Al-Rayyan Sports Club
() is a Qatari
professional sports club fielding teams in a number of sports such as football (soccer),futsal, basketball, volleyball, handball,athletics,table tennis and swimming. It is based at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium
in Omm Alafai in the city of Al-Rayyan
. The club was founded in 1967 after merging the old Rayyan team with Nusoor Club
. The official team colours are red and black, the team is nicknamed is "The Lions" and also "Al-Raheeb" which means the The fierce
Al-Rayyan is a historical city in the state of Qatar, the name meaning "the source of irrigation" and it is also the name of a door in heaven, in the Muslim faith.
The club has won numerous titles in all sports, including two Asian championships in basketball, the Arab championship in handball,futsal domestic titles, table tennis and volleyball, as well as the GCC basketball championship. Both the basketball and handball teams have qualified for the world championships. However, the football team gets the most attention from the club officials as well as the media and the fans. The club has the largest fan base in Qatar..
- :1975-76, 1977–78, 1981–82, 1983–84, 1985–86, 1989–90, 1994–95
- :1995, 1996, 2001
- :1999, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2011
- :1978, 1980, 1982, 1983
- :1992, 2000
Performance in AFC competitions