Al Kharaitiyat SC
Al Kharaitiyat SC (Arabic: نادي الخريطيات) is a Qatari sports club based in the town of Al Kharaitiyat, best known for its football team of the Qatar Stars League. Home games are played at Al-Khawr Stadium in the northern city of Al Khor. They are a relatively new club, having been formed in 1996. They won the Qatari Second Division in 2004 meaning that they would play in the QSL the following season. However, they were relegated on their very first season in the top flight. They once again regained their position in the Qatar Stars League in the 2008–09 season and have remained there ever since.
|Full name||Al Kharaitiyat Sports Club|
Al Khor, Qatar
|Chairman||Hamad bin Thamer|
|Head Coach||Yousuf Adam Mahmoud|
|League||Qatar Stars League|
|2018–19||Qatar Stars League, 12th |
Al Kharaitiyat is among the newest sports clubs in Qatar, having been formed in 1996 as Al-Hilal. Among the founders were:
Upon its formation, it was entered into the Qatari Second Division. After winning the second division title in 2004, they earned a spot in the top tier. Shortly after, the club was renamed to its current name, Al Kharaitiyat, on 19 October 2004 by a decision of the vice-president of the Qatar Olympic Committee in order to better represent the district it is located in. In 2008 the team was promoted to the Qatar Stars League.
A fan club was established in 2008 after the team won promotion to the Qatar Stars League.
Out on loan
Last updated: December 2011
Last updated 1 June 2017.
NotesNote 1: Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani served as the first president of the club.