Al-Arabi Sports Club
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|Full name||Al-Arabi Sports Club|
|Nickname(s)||"Fareeg Al-Ahlam" ("The Dream Team")|
|Ground||Grand Hamad Stadium|
|2007/08||Qatar League, 6th|
Al-Arabi Sports Club (Arabic: النادي العربي الرياضي), also known as Al-Arabi Doha, is a Qatari professional football (soccer) club based in Doha, Qatar. Al-Arabi has the most fans of all the Qatari League clubs. Their stadium is called Grand Hamad Stadium. Al-Arabi is known by its nickname, the Dream Team or فريق الأحلام or the "The Red Devils."
The club was founded in 1952, making them the second oldest team in Qatar. The club first competed in the Qatari League in 1983.
The team play their matches in the state-of-the-art Grand Hamad Stadium Stadium, whose capacity adds up to 18,000 including VIP stands. Such a capacity reflects the demand expected from the Qatari population which has yet to reach 1 million. The location of the stadium is in Doha(Slata).
1983, 1985, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997
1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1990, 1993
1980, 1982, 1994, 2008
Performance in AFC Competitions
- Asian Club Championship: 5 appearances
- Asian Cup Winners Cup: 2 appearances
- Colin Addison (1992 - 1993)
- Luis Santibáñez (2000)
- Carlos Roberto Pereira da Silva (2003)
- Wolfgang Sidka (Nov 2003 - Jun 2005)
- Ilie Balaci (May 2005 - May 2006)
- Henri Michel (Jul 2006 - Oct 2006)
- Abdullah Saad (Oct 2006 - Feb 2007)
- José Romão (Feb 2007 - Mar 2008)
- Adilson Fernandes (Mar 2008 - Apr 2008)
- Zé Mario (Jul 2008 - Dec 2008)
- Uli Stielike (Dec 2008 - Present)
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Notable Former Players
Qatar Stars League 2008/09