Al-Hilal FC

Al -Hilal (full name Arabic الهلال السعودي, DMG al -Hilal al- sa ʿ udi, the Saudi Crescent ') is a football club based in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. He plays in the top league in the country, Saudi Professional League. The home games are borne by the club from the King Fahd International Stadium. The club was founded in 1957 as the Olympic Club, before 1958 they renamed themselves to the present name. Al -Hilal is one of the most successful clubs in the country and the continent. He is a nationally with 13 championships record winner of the country. In the continental competitions in the AFC, the club triumphed twice each in the AFC Champions League and the Cup Winners' Cup competition in Asia. The club is 6- times reached the final of the continental competitions. Only the final of the Champions League 1987/87 did not occur to you and Yumori FC won the game without a fight.

In the national championship has just come to an end until the football players missed the last round only just the championship. At the last match against the league leaders and direct competitors could have even become masters of their own efforts. Lost the game but at the end, and the great rival al -Ittihad became champion. Through the runner, the players qualified to coach Georges Leekens for the fifth time in a row for the Asian Champions League. After the 3rd group stage of the 2009 edition, the team has a good chance to reach the next round. Beginning of April 2009 Georges Leekens was committed as a coach after the Romanian Cosmin Olăroiu had been dismissed. After only four weeks beginning May Leekens was also dismissed. Interim coach is Abdul Latif Al Husseini. As the new head coach Eric Gerets was presented. Followed him are assistant coach Reinhard Stumpf, and former goalkeeper coach of VfL Wolfsburg, Jörg Hoßbach.

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  • Saudi Premier League
  • Saudi King's Cup
  • Crown Prince Cup


  • AFC Champions League
  • Cup Winners' Cup Asia
  • Asian Super Cup

Former Players

  • Saudi Arabian Yasser al - Qahtani (2005-2011)
  • Togolese Edem Komlan Atsou Franck (2003-2004, 2005-2006)
  • Gambier Jatto Ceesay (2003-2004)
  • Saudi Arabian Sami al - Jabir ( 1987-1/2005, 7/2005-1/2008 )
  • Korean Young- Pyo Lee (2009-2011)
  • Brazilian Thiago Neves (2009)
  • Brazilian Giovanni Silva de Oliveira ( 2006)
  • Russian Andrei Antanassowitsch Kantschelskis (2003)
  • Romanian Mirel Rădoi (2009-2011)
  • Brazilian Roberto Rivelino (1978-1981)
  • Brazilian Roni (2001)
  • Gambier Seyfo Soley (2004)
  • Swedish Christian Wilhelmsson (2008-2011)

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