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Full name Al-Hilal Saudi Football Club
Nickname(s) Al-Zaeem (The Boss)
The Century Club of Asia
Blue Wave
Founded 1957
(as the Olympic Club)
Ground King Fahd Stadium,
(Capacity: 70,000)
Chairman Saudi Arabia Abdulrahman bin Musa'ad
Manager Belgium Eric Gerets
League Saudi Premier League
2009-10 1st-Winner
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours
Current season

Al-Hilal (Arabic: الهلال‎) is a Saudi Arabian professional football club based in the country's capital of Riyadh. The team achieved the largest number of trophies among Saudi teams with 50 official trophies since its founding in 1957[1]. Al-Hilal has a reputation for being the most widely supported club in Saudi Arabia.[2]

Among the club's most famous players were Yousuf Al-Thunayan,a player who amazed Saudi football fans with his skills. Also, Sami Al-Jaber; the longtime legend of the Saudi Arabian national football team, and the captain of the team Mohamed Al-Deayea is the current world record holder for most international appearances by a male football player. [3][4]. The very well-known Brazilian, Rivelino, also played for Al-Hilal from 1978 to 1981.

The nickname "AL-Zaeem", which means "The Boss", came from the club's leading position in Saudi Arabia and Asia.[5] With this clear lead, the IFFHS has decided to determine Al-Hilal as Asia's Club of the 20th Century.[6]



Old crest

Al-Hilal Club was originally known as the Olympic Club during its founding in 1957/10/16 . The club's name was changed in 1958/12/3 decree from the then-King Saud after he attended a tournament that was contested between the Olympic Club, Al-Shabab, Al-Riyadh and El-Kawkab clubs.[7]

Club honours (Football)


National Championships (Record)

1977, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2010
  • Runners-up(10)1980,1981,1983,1987,1993,1995,1997,2006,2007,2009
Al-Hilal champion 2010
1961, 1964, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1989
  • Runners-up(6)1963,1968,1977,1981,1985,1987
1964, 1995, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Runners-up(1)1998
1987, 1990, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2006
  • Runners-up(5)1986,2002,2003,2008,2010

Asian Championships (Record)

1992, 2000
  • Runners-up(2)1987,1988
1997, 2002
1997, 2000
  • Runners-up(1)2002

Arab Championships

1995, 1996
  • Runners-up(1)1989
  • Runners-up(2)1993,1996

Gulf Championships

1986, 1998
  • Runners-up(3)1987,1992,2000


Usual starting line-up for Al-Hilal (season 2009-10).

First-team squad

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

No. Position Player
1 Saudi Arabia GK Mohamed Al-Deayea
2 Saudi Arabia DF Sultan Al-Bishi
3 Saudi Arabia DF Osama Hawsawi
4 Saudi Arabia DF Abdullah Al-Zori
5 Saudi Arabia MF Abdulatif Al-Ghanam
6 Saudi Arabia MF Khaled Aziz
7 Brazil MF Thiago Neves
8 Romania MF Mirel Rădoi
9 Sweden MF Christian Wilhelmsson
10 Saudi Arabia MF Mohammad Al-Shalhoub
11 Saudi Arabia MF Abdullaziz Al-Dosari
12 South Korea DF Lee Young-Pyo
No. Position Player
13 Saudi Arabia MF Omar Al-Ghamdi
15 Saudi Arabia MF Ahmed Al Fraidi
16 Saudi Arabia FW Essa Al-Mehyani
18 Saudi Arabia FW Ahmed Al-Swaileh
19 Saudi Arabia DF Mohammad Nami
20 Saudi Arabia FW Yasser Al-Qahtani
22 Saudi Arabia GK Khalid Sharahele
23 Saudi Arabia DF Hassan Khirat
24 Saudi Arabia FW Nawaf Al-Abeid
25 Saudi Arabia DF Majed Al-Marshedi
26 Saudi Arabia FW Mohammad Al-Anbar
30 Saudi Arabia GK Hassan Al-Otaibi

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player
22 Saudi Arabia GK Fahad Al-Shamri (On loan to Al-Qadisiya)
21 Saudi Arabia MF Sultan Al-Bargan (On loan to Al-Ettifaq)
27 Saudi Arabia FW Salman Al-Moasher (On loan to Al-Qadisiya)
14 Saudi Arabia MF Mohammed Al-Qarni (On loan to Al-Qadisiya)

Olympic Team (Under 23)

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

No. Position Player
17 Saudi Arabia MF Saleh Al-Dosari
24 Saudi Arabia FW Nawaf Al-Abeid
28 Saudi Arabia FW Abdulaziz Al-Kalthem
29 Saudi Arabia MF Salman Al-Farij
31 Saudi Arabia DF Saad Al Thyab
32 Saudi Arabia DF Abduallh Al Dossari
33 Saudi Arabia GK Bader Al-Deayea
34 Saudi Arabia DF Radhwan Al Mousa
No. Position Player
35 Saudi Arabia DF Shafi Al Dossari
36 Saudi Arabia MF Raqi Falltah
37 Saudi Arabia FW Rai'd Al Swaileh
39 Saudi Arabia FW Bandar Al-Enezi
40 Saudi Arabia GK Abdullah Al Ghamdi
- Saudi Arabia FW Abdulaziz Al-Swailem
- Saudi Arabia DF Raja Al-Dosari
- Saudi Arabia DF Abdo Hazazi


Current Technical Staff

Position Name
Manager Belgium Eric Gerets
Assistant Coach Germany Reinhard Stumpf
Goalkeeping Coach Germany George Hersbc
Physical fitness coach France Didier Philip
Head of Medical Belgium Carl Willem
Physiotherapist Belgium Didier Florentz
Physiotherapist Belgium Jacques Kinet

Current Board of Directors and Administrators

Abdulrahman bin Musa'ad
Office Name
President Abdulrahman bin Musa'ad
Vice-president Nawaf Bin Saad Al saud
Member of the Board,Investment Officer Abdullah Bin Musa'ad
Member of the Board,Advisor Adel Albutti
Member of the Board,Director of Football Sami Al Jaber
Member of the Board,Secretary-General Ahmed Al Khameis
Assistant Secretary-General Fahd Al Hamidi
Member of the Board, Director of the Media Center Adel Al Twaijeri
Member of the Board,Treasurer Sami Abu Khudair
Member of the Board Waled Alhokair
Public Relations Officer Fahd al-Ghosn
Official professional Dr. Abdullah Al Burgan
Accountant Abdullah Al Zeer
Secretary Morjaan


Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Domestic cups AFC Other Competitions Top scorer Manager
2000/01 SPL 3 22 14 5 3 35 15 +20 47 CPC ASC Quarterfinals ARWC ASC Bosnia and Herzegovina Safet Sušić
2001/02 SPL 1 22 14 7 1 54 17 +37 49 PFC ACWC Winner ARWC Portugal Artur Jorge
2002/03 SPL 5 22 11 8 3 28 18 +10 41 CPC PFC ACL Group Stage ASC H.Al-Ali 13 Romania Ilie Balaci
2003/04 SPL 3 22 12 4 6 40 18 +22 40 CPC PFC ACL Group Stage Ceesay 16 Netherlands Aad de Mos
2004/05 SPL 2 22 13 6 3 41 21 +20 45 CPC PFC ARCL Al-Jaber 12 Brazil Marcos Paquetá
2005/06 SPL 2 22 13 5 4 41 21 +20 44 CPC PFC ACL Group Stage Camacho 14 Brazil Marcos Paquetá
2006/07 SPL 2 22 17 2 3 38 15 +23 53 CPC ACL Quarter-final Al-Qahtani 13 Portugal José Peseiro
2007/08 SPL 1 22 14 6 2 36 13 +23 48 SCC CPC PFC GCC Al-Qahtani 16 Romania Cosmin Olăroiu
2008/09 SPL 2 22 15 5 2 41 9 +32 50 SCC CPC PFC ACL Round of 16 Al-Qahtani 13 Romania Cosmin Olăroiu
2009-10 ZPL 1 21 18 2 1 55 16 +39 56 CPC PFC T.Neves 14 Belgium Eric Gerets

Div. = Division; SPL = Saudi Premier League; ZPL = Zain Professional League; Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost
GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; GD = Goal difference P = Points
SCC = Champions Cup; CPC = Crown Prince Cup; PFC = Prince Faisal Cup
ARCL = Arab Champions League; ARWC = Arab Cup Winners' Cup; ACL = AFC Champions League; GCC = Gulf Club Champions Cup;ASC = Asian Super Cup
Colors: Gold = winner; Silver = runner-up; Bronze = third ,Semi-final .

Famous players



South America



Managerial history

Eric Gerets
Dates Name
1957–1975 Unknown
1976-1978 England George Smith
1978-1979 Brazil Mário Zagallo
1979–1980 Brazil Rubens Minelli
1981-1982 Brazil Olten Filho
1982–1984 Hungary Ladislao Kubala
1984-1984 Yugoslavia Ljubiša Broćić
1985-1985 Brazil Candinho
1986-1986 Brazil Noagira
1987-1987 Brazil Rubens Minelli
1988-1988 Uruguay Omar Borras
1988-1989 Brazil Candinho
1989-1989 Brazil João Carlos
1989–1990 Brazil Joel Santana
1990–1991 Brazil Edson Tavares
1991-1991 Brazil cedinho
1991–1993 Brazil Sebastião Lazaroni
1993-1993 Brazil José Oscar Bernardi
1993–1994 Brazil Nelsinho Baptista
1994–1994 Brazil Antônio Lopes
1995-1995 Brazil José Oscar Bernardi
1995–1995 Brazil Sebastião Lazaroni
1995–1996 Netherlands Willem van Hanegem
1996–1996 Brazil Gobier
1996–1997 Croatia Mirko Jozić
1997-1997 Brazil Heron Ricardo Ferreira
1997-1997 Brazil José Oscar Bernardi
1997-1998 Romania Ilie Balaci
1999-1999 Germany Reiner Hollmann
1999-1999 Saudi Arabia Khalil Ibrahim Al-Zayani
1999-1999 Brazil Lori Sandri
Dates Name
1999-2000 Romania Anghel Iordănescu
2000–2001 Romania Ilie Balaci
2001–2001 Bosnia and Herzegovina Safet Sušić
2001–2002 Portugal Artur Jorge
2002-2002 Colombia Francisco Maturana
2002-2003 Romania Ilie Balaci
2003-2004 Netherlands Aad de Mos
2004-2004 Tunisia Ahmed Alajlani
2004-2004 Brazil José Oscar Bernardi
2004-2006 Brazil Marcos Paquetá
2006-2006 Brazil Candinho
2006–2007 Portugal José Peseiro
2007–2007 Brazil Toninho Cerezo
2007–2007 Brazil Marcos Paquetá
2007–2009 Romania Cosmin Olăroiu
2009–2009 Belgium Georges Leekens
June 2009 - Belgium Eric Gerets


Name From To
Saudi ArabiaAbdul Rahman Bin Said 1957 1965
Saudi Arabia Abdulrahman Al-Hamdan 1965 1966
Saudi Arabia Abdul Rahman Bin Said 1966 1970
Saudi Arabia Faisal Al-Shehail 1970 1972
Saudi Arabia Abdullah bin Nasser 1972 1976
Saudi Arabia Hathloul bin Abdul Aziz 1976 1978
Saudi Arabia Abdullah bin Nasser 1978 1982
Saudi Arabia Hathloul bin Abdul Aziz 1982 1983
Saudi Arabia Abdullah bin Saad 1983 1990
Saudi Arabia Abdul Rahman Bin Said 1990 1992
Saudi ArabiaMohammed Mufti 1992 1993
Saudi Arabia Abdullah bin Saad 1993 1994
Saudi ArabiaKhalid Bin Mohammed 1994 1996
Saudi Arabia Bandar Bin Mohammad 1997 2000
Saudi Arabia Saud bin Turki 2000 2003
Saudi Arabia Abdullah bin Musa'ad 2003 2004
Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Faisal 2004 2008
Saudi Arabia Abdulrahman bin Musa'ad 2008 present


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Mobily are the main sponsor of Al-Hilal FC, and as part of the sponsorship deal, their logo is displayed on the front of the club's shirts and a plethora of other merchandise. The Mobily deal was announced by Al-Hilal FC President prince Abdul-Rahman Bin Musaid Al-Saud on 14 Oct. 2008, and is worth a Saudi record SR 517 million, to be paid over six years (SR 69 million and 100.000 a year).

  • The deal:
    • More than SR 517 million for six years.
    • Approximately 69,100,000.00 per year
    • If the team wins any trophy will get 3 millions for each one.
    • Al-Hilal will get 60% of any other sponsor that want to sponsor the team, but it should be with mobily agreement.
    • Al-Hilal will get 20% of football match tickets sold.
    • Al-Hilal will get 50% of mMobily Al-Hilal txt message service profit.
    • Al-Hilal will get 10 million SR if number of subscribers in Mobily Al-Hilal service reaches 200,000 per. and another 10 million if they reach 400,000 subscribers.
    • Al-Hilal will get 10% of each package solid i.e. blue wave package.
    • Al-Hilal will get 40% of the club membership fees.
    • Net profit can reach SR 75 million per year.


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Preceded by
Champions of Asia
Succeeded by
PAS Tehran
Preceded by
Júbilo Iwata
Champions of Asia
Succeeded by
Suwon Samsung Bluewings
South Korea


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