Al Batin FC

Al Batin
Full nameAl Batin Football Club
Nickname(s)Al Samawi (The Sky Blue)
Founded1979; 45 years ago (1979)
GroundAl-Batin Club Stadium
Hafar al-Batin, Saudi Arabia
Capacity6,000
PresidentKhaled Al-Huwaidi
ManagerQuim Machado
LeagueFDL
2022–23Pro League, 16th of 16 (relegated)
Current season

Al Batin Football Club (Arabic: نادي الباطن لكرة القدم) is a Saudi Arabian professional football club based in Hafar al-Batin, Eastern Province, that competes in the Saudi First Division League. The club was founded in 1979.

Al-Batin's colours are sky blue and black. At the end of the 2007–08 season, they won their first promotion to Saudi Second Division.[1] On 25 March 2011, Al-Batin won their first promotion to Saudi First Division.[2] They play their home matches at the Al-Batin Club Stadium.

Honours

Managerial history

  • Algeria Rachid Mezghiche (2002 – 2003)
  • Egypt Jamal El Khodary (August 1, 2005 – April 1, 2007)
  • Egypt Hassan Abdelfattah (August 13, 2007 – May 1, 2008)
  • Tunisia Abdelhamid Salmi (July 1, 2009 – September 16, 2009)
  • Algeria Rachid Mezghiche (September 16, 2009 – May 1, 2010)
  • Egypt Emad Al-Qasem (July 1, 2010 – December 15, 2011)
  • Tunisia Nasser Nefzi (December 22, 2011 – February 13, 2014)
  • Brazil Ednaldo Patricio (February 14, 2014 – April 6, 2014)
  • Saudi Arabia Naif Al-Anezi (May 9, 2014 – August 31, 2014)
  • Tunisia Habib Ben Romdhane (September 1, 2014 – February 12, 2016)
  • Tunisia Yousri bin Kahla (February 12, 2016 – April 27, 2016)
  • Saudi Arabia Khalid Al-Koroni (April 27, 2016 – May 27, 2016)
  • Egypt Adel Abdel Rahman (June 8, 2016 – November 6, 2016)
  • Saudi Arabia Khalid Al-Koroni (November 6, 2016 – May 17, 2017)
  • Portugal Quim Machado (May 24, 2017 – February 4, 2018)
  • Romania Ciprian Panait (February 6, 2018 – May 31, 2018)
  • Belgium Franky Vercauteren (July 26, 2018 – November 1, 2018)
  • Saudi Arabia Yousef Al-Ghadeer (November 10, 2018 – February 17, 2019)
  • Romania Ciprian Panait (February 17, 2019 – May 31, 2019)
  • Tunisia Ridha Jeddi (July 6, 2019 – September 24, 2019)
  • Portugal José Garrido (September 24, 2019 – March 20, 2021)
  • Serbia Aleksandar Veselinovic (March 24, 2021 – June 1, 2021)
  • Serbia Nenad Lalatović (June 25, 2021 — October 17, 2021)
  • Serbia Darko Nović (caretaker) (October 17, 2021 — October 21, 2021)
  • Croatia Alen Horvat (October 21, 2021 — February 19, 2023)
  • Croatia Zdravko Logarušić (February 19, 2023 — June 1, 2023)
  • Serbia Srđan Vasiljević (July 15, 2023 — September 13, 2023)
  • Portugal Quim Machado (September 13, 2023 – )

Current squad

As of 12 September 2023:

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 Basil Al-Bahrani
3 FW Algeria ALG Okacha Hamzaoui
4 DF Saudi Arabia KSA Khaled Al-Khathlan
5 DF Morocco MAR Amine Atouchi
6 DF France FRA Thibault Peyre
7 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Mishari Al-Qahtani
8 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Yahya Al-Qarni
9 FW Ivory Coast CIV Mamadou Soro
11 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Mohammed Al-Sahli
12 GK Morocco MAR Abdelali Mhamdi
13 DF Saudi Arabia KSA Hassan Al-Asmari (on loan from Al-Ittihad)
14 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Ismail Omar
15 FW Saudi Arabia KSA Abdulrahman Saad
19 DF Saudi Arabia KSA Hassan Al-Jubairi
20 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Tariq Al-Mutairi
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Abdulelah Al-Barrih
22 GK Saudi Arabia KSA Meshal Hariss
23 FW Saudi Arabia KSA Abdulrahman Anwar
24 DF Saudi Arabia KSA Saqr Mamdouh
25 MF Morocco MAR Zakaria Lahlali
26 GK Saudi Arabia KSA Falah Al-Shammari
27 DF Saudi Arabia KSA Rabee Hawsawi
29 DF Saudi Arabia KSA Bader Nasser
48 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Abdullah Al-Samti
76 MF Ghana GHA Isaac Sackey
77 FW Saudi Arabia KSA Yousef Fawaz
80 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Othman Awad
94 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Nawaf Al-Sehimai
99 FW Saudi Arabia KSA Dhidan Al-Mutairi (on loan from Al-Shabab)

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
32 GK Saudi Arabia KSA Hammad Al-Shammari
37 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Turki Al-Dhafiri
No. Pos. Nation Player
46 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Omar Sattam
88 MF Saudi Arabia KSA Jathob Muslet

See also

References

  1. ^ "وسط استقبال حاشد للفريق بحفر الباطن" (in Arabic). Al-Jazirah. 22 April 2008. Archived from the original on 1 October 2022. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  2. ^ "رحلة حائل تنقل الباطن على "الدرجة الأولى" بعد انتظار دام 33 عاماً" (in Arabic). Al Riyadh. 28 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 October 2022. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
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