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Al-Khor SC
Full name Al-Khor Sports Club
Nickname(s) "El Forsan" (Knights)
Founded 1961; 57 years ago (1961)
Ground Al Khor Stadium
Al Khor, Qatar
Capacity 12,000[1]
Chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed
Manager France Bernard Casoni
League Qatar Stars League
2017–18 Qatar Stars League, 9th

Al-Khor Sports Club, (Arabic: نادي الخور الرياضي‎), is a Qatari professional sports club based in Al Khor, featuring teams in a number of sports including football, futsal, basketball, volleyball, handball, athletics, table tennis and swimming. It is best known for its football team which competes in the Qatar Stars League. It plays its home games at Al Khor Stadium.



Al Khor Fort, represented in the club logo

Al-Khor was unofficially established in 1951 by oil workers to fulfill them with the appropriate facility to invest their energy after their participation with the multinational oil companies at the time. The club was re-established in 1961 and adopted football as its primary sport, as well other recreational sports and activities; however the club was limited in its resources. The club coincided within the presence of two other clubs in Al-Khor, with the three operating separately from each other. They merged with one of the clubs, Al-Jeel Sports Club in 1962.

In 1964, they conglomerated with Nahdi Al-Aswad (transliterated to "Black Sports Club") and had formally made a request to join the Qatar Football Association on 10 June later that year. From then on, the club was known as Al-Taawun.[2]

Post-merger (1964–2004)

Embracing the youth movement, they drew up plans and programs and being provided funds for all the facilities, the club was able to expand the base of participation in most sports as well as participate in various activities.[3] Their original club colors from 1961 were primarily yellow and white. The colors were changed to blue and white after entering the football league in 1964. Their current crest features all 3 colors in it; blue, yellow and white.

Renaming to Al Khor (2004–present)

In 2004, by decision of the Qatar Olympic Committee, the club changed its name to Al Khor, in order to accurately reflect on where the club's headquarters are located.


Winners (1): 2005
Winners (1): 2003
Winners (1): 1983

Asian record

Competition Pld W D L GF GA
GCC Champions League 51 22 11 18 75 61
Total 15 6 2 7 14 25
  • Q = Qualification
  • GS = Group stage
  • R16 = Round of 16
  • QF = Quarter-final
  • SF = Semi-final

GCC Champions League

Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
GS Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr 1–3
GS Kuwait Qadsia 0–5
GS Oman Al-Nahda 1–1
GS Bahrain Al Muharraq 1–1
GS Oman Sur 1–0 0–1 1–1
GS Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr 0–4 1–3 1–7
GS Kuwait Al Naser 2–1 1–0 3–0
GS Bahrain Busaiteen 2–0 1–2 3–2
QF Kuwait Al Jahra 1–0
SF United Arab Emirates Al Wasl 2–1 0–3 2–4

Individual honours

2009 FIFA Confederations Cup:

The following players have played in the FIFA Confederations Cup whilst playing for Al Khor:

Performance in UAFA Competitions

2008: Group stage
2010: Group stage
2011: Semi-finals
2012: Semi-finals

Current squad

First team squad

As of Qatar Stars League:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Papa Djibril  Senegal
3 Defender Elhaj Mostafa  Qatar
4 Defender Khaled Radhwan  Qatar
5 Forward Sayed Hussain Eisa U23  Qatar
6 Defender Mahdi Reza  Qatar
7 Midfielder Wágner  Brazil
8 Midfielder Musaab Abdulmajeed  Qatar
9 Forward Diogo da Silva  Brazil
10 Midfielder Helal Mohammed  Qatar
11 Midfielder Ahmed Yasin  Iraq
12 Goalkeeper Ghaith Jumaa  Qatar
14 Defender Rebin Sulaka  Iraq
15 Defender Naif Mubarak  Qatar
16 Midfielder Adel Bader U23  Qatar
17 Midfielder Said Brahmi  Qatar
19 Defender Mohammed Boqshan  Yemen
20 Defender Ahmed Al-Muhannadi U23  Qatar
21 Midfielder Hamad Mansor (on loan from Al-Sadd)  Qatar
22 Goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Bakari U23 (on loan from Al-Duhail)  Qatar
23 Midfielder Adel Ahmed  Qatar
24 Midfielder Saif Al-Mohannadi U23  Qatar
25 Midfielder Mohammed Shaaban  Qatar
27 Midfielder Ahmed Al-Asker  Qatar
29 Midfielder Jassem Al-Moraikhi U23  Qatar
55 Midfielder Abdurahman Rajab U23  Qatar
66 Forward Khaled Yousef U23 (on loan from Al-Duhail)  Qatar
90 Forward Salem Khalifah  Qatar
95 Forward Meshal Al-Sowaidi U23  Qatar
98 Midfielder Alnaji Alsadeq U23  Qatar
99 Goalkeeper Yousef Hassan U23  Qatar

Out on loan

No Position Player Nation
26 Forward Yusef Ahmed (on loan to Al-Shamal)  Qatar


Current technical staff

Last update: 16 October 2013.[4]

Coaching staff
Head coach Romania László Bölöni
Assistant coach Morocco Mustafa Suehb
Goalkeeping coach Tunisia Adel Hammami
Team manager Qatar Youssef Jaffal Al-Kuwari
Fitness coach France Alexandre Farhi
Performance Analyst England Adam Meadows

Presidential history

From 1963–1982.

Period Chairperson Period Chairperson
1963–64 Qatar Saleh Mohammed Dawood Mohannadi 1966–75 Qatar Saleh Mohammed Dawood Mohannadi
1964–65 Qatar Ahmed Abdullah Al Mohannadi 1975 Qatar Mohammed Saif Maeoff
1965–66 Qatar Ahmed Abdullah Jolo 1975–82 Qatar Ahmed Abdul Aziz Al-Hail
1982 Qatar Saleh Mohammed Dawood Mohannadi

Managerial history

Last update: 24 June 2012.[5][6]


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Qatar – List of Foundation Dates". RSSSF. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  3. ^ "About The Club" (in Arabic). Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Knights of Al Khor participated in the inauguration ceremony of the league". Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  5. ^ "مسابقة كأس سمو الأمير لكرة القدم المباريات النهائية". Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  6. ^ "تاريخ بطولة كأس سمـــــــو ولي العهد". Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  7. ^ Ládonyi Lászlo (2001). Football Yearbook 2000, Vol. 1 (in Hungarian). p. 141.
  8. ^ الوكرة يبدأ اليوم حملة الدفاع عن لقبه (in Arabic). 1999. Retrieved 2 January 2014.

External links

  • Official website
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