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Who are Al-Hilal Saudi FC? History, Best Players, Coach, Jersey & Everything you Need to Know in 2023

Al-Hilal Saudi FC History, Best Players, Coach, Jersey & Everything you Need to Know in 2023

Al-Hilal Saudi FC History: Al-Hilal Saudi FC is a professional football club based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The team was founded in 1957 and competes in the Saudi Professional League, the top division of football in the country. Al-Hilal has become one of the most successful teams in Asia, with 14 domestic titles and 8 AFC Champions League appearances.

The team’s most famous feat to date is winning the 2019 AFC Champions League title and becoming Asia’s number-one club after an epic 3–0 victory over Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds. This win saw them become only the fourth team to successfully defend their title since 2000, making them a force to be reckoned with domestically as well as within Asia.

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Al-Hilal Saudi FC Coach

The club has developed an impressive list of coaches over the years and they have helped shape Al-Hilal’s success both on and off the field. The first was coach of the team was Hasan Sultan, and the current is Ramón Díaz.

Al-Hilal Saudi FC Players/Squad

Jersey No.PositionNationalityPlayer
1GK KSAAbdullah Al-Mayouf
2DF KSAMohammed Al-Breik
4DF KSAKhalifah Al-Dawsari
5DF KSAAli Al-Bulaihi
6MF COLGustavo Cuéllar
7MF KSASalman Al-Faraj (CAPTAIN)
8MF KSAAbdullah Otayf
9FW NGAOdion Ighalo
11FW KSASaleh Al-Shehri
12DF KSAYasser Al-Shahrani
14FW KSAAbdullah Al-Hamdan
15MF BRAMatheus Pereira
16MF KSANasser Al-Dawsari
17FW MLIMoussa Marega
19MF PERAndré Carrillo
20DF KORJang Hyun-soo
21GK KSAMohammed Al-Owais
26MF KSAAbdulellah Al-Malki
27MF ARGLuciano Vietto
28MF KSAMohamed Kanno
29MF KSASalem Al-Dawsari
31GK KSAHabib Al-Wotayan
32DF KSAMuteb Al-Mufarrij
39MF KSASuhaib Al-Zaid
42DF KSAMuath Faqihi
43MF KSAMusab Al-Juwayr
56MF KSAMohammed Al-Qahtani
57MF KSANasser Al-Hadhood
60GK KSAAhmed Al-Jubaya
66DF KSASaud Abdulhamid
67DF KSAMohammed Al-Khaibari
70DF KSAMohammed Jahfali
88DF KSAHamad Al-Yami
96FW BRAMichael

Al-Hilal SFC Titles

Al-Hilal Saudi FC is one of the most successful teams in Asian football history. Founded in 1957, it is based in Riyadh and competes in the Saudi Professional League. The team has won 65 official trophies throughout its illustrious career, making them one of the most decorated teams on the continent.

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The first title Al-Hilal won was a Crown Prince Cup victory in 1963. Since then, they have gone on to win 18 further titles, 13 Saudi Crown Prince Cups, 4 Arab Club Championships and 2 GCC Champions League titles making them both one of the longest-standing and most successful teams ever seen in Asia.

Some of their greatest successes include becoming Asian Super Champions after winning two consecutive AFC Champions Leagues back-to-back in 1991 and 2000 respectively.

Here is the List of 65 Titles Won by Al-Hilal Saudi FC, (source: Wikipedia)

Saudi Arabian ChampionshipChampionsRunner-Up
Professional League 1977*, 1978, 1984, 1985, 1987, 
1989, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2004, 
2007, 2009, 2010, 2016, 2017, 
2019, 2020, 2021 (Record)
1979, 1980, 1982, 1986,
 1992, 1994, 1996, 2005, 
2006, 2008, 2012, 2013, 
2015, 2018
King Cup1961, 1964, 1980, 1982, 1984, 
1989, 2015, 2017, 2019
1963,1968, 1977, 1981, 
1985, 1987, 2010, 2021
Crown Prince Cup1963, 1994, 1999, 2003, 2004, 
2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 
2011, 2012, 2015 (Record)
1956, 1998, 2013, 2014
Super Cup2015, 2018, 2021 (Record)2016, 2020
Federation Cup1986, 1989, 1992, 1995, 1999, 
2004, 2005 (Record)
1985, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009
Saudi Founder’s Cup2000 (Record) 
Asian competitionsTitlesRunners-up
AFC Champions League1991, 2000, 2019, 2021,(Record)1986, 1987, 2014, 2017 (Record)
Asian Cup Winners Cup1997, 2002 (Shared Record)
Asian Super Cup 1997, 2000 (Shared Record)2002
Arabian competitionsTitlesRunners-up
Arab Club Champions Cup 1994, 19951989, 2018–19 (Record)
Arab Cup Winners’ Cup 2000
Arab Super Cup 20011992, 1995 (Record)
Gulf Club Champions Cup 1986, 19981987, 1992, 2000 (Record)

Al-Hilal Saudi FC Home Stadium

The home stadium of Al-Hilal Saudi FC is a symbol of pride for the Saudi Arabian football team. Located in Riyadh, it is a modern stadium built to meet FIFA standards and provides players and fans with the best possible facilities.

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The King Fahd International Stadium, as it is officially known, opened in 1987 and has been renovated several times since then. The current capacity of the stadium is 68,752 making it one of the largest stadiums in Asia.

It has four covered stands on either side of the pitch, ensuring that all spectators have an excellent view regardless of their location. Additionally, floodlights allow night fixtures to be played at any time during the season.

Al-Hilal Saudi FC Jersey

Here is the cool-looking Al-Hilal Saudi FC 2022-23 Home and Away Kit.


Does The Saudi Crown Own Al Hilal FC?

Al-Hilal Football Club was founded in 1957 by a group of young men from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The club began as a small, local team, but quickly gained popularity and success in the Saudi league.

How Rich Are Al-Hilal?

The total market value of the team in 2022-23 is around INR 398 Cr or £ 45,085,702

What Is Al-Hilal’s Home Stadium?

The King Fahd International Stadium is the home ground of the Al-Hilal club.

How Many Titles Has Al-Hilal FC Won?

The Team has 65 records on its name, this includes titles won in Saudi Champions League, Crown Prince League, King Cup, Super Cup and other major Saudi leagues

Who Is Al-Hilal’s Leading Goalscorer?

The top goalscorer of Al-Hilal in 2022-23 is Odion Ighalo. He has currently scored 8 goals and has 1 assist on his name.

What Is Al-Hilal’s Rank In Saudi Pro League 2022/23 Season Standings?

Al-Hilal is currently standing at number 3 (as of 20 Jan 2023) with 29 points on the table points behind Al-Ittihad and Al-Nassr standing at positions 1 and 2 respectively.

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