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Umm-Salal SC
نادي أم صلال
Umm Salal SC logo.png
Full name Umm Salal Sport Club
نادي أم صلال الرياضي
Nickname(s) Barzan's Falcons
Founded 1979; 36 years ago (1979)
Ground Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium
Doha, Qatar
Ground Capacity 13,000
Chairman Faisal bin Ahmed
Manager Bülent Uygun
League Qatar Stars League
2013–14 7th

Umm Salal Sport Club (Arabic: نادي أم صلال الرياضي‎) is a Qatari professional association football team playing at the first level Qatar Stars League. It is based in Umm Salal. It used to be known as Al-Tadamun Sport Club. It is best known for being the first Qatari club to make it to the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League.


Umm Salal were formed in 1979 under the name Al-Tadamun Club and entered into the Qatari Second Division along with five other clubs.[1] After the dissolution of two other clubs in the second division, Al Tadamun was also dissolved. The club was reformed in 1996, with Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Thani heading the club.[2] It won the Qatari 2nd Division in their second season after reformation, in addition to lifting the league trophy two more times in 2000 and 2006.

In 2004, the club's name, Al Tadamun Club, was changed to "Umm Salal" by decision of the Qatar Olympic Committee.

They won promotion to the Qatar Stars League in the 2006–07 season. They enjoyed league success, finishing third in consecutive seasons. In 2008, they qualified for the AFC Champions League 2009 after defeating Al Gharafa 4–1 on penalties in the Emir Cup final. They were knocked out of the ACL in the semi-finals, which was the furthest any Qatari club had ever advanced at that time.

The team's nickname, Barzan's Falcons, is a reference to the Barzan Tower, which the Umm Salal Mohammed Fort houses. The tower became renowned for being used during Ramadan to ensure the holy month was observed at the correct time.[3]


Winners (1): 2008
Winners (1): 2009
Winners (3): 1998, 2000, 2006


League seasons[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Emir of Qatar Cup Crown Prince Cup Sheikh Jassim Cup Asia
2007 QSL 3 Quarter-final Semi-final Group stage - -
2008 QSL 3 Winners Semi-final Group stage - -
2009 QSL 6 2nd Round Group stage Winners CL Semi-final
2010 QSL 7 Runners-up Group stage Group stage - -
2011 QSL 9 3rd Round Group stage Runners-up - -

Asian record[edit]

Competition Pld W D L GF GA
AFC Champions League 11 4 3 4 11 20
Total 11 4 3 4 11 20
  • Q = Qualification
  • GS = Group stage
  • R16 = Round of 16
  • QF = Quarter-final
  • SF = Semi-final

AFC Champions League

Round Country Club Home Away
GS United Arab Emirates Al Jazira 2–2 1–0
GS Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 1–3 0–7
GS Iran Esteghlal 1–0 1–1
R16 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 0–0 (4–3p)
QF South Korea FC Seoul 3–2 1–1
SF South Korea Pohang Steelers 1–2 0–2

Colours and crest[edit]

Barzan Tower as viewed from the side

Crest history[edit]

Chronological lists of club crests

Shirt sponsors and manufacturers[edit]

Period Kit manufacture Shirt sponsor
2006–08 United States Nike Qatar RasGas
2008 Germany Jako None
2008–11 United States Nike Qatar RasGas
2011–13 Qatar MSC–Q
2013–present None

Kit history[edit]

Home kit from Ø–2007
Home kit from 2007–09
Home kit from 2009–11
Home kit from 2011–12
Home kit from 2012–13
Home kit from 2013–present


No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Abdurahman Al Shammari      Qatar
3 Defender Rami Fayez      Qatar
4 Defender Ismail Mousa      Qatar
5 Midfielder Ahmed Abdul Maqsoud      Qatar
6 Midfielder Jawad Ahnash      Morocco
7 Midfielder Fábio César      Qatar
8 Midfielder Waleed Mohyaden      Qatar
9 Forward Fahad Al-Marri      Qatar
11 Forward Jérémie Aliadière      France
12 Midfielder Dheyab Al-Annabi      Qatar
14 Midfielder Jeddo      Qatar
15 Midfielder Khalil Sharif      Qatar
16 Midfielder Thamer Jamal      Sudan
20 Midfielder Abdurahman Tareq      Qatar
21 Defender Hamad Al-Kurbi      Qatar
22 Goalkeeper Eysa Shaaban      Qatar
24 Midfielder Ahmed Fathy      Egypt
26 Defender Belal Shanan      Qatar
27 Defender Baba Keita      Senegal
28 Goalkeeper Abdulla Al Shammari      Qatar
30 Goalkeeper Baba Malick      Qatar
70 Forward Ismail Mahmoud      Qatar
88 Defender Adel Alawi      Qatar
-- Midfielder Andranik Teymourian      Iran
-- Forward Yannick Sagbo      Ivory Coast

Players registered as professionals[edit]

QSL clubs are limited to 4 foreign professionals (3 + 1 Asian) per squad.[4]
Last update: 20 August 2014.[5]

Professional players

Non-professional foreigners

List of notable players[edit]

Only league games are counted. To appear in this list, a player must have either:

  • Made at least 50 appearances for the team
  • Scored at least 15 goals for the team

Updated 14 August 2013.[6][7]

Name Nationality Position Debut Appearances Goals
Akeel, JawadJawad Akeel  Qatar Midfielder 2006 141 4
Nadiya, IbrahimaIbrahima Nadiya  Qatar Midfielder 2003 133 28
, JeddoJeddo  Qatar Striker 2007 82 4
César, FábioFábio César  Qatar Midfielder 2006 76 21
Aden, MustafaMustafa Aden  Qatar Midfielder 2006 75 1
Ghanem, SaoudSaoud Ghanem  Qatar Midfielder 2006 74 4
Husain, MohamedMohamed Husain  Bahrain Defender 2009 73 1
Alves, MagnoMagno Alves  Brazil Striker 2008 55 40
Al Naemi, DahiDahi Al Naemi  Qatar Midfielder 2007 55 2
, CaboreCabore  Brazil Striker 2011 33 18
Montazeri, PejmanPejman Montazeri  Iran Defender 2014 19 0
, Tuncay SanliTuncay Sanli  Turkey Striker 2014 3 1
, Andranik TeymourianAndranik Teymourian  Iran Midfielder 2015 0 0

Club officials[edit]

Board of directors[edit]

Position Staff
President Qatar HE Faisal bin Ahmed Al Thani
Vice-president Qatar Abdul Razzaq Al Kuwari
General secretary Qatar Khalid Mohammed Al Jabbar
Assistant secretary Qatar Hassan Ali Aman
Treasurer Qatar Mohammed Khamis Al Ali
Board member Qatar Abdullah bin Saud Al Thani
Board member Qatar Jumaa Mubarak Ali
Board member Qatar Mohammed Salem Al Naimi
Board member Qatar Saber Mattar Al Sultan

Last updated: 1 May 2014
Source: Board of directors

Coaching staff[edit]

Bülent Uygun, the current head coach of the club
Position Staff
Head coach Turkey Bülent Uygun
Assistant coach Turkey Bayram Bektaş
Turkey Nihat Emre
Goalkeeping coach Turkey Ezzat Erdogan
Team doctor Tunisia Faisal Mundhir
Physiotherapist Tunisia Nizar Bakoush
Tunisia Khaled Hafez
Technical director Qatar Fathi Al Gendi
B team head coach Qatar Said Al Rifai

Last updated: 12 December 2013
Source: Technical staff

Managerial history[edit]

As of December, 2013.


External links[edit]