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Al-Hilal

Al-Hilal (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 47 official trophies since its founding in 1957. Al-Hilal has a reputation for being the most widely supported club in Saudi Arabia.

The club's most famous player is Sami Al-Jaber, the longtime star of the Saudi Arabian national football team, and Yousuf Al-Thunayan a player who amazed most football players by his Dribbling. The very well-known Brazilian, Rivelino, played in Al-Hilal from 1978 to 1981.

The nickname, "AL-Zaeem" which means the leaders, came from the fact that it's the leading team in Saudi Arabia . They have over 47 trophies to their name.

History

The Al-Hilal Club was originally known as the Olympic Club during its founding in 1957. The club's name was changed the following year after a 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 .

Club honours

  • Runners-up(10)1976,1980,1981,1983,1987,1993,1995,1997,2006,2007
  • Runners-up(6)1963,1968,1977,1981,1985,1987
  • Runners-up(1)1998
  • Runners-up(4)1986,2002,2003,2008
  • Runners-up(2)1987,1988
  • Runners-up(1)2002
  • Runners-up(1)1989
  • Runners-up(2)1993,1996

* King of Saudi Arabia Cup (1) : 2001

  • Runners-up(3)1987,1992,2000

Continental Record

  • ACC: 2001 - QF; 2000 - Champions; 1999 - QF; 1998 - SF; 1991 - Champions; 1986 - Runners-up
  • ACWC: 2002 - Champions; 1997 - Champions; 1991 - SF
  • ASC: 2002 -Champions; 1997 - Champions

Previous ACL Record

  • 2005: Did not qualify
  • 2004: Group stage
  • 2003: Group stage

2008/2009 squad

Al-Hilal usual starting lineup for 2008–09 season.
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Famous players

Asia

Africa

Europe

South America

 

Managerial history

Dates Name
1957–1975 Unknown
1978-1979 Mário Zagallo
1979–1980 Unknown
1982–1986 Ladislao Kubala
1986–1987 Candinho
1987–1990 Joel Santana
1990–1991 Edson Tavares
1991–1993 Sebastião Lazaroni
1993–1994 Nelsinho Baptista
1994–1995 Antônio Lopes
1995–1996 Willem van Hanegem
1996–1997 Mirko Jozić
1997-1998 Ilie Balaci
1998-2000 Anghel Iordănescu
2000–2001 Safet Sušić
2001–2002 Artur Jorge
2002-2002 Francisco Maturana
2002-2003 Ilie Balaci
2003-2004 Aad de Mos
2004-2006 Marcos Paquetá
2006–2007 José Peseiro
2007–2007 Toninho Cerezo
2007–present Cosmin Olăroiu

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