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El Jaish SC

El Jaish SC
Full name El Jaish Sports Club
نادي الجيش الرياضي
Founded 2007
Ground Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium
Doha, Qatar
Ground Capacity 10,221
Owned by State of Qatar
Chairman Hamad bin Ali Al Attiyah
Manager Nabil Maâloul
League Qatar Stars League
2013–14 Qatar Stars League, 2nd
Website Club home page
Lekhwiya's active sections







El Jaish Sports Club (Arabic: نادي الجيش الرياضي‎) is a Qatar Football Association member club, based in the Al-Duhail area of Doha, which is currently playing in the Qatar Stars League. The team won the Qatargas League prior to 2011, but were not eligible for promotion and as a result were not declared as the champions of the league. It was promoted to the first division, the Stars League, the first year after it was made eligible.

The club also has participations in other sports, most notably in handball where its team has previously achieved 3rd place in both, the GCC Handball Championship, and the Asian Club Handball Championship.[1]


El Jaish SC was officially established in 2011 after spending several seasons in the second division without being eligible for promotion.

In its first season in the Qatar Stars League, El Jaish finished second, just two points behind champions Lekhwiya, and qualified for the 2013 AFC Champions League. After a poor start to the 2013 Champions League, El Jaish won 3 of its 4 last group stage games to emerge as the groups runners-up, setting up a Round of 16 tie against Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia. They were eliminated after losing 0–2 in the away game and 1–3 on aggregate.[2]

In 2013, El Jaish were involved in the controversial case of Zahir Belounis not being granted an exit visa over his dispute with the club over unpaid wages.[3][4][5]


Runners-up (1): 2013–14
Winners (1): 2012–13
Winners (1): 2010–11
Winners (1): 2014


League seasons

Season Div. Pos. Emir of Qatar Cup Crown Prince Cup Sheikh Jassim Cup Qatar Stars Cup AFC Champions League
2010–2011 Q2D 1st Semi-finals Semi-finals
2011–2012 QSL 2nd Semi-finals
2012–2013 QSL 3rd - Title Winner Round of 16

El Jaish in Asia

Competition Pld W D L GF GA
AFC Champions League 8 3 3 2 15 12
Total 8 3 3 2 15 12
  • Q = Qualification
  • GS = Group stage
  • R16 = Round of 16
  • QF = Quarter-final
  • SF = Semi-final
AFC Champions League
Round Country Club Home Away
GS Al Shabab 3–0 0-2
GS Tractor Sazi 3–3 4–2
GS Al Jazira 3–1 1–1
R16 Al Ahli 1–1 0–2

Current squad

As of November 20, 2014[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 Osama Kamel
3 DF Abdulla Souami
4 DF Lucas Mendes
5 MF Mohammed Al Jabri
6 MF Yasser Abou Baker
7 MF Wesam Rizik
8 DF Yousef Muftah
10 FW Lee Keun-ho
11 FW Mohammed Muntari
12 FW Magid Mohammed
13 DF Mosaab Mahmoud
14 MF Mohammad Mothnani
17 MF Abdulaziz Al Sulaiti
No. Position Player
18 DF Ahmed Al-Nahwi
19 DF Abdurahman Abubakar
20 MF Wagner Ribeiro
21 DF Ali Sanad
22 MF Al Dokali Al Seyed
23 MF Khaled Abderaouf
24 MF Abdurahman Waleed
25 DF Abdulla Al-Ali
31 FW Romarinho
33 GK Ahmed Soufiane
66 DF Usman Mohammed
91 GK Saoud Al Khater

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


Last update: May 23, 2014[9]

Senior team

Coaching staff
Head coach Nabil Maâloul
Assistant coach Lassaad Chabbi
Assistant coach Yousef Adam
Reserve head coach Cristian Petre
Reserve asst. coach Yousuf Al-Nobi
Goalkeeping coach Ahmed Naji
Fitness coaches Khalil Jebabli
André Lima
Medical staff
Team doctor Marian Dumitru
Physiotherapists Sorin Minea
Mohamed Ali Laid
Badii Al-Tayib
Kinesiologist Nabyl Bekraoui
Specialist staff
Translators Abdelrahman Naim
Ju Hoyeong
Photographer Adrian Alexandru
Administrative staff
Team manager Rashid Al-Kaabi
Team administrator Ismail Hashem
Logistics officer Nasser Al-Shammari

El Jaish under 19s squad

Reference: [1]:

Current squad

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 Mutaz Awadallah
2 DF Ayyash Mansouri
3 DF Saeed Al Kaabi
4 DF Rashid Al Hajri
5 MF Abdullah Alahriq
6 DF Jassim Al Mulla
7 DF Ali Al Shaibani
8 DF Abdulaziz Al Mohannadi
9 FW Abdulaziz Al Buanain
10 MF Hamad Sayyadi
11 DF Mohammed Juma Kubaisi
14 MF Abdullah Karbi
No. Position Player
15 FW Abdulrahman Kayed Mohammed
16 MF Mohammed Hababi
17 MF Abdullah Majjali
18 MF Jassim Subaei
19 MF Khalid Maadheed
20 FW Nasser Al-Marri
21 FW Abdulrahman Rashid
22 FW Mohammed Al Haddad
30 GK Shaheen Al Kuwari
44 MF Youssef Al Mulla
77 FW Ali Shabeeb Juma
95 GK Fahad Hababi

Under 19s personnel

Last update: May 24, 2013[10]
Coaching staff
Head coach Aref Awadh Salem
Assistant coach Zoran Lović
Goalkeeping coach Pedro Lascarim
Physiotherapist Ahsan Ajoo
Technical staff
Techinical coordinator Leonardo Vitorino


Position Staff
Executive Director Dr. Thani Abdulrahman Al Kuwari
Marketing & Audience Manager Saeed Al-Eidah
Sports Manager Yousuf Bakhit Al Kuwari
Media Manager Amer Abdulrahman Al Kaabi
Financial Manager Khamis Al Kuwari

Last updated: May 2012
Source: El Jaish

Associated clubs

Kit sponsors and manufacturers

Period Kit manufacture Shirt sponsor
2011–2013 Nike NAPT

Managerial history



  1. ^ "El Jaish Handball Team matches". Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "ACL RD16 (2nd leg): Al Ahli 2-0 El Jaish (3-1 agg)". 22 May 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Zahir Belounis: another embarrassment for Qatar". World Soccer. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Zahir Belounis: A Virtual Captive in Qatar". http:/ Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  5. ^ I feel like a hostage': Professional footballer held in Qatar for two years over a pay dispute finally granted exit visa"'". London:  
  6. ^ "El Jaish Sports Club - Squad". Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  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. ^ "Technical staff". El Jaish official website. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Technical staff". El Jaish official website. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Eljaish Signs MoU with FC Schalke 04". Retrieved 22 May 2013. 

External links

  • Official website
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