The Al-Sailiya Sports Club comes from Qatar, more precisely from Doha and they are a professional football team which plays in the Qatar Stars League. The Qatar Stars League is in Qatar what the Premier League is England, namely, the highest national football league.
The club goes back to 1995 when it was founded under the name Al Qadsiya, and only in 2003, did the club changed its name to Al Sailiya. The club struggled to stay in the Qatar Stars League at few occasions and winded up outside the league two times; in 2006 when they occupied the last position in the League but bounced back in 2007/2008 just to be dropped out of the league again. Only after the League expanded to include 14 clubs, did the team manage to hold a strong ranking in the highest Qatar League.
The Al-Sailiya U-19 team proved several times to be the best on the football court by securing sequential victories in 2002/2003 and 2003/2004, whereas the main team got as far as winning the Qatari 2nd Division Cup in 1998, 2005/2006, and 2011. Their other achievements relate to winning promotions which got them back into the Qatar’s A-league back in almost every season.
The Al-Sailiya Personnel
The football team is led by head coach Sami Trabelsi, born in Tunisia. He was a former Tunisian football player who played for the Tunisian national football team back in his days and participated in the 1998 FIFA World Cup. For the most part of his career, he played for the CS Sfaxien, also known as the Juventus of the Arabs. He was also appointed as manager of the Tunisian National Team in 2011, but he soon resigned since the team failed to successfully go through round one at the African National Cup. Since 2013, he has been the coach of Al-Sailiya. Farikh Mussad is the assistant coach and Hicham Jaziri the goalkeeping coach.
The Best Players
Dragos Grigore plays the center-back, and he comes from Romania. The 1.50 million worth player was one of Romania’s finest football players who also dominates the courts in his current Al-Sailiya team.
At the left wing, another Romanian co-player secures the ball from the enemy. His name is Valentin Lazar, who has just recently joined the team in January 2017. His contract ends in June the same year, and whether the team keeps this hotshot, left wing striker stays in the open until the contract expires.
The third outstanding player in the team comes from Uzbekistan T. Abdukholiqov who plays the center-forward position and he also just recently joined the team in January this year. It seems that the team has recently recruited new team members from different countries, perhaps to win the Qatar Stars League finally.