Al-Kawkab FC

Al-Kawkab FC
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Full nameAl-Kawkab Football Club
Nickname(s)Fakhar Al Kharj (Pride of Al Kharj)
Founded1968; 55 years ago (1968)
GroundAl-Shoulla Club Stadium
Capacity8,000
ChairmanDabbas Al-Dossari
ManagerSaber Abdellaoui
LeagueSecond Division
2021–22FDL, 19th of 20 (relegated)

Al-Kawkab Football Club (Arabic: نادي الكوكب) is a Saudi Arabian professional football club based in Al Kharj, that plays in the Prince Mohammad bin Salman League, the second tier of Saudi football.[1] It was founded in 1968.[2]

Al-Kawkab have won Saudi First Division once and finished runners-up once. They have competed in the Saudi Professional League twice and have been relegated in each season. They won the Second Division once and finished runners-up once as well. The club last competed in the Professional League in the 1987–88 season when they were relegated back to the First Division.

The club play their home games at Al-Shoulla Club Stadium in Al Kharj, sharing the stadium with city rivals Al-Shoulla, with whom they contest the Al Kharj derby.[3]

Honours

Saudi First Division

  • Winners (1): 1986–87
  • Runners-up (1): 1984–85

Saudi Second Division

  • Winners (3): 1978–79, 2004–05, 2016–17

Current squad

No Position Player Nation
GK Meshal Al-Shammeri  Saudi Arabia
GK Olivier Kwizera  Rwanda
GK Saad Yousef (on loan from Al-Shabab)  Saudi Arabia
DF Abdoh Hazazi  Saudi Arabia
DF Ahmed Al-Saihati  Saudi Arabia
DF Ahmed Al-Jazairi  Saudi Arabia
DF Ali Al-Muwallad  Saudi Arabia
DF Amjad Barnawi  Saudi Arabia
DF Khamis Al-Dawsari  Saudi Arabia
DF Abdullah Al-Muhaini  Saudi Arabia
DF Pape Mamadou Sow  Senegal
DF Qassem Sharahili  Saudi Arabia
DF Yazid Al-Muwallad  Saudi Arabia
MF Ali Hazazi  Saudi Arabia
MF Badr Al-Rashidi  Saudi Arabia
MF Cyril Olisema  Nigeria
MF Fahad Al-Mahri  Saudi Arabia
MF Hussain Al-Hajoj  Saudi Arabia
MF Mohammed Mosaed Al-Dossari  Saudi Arabia
MF Mohammed Al-Holaili  Saudi Arabia
MF Mohammed Saad Al-Dossari  Saudi Arabia
MF Mousa Al-Amoudi  Saudi Arabia
MF Nahar Al-Abed  Saudi Arabia
MF Omar Abdulaziz  Saudi Arabia
FW Abdoul Razak Coulibaly (on loan from ASC Kara)  Mali
FW Abdulelah Al-Rabeeah  Saudi Arabia
FW Eisa Al-Amoudi  Saudi Arabia
FW Muhannad Al-Harbi  Saudi Arabia
FW Mohammed Haqawi  Saudi Arabia

Managerial history

  • Saudi Arabia Fahad Al-Yaeesh (1967 – 1971)
  • Egypt Ibrahim El-Esawi (1975 – 1977)
  • Egypt Mahmoud El-Sayes (1978 – 1979)
  • Egypt Farouk El-Sayed (1979 – 1980)
  • Egypt Mahmoud El-Sayes (1982 – 1983)
  • Tunisia Omar El Nahal (1983 – 1984)
  • Tunisia Mokhtar Tlili (1984 – 1985)
  • Netherlands Ger Blok (1985 – 1986)
  • Saudi Arabia Nasser Al-Olaiwi (1986 – 1987)
  • Saudi Arabia Nasser Al-Olaiwi (1990 – 1991)
  • Egypt Farouk El-Sayed (1991 – 1992)
  • Saudi Arabia Nasser Al-Olaiwi (1994 – 1995)
  • Saudi Arabia Khaled Al-Jasser (1995 – 1996)
  • Algeria Boualem Laroum (1996 – 1997)
  • Algeria Altayeb Enani (1999 – 2000)
  • Tunisia Mahmoud Lajdidi (1999 – 2000)
  • Saudi Arabia Saad Al-Subeai (2004 – 2005)
  • Saudi Arabia Khaled Al-Farhan (2005)
  • Saudi Arabia Sami Farhan (2005 – 2006)
  • Saudi Arabia Khaled Al-Farhan (2006 – 2007)
  • Tunisia Mabrook Al-Kilani (2009 – 2010)
  • Tunisia Selim Al Manga (July 23, 2011 – April 12, 2012)
  • Saudi Arabia Sultan Khamis (June 11, 2012 – October 4, 2013)
  • Tunisia Chaker Meftah (October 10, 2013 – January 19, 2014)
  • Saudi Arabia Ibrahim Al-Mutaiwee (January 20, 2014 – February 15, 2014)
  • Tunisia Hassine Menestiri (February 15, 2014 – May 1, 2014)
  • Tunisia Moncef Mcharek (June 18, 2014 – September 27, 2018)
  • Egypt Osama Nabieh (October 4, 2018 – April 3, 2019)
  • Tunisia Moncef Mcharek (April 5, 2019 – May 1, 2020)
  • Tunisia Jameel Qassem (June 15, 2020 – September 14, 2020)
  • Tunisia Kamel Zaiem (September 22, 2020 – December 8, 2020)
  • Tunisia Mohammed Aldo (December 9, 2020 – May 3, 2021)
  • Tunisia Ramzi Kerid (May 3, 2021 – May 31, 2021)
  • Tunisia Yamen Zelfani (June 26, 2021 – February 16, 2022)
  • Spain Juan José Maqueda (February 18, 2022 – April 2, 2022)
  • Tunisia Saber Abdellaoui (April 6, 2022 – May 16, 2022)
  • Saudi Arabia Abdullah Al-Otaibi (caretaker) (May 16, 2022 – June 1, 2022)
  • Tunisia Yousri bin Kahla (August 16, 2022 – September 23, 2022)
  • Tunisia Ramzi Kerid (September 25, 2022 – December 22, 2022)
  • Tunisia Maher Guizani (December 22, 2022 – )

References

  1. ^ "الكوكب - Al-Kawkabغير مفضلة".
  2. ^ "نادي الكوكب".
  3. ^ "ملعب نادي الشعلة".


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