AL-RAYYAN SPORTS CLUB
Al-Rayyan Sports Club is a Qatari professional sports club fielding teams in a number of sports including: football, futsal, basketball, volleyball, handball, athletics, table tennis and swimming. The club 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 Fierce.
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 numerous GCC basketball, handball and volleyball championships. Both the basketball and handball teams have qualified for the world championships. However, the football team gets most attention from club officials as well as the media and the fans.
In 2010, the club had the highest attendance in the Qatar Stars League due to being the most well supported club in Qatar. The Fan club won the QFA-sanctioned award of Best fans in the 2008/09 season, and shared the award with Al Sadd in the 2012/13 season. In 2014–15 the club won the Qatargas League and returned to Qatar Stars League. In 2015, Al-Rayyan Broke the record of most consecutive league matches won to 11. In 2016, after 21 years, Al-Rayan won the league once again, and became the first ever team to win both leagues in two years.
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