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Saudi Arabia national football team (known by its fans as Al-Saqour which means "The Falcons or The Eagles" or al-Akhdar which means "The Green", or "The 8-0ers" referring to their 2002 World Cup result) is the national team of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , commonly known in British English as Saudi Arabia and in Arabic as as-Sa‘ūdiyyah , is the largest state in Western Asia by land area, constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula, and the second-largest in the Arab World...

 and is controlled by the Saudi Arabia Football Federation
Saudi Arabia Football Federation
The Saudi Arabia Football Federation is the football governing body of Saudi Arabia. Founded in 1956, its responsibilities include administration of club competitions and national teams....

. Considered one of Asia
Asia
Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and with approximately 3.879 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world's current human population...

's most successful national teams, Saudi Arabia has won the Asian
AFC Asian Cup
The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation . It is the second oldest continental football championship in the world after Copa América. The winning team becomes the champion of Asia and automatically qualifies for the FIFA...

 three times (1984
1984 AFC Asian Cup
The 1984 AFC Asian Cup was the eighth edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia . It was hosted by Singapore between December 1 and December 16. The field of ten teams was split into two groups of five...

, 1988
1988 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1988 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar between December 2 and December 18. Saudi Arabia defeated Republic of Korea in the final match in Doha.-Qualification:...

, and 1996) and qualified for the World Cup
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

 four consecutive times ever since debuting at the 1994
1994 FIFA World Cup
The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in nine cities across the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. The United States was chosen as the host by FIFA on July 4, 1988...

 tournament.

In the 1994 World Cup
1994 FIFA World Cup
The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in nine cities across the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. The United States was chosen as the host by FIFA on July 4, 1988...

, Saudi Arabia upset seeded Belgium and beat Morocco
Morocco national football team
The Morocco national football team , nicknamed أسود الأطلس , is the national team of Morocco and is managed by Eric Gerets. Winners of the African Nations Cup in 1976, they were the first African team to win a group at the World Cup, which they did in 1986, finishing ahead of Portugal, Poland, and...

 in the group stage before falling to Sweden
Sweden national football team
The Swedish national football team represents Sweden in association football and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association, the governing body for Football in Sweden. Sweden's home ground is Råsunda Stadium in Stockholms län and their head coach is Erik Hamrén. Sweden made their first...

 in the Round of 16. Saudi Arabia was dismissed in the first round of the next three Cup tournaments.

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup record
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

Year Round Position
  1930
1930 FIFA World Cup
The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the inaugural FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in Uruguay from 13 July to 30 July 1930...

 to
  1974
1974 FIFA World Cup
The 1974 FIFA World Cup, the tenth staging of the World Cup, was held in West Germany from 13 June to 7 July. The tournament marked the first time that the current trophy, the FIFA World Cup Trophy, created by the Italian sculptor Silvio Gazzaniga, was awarded...

Did Not Enter
  1978
1978 FIFA World Cup
The 1978 FIFA World Cup, the 11th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Argentina between 1 June and 25 June. The 1978 World Cup was won by Argentina who beat the Netherlands 3–1 after extra time in the final. This win was the first World Cup title for Argentina, who became the fifth...

 to
  1990
1990 FIFA World Cup
The 1990 FIFA World Cup was the 14th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 8 June to 8 July 1990 in Italy, the second country to host the event twice. Teams representing 116 national football associations from all six populated...

Did Not Qualify
  1994
1994 FIFA World Cup
The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in nine cities across the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. The United States was chosen as the host by FIFA on July 4, 1988...

Round of 16 12 4 2 0 2 5 6
  1998
1998 FIFA World Cup
The 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 16th FIFA World Cup, was held in France from 10 June to 12 July 1998. France was chosen as host nation by FIFA on 2 July 1992. The tournament was won by France, who beat Brazil 3-0 in the final...

Group Stage 28 3 0 1 2 2 7
    2002
2002 FIFA World Cup
The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th staging of the FIFA World Cup, held in South Korea and Japan from 31 May to 30 June. It was also the first World Cup held in Asia, and the last in which the golden goal rule was implemented. Brazil won the tournament for a record fifth time, beating Germany 2–0...

Group Stage 32 3 0 0 3 0 12
  2006
2006 FIFA World Cup
The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six...

Group Stage 28 3 0 1 2 2 7
  2010
2010 FIFA World Cup
The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010...

Did Not Qualify
  2014
2014 FIFA World Cup
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international association football tournament that will take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014....

To Be Determined
  2018
2018 FIFA World Cup
The bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups was the process by which the locations for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups were selected. The process began officially in March 2009; eleven bids from thirteen countries were received, including one which was withdrawn and one that was...

  2022
2022 FIFA World Cup
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the 22nd FIFA World Cup, an international association football tournament that is scheduled to take place in 2022 in Qatar. The competition is scheduled to take place in June and July, although proposals have been made for a winter season. The tournament will involve...

Total Round of 16 4/19 13 2 2 9 9 32

Asian Cup record

AFC Asian Cup Record
AFC Asian Cup
The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation . It is the second oldest continental football championship in the world after Copa América. The winning team becomes the champion of Asia and automatically qualifies for the FIFA...

Year Round
1956
1956 AFC Asian Cup
The 1956 AFC Asian Cup was the inaugural tournament of the AFC Asian Cup. The final tournament was held in Hong Kong from 1 September to 15 September 1956...

 to 1972
1972 AFC Asian Cup
-Semi-finals:----- Third place play-off :-Final:-External links:**...

Did not enter
1976
1976 AFC Asian Cup
-Group B:---------Knockout stage:-Semi-finals:-----Third place play-off:-Final:-Goalscorers:3 goals: Gholam Hossein Mazloumi Nasser Nouraei Fathi Kamel2 goals: Alireza Azizi Alireza Khorshidi Hassan Roshan...

withdrew
1980
1980 AFC Asian Cup
The 1980 AFC Asian Cup was the seventh edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia . It was hosted by Kuwait between September 15 and 30. The field of ten teams was split into two groups of five. Kuwait won their first championship, beating Korea Republic in the final 3-0....

Did not qualify
1984
1984 AFC Asian Cup
The 1984 AFC Asian Cup was the eighth edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia . It was hosted by Singapore between December 1 and December 16. The field of ten teams was split into two groups of five...

Champions
1988
1988 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1988 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar between December 2 and December 18. Saudi Arabia defeated Republic of Korea in the final match in Doha.-Qualification:...

Champions
1992
1992 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1992 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan between October 29 and November 8. The host nation, Japan, defeated the defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final in Hiroshima.-Stadiums:...

Second place
1996
1996 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1996 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in the United Arab Emirates between December 4 and December 21. Saudi Arabia defeated host nation U.A.E. in the final match in Abu Dhabi.-Qualification:...

Champions
2000
2000 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 2000 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Lebanon between October 12 and October 29. Japan defeated defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final match in Beirut.-Qualification:...

Second place
2004
2004 AFC Asian Cup
The 2004 AFC Asian Cup football competition is the thirteenth staging of AFC Asian Cup. It was held from July 17 to August 7, 2004 in China. The defending champions Japan defeated China in the final in Beijing....

Group stage
2007
2007 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 2007 AFC Asian Cup finals were held from July 7 to July 29, 2007. For the first time in its history, the competition was co-hosted by four nations: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The tournament was won by first-time champions Iraq, who defeated Saudi...

Second Place
2011
2011 AFC Asian Cup
The 2011 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar on 7–29 January 2011. It was the fifteenth time the tournament has been held, and the second time it has been hosted by Qatar, the other being the 1988 AFC Asian Cup...

Group stage

Gulf Cup of Nations


3 times Champions (1994
1994 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 12th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in the UAE, in November 1994.The tournament was won by Saudi Arabia for the first timeIraq were banned from the tournament because of invasion of Kuwait in 1990.-Tournament:...

, 2002
2002 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 15th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Saudi Arabia, in January 2002.The tournament was won by Saudi Arabia for the 2nd timeIraq continued to be banned from the tournament because of its invasion of Kuwait in 1990.-Tournament:...

, 2003
2003 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 16th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Kuwait, between December 26 to January 11, 2003. All matches were played Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium.Yemen made their debut in the Gulf Cup of Nations.- Result :- Matches :----------------------------...

)
Gulf Cup of Nations Record
Gulf Cup of Nations
The Gulf Cup of Nations , also known as Khaleeji followed by the edition of the games , is a football tournament currently held every two years rotating the host city every edition...

Year Round
1970
1970 Gulf Cup of Nations
The first Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Bahrain, in March and April 1970.The tournament was won by Kuwait, who beat the hosts Bahrain in the last match to clinch first place.-Tournament:...

Third Place
1972
1972 Gulf Cup of Nations
The second Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Saudi Arabia, in March 1972.The tournament was won by Kuwait, claiming their second title.Bahrain also took part in the competition, but they walked off the field during their match against Saudi Arabia to protest the officiating; they were subsequently...

Runner-Up
1974
1974 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 3rd Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Kuwait, between March 15 to March 29, 1974. All matches were played Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium.The format of the competition was different from 1972, as the finals were expanded from 5 to 6 teams, and therefore there was a new system for the championship,...

Runner-Up
1976
1976 Gulf Cup of Nations
The fourth Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Doha, Qatar from March 25 to April 11 1976.Iraq entered the tournament for the first time.The tournament was won by Kuwait, claiming their fourth title after a playoff game against Iraq when both teams were level on 10 points in the round-robin group...

Fifth Place
1979
1979 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 5th Gulf Cup of Nations 1979 took place from March 23 to April 9 in Baghdad, Capital of Iraq. Originally, this tournament was scheduled in 1978 to take part in Abu Dhabi, but the Emirates withdrew from organizing the tournament. Iraq won the tournament by winning all its games and scoring 23...

Third Place
1982
1982 Gulf Cup of Nations
The sixth Gulf Cup of Nations was held in the UAE, in March 1982.The tournament was won by Kuwait, claiming their 5th title.Iraq also took part in the competition, but they withdrew after their match against the UAE.-Tournament:...

Fourth Place
1984
1984 Gulf Cup of Nations
The Gulf Cup of Nations 1984 took place in Muscat capital of Oman, from March 9, to March 28, 1984. Iraq won this tournament after beating Qatar in the decisive match between the two teams. Both Iraq and Qatar had finished with the same count of points at the round robin tournament earlier...

Third Place
1986
1986 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 8th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in the Manama, Bahrain in March 1986.The tournament was won by Kuwait, claiming their 6th title.-Tournament:...

Third Place
1988
1988 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 1988 Gulf Cup of Nations was the 9th edition of this tournament. It was held between March 2 and March 18, 1988 in Saudi Arabia. It was the second time after 1972, that Saudi Arabia hosted this regional football tournament. The tournament was won by Iraq...

Third Place
1990
1982 Gulf Cup of Nations
The sixth Gulf Cup of Nations was held in the UAE, in March 1982.The tournament was won by Kuwait, claiming their 5th title.Iraq also took part in the competition, but they withdrew after their match against the UAE.-Tournament:...

Withdrew
1992
1992 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 11th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Qatar, in November 1992.The tournament was won by Qatar for the first timeIraq were excluded from the tournament because of invasion of Kuwait-Tournament:...

Third Place
1994
1994 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 12th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in the UAE, in November 1994.The tournament was won by Saudi Arabia for the first timeIraq were banned from the tournament because of invasion of Kuwait in 1990.-Tournament:...

Champions
1996
1996 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 13th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Oman, in October 1996.The tournament was won by Kuwait for the 8th timeIraq continued to be banned from the tournament because of invasion of Kuwait in 1990.-Tournament:...

Third Place
1998
1998 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 14th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Bahrain, in October/November 1998.The tournament was won by Kuwait for the 9th timeIraq continued to be banned from the tournament because of invasion of Kuwait in 1990.-Tournament:...

Runner Up
2002
2002 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 15th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Saudi Arabia, in January 2002.The tournament was won by Saudi Arabia for the 2nd timeIraq continued to be banned from the tournament because of its invasion of Kuwait in 1990.-Tournament:...

Champions
2003
2003 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 16th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Kuwait, between December 26 to January 11, 2003. All matches were played Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium.Yemen made their debut in the Gulf Cup of Nations.- Result :- Matches :----------------------------...

Champions
2004
2004 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 17th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Doha, Qatar in 2004. Qatar turned out the victors and Oman came in runners up in a close match that ended in a penalty kick shootout.- Group A :------------------------- Group B :----------------...

Round 1
2007
2007 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 2007 Arab Gulf Cup of Nations, the 18th edition, took place in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, from January 17, 2007 to January 30, 2007....

Third Place
2009
2009 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 2009 Gulf Cup of Nations was the nineteenth edition of the biannual Gulf Cup competition, and took place in Muscat, Oman, from 4 January to 17 January 2009 and was won by Oman for the first time in its history, in a penalty shootout against regional rivals, Saudi Arabia.The 2009 Gulf Cup of...

Runner Up
2010 Runner Up

Arab Nations Cup


2 times Champions (1998
1998 Arab Nations Cup
The 1998 Arab Nations Cup is the 7th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Qatar, in Doha. Saudi Arabia won their first title.- Qualifying : qualified as hosts. qualified as holders...

, 2002
2002 Arab Nations Cup
The 2002 Arab Nations Cup is the 8th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Kuwait. The defending Champions Saudi Arabia won the title for the 2nd time.- Group A:--------------------- Group B:--------------------...

)
Arab Nations Cup Record
Arab Nations Cup
The Arab Cup of Nations , is a football competition held between Arab countries, the first edition where held in 1963 in Lebanon.-Winners:...

Year Round
1963
1963 Arab Nations Cup
The 1963 Arab Nations Cup is the 1st edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Beirut, Lebanon. Tunisia won the first title of the Arab Nations Cup.-Group:-------------------------External links:*...

 – 1966
1966 Arab Nations Cup
The 1966 Arab Nations Cup is the 3rd edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Baghdad, Iraq. The host nation and defending Champions Iraq won the title for the 2nd time.-Group A:---------------------Group B:------------...

Did not qualify
1985
1985 Arab Nations Cup
The 1985 Arab Nations Cup is the 4th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Taif, Saudi Arabia. The defending champion Iraq won the title for the 3rd time.- Group A :------------- Group B :-------------Knock-out stage:...

Third Place
1988
1988 Arab Nations Cup
The 1988 Arab Nations Cup is the 5th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Amman, Jordan. The defending champion Iraq won the title for the 4th time.-Overview:Algeria and Saudi Arabia did not send their senior national teams to the competition...

Group Stage
1992
1992 Arab Nations Cup
The 1992 Arab Nations Cup is the 6th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Syria, in 2 Provinces Aleppo and Damascus. Egypt won their first title with the Olympic team.- Part of the Pan Arab Games :...

Runner Up
1998
1998 Arab Nations Cup
The 1998 Arab Nations Cup is the 7th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Qatar, in Doha. Saudi Arabia won their first title.- Qualifying : qualified as hosts. qualified as holders...

Champion
2002
2002 Arab Nations Cup
The 2002 Arab Nations Cup is the 8th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Kuwait. The defending Champions Saudi Arabia won the title for the 2nd time.- Group A:--------------------- Group B:--------------------...

Champion
2009
2009 Arab Nations Cup
The Arab Nations Cup 2009 was the 9th staging of the Arab Nations Cup, an association football tournament held between Arab countries by UAFA. The first stage of qualifying began in December 2006, but no further rounds were played and the tournament was cancelled.-Qualifying:* The First qualifying...

Canceled during qualification

Islamic Solidarity Games Record

  • 2005
    Football at the 2005 Islamic Solidarity Games
    Football at the 2005 Islamic Solidarity Games was held in Saudi Arabia from April 9 to April 20, 2005.-Squads:While some of the other countries used their full A national teams, other countries, such as Algeria sent their Under-23 team to the competition....

     : Champions

Coaches


Manager From To
 Egypt Abdul-Rahman Fawzi
Abdulrahman Fawzi
Abdulrahman Fawzi was an Egyptian footballer who played at the 1934 FIFA World Cup. He scored twice for Egypt in their 2-4 loss against Hungary, which was the first time that an African team had competed at the FIFA World Cup...

1957 1962
 Tunisia Ali Chaouach 1962 1970
 Kingdom of England Siktir Baba 1970 1972
 Egypt Taha Ismail 1972 1974
 Egypt Abdo Saleh Washash 1974 1974
 Hungary Ferenc Puskás
Ferenc Puskás
Ferenc Puskás was a Hungarian footballer and manager. He scored 84 goals in 85 international matches for Hungary, and 514 goals in 529 matches in the Hungarian and Spanish leagues. He became Olympic champion in 1952 and was a World Cup finalist in 1954...

1975 1975
 Kingdom of England Bill McGarry
Bill McGarry (footballer)
William Harry "Bill" McGarry was an English international football player and manager.A right-half as a player, he joined Port Vale following the end of World War II, and spent the next six years with the club. He then moved on to Huddersfield Town in 1951, where he would spend the next ten years...

1976 1977
 Kingdom of England Danny Allison 1978 1978
 Kingdom of England David Wallit 1979 1979
 Brazil Rubens Minelli
Rubens Minelli
Rubens Francisco Minelli is a Brazilian former football player and manager.As a player he played for Ypiranga, Nacional , Palmeiras, Taubaté and São Bento, where he ended his career after broken a leg when he was 27....

1980 1980
 Brazil Mario Zagallo
Mário Zagallo
Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo is a Brazilian former football player and manager.-Biography:Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo was born in Maceió, Alagoas, to a family of Lebanese and Italian heritage....

1981 1984
 Saudi Arabia Khalil Ibrahim Al-Zayani
Khalil Ibrahim Al-Zayani
Khalil Al-Zayani is a Saudi Arabian football coach.Khalil Al-Zayani is part of Al-Zayani family residing in Dammam city in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.-Career:...

1984 1986
 Uruguay Kosia Tastilo 1986 1986
 Brazil Osvaldo
Osvaldo
Osvaldo is a given name:*Osvaldo Ardiles , an Argentine football player and coach*Osvaldo Bagnoli, an Italian football coach*Osvaldo Brandão, a Brazilian football coach...

1987 1987
 Brazil Carlos Galletti 1988 1988
 Uruguay Omar Borras
Omar Borrás
Omar Borrás is a former Uruguayan football coach.He was the coach of the Uruguay national football team at the 1986 FIFA World Cup. During that tournament, he was banned from the sidelines for their second round match against Argentina due to Uruguay's rough play for their previous game against...

1988 1988
 Brazil Carlos Alberto Parreira
Carlos Alberto Parreira
Carlos Alberto Gomes Parreira is a Brazilian former football manager. He managed Brazil to championships at the 1994 World Cup, the 2004 Copa América, and the 2005 Confederations Cup...

1988 1990
 Turkey Metin Türel
Metin Türel
Metin Türel is a Turkish football coach. Türel almost coached every team in Turkey, he also coached the Turkey national football team from 1977 to 1978...

1990 1990
 Brazil Caldinho Garcia 1992 1992
 Brazil Veloso
Veloso
Veloso is a Portuguese surname that means "hairy"*Diogo Veloso, a Portuguese explorer*Caetano Veloso, a Brazilian composer and singer*Juliana Veloso, a Brazilian diver*Miguel Veloso, a Portuguese midfielder playing for Genoa C.F.C.....

1992 1992
 Brazil Candinho
Candinho
José Cândido Sotto Maior usually known Candinho is a Brazilian football manager.-References:*...

1993 1993
 Netherlands Leo Beenhakker
Leo Beenhakker
Leo Beenhakker is an international Dutch football coach, who is the current Sports Director of Újpest FC.- Coaching career :...

1993 1994
 Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al-Kharashy
Mohammed Al-Kharashy
Mohammed Al-Kharashy is a football manager from Saudi Arabia.In the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals, he took charge of the Saudi Arabia national football team for their final group match, after original manager Carlos Alberto Parreira was fired after two losses and saw the team eliminated from...

1994 1994
 Brazil Ivo Wortmann
Ivo Wortmann
Ivo Ardais Wortmann, better known as Ivo Wortmann , is a former professional soccer player and currently a professional soccer coach in Brazil.Ivo Wortmann was a defensive midfielder as a player...

1994 1994
 Argentina Jorge Solari
Jorge Solari
Jorge Raúl Solari, is a former Argentine football player and manager.-Playing career:Solari, nicknamed "El Indio" , played for several clubs in Argentina, he started his career with Newell's Old Boys in 1960. In 1962 he signed for Vélez Sársfield and in 1964 he joined River Plate...

1994 1994
 Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al-Kharashy
Mohammed Al-Kharashy
Mohammed Al-Kharashy is a football manager from Saudi Arabia.In the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals, he took charge of the Saudi Arabia national football team for their final group match, after original manager Carlos Alberto Parreira was fired after two losses and saw the team eliminated from...

1995 1995
 Brazil Ze Mario
Zé Mario
José Mário de Almeida Barros, is a Brazilian football manager. He formerly coached the Al-Arabi Sports Club in Qatar.-Career:...

1995 1996
 Portugal Eduardo Vingada/Nelo Vingada
Nelo Vingada
Eduardo Manuel Martinho Vingada, known as Nelo Vingada is a Portuguese football manager who currently manages Chinese Super League team Dalian Shide F.C.-Coaching career:...

1996 1997
 Spain Hansel Waldem/Hansel Waldem 1996 1997
 Germany Otto Pfister
Otto Pfister
Otto Pfister is a German football manager, and one of Germany's most successful coaching exports, voted Africa's Manager of the Year in 1992. He has been to four African Cup of Nations competitions with Upper Volta , Zaire, Cameroon and Ghana) and reached the African Cup of Nations final twice,...

1998 1998
 Brazil Carlos Alberto Parreira
Carlos Alberto Parreira
Carlos Alberto Gomes Parreira is a Brazilian former football manager. He managed Brazil to championships at the 1994 World Cup, the 2004 Copa América, and the 2005 Confederations Cup...

1998 1998
 Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al-Kharashy
Mohammed Al-Kharashy
Mohammed Al-Kharashy is a football manager from Saudi Arabia.In the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals, he took charge of the Saudi Arabia national football team for their final group match, after original manager Carlos Alberto Parreira was fired after two losses and saw the team eliminated from...

June 1998 June 1998
 Germany Otto Pfister
Otto Pfister
Otto Pfister is a German football manager, and one of Germany's most successful coaching exports, voted Africa's Manager of the Year in 1992. He has been to four African Cup of Nations competitions with Upper Volta , Zaire, Cameroon and Ghana) and reached the African Cup of Nations final twice,...

1999 Feb 1999
 Czech Republic Milan Máčala
Milan Mácala
Milan Máčala is a Czech football coach who coached various clubs in the Czech Republic and worldwide.He has previously coached in the area with the national teams of Oman, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, winning the Gulf Cup of Nations with the latter in 1996 and 1998...

May 1999 2000
 Saudi Arabia Nasser Al Johar 2000 2000
 Serbia and Montenegro Slobodan Santrac
Slobodan Santrac
Slobodan Santrač is a retired Serbian football player and currently manager of Chinese Super League side Shaanxi Renhe Commercial Chanba F.C.....

Aug 2001 Aug 2001
 Saudi Arabia Nasser Al Johar Aug 2001 July 2002
 Netherlands Gerard van der Lem
Gerard van der Lem
Gerard van der Lem is a retired football winger from the Netherlands, who made his professional debut for FC Amsterdam on August 12, 1973 against PSV Eindhoven...

Aug 2002 Aug 2004
 Netherlands Martin Koopman
Martin Koopman
Martin Koopman is a former football midfielder from the Netherlands, who played for Go Ahead Eagles, FC Twente and Cambuur Leeuwarden. He later on became a football manager.-References:...

2002 2002
 Saudi Arabia Nasser Al Johar Sep 2004 Nov 2004
 Argentina Gabriel Calderon
Gabriel Calderón
Gabriel Humberto Calderón is a former Argentine football midfielder.Calderón played in several teams including Argentine Racing Club de Avellaneda and Club Atlético Independiente, Spanish Real Betis and French Paris Saint-Germain...

Nov 2004 Dec 2005
 Brazil Marcos Paqueta
Marcos Paquetá
Marcos César Dias de Castro, better known as "Marcos Paquetá", born 27 August 1958 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is the current coach of the Libya national football team...

2006 2007
 Brazil Helio dos Anjos March 2007 June 2008
 Saudi Arabia Nasser Al Johar June 2008 February 2009
 Portugal José Peseiro
José Peseiro
José Vítor dos Santos Peseiro is a football manager, who most notably served as an assistant for Carlos Queiroz during his Real Madrid tenure and as a manager for Sporting until his resignation in October 2005....

February 2009 January 2011
 Saudi Arabia Nasser Al Johar January 2011 February 2011
 Brazil Rogério Lourenço
Rogério Lourenço
Rogério Moraes Lourenço or simply Rogério Lourenço , is a Brazilian football manager and former centre back.He has managed Saudi Arabia Under-20 team since 28 March 2011.-As a player: Flamengo...

June 2011 July 2011
 Netherlands Frank Rijkaard
Frank Rijkaard
Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard is a Dutch football manager of Dutch and Surinamese descent and former player. Rijkaard has played for Ajax, Real Zaragoza and Milan, and represented his national side 73 times, scoring 10 goals. In his coaching career, he has been at the helm of the Dutch national side,...

Aug 2011 Present

Current squad


The following players were named by Frank Rijkaard
Frank Rijkaard
Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard is a Dutch football manager of Dutch and Surinamese descent and former player. Rijkaard has played for Ajax, Real Zaragoza and Milan, and represented his national side 73 times, scoring 10 goals. In his coaching career, he has been at the helm of the Dutch national side,...

 for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

 against Thailand
Thailand national football team
The Thailand national football team represents Thailand in international football competition and is governed by the Football Association of Thailand. The team has a history of success in Southeast Asian competition, with three ASEAN Football Championship titles and nine senior-level Southeast...

 on 11 November, and Oman
Oman national football team
The Oman national football team is the national team of Oman. Although the team was officially founded in 1978, the squad was formed long before, and has established a proper football association in only December, 2005...

 on 15 November 2011.

Caps and goals updated as November 15, 2011.

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Kit Providers

  • Admiral (1970's-early 80's)
  • Adidas (1984)
  • Michel Platini 1988
  • Adidas (1992)
  • Shammel (1993–2000)
  • Adidas
    Adidas
    Adidas AG is a German sports apparel manufacturer and parent company of the Adidas Group, which consists of the Reebok sportswear company, TaylorMade-Adidas golf company , and Rockport...

     (2001–2003)
  • Puma (2003–2011)
  • Nike
    Nike, Inc.
    Nike, Inc. is a major publicly traded sportswear and equipment supplier based in the United States. The company is headquartered near Beaverton, Oregon, which is part of the Portland metropolitan area...

     (2011–present)

Titles



Saudi Arabia national football team (known by its fans as Al-Saqour which means "The Falcons or The Eagles" or al-Akhdar which means "The Green", or "The 8-0ers" referring to their 2002 World Cup result) is the national team of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , commonly known in British English as Saudi Arabia and in Arabic as as-Sa‘ūdiyyah , is the largest state in Western Asia by land area, constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula, and the second-largest in the Arab World...

 and is controlled by the Saudi Arabia Football Federation
Saudi Arabia Football Federation
The Saudi Arabia Football Federation is the football governing body of Saudi Arabia. Founded in 1956, its responsibilities include administration of club competitions and national teams....

. Considered one of Asia
Asia
Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and with approximately 3.879 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world's current human population...

's most successful national teams, Saudi Arabia has won the Asian
AFC Asian Cup
The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation . It is the second oldest continental football championship in the world after Copa América. The winning team becomes the champion of Asia and automatically qualifies for the FIFA...

 three times (1984
1984 AFC Asian Cup
The 1984 AFC Asian Cup was the eighth edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia . It was hosted by Singapore between December 1 and December 16. The field of ten teams was split into two groups of five...

, 1988
1988 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1988 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar between December 2 and December 18. Saudi Arabia defeated Republic of Korea in the final match in Doha.-Qualification:...

, and 1996) and qualified for the World Cup
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

 four consecutive times ever since debuting at the 1994
1994 FIFA World Cup
The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in nine cities across the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. The United States was chosen as the host by FIFA on July 4, 1988...

 tournament.

In the 1994 World Cup
1994 FIFA World Cup
The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in nine cities across the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. The United States was chosen as the host by FIFA on July 4, 1988...

, Saudi Arabia upset seeded Belgium and beat Morocco
Morocco national football team
The Morocco national football team , nicknamed أسود الأطلس , is the national team of Morocco and is managed by Eric Gerets. Winners of the African Nations Cup in 1976, they were the first African team to win a group at the World Cup, which they did in 1986, finishing ahead of Portugal, Poland, and...

 in the group stage before falling to Sweden
Sweden national football team
The Swedish national football team represents Sweden in association football and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association, the governing body for Football in Sweden. Sweden's home ground is Råsunda Stadium in Stockholms län and their head coach is Erik Hamrén. Sweden made their first...

 in the Round of 16. Saudi Arabia was dismissed in the first round of the next three Cup tournaments.

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup record
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

Year Round Position
  1930
1930 FIFA World Cup
The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the inaugural FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in Uruguay from 13 July to 30 July 1930...

 to
  1974
1974 FIFA World Cup
The 1974 FIFA World Cup, the tenth staging of the World Cup, was held in West Germany from 13 June to 7 July. The tournament marked the first time that the current trophy, the FIFA World Cup Trophy, created by the Italian sculptor Silvio Gazzaniga, was awarded...

Did Not Enter
  1978
1978 FIFA World Cup
The 1978 FIFA World Cup, the 11th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Argentina between 1 June and 25 June. The 1978 World Cup was won by Argentina who beat the Netherlands 3–1 after extra time in the final. This win was the first World Cup title for Argentina, who became the fifth...

 to
  1990
1990 FIFA World Cup
The 1990 FIFA World Cup was the 14th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 8 June to 8 July 1990 in Italy, the second country to host the event twice. Teams representing 116 national football associations from all six populated...

Did Not Qualify
  1994
1994 FIFA World Cup
The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in nine cities across the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. The United States was chosen as the host by FIFA on July 4, 1988...

Round of 16 12 4 2 0 2 5 6
  1998
1998 FIFA World Cup
The 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 16th FIFA World Cup, was held in France from 10 June to 12 July 1998. France was chosen as host nation by FIFA on 2 July 1992. The tournament was won by France, who beat Brazil 3-0 in the final...

Group Stage 28 3 0 1 2 2 7
    2002
2002 FIFA World Cup
The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th staging of the FIFA World Cup, held in South Korea and Japan from 31 May to 30 June. It was also the first World Cup held in Asia, and the last in which the golden goal rule was implemented. Brazil won the tournament for a record fifth time, beating Germany 2–0...

Group Stage 32 3 0 0 3 0 12
  2006
2006 FIFA World Cup
The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six...

Group Stage 28 3 0 1 2 2 7
  2010
2010 FIFA World Cup
The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010...

Did Not Qualify
  2014
2014 FIFA World Cup
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international association football tournament that will take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014....

To Be Determined
  2018
2018 FIFA World Cup
The bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups was the process by which the locations for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups were selected. The process began officially in March 2009; eleven bids from thirteen countries were received, including one which was withdrawn and one that was...

  2022
2022 FIFA World Cup
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the 22nd FIFA World Cup, an international association football tournament that is scheduled to take place in 2022 in Qatar. The competition is scheduled to take place in June and July, although proposals have been made for a winter season. The tournament will involve...

Total Round of 16 4/19 13 2 2 9 9 32

Asian Cup record

AFC Asian Cup Record
AFC Asian Cup
The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation . It is the second oldest continental football championship in the world after Copa América. The winning team becomes the champion of Asia and automatically qualifies for the FIFA...

Year Round
1956
1956 AFC Asian Cup
The 1956 AFC Asian Cup was the inaugural tournament of the AFC Asian Cup. The final tournament was held in Hong Kong from 1 September to 15 September 1956...

 to 1972
1972 AFC Asian Cup
-Semi-finals:----- Third place play-off :-Final:-External links:**...

Did not enter
1976
1976 AFC Asian Cup
-Group B:---------Knockout stage:-Semi-finals:-----Third place play-off:-Final:-Goalscorers:3 goals: Gholam Hossein Mazloumi Nasser Nouraei Fathi Kamel2 goals: Alireza Azizi Alireza Khorshidi Hassan Roshan...

withdrew
1980
1980 AFC Asian Cup
The 1980 AFC Asian Cup was the seventh edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia . It was hosted by Kuwait between September 15 and 30. The field of ten teams was split into two groups of five. Kuwait won their first championship, beating Korea Republic in the final 3-0....

Did not qualify
1984
1984 AFC Asian Cup
The 1984 AFC Asian Cup was the eighth edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia . It was hosted by Singapore between December 1 and December 16. The field of ten teams was split into two groups of five...

Champions
1988
1988 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1988 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar between December 2 and December 18. Saudi Arabia defeated Republic of Korea in the final match in Doha.-Qualification:...

Champions
1992
1992 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1992 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan between October 29 and November 8. The host nation, Japan, defeated the defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final in Hiroshima.-Stadiums:...

Second place
1996
1996 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1996 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in the United Arab Emirates between December 4 and December 21. Saudi Arabia defeated host nation U.A.E. in the final match in Abu Dhabi.-Qualification:...

Champions
2000
2000 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 2000 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Lebanon between October 12 and October 29. Japan defeated defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final match in Beirut.-Qualification:...

Second place
2004
2004 AFC Asian Cup
The 2004 AFC Asian Cup football competition is the thirteenth staging of AFC Asian Cup. It was held from July 17 to August 7, 2004 in China. The defending champions Japan defeated China in the final in Beijing....

Group stage
2007
2007 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 2007 AFC Asian Cup finals were held from July 7 to July 29, 2007. For the first time in its history, the competition was co-hosted by four nations: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The tournament was won by first-time champions Iraq, who defeated Saudi...

Second Place
2011
2011 AFC Asian Cup
The 2011 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar on 7–29 January 2011. It was the fifteenth time the tournament has been held, and the second time it has been hosted by Qatar, the other being the 1988 AFC Asian Cup...

Group stage

Gulf Cup of Nations


3 times Champions (1994
1994 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 12th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in the UAE, in November 1994.The tournament was won by Saudi Arabia for the first timeIraq were banned from the tournament because of invasion of Kuwait in 1990.-Tournament:...

, 2002
2002 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 15th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Saudi Arabia, in January 2002.The tournament was won by Saudi Arabia for the 2nd timeIraq continued to be banned from the tournament because of its invasion of Kuwait in 1990.-Tournament:...

, 2003
2003 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 16th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Kuwait, between December 26 to January 11, 2003. All matches were played Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium.Yemen made their debut in the Gulf Cup of Nations.- Result :- Matches :----------------------------...

)
Gulf Cup of Nations Record
Gulf Cup of Nations
The Gulf Cup of Nations , also known as Khaleeji followed by the edition of the games , is a football tournament currently held every two years rotating the host city every edition...

Year Round
1970
1970 Gulf Cup of Nations
The first Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Bahrain, in March and April 1970.The tournament was won by Kuwait, who beat the hosts Bahrain in the last match to clinch first place.-Tournament:...

Third Place
1972
1972 Gulf Cup of Nations
The second Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Saudi Arabia, in March 1972.The tournament was won by Kuwait, claiming their second title.Bahrain also took part in the competition, but they walked off the field during their match against Saudi Arabia to protest the officiating; they were subsequently...

Runner-Up
1974
1974 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 3rd Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Kuwait, between March 15 to March 29, 1974. All matches were played Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium.The format of the competition was different from 1972, as the finals were expanded from 5 to 6 teams, and therefore there was a new system for the championship,...

Runner-Up
1976
1976 Gulf Cup of Nations
The fourth Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Doha, Qatar from March 25 to April 11 1976.Iraq entered the tournament for the first time.The tournament was won by Kuwait, claiming their fourth title after a playoff game against Iraq when both teams were level on 10 points in the round-robin group...

Fifth Place
1979
1979 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 5th Gulf Cup of Nations 1979 took place from March 23 to April 9 in Baghdad, Capital of Iraq. Originally, this tournament was scheduled in 1978 to take part in Abu Dhabi, but the Emirates withdrew from organizing the tournament. Iraq won the tournament by winning all its games and scoring 23...

Third Place
1982
1982 Gulf Cup of Nations
The sixth Gulf Cup of Nations was held in the UAE, in March 1982.The tournament was won by Kuwait, claiming their 5th title.Iraq also took part in the competition, but they withdrew after their match against the UAE.-Tournament:...

Fourth Place
1984
1984 Gulf Cup of Nations
The Gulf Cup of Nations 1984 took place in Muscat capital of Oman, from March 9, to March 28, 1984. Iraq won this tournament after beating Qatar in the decisive match between the two teams. Both Iraq and Qatar had finished with the same count of points at the round robin tournament earlier...

Third Place
1986
1986 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 8th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in the Manama, Bahrain in March 1986.The tournament was won by Kuwait, claiming their 6th title.-Tournament:...

Third Place
1988
1988 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 1988 Gulf Cup of Nations was the 9th edition of this tournament. It was held between March 2 and March 18, 1988 in Saudi Arabia. It was the second time after 1972, that Saudi Arabia hosted this regional football tournament. The tournament was won by Iraq...

Third Place
1990
1982 Gulf Cup of Nations
The sixth Gulf Cup of Nations was held in the UAE, in March 1982.The tournament was won by Kuwait, claiming their 5th title.Iraq also took part in the competition, but they withdrew after their match against the UAE.-Tournament:...

Withdrew
1992
1992 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 11th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Qatar, in November 1992.The tournament was won by Qatar for the first timeIraq were excluded from the tournament because of invasion of Kuwait-Tournament:...

Third Place
1994
1994 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 12th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in the UAE, in November 1994.The tournament was won by Saudi Arabia for the first timeIraq were banned from the tournament because of invasion of Kuwait in 1990.-Tournament:...

Champions
1996
1996 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 13th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Oman, in October 1996.The tournament was won by Kuwait for the 8th timeIraq continued to be banned from the tournament because of invasion of Kuwait in 1990.-Tournament:...

Third Place
1998
1998 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 14th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Bahrain, in October/November 1998.The tournament was won by Kuwait for the 9th timeIraq continued to be banned from the tournament because of invasion of Kuwait in 1990.-Tournament:...

Runner Up
2002
2002 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 15th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Saudi Arabia, in January 2002.The tournament was won by Saudi Arabia for the 2nd timeIraq continued to be banned from the tournament because of its invasion of Kuwait in 1990.-Tournament:...

Champions
2003
2003 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 16th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Kuwait, between December 26 to January 11, 2003. All matches were played Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium.Yemen made their debut in the Gulf Cup of Nations.- Result :- Matches :----------------------------...

Champions
2004
2004 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 17th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Doha, Qatar in 2004. Qatar turned out the victors and Oman came in runners up in a close match that ended in a penalty kick shootout.- Group A :------------------------- Group B :----------------...

Round 1
2007
2007 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 2007 Arab Gulf Cup of Nations, the 18th edition, took place in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, from January 17, 2007 to January 30, 2007....

Third Place
2009
2009 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 2009 Gulf Cup of Nations was the nineteenth edition of the biannual Gulf Cup competition, and took place in Muscat, Oman, from 4 January to 17 January 2009 and was won by Oman for the first time in its history, in a penalty shootout against regional rivals, Saudi Arabia.The 2009 Gulf Cup of...

Runner Up
2010 Runner Up

Arab Nations Cup


2 times Champions (1998
1998 Arab Nations Cup
The 1998 Arab Nations Cup is the 7th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Qatar, in Doha. Saudi Arabia won their first title.- Qualifying : qualified as hosts. qualified as holders...

, 2002
2002 Arab Nations Cup
The 2002 Arab Nations Cup is the 8th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Kuwait. The defending Champions Saudi Arabia won the title for the 2nd time.- Group A:--------------------- Group B:--------------------...

)
Arab Nations Cup Record
Arab Nations Cup
The Arab Cup of Nations , is a football competition held between Arab countries, the first edition where held in 1963 in Lebanon.-Winners:...

Year Round
1963
1963 Arab Nations Cup
The 1963 Arab Nations Cup is the 1st edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Beirut, Lebanon. Tunisia won the first title of the Arab Nations Cup.-Group:-------------------------External links:*...

 – 1966
1966 Arab Nations Cup
The 1966 Arab Nations Cup is the 3rd edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Baghdad, Iraq. The host nation and defending Champions Iraq won the title for the 2nd time.-Group A:---------------------Group B:------------...

Did not qualify
1985
1985 Arab Nations Cup
The 1985 Arab Nations Cup is the 4th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Taif, Saudi Arabia. The defending champion Iraq won the title for the 3rd time.- Group A :------------- Group B :-------------Knock-out stage:...

Third Place
1988
1988 Arab Nations Cup
The 1988 Arab Nations Cup is the 5th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Amman, Jordan. The defending champion Iraq won the title for the 4th time.-Overview:Algeria and Saudi Arabia did not send their senior national teams to the competition...

Group Stage
1992
1992 Arab Nations Cup
The 1992 Arab Nations Cup is the 6th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Syria, in 2 Provinces Aleppo and Damascus. Egypt won their first title with the Olympic team.- Part of the Pan Arab Games :...

Runner Up
1998
1998 Arab Nations Cup
The 1998 Arab Nations Cup is the 7th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Qatar, in Doha. Saudi Arabia won their first title.- Qualifying : qualified as hosts. qualified as holders...

Champion
2002
2002 Arab Nations Cup
The 2002 Arab Nations Cup is the 8th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Kuwait. The defending Champions Saudi Arabia won the title for the 2nd time.- Group A:--------------------- Group B:--------------------...

Champion
2009
2009 Arab Nations Cup
The Arab Nations Cup 2009 was the 9th staging of the Arab Nations Cup, an association football tournament held between Arab countries by UAFA. The first stage of qualifying began in December 2006, but no further rounds were played and the tournament was cancelled.-Qualifying:* The First qualifying...

Canceled during qualification

Islamic Solidarity Games Record

  • 2005
    Football at the 2005 Islamic Solidarity Games
    Football at the 2005 Islamic Solidarity Games was held in Saudi Arabia from April 9 to April 20, 2005.-Squads:While some of the other countries used their full A national teams, other countries, such as Algeria sent their Under-23 team to the competition....

     : Champions

Coaches


Manager From To
 Egypt Abdul-Rahman Fawzi
Abdulrahman Fawzi
Abdulrahman Fawzi was an Egyptian footballer who played at the 1934 FIFA World Cup. He scored twice for Egypt in their 2-4 loss against Hungary, which was the first time that an African team had competed at the FIFA World Cup...

1957 1962
 Tunisia Ali Chaouach 1962 1970
 Kingdom of England Siktir Baba 1970 1972
 Egypt Taha Ismail 1972 1974
 Egypt Abdo Saleh Washash 1974 1974
 Hungary Ferenc Puskás
Ferenc Puskás
Ferenc Puskás was a Hungarian footballer and manager. He scored 84 goals in 85 international matches for Hungary, and 514 goals in 529 matches in the Hungarian and Spanish leagues. He became Olympic champion in 1952 and was a World Cup finalist in 1954...

1975 1975
 Kingdom of England Bill McGarry
Bill McGarry (footballer)
William Harry "Bill" McGarry was an English international football player and manager.A right-half as a player, he joined Port Vale following the end of World War II, and spent the next six years with the club. He then moved on to Huddersfield Town in 1951, where he would spend the next ten years...

1976 1977
 Kingdom of England Danny Allison 1978 1978
 Kingdom of England David Wallit 1979 1979
 Brazil Rubens Minelli
Rubens Minelli
Rubens Francisco Minelli is a Brazilian former football player and manager.As a player he played for Ypiranga, Nacional , Palmeiras, Taubaté and São Bento, where he ended his career after broken a leg when he was 27....

1980 1980
 Brazil Mario Zagallo
Mário Zagallo
Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo is a Brazilian former football player and manager.-Biography:Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo was born in Maceió, Alagoas, to a family of Lebanese and Italian heritage....

1981 1984
 Saudi Arabia Khalil Ibrahim Al-Zayani
Khalil Ibrahim Al-Zayani
Khalil Al-Zayani is a Saudi Arabian football coach.Khalil Al-Zayani is part of Al-Zayani family residing in Dammam city in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.-Career:...

1984 1986
 Uruguay Kosia Tastilo 1986 1986
 Brazil Osvaldo
Osvaldo
Osvaldo is a given name:*Osvaldo Ardiles , an Argentine football player and coach*Osvaldo Bagnoli, an Italian football coach*Osvaldo Brandão, a Brazilian football coach...

1987 1987
 Brazil Carlos Galletti 1988 1988
 Uruguay Omar Borras
Omar Borrás
Omar Borrás is a former Uruguayan football coach.He was the coach of the Uruguay national football team at the 1986 FIFA World Cup. During that tournament, he was banned from the sidelines for their second round match against Argentina due to Uruguay's rough play for their previous game against...

1988 1988
 Brazil Carlos Alberto Parreira
Carlos Alberto Parreira
Carlos Alberto Gomes Parreira is a Brazilian former football manager. He managed Brazil to championships at the 1994 World Cup, the 2004 Copa América, and the 2005 Confederations Cup...

1988 1990
 Turkey Metin Türel
Metin Türel
Metin Türel is a Turkish football coach. Türel almost coached every team in Turkey, he also coached the Turkey national football team from 1977 to 1978...

1990 1990
 Brazil Caldinho Garcia 1992 1992
 Brazil Veloso
Veloso
Veloso is a Portuguese surname that means "hairy"*Diogo Veloso, a Portuguese explorer*Caetano Veloso, a Brazilian composer and singer*Juliana Veloso, a Brazilian diver*Miguel Veloso, a Portuguese midfielder playing for Genoa C.F.C.....

1992 1992
 Brazil Candinho
Candinho
José Cândido Sotto Maior usually known Candinho is a Brazilian football manager.-References:*...

1993 1993
 Netherlands Leo Beenhakker
Leo Beenhakker
Leo Beenhakker is an international Dutch football coach, who is the current Sports Director of Újpest FC.- Coaching career :...

1993 1994
 Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al-Kharashy
Mohammed Al-Kharashy
Mohammed Al-Kharashy is a football manager from Saudi Arabia.In the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals, he took charge of the Saudi Arabia national football team for their final group match, after original manager Carlos Alberto Parreira was fired after two losses and saw the team eliminated from...

1994 1994
 Brazil Ivo Wortmann
Ivo Wortmann
Ivo Ardais Wortmann, better known as Ivo Wortmann , is a former professional soccer player and currently a professional soccer coach in Brazil.Ivo Wortmann was a defensive midfielder as a player...

1994 1994
 Argentina Jorge Solari
Jorge Solari
Jorge Raúl Solari, is a former Argentine football player and manager.-Playing career:Solari, nicknamed "El Indio" , played for several clubs in Argentina, he started his career with Newell's Old Boys in 1960. In 1962 he signed for Vélez Sársfield and in 1964 he joined River Plate...

1994 1994
 Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al-Kharashy
Mohammed Al-Kharashy
Mohammed Al-Kharashy is a football manager from Saudi Arabia.In the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals, he took charge of the Saudi Arabia national football team for their final group match, after original manager Carlos Alberto Parreira was fired after two losses and saw the team eliminated from...

1995 1995
 Brazil Ze Mario
Zé Mario
José Mário de Almeida Barros, is a Brazilian football manager. He formerly coached the Al-Arabi Sports Club in Qatar.-Career:...

1995 1996
 Portugal Eduardo Vingada/Nelo Vingada
Nelo Vingada
Eduardo Manuel Martinho Vingada, known as Nelo Vingada is a Portuguese football manager who currently manages Chinese Super League team Dalian Shide F.C.-Coaching career:...

1996 1997
 Spain Hansel Waldem/Hansel Waldem 1996 1997
 Germany Otto Pfister
Otto Pfister
Otto Pfister is a German football manager, and one of Germany's most successful coaching exports, voted Africa's Manager of the Year in 1992. He has been to four African Cup of Nations competitions with Upper Volta , Zaire, Cameroon and Ghana) and reached the African Cup of Nations final twice,...

1998 1998
 Brazil Carlos Alberto Parreira
Carlos Alberto Parreira
Carlos Alberto Gomes Parreira is a Brazilian former football manager. He managed Brazil to championships at the 1994 World Cup, the 2004 Copa América, and the 2005 Confederations Cup...

1998 1998
 Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al-Kharashy
Mohammed Al-Kharashy
Mohammed Al-Kharashy is a football manager from Saudi Arabia.In the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals, he took charge of the Saudi Arabia national football team for their final group match, after original manager Carlos Alberto Parreira was fired after two losses and saw the team eliminated from...

June 1998 June 1998
 Germany Otto Pfister
Otto Pfister
Otto Pfister is a German football manager, and one of Germany's most successful coaching exports, voted Africa's Manager of the Year in 1992. He has been to four African Cup of Nations competitions with Upper Volta , Zaire, Cameroon and Ghana) and reached the African Cup of Nations final twice,...

1999 Feb 1999
 Czech Republic Milan Máčala
Milan Mácala
Milan Máčala is a Czech football coach who coached various clubs in the Czech Republic and worldwide.He has previously coached in the area with the national teams of Oman, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, winning the Gulf Cup of Nations with the latter in 1996 and 1998...

May 1999 2000
 Saudi Arabia Nasser Al Johar 2000 2000
 Serbia and Montenegro Slobodan Santrac
Slobodan Santrac
Slobodan Santrač is a retired Serbian football player and currently manager of Chinese Super League side Shaanxi Renhe Commercial Chanba F.C.....

Aug 2001 Aug 2001
 Saudi Arabia Nasser Al Johar Aug 2001 July 2002
 Netherlands Gerard van der Lem
Gerard van der Lem
Gerard van der Lem is a retired football winger from the Netherlands, who made his professional debut for FC Amsterdam on August 12, 1973 against PSV Eindhoven...

Aug 2002 Aug 2004
 Netherlands Martin Koopman
Martin Koopman
Martin Koopman is a former football midfielder from the Netherlands, who played for Go Ahead Eagles, FC Twente and Cambuur Leeuwarden. He later on became a football manager.-References:...

2002 2002
 Saudi Arabia Nasser Al Johar Sep 2004 Nov 2004
 Argentina Gabriel Calderon
Gabriel Calderón
Gabriel Humberto Calderón is a former Argentine football midfielder.Calderón played in several teams including Argentine Racing Club de Avellaneda and Club Atlético Independiente, Spanish Real Betis and French Paris Saint-Germain...

Nov 2004 Dec 2005
 Brazil Marcos Paqueta
Marcos Paquetá
Marcos César Dias de Castro, better known as "Marcos Paquetá", born 27 August 1958 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is the current coach of the Libya national football team...

2006 2007
 Brazil Helio dos Anjos March 2007 June 2008
 Saudi Arabia Nasser Al Johar June 2008 February 2009
 Portugal José Peseiro
José Peseiro
José Vítor dos Santos Peseiro is a football manager, who most notably served as an assistant for Carlos Queiroz during his Real Madrid tenure and as a manager for Sporting until his resignation in October 2005....

February 2009 January 2011
 Saudi Arabia Nasser Al Johar January 2011 February 2011
 Brazil Rogério Lourenço
Rogério Lourenço
Rogério Moraes Lourenço or simply Rogério Lourenço , is a Brazilian football manager and former centre back.He has managed Saudi Arabia Under-20 team since 28 March 2011.-As a player: Flamengo...

June 2011 July 2011
 Netherlands Frank Rijkaard
Frank Rijkaard
Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard is a Dutch football manager of Dutch and Surinamese descent and former player. Rijkaard has played for Ajax, Real Zaragoza and Milan, and represented his national side 73 times, scoring 10 goals. In his coaching career, he has been at the helm of the Dutch national side,...

Aug 2011 Present

Current squad


The following players were named by Frank Rijkaard
Frank Rijkaard
Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard is a Dutch football manager of Dutch and Surinamese descent and former player. Rijkaard has played for Ajax, Real Zaragoza and Milan, and represented his national side 73 times, scoring 10 goals. In his coaching career, he has been at the helm of the Dutch national side,...

 for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

 against Thailand
Thailand national football team
The Thailand national football team represents Thailand in international football competition and is governed by the Football Association of Thailand. The team has a history of success in Southeast Asian competition, with three ASEAN Football Championship titles and nine senior-level Southeast...

 on 11 November, and Oman
Oman national football team
The Oman national football team is the national team of Oman. Although the team was officially founded in 1978, the squad was formed long before, and has established a proper football association in only December, 2005...

 on 15 November 2011.

Caps and goals updated as November 15, 2011.

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Kit Providers

  • Admiral (1970's-early 80's)
  • Adidas (1984)
  • Michel Platini 1988
  • Adidas (1992)
  • Shammel (1993–2000)
  • Adidas
    Adidas
    Adidas AG is a German sports apparel manufacturer and parent company of the Adidas Group, which consists of the Reebok sportswear company, TaylorMade-Adidas golf company , and Rockport...

     (2001–2003)
  • Puma (2003–2011)
  • Nike
    Nike, Inc.
    Nike, Inc. is a major publicly traded sportswear and equipment supplier based in the United States. The company is headquartered near Beaverton, Oregon, which is part of the Portland metropolitan area...

     (2011–present)

Titles



Saudi Arabia national football team (known by its fans as Al-Saqour which means "The Falcons or The Eagles" or al-Akhdar which means "The Green", or "The 8-0ers" referring to their 2002 World Cup result) is the national team of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , commonly known in British English as Saudi Arabia and in Arabic as as-Sa‘ūdiyyah , is the largest state in Western Asia by land area, constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula, and the second-largest in the Arab World...

 and is controlled by the Saudi Arabia Football Federation
Saudi Arabia Football Federation
The Saudi Arabia Football Federation is the football governing body of Saudi Arabia. Founded in 1956, its responsibilities include administration of club competitions and national teams....

. Considered one of Asia
Asia
Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and with approximately 3.879 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world's current human population...

's most successful national teams, Saudi Arabia has won the Asian
AFC Asian Cup
The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation . It is the second oldest continental football championship in the world after Copa América. The winning team becomes the champion of Asia and automatically qualifies for the FIFA...

 three times (1984
1984 AFC Asian Cup
The 1984 AFC Asian Cup was the eighth edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia . It was hosted by Singapore between December 1 and December 16. The field of ten teams was split into two groups of five...

, 1988
1988 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1988 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar between December 2 and December 18. Saudi Arabia defeated Republic of Korea in the final match in Doha.-Qualification:...

, and 1996) and qualified for the World Cup
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

 four consecutive times ever since debuting at the 1994
1994 FIFA World Cup
The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in nine cities across the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. The United States was chosen as the host by FIFA on July 4, 1988...

 tournament.

In the 1994 World Cup
1994 FIFA World Cup
The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in nine cities across the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. The United States was chosen as the host by FIFA on July 4, 1988...

, Saudi Arabia upset seeded Belgium and beat Morocco
Morocco national football team
The Morocco national football team , nicknamed أسود الأطلس , is the national team of Morocco and is managed by Eric Gerets. Winners of the African Nations Cup in 1976, they were the first African team to win a group at the World Cup, which they did in 1986, finishing ahead of Portugal, Poland, and...

 in the group stage before falling to Sweden
Sweden national football team
The Swedish national football team represents Sweden in association football and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association, the governing body for Football in Sweden. Sweden's home ground is Råsunda Stadium in Stockholms län and their head coach is Erik Hamrén. Sweden made their first...

 in the Round of 16. Saudi Arabia was dismissed in the first round of the next three Cup tournaments.

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup record
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

Year Round Position
  1930
1930 FIFA World Cup
The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the inaugural FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in Uruguay from 13 July to 30 July 1930...

 to
  1974
1974 FIFA World Cup
The 1974 FIFA World Cup, the tenth staging of the World Cup, was held in West Germany from 13 June to 7 July. The tournament marked the first time that the current trophy, the FIFA World Cup Trophy, created by the Italian sculptor Silvio Gazzaniga, was awarded...

Did Not Enter
  1978
1978 FIFA World Cup
The 1978 FIFA World Cup, the 11th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Argentina between 1 June and 25 June. The 1978 World Cup was won by Argentina who beat the Netherlands 3–1 after extra time in the final. This win was the first World Cup title for Argentina, who became the fifth...

 to
  1990
1990 FIFA World Cup
The 1990 FIFA World Cup was the 14th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 8 June to 8 July 1990 in Italy, the second country to host the event twice. Teams representing 116 national football associations from all six populated...

Did Not Qualify
  1994
1994 FIFA World Cup
The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in nine cities across the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. The United States was chosen as the host by FIFA on July 4, 1988...

Round of 16 12 4 2 0 2 5 6
  1998
1998 FIFA World Cup
The 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 16th FIFA World Cup, was held in France from 10 June to 12 July 1998. France was chosen as host nation by FIFA on 2 July 1992. The tournament was won by France, who beat Brazil 3-0 in the final...

Group Stage 28 3 0 1 2 2 7
    2002
2002 FIFA World Cup
The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th staging of the FIFA World Cup, held in South Korea and Japan from 31 May to 30 June. It was also the first World Cup held in Asia, and the last in which the golden goal rule was implemented. Brazil won the tournament for a record fifth time, beating Germany 2–0...

Group Stage 32 3 0 0 3 0 12
  2006
2006 FIFA World Cup
The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six...

Group Stage 28 3 0 1 2 2 7
  2010
2010 FIFA World Cup
The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010...

Did Not Qualify
  2014
2014 FIFA World Cup
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international association football tournament that will take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014....

To Be Determined
  2018
2018 FIFA World Cup
The bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups was the process by which the locations for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups were selected. The process began officially in March 2009; eleven bids from thirteen countries were received, including one which was withdrawn and one that was...

  2022
2022 FIFA World Cup
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the 22nd FIFA World Cup, an international association football tournament that is scheduled to take place in 2022 in Qatar. The competition is scheduled to take place in June and July, although proposals have been made for a winter season. The tournament will involve...

Total Round of 16 4/19 13 2 2 9 9 32

Asian Cup record

AFC Asian Cup Record
AFC Asian Cup
The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation . It is the second oldest continental football championship in the world after Copa América. The winning team becomes the champion of Asia and automatically qualifies for the FIFA...

Year Round
1956
1956 AFC Asian Cup
The 1956 AFC Asian Cup was the inaugural tournament of the AFC Asian Cup. The final tournament was held in Hong Kong from 1 September to 15 September 1956...

 to 1972
1972 AFC Asian Cup
-Semi-finals:----- Third place play-off :-Final:-External links:**...

Did not enter
1976
1976 AFC Asian Cup
-Group B:---------Knockout stage:-Semi-finals:-----Third place play-off:-Final:-Goalscorers:3 goals: Gholam Hossein Mazloumi Nasser Nouraei Fathi Kamel2 goals: Alireza Azizi Alireza Khorshidi Hassan Roshan...

withdrew
1980
1980 AFC Asian Cup
The 1980 AFC Asian Cup was the seventh edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia . It was hosted by Kuwait between September 15 and 30. The field of ten teams was split into two groups of five. Kuwait won their first championship, beating Korea Republic in the final 3-0....

Did not qualify
1984
1984 AFC Asian Cup
The 1984 AFC Asian Cup was the eighth edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia . It was hosted by Singapore between December 1 and December 16. The field of ten teams was split into two groups of five...

Champions
1988
1988 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1988 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar between December 2 and December 18. Saudi Arabia defeated Republic of Korea in the final match in Doha.-Qualification:...

Champions
1992
1992 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1992 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan between October 29 and November 8. The host nation, Japan, defeated the defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final in Hiroshima.-Stadiums:...

Second place
1996
1996 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1996 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in the United Arab Emirates between December 4 and December 21. Saudi Arabia defeated host nation U.A.E. in the final match in Abu Dhabi.-Qualification:...

Champions
2000
2000 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 2000 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Lebanon between October 12 and October 29. Japan defeated defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final match in Beirut.-Qualification:...

Second place
2004
2004 AFC Asian Cup
The 2004 AFC Asian Cup football competition is the thirteenth staging of AFC Asian Cup. It was held from July 17 to August 7, 2004 in China. The defending champions Japan defeated China in the final in Beijing....

Group stage
2007
2007 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 2007 AFC Asian Cup finals were held from July 7 to July 29, 2007. For the first time in its history, the competition was co-hosted by four nations: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The tournament was won by first-time champions Iraq, who defeated Saudi...

Second Place
2011
2011 AFC Asian Cup
The 2011 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar on 7–29 January 2011. It was the fifteenth time the tournament has been held, and the second time it has been hosted by Qatar, the other being the 1988 AFC Asian Cup...

Group stage

Gulf Cup of Nations


3 times Champions (1994
1994 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 12th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in the UAE, in November 1994.The tournament was won by Saudi Arabia for the first timeIraq were banned from the tournament because of invasion of Kuwait in 1990.-Tournament:...

, 2002
2002 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 15th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Saudi Arabia, in January 2002.The tournament was won by Saudi Arabia for the 2nd timeIraq continued to be banned from the tournament because of its invasion of Kuwait in 1990.-Tournament:...

, 2003
2003 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 16th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Kuwait, between December 26 to January 11, 2003. All matches were played Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium.Yemen made their debut in the Gulf Cup of Nations.- Result :- Matches :----------------------------...

)
Gulf Cup of Nations Record
Gulf Cup of Nations
The Gulf Cup of Nations , also known as Khaleeji followed by the edition of the games , is a football tournament currently held every two years rotating the host city every edition...

Year Round
1970
1970 Gulf Cup of Nations
The first Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Bahrain, in March and April 1970.The tournament was won by Kuwait, who beat the hosts Bahrain in the last match to clinch first place.-Tournament:...

Third Place
1972
1972 Gulf Cup of Nations
The second Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Saudi Arabia, in March 1972.The tournament was won by Kuwait, claiming their second title.Bahrain also took part in the competition, but they walked off the field during their match against Saudi Arabia to protest the officiating; they were subsequently...

Runner-Up
1974
1974 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 3rd Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Kuwait, between March 15 to March 29, 1974. All matches were played Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium.The format of the competition was different from 1972, as the finals were expanded from 5 to 6 teams, and therefore there was a new system for the championship,...

Runner-Up
1976
1976 Gulf Cup of Nations
The fourth Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Doha, Qatar from March 25 to April 11 1976.Iraq entered the tournament for the first time.The tournament was won by Kuwait, claiming their fourth title after a playoff game against Iraq when both teams were level on 10 points in the round-robin group...

Fifth Place
1979
1979 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 5th Gulf Cup of Nations 1979 took place from March 23 to April 9 in Baghdad, Capital of Iraq. Originally, this tournament was scheduled in 1978 to take part in Abu Dhabi, but the Emirates withdrew from organizing the tournament. Iraq won the tournament by winning all its games and scoring 23...

Third Place
1982
1982 Gulf Cup of Nations
The sixth Gulf Cup of Nations was held in the UAE, in March 1982.The tournament was won by Kuwait, claiming their 5th title.Iraq also took part in the competition, but they withdrew after their match against the UAE.-Tournament:...

Fourth Place
1984
1984 Gulf Cup of Nations
The Gulf Cup of Nations 1984 took place in Muscat capital of Oman, from March 9, to March 28, 1984. Iraq won this tournament after beating Qatar in the decisive match between the two teams. Both Iraq and Qatar had finished with the same count of points at the round robin tournament earlier...

Third Place
1986
1986 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 8th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in the Manama, Bahrain in March 1986.The tournament was won by Kuwait, claiming their 6th title.-Tournament:...

Third Place
1988
1988 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 1988 Gulf Cup of Nations was the 9th edition of this tournament. It was held between March 2 and March 18, 1988 in Saudi Arabia. It was the second time after 1972, that Saudi Arabia hosted this regional football tournament. The tournament was won by Iraq...

Third Place
1990
1982 Gulf Cup of Nations
The sixth Gulf Cup of Nations was held in the UAE, in March 1982.The tournament was won by Kuwait, claiming their 5th title.Iraq also took part in the competition, but they withdrew after their match against the UAE.-Tournament:...

Withdrew
1992
1992 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 11th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Qatar, in November 1992.The tournament was won by Qatar for the first timeIraq were excluded from the tournament because of invasion of Kuwait-Tournament:...

Third Place
1994
1994 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 12th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in the UAE, in November 1994.The tournament was won by Saudi Arabia for the first timeIraq were banned from the tournament because of invasion of Kuwait in 1990.-Tournament:...

Champions
1996
1996 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 13th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Oman, in October 1996.The tournament was won by Kuwait for the 8th timeIraq continued to be banned from the tournament because of invasion of Kuwait in 1990.-Tournament:...

Third Place
1998
1998 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 14th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Bahrain, in October/November 1998.The tournament was won by Kuwait for the 9th timeIraq continued to be banned from the tournament because of invasion of Kuwait in 1990.-Tournament:...

Runner Up
2002
2002 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 15th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Saudi Arabia, in January 2002.The tournament was won by Saudi Arabia for the 2nd timeIraq continued to be banned from the tournament because of its invasion of Kuwait in 1990.-Tournament:...

Champions
2003
2003 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 16th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Kuwait, between December 26 to January 11, 2003. All matches were played Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium.Yemen made their debut in the Gulf Cup of Nations.- Result :- Matches :----------------------------...

Champions
2004
2004 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 17th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Doha, Qatar in 2004. Qatar turned out the victors and Oman came in runners up in a close match that ended in a penalty kick shootout.- Group A :------------------------- Group B :----------------...

Round 1
2007
2007 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 2007 Arab Gulf Cup of Nations, the 18th edition, took place in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, from January 17, 2007 to January 30, 2007....

Third Place
2009
2009 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 2009 Gulf Cup of Nations was the nineteenth edition of the biannual Gulf Cup competition, and took place in Muscat, Oman, from 4 January to 17 January 2009 and was won by Oman for the first time in its history, in a penalty shootout against regional rivals, Saudi Arabia.The 2009 Gulf Cup of...

Runner Up
2010 Runner Up

Arab Nations Cup


2 times Champions (1998
1998 Arab Nations Cup
The 1998 Arab Nations Cup is the 7th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Qatar, in Doha. Saudi Arabia won their first title.- Qualifying : qualified as hosts. qualified as holders...

, 2002
2002 Arab Nations Cup
The 2002 Arab Nations Cup is the 8th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Kuwait. The defending Champions Saudi Arabia won the title for the 2nd time.- Group A:--------------------- Group B:--------------------...

)
Arab Nations Cup Record
Arab Nations Cup
The Arab Cup of Nations , is a football competition held between Arab countries, the first edition where held in 1963 in Lebanon.-Winners:...

Year Round
1963
1963 Arab Nations Cup
The 1963 Arab Nations Cup is the 1st edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Beirut, Lebanon. Tunisia won the first title of the Arab Nations Cup.-Group:-------------------------External links:*...

 – 1966
1966 Arab Nations Cup
The 1966 Arab Nations Cup is the 3rd edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Baghdad, Iraq. The host nation and defending Champions Iraq won the title for the 2nd time.-Group A:---------------------Group B:------------...

Did not qualify
1985
1985 Arab Nations Cup
The 1985 Arab Nations Cup is the 4th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Taif, Saudi Arabia. The defending champion Iraq won the title for the 3rd time.- Group A :------------- Group B :-------------Knock-out stage:...

Third Place
1988
1988 Arab Nations Cup
The 1988 Arab Nations Cup is the 5th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Amman, Jordan. The defending champion Iraq won the title for the 4th time.-Overview:Algeria and Saudi Arabia did not send their senior national teams to the competition...

Group Stage
1992
1992 Arab Nations Cup
The 1992 Arab Nations Cup is the 6th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Syria, in 2 Provinces Aleppo and Damascus. Egypt won their first title with the Olympic team.- Part of the Pan Arab Games :...

Runner Up
1998
1998 Arab Nations Cup
The 1998 Arab Nations Cup is the 7th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Qatar, in Doha. Saudi Arabia won their first title.- Qualifying : qualified as hosts. qualified as holders...

Champion
2002
2002 Arab Nations Cup
The 2002 Arab Nations Cup is the 8th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Kuwait. The defending Champions Saudi Arabia won the title for the 2nd time.- Group A:--------------------- Group B:--------------------...

Champion
2009
2009 Arab Nations Cup
The Arab Nations Cup 2009 was the 9th staging of the Arab Nations Cup, an association football tournament held between Arab countries by UAFA. The first stage of qualifying began in December 2006, but no further rounds were played and the tournament was cancelled.-Qualifying:* The First qualifying...

Canceled during qualification

Islamic Solidarity Games Record

  • 2005
    Football at the 2005 Islamic Solidarity Games
    Football at the 2005 Islamic Solidarity Games was held in Saudi Arabia from April 9 to April 20, 2005.-Squads:While some of the other countries used their full A national teams, other countries, such as Algeria sent their Under-23 team to the competition....

     : Champions

Coaches


Manager From To
 Egypt Abdul-Rahman Fawzi
Abdulrahman Fawzi
Abdulrahman Fawzi was an Egyptian footballer who played at the 1934 FIFA World Cup. He scored twice for Egypt in their 2-4 loss against Hungary, which was the first time that an African team had competed at the FIFA World Cup...

1957 1962
 Tunisia Ali Chaouach 1962 1970
 Kingdom of England Siktir Baba 1970 1972
 Egypt Taha Ismail 1972 1974
 Egypt Abdo Saleh Washash 1974 1974
 Hungary Ferenc Puskás
Ferenc Puskás
Ferenc Puskás was a Hungarian footballer and manager. He scored 84 goals in 85 international matches for Hungary, and 514 goals in 529 matches in the Hungarian and Spanish leagues. He became Olympic champion in 1952 and was a World Cup finalist in 1954...

1975 1975
 Kingdom of England Bill McGarry
Bill McGarry (footballer)
William Harry "Bill" McGarry was an English international football player and manager.A right-half as a player, he joined Port Vale following the end of World War II, and spent the next six years with the club. He then moved on to Huddersfield Town in 1951, where he would spend the next ten years...

1976 1977
 Kingdom of England Danny Allison 1978 1978
 Kingdom of England David Wallit 1979 1979
 Brazil Rubens Minelli
Rubens Minelli
Rubens Francisco Minelli is a Brazilian former football player and manager.As a player he played for Ypiranga, Nacional , Palmeiras, Taubaté and São Bento, where he ended his career after broken a leg when he was 27....

1980 1980
 Brazil Mario Zagallo
Mário Zagallo
Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo is a Brazilian former football player and manager.-Biography:Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo was born in Maceió, Alagoas, to a family of Lebanese and Italian heritage....

1981 1984
 Saudi Arabia Khalil Ibrahim Al-Zayani
Khalil Ibrahim Al-Zayani
Khalil Al-Zayani is a Saudi Arabian football coach.Khalil Al-Zayani is part of Al-Zayani family residing in Dammam city in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.-Career:...

1984 1986
 Uruguay Kosia Tastilo 1986 1986
 Brazil Osvaldo
Osvaldo
Osvaldo is a given name:*Osvaldo Ardiles , an Argentine football player and coach*Osvaldo Bagnoli, an Italian football coach*Osvaldo Brandão, a Brazilian football coach...

1987 1987
 Brazil Carlos Galletti 1988 1988
 Uruguay Omar Borras
Omar Borrás
Omar Borrás is a former Uruguayan football coach.He was the coach of the Uruguay national football team at the 1986 FIFA World Cup. During that tournament, he was banned from the sidelines for their second round match against Argentina due to Uruguay's rough play for their previous game against...

1988 1988
 Brazil Carlos Alberto Parreira
Carlos Alberto Parreira
Carlos Alberto Gomes Parreira is a Brazilian former football manager. He managed Brazil to championships at the 1994 World Cup, the 2004 Copa América, and the 2005 Confederations Cup...

1988 1990
 Turkey Metin Türel
Metin Türel
Metin Türel is a Turkish football coach. Türel almost coached every team in Turkey, he also coached the Turkey national football team from 1977 to 1978...

1990 1990
 Brazil Caldinho Garcia 1992 1992
 Brazil Veloso
Veloso
Veloso is a Portuguese surname that means "hairy"*Diogo Veloso, a Portuguese explorer*Caetano Veloso, a Brazilian composer and singer*Juliana Veloso, a Brazilian diver*Miguel Veloso, a Portuguese midfielder playing for Genoa C.F.C.....

1992 1992
 Brazil Candinho
Candinho
José Cândido Sotto Maior usually known Candinho is a Brazilian football manager.-References:*...

1993 1993
 Netherlands Leo Beenhakker
Leo Beenhakker
Leo Beenhakker is an international Dutch football coach, who is the current Sports Director of Újpest FC.- Coaching career :...

1993 1994
 Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al-Kharashy
Mohammed Al-Kharashy
Mohammed Al-Kharashy is a football manager from Saudi Arabia.In the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals, he took charge of the Saudi Arabia national football team for their final group match, after original manager Carlos Alberto Parreira was fired after two losses and saw the team eliminated from...

1994 1994
 Brazil Ivo Wortmann
Ivo Wortmann
Ivo Ardais Wortmann, better known as Ivo Wortmann , is a former professional soccer player and currently a professional soccer coach in Brazil.Ivo Wortmann was a defensive midfielder as a player...

1994 1994
 Argentina Jorge Solari
Jorge Solari
Jorge Raúl Solari, is a former Argentine football player and manager.-Playing career:Solari, nicknamed "El Indio" , played for several clubs in Argentina, he started his career with Newell's Old Boys in 1960. In 1962 he signed for Vélez Sársfield and in 1964 he joined River Plate...

1994 1994
 Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al-Kharashy
Mohammed Al-Kharashy
Mohammed Al-Kharashy is a football manager from Saudi Arabia.In the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals, he took charge of the Saudi Arabia national football team for their final group match, after original manager Carlos Alberto Parreira was fired after two losses and saw the team eliminated from...

1995 1995
 Brazil Ze Mario
Zé Mario
José Mário de Almeida Barros, is a Brazilian football manager. He formerly coached the Al-Arabi Sports Club in Qatar.-Career:...

1995 1996
 Portugal Eduardo Vingada/Nelo Vingada
Nelo Vingada
Eduardo Manuel Martinho Vingada, known as Nelo Vingada is a Portuguese football manager who currently manages Chinese Super League team Dalian Shide F.C.-Coaching career:...

1996 1997
 Spain Hansel Waldem/Hansel Waldem 1996 1997
 Germany Otto Pfister
Otto Pfister
Otto Pfister is a German football manager, and one of Germany's most successful coaching exports, voted Africa's Manager of the Year in 1992. He has been to four African Cup of Nations competitions with Upper Volta , Zaire, Cameroon and Ghana) and reached the African Cup of Nations final twice,...

1998 1998
 Brazil Carlos Alberto Parreira
Carlos Alberto Parreira
Carlos Alberto Gomes Parreira is a Brazilian former football manager. He managed Brazil to championships at the 1994 World Cup, the 2004 Copa América, and the 2005 Confederations Cup...

1998 1998
 Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al-Kharashy
Mohammed Al-Kharashy
Mohammed Al-Kharashy is a football manager from Saudi Arabia.In the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals, he took charge of the Saudi Arabia national football team for their final group match, after original manager Carlos Alberto Parreira was fired after two losses and saw the team eliminated from...

June 1998 June 1998
 Germany Otto Pfister
Otto Pfister
Otto Pfister is a German football manager, and one of Germany's most successful coaching exports, voted Africa's Manager of the Year in 1992. He has been to four African Cup of Nations competitions with Upper Volta , Zaire, Cameroon and Ghana) and reached the African Cup of Nations final twice,...

1999 Feb 1999
 Czech Republic Milan Máčala
Milan Mácala
Milan Máčala is a Czech football coach who coached various clubs in the Czech Republic and worldwide.He has previously coached in the area with the national teams of Oman, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, winning the Gulf Cup of Nations with the latter in 1996 and 1998...

May 1999 2000
 Saudi Arabia Nasser Al Johar 2000 2000
 Serbia and Montenegro Slobodan Santrac
Slobodan Santrac
Slobodan Santrač is a retired Serbian football player and currently manager of Chinese Super League side Shaanxi Renhe Commercial Chanba F.C.....

Aug 2001 Aug 2001
 Saudi Arabia Nasser Al Johar Aug 2001 July 2002
 Netherlands Gerard van der Lem
Gerard van der Lem
Gerard van der Lem is a retired football winger from the Netherlands, who made his professional debut for FC Amsterdam on August 12, 1973 against PSV Eindhoven...

Aug 2002 Aug 2004
 Netherlands Martin Koopman
Martin Koopman
Martin Koopman is a former football midfielder from the Netherlands, who played for Go Ahead Eagles, FC Twente and Cambuur Leeuwarden. He later on became a football manager.-References:...

2002 2002
 Saudi Arabia Nasser Al Johar Sep 2004 Nov 2004
 Argentina Gabriel Calderon
Gabriel Calderón
Gabriel Humberto Calderón is a former Argentine football midfielder.Calderón played in several teams including Argentine Racing Club de Avellaneda and Club Atlético Independiente, Spanish Real Betis and French Paris Saint-Germain...

Nov 2004 Dec 2005
 Brazil Marcos Paqueta
Marcos Paquetá
Marcos César Dias de Castro, better known as "Marcos Paquetá", born 27 August 1958 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is the current coach of the Libya national football team...

2006 2007
 Brazil Helio dos Anjos March 2007 June 2008
 Saudi Arabia Nasser Al Johar June 2008 February 2009
 Portugal José Peseiro
José Peseiro
José Vítor dos Santos Peseiro is a football manager, who most notably served as an assistant for Carlos Queiroz during his Real Madrid tenure and as a manager for Sporting until his resignation in October 2005....

February 2009 January 2011
 Saudi Arabia Nasser Al Johar January 2011 February 2011
 Brazil Rogério Lourenço
Rogério Lourenço
Rogério Moraes Lourenço or simply Rogério Lourenço , is a Brazilian football manager and former centre back.He has managed Saudi Arabia Under-20 team since 28 March 2011.-As a player: Flamengo...

June 2011 July 2011
 Netherlands Frank Rijkaard
Frank Rijkaard
Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard is a Dutch football manager of Dutch and Surinamese descent and former player. Rijkaard has played for Ajax, Real Zaragoza and Milan, and represented his national side 73 times, scoring 10 goals. In his coaching career, he has been at the helm of the Dutch national side,...

Aug 2011 Present

Current squad


The following players were named by Frank Rijkaard
Frank Rijkaard
Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard is a Dutch football manager of Dutch and Surinamese descent and former player. Rijkaard has played for Ajax, Real Zaragoza and Milan, and represented his national side 73 times, scoring 10 goals. In his coaching career, he has been at the helm of the Dutch national side,...

 for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

 against Thailand
Thailand national football team
The Thailand national football team represents Thailand in international football competition and is governed by the Football Association of Thailand. The team has a history of success in Southeast Asian competition, with three ASEAN Football Championship titles and nine senior-level Southeast...

 on 11 November, and Oman
Oman national football team
The Oman national football team is the national team of Oman. Although the team was officially founded in 1978, the squad was formed long before, and has established a proper football association in only December, 2005...

 on 15 November 2011.

Caps and goals updated as November 15, 2011.

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Recent callups


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Kit Providers

  • Admiral (1970's-early 80's)
  • Adidas (1984)
  • Michel Platini 1988
  • Adidas (1992)
  • Shammel (1993–2000)
  • Adidas
    Adidas
    Adidas AG is a German sports apparel manufacturer and parent company of the Adidas Group, which consists of the Reebok sportswear company, TaylorMade-Adidas golf company , and Rockport...

     (2001–2003)
  • Puma (2003–2011)
  • Nike
    Nike, Inc.
    Nike, Inc. is a major publicly traded sportswear and equipment supplier based in the United States. The company is headquartered near Beaverton, Oregon, which is part of the Portland metropolitan area...

     (2011–present)

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