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.
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 .
|Al-Hilal usual starting lineup for 2008–09 season.|
|1995–1996||Willem van Hanegem|
|2003-2004||Aad de Mos|