Al Shabab Squad

Full name Al Shabab Football Club
Nickname(s) White Lions
The Sheikh (Chief) سفير الوطن
Founded 1947
Ground King Fahd Stadium
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
 Capacity 67,000
Chairman Khaled AlBaltan
Manager Emilio Ferrera
League Saudi Premier League

Achievements

  • Saudi Premier League:
    • Champion (6) : 1991, 1992, 1993, 2004, 2006, 2012
      • Runner-up (5) : 1982, 1985, 1989, 1998, 2005
  • Saudi Champions Cup :
    • Champion (2) : 2008, 2009
      • Runner-up (1) : 2013
  • Crown Prince Cup:
    • Champion (3) : 1993, 1996, 1999
      • Runner-up (4) : 1992, 1994, 2000, 2009
  • Saudi Federation cup:
    • Champion (5) : 1988, 1989, 2009, 2010, 2011
      • Runner-up (2) : 1999, 2000
  • Saudi First Division :
    • Champion (1) : 1979
  • King Saud Cup :
    • Champion (1) : 1960
  • Asian Cup Winners Cup:
    • Champion (1) : 2001
  • Arab Champions League:
    • Champion (2) :1992, 1999
  • Arab Super Cup:
    • Champion (2) : 1996, 2001
  • Gulf Club Champions Cup:
    • Champion (2) : 1993, 1994

Performance in AFC competitions

  • AFC Champions League: 7 appearances
    • Group Stage : 2005, 2007
    • Round of 16 : 2009, 2011
    • Quarterfinal : 2006, 2013
    • Semi-finals : 2010
  • Asian Club Championship: 3 appearances
    • Runner-up :- 1993
      • Group Stage :- 1994 ; 1995

Current squad

No. Position Player
1 GK Waleed Abdullah
2 DF Abdullah Al-Astaa
3 DF Sayyaf Al-Beeshi
4 DF Abdulla Al-Fahad
5 DF Naif Al-Qadi
6 MF Omar Al-Ghamdi
7 MF Rafinha
8 MF Fernando Menegazzo
9 FW Naif Hazazi
10 MF Macnelly Torres
11 MF Ahmed Otaif
12 MF Abdulmalek Al-Khaibri
13 DF Hassan Muath
14 DF Abdullah Shuhail
15 FW Essa Al-Mehyani
16 MF Fahad Al-Doseri
 
No. Position Player
18 MF Abdul-Majid Al-Ruwaili
19 DF Waleed Abd Rabo
20 FW Wesam Wahib
21 FW Imad Khalili
22 GK Ibrahim Zaied
25 DF Majed Al-Marshedi
26 DF Hadi Yahya
27 MF Saeed Al-Dosari
30 MF Badr Al-Sulaitin
32 DF Saleh Al-Qumaizi
33 GK Mohammed Al-Owais
34 MF Abdulrahman Al-Barakah
44 FW Mohannad Assiri
45 MF Abdulmagid Al-Sulaihem
  FW Saqer Otayf

World Cup Players

World Cup 1994 

  •  Rashidi Yekini
  •  Awad Al-Anazi
  •  Saleh Al-Dawod
  •  Fahad Al-Mehallel
  •  Saeed Al-Owairan
  •  Fuad Amin

World Cup 1998 

  •  Rashidi Yekini
  •  Fahad Al-Mehallel
  •  Saeed Al-Owairan
  •  Fuad Amin
  •  Riadh Jelassi

World Cup 2002 

  •  Abdullah Al-Waked
  •  Abdulaziz Khathran
  •  Redha Tukar
  •  Riadh Jelassi

World Cup 2006 

  •  Flávio Amado
  •  Mohammad Khouja

Management

Current board of directors and Administrators

Office Name
President Khaled Al Baltan
Vice-president Khaled bin Muammar
Member of the Board,Investment Officer Fahd Al Sha'alan
Member of the Board,Secretary-General Abdullah Al Qurini
Member of the Board, Director of the Media Center Haitham Bamagoos
Official professional Khaled Al Zied

Current technical staff

Position Name
Manager  Emilio Ferrera
Assistant manager  Marc Grosjean
U 23 team coach  Ammar Souayah
U 20 team coach  Adel AbdulRahman
U 17 team coach  Nayef Al Enezi
Goalkeeping coach  khoder Abdulaziz
Fitness coach  Renaat Philippaerts
technical assistant  Stan Van den Buys
Club doctor  Carl William

Records

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P CC PFC AFC Other Competitions Manager
2000–01 SPL 7 22 7 6 9 28 29 −1 27     Winner Winner  
2001–02 SPL 9 22 5 7 10 24 30 −6 22     Runner-up    
2002–03 SPL 6 22 11 5 6 36 22 14 38   Semi-final      
2003–04 SPL 2 22 12 6 4 50 27 23 42   Semi-final     Zé Mario
2004–05 SPL 1 22 14 6 2 42 16 26 48   Group Stage Group Stage   Daniel Romeo
2005–06 SPL 1 22 13 6 3 47 22 25 45   Semi-final Quarter-final   Abdulateef Alhusayni
2006–07 SPL 4 22 14 2 6 45 27 18 44   Semi-final Group Stage   Humberto Coelho
2007–08 SPL 3 22 11 9 2 39 21 18 42 Winner Semi-final   Round 32 Enzo Trossero
2008–09 SPL 4 22 10 5 7 37 29 8 35 Winner Winner Round of 16   Enzo Trossero
2009–10 SPL 4 22 11 7 4 36 23 +13 40 Semi-final Winner Semi-final   Jaime Pacheco
2010–11 SPL 4 26 13 7 6 42 30 +11 46 Quarter-final Winner Round of 16   Jorge Fossati
2011–12 SPL 1 26 19 7 0 50 16 +34 64 Quarter-final 4th Did not qualify   Michel Preud'homme
2012–13 SPL 3 26 17 5 4 53 36 +17 56 Runner-up 6th Quarter-final   Michel Preud'homme

Managers

  •  Luiz Felipe Scolari (1984–85)
  •  Jair Pereira (1986)
  •  Joubert (1987)
  •  Lori Sandri (1989)
  •  Paulo Campos (1990–91)
  •  Lori Sandri (1992)
  •  Geninho (1993)
  •  Ivo Wortmann (1994)
  •  Jean Fernandez (1996–97)
  •  José Oscar Bernardi (1998)
  •  João Alves (1998–99)
  •  João Francisco (1999)
  •  Arthur Bernardes (2001–02)
  •  Zé Mario (July 1, 2004–June 30, 2006)
  •  Daniel Romeo (2005–06)
  •  Ahmed Alajlani (2006)
  •  Humberto Coelho (2006–07)
  •  José Morais (2007)
  •  Enzo Trossero (July 1, 2007–08)
  •  Nery Pumpido (July 1, 2008–Dec 31, 2008)
  •  Enzo Trossero (2008–June 30, 2009)
  •  Jaime Pacheco (July 13, 2009–April 15, 2010)
  •  Edgar Ferreira (2010)
  •  Jorge Fossati (July 1, 2010–Dec 31, 2010)
  •  Enzo Trossero (Jan 1, 2011–June 30, 2011)
  •  Michel Preud'homme (July 1, 2011–Sept 19, 2013)
  •  Emilio Ferrera (Sept 20, 2013–)

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Rank Club Games W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Ittihad FC 66 37 14 15 134 67 67 125
2 Sepahan FC 60 29 15 16 91 63 28 102
3 FC Pakhtakor Tashkent 63 29 11 23 87 79 8 98
4 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 51 31 3 17 111 65 46 96
5 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 44 28 8 8 108 47 61 92
6 Al-Hilal FC 53 25 15 13 86 60 26 90
7 Gamba Osaka 45 24 8 13 101 54 47 80
8 Sadd Sports Club 51 19 14 18 68 60 8 71
9 Al-Shabab Riyadh 43 21 7 15 57 47 10 70
10 FC Bunyodkor 44 20 10 14 60 57 3 70