Ittihad FC

This article is about the Saudi football team. For other uses, see Al-Ittihad (disambiguation).
"Ittihad Jeddah Club" redirects here. For the basketball team, see Ittihad BC.
Al-Ittihad FC
Full name Al-Ittihad Club
Nickname(s) Al Ameed (The Dean),
The Mundialist,
The People's Club,
Tigers Of Asia,
Club Of The Nation,
The Yellow Giant
Short name ITFC
Founded 4 January 1927; 89 years ago
Ground King Abdullah Sports City Stadium
Ground Capacity 62,000[1]
President Hatem Baashen
Head coach José Luis Sierra
League Professional League
2015–16 Professional League, 3rd
Website Club home page

Al-Ittihad Club (Arabic: نادي الاتحاد), also simply known as Al-Ittihad, literally meaning The Union, is a Saudi Premier League football club based in Jeddah. Al-Ittihad has won 8 League titles and also holds 47 official championship wins, three of them being Asian championships.

The club was founded on the 4th of January 1927 before the third Saudi state was declared, making it the oldest club in Saudi Arabia. The most successful period in Al-Ittihad's history was the 1990s and mid 2000s, when the club won numerous honours both domestically and continental. The team won Cup Winners Cup in 1999 and two Champions League titles in 2004 and 2005 and as far as going on to compete in the 2005 FIFA Club World Cup. The club has the distinction of being the only Asian club to have won the AFC Champions League twice in a row.

Al-Ittihad has a record of home average attendance for Asia clubs in domestic league matches with the average of 42,371 on 2014/2015 season and that is for the club's big popularity which is the first in Saudi Arabia And Asia.

The club's most famous Saudi players are Saeed Ghorab, Hamzah Idris, Ahmad Jamil, Al Hasan Al-Yami, Mohammed Noor and with the most famous foreign players being the famous Brazilian international player Bebeto who played for Al-Ittihad from 2001 to 2002 and The Brazilian Attacking Midfielder Tcheco who played for Al-Ittihad from 2003 to 2005 and came back on in 2008 for one season.

Nowadays Al-Ittihad club is featured in video games like FIFA (12–16) and the PES (14–16) series as one of the best clubs in Asia.

In May 2015, Al-Ittihad entered The Guinness Book Of Records, as the first and only Saudi Arabian/Asian club entering it, because the club had won 232 different local and regional championships in games in Mansour Albalawi's reign as a chairman of the club from 2002 to 2008, and for back-to-back wins of the AFC Champions League in 2004 and 2005, as the only Asian team to accomplish it.



The club was founded after a meeting, on January 4, 1927, of some of the notable football enthusiasts of the city of Jeddah. They met in the offices of the radio broadcasting company and discussed the idea of forming a football club to compete with various traveling teams and be a source of entertainment for inhabitants and an outlet for the city youth to practice organised sport. Everyone agreed that they should go ahead with creating the team that unites them and Ittihad Jeddah was born. The attendees were Hamza Fitaihi, Abdulsamad Najeeb Alsaady, Ismail Zahran, Ali Yamani, Abdulaziz Jameel, Abdulateef Jameel, Abdulateef Linjawi, Othman Banajah, Ahmad Abu Talib, Ali Sultan, Ahmed Almir and Saleh Salamah.

Club name "United"

As long as we are here together, let's call it Al-Ittihad.
 Mazen Mohammed

the name of club which contains from this wisdom, Mazen Mohammed words that created the current club name. Club owners agrees with him to put the club name Al-Ittihad (United or Union, jointly) in Arabic.


Ismail Zahran team player who was working as in Radio Office in Jeddah to the possibility of electing the head of the works Mr. Sultan to be a President of the Club, However, Ali Sultan became the first official president of the club. Al-Ittihad did not find at first a strong support, there wasn't an official clubs (communities) such as Al Riyadhi, Because the presence of powerful culture in the city of Jeddah only. the established of Saudi Federation was slowly in the 50s, was established after 29 years from Ittihad foundation year. In their first meeting with Al-Riyadhi, Al-Ittihad make it victory with 3–0 won.

Their first championship (1933)

The club has achieved a historic first tournament, which was called the cup of Nishan Nazer, counted as an official tournament, The cup have formed a popularity of Al-Ittihad, Because of a challenge between them in the final. Depending on the narrator, the winner can burn the Embassy wood's. the Championship attended by several of the clubs, communities, fought Al-Ittihad where several games to achieve access to the final. with Al-Mukhtalat. The weather was dust, did not complete the first half, the match was stopped about 10 minutes. the referee stopped the game to rest for 8 minutes, the weather was changed for the better with the second half, Al-Mukhtalat squad had led to fail, it was a low attacking level. The most prominent player in the game is Al-Itithad defender Safwan which was sacrificed for his team. the club won the championship by 3–0 against Al-Mukhtalat. The most important characteristic of this tournament is the first sporting event held in the reign of the founder King Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud.


Main article: Saudi El Clasico

Al-Ittihad has long-standing rivalry with Al-Hilal. From the start of national competitions the clubs were seen as representatives of two rival cities: Riyadh and Jeddah. After the success of Al-Hilal in Asia and won two Champions League in years 1991 and 1999, on the other side, Al Ittihad has won two titles in two years, they produced arguably the biggest shock in Asian club history when they overturned a 3–1 home defeat by Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma, pulling off a 5–0 away win to secure the Asian crown. Al Ittihad is also known as club of the people such as Barcelona, Liverpool and Boca Juniors. the club has strong support for being the club of the people. While Al-Hilal for its royalty, Al-Hilal has large amount of supporters most in the capital city and the eastern region.

Al-Ittihad also has a rivalry with other Jeddah club, their neighbors Al-Ahli. Al-Ittihad and Al-Ahli have a lot of fans who are the most dangerous fans in Saudi Arabia, which Al-Ittihad's lovers consider Al-Ahli's fans a hated-rivals. The duo played their match at Jeddah, which named "Derby Jeddah" or "The Western Derby". The largest victory was for Al-Ittihad when they defeated Al-Ahli 8–2 in 1966.


Ittihad's success is not limited only to football, but also in basketball, water polo, table tennis, volleyball, and swimming, amongst others. In total, Ittihad has won 8649 trophies. However, football remains the primary sport.

Ittihad is now based in Sahafa street, Mushrefa district, in east Jeddah, where they have a large sports complex. Senior teams play official games at the municipal sports centre, in the south of the city, while youth teams play at the club.

In December 2006, the club offered what was thought to be the most lucrative deal in Arabian football to Portuguese midfielder Luís Figo. It was said that Luís Figo will join the club on July 1, 2007 after his current contract with Internazionale expires. However, not long after, Figo's current club, Internazionale released report that Figo had yet to sign a contract with Al-Ittihad and will not be joining. Figo has since extended his contract at Inter until the end of the 2007–08 season citing that the terms of the agreement were not kept and thus voided the contract.

In January 2010, the club convened an extraordinary club meeting after losing their 4th game of the 2009–10 season 1–2 to Al-Nasr. A decision was made to sack the head coach Gabriel Calderón and replace him with local coach Hassan Khalifa assisted by former striker Hamzah Idris.[2] On January 27, 2010, the club hired Argentinean coach Enzo Trossero to take over the reins of the team. On Dec 15, 2015 Ittihad FC appointed Victor Piturca as their manager for the second time after a string of bad results by the other coach. He lost his first game in AFC this season against Al-Nasr FC 2-1 on March 13, 2016.[3]

Support and Stadium

Al-Ittihad has built a strong fan-base in Jeddah, across Saudi Arabia and amongst the Arab League and in Asia. The club supporters are renowned for being spirited and for their chants. The wonderful huge stadium opened officially on May 1, 2014 King Abdullah Sports City Stadium is their new home now, there they can express their passion and love, that stadium accommodates above 60,000 (b.s.). Al-Ittihad shares the newly built state of the art King Abdullah Sports City Stadium with local rival Al-Ahli, with their previous home the Prince Abdullah Al Faisal stadium facing massive delays in construction works, having been expected to be fully functional before the new King Abdullah Stadium.


Official sponsor

In a press conference on January 9, 2006; president of the club Mansour Albalawi announced that Sela Sport Co (which is the sponsor of Saudi National Team) will pay 350 million riyals to sponsor Al-Ittihad for 5 seasons. Al-Ittihad was later on sponsored by the Saudi Telecom Company, however the team has not renewed STC's contract. This season 2015–16 they have many sponsors (around 10) and the most important one is Etihad Airways.

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt partner
1999–03 Umbro Multiple
2003–05 Lotto Lingo
2006–07 Hattrick STC
2007–08 Nike
2008–10 Lotto
2010–12 Nike
2012–14 One
2014–15 Erreà
2015–2016 Adidas None
2016– Joma[4] None

Club statistics

Club honours

The club holds 47 championship, officially recognized by FIFA as 33[5]



1The tournament was held on 25 February 1933.

Records & statistics

Other records

SeasonDiv.Pos.Pl.WDLGSGAGDPDomestic cups AFCOther CompetitionsTop scorer Manager
2000–01 SPL12211563523+1238 CPC EC     Argentina Ardiles
2001–02 SPL22215435925+3449 CPC     Brazil Oscar
2002–03 SPL12215435324+2949 CPC PFC SSC EC     Brazil Oscar
2003–04 SPL22217505715+4256 CPC ACL     Croatia Talajić
2004–05 SPL32211565337+1638 CPC ACL ARCL     Romania Iordănescu
2005–06 SPL32211924728+1942 CPC ACL Quarter-finals     France Metsu
2006–07 SPL12215345225+2748 CPC PFC     Belgium Dimitri
2007–08 SPL22214624016+2448 CC ACL Group Stage Magno Alves 14 Argentina Calderón
2008–09 SPL12217415721+3655 CC PFC ACL Aboucherouane 17 Argentina Calderón
2009–10 ZPL22214354630+1645 CC ACL Group Stage Ziaya 15 Argentina Enzo
2010–11 ZPL226131214923+2051 CC ACL Semi-finals Hazazi 18 Belgium Dimitri
2011–12 ZPL52610794935+1437 CPC ACL Semi-finals Hazazi 20 Slovenia Kek, Spain Raul Caneda
2012–13 ZPL7268993636033 CC Fahad 9 Spain Raul Caneda, Spain Beñat
2013–14 ALJ62688104546−132 CC ACL Quarter-finals     Spain Beñat, Egypt Amro Anwar
2014–15 ALJ42616464433+1152 CC     Romania Victor Pițurcă

Div. = Division; SPL = Saudi Premier League; ZPL = Zain Professional League; Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost
GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; GD = Goal difference P = Points
CC = Champions Cup; CPC = Crown Prince Cup; PFC = Prince Faisal Cup
ARCL = Arab Champions League; ARWC = Arab Cup Winners' Cup; ACL = AFC Champions League; GCC = Gulf Club Champions Cup; EC = Egypt Super Cup; SSC = Saudi Super Cup
Colors: Gold = winner; Silver = runner-up; Bronze = third,Semi-final .

League records

Season Division Tms. Pos. Pts
1976–77 Premier League 8 4 16
1977–78 Premier League 10 4 19
1978–79 Premier League 10 3 24
1979–80 Premier League 10 3 21
1980–81 Premier League 10 6 19
1981–82 Premier League 20(10) 1 29
1982–83 Premier League 10 6 16
1983–84 Premier League 10 2 25
1984–85 Premier League 12 6 22
1985–86 Premier League 12 2
1986–87 Premier League 12 7 23
1987–88 Premier League 12 4 27
1988–89 Premier League 12 6 27
1989–90 Premier League 12 8 20
1990–91 Premier League 12 5 26
1991–92 Premier League 12 5 26
1992–93 Premier League 12 3 26
1993–94 Premier League 12 7 29
1994–95 Premier League 12 7 30

Season Division Tms. Pos. Pts
1995–96 Premier League 12 3 41
1996–97 Premier League 12 1 44
1997–98 Premier League 12 7 28
1998–99 Premier League 12 1 48
1999–00 Premier League 12 1 51
2000–01 Premier League 12 1 38
2001–02 Premier League 12 2 49
2002–03 Premier League 12 1 49
2003–04 Premier League 12 2 56
2004–05 Premier League 12 3 38
2005–06 Premier League 12 3 42
2006–07 Premier League 12 1 48
2007–08 Premier League 12 2 48
2008–09 Professional League 12 1 55
2009–10 Professional League 12 2 45
2010–11 Professional League 14 2 51
2011–12 Professional League 14 5 37
2012–13 Professional League 14 7 37
2013–14 Professional League 14 6 37
2014–15 Professional League 14 4 52
2015–16 Professional League 14 3 49

Performance in AFC competitions

2000–01 Quarter-finals
2001–02 Second Round
2002–03 Did Not Qualify
2004 Champions
2005 Champions
2006 Quarter-finals
2007 Did Not Qualify
2008 Group Stage
2009 Runner-up
2010 Group Stage
2011 Semi-finals
2012 Semi-finals
2013 Did Not Qualify
2014 Quarter-finals
2015 Did Not Qualify
2016 Group stage
2017 Withdraw

Top scorers in AFC competitions

Ranking Nationality Name Years Goals
1 Saudi ArabiaMohammed Noor1996–1318
2 Saudi ArabiaNaif Hazazi2006–1314
3 Saudi ArabiaHamzah Idris1997–079
4 AlgeriaAbdelmalek Ziaya2009–117
5 Saudi ArabiaMarzouk Al-Otaibi2000–077
6 Saudi ArabiaOsama Al-Muwallad2000–6
7 Sierra LeoneMohammed Kallon2005–066
8 MoroccoAhmed Bahja1996–996
9 MoroccoHicham Aboucherouane2008–105

AFC club rankings

Rankings are calculated by the AFC.[6]

Last update: August 6, 2015

Rank Country Team Points
7South KoreaJeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC75.665
8IranEsteghlal F.C.73.387
9United Arab EmiratesAl Ain FC72.608
10Saudi ArabiaAl Shabab FC71.000
11Saudi ArabiaAl-Ittihad70.000
12UzbekistanFC Bunyodkor69.690
13South KoreaPohang Steelers64.665
14ChinaBeijing Guoan F.C.63.796

Asian Record

Al-Ittihad results
Season Round Result Opponent Venue
2004 Group stage 2–0Kuwait Al-ArabiJeddah, Saudi Arabia
3–1Uzbekistan NeftchiFergana, Uzbekistan
2–3Iran SepahanFuladshahr, Iran
4–0Iran SepahanJeddah, Saudi Arabia
0–0Kuwait Al-ArabiKuwait City, Kuwait
3–0Uzbekistan NeftchiJeddah, Saudi Arabia
Quarter-final1–1China Dalian ShideDalian, China
1–0 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Semi-final2–1South Korea Jeonbuk H.M.Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2–2Jeonju, South Korea
Final1–3South Korea Seongnam I.C.Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
5–0Seongnam, South Korea
2005 Quarter-final1–1China Shandong LunengJinan, China
7–2Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Semi-final5–0South Korea Busan IParkBusan, South Korea
2–0Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Final1–1United Arab Emirates Al AinAl Ain, UAE
4–2Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2006Quarter-final2–0Syria Al-KaramahJeddah, Saudi Arabia
0–4Homs, Syria
2008 Group stage 1–0Uzbekistan BunyodkorJeddah, Saudi Arabia
1–0Syria Al-IttihadAleppo, Syria
1–2Iran SepahanFuladshahr, Iran
0–1Iran SepahanJeddah, Saudi Arabia
0–2Uzbekistan BunyodkorTashkent, Uzbekistan
3–0Syria Al-IttihadJeddah, Saudi Arabia
2009Group stage2–1Iran EsteghlalJeddah, Saudi Arabia
3–1Qatar Umm SalalDoha, Qatar
0–0United Arab Emirates Al JaziraDubai, UAE
1–1United Arab Emirates Al JaziraJeddah, Saudi Arabia
1–1Iran EsteghlalTehran, Iran
7–0Qatar Umm SalalJeddah, Saudi Arabia
Round of 162–1Saudi Arabia Al-ShababJeddah, Saudi Arabia
Quarter-final1–1Uzbekistan PakhtakorTashkent, Uzbekistan
4–0Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Semi-final6–2Japan Nagoya GrampusJeddah, Saudi Arabia
2–1Nagoya, Japan
Final1–2South Korea Pohang SteelersTokyo, Japan
2010Group stage0–3Uzbekistan BunyodkorTashkent, Uzbekistan
2–2Iran Zob AhanJeddah, Saudi Arabia
2–0United Arab Emirates Al-WahdaAbu Dhabi, UAE
4–0United Arab Emirates Al-WahdaJeddah, Saudi Arabia
1–1Uzbekistan BunyodkorJeddah, Saudi Arabia
0–1Iran Zob AhanFuladshahr, Iran
2011Group stage3–1Iran PersepolisJeddah, Saudi Arabia
1–0Uzbekistan BunyodkorTashkent, Uzbekistan
3–0United Arab Emirates Al-WahdaAbu Dhabi, UAE
0–0United Arab Emirates Al-WahdaJeddah, Saudi Arabia
2–3Iran PersepolisTehran, Iran
1–1Uzbekistan BunyodkorJeddah, Saudi Arabia
Round of 163–1Saudi Arabia Al-HilalJeddah, Saudi Arabia
Quarter-final3–1South Korea FC SeoulJeddah, Saudi Arabia
0–1Seoul, South Korea
Semi-final2–3South Korea Jeonbuk H.M.Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
1–2Jeonju, South Korea
2012Group stage4–0Uzbekistan PakhtakorJeddah, Saudi Arabia
3–1Qatar Al-ArabiDoha, Qatar
1–0United Arab Emirates BaniyasJeddah, Saudi Arabia
0–0United Arab Emirates BaniyasAbu Dhabi, UAE
2–1Uzbekistan PakhtakorTashkent, Uzbekistan
3–2Qatar Al-ArabiJeddah, Saudi Arabia
Round of 163–0Iran PersepolisJeddah, Saudi Arabia
Quarter-final4–2China Guangzhou EvergrandeJeddah, Saudi Arabia
1–2Guangzhou, China
Semi-final1–0Saudi Arabia Al-AhliJeddah, Saudi Arabia
0–2Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2014Group stage0–1Iran Tractor SaziTabriz, Iran
2–1United Arab Emirates Al-AinMakkah, Saudi Arabia
0–2Qatar LekhwiyaDoha, Qatar
3–1Qatar LekhwiyaMakkah, Saudi Arabia
2–0Iran Tractor SaziMakkah, Saudi Arabia
1–1United Arab Emirates Al-AinAl Ain, UAE
Round of 161–0Saudi Arabia Al-ShababMakkah, Saudi Arabia
3–1Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Quarter-final0–2United Arab Emirates Al-AinAl Ain, UAE
1–3Makkah, Saudi Arabia
2016Qualifying play-off2–1Jordan Al-WehdatJeddah, Saudi Arabia
Group stage1–1Uzbekistan LokomotivTashkent, Uzbekistan
1–1Uzbekistan LokomotivJeddah, Saudi Arabia
1–2United Arab Emirates Al-NasrJeddah, Saudi Arabia
0–0United Arab Emirates Al-NasrDubai, UAE
4–0Iran SepahanDoha, Qatar (H)
2–0Iran SepahanMuscat, Oman (A)


As of Saudi Premier League:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Ali Al-Aamri      Saudi Arabia
12 Goalkeeper Assaf Al-Qarni      Saudi Arabia
22 Goalkeeper Fawaz Al-Qarni      Saudi Arabia
25 Goalkeeper Hani Al-Nahedh      Saudi Arabia

2 Defender Abdurahman Al-Rio      Saudi Arabia
3 Defender Mansor Namazi      Saudi Arabia
4 Defender Bader Al-Nakhli      Saudi Arabia
13 Defender Ahmed Assiri (Vice-captain)     Saudi Arabia
16 Defender Mohammed Qassem      Saudi Arabia
17 Defender Turki Al-Jalfan      Saudi Arabia
19 Defender Adnan Fallatah (captain)     Saudi Arabia
24 Defender Ammar Al-Daheem      Saudi Arabia
27 Defender Awadh Khrees      Saudi Arabia
30 Defender Ziyad Al-Sahafi      Saudi Arabia
32 Defender Omar Al-Muziel      Saudi Arabia
33 Defender Yassin Hamzah      Saudi Arabia
51 Defender Majed Al-Khaibari      Saudi Arabia

6 Midfielder Khaled Al-Sumairi      Saudi Arabia
8 Midfielder Fahad Al-Muwallad      Saudi Arabia
10 Midfielder Mahmoud Kahraba (on loan from El Zamalek)     Egypt
11 Midfielder Fahad Al Ansari (on loan from Al Qadsia)     Kuwait
14 Midfielder Moataz Tombakti      Saudi Arabia
15 Midfielder Jamal Bajandouh      Saudi Arabia
20 Midfielder Turki Al-Khodair      Saudi Arabia
21 Midfielder Ahmed Al-Aoufi      Saudi Arabia
23 Midfielder Carlos Villanueva      Chile
29 Midfielder Sultan Mendash      Saudi Arabia
50 Midfielder Qusai Al-Khaibari      Saudi Arabia

9 Forward Ahmed Akaïchi      Tunisia
26 Forward Abdulaziz Al-Aryani      Saudi Arabia
49 Forward Abdulrahman Al-Ghamdi      Saudi Arabia

Out on loan

No Position Player Nation
-- Defender Ahmed Al-Shamrani (on loan from Al-Batin)     Saudi Arabia
-- Defender Faisel Al-Kharaa (on loan from Al-Khaleej)     Saudi Arabia
-- Midfielder Mohammed Al-Bladi (on loan from Al-Adalh)     Saudi Arabia
-- Midfielder Ahmed Al-Nadhri (on loan from Al-Qadisiyah )     Saudi Arabia


Current Board of Directors and Administrators

Office Name
President Hatem Baashen
Investment Officer Khaled Al-Tmerk
Director of Football Hatem Baashen
Secretary-General Omar Masoud
Media Center Representative Adel Essamaddin
Treasurer Ahmed Al-Saqqaf


Years Chairman Championships (official)
1927–30 Saudi Arabia Ali Sultan ×
1930–34 Saudi Arabia Abdulaziz Jamil 1
1934–37 Saudi Arabia Hamza Fitaihi ×
1937–49 Saudi Arabia Mohammed Saeed Firaij ×
1949–50 Saudi Arabia Abdulaziz Jamil ×
1950 Saudi Arabia Abdulrahman Mulla ×
1950–54 Saudi Arabia Suliman Turki 2
1954–56 Saudi Arabia Abdulhameed Mashkhas ×
1956–59 Saudi Arabia Abdullatif Linjawi 4
1959–60 Saudi Arabia Abdulrazzaq Al-Matbuli 1
1960–62 Saudi Arabia Yousef Khalawi ×
1962–66 Saudi Arabia Fathi Abu Al-Jadayel 4
1966–67 Saudi Arabia Yousef Al-Tawil 1
1968–70 Saudi Arabia Ghazi Sultan ×
1970–73 Saudi Arabia Mazen Rashad Pharaon ×
1973–74 Saudi Arabia Ismael Mannaa ×
25 Nov 1974–81 Saudi Arabia H.R.H. Prince Talal Bin Mansour 1
1981–83 Saudi Arabia Ibrahim Afandi 1
1983–85 Saudi Arabia H.R.H. Prince Talal Bin Mansour ×
1985–87 Saudi Arabia Dr. Abdulfattah Nazer 3
1988–89 Saudi Arabia Eng. Hussein Linjawi 1

Years Chairman Championships (official)
1989–90 Saudi Arabia Dr. Abdulfattah Nazer 1
1990–91 Saudi Arabia Dr. Adnan Jamjoom 2
1991–93 Saudi Arabia Ahmed Masoud 1
1993–94 Saudi Arabia Dr. Abdulfattah Nazer ×
1994–96 Saudi Arabia Dr. Adnan Jamjoom 2
1996–99 Saudi Arabia Talaat Lami 3
1999–02 Saudi Arabia Ahmed Masoud 8
2002–03 Saudi Arabia Eng. Hassan Jamjoom 1
2003 Saudi Arabia Eng. Jamal Abuemarh ×
2003–07 Saudi Arabia Mansour Albalawi 7
2007–09 Saudi Arabia Eng. Jamal Abuemarh 1
2009–10 Saudi Arabia Dr. Khaled Al-Marzouqi 1
2010–11 Saudi Arabia Eng. Ibrahim Alawan ×
2011–12 Saudi Arabia M.G. Mohammed Bin Dakhel Al-Juhani ×
2012–13 Saudi Arabia Eng. Mohammed Fayez 1
2013–2016 Saudi Arabia Ibrahim Albalawi x
2016 Saudi Arabia Ahmed Masoud x
2016– Saudi Arabia Hatem Baashen

Managerial history

Name From To
United Arab Republic Omar Shendi[7] 1960 1960
Germany Dettmar Cramer 1977 1981
Egypt Mahmoud El-Gohary 1981 1982
Brazil Joubert Luis Meira[8] 1983 1984
Brazil Vanderlei Luxemburgo 1984 1984
England Bob Houghton 1984 1986
Austria Walter Skocik 1987 1989
Germany Heinz Höher 1989 1990
Hungary Kálmán Mészöly 1991 1992
Sweden Roland Andersson 1993 1993
England Bob Houghton 1993 1994
Brazil Paulo Campos 1995 1996
Belgium Dimitri 1996 1997
Hungary Sándor Egervári 1997 1997
Hungary Dezső Novák 1997 1998
Brazil Paulo Campos 1998 1998
Belgium Dimitri 1998 1999
Brazil José Oscar Bernardi 1999 2000
Georgia (country) Revaz Dzodzuashvili 2000 2000
Belgium Dimitri 2000 2000
Italy Giuseppe Dossena 2000 2001
Argentina Osvaldo Ardiles 2001 2001
Brazil José Oscar Bernardi 2001 2003

Name From To
Italy Antonello Cuccureddu 2002 2003
Croatia Tomislav Ivić 2003 2004
Croatia Dragan Talajić (interim) July 1, 2004 2004
Croatia Luka Peruzović Dec 2004 March 2005
Romania Anghel Iordănescu March 26, 2005 June 30, 2006
France Bruno Metsu 2006 April 26, 2006
Bosnia and Herzegovina Vahid Halilhodžić June 5, 2006 2006
Belgium Dimitri 2006 2007
Brazil José Candinho 2007 2007
Brazil Estevam Soares Dec 20, 2007 Aug 23, 2008
Argentina Gabriel Calderón May 22, 2008 Nov 8, 2009
Argentina Enzo Trossero July 30, 2009 2010
Portugal Manuel José May 28, 2010 Dec 30, 2010
Portugal Toni Feb 6, 2011 May 15, 2011
Belgium Dimitri May 15, 2011 Nov 28, 2011
Saudi Arabia Abdullah Gurab (interim) Nov 29, 2011 Dec 19, 2011
Slovenia Matjaž Kek Dec 20, 2011 Feb 8, 2012
Spain Raul Caneda Feb 20, 2012 Feb 23, 2013
Spain Beñat San José Feb 23, 2013 Dec 8, 2013
Uruguay Juan Verzeri Jan 6, 2014 Feb 26, 2014
Saudi Arabia Khalid Al-Koroni Feb 26, 2014 Aug, 2014
Egypt Amro Anwar Aug 28, 2014 Oct 16, 2014
Romania Victor Pițurcă Oct 16, 2014 Jun 12, 2015
Romania László Bölöni Jul 21, 2015 Oct 23, 2015
Romania Victor Pițurcă Dec 8, 2015 July 21, 2016
Chile José Luis Sierra July 22, 2016


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