Al-Riyadh SC

Al-Riyadh
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Full nameAl-Riyadh Saudi Club[1]
Founded1953; 69 years ago (1953), as Ahli Al-Riyadh
GroundPrince Turki bin Abdul Aziz Stadium
Capacity15,000
ManagerDamir Burić
LeagueFirst Division League
2021–22SDL, 3rd of 28 (promoted)
Current season
Al-Najma vs Al-Riyadh in 2010–11 Saudi First Division

Al-Riyadh Saudi Club (Arabic: نادي الرياض السعودي) is a football team based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, that is currently playing in the Saudi Second Division (third level). It was established in 1953 as Ahli Al-Riyadh, then changed to Al-Yamamah and finally to Al-Riyadh.

Best known for its football team, Al-Riyadh also have squads in other sports. They have won two major titles: a Crown Prince Cup in 1994 and a Crown Prince Cup in 1995; they also finished runners-up in the Saudi Premier League in 1994.

History

Early history

The club was founded in 1953 under the name "Ahli Al-Riyadh", before changing to "Al-Yamama" and then to "Al-Riyadh"; it is currently based in west Riyadh.[2]

Golden Area

In the early-1990s, under the leadership of Brazilian coach Zumario and players such as Khalid Al-Qarouni, Talal Al-Jabreen, Yasser Al-Taafi and Fahd Al-Hamdan, Al-Riyadh won the Crown Prince Cup in 1994 and reached the semi-final of Asian Cup Winners' Cup in 1995.

Honours

Domestic

Continental

Current squad

As of Saudi Second Division:

No Position Player Nation
1 GK Rakan Al-Najjar  Saudi Arabia
3 FW Abdulrahman Al-Yami  Saudi Arabia
4 DF Mohammed Al-Shwirekh  Saudi Arabia
5 DF Khalid Al-Shuwayyi  Saudi Arabia
6 MF Abdulaziz Damdam  Saudi Arabia
7 MF Mohammed Al-Aqel  Saudi Arabia
8 MF Abdulelah Al-Khaibari  Saudi Arabia
9 FW Nikola Stojiljković  Serbia
10 MF Diego Miranda  Brazil
11 MF Fahad Al-Abdulrazaq  Saudi Arabia
12 DF Abdullah Al-Dossari  Saudi Arabia
13 MF Ahmed Karenshi  Saudi Arabia
14 MF Khaled Eid  Saudi Arabia
15 DF Humood Al-Dossari  Saudi Arabia
19 FW Nawaf Al-Habashi  Saudi Arabia
20 FW Mohammed Al-Shammeri  Saudi Arabia
23 GK Emanuel Novo  Portugal
24 MF Jens Cools  Belgium
25 GK Hani Al-Nahedh  Saudi Arabia
26 FW Abdulaziz Al-Aryani  Saudi Arabia
27 DF Awadh Khrees  Saudi Arabia
32 DF Masoud Bakheet  Saudi Arabia
35 GK Ibrahim Al-Hafith  Saudi Arabia
44 DF Fahad Al-Munaif  Saudi Arabia
49 MF Majed Al-Hantoushi  Saudi Arabia
55 MF Miodrag Gemović  Serbia
77 DF Saif Al-Qeshtah  Saudi Arabia
80 MF Fahad Al-Rashidi  Saudi Arabia
88 MF Muralha  Brazil

Asian record

Season Competition Round Club Home Away
1995 Asian Cup Winners' Cup Round 2 Lebanon Homenmen 3–0 2–0
Quarter-finals Kuwait Kazma 0–1 2–1
Semi-finals Iraq Al-Talaba (w/o)

References

  1. ^ "Al Riyadh Saudi Club". Global Sports Archive. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  2. ^ "مكافأة فوزنا على النصر بخمسة.. طاسة لبن من "أم حسين"!!". alriyadh.com. 2 June 2006. Archived from the original on 20 July 2018. Retrieved 20 March 2021.


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