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Al-Okhdood
Al-OkhdoodLogo.png
Full nameAl-Okhdood Club
Founded1976; 47 years ago (1976)
GroundAl-Okhdood Club Stadium
Najran, Saudi Arabia
Capacity3,200
ChairmanSami Al Fadehl
ManagerJorge Mendonça
LeagueFirst Division League
2021–22FDL, 12th of 20

Al-Okhdood Club (Arabic: نادي الأخدود) is a Saudi Arabian football club based in Najran, in the southern region of Saudi Arabia.[1] Founded in 1976, the club competes in the MS League, the second tier of Saudi football. The club have won the Saudi Second Division twice in 1992 and most recently in 2021.[2] Besides football, the club also consists of various other departments including karate, handball, taekwondo, volleyball, water polo, basketball and cycling.[3]

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Association football

Association football

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of 11 players who primarily use their feet to propel a ball around a rectangular field called a pitch. The objective of the game is to score more goals than the opposite team by moving the ball beyond the goal line into a rectangular-framed goal defended by the opposing side. Traditionally, the game has been played over two 45 minute halves, for a total match time of 90 minutes. With an estimated 250 million players active in over 200 countries and territories, it is considered the world's most popular sport.

Najran

Najran

Najran, is a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. It is the capital of Najran Province. Designated as a new town, Najran is one of the fastest-growing cities in the kingdom; its population has risen from 47,500 in 1974 and 90,983 in 1992 to 246,880 in 2004 and 505,652 in 2017. The population mostly originates from the ancient tribes of Yām, Mákram, and Hamdan.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is a country in Western Asia. It covers the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula, and has a land area of about 2,150,000 km2 (830,000 sq mi), making it the fifth-largest country in Asia, the second-largest in the Arab world, and the largest in Western Asia and the Middle East. It is bordered by the Red Sea to the west; Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait to the north; the Persian Gulf, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to the east; Oman to the southeast; and Yemen to the south. Bahrain is an island country off the east coast. The Gulf of Aqaba in the northwest separates Saudi Arabia from Egypt. Saudi Arabia is the only country with a coastline along both the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, and most of its terrain consists of arid desert, lowland, steppe, and mountains. Its capital and largest city is Riyadh. The country is home to Mecca and Medina, the two holiest cities in Islam.

Football league system in Saudi Arabia

Football league system in Saudi Arabia

The tables below show the current makeup of the Saudi Arabian Football League system. The Saudi Professional League sits at the top of the pyramid and currently two teams get promoted/relegated between the Professional League and the First Division League.

Saudi Second Division

Saudi Second Division

The Saudi Second Division, also known as the Second Division League (SDL), is a football league that is the third tier of the Saudi Arabian football league system. The league consists of 32 teams divided into two groups and was founded in 1996.

2020–21 Saudi Second Division

2020–21 Saudi Second Division

The 2020–21 Saudi Second Division was the 45th season of the Saudi Second Division since its establishment in 1976. The season started on 30 October 2020 as a consequence of the postponement of the previous season's conclusion due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The group stage draw was held on 22 September 2020. The final was played on 19 April 2021 between Al-Akhdoud and Al-Orobah. Al-Akhdoud defeated Al-Orobah 4–2 on penalties to win their second title and first since 1992.

Karate

Karate

Karate (空手) is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom. It developed from the indigenous Ryukyuan martial arts under the influence of Chinese martial arts, particularly Fujian White Crane. Karate is now predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open-hand techniques such as knife-hands, spear-hands and palm-heel strikes. Historically, and in some modern styles, grappling, throws, joint locks, restraints and vital-point strikes are also taught. A karate practitioner is called a karateka (空手家).

Handball

Handball

Handball is a team sport in which two teams of seven players each pass a ball using their hands with the aim of throwing it into the goal of the opposing team. A standard match consists of two periods of 30 minutes, and the team that scores more goals wins.

Taekwondo

Taekwondo

Taekwondo, Tae Kwon Do or Taekwon-Do is a Korean form of martial arts involving punching and kicking techniques, with emphasis on head-height kicks, spinning jump kicks, and fast kicking techniques. The literal translation for tae kwon do is "kicking", "punching", and "the art or way of". They are a kind of martial arts in which one attacks or defends with hands and feet anytime or anywhere, with occasional use of weapons. The physical training undertaken in Taekwondo is purposeful and fosters strength of mind through mental armament.

Volleyball

Volleyball

Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules. It has been a part of the official program of the Summer Olympic Games since Tokyo 1964. Beach volleyball was introduced to the programme at the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics. The adapted version of volleyball at the Summer Paralympic Games is sitting volleyball.

Basketball

Basketball

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop (a basket 18 inches in diameter mounted 10 feet high to a backboard at each end of the court, while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one, two or three one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play is mandated.

Cycle sport

Cycle sport

Cycle sport is competitive physical activity using bicycles. There are several categories of bicycle racing including road bicycle racing, cyclo-cross, mountain bike racing, track cycling, BMX, and cycle speedway. Non-racing cycling sports include artistic cycling, cycle polo, freestyle BMX and mountain bike trials. The Union Cycliste Internationalecode: fra promoted to code: fr (UCI) is the world governing body for cycling and international competitive cycling events. The International Human Powered Vehicle Association is the governing body for human-powered vehicles that imposes far fewer restrictions on their design than does the UCI. The UltraMarathon Cycling Association is the governing body for many ultra-distance cycling races.

Honours

Saudi Second Division (Level 3)

Saudi Third Division (Level 4)

  • Winners (2): 2003–04, 2017–18

Current squad

As of 1 July 2021:[4]

No Position Player Nation
1 GK Vladimir Stojković  Portugal
2 DF Khaled Al-Maghrabi  Saudi Arabia
3 DF Reinaldo Dutra  Brazil
4 DF Hussain Al-Mosaabi  Saudi Arabia
5 MF Maicon Douglas  Brazil
6 MF Abdulaziz Al-Kanfari  Saudi Arabia
7 FW Saleh Al Jomhoor  Saudi Arabia
8 MF Hussain Al-Zabdani  Saudi Arabia
9 FW Ousmane Barry  Guinea
10 MF Abdulaziz Al Hotailah  Saudi Arabia
11 MF Basel Al Zoraie  Saudi Arabia
12 MF Kaká Mendes  Brazil
13 FW Mesleh Al-Shaikh  Saudi Arabia
14 MF Jalawy Al-Yami  Saudi Arabia
16 MF Eid Al-Muwallad  Saudi Arabia
17 DF Aseel Abed (on loan from Al-Ittihad)  Saudi Arabia
18 MF Sharfi Al Saleem  Saudi Arabia
20 MF Saleh Al-Harthi  Saudi Arabia
21 FW Mohammed Naif  Saudi Arabia
22 GK Mubarak Al-Najrani  Saudi Arabia
26 DF Mohammed Reeman  Saudi Arabia
27 MF Turki Hammam  Saudi Arabia
30 FW Borhen Hkimi  Tunisia
34 GK Naif Al-Bedidi  Saudi Arabia
66 MF Musaad Awadh  Saudi Arabia
70 DF Ahmed Al-Muwallad  Saudi Arabia
77 FW Sultan Hawsawi (on loan from Al-Wehda)  Saudi Arabia
78 DF Mohammed Al Hatrash  Saudi Arabia
DF Aser Hawsawi (on loan from Al-Nassr)  Saudi Arabia
MF Mubarak Al-Sqoor  Saudi Arabia

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Goalkeeper (association football)

Goalkeeper (association football)

The goal-keeper is a position in association football. It is the most specialised position in the sport. The goalkeeper's main role is to stop the opposing team from scoring. This is accomplished by having the goalkeeper move into the trajectory of the ball to either catch it or direct it further from the vicinity of the goal line. Within the penalty area goalkeepers are allowed to use their hands, giving them the sole rights on the field to handle the ball. The goalkeeper is indicated by wearing a different coloured kit from their teammates and opposition.

Vladimir Stojković (footballer, born 1996)

Vladimir Stojković (footballer, born 1996)

Vladimir Stojković is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Saudi Arabian club Al-Okhdood Club as a goalkeeper.

Portuguese Football Federation

Portuguese Football Federation

The Portuguese Football Federation GOIH ComB is the governing body of football in Portugal. The federation was formed in 1914 as Portuguese Football Union by the three existing regional associations of Lisbon, Portalegre and Porto, before adopting its current name in 1926, and is based in the city of Oeiras. The (FPF) joined FIFA in 1923 and is also a founding member of UEFA.

Defender (association football)

Defender (association football)

In the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield position whose primary role is to stop attacks during the game and prevent the opposition from scoring.

Khaled Al-Maghrabi

Khaled Al-Maghrabi

Khaled Al-Maghrabi is a Saudi Arabian football player who currently plays as a right back for Al-Okhdood.

Saudi Arabian Football Federation

Saudi Arabian Football Federation

The Saudi Arabian Football Federation is the football governing body of Saudi Arabia. Founded in 1956, its responsibilities include administration of club competitions and national teams. The founder of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation is Prince Abdullah bin Faisal Al Saud.

Brazilian Football Confederation

Brazilian Football Confederation

The Brazilian Football Confederation is the governing body of football in Brazil. It was founded on Monday, 8 June 1914, as Federação Brasileira de Sports, and renamed Confederação Brasileira de Desportos in 1916. The football confederation, as known today, separated from other sports associations on 24 September 1979. Between 1914 and 1979 it was the governing body, or at least the international reference, for other olympic sports, such as tennis, athletics, handball, swimming and waterpolo. It currently has the most wins on FIFA world cups, with a total of five.

Midfielder

Midfielder

A midfielder is an outfield position in association football. Midfielders may play an exclusively defensive role, breaking up attacks, and are in that case known as defensive midfielders. As central midfielders often go across boundaries, with mobility and passing ability, they are often referred to as deep-lying midfielders, play-makers, box-to-box midfielders, or holding midfielders. There are also attacking midfielders with limited defensive assignments.

Forward (association football)

Forward (association football)

Forwards are outfield positions in an association football team who play the furthest up the pitch and are therefore most responsible for scoring goals as well as assisting them. As with any attacking player, the role of the forward relies heavily on being able to create space for attack.

Ousmane Barry

Ousmane Barry

Elhadj Ousmane Barry, also known as Pato, is a Guinean international footballer who plays for Al-Okhdood as a centre forward.

Source: "Al-Okhdood Club", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 27th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Okhdood_Club.

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References
  1. ^ "الأخدود - Al-Akhdoud".
  2. ^ "القاسم يتوج الأخدود ببطولة دوري الدرجة الثانية بعد انتصاره على العروبة".
  3. ^ "نادي الأخدود".
  4. ^ "تشكيلة الأخدود".
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