Kuwait SC

"Al Kuwait SC" redirects here. For the basketball team, see Al Kuwait SC (basketball).
Kuwait SC
نادي الكويت
Full name Kuwait Sporting Club
Nickname(s) The Brigadiers
Founded 20 October 1960 (1960-10-20)
Ground Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium
Kaifan, Kuwait City
Ground Capacity 18,500
Chairman Abdulaziz Al Marzouq
Manager France Laurent Banide
League VIVA Premier League
2014–15 VIVA Premier League, 1st
Website Club home page

Kuwait Sporting Club (Arabic: نادي الكويت الرياضي) is a Kuwaiti professional football and basketball [1] club. The football team has won the Kuwaiti Premier League 11 times, with the most recent one coming in 2013. Kuwait SC also have 37 trophies to their name in Kuwaiti Club Football history. Kuwait SC plays in the Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium, in Kaifan, which is the 5th largest stadium in Kuwait. Kuwait SC is the first Kuwaiti club to ever win an Asian title that is, the AFC Cup in 2009, 2012, 2013. Kuwait SC is also one of the first sports club to have been established in Kuwait.


Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Kuwait City, Kuwait. It is currently used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of Al Kuwait Kaifan. The stadium has a capacity of 18,500 seats. The stadium hosted the final matches of the Kuwait Emir Cup and Kuwait Crown Cup for the past five seasons. It also hosted matches for the national team during the 1974 Gulf Cup of Nations, where Kuwait won their third title after winning 4–0 against Saudi Arabia.



42 Official Titles



Statistics in Asian football

2002–03: Qualifying West – 2nd Round
2005: Group Stage
2007: Group Stage
2008: Group Stage
2014: 3rd Round Qualifying
2009: Winners
2010: Round of 16
2011: Runners-up
2012: Winners
2013: Winners
2014: Quarter Finals
2015: Semi Finals
2002: Group Stage
Season Competition Round Club Home Away
2001–02 Asian Club Championship 1st Round Syria Jableh 2–0 0–0
2nd Round State of Palestine Al-Quds Club 3–2 6–1
Group Stage Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi 1–1
United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda 2–2
Iran Esteghlal 0–3
2002–03 AFC Champions League 2nd Round United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli 3–1 0–2
2005 AFC Champions League Group Stage Uzbekistan Neftchi 1–0 0–1
Qatar Al-Sadd 0–1 0–3
United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli 1–0 3–3
2007 AFC Champions League Group Stage Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 0–0 1–1
Uzbekistan Pakhtakor 0–1 1–2
2008 AFC Champions League Group Stage Iran Saipa 1–1 0–1
Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 1–2 0–0
United Arab Emirates Al-Wasl 2–1 0–1
2009 AFC Cup Group Stage Jordan Al-Wahdat 1–0 1–1
Syria Al-Karamah 2–1 1–2
India Mohun Bagan 6–0 1–0
Round of 16 India Dempo 3–1
QuarterFinal Iraq Arbil 1–1 1–0
Semifinal Hong Kong South China 2–1 1–0
Final Syria Al-Karamah 2–1
2010 AFC Cup Group Stage Yemen Al Hilal 2–2 2–0
India Churchill Brothers 7–1 2–2
Round of 16 Syria Al-Ittihad 1–1(aet)
(4–5) pso)
2011 AFC Cup Group Stage Jordan Al-Wahdat 1–3 0–1
Oman Al-Suwaiq 0–0 3–1
Iraq Al Talaba 1–0 2–1
Round of 16 Kuwait Qadsia 2–2(aet)
QuarterFinal Thailand Muangthong United 1–0 0–0
SemiFinal Iraq Arbil 3–3 2–0
Final Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi 1–2
2012 AFC Cup Group Stage Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq 1–5 2–2
Maldives VB Sport Club 7–1 2–2
Lebanon Al Ahed 1–0 4–0
Round of 16 Kuwait Qadsia 1–1(aet)
Quarterfinal Jordan Al-Wehdat 0–0 3–0
Semifinal Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq 4–1 2–0
Final Iraq Arbil 4–0
2013 AFC Cup Group Stage Tajikistan Regar-TadAZ 5–0 3–1
Lebanon Al-Safa 3–1 0–1
Bahrain Riffa SC 2–3 2–0
Round of 16 Iraq Dohuk 1–1(aet)
Quarterfinal Maldives New Radiant 5–0 7–2
Semifinal India East Bengal 4–2 3–0
Final Kuwait Al-Qadsia 2–0
2014 AFC Champions League 1st Round Iraq Al-Shorta 1–0
2nd Round Uzbekistan Lokomotiv Tashkent 3–1
3rd Round Qatar Lekhwiya SC 1–4
AFC Cup Group Lebanon Nejmeh SC 2–1 0–0
Group Oman Fanja 4–0 1–3
Group Syria Al-Jaish 2–0 2–0
Round of 16 Bahrain Al Riffa 2–0
Quarterfinal Indonesia Persipura Jayapura 3–2 1–6
2015 AFC Cup Group Lebanon Nejmeh SC 4–1 2–1
Group Bahrain Riffa S.C. 2–1 1–2
Group Syria Al-Jaish 0–1 0–0
Round of 16 Iraq Al Shorta SC 2–0


First team 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 Kuwait GK Mos'aab Al Kandari
2 Kuwait DF Yaqoub Al Taher
3 Kuwait DF Fahad Awadh
7 Kuwait MF Fahad Al Enezi
8 Kuwait MF Abdullah Al Buraiki
9 Kuwait MF Abdulhadi Khamis
10 Brazil FW Rogerinho
11 Kuwait FW Ali Al Kandari
13 Oman DF Abdul Sallam Amur
15 Kuwait MF Waleed Ali
16 Kuwait FW Khaled Al Azemi
18 Kuwait MF Jarah Al Ateeqi (Captain)
19 Brazil FW Vinícius Lopes
20 Kuwait DF Hussain Hakem
22 Kuwait GK Bader Al Azmi
25 Kuwait DF Fahed Jahel
No. Position Player
29 Kuwait MF Mohammad Al Azmi
31 Kuwait MF Sami Al Sanea
32 Kuwait FW Ahmad Al Saqer
33 Kuwait DF Fahad Hamoud
34 Kuwait GK Abdulrahman Al Hussainan
35 Kuwait MF Nasser Al Shaqqath
37 Kuwait MF Sherida Khaled
38 Kuwait DF Fahad Al Ansari
41 Kuwait MF Yousef Rubaie
42 Kuwait FW Abdullah Al Sallal
43 Kuwait FW Yaqoub Husain
44 Kuwait DF Mohammad Al Faresi
47 Kuwait MF Shaeem Al Khamees
Colombia MF Jairo Palomino
Kuwait FW Hamza Al-Dardour
Ivory Coast FW Juma Saeed (on loan from Al-Salmiya)

Presidents and managers

List of presidents

Years Chairman
1961–63 Mohamed Al Khaled Al Zayed
1963–65 Fahad Al Marzoq
1965–72 Khidair Masha'an
1972–74 Mubarak Al Asfoor
1974–81 Khidair Masha'an
1981–92 Ali Thunaien Al Ghanim
1992–94 Ghassan Al Nesf
1994–00 Mohammed Al-Sager
2000–02 Jassim Al Mahri
2002 Issam Al Sager
2002 Youssuf Al Munais
2002–08 Marzouq Al-Ghanim
2008– Abdulaziz Al Marzouq

List of managers

Years Name
1987–89 England Allan Jones
1989–96 England John Cartwright
1996 Ukraine Oleh Bazylevych
1996–97 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Pavković
2001–02 Germany Rainer Bonhof
2002–03 Slovakia Ján Pivarník
2003 Kuwait Saleh Zakaria
2003–04 Brazil Giba
2004 Kuwait Saleh Zakaria
2004–05 Kuwait Mohamed Abdullah
2005 Germany Theo Bücker
2005–06 Croatia Rodion Gačanin
2006 Kuwait Mohamed Abdullah

Years Name
2006–07 Netherlands Willem Leushuis
2007 Kuwait Mohamed Abdullah
2007–08 Croatia Rodion Gačanin
2008 Serbia Radmilo Ivančević
2008–09 France Laurent Banide
2009 Argentina Néstor Clausen
2009–10 Kuwait Mohamed Abdullah
2010 Brazil Arthur Bernardes
2010 Kuwait Mohamed Abdullah
2010–11 Portugal José Romão
2011–12 Croatia Dragan Talajić
2012–14 Romania Marin Ion
2014 Kuwait Aziz Hamada
2014–2016 Kuwait Mohammed Ebrahim Hajeyah
2016- France Laurent Banide

Marin Ion, manager of the club from 2012 to 2014, having won the Kuwaiti Premier League and the AFC Cup twice in 2012 and 2013 with the team

Other sports

See also Al Kuwait SC (basketball)

Besides football, the club has teams for handball, basketball, volleyball, water polo, squash, athletics, gymnastics, swimming, boxing, judo and weightlifting. Kuwait SC publishes a monthly magazine since 2007.

Club sponsors


  1. Al Kuwait SC basketball, asia-basket.com, accessed 2 March 2016.
Preceded by
Runner up: Al-Karamah

Succeeded by
Preceded by
Nasaf Qarshi
Runner up: Arbil

Succeeded by
Preceded by
Runner up: Qadsia SC

Succeeded by
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