Muaither SC

Muaither SC (Arabic: معيذر) is a Qatari multi-sports club based in Muaither. It is best known for its football department, which plays in the Qatar Stars League.[1]

Muaither S.C.
Full nameMuaither Sports Club
Founded1996 (1996)
GroundThani bin Jassim Stadium
Al Rayyan, Qatar
ChairmanSaleh Al-Aji
ManagerMohammed Sahel
LeagueQatar Stars League
2015-16Qatari 2nd Division, 1st (promoted)
WebsiteClub website


1996–2013: Second division

The club was founded in 1996 as Al Shabab. It changed its name to Al Muaither in 2004 by decision of the Qatar Olympic Committee. They played exclusively in the Qatari Second Division until 2013.

Their first promotion play-off was in the 1999–00 season against Qatar SC.[2]

In 2004, Muaither became the first team in history from the second division to win the Sheikh Jassem Cup. They defeated Al Wakrah 2–1 in the final.

They finished as runners-up of the Second Division in the 2012 and 2013 season, which earned them promotion play-off matches against Umm Salal and Al Arabi. They lost the first match against Umm Salal, which was the club's second promotion play-off match in its history, by a scoreline of 0–1 after extra time in 2012. They also lost 1–2 against Al Arabi after extra time in 2013.

Their president, Saleh Al-Aji, filed a complaint on 23 April against Al Arabi under the pretense that they were fielding a suspended player, Baba Keita. This was according to the league statistics available on the Qatar Football Association's website. The QFA dashed their hope of being promoted by officially stating that the information they presented was not available on the website, and that Muaither must have acquired the information from third-party sources.[3][4]

2013–2014: Qatar Stars League

It was announced on 7 May 2013 that the Qatar Stars League would expand to 14 clubs, which inferred that Muaither would be promoted to the first division despite losing the relegation play-off.[5]

Their first action in the first division was to hire renowned Spanish-French coach, Ladislas Lozano.[6]

They were relegated at the end of the 2013–14 season, along with Al Rayyan.[7]


Over history, Muaither's name has been misspelled by local media in numerous forms. In the mid-2000, the club was known as Muaizar, and then in late 2000, the club was known as Al-Mu'aidar. However, the official spelling is Muaither.

Current team staff

Coaching staff
Head coach Burle Philippe[8]
Goalkeeping coach Mihal Barbu Michał Chamera
Fitness coach Daniel Rouman
Physiotherapist Anthony Padayao
Driver Ben Goodson
Technical staff
Team manager Mahmoud Ali Mahmoud
Administrator Hussein Khudair
Jamal Saeed
Ali Salah

Current squad

As of Qatari Second Division:

Name Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Amer Al-Omari  Qatar
2 Midfielder Omar Abdelwasea  Qatar
5 Defender Lamin Samateh  Gambia
7 Defender Omar Soubra  Qatar
8 Midfielder Mohammed Atef  Egypt
10 Midfielder Ayoub Ouadrassi  Morocco
11 Forward Danilo Cirino  Brazil
12 Goalkeeper Ghaith Jumaa  Qatar
13 Defender Abdul Ghafoor Murad  Qatar
14 Midfielder Ibrahim Al-Sadeq  Sudan
16 Defender Hesham Kamal  Qatar
18 Midfielder Ahmed Saleem  Qatar
19 Midfielder Malek Mohammed  France
20 Forward Mamadou Diawara  France
23 Midfielder Waleed Saleh  Qatar
30 Defender Mohammad Zureiqat  Jordan
45 Goalkeeper Abdullah Abdulradhi  Qatar
55 Defender Mourad Satli  Algeria
95 Midfielder Khalifah Salman  Qatar


Winners (1): 2015-16

Former managers

  • Fareed Ramzi (2004)
  • Sabri Miniawy (2004–06)
  • Wameed Mounir (2006)
  • Abdelkadir Bomir (2006–07)
  • Abdulrahman Taleb (2007–08)
  • Abdullah Saad (2009)
  • Silvio Diliberto (2009–12)
  • Mohammed Sahel (2012–13)
  • Ladislas Lozano (June 19, 2013–Feb 1, 2014)
  • Mohammed Sahel (Feb 1, 2014–)


  1. Qatar Olympic Committee
  2. نادي معيذر يدخل معسكر مغلق استعدادا لام صلال في الفاصله (in Arabic). 28 July 2013.
  3. "Qatar Stars League respond to Muaither" (in Arabic). 24 April 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  4. مؤسسة دوري نجوم قطر تنفي تصريحات رئيس معيذر (in Arabic). 24 April 2013. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  5. "QSL confirms expansion move". Doha Stadium Plus. 7 May 2013. Archived from the original on 9 May 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  6. "Muaither have a new coach". Qatar Stars League. Archived from the original on 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  7. "Muaither Lose To Al Sadd And Are Relegated From The Qatar Stars League". 25 March 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  8. "استعدادات جادة لمعيذر فى معسكر المغرب". Al Sharq. 3 September 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
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