Al Batin FC

Al Batin
Al-Batin F.C logo.png
Full nameAl Batin Football Club
Nickname(s)Al Samawi (The Sky Blue)
Founded1979; 44 years ago (1979)
GroundAl-Batin Club Stadium
Hafar al-Batin, Saudi Arabia
Capacity6,000
PresidentNasser Al-Huwaidi
ManagerAlen Horvat
LeaguePro League
2021–22Pro League, 13th of 16
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 Professional 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

Current squad

As of 26 June 2021:

No Position Player Nation
1 GK Basil Al-Bahrani  Saudi Arabia
2 DF Abdulkareem Al-Muziel  Saudi Arabia
3 DF Mohammad Naji  Saudi Arabia
4 DF Maurício Antônio  Brazil
5 DF Ibrahim Jamal  Sudan
6 MF Bassam Al-Hurayji  Saudi Arabia
7 MF Yousef Al-Shammari  Saudi Arabia
8 MF Juan Pedroza (on loan from Independiente Santa Fe)  Colombia
10 MF Andrés Felipe Roa  Colombia
11 MF André Bukia (on loan from Arouca)  DR Congo
13 DF Abdullah Al-Yousef (on loan from Al-Fateh)  Saudi Arabia
14 MF Othman Awad  Saudi Arabia
15 MF Hasan Gazwani  Saudi Arabia
17 MF Yahya Al-Qarni  Saudi Arabia
18 MF Mohammed Fraih  Saudi Arabia
19 FW Abdulrahman Saad  Saudi Arabia
20 MF Tariq Al-Mutairi  Saudi Arabia
21 MF Abdulelah Al-Barrih  Saudi Arabia
22 GK Meshaal Huriss  Saudi Arabia
23 DF Thibault Peyre  France
24 DF Saqr Mamdouh  Saudi Arabia
25 GK Martín Campaña  Uruguay
26 GK Falah Al-Shammeri  Saudi Arabia
29 DF Bader Nasser  Saudi Arabia
31 FW Renzo López  Uruguay
32 GK Hammad Al-Shammeri  Saudi Arabia
33 DF Faysal Abu Bakr  Saudi Arabia
37 MF Turki Al-Dhafiri  Saudi Arabia
40 FW Abdullah Hakami  Saudi Arabia
41 FW Mohamed Tayseer  Saudi Arabia
42 DF Aqeel Al-Dhafiri  Saudi Arabia
43 DF Ali Al-Shammari  Saudi Arabia
44 MF Abdulsalam Al-Ameri  Saudi Arabia
45 FW Abdulrahman Anwar  Saudi Arabia
46 MF Omar Sattam  Saudi Arabia
70 MF Rakan Al-Shamlan  Saudi Arabia
77 FW Yousef Fawaz  Saudi Arabia
88 MF Jathob Muslet  Saudi Arabia
90 MF Salifu Mudasiru (on loan from Asante Kotoko)  Ghana
94 MF Nawaf Al-Sehimai  Saudi Arabia
MF Omar Al-Sohaymi  Saudi Arabia

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 — )

See also

References

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