Shabab Al-Dhahiriya SC

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Shabab Al-Dhahiriya SC
شباب الظاهرية
Full nameShabab Al-Dhahiriya Sports Club
نادى شباب الظاهرية الرياضى
Founded1974; 45 years ago (1974) as Al-Dhahiriya Youth Football Club
GroundDora International Stadium, Hebron
ChairmanAbed Al-Haleem Ateyeh
ManagerAbdelfattah Arar
LeagueWest Bank Premier League

Shabab Al-Dhahiriya Sports Club (Arabic: نادي شباب الظاهرية الرياضي) is a Palestinian football team based in Ad-Dhahiriya, Hebron, Palestine and plays in the West Bank Premier League. Shabab Al-Dhahiriya, or just how fans like to call it: Ghozlan Al-Janoob (غزلان الجنوب) (Arabic for Deers of the South), is one of the most supported football teams in Palestine, and has the largest fan base among all sports teams of the West Bank Premier League. It has won many local competitions, including 2 league titles, 2 local cups, 1 Supercup as well as other various accumulations. The team participated in the 2012–13 UAFA Club Cup, defeating Al-Oruba SC of Oman on a walkover after the Omani team refused to play the second leg game in Palestine due to security matters. The team then reached the second round and lost against Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya of Iraq 4–0 on aggregate. In 2014, Shabab Al-Dhahiriya competed in the 2014 AFC Cup qualifying play-offs against Alay Osh of Kyrgyzstan, and lost 7–8 in penalties after a 1–1 draw.[1] Shabab Al-Dhahiriya is considered to be one of the only teams in Palestine to fully rely on its homegrown talents from its football school. The team has an Ultras fan base called Ultras Ghozlani 74, who are very renowned for their ultra-fanatical support for the team, occasionally to the point of violence and hateful chants and slogans. Shabab Al-Dhahiriya is known for its competitive spirit and is considered by several Palestinian managers, players and experts to be the greatest football team in the history of Palestine.


  • West Bank Cup:
Winner (2): 1982–83 2011–12
Winner (1): 1985–86
  • West Bank Youth Cup:
Winner (1): 1993
  • Palestinian Football Association Cup:
Winner (1): 2005
Winner (1): 2011–12
Winner (2): 2011–12, 2015-2016
Winner (2): 2011–12, 2014–15

Performance in International competitions[edit]

2012–13: Second round
2014: Qualifying play-off
2016: Group stage

Current squad[edit]

As of 25 January 2014[2]

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

No. Position Player
1 State of Palestine GK Waleed Qesia
5 State of Palestine DF Wasim Halloon
7 State of Palestine DF Mus'ab Al-Batat
9 State of Palestine MF Sayyaf Al Hawashna
10 State of Palestine MF Ismail Qasem
12 State of Palestine FW Mohammed Fuda
13 State of Palestine DF Hilal Al-San'i
14 State of Palestine MF Hasan Sarhan
No. Position Player
15 State of Palestine DF Hani Abu Bilal
20 State of Palestine DF Mohammed Kabha
21 State of Palestine DF Islam Masharqa
25 State of Palestine MF Majd Younes
27 State of Palestine FW Basil Wredat
27 State of Palestine MF Fadi Zidane
29 Uzbekistan MF Nursultan Nst
30 State of Palestine GK Ghanim Mahajna
37 State of Palestine MF Laith Kharroub
Iraq FW Smir Saad
Guam FW Benjamin Benton


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