|Full name||Al-Nassr Sports, Cultural, and Social Club|
|Nickname(s)||The Global Club (العالمي)
Najd's Knight (فارس نجد)
|Ground||King Fahd Stadium, Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium,
|Chairman||Prince Faisal Bin Turkey|
|Manager||Jorge da Silva|
|League||Saudi Premier League|
Al-Nassr (Arabic: Victory النصر) is one of the premier football clubs in Saudi Arabia located at the Saudi Capital (Riyadh). It has produced some of Saudi Arabia's brightest stars such as Majed Abdullah, Fahd Al-Herafy and Mohaisn Al-Jam'aan. The club is well known throughout the Middle East and Asia.
Al-Nassr was established in 1955 by the brothers Husein and Zeid Al-Ja'ba. At the beginning, Al-Ja'ba Brothers have used their own house at "Al-Ataif Street" to be the club's first site. The training took place in the old playground at "Gashlat Al-Shortah" west of "Al-Fotah Garden" where there was a small football field and a small room to store balls and shirts. In addition to Al-Ja'ba Brothers, Ali and Issa Al-Owais were among the first workers at the club.
The club operated unofficially as an amateur club until 1960 when it was registered officially with the General Presidency of Youth Welfare. It was at this time that Prince Abdulrahman Bin Saud became head of Al-Nassr. Al-Nassr started in the second division of the league. They officially got promoted to the first division in 1963. Al-Nassr remained as a middle class club all the way until the 70's.
The 70's was the beginning of Al-Nassr as a real champion. During the 70's and 80's, the club has won 4 Saudi league titles, 6 King Cups, 2 Crown Prince Cups and 1 Federation Cup. The main reason for such success was the shine of new generation of talented players. Among them : Mohammed Saad Al-Abdaly, Mabrok Al-Turki, Tawfiq Al-Meqren, Salim Marwan, Yousif Khamis, plus the Saudi Golden Trio, Majed Abdullah, Fahd Al-Herafy, and Mohaisn Al-Jam'aan.
In the 90's, Al-Nassr went on to move from a local champion to a regional and continental one. In addition to 2 Saudi League titles, 1 King Cup and 1 Federation Cup, Al-Nassr has won 2 Gulf Club Champions Cup, 1 Asian Cup Winners Cup and 1 Asian Super Cup and Al-Nassr represented Asia in the first Clubs World Cup in Brazil in 2000
Winning the Asian Super Cup in 1998 Al-Nassr been candidates by drawing lots and participate in the FIFA Club World Cup. In doing so they became the first team to represent Asia in this big event which was held in Brazil in the period 5-14 January 2000. The nickname ( The Global Club ) was obtained following their participation in this worldwide event.
Al-Nassr received The FIFA Fair play award following the Club World Cup and were the first team in the world to have such an award.
|Real Madrid||3 – 1||Al Nassr||Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo
Referee: Oscar Ruiz (Colombia)
Sávio 69' (pen.)
|(Report)||Al Husseini 45' (pen.)|
|Raja Casablanca||3 – 4||Al Nassr||Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo
Referee: Rugg (New Zealand)
El Moubarki 81'
El Karkouri 87'
|Al Nassr||0 – 2||Corinthians||Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo
Referee: Dick Jol (Netherlands)
|2||Nasser Al Halwi|
Recently, Al-Nassr faced a serious financial and lack of talents problems. Such problems hit the club seriously. However, Al-Nassr was qualified to the World Cup in 2000 and has been qualified to 4 Finals in 2001. In addition, Al-Nassr won Damascus International Cup in 2004.
After a very negative season in 2006-2007, where the club was almost relegated before managing a last day survival, the club's management made a major squad elimination and promoting the club's youth players plus attracting 3 influential foreign players. That policy paid dividends almost immediately and the club in 2007-2008 is performing way above expectations. Finally, after 4 years without a trophy, Al-Nassr has won the Federation Cup 2008 against city rivals, Al-Hilal, and beat Real Madrid 4-1 in an exciting match in King Fahad International Stadium in Riyadh. Al-Nassr today is one of the four biggest clubs in the Saudi league, with new players and president the team won the best team in the second round of the Saudi league and captain Hussain Abdul-Ghani won the best player award.
Al-Nassr is the Arabic word for "victory". Such a name is very appropriate for a sports club, therefore the name is popular among many Arab countries, not only Saudi Arabia. Clubs with the same name could be found in Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE, Libya, and Algeria But the Saudi Arabian club was the first to name the team Alnasser.
The Club's logo represents the map of Saudi Arabia with yellow and blue colors. Yellow for the gorgeous sand in the Saudi deserts, and blue for the magnificent water in the Saudi seas. Recently the old logo has been replaced by a "more modern version", but still is heavily influenced by the old club logo. The new Logo only represent the Football team while the old logo represent the Club as a whole.
In a press conference on Jun 19, 2008, Vice President of the club, Prince Al-Waleed bin Bader bin Saud and Saud Bin Majed Al Daweesh, Saudi Telecommunications President, announced that STC will sponsor Al-Nassr’s football team for 5 seasons. The STC logo can also be spotted on Al-Ittihad's kit.
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
(2009/2010 Transfer window)
|DF||Hussein Sulaimani (from Neuchâtel Xamax)|
|DF||Abdullah Al-Garni (from Abha)|
|MF||Khaled Al-Zylaai (from Abha)|
|FW||Mohammad Al-Sahlawi (from Al-Qadisiyah)|
|DF||Saleh Sadeeq (from Al-Shabab)|
|MF||Víctor Figueroa (from Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba)|
|FW||Lee Chun-Soo (from Feyenoord Rotterdam)|
|DF||Mohamed Eid (from Al-Ahli)|
|MF||Pascal Feindouno (from Al-Rayyan)|
|DF||Ibraheam Shraheali (on loan at Al-Raed)|
|MF||Ahmed Al-Hadramy (on loan at Al-Fateh)|
|MF||Fahad Al-Zahrani (to Al-Fateh)|
|DF||Hamad Al-Sagoor (to Al-Raed)|
|DF||Mishal Al-Mutairi (to Al-Faisaly)|
|DF||Éder Gaúcho (Release Contract)|
|1||Mr. Zeid Al-Ja'ba||1955||1956|
|2||Mr. Ahmed Abdullah Ahmed||1956||1960|
|3||Mr. Mohammed Asaad Al-Wehaibi||1960||1960|
|4||Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Al-Odaini||1960||1960|
|5||Prince Abdulrahman Bin Saud||1960||1969|
|6||Prince Sultan Bin Saud||1969||1975|
|7||Prince Abdulrahman Bin Saud||1975||1997|
|8||Prince Faisal Bin Abdulrahman Bin Saud||1997||2000|
|9||Prince Abdulrahman Bin Saud||2000||2005|
|10||Prince Mamdoh Bin Abdulrahman Bin Saud||2005||2006|
|11||Prince Faisal Bin Abdulrahman Bin Saud||2006||2009|
|12||Prince Faisal Bin Turki Bin Nasser||2009||--|
Al-Nassr signed a contract with ART to re-launch the official channel. A contract that would make the club earns SAR 5 million annually. A subscription fee of SAR 40 to be monthly paid for potential subscribers.
|Asian Cup Winners Cup
|Asian Super Cup
|Gulf Club Champions Cup
Al-Nassr is a Saudi Football club that was formed in 1955. The club is located in Riyadh the capital of Saudi Arabia. Al-Nassr is well known through Asia and the Middle East. The club has a large supporters base some says the most supported club in Saudi Arabia.
Many legends of Saudi Arabia were playing in Al-Nassr such as The Saudi Legend Majed Abdullah, Fahad Al-Herafy, Mohaisn Al-Jam'aan, Yousef Khamees and many other legends.
Al-Nassr's kit is colored Yellow and Blue. The logo is resembled by The Arabian Peninsula with the same colors which refers to the sand of Saudi Arabia and the sea.