Al-Mesaimeer SC

Al-Mesaimeer Sports Club (Arabic: نادي المسيمير الرياضي) is a Qatari multi-sports club based in Mesaimeer. Its football department plays in the Qatar Stars League. It was previously known as Al-Nahda Sports Club, then Al-Shoala, and finally, today it is known as Mesaimeer Sports Club. It was promoted to the first division of Qatari football for the first time in history in the 2014–15 season.[1]

Al-Mesaimeer S.C.
Full nameAl-Mesaimeer Sports Club
Founded1990
ManagerDragan Tadić
LeagueQatari Second Division
2018–194th
WebsiteClub website

History

Formation

The club was unofficially formed in 1996 (under the name "Al-Nahda Sports Club"), located in Doha due to administrative and financial dependence of the Qatar Football Association.[2]

In 1998 His Highness the former Heir Apparent Sheikh Jasim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, along with the Qatar National Olympic Committee, officially founded the club followed by the formation of a constituent general assembly and the election of a board of directors. In light of that period the club's name was changed to Al-Shoala.[2]

Relocation to Mesaimeer

In 2000, the construction of the club's official headquarters in the Mesaimeer area was completed under the supervision of National Olympic Committee, consisting of an administrative building, clothes changing rooms and a football field.[2]

The board of directors' plans were re-examined to attract the local community to the club and form a base of players in all age groups starting from the juniors to the first team and provided facilities and services ranging from sports equipment and accessories to trainers, educators and advice from professional players.[2]

The club began its participation in sporting events and the first team was runner-up in the second league numerous times. After a period of time, junior and youth players were playing against big teams and beating them, prompting the board of directors to show diligence and attention towards the younger players. They shifted their resources towards them and trained them well and provided them with attention outside the club, assisting them in their school studies, in addition to support within the club, in the hope that they will one day represent the first team.[2]

In the year 2004, due to the desire of the members of the club's founders and employees, the club changed its name from Al-Shoala to Al-Mesaimeer Sports Club, in accordance to the region of where the club and its headquarters are situated.[2]

In the 2014–15 season, the club finished in second place in the Qatargas League under Yousef Adam, thus winning promotion to the Qatar Stars League for the first time in its history.[1]

Name history

  • 1996 : Founded as Al-Nahda Sports Club
  • 1998 : The club renamed to Al-Shoala Sports Club
  • 2004 : The club renamed to Al-Mesaimeer Sports Club

Stadium

Built in 1998, the Al-Mesaimeer Stadium spans 36,000 m² and features two football pitches, locker rooms and an administrative office.[3] However, due to its insufficient capacity and facilities, the club frequently uses the 3,000-capacity Al-Sailiya Stadium as its homegrounds.[4]

Current squad

As of Qatari Second Division:

Nat Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Hassan Ali Fardah  Qatar
2 Defender Mohammed Faidh Itshi  Qatar
3 Defender Khalil Sharif  Qatar
5 Midfielder Rashed Al-Ghofrani  Qatar
6 Defender Mohammed Sultani  Qatar
7 Forward Mahmoud Al Baher  Syria
8 Midfielder Mohammed Al-Qahtani  Qatar
9 Forward Ahmad Al Douni  Syria
10 Defender Abdul Malek Al Anizan  Syria
11 Midfielder Abdullah Al-Deyani  Qatar
12 Midfielder Talal Al-Bloushi  Qatar
13 Goalkeeper Mohammed Hafdhi  Qatar
14 Midfielder Ahmed Khalil  Qatar
15 Midfielder Alaa Al Shbli  Syria
16 Goalkeeper Emad Al Shammari  Qatar
17 Midfielder Ali Qamber  Qatar
18 Midfielder Adib Bisodan  Qatar
19 Forward Moaaz Jad  Qatar
20 Midfielder Osama Al-Oun  Qatar
22 Goalkeeper Eisa Shaaban  Qatar
23 Midfielder Nasouh Al Nakdali  Syria
27 Defender Abdurahman Samir  Qatar
33 Defender Khaled Jabarti  Qatar
61 Midfielder Mohammed Medhat  Qatar
90 Defender Abdullah Al-Hajaji  Qatar
91 Forward Mohammed Hares  Qatar

Out on loan

Nat Position Player Nation
26 Goalkeeper Mohammed Ghanem (on loan to Qatar)  Qatar

Management

Technical staff

Updated 18 June 2014.[5]

Name Role Nationality
Dragan TadicHead Coach Serbian
Dragan TadićAssistant Manager Croatian
Dado KondićGoalkeeping Coach Croatian
Đorđe JorovićFitness Coach Serbian
Raad Abdul LatifHead of Youth Teams Iraqi
Louay BattahU–19 Coach Egyptian
Abdulsalam FaridU–17 Coach Egyptian
Mohammed HammamU–15 Coach Egyptian
Taha HusseinU–14 Coach Egyptian
Saleh MuradU–19 / U–17 Gk Coach Egyptian
Khaled AliU–15 / U–14 Gk Coach Egyptian

Medical staff

Updated 18 June 2014.[5]

Name Role Nationality
Ramos CaesarlonaFirst Team Doctor Filipino
Richard Sardon NavorYouth Teams Physiotherapist Filipino
Mohammed TawoosPhysiotherapist Tunisian
Eleni MakriNurse Greek

Board of directors

Position Staff
President Abdulrahman Shathri
Vice-president Yusuf Al-Mana
Assistant Secretary Abdulrahman Al-Qahtani
general secretary Ibrahim Al-Mana
board member Abdulrahman Al-Mana
board member Ahmed Taleb
Treasurer Mohammad Saeed
board member Abdulkader Al-Sheikh
board member Abdulrahman A. Al-Mana

Last updated: 20 October 2011
Source: Mesaimeer

Achievements

Managerial history

References

  1. "Mesaimeer are promoted to the Qatar Stars League". Qatar Stars League. 14 April 2015. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  2. "نبذة عن النادى (About the club)". Mesaimeer Club. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  3. "QOC Venue Booklet" (PDF). Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC). 24 March 2015. p. 78. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  4. "Club profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  5. "Technical staff" (in Arabic). mesaimeerclub.com. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  6. نادي مسيمير يحتفي بقطاع الفئات السنية لكرة القدم (in Arabic). alarab.qa. 27 May 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2013.

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