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Al Raed
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Full nameAl Raed Saudi Football Club
Nickname(s)Raed Al Tahadi
Founded1954; 69 years ago (1954)
GroundKing Abdullah Sport City Stadium,
Buraidah, Saudi Arabia
Capacity25,000[1]
ChairmanFahad Al-Motawa'a
ManagerMarius Șumudică
LeaguePro League
2021–22Pro League, 7th of 16
Current season

Al Raed Saudi Football Club (Arabic: نادي الرائد Nādī ar-Rāʾid, "Pioneer Club") is a Saudi football club based in Buraidah, and the first of its kind in the Qassim region of Saudi Arabia.[2] One of the club's notable founders is Abdulaziz Al-Aboudi. Established in 1954, Al Raed have played in the Saudi Pro League, the top division of Saudi football, since 2008.

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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.

Buraidah

Buraidah

Buraidah is the capital and largest city of Al-Qassim Region in north-central Saudi Arabia in the heart of the Arabian Peninsula. Buraydah lies equidistant from the Red Sea to the west and Persian Gulf to the east. Its known for its dates festival which is the biggest in the world with various types of dates. It has been called the city of dates. On November 8, 2021, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization "UNESCO" included the city of Buraidah within the UNESCO Network of Creative Cities, in the field of gastronomy.

Saudi Professional League

Saudi Professional League

The Saudi Pro League, known as the Roshn Saudi League for sponsorship reasons, is the top division of association football in the Saudi Arabian league system. It has been operating as a round-robin tournament from it inaugural season until the 1989–90 season, after that the Saudi Federation decided to merge the football League with the King's Cup in one tournament and the addition of the Golden Box. The Golden Box would be an end of season knockout competition played between the top four teams of the regular league season. These teams would play at a semi-final stage to crown the champions of Saudi Arabia. The league reverted to a round-robin system in the 2007–08 season.

History

The team was able to qualify for the Premier League Saudi Arabia, in 1980–1981. It fought Club K in the qualifiers held in Riyadh. In 1986 it was the first team from the Qassim region to enter the Saudi Premier League. The team repeated this ascension to the Premier League at the end of 1989, 1992, 1998, 2002 and 2007. The Senyhassad junior team reached the Saudi Premier League clubs for juniors in 1999, and in 2003.

Current squad

As of Saudi Professional League:

No. Position Player Nation
1 GK Silviu Lung Jr.  Romania
4 DF Khaled Al-Khathlan  Saudi Arabia
6 MF Abdullah Majrashi  Saudi Arabia
7 MF Abdulmalek Al-Shammeri  Saudi Arabia
8 MF Yahya Al-Shehri  Saudi Arabia
9 FW Raed Al-Ghamdi  Saudi Arabia
10 MF Mohamed Fouzair  Morocco
11 FW Karim El Berkaoui  Morocco
12 DF Mohammed Salem  Saudi Arabia
14 MF Mansor Al-Beshe  Saudi Arabia
15 MF Omar Al-Kreidis  Saudi Arabia
16 MF Abdulaziz Al-Jebreen  Saudi Arabia
17 FW Júlio Tavares  Cape Verde
18 MF Naif Hazazi  Saudi Arabia
19 DF Abdullah Al-Fahad  Saudi Arabia
20 FW Rakan Al-Dosari  Saudi Arabia
23 GK Ahmed Al-Rehaili  Saudi Arabia
27 MF Awadh Khamis  Saudi Arabia
28 DF Pablo Santos  Brazil
32 DF Mohammed Al-Dossari  Saudi Arabia
33 GK Mutlaq Al-Hurayji  Saudi Arabia
41 FW Nawaf Al-Sahli  Saudi Arabia
42 FW Anas Al-Zahrani  Saudi Arabia
44 MF Sultan Al-Farhan  Saudi Arabia
45 MF Yahya Sunbul  Saudi Arabia
50 GK Mashari Sanyoor  Saudi Arabia
66 DF Abdullah Al-Shaflut  Saudi Arabia
74 MF Abdulmohsen Al-Qahtani  Saudi Arabia
82 MF Alexandru Mitriță (on loan from New York City)  Romania
88 MF Damjan Đoković  Croatia
94 DF Mubarak Al-Rajeh  Saudi Arabia

Out on loan

No Position Player Nation
77 FW Rayan Al-Marshoud (on loan to Al-Rayyan)  Saudi Arabia

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Goalkeeper (association football)

Goalkeeper (association football)

The goalkeeper 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.

Silviu Lung Jr.

Silviu Lung Jr.

Silviu Lung is a Romanian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Saudi Professional League club Al-Raed.

Romanian Football Federation

Romanian Football Federation

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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-Khathlan

Khaled Al-Khathlan

Khaled Al-Khathlan is a Saudi Arabian professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Pro League side Al-Raed.

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.

Midfielder

Midfielder

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Abdullah Majrashi (footballer, born 1997)

Abdullah Majrashi (footballer, born 1997)

Abdullah Majrashi is a Saudi Arabian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Saudi Pro League side Al-Raed.

Abdulmalek Al-Shammeri

Abdulmalek Al-Shammeri

Abdulmalek Malwah Al-Shammeri is a Saudi Arabian professional footballer who plays as a winger or left-back for Al-Raed.

Forward (association football)

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Raed Al-Ghamdi

Raed Al-Ghamdi

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Brazil

Brazil

Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in South America and in Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers (3,300,000 sq mi) and with over 217 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the seventh most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the only country in the Americas to have Portuguese as an official language. It is one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world, and the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Saudi Arabia

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Romania

Romania

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Viorel Kraus

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Source: "Al Raed FC", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, February 13th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Raed_FC.

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References
  1. ^ "King Abdullah Sport City Stadium". Saudi Pro League Statistics. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  2. ^ "نادي الرائد". spl.com.sa. Archived from the original on 2016-01-06. Retrieved 28 December 2015.

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