Al-Markhiya Sports Club (Arabic: المرخية) is a Qatari multi-sports club, based in the Al Markhiya district of Doha. Its football department plays in the Qatargas League. It was widely regarded as the fastest improving team due to it winning the Second Division league 4 times in the first 5 it has taken part of. It has also entered history by being the first second division club to be promoted to the Qatar Stars League. The club was founded in 1995 as Al-Ittifaq, but was renamed to Al-Markhiya in 2004 to better represent the district where it is located.
|Full name||Al-Markhiya Sports Club|
|Ground||Al-Markhiya Stadium, Doha|
|Head coach||Adel Sellimi|
|League||Qatar Stars League|
Various conspiracies have kept the team from remaining in the Qatar Stars League - the most prominent being the infamous Al-Arabi game in 2002.
- Winners (5): 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2017
Built in 1995, the Al-Markhiya Stadium covers 68,000 m² and features a football pitch with a capacity for 200 people, locker rooms and an administrative office. However, due to its insufficient capacity and facilities, the club frequently uses Saoud bin Abdulrahman Stadium as its homegrounds.
As of Qatari Second Division:
Last update: 21 July 2012.
|Ali Salem Al-Ghanimi||Head of Youth Teams|
|Yasser Ali Rayyashi||Vice-Head of Youth Teams|
|Khalil Rayyashi||Vice-Head of Youth Teams|
|Haroon Basheer||U-20 Head Coach|
List of managers
Hassan Afif (1st) (2001–02) Eid Mubarak (2002) Hassan Afif (2nd) (2002–03) Talha Ashraf (1st) (2004–05) Hassan Afif (caretaker) (3rd) (2005) Hassan Afif (2006–07) Saad Hafez (2007) Karim Abdul Razak (2007–08) Hassan Afif (4th) (2008) Talha Ashraf (2nd) (2008) Fareed Ramzi (2008) Luis Fernando (2009) Luizinho (2009) Omar Meziane (2010) Ayman Mansour (2010–11) Osama Siksik (caretaker) (2011) Talha Ashraf (3rd) (2011–12) Peter Polák (2012–13) Osama Siksik (caretaker) (2013–14) Karim Abdul Razak (2014) Luizinho (2014–15) Ayman Mansour (2015–2016) Silvio Diliberto (2016–)
- Official website (in Arabic)
- "QOC Venue Booklet" (PDF). Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC). 24 March 2015. p. 76. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
- "Club profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
- مسيمير والشحانية في افتتاح كأس الدرجة الثانية (in Arabic). alarab.qa. 29 September 2009. Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
- Mojtaba Abdul Rahman Salem (15 December 2015). "الشمال يشعل دوري قطر غاز ليغ". Al Arab. Retrieved 15 December 2015.