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Al-Salmiya SC
السالمية
Full nameAl-Salmiya Sporting Club
نادي السالمية الرياضي
Nickname(s)Al-Samawi
Terrible Troublers
Founded1964; 60 years ago (1964)
GroundThamir Stadium
Al Salmiya
Capacity20005[1]
ChairmanTurki Alyousef Alsabah
LeagueKuwait Premier League
2022–235th of 10
WebsiteClub website

Al-Salmiya Sporting Club (Arabic: نادي السالمية الرياضي) is a Kuwaiti professional football and sports club in Salmiya. They have won the Kuwaiti Premier League four times, most recently in 2000. They were founded in 1964 and the club covers a total area of 94 thousand square metres comprising ten sports: football, volleyball, table tennis, tennis, squash, fencing, judo, taekwondo, karate and athletics.

Stadium

Thamir Stadium at night

Al-Salmiya plays their home games at Thamir Stadium in Salmiya. The stadium was Opened on 2004. It has a current capacity of 16,105 spectators.

Crests and colours

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Crests

The club crest is inspired by location of Salmiya on the map of Kuwait, with green representing the land, while the color blue represents the sea.

Colours

Al-Salmiya's home kit is all sky blue shirts and white shorts, while their away kit is all white shirts and sky blue shorts.

Honours

Domestic

Regional

Runners-up: 1999

Friendly

Futsal

Handball

Performance in AFC competitions

2005: Group stage
1996: Second round
1999: First round
2001: Second round
1994: First Round
2002: Withdrew

Players

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
4 DF Kuwait KUW Fahd Al Mejmed
5 MF Kuwait KUW Bader Al Samak
6 DF Kuwait KUW Ahmad Abdulghafour
7 FW Kuwait KUW Faisal Al Enezi
8 MF Kuwait KUW Mohamed Al-Huwaidi
11 FW Kuwait KUW Hussain Al-Musawi
15 DF Kuwait KUW Hamad Al-Qallaf
16 MF Kuwait KUW Mobarak Al-Faneeni
17 MF Kuwait KUW Fawaz AL-Otaibi
19 MF Kuwait KUW Mahdi Dashti
20 MF Kuwait KUW Aziz Mashaan
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 DF Kuwait KUW Mohammad Al-Suwaidan
23 DF The Gambia GAM Sang Per Mendy
25 DF Kuwait KUW Ayed Al-Enezi
26 GK Kuwait KUW Ahmed Al-Khaldi
29 FW Brazil BRA Roninho
70 MF Kuwait KUW Abdullah Al Dhafiri
88 DF Brazil BRA Alex Lima
FW Austria AUT Srđan Spiridonović

Former players

Further information: Category:Al-Salmiya SC players

FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup players

FIFA World Cup 1982

FIFA World Cup 2006

1996 AFC Asian Cup

2000 AFC Asian Cup

2004 AFC Asian Cup

AFC Asian Cup 2007

AFC Asian Cup 2011

AFC Asian Cup 2015

Club chairmen

Years Chairman
1964–65 Kuwait Abdulaziz Mohammed Al Rasheed
1966 Kuwait Jasem Mohammed Al Wogayan
1967–72 Kuwait Abdulaziz Mohammed Al Rasheed
1973–75 Kuwait Ali Subah Al Salem Al Subah
1975–81 Kuwait Mohammed Yousef Al Subah
1981–82 Kuwait Salem Fahad Al Salem Al Subah
1982–08 Kuwait Khaled Yousef Al Subah
2008–11 Kuwait Abdullah Al Tereeji
2012– Kuwait Shiekh Turki Yousef Al-Sabah

Former head coaches

Alfred Riedl managed Salmiya from 2001 to 2003
Years Name Nationality
1991–94 Gildo Rodrigues
Brazil
1995–96 David Roberts
England
1996 Saleh Al Asfoor
Kuwait
1998 Alexandru Moldovan
Romania
1999–00 William Thomas
Belgium
2000–01 Ivan Buljan
Croatia
2001 Adel Abdul Nabi
Kuwait
2001–03 Alfred Riedl
Austria
2005–06 Saleh Al Asfoor
Kuwait
2006–07 Sándor Egervári
Hungary
2007–08 Neca
Portugal
2008 Mohammed Ibrahem
Kuwait
2008–09 Mihai Stoichiţă
Romania
2009 Saleh Zakaria
Kuwait
2009–10 Tamás Krivitz
Hungary
2010 Saleh Zakaria
Kuwait
2010–11 Zijad Švrakić
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2011 Muhammad Karam
Kuwait
2011–13 Sanjin Alagić
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2013–14 Mihai Stoichiţă
Romania
2014–17 Mohammed Dehelees
Kuwait
2017–18 Abdel Aziz Hamada
Kuwait
2018–19 Miloud Hamdi
Algeria
2019–20 Salman Awad
Kuwait
2020–2021 Mohammed Al Mashaan
Kuwait
2021 Thamer Enad
Kuwait
2021 Hatem Al Moadab
Tunisia
2021–2023 Mohammed Ibrahem
Kuwait
2023–2024 Mohammed Al-Mashaan
Kuwait
2024– Ante Miše
Croatia

See also

References

  1. ^ "Premier League - Kuwait - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Sportal". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2010.