Al-Duhail

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Al-Duhail Sports Club (Arabic: نادي الدحيل الرياضي‎) is a Qatari sports club, best known for its football team, which plays in the Qatar Stars League. The club is based in the city of Doha and plays its home games at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium. It is the first team in Qatari football to win the first division title on its debut season.

In April 2017, it was announced that the club would take over El Jaish SC and merge with following the 2016–17 Qatar Stars League and be known as Al-Duhail Sports Club in rebranding of Lekhwiya SC.

The club was founded as Al-Shorta Doha and in 2009 was renamed to Lekhwiya. Lekhwiya Club has the biggest financial budget in Qatar.

Upon the club’s reformation, it was entered into the Qatari 2nd Division. It came fourth in the league on its first year before winning the next season in 2010.

In the club’s first season in the Qatar Stars League, Lekhwiya finished at the top of the standings to win the 2010–11 Qatar Stars League. It was the first league title in the club’s history. They also managed to reach the final of the 2010 Sheikh Jassem Cup, before losing in the final to Al-Arabi.

Their first official debut in a continental competition came on March 7, 2012 in the 2012 AFC Champions League. They won their first match against Al-Ahli of Saudi Arabia, with Nam Tae-Hee scoring the only goal and also scoring the first ever goal for Lekhwiya in any regional competition.

In the 2011–12 Qatar Stars League season, Lekhwiya retained the league title with two games left to be played.

They inaugurated a new stadium, under the name of Lekhwiya Sports Stadium, on February 15, 2013 in a match against Al Khor and won their third league title in the first season at the new stadium.

in April 2017 the club announced that they would take over El Jaish SC and rebranded the club into Al-Duhail SC.

Leagues
AFC Champions League 2018
Seasons
2018
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