Al-Arabi SC (Qatar)

Al -Arabi (English al -Arabi Sports Club, Arabic النادي العربي الرياضي, DMG to - Nadi al - ʿ Arabī al- Riyadi ) known as al -Arabi Doha, is a professional football club from Doha ( Qatar). Currently the club plays in the top league in the country, the Qatar Stars League. Play their home games, the club at the Grand Hamad Stadium from. Many former celebrities and professional football player already played for Al- Arabi. So here ended both Stefan Effenberg and Gabriel Batistuta her career. Since the founding of the association in 1952, the championship was won seven times.

  • 3.1 National
  • 3.2 Continental


The club was founded in 1952. In 1983, for the first time win the National League in the club's history the club. Two years later, they repeated this success by remaining unbeaten in the league after comprehensive seven teams return game and out played five points over second-placed Qatar SC.

The heyday of the club were the 90s, when 1991-1997 five championships were won. In addition, the club reached the 1993/94 season the semi-finals of the Cup Winners' Cup in Asia and a year later did the final of the AFC Champions League. 2001 al -Arabi was the last time runner-up. Since then, the club has to deal with many ups and downs. From 2003 to 2005 the German Wolfgang Sidka was the coach of the club. Under him, the club attracted in Europe known players such as Gabriel Batistuta and Stefan Effenberg to Qatar. Although Sidka accomplished with his team's good performance, to a title but it was not enough. After his first year at al -Arabi Sidka was coach of the year in Qatar. From January 2009 was another German, Uli Stielike, coach of the club. Under him, the season was completed in 2008 /09 on the seventh place. The following year, the improvement was in third place. 2009/10 the team reached the final of the Sheikh Jassim Cup. There they defeated Lekhwiya 1-0. The following year, this success was repeated under new coach Paulo Silas after they could defeat in the final Umm Salal - SC 3-2.

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  • The association maintains a league competition with Al -Sadd. Numerous title fights and decisions have been played between the two clubs.


  • The club has to date provided ten times the scorer last season. Here, the native players Mubarak Mustafa was three times this title win ( 1992, 1993, 1997). Players Yaqoub Ahmed (1985 ), Hassan Sabela (1987 ), Marco Antônio (1990, first non-Asian with this award ), Richard Owebukeri (1996 ), Cláudio (1998) Gabriel Batistuta (2004) and Cabore (2010) managed this once each.



  • Qatar Stars League
  • Sheikh Jassim Cup


  • AFC Champions League
  • Cup Winners' Cup Asia


Al - Arabi coach

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Former notable players