Al Shabab FC (Riyadh)

Al-Shabab
Full nameAl-Shabab Football Club
Nickname(s)Al Leith (White Lion)
Founded1947; 77 years ago (1947)
GroundAl-Shabab Club Stadium, Riyadh
Capacity15,000[1]
ChairmanKholaif Al-Hweshan
ManagerVítor Pereira
LeaguePro League
2022–23Pro League, 4th of 16
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Al Shabab active departments

Football
(men's)

Football
(women's)

Al-Shabab Football Club (Arabic: نادي الشباب; lit.'The Youth Football Club') is a Saudi Arabian professional football club based in Riyadh that competes in the Saudi Professional League. Founded in 1947 as Shabab Al Riyadh (شباب الرياض; lit.'Riyadhi Youth'), it was renamed Al Shabab in 1967.

History

Al Shabab was the first football club in Riyadh. The club began before 1947, with many conflicts before with its numerous members, but it was settled in 1947 and Abdulrahman Bin Saeed was the president. Five years later, Al Shabab won its first tournament beating Sakit Al Hadeed (Railway Club) in Riyadh. In 1955 Al Shabab beat the Military College to win the King Saud Cup. Two years passed, and a new conflict arose in 1957. The player, Saleh Jaber, was assigned captain, but then was fired, and the new captain was Ahmed Lmfoon. This did not please some members of the club. Soon the conflict was impossible to solve, and Abdulrahman Bin Saeed and some members, left Al Shabab and took the best players that played for the club back then in an injustice way leaving Al Shabab to a chaos, The club stopped for half a year due to financial weakness, a new football club was born from the conflicts and separation with Abdulrahman Bin Saeed as the president which is the club known today as Al-Hilal. Then in the beginning of 1959 another problem began, Abdullah Bin Ahmed, the president then, was all alone taking care of the club. He could not take the pressure of handling the club alone, and decided to take a vacation abroad. Before traveling, he disbanded the first team, and most of the players signed for other clubs mainly Al-Ahli and Al-Hilal. What was left was the youth team, and the player Abdulrahman Bin Ahmed decided to take care of the youth, and from that they got there name Shabab Al Riyadh which means Riyadh's youth. Soon Abdullah Bin Ahmed returned, and many members returned and supported the club. Then Abdullah Bin Ahmed announced the return of forming the first team, and some players returned, but some stayed at Al-Ahli and Al-Hilal. Also in 1959 was the formation of the Saudi Football Federation, and all football clubs were announced official. In 1960 in the first official tournament called King Saud Cup for the Central Province, Al Shabab faced Al Hilal in their first official games between the two, and won 3–0 to win their first cup.

In the 1960s, everyone wanted to play and be part of the club, and after the request of Al Najmah FC and Al Marekh in 1967, they were united as one club and changed their name from Shabab Riyadh, to simply Al Shabab. The colors of the team were at first white and green, then they were changed after the unification to orange and blue, but in 1977 it was changed to white, gray, and black, the current colors. In 1975 Al Shabab was relegated to 1st Division, but the following season it was able to gain 1st place and came back to the Premier League in 1976. In 1993, Al Shabab became the first club in Saudi Arabia to win 3 premier leagues in a row. In 2007, Al Shabab became the first club in Saudi Arabia to build projects to increase the club's revenue, and began a 200 million dollar project which contains a 5 star hotel, and a shopping mall. During a visit to the club in January 2008, Al Shabab's main supporter, Khalid bin Sultan, announced the launch of two new projects, Al Laith TV Channel, and Al Shabab Museum.

Achievements

Records

  • First Saudi club to win three Saudi Premier League in a row (1991, 1992, and 1993).[2]
  • First Saudi club to win the professional and new Saudi Premier League, in 1991.
  • Largest margin win was against Al Shoalah during a friendly tournament in 2007, 8–0. Largest margin win in an official game was against Al-Ta'ee in the Saudi Premier League in 2003, 7–0. Largest margin win against a high-ranked club was 6–1 against Al Nassr in the Saudi Premier League 2004.

Current squad

As of 6 October 2023[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Saudi Arabia KSA Mustafa Malayekah (on loan from Al-Fateh)
2 DF Saudi Arabia KSA Hamad Al-Yami (on loan from Al-Hilal)
3 DF Saudi Arabia KSA Khalid Al-Asiri
4 DF Brazil BRA Iago Santos
6 MF Colombia COL Gustavo Cuéllar
8 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Fahad Al-Muwallad
11 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Hattan Bahebri
12 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Majed Omar Kanabah
13 FW Brazil BRA Carlos Júnior
14 DF Morocco MAR Romain Saïss (on loan from Al Sadd)
15 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Hussain Al-Monassar
16 DF Saudi Arabia KSA Hussain Al-Sibyani
19 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Mohammed Al-Yami
20 FW Senegal SEN Habib Diallo
21 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Nawaf Al-Sadi
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 GK Saudi Arabia KSA Fawaz Al-Qarni
23 FW Belgium BEL Yannick Carrasco
24 DF Saudi Arabia KSA Moteb Al-Harbi
26 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Riyadh Sharahili
28 FW Saudi Arabia KSA Nasser Al-Bishi
29 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Abdullah Al-Jawaey
30 MF Croatia CRO Ivan Rakitić
31 FW Brazil BRA Vitinho (on loan from Al-Ettifaq)
37 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Abdullah Matuq
38 DF Saudi Arabia KSA Mohammed Harbush
40 FW Saudi Arabia KSA Abdullah Radif (on loan from Al-Hilal)
50 GK Saudi Arabia KSA Mohammed Al-Absi
55 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Musab Al-Juwayr (on loan from Al-Hilal)
60 GK Saudi Arabia KSA Hamed Al-Shanqiti
88 DF Saudi Arabia KSA Nader Al-Sharari

Unregistered players

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
18 GK South Korea KOR Kim Seung-gyu
42 DF Saudi Arabia KSA Abdulmajeed Al-Enezi
No. Pos. Nation Player
43 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Muaiad Al-Showaifey

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
25 DF Saudi Arabia KSA Saeed Al-Rubaie (on loan to Al-Okhdood)
32 FW Saudi Arabia KSA Saad Al-Muwallad (on loan to Al-Faisaly)
34 FW Saudi Arabia KSA Fares Al-Garzae (on loan to Al-Najma)
41 FW Saudi Arabia KSA Dhidan Al-Mutairi (on loan to Al-Batin)
No. Pos. Nation Player
85 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Hamad Al-Ghamdi (on loan to Al-Entesar)
DF Saudi Arabia KSA Sultan Al-Enezi (on loan to Al-Zulfi)
DF Saudi Arabia KSA Abdullah Al-Rubaie (on loan to Al-Jabalain)
MF Argentina ARG Cristian Guanca (on loan to Al-Taawoun)

Management

Current board of directors and Administrators

Office Name
President Khalid AlBaltan
Vice-president Kholaif AlHweshan
Member of the Board, Investment Officer
Member of the Board, Secretary-General
Member of the Board, Director of the Media Center Ahmad AlMasoud
CEO Pat Janssen[4]

Current technical staff

Position Name
Caretaker Manager Saudi Arabia Saad Al-Subaie
Assistant manager Netherlands Damiën Hertog
First-Team coach Saudi Arabia Nawaf Al-Abaid
Fitness coach Saudi Arabia Saqr Al-Maqbool
Goalkeeping coach Saudi Arabia Abdulelah Al-Mubayed
Club doctor Saudi Arabia Hassan Al-Mubadallah
Club doctor Mexico Misael Rivas
Physiotherapist Saudi Arabia Salman Al-Khamis
Team manager Saudi Arabia Allisa Fahad Issa
Youth coach Argentina Juan Brown
U 23 team coach Saudi Arabia Turki Al-Gabr
U 20 team coach Saudi Arabia Waleed Al-Muslim
U 17 team coach Saudi Arabia Omar Islam
Sporting director Italy Domenico Teti

Recent seasons

The table below chronicles the achievements of Al Shabab in various competitions since 2000.

Year Division Position Crown Prince Cup King Cup ACL
2000–01 Premier League 7th Semi-final Not held  –
2001–02 Premier League 9th Quarter-final  –
2002–03 Premier League 6th Quarter-final  –
2003–04 Premier League 1st Quarter-final  –
2004–05 Premier League 2nd Quarter-final Group stage
2005–06 Premier League 1st Semi-final Quarter-finals
2006–07 Premier League 4th Quarter-final Group stage
2007–08 Premier League 3rd Semi-final Champion  –
2008–09 Pro League 4th Runners-up Champion Round of 16
2009–10 Pro League 4th Semi-final Semi-final Semi-final
2010–11 Pro League 4th Round of 16 Quarter-final Round of 16
2011–12 Pro League 1st Quarter-final Quarter-final  –
2012–13 Pro League 3rd Round of 16 Runners-up Quarter-finals
2013–14 Pro League 4th Semi-final Champion Round of 16
2014–15 Pro League 5th Round of 16 Quarter-final Group stage
2015–16 Pro League 6th Semi-finals Round of 16  –
2016–17 Pro League 6th Quarter-finals Round of 32  –
2017–18 Pro League 10th  – Quarter-finals  –
2018–19 Pro League 5th  – Round of 16  –
2019–20 Pro League
2020–21 Pro League
2021–22 Pro League

Managers

Asian competitions

Overview

As of 26 April 2022
Competition Pld W D L GF GA
AFC Champions League 74 40 13 22 113 78
Asian Club Championship 9 4 3 2 21 10
Asian Cup Winners' Cup 8 4 2 2 14 10
Asian Super Cup 2 0 1 1 3 4
TOTAL 94 48 19 27 154 102

Record by country

Country Pld W D L GF GA GD Win%
 Bahrain 1 0 1 0 1 1 +0 000.00
 China 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 100.00
 India 2 2 0 0 9 0 +9 100.00
 Indonesia 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100.00
 Iran 19 7 4 8 15 18 −3 036.84
 Iraq 4 3 1 0 8 2 +6 075.00
 Japan 3 0 3 0 3 3 +0 000.00
 Jordan 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 050.00
 Kuwait 4 3 0 1 14 6 +8 075.00
 Lebanon 2 1 0 1 3 3 +0 050.00
 Qatar 15 9 3 3 24 15 +9 060.00
 Saudi Arabia 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4 000.00
 South Korea 8 2 1 5 9 16 −7 025.00
 Syria 6 4 1 1 12 4 +8 066.67
 United Arab Emirates 19 11 3 5 35 20 +15 057.89
 Uzbekistan 4 3 1 0 9 4 +5 075.00

Asian record

Matches

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1992–93 Asian Club Championship Quarter-finals Japan Yomiuri 0–0 2nd
Bahrain Al-Muharraq 1–1
Indonesia Arseto 3–0
Semi-finals United Arab Emirates Al-Wasl 2–2 (4–3 p) 2–2 (4–3 p)
Final Iran PAS Tehran 0–1 0–1
1993–94 Asian Club Championship First round Kuwait Al-Arabi 5–2 7–1 12–3
Quarter-finals Withdrew
1994–95 Asian Club Championship Second round Lebanon Al-Ansar 3–0 0–3 3–3 (4–5 p)
2000–01 Asian Cup Winners' Cup Second round Syria Hutteen 2–0 0–1 2–1
Quarter-finals Jordan Al-Wehdat 2–2 1–0 3–2
Semi-finals Iran Esteghlal 3–2 3–2
Final China Dalian Shide 4–2 4–2
2001 Asian Super Cup Final South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings 1–2 2–2 3–4
2001–02 Asian Cup Winners' Cup Second round Qatar Al-Sadd 0–0 2–3 2–3
2005 AFC Champions League Group B Iran Sepahan 1–1 0−1 3rd
Syria Al-Wahda 3–1 2–1
United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 1–0 0–3
2006 AFC Champions League Group D Qatar Al-Sadd 0–0 3–2 1st
Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 2–1 2–0
Kuwait Al-Arabi 2–0 0–3
Quarter-finals South Korea Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 0−1 0−6 0–7
2007 AFC Champions League Group D United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 2–0 2−0 2nd
Iran Sepahan 0–1 0–1
Syria Al-Ittihad 4–0 1–1
2009 AFC Champions League Group B Qatar Al-Gharafa 1–0 3–1 2nd
Iran Persepolis 0–0 0–1
United Arab Emirates Sharjah 5–0 3–1
Round of 16 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 1−2 1–2
2010 AFC Champions League Group C Iran Sepahan 1–1 0–1 1st
Uzbekistan Pakhtakor 2–1 3–1
United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 3–2 1–2
Round of 16 Iran Esteghlal 3–2 3–2
Quarter-finals South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 0–1 2–0 2–1
Semi-finals South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 4–3 0–1 4–4 (a)
2011 AFC Champions League Group D Qatar Al-Rayyan 1–0 1–1 2nd
Iran Zob Ahan 0–0 1–0
United Arab Emirates Emirates 4–1 1–2
Round of 16 Qatar Al-Sadd 0−1 0–1
2013 AFC Champions League Group A Qatar El Jaish 2–0 0–3 1st
United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira 2–1 1–1
Iran Tractor Sazi 1–0 1–0
Round of 16 Qatar Al-Gharafa 3–0 2−1 5–1
Quarter-finals Japan Kashiwa Reysol 2–2 1–1 3–3 (a)
2014 AFC Champions League Group A Iran Esteghlal 2–1 1–0 1st
United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira 1–3 2–1
Qatar Al-Rayyan 4–3 2–0
Round of 16 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 1–3 0−1 1–4
2015 AFC Champions League Group B United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 0–1 0–0 4th
Uzbekistan Pakhtakor 2–2 2–0
Iran Naft Tehran 0–3 1–2
2022 AFC Champions League Group B India Mumbai City 6–0 3–0 1st
United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira 3–0 2–0
Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 3–0 1–1
Round of 16 Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi

AFC Club ranking

See also

References

  1. ^ "Prince Khalid bin Sultan Stadium". Goalzz. Retrieved 15 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Saudi Arabia - List of Champions". RSSSF.
  3. ^ "فريق: الشباب". www.kooora.com.
  4. ^ "Pat Janssen". LinkedIn.
  5. ^ "Mais de 40 anos vivendo futebol" (in Portuguese). luxemburgo.com.br. Archived from the original on 21 August 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  6. ^ "المصري عادل عبد الرحمن مدربًا للشباب بدلاً من باتشيكو". aawsat.com.
  7. ^ "The AFC". www.the-afc.com.
  8. ^ "Football Alphabet". www.footballalphabet.com.

External links

  • Official website
  • نادي الشباب | أخر الأ | NADY ALSHBAB Archived 20 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine
Preceded by Asian Cup Winners' Cup
Runner up: Dalian Shide

2001
Succeeded by

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