Al Gharafa
Contact Info
Tel :+974 44891555
Fax :+974 44868656
P.O.Box :2122, Doha, Qatar
Website :www.algharafa.com
About
Established :1979
Chairman :Sheikh Jassem Bin Thamer Al Thani
Nickname :The Cheetahs
Head Coach :Pedro Caxinia
Club History
History

Al Gharafa was formed in 1979, after local residents decided to create a sports club to serve the local youth population in the area. Al Etihad Club was established on the 6th of June 1979 and officially recognized as a sporting institution in Qatar. The first Club president was Sheikh Khalifa bin Fahad bin Mohamed Al Thani for one year between 1979 and 1980.

Over the years Al Gharafa have had a host of influential presidents to guide the club; H.E. Sheikh Faisal bin Jassim Al Thani, H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani, H.E. Sheikh Jassim bin Thamer Al Thani, and H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani,.

Al Gharafa residents could never have imagined that their Club would have reached such prestigious status in the Qatari sports and to achieve such accomplishments and to introduce such number of sports leaders. The name El Etihad was chosen for the club to resemble the spirit of brotherhood and solidarity. Although this was changed to Al Gharafa in 2004 to represent the local area. 

Titles

Al Gharafa has won a host of titles in Qatari football. They have claimed the QSL title on seven occasions, the last time being in 2010. The Cheetahs have also lifted the Emir Cup on seven occasions, most recently in 2012. Gharafa have also won three Heir Apparent Cup (currently Qatar Cup), Two Sheikh Jassem Cup titles and one Qatar Stars Cup.

Head Coach

Head Coach Pedro Caxinia is considered one of the most distinguished coaches in the league and succeeded the Brazilian coach Pericles Chamusca.

Caxinia has enjoyed plenty of coaching experience football coaching career as he started as assistant coach in 1999 until he became head coach in 2010. His first experience was with Uniao Desportiva de Leiria Club in Portugal for one season. He also worked with the Portuguese Clube Desportivo Nacional for one year.

In 2003 he became the Head Coach of the Mexican side Santos followed by the other Mexican Club Laguna to win with them the league and the cup titles. He also was the assistant coach of Al Hilal Club of KSA with Jose Pesiro and the assistant coach of Saudi Arabia National Team.

Notable Ex Gharafa players
Adel Khamis
Mahmoud Sofi
Abdulla Al Mazroai
Amer Al Kaabi
Youssef Adam
Saoud Fateh
Ahmed Bahja
Radhi Shnaishal
Moussa Ndau
Ozvaldo
Alaa Hebeil
Clemerson
Juninho
Younis Mahmoud

 
 
Players
Goal Keeper
22
Abdulaziz ِAli
1
Ivan
13
Youssef Hassan Ali
Defender
18
Aden Ali
21
Mustafa Abdi
23
George kwesi
26
Bilal Mohamed Rajab
77
Abdulrahman Alrashidi
16
Tamir Jamal El Ziber
3
Tameem Al Muhaza
90
Mohammed Razark
2
Ibrahim Alghanim
12
Adel Ahmad
MidFielder
17
Yasin Chikhaoui
88
Hussain Shihab
97
Mohammed Badi
11
Othman Al Yahri
6
Abdulaziz Abdulla
7
Fahid Al-shammari
11
Moayad Fedaily
14
A. Ghani
4
Lawrence Awualey Quaya
Attacker
20
Johnson kendrick feliciano da costa
5
Almahdi Ali Mukhtar
Upcoming Matches
Team Date Time Stadium
Al Gharafa
VS
Umm Salal
02/04/2017 18:20 Al Gharafa Club
Al Gharafa
VS
El Jaish
06/04/2017 20:30 Al Gharafa Club
Team Colors
Home Kit
Away Kit
Club Standing in Qatar Stars League
# Matches Win Lose GF GA Draw Points
5 23 11 8 40 38 4 37
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