Al-Markhiya SC

Al-Markhiya Sports Club (Arabic: المرخية) is a Qatari multi-sports club, based in the Al Markhiya district of Doha.[1] 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.

Al-Markhiya S.C.
Full nameAl-Markhiya Sports Club
Founded1995 (1995)
GroundAl-Markhiya Stadium, Doha
ChairmanMubarak Al-Naemi
Head coachAdel Sellimi
LeagueQatar Stars League
2017/1812th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

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.[2] However, due to its insufficient capacity and facilities, the club frequently uses Saoud bin Abdulrahman Stadium as its homegrounds.[3]

Current squad

As of Qatari Second Division:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Jalaleddine Omar  Qatar
3 Defender Mohammed Arafah  Egypt
4 Defender Mostafa Mido  Qatar
5 Defender Luke Ndfion  Cameroon
6 Midfielder Abubakar  Qatar
8 Midfielder Talal Al Shila  Qatar
9 Forward Farid Al-Marhoubi  Qatar
10 Midfielder Anthony Bassey  Nigeria
11 Midfielder Hamad Shahin  Qatar
12 Midfielder Ahmed Kanu  Oman
14 Defender Tresor Kangambu  Qatar
16 Midfielder Yasser Al-Moaamari  Qatar
17 Midfielder Ali Al-Muhannadi  Qatar
18 Defender Aden Ali Aden  Qatar
21 Goalkeeper Basel Samih  Qatar
22 Goalkeeper Mohammed Muntasser  Qatar
30 Forward Nana Poku  Ghana
31 Goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Sheeb  Qatar
77 Defender Hamood Al Yazidi  Qatar
84 Midfielder Ali Al-Moraikhi  Qatar
88 Midfielder Mohammed Mhawesh  Qatar
89 Forward Hamza Sanhaji (on loan from Al Sadd)  Qatar
92 Defender Hamad Balghaith  Qatar

Technical staff

Last update: 21 July 2012.

Name Role Nationality
Ayman MansourManager Egyptian
Ali Salem Al-GhanimiHead of Youth Teams Qatari
Yasser Ali RayyashiVice-Head of Youth Teams Qatari
Khalil RayyashiVice-Head of Youth Teams Qatari
Haroon BasheerU-20 Head Coach Qatari

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[4] (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–)



  1. Official website (in Arabic)
  2. "QOC Venue Booklet" (PDF). Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC). 24 March 2015. p. 76. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  3. "Club profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  4. مسيمير والشحانية في افتتاح كأس الدرجة الثانية (in Arabic). 29 September 2009. Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  5. Mojtaba Abdul Rahman Salem (15 December 2015). "الشمال يشعل دوري قطر غاز ليغ". Al Arab. Retrieved 15 December 2015.

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