al-Gharafa Sports Club

The al Gharafa Sports Club (Arabic الغرافة, DMG al - Ġarāfa ) is a football club from Doha in Qatar, which is currently the highest league in the country, the Qatar Stars League belongs. The runner-up the last championship season plays its home games at Al- Gharafa Stadium.

Club history

The club was founded in 1979 as al -Ittihad and won three league titles under this name. With the current naming (since 2004 ) the club won four more championships. In addition, the club seven times won the national cup, the Emir of Qatar Cup; most recently in 2009 ( also the double).

The club took part several times on the continental competitions in the AFC and achieved with the move into the quarter-finals in 1997/98 Cup Winners' Cup Asia his best result.

In June 2009, the club undertook Juninho. He moved from Olympique Lyon at al - Gharafa, for whom he signed a two -year contract. As the new coach of the Brazilian Caio Júnior was committed in the summer of 2009. For the 2011/12 season the 37- year-old Brazilian Ze Roberto has been committed.


  • Champion in 1992, 1998, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Cup Winners 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2009

Well-known former players

Well-known former coach

  • France Christian Gourcuff
  • Belgium Walter Meeuws
  • Brazil Marcos Paquetá
  • Germany Wolfgang Sidka
  • Germany Edmund Stohr