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Hajer FC

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Full nameHajer Football Club Al-Hasa
Nickname(s)Sheikh Andiyat Al-Ahsa
Al Sheikh Al Hajrawi
Founded1950; 73 years ago (1950)
GroundPrince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium
Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
Capacity19,096[1]
ChairmanHamad Al-Arifi
ManagerMohammed Al-Ayari
LeagueFirst Division League
2021–22FDL, 4th of 20
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Hajer Football Club (Arabic: نادي هجر) is a professional association football club based in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. The team play in the Prince Faisal bin Fahd League, the second tier of Saudi Arabian football.

Established in 1950, the club is the oldest team in Al-Ahsa. The club have been promoted to the top tier of Saudi Football on 4 different occasions. Hajer have a record 4 First Division titles and have won the Prince Faisal bin Fahd cup once.

The club share their home stadium, Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium, with city rivals Al-Fateh with whom they contest the Ahsa derby with.

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Hofuf

Hofuf

Al-Hofuf is the major urban city in the Al-Ahsa Oasis in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, with a population of 858,395. It is also known for being one of the largest date producers in the world, and for its old souks and palaces.

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 in Saudi Arabia

Football in Saudi Arabia

Football is the most popular sport in Saudi Arabia. Football in Saudi Arabia is governed by the Saudi Arabia Football Federation (SAFF). It was founded in 1956. It administers both the club competitions and the national football teams of Saudi Arabia.

Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium

Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium

Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium is a football stadium in Al-Hasa, Saudi Arabia. It is used mainly for football and hosts the home matches of Al Fateh and Hajer Club of the Saudi Professional League. The stadium has a seating capacity of 19,550 spectators.

History

Hajer Club were founded in the city of Hofuf part of the Al-Ahsa province in 1948 and they are the oldest professional football club in the Al-Ahsa region. The club was officially recognized as a professional football club in the year of 1950. The club was formerly called "Al-Badr" before changing their name to "Hajer".[2]

In the 2010–11 season Hajer finished first in the Saudi First Division and were promoted to the Saudi Professional League for the first time since 1998.

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Honours

[3] Prince Faisal bin Fahd Cup for Division 1 and 2 Teams

  • Winners (1): 2004-05
  • Runners-up (2): 1995–96, 2000–01

Prince Mohammad bin Salman League (Level 2)

Saudi Second Division (Level 3)

  • Winners (1): 2001-02

Current squad

As of 7 September 2021:[4][5]

No Position Player Nation
1 GK Abdulaziz Al-Dawsari  Saudi Arabia
3 DF Munif Doshi  Saudi Arabia
4 DF Fabrício  Brazil
5 DF Ahmed Al-Shamrani  Saudi Arabia
7 MF Hamad Al-Quwaizani  Saudi Arabia
8 MF Ammar Ben Ahmed  Saudi Arabia
9 FW Adriano Pardal  Brazil
10 MF Tiago Real  Brazil
12 DF Ahmed Al-Dagher  Saudi Arabia
14 DF Asaed Al-Dohailan  Saudi Arabia
15 MF Mishari Al-Qarni  Saudi Arabia
17 MF Haitham Al-Khulaif  Saudi Arabia
18 MF Hassan Jaafari  Saudi Arabia
21 MF Hussain Al-Eisa (on loan from Al-Ittihad)  Saudi Arabia
22 GK Abduraouf Al-Daqeel  Saudi Arabia
23 GK Ali Al-Abdulsalam  Saudi Arabia
24 MF Abdulmajeed Al-Saeed (on loan from Al-Adalah)  Saudi Arabia
26 GK Hatem Al-Johani  Saudi Arabia
27 DF Nasser Al-Khalifa  Saudi Arabia
44 DF Omar Al-Botuwaibah  Saudi Arabia
55 MF Mohammed Al-Dawsari  Saudi Arabia
77 FW Hussain Al-Ghasham  Saudi Arabia
88 DF Majed Hazazi  Saudi Arabia
91 FW Nawaf Bo Amer  Saudi Arabia
MF Ahmed Bahusayn  Saudi Arabia
MF Khaled Eid  Saudi Arabia
MF Clarence Bitang  Cameroon
MF Reda Hajhouj  Morocco
FW Jean-Marc Makusu Mundele  DR Congo

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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.

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.

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.

Fabrício (footballer, born February 1990)

Fabrício (footballer, born February 1990)

Fabrício Silva Dornellas is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as either a central or left-sided defender for Saudi Arabian club Hajer.

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.

Ahmed Al-Shamrani

Ahmed Al-Shamrani

Ahmed Al-Shamrani is a Saudi Arabian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Hajer.

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.

Adriano Pardal

Adriano Pardal

Adriano Adriano Antunes de Paula, simply known as Adriano Pardal, is a Brazilian professional footballer playing for Hajer.

Tiago Real

Tiago Real

Tiago Real do Prado, known as Tiago Real, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Saudi Arabian club Hajer.

Administration

The current administration that runs the club is the club-president Hamad Al-Arifi and vice-president Osama Al-Naeem.

Personnel

  • Chairman: Saudi Arabia Sami Al-Melhem
  • Director of football: Serbia Slobodan Ogsananovic
  • Media Officer: Saudi Arabia Ali Al Saeed
  • Head Coach: Saudi Arabia Abdullah Al-Janoubi

Managerial history

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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.

Egypt

Egypt

Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip of Palestine and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. The Gulf of Aqaba in the northeast separates Egypt from Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Cairo is the capital and largest city of Egypt, while Alexandria, the second-largest city, is an important industrial and tourist hub at the Mediterranean coast. At approximately 100 million inhabitants, Egypt is the 14th-most populated country in the world.

Tarek Yehia

Tarek Yehia

Tarek Yehia is an Egyptian former football player and Zamalek former international left winger. He worked as caretaker at Zamalek for many terms.

Montenegro

Montenegro

Montenegro is a country in Southeastern Europe. It is a part of the Balkans and is bordered by Bosnia and Herzegovina to the north, Serbia to the northeast, Kosovo to the east, Albania to the southeast, Croatia to the northwest, and the Adriatic Sea to the west with a coastline of 293.5 km. Podgorica, the capital and largest city, covers 10.4% of Montenegro's territory of 13,812 square kilometres (5,333 sq mi), and is home to roughly 30% of its total population of 621,000. Cetinje is the former royal capital of Montenegro and is the location of several national institutions, including the official residence of the president of Montenegro.

Nebojša Jovović

Nebojša Jovović

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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.

Belgium

Belgium

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Northwestern Europe. The country is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,528 km2 (11,787 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.5 million, making it the 22nd most densely populated country in the world and the 6th most densely populated country in Europe, with a density of 376/km2 (970/sq mi). Belgium is part of an area known as the Low Countries, historically a somewhat larger region than the Benelux group of states, as it also included parts of northern France. The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Liège, Bruges, Namur, and Leuven.

Stéphane Demol

Stéphane Demol

Stéphane Auguste Ernest Demol is a Belgian former professional footballer who played as a central defender, and a current manager.

Source: "Hajer FC", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 28th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hajer_FC.

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References
  1. ^ "Prince Abdullah Bin Jalawi Sport City Stadium". Saudi Pro League Statistics. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  2. ^ "تاريخ هجر". hajerclub.net. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  3. ^ "بعض من منجزات النادي في كرة القدم". Hajer Club. Retrieved 24 April 2007.
  4. ^ "اللاعبين". Hajerclub. Archived from the original on 2019-04-22. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  5. ^ "كووورة: الموقع العربي الرياضي الأول".
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