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Al Kharaitiyat SC


Al Kharaitiyat SC

Al-Kharaitiyat SC
Full name Al Kharaitiyat Sports Club[1][2]
Nickname(s) Thunders
Founded 1996 (1996)
Ground Al-Khawr Stadium
Al Khor, Qatar
Ground Capacity 20,000
Chairman Hamad bin Thamer
Head Coach Bertrand Marchand
League Qatar Stars League
2013–14 Qatar Stars League, 12th
Website Club home page

Al Kharaitiyat SC (Arabic: نادي الخريطيات‎) is a Qatari sports club, best known for its football team of the Qatar Stars League. They are a relatively new club, having been formed in 1996 in the Al Kharaitiyat region. They won the Qatari Second Division in 2004 meaning that they would play in the QSL the following season, however they were relegated on their very first season in the top flight. They once again regained their position in the Qatar Stars League in the 2008–09 season and have remained there as of the 2013–14 season.[2][3]


  • History 1
  • Supporters 2
  • Stadium history 3
  • Honours 4
  • Current squad 5
    • First team 5.1
    • Players registered as professionals 5.2
  • Personnel 6
    • Club staff 6.1
    • Management 6.2
  • Managerial history 7
  • Notes 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10


Al Kharaitiyat is among the newest sports clubs in Qatar, having been formed in 1996 as Al-Hilal. Among the founders were:

Upon its formation it was entered into the Qatari Second Division. After winning the second division title in 2004, they earned a spot in the top tier. Shortly after, the club was renamed to its current name, Al Kharaitiyat, on 19 October 2004 by decision of the vice-president of the Qatar Olympic Committee in order to better represent the district it is located in. In 2008 the team was promoted to the Qatar Stars League.


A fan club was established in 2008 after the team won promotion to the Qatar Stars League.[4]

Stadium history

Stadium Period
Qatar SC Stadium ××–2012[5]
Al-Khawr Stadium 2012–present


Winners (1): 2004
Runners Up (1): 2012

Current squad

First team

Al Kharaitiyat in October 2011
As of 22 September 2012[6]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 GK Saeid Torkaman
2 DF Sulaiman Al Nassr
3 DF Domingos
5 DF Naief Al Enezi
6 DF Turki Aman
7 MF Adel Lami
8 MF Nabeel Anwer
9 MF Hassan Abdel-Fattah
10 MF Waleed Jassem
11 MF Abdulla Al Battat
12 DF Assie Koua Vivien
13 DF Hamad Al Shamari
14 DF Mohammed Salam
15 MF Mohammed Yasser
16 GK Khalifa N'Diaye
17 MF Laith Faisel
No. Position Player
18 MF Ibrahim Jamal
19 FW Ahmed Motaab
20 MF Mohammed Al-Yazeedi
22 MF Mahmoud Saad
24 DF Saleh Enad
25 DF Mahdi Khammasi
26 FW Yves Diba Ilunga
27 DF Fawaz Aman
31 GK Mostafa Crdine
32 FW Issiar Dia
33 DF Khalid Jaberti
42 MF Abdulkareem Al Shammari
45 MF Ahmed Tareq
70 FW Abdulaziz Al Ansari
91 FW Ahmed Al-Sadah
99 FW Fahad Saket Al-Shammari

Players registered as professionals

QSL clubs are limited to 4 foreign professionals (3 + 1 Asian) per squad.[7]
Last update: 20 August 2014.[8]

Professional players

Non-professional foreigners


Club staff

Last updated 4 December 2014.[9]
Coaching staff
Head coach Bertrand Marchand
Assistant coach Tawfik Zaaboub
Goalkeeping coach Zoran Stojanovic
Fitness coach Ahmed Al-Din
Performance analyst Greg Adams
Technical staff
Team manager Abdulnasser Al-Saadi
Director of football Khalifa bin Thamer
Deputy director Mansour Musa


Position Staff
President Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani
Vice-president Mohammed bin Jabr
General secretary Abdulrahman Al-Kaabi
Assistant secretary Hassan Batal Al-Otaibi
Board member Sheikh Khalifa bin Thamer Al Thani
Treasurer Abdul Rahim Mohammed Khalil

Last updated: December 2011
Source: Board of Directors

Managerial history

Last updated 3 June 2013.


Note 1: Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani served as the first president of the club.


  1. ^ "Sports Clubs". Qatar Olympic Committee. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Qatar Stars League: Regular Season". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Qatar Stars League: Standings". Qatar: National League. FIFA. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "عن نادي المشجعين". Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  5. ^ المنشآت (in Arabic). alkharaitiyat. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Al Kharaitiyat squad".  
  7. ^ "اعتماد تسجيل أربعة لاعبين أجانب في الموسم الجديد". 17 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "موقع الكأس يرصد حركة الانتقالات قبل إنطلاق الدوري". 19 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  9. ^ الجهاز الفني و الإداري (in Arabic). Retrieved 4 December 2014. 

External links

  • Official website
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