Umm Salal SC
Umm Salal Sport Club (Arabic: نادي أم صلال الرياضي) is a Qatari professional association football team playing at the first level Qatar Stars League. It is based in Umm Salal. It used to be known as Al-Tadamun Sport Club. It is best known for being the first Qatari club to make it to the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League.
|Full name||Umm Salal Sport Club|
نادي أم صلال الرياضي
|Ground||Thani bin Jassim Stadium|
Al Gharrafa, Qatar
|Chairman||Hamad bin nasser al thany|
|Manager||Ahmed El Abyad|
|League||Qatar Stars League|
|2018–19||Qatar Stars League, 9th|
Umm Salal were formed in 1979 under the name Al-Tadamun Club and entered into the Qatari Second Division along with five other clubs. After the dissolution of two other clubs in the second division, Al Tadamun was also dissolved. The club was reformed in 1996, with Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Thani heading the club. It won the Qatari 2nd Division in their second season after reformation, in addition to lifting the league trophy two more times in 2000 and 2006.
In 2004, the club's name, Al Tadamun Club, was changed to "Umm Salal" by decision of the Qatar Olympic Committee.
They won promotion to the Qatar Stars League in the 2006–07 season. They enjoyed league success, finishing third in consecutive seasons. In 2008, they qualified for the AFC Champions League 2009 after defeating Al Gharafa 4–1 on penalties in the Emir Cup final. They were knocked out of the ACL in the semi-finals, which was the furthest any Qatari club had ever advanced at that time.
The team's nickname, Barzan's Falcons, is a reference to the Barzan Tower, which the Umm Salal Mohammed Fort houses. The tower became renowned for being used during Ramadan to ensure the holy month was observed at the correct time.
- Winners (1): 2008
- Winners (1): 2009
- Winners (3): 1998, 2000, 2006
Season Div. Pos. Emir of Qatar Cup Crown Prince Cup Sheikh Jassim Cup Asia 2007 QSL 3 Quarter-final Semi-final Group stage - - 2008 QSL 3 Winners Semi-final Group stage - - 2009 QSL 6 2nd round Group stage Winners CL Semi-final 2010 QSL 7 Runners-up Group stage Group stage - - 2011 QSL 9 3rd round Group stage Runners-up - -
|AFC Champions League||11||4||3||4||11||20|
- Q = Qualification
- GS = Group stage
- R16 = Round of 16
- QF = Quarter-final
- SF = Semi-final
Colours and crest
Shirt sponsors and manufacturers
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Built in 1996 in Umm Salal Ali, the Umm Salal Stadium covers 34,500 m² and features two football pitches, locker rooms and an administrative office. However, due to its insufficient capacity and facilities, the club uses Thani bin Jassim Stadium as its homegrounds.
As of Qatar Stars League:
Out on loan
List of notable players
Only league games are counted. To appear in this list, a player must have either:
Board of directors
Last updated: 1 May 2014
Last updated: 12 December 2013
As of December, 2013.