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.

Umm-Salal SC
نادي أم صلال
Full nameUmm Salal Sport Club
نادي أم صلال الرياضي
Nickname(s)Barzan's Falcons
Founded1979 (1979)
GroundThani bin Jassim Stadium
Al Gharrafa, Qatar
ChairmanHamad bin nasser al thany
ManagerAhmed El Abyad
LeagueQatar Stars League
2018–19Qatar 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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]


Winners (1): 2008
Winners (1): 2009
Winners (3): 1998, 2000, 2006


League seasons

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 - -

Asian record

Competition Pld W D L GF GA
AFC Champions League114341120
  • Q = Qualification
  • GS = Group stage
  • R16 = Round of 16
  • QF = Quarter-final
  • SF = Semi-final

AFC Champions League

Round Country Club Home Away
GS Al Jazira 2–2 1–0
GS Al-Ittihad 1–3 0–7
GS Esteghlal 1–0 1–1
R16 Al-Hilal 0–0 (4–3p)
QF FC Seoul 3–2 1–1
SF Pohang Steelers 1–2 0–2

Colours and crest

Crest history

Shirt sponsors and manufacturers

Period Kit manufacture Shirt sponsor
2006–08 Nike RasGas
2008 Jako None
2008–11 Nike RasGas
2011–13 MSC–Q
2013–present None

Kit history

Home kit from Ø–2007
Home kit from 2007 to 2009
Home kit from 2009 to 2011
Home kit from 2011 to 2012
Home kit from 2012 to 2013
Home kit from 2013–present


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.[4] However, due to its insufficient capacity and facilities, the club uses Thani bin Jassim Stadium as its homegrounds.[1]

Current squad

As of Qatar Stars League:

No Position Player Nation
2 Midfielder Omar Yahya  Qatar
3 Defender Rami Fayez  Qatar
4 Midfielder Lawrence Quaye  Qatar
5 Defender Adil Rhaili  Morocco
6 Defender Ali Bazmandegan  Qatar
7 Midfielder Víctor Vázquez  Spain
8 Midfielder Ahmed Al-Meghessib U23  Qatar
10 Midfielder Mahmoud Al-Mawas  Syria
11 Midfielder Abdulaziz Al-Yahri  Qatar
12 Midfielder Dheyab Al-Annabi  Qatar
13 Defender Ismail Mousa  Qatar
14 Midfielder Hazem Shehata U23 (on loan from Al-Duhail)  Qatar
15 Defender Saleh Al-Kaani U23  Qatar
17 Midfielder Fadhl Omar (on loan from Qatar)  Qatar
18 Midfielder Nasser Al-Nassr  Qatar
19 Midfielder João Victor  Brazil
20 Forward Yannick Sagbo  Ivory Coast
22 Defender Murad Naji (on loan from Al-Duhail)  Qatar
26 Midfielder Abdulla Afifa  Qatar
27 Midfielder Jasser Yahya (on loan from Al-Arabi)  Qatar
28 Defender Abdurahman Abubakar  Qatar
30 Goalkeeper Sami Habib U23 (on loan from Al-Duhail)  Qatar
31 Midfielder Nasser Mohammed U23  Qatar
87 Goalkeeper Muhannad Naim  Qatar
90 Forward Abdullah Khaled U23  Qatar
92 Goalkeeper Sami Al-Hassawi  Oman
97 Goalkeeper Yazan Naim U23 (on loan from Al-Ahli)  Qatar
Midfielder Salmeen Ateeq U23 (on loan from Al-Duhail)  Qatar

Out on loan

No Position Player Nation
21 Midfielder Atef Al-Mawledi (on loan to Al-Khor)  Qatar
Midfielder Adel Alawi (on loan to Al-Wakrah)  Qatar

List of notable players

Only league games are counted. To appear in this list, a player must have either:

  • Made at least 50 appearances for the team
  • Scored at least 15 goals for the team

Updated 14 August 2013.[5][6]

Jawad Akeel  Qatar Midfielder20061414
Ibrahima Nadiya  Qatar Midfielder200313328
Baba Malick  Qatar Goalkeeper2013970
Ismail Mousa  Qatar Defender2011920
Dheyab Al-Annabi  Qatar Midfielder2014862
Jeddo  Qatar Striker2007824
Fábio César  Qatar Midfielder20067621
Mustafa Aden  Qatar Midfielder2006751
Saoud Ghanem  Qatar Midfielder2006744
Mohamed Husain  Bahrain Defender2009731
Magno Alves  Brazil Striker20085540
Dahi Al Naemi  Qatar Midfielder2007552

Club officials

Board of directors

Position Staff
President HE Faisal bin Ahmed Al Thani
Vice-president Abdul Razzaq Al Kuwari
General secretary Khalid Mohammed Al Jabbar
Assistant secretary Hassan Ali Aman
Treasurer Mohammed Khamis Al Ali
Board member Abdullah bin Saud Al Thani
Board member Jumaa Mubarak Ali
Board member Mohammed Salem Al Naimi
Board member Saber Mattar Al Sultan

Last updated: 1 May 2014
Source: Board of directors

Coaching staff

Position Staff
Head coach Raúl Caneda
Assistant coach Jorge Alarcon Rodrigo
Fitness coach Danilo Ribeiro Nakagawa
Goalkeeping coach Thamer Abdol
Team Manager Mohammed Al Mehairi
Team Manager Faisal Fahed
Team doctor Hatem Jomaa
Physiotherapist Nizar Bakoush
Technical director Ali Amin
Massage therapist Robeson Leao
Massage therapist Ibrahim Hussein
Match Analyst/ Performance Analyst Wildimark Silva
Kitman Amin Waked

Last updated: 12 December 2013
Source: Technical staff

Managerial history

As of December, 2013.


  1. "Club profile". Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  2. "(صحيفة نـ(6)ـادي أم صلال)اهداف وصورمباراة أم صلال والعربي بالداخل". Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  3. "Barzan towers". Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  4. "QOC Venue Booklet" (PDF). Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC). 24 March 2015. p. 80. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  5. "Qatar Stars League". QSL. Archived from the original on 20 June 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  6. "Umm Ṣalāl SC 13/14". Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  7. المدرب المتألق في الملاعب القطرية سعد حافظ قدت فريق التضامن لإحراز كأس قطر رفضت العقد اللبناني إكراماً لعيون النصر خرجت نجوم المنتخب القطري (in Arabic). Retrieved 1 September 2013.
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