Al-Khor SC

Al-Khor Sports Club (Arabic: نادي الخور الرياضي) is a Qatari professional sports club based in Al Khor, featuring teams in a number of sports including football, futsal, basketball, volleyball, handball, athletics, table tennis and swimming. It is best known for its football team which competes in the Qatar Stars League. It plays its home games at Al Khor Stadium.

Al-Khor SC
Full nameAl-Khor Sports Club
Nickname(s)"El Forsan" (Knights)
Founded1961 (1961)
GroundAl Khor Stadium
Al Khor, Qatar
Capacity12,000[1]
ChairmanSheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed
ManagerBernard Casoni
LeagueQatar Stars League
2018–19Qatar Stars League, 10th

History

Foundation

Al-Khor was unofficially established in 1951 by oil workers to fulfill them with the appropriate facility to invest their energy after their participation with the multinational oil companies at the time. The club was re-established in 1961 and adopted football as its primary sport, as well other recreational sports and activities; however the club was limited in its resources. The club coincided within the presence of two other clubs in Al-Khor, with the three operating separately from each other. They merged with one of the clubs, Al-Jeel Sports Club in 1962.

In 1964, they conglomerated with Nahdi Al-Aswad (transliterated to "Black Sports Club") and had formally made a request to join the Qatar Football Association on 10 June later that year. From then on, the club was known as Al-Taawun.[2]

Post-merger (1964–2004)

Embracing the youth movement, they drew up plans and programs and being provided funds for all the facilities, the club was able to expand the base of participation in most sports as well as participate in various activities.[3] Their original club colors from 1961 were primarily yellow and white. The colors were changed to blue and white after entering the football league in 1964. Their current crest features all 3 colors in it; blue, yellow and white.

Renaming to Al Khor (2004–present)

In 2004, by decision of the Qatar Olympic Committee, the club changed its name to Al Khor, in order to accurately reflect on where the club's headquarters are located.

Honors

Winners (99)
Winners (1): 2003
Winners (1): 1983

Asian record

Competition Pld W D L GF GA
GCC Champions League512211187561
Total156271425
  • Q = Qualification
  • GS = Group stage
  • R16 = Round of 16
  • QF = Quarter-final
  • SF = Semi-final

GCC Champions League

Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2008
GS Al-Nassr 1–3
GS Qadsia 0–5
GS Al-Nahda 1–1
GS Al Muharraq 1–1
2009–10
GS Sur 1–0 0–1 1–1
GS Al-Nassr 0–4 1–3 1–7
2012
GS Al Naser 2–1 1–0 3–0
GS Busaiteen 2–0 1–2 3–2
QF Al Jahra 1–0
SF Al Wasl 2–1 0–3 2–4

Individual honours

2009 FIFA Confederations Cup:

The following players have played in the FIFA Confederations Cup whilst playing for Al Khor:

Performance in UAFA competitions

2008: Group stage
2010: Group stage
2011: Semi-finals
2012: Semi-finals

Current squad

As of Qatar Stars League:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Papa Djibril  Senegal
2 Defender Yousef Ramadan  Qatar
3 Midfielder Atef Al-Mawledi (on loan from Umm Salal)  Qatar
4 Defender Khaled Radhwan (on loan from Al-Duhail)  Qatar
5 Defender Mohammed Al Jabri  Qatar
6 Midfielder Helal Mohammed  Qatar
7 Midfielder Wágner  Brazil
8 Midfielder Musaab Abdulmajeed  Qatar
10 Midfielder Ali Qadri (on loan from Al-Ahli)  Qatar
11 Midfielder Said Brahmi  Qatar
12 Forward Sayed Hussain Eisa U23  Qatar
13 Midfielder Ibrahim Amada  Madagascar
14 Midfielder Mohamed El-Sayed  Qatar
15 Defender Naif Mubarak  Qatar
16 Midfielder Nasser Al Ahrak U23 (on loan from Al-Gharafa)  Qatar
17 Defender Mehdi Reza  Qatar
18 Midfielder Abdullah Murisi U23  Qatar
19 Midfielder Alnaji Alsadeq U23  Qatar
20 Defender Ahmed Al-Muhannadi U23  Qatar
21 Goalkeeper Faisel Abdulaziz  Qatar
22 Defender Alexander Melki  Lebanon
23 Midfielder Mubarak Al-Breik  Qatar
24 Midfielder Saif Al-Mohannadi U23  Qatar
27 Midfielder Ahmed Al-Asker  Qatar
29 Midfielder Jassem Al-Moraikhi U23  Qatar
30 Goalkeeper Ali Nader U23  Qatar
40 Goalkeeper Rajab Hamza  Qatar
55 Midfielder Abdurahman Rajab U23  Qatar
77 Forward Tiago Bezerra  Brazil
91 Midfielder Ahmed Hammoudan (on loan from IR Tanger)  Morocco
95 Forward Meshal Al-Sowaidi U23  Qatar

Personnel

Current technical staff

Last update: 16 October 2013.[4]

Coaching staff
Head coach László Bölöni
Assistant coach Mustafa Suehb
Goalkeeping coach Adel Hammami
Team manager Youssef Jaffal Al-Kuwari
Fitness coach Alexandre Farhi
Performance Analyst Adam Meadows

Presidential history

From 1963 to 1982.

Period Chairperson Period Chairperson
1963–64 Saleh Mohammed Dawood Mohannadi 1966–75 Saleh Mohammed Dawood Mohannadi
1964–65 Ahmed Abdullah Al Mohannadi 1975 Mohammed Saif Maeoff
1965–66 Ahmed Abdullah Jolo 1975–82 Ahmed Abdul Aziz Al-Hail
1982 Saleh Mohammed Dawood Mohannadi

Managerial history

Last update: 24 June 2012.[5][6]

References

  1. http://qsl.com.qa/en/News/view/5181/the-story-of-al-khor?print_layout=1
  2. "Qatar – List of Foundation Dates". RSSSF. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  3. "About The Club" (in Arabic). alkhor-club.com. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  4. "Knights of Al Khor participated in the inauguration ceremony of the league". alkhor-club.com. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  5. "مسابقة كأس سمو الأمير لكرة القدم المباريات النهائية". alkass.net. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  6. "تاريخ بطولة كأس سمـــــــو ولي العهد". alkass.net. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  7. Ládonyi Lászlo (2001). Football Yearbook 2000, Vol. 1 (in Hungarian). p. 141.
  8. الوكرة يبدأ اليوم حملة الدفاع عن لقبه (in Arabic). daharchives.alhayat.com. 1999. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
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