up
2012: Winners
2013: Winners
2014: Quarter Finals
2015: Semi-finals
2002: Group stage
Season Competition Round Club Home Away
2001–02 Asian Club Championship 1st round Syria Jableh 2–0 0–0
2nd round State of Palestine Al-Quds Club 3–2 6–1
Group stage Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi 1–1
United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda 2–2
Iran Esteghlal 0–3
2002–03 AFC Champions League 2nd round United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli 3–1 0–2
2005 AFC Champions League Group stage Uzbekistan Neftchi 1–0 0–1
Qatar Al-Sadd 0–1 0–3
United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli 1–0 3–3
2007 AFC Champions League Group stage Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 0–0 1–1
Uzbekistan Pakhtakor 0–1 1–2
2008 AFC Champions League Group stage Iran Saipa 1–1 0–1
Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 1–2 0–0
United Arab Emirates Al-Wasl 2–1 0–1
2009 AFC Cup Group stage Jordan Al-Wahdat 1–0 1–1
Syria Al-Karamah 2–1 1–2
India Mohun Bagan 6–0 1–0
Round of 16 India Dempo 3–1
Quarter-final Iraq Arbil 1–1 1–0
Semi-final Hong Kong South China 2–1 1–0
Final Syria Al-Karamah 2–1
2010 AFC Cup Group stage Yemen Al Hilal 2–2 2–0
India Churchill Brothers 7–1 2–2
Round of 16 Syria Al-Ittihad 1–1(aet)
(4–5) pso)
2011 AFC Cup Group stage Jordan Al-Wahdat 1–3 0–1
Oman Al-Suwaiq 0–0 3–1
Iraq Al Talaba 1–0 2–1
Round of 16 Kuwait Qadsia 2–2(aet)
3–2(pso)
Quarter-final Thailand Muangthong United 1–0 0–0
Semi-final Iraq Arbil 3–3 2–0
Final Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi 1–2
2012 AFC Cup Group stage Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq 1–5 2–2
Maldives VB Sport Club 7–1 2–2
Lebanon Al Ahed 1–0 4–0
Round of 16 Kuwait Qadsia 1–1(aet)
3–1(pso)
Quarter-final Jordan Al-Wehdat 0–0 3–0
Semi-final Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq 4–1 2–0
Final Iraq Arbil 4–0
2013 AFC Cup Group stage Tajikistan Regar-TadAZ 5–0 3–1
Lebanon Al-Safa 3–1 0–1
Bahrain Riffa SC 2–3 2–0
Round of 16 Iraq Dohuk 1–1(aet)
4–1(pso)
Quarter-final Maldives New Radiant 5–0 7–2
Semi-final India East Bengal 4–2 3–0
Final Kuwait Al-Qadsia 2–0
2014 AFC Champions League 1st round Iraq Al-Shorta 1–0
2nd round Uzbekistan Lokomotiv Tashkent 3–1
3rd round Qatar Lekhwiya SC 1–4
AFC Cup Group Lebanon Nejmeh SC 2–1 0–0
Group Oman Fanja 4–0 1–3
Group Syria Al-Jaish 2–0 2–0
Round of 16 Bahrain Al Riffa 2–0
Quarter-final Indonesia Persipura Jayapura 3–2 1–6
2015 AFC Cup Group Lebanon Nejmeh SC 4–1 2–1
Group Bahrain Riffa S.C. 2–1 1–2
Group Syria Al-Jaish 0–1 0–0
Round of 16 Iraq Al Shorta SC 2–0

Players[edit]

First team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Kuwait GK Mos'aab Al Kandari
2 Kuwait DF Sami Al Sanea
4 Ghana MF Mohammed Fatau (on loan from Al-Qadsiah)
5 Kuwait DF Fahed Al Hajri
6 Kuwait MF Yousef Al-Khobaizi
7 Kuwait MF Fahad Al Enezi
8 Kuwait MF Abdullah Al Buraiki
9 Kuwait MF Faisal Zayid
10 Kuwait MF Talal Jazea
11 Tunisia MF Hamza Lahmar
13 Kuwait DF Fahad Hamoud
14 Kuwait DF Mohammad Al Faresi
15 Kuwait MF Sheridah Al-Sheridah
20 Kuwait DF Hussain Hakem
No. Position Player
23 Syria MF Hamid Mido
25 Kuwait DF Fahad Sabah
27 Kuwait MF Yaqoub Al-Tararwa
30 Tunisia FW Saber Khalifa
31 Kuwait MF Talal Al Fadhel
33 Kuwait GK Hameed Youssef
34 Kuwait GK Abdulrahman Al Hussainan
35 Kuwait MF Nasser Al Shaqqath
37 Kuwait MF Sherida Khaled
38 Kuwait DF Fahad Al Ansari
41 Kuwait MF Yousef Rubaie
42 Kuwait FW Abdullah Al Sallal
43 Kuwait FW Yaqoub Husain
45 Ivory Coast FW Jumaa Saeed
Kuwait MF Abdulhadi Khamis

Presidents and managers[edit]

List of presidents[edit]

Years Chairman
1961–63 Mohamed Al Khaled Al Zayed
1963–65 Fahad Al Marzoq
1965–72 Khidair Masha'an
1972–74 Mubarak Al Asfoor
1974–81 Khidair Masha'an
1981–92 Ali Thunaien Al Ghanim
1992–94 Ghassan Al Nesf
1994–00 Mohammed Al-Sager
2000–02 Jassim Al Mahri
2002 Issam Al Sager
2002 Youssuf Al Munais
2002–08 Marzouq Al-Ghanim
2008–18 Abdulaziz Al Marzouq
2018- khalid Al-Ghanim

List of managers[edit]

Other sports[edit]

See also Al Kuwait SC (basketball)

Besides football, the club has teams for handball, basketball, volleyball, water polo, squash, athletics, gymnastics, swimming, boxing, judo and weightlifting. Kuwait SC publishes a monthly magazine since 2007.

Club sponsors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Al Kuwait SC basketball, asia-basket.com, accessed 2 March 2016.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Al-Muharraq
AFC Cup
Runner up: Al-Karamah

2009
Succeeded by
Al-Ittihad
Preceded by
Nasaf Qarshi
AFC Cup
Runner up: Arbil

2012
Succeeded by
Holders
Preceded by
Holders
AFC Cup
Runner up: Qadsia SC

2013
Succeeded by
Incumbent