Saudi Arabia national football team

The Saudi Arabia national football team (Arabic: المنتخب العربي السعودي لكرة القدم‎) represents Saudi Arabia in international football. The team's colours are green and white. Saudi Arabia are known as Al-Suqour (The Falcons) and Al-Akhdhar (The Green).

Considered one of Asia's most successful national teams, Saudi Arabia have won the Asian Cup three times (1984, 1988, and 1996), reached a joint record six Asian Cup finals and have qualified for the World Cup on five occasions since debuting at the 1994 tournament.

In the 1994 World Cup under the leadership of Jorge Solari, Saudi Arabia beat both Belgium and Morocco in the group stage before falling to Sweden in the Round of 16. Thus Saudi Arabia became the second Arab national football team in history to reach the Round of 16 in a World Cup, after Morocco's Round of 16 elimination in the 1986 FIFA World Cup, and one of the few Asian national football teams to accomplish such a feat to date.

Saudi Arabia
Nickname(s)الأخضر (al-‘Akhḍar, "The Green One")
الصقور الخضر (aṣ-Ṣuqūr al-‘Akhḍar, "The Green Falcons") صقور نجد والحجاز (Falcons of Najd and Hejaz)
AssociationSaudi Arabian Football Federation
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationWAFF (West Asia)
Head coachVacant
CaptainOsama Hawsawi
Most capsMohamed Al-Deayea (178)[1]
Top scorerMajed Abdullah (71)
FIFA codeKSA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 72 Decrease 2 (4 April 2019)[2]
Highest21 (July 2004)
Lowest126 (December 2012)
Elo ranking
Current 65 Increase 2 (27 March 2019)[3]
Highest27 (November 1998)
Lowest112 (1970, 1972)
First international
 Saudi Arabia 1–1 Lebanon 
(Beirut, Lebanon; 18 January 1957)
Biggest win
 Timor-Leste 0–10 Saudi Arabia 
(Dili, East Timor; 17 November 2015)
Biggest defeat
 Egypt 13–0 Saudi Arabia 
(Casablanca, Morocco; 3 September 1961[4][5])
World Cup
Appearances5 (first in 1994)
Best resultRound of 16 (1994)
Asian Cup
Appearances10 (first in 1984)
Best resultChampions (1984, 1988, 1996)
Confederations Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1992)
Best resultRunners-up (1992)

History

Though their football federation was established in 1956, the Saudi Arabia national team did not participate in a tournament until they qualified for the AFC Asian Cup in 1984, which they won. They subsequently became one of Asia's most successful national teams, reaching the next four consecutive Asian Cup finals and winning two of them (1988 and 1996). They have qualified for every Asian Cup since, but their best performance in that period was reaching the final in 2007.

Saudi Arabia qualified for their first FIFA World Cup in 1994. Under the leadership of Jorge Solari and with talents like Saeed Al-Owairan and Sami Al-Jaber, reinforced by national veteran Majed Abdullah as team captain, Saudi Arabia beat both Belgium and Morocco in the group stage before falling to Sweden in the Round of 16. Saudi Arabia qualified for the next three World Cups, but did not win a group stage match in any of them. They failed to qualify for the 2010 and 2014 tournaments.

Saudi Arabia secured qualification for the 2018 tournament,[6] ahead of Australia. However, they started on a sour note by letting host Russia rout them 0–5 on the opening match,[7] making this the second largest victory of any host nation at the FIFA World Cup.[8] The record of the host's largest opening victory is still by Italy, beating the United States 7–1, in 1934.[9] Once again, Saudi Arabia failed to reach the next round, after suffering another defeat, this time, losing 0–1 to Uruguay.[10] Saudi Arabia's performance in the tournament was deemed to be their worst performance since 2002 World Cup, where they were beaten 8-0 by Germany in their opening game and finished 32nd and bottom in the final rankings. Although they were eliminated,[11] they managed to salvage some pride by winning their final group stage match (and their first win at a World Cup since 1994) against Red Sea neighbours Egypt.[12]

Honors

International

Runner-up: 1992
Fourth Place: 1999

Continental

Winner: 1984, 1988, 1996
Runner-up: 1992, 2000, 2007
Silver Medalists: 1986
Bronze Medalists: 1982

Regional

Winner: 1994, 2002, 2003
Runner-up: 1972, 1974, 1998, 2009, 2010, 2014
Third Place: 1970, 1979, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1996
Winner: 1998, 2002
Runner-up: 1992
Third Place: 1985
Silver Medalists: 1976
Bronze Medalists: 2007

Other

Runner-up: 1985, 1997
Gold Medalists: 2005

Kits and crests

The Saudi Arabia national football team's first kit are traditionally white and the second kit are green (flag colors).[13]

Kit suppliers

Kit supplier Period
United Kingdom Admiral 1976–1980
West Germany Puma 1980–1984
Saudi Arabia Faison 1984–1990
Germany Adidas 1990–1993
Saudi Arabia Shammel 1994–2001
Germany Adidas 2001–2003
France Le Coq Sportif 2004–2005
Germany Puma 2005–2010
United States Nike 2011–present

Competitive record

*Denotes draws includes knockout matches decided on penalty shootouts. Red border indicates that the tournament was hosted on home soil. Gold, silver, bronze backgrounds indicate 1st, 2nd and 3rd finishes respectively. Bold text indicates best finish in tournament.

FIFA World Cup

WM06 ASA-UKR Warm Up
Saudi players warm-up before their match against Ukraine during the 2006 FIFA World Cup (19 June 2006)
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Saudi Arabia players before the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening fixture, against hosts Russia in Group A.
World Cup record World Cup Qualification record
Hosts / year Result Position GP W D L GS GA GP W D L GS GA
Uruguay 1930 Not a FIFA member No qualification
Italy 1934 Not a FIFA member
France 1938 Not a FIFA member
Brazil 1950 Not a FIFA member
Switzerland 1954 Not a FIFA member
Sweden 1958 Did not enter Did not enter
Chile 1962 Did not enter
England 1966 Did not enter
Mexico 1970 Did not enter
West Germany 1974 Did not enter
Argentina 1978 Did not qualify 4 1 0 3 3 7
Spain 1982 10 4 1 5 9 16
Mexico 1986 2 0 1 1 0 1
Italy 1990 9 4 3 2 11 9
United States 1994 Round of 16 12th 4 2 0 2 5 6 11 6 5 0 28 7
France 1998 Group stage 28th 3 0 1 2 2 7 14 9 3 2 26 7
South Korea Japan 2002 32nd 3 0 0 3 0 12 14 11 2 1 47 8
Germany 2006 28th 3 0 1 2 2 7 12 10 2 0 24 2
South Africa 2010 Did not qualify 15 8 4 3 25 15
Brazil 2014 8 3 3 2 14 7
Russia 2018 Group stage 26th 3 1 0 2 2 7 18 12 3 3 45 14
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total Round of 16 5/23 16 3 2 11 11 39 117 68 27 22 232 93

AFC Asian Cup

Asian Cup 1984, match Saudi Arabia and China
The Final of the 1984 AFC Asian Cup, against China. Saudi Arabia won their first AFC Asian Cup in their first entry to the competition.

All Time Results

The following table shows Saudi Arabia's all-time international record, correct as of 25 June 2018.

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA
Total 631 303 140 179 978 671

Recent results and forthcoming matches

2019

Players

Current squad

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Abdullah Al-Jadaani 6 March 1991 (age 28) 0 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Wehda
21 GK Abdullah Al-Saleh 15 January 1988 (age 31) 0 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq
22 GK Mustafa Malayekah 21 May 1986 (age 32) 4 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Faisaly

2 DF Madallah Al-Olayan 25 August 1994 (age 24) 2 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Taawoun
3 DF Muteb Al-Mufarrij 19 August 1996 (age 22) 1 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Taawoun
4 DF Ziyad Al-Sahafi 17 October 1994 (age 24) 1 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
5 DF Mohammed Al-Khabrani 14 October 1993 (age 25) 7 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Qadsiah
6 DF Yazeed Al-Bakr 11 November 1997 (age 21) 1 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Faisaly
12 DF Bander Nasser 14 March 1990 (age 29) 1 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Batin
24 DF Abdullah Al-Shamekh 28 May 1993 (age 25) 2 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Raed
DF Sultan Ghunaiman 13 September 1989 (age 29) 0 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Batin

7 MF Osama Al-Khalaf 26 December 1996 (age 22) 2 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Hazem
8 MF Naif Hazazi 30 September 1992 (age 26) 4 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Qadsiah
9 MF Rabee Sufyani 26 January 1987 (age 32) 5 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Taawoun
11 MF Sultan Mendash 17 October 1994 (age 24) 2 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Faisaly
13 MF Fares Al-Ayyaf 1 March 1992 (age 27) 1 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Hazem
16 MF Ahmed Al-Zain 2 July 1991 (age 27) 2 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Qadsiah
17 MF Ali Hazazi 18 February 1994 (age 25) 2 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq
18 MF Mansor Hamzi 17 January 1992 (age 27) 2 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Fateh
27 MF Hassan Al-Habib 14 September 1994 (age 24) 2 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq

10 FW Hassan Sharahili 24 February 1993 (age 26) 1 0 Saudi Arabia Damac
20 FW Abdulfattah Adam 1 January 1995 (age 24) 3 2 Saudi Arabia Al-Taawoun

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Saudi Arabia squad within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Waleed Abdullah 19 April 1986 (age 33) 72 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr 2019 AFC Asian Cup
GK Mohammed Al-Owais 10 October 1991 (age 27) 18 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli 2019 AFC Asian Cup
GK Mohammed Al-Rubeai 14 August 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Batin 2019 AFC Asian Cup
GK Ameen Bokhari 2 May 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad v.  Iraq, 16 October 2018
GK Yasser Al-Mosailem 27 February 1984 (age 35) 33 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli v.  Bolivia, 10 September 2018
GK Abdullah Al-Mayouf 23 January 1987 (age 32) 12 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 2018 FIFA World Cup
GK Assaf Al-Qarni 2 April 1984 (age 35) 11 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
GK Fawaz Al-Qarni 2 April 1992 (age 27) 3 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad v.  Greece, 15 May 2018 INJ

DF Omar Hawsawi 27 September 1985 (age 33) 51 3 Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr 2019 AFC Asian Cup
DF Yasser Al-Shahrani 25 May 1992 (age 26) 48 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 2019 AFC Asian Cup
DF Mohammed Al-Breik 15 September 1992 (age 26) 22 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 2019 AFC Asian Cup
DF Ali Al-Bulaihi 21 November 1989 (age 29) 15 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 2019 AFC Asian Cup
DF Mohammed Al-Fatil 4 January 1992 (age 27) 15 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli 2019 AFC Asian Cup
DF Hamdan Al-Shamrani 14 December 1996 (age 22) 4 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Faisaly 2019 AFC Asian Cup
DF Sultan Al-Ghanam 6 May 1994 (age 24) 1 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr 2019 AFC Asian Cup
DF Abdulelah Al-Amri 15 January 1997 (age 22) 0 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Wehda 2019 AFC Asian Cup
DF Hussein Abdulghani 21 January 1977 (age 42) 138 5 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli v.  Jordan, 20 November 2018
DF Hassan Tombakti 9 February 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab v.  Jordan, 20 November 2018
DF Saeed Al Mowalad 9 March 1991 (age 28) 16 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli v.  Iraq, 16 October 2018
DF Motaz Hawsawi 17 February 1992 (age 27) 19 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli v.  Bolivia, 10 September 2018
DF Mohammed Jahfali 24 October 1990 (age 28) 2 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal v.  Bolivia, 10 September 2018
DF Hamad Al Mansor 19 August 1993 (age 25) 0 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr v.  Bolivia, 10 September 2018
DF Abdulaziz Haroon 31 July 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab v.  Bolivia, 10 September 2018
DF Osama Hawsawi 31 March 1984 (age 35) 138 7 Saudi Arabia Al-Wehda 2018 FIFA World Cup RET
DF Mansoor Al-Harbi 19 October 1987 (age 31) 40 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 2018 FIFA World Cup

MF Waleed Bakshween 12 November 1989 (age 29) 16 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Wehda v.  United Arab Emirates, 21 March 2019 INJ
MF Yahya Al-Shehri 26 June 1990 (age 28) 70 8 Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr 2019 AFC Asian Cup
MF Fahad Al-Muwallad 14 September 1994 (age 24) 56 13 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 2019 AFC Asian Cup
MF Salem Al-Dawsari 19 August 1991 (age 27) 45 8 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 2019 AFC Asian Cup
MF Housain Al-Mogahwi 28 January 1988 (age 31) 30 2 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli 2019 AFC Asian Cup
MF Abdullah Otayf 3 August 1992 (age 26) 30 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 2019 AFC Asian Cup
MF Ibrahim Ghaleb 28 September 1990 (age 28) 22 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr 2019 AFC Asian Cup
MF Hattan Bahebri 16 July 1992 (age 26) 19 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 2019 AFC Asian Cup
MF Abdulrahman Ghareeb 31 March 1997 (age 22) 9 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli 2019 AFC Asian Cup
MF Abdulaziz Al-Bishi 11 March 1994 (age 25) 8 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 2019 AFC Asian Cup
MF Nooh Al-Mousa 23 February 1991 (age 28) 7 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli 2019 AFC Asian Cup
MF Ayman Al-Khulaif 22 May 1997 (age 21) 2 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli 2019 AFC Asian Cup
MF Salman Al-Faraj 1 August 1989 (age 29) 50 4 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 2019 AFC Asian Cup INJ
MF Abdullah Al-Khaibari 16 August 1996 (age 22) 8 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr 2019 AFC Asian Cup INJ
MF Mohamed Kanno 22 September 1994 (age 24) 9 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal v.  Jordan, 20 November 2018
MF Turki Al-Ammar 24 September 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab v.  Jordan, 20 November 2018
MF Abdulaziz Al-Jebreen 19 April 1990 (age 29) 4 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr v.  Iraq, 16 October 2018
MF Mohammed Al-Kwikbi 8 August 1994 (age 24) 5 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq v.  Bolivia, 10 September 2018 INJ
MF Mohammed Abousaban 20 January 1990 (age 29) 2 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Faisaly v.  Bolivia, 10 September 2018
MF Abdulrahman Al-Aboud 1 June 1995 (age 23) 1 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq v.  Bolivia, 10 September 2018
MF Taisir Al-Jassim 25 July 1984 (age 34) 134 19 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli 2018 FIFA World Cup RET
MF Abdulmalek Al-Khaibri 13 March 1986 (age 33) 35 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 2018 FIFA World Cup INJ
MF Nawaf Al-Abed 26 January 1990 (age 29) 44 8 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE

FW Mohammed Al-Saiari 2 May 1993 (age 25) 4 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Hazem 2019 AFC Asian Cup
FW Haroune Camara 1 January 1998 (age 21) 4 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Qadsiah v.  Jordan, 20 November 2018
FW Firas Al-Buraikan 14 May 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr v.  Jordan, 20 November 2018
FW Muhannad Assiri 14 October 1986 (age 32) 18 4 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli v.  Brazil, 12 October 2018 INJ
FW Mohammad Al-Sahlawi 10 January 1987 (age 32) 42 28 Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr 2018 FIFA World Cup

  • SUS Player suspended
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury
  • RET Retired from the national team

Managerial history

Updated 30 January 2019.[15][16]

Records

As of 20 November 2018
Most Caps[17]
# Player Caps Goals Career
1 Mohamed Al-Deayea 178[1] 0 1993–2006
2 Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi 163 3 1990–2001
3 Sami Al-Jaber 156 46 1992–2006
4 Abdullah Zubromawi 142 3 1993–2002
5 Osama Hawsawi 138 7 2006–2018
6 Hussein Abdulghani 138 5 1996–
7 Taisir Al-Jassim 134 19 2004–2018
8 Saud Kariri 133 7 2001–2015
9 Mohamed Abd Al-Jawad 121 7 1981–1994
10 Mohammad Al-Shalhoub 118 19 2000–2018
Top Goalscorers[17]
# Player Goals Caps Career
1 Majed Abdullah 71 116 1978–1994
2 Sami Al-Jaber 46 156 1992–2006
3 Yasser Al-Qahtani 42 112 2002–2013
4 Obeid Al-Dosari 41 94 1994–2002
5 Talal Al-Meshal 32 60 1998–2006
6 Khaled Al-Muwallid 28 114 1988–1998
Mohammad Al-Sahlawi 28 42 2010–
8 Fahad Al-Mehallel 26 87 1992–1999
9 Saeed Al-Owairan 24 75 1992–1998
Ibrahim Al-Shahrani 24 86 1997–2005

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  13. ^ UNDER THE RADAR BUT BRIMMING WITH OPTIMISM
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Titles

Preceded by
1980 Kuwait 
Asian Champions
1984 (First title)
1988 (Second title)
Succeeded by
1992 Japan 
Preceded by
1992 Japan 
Asian Champions
1996 (Third title)
Succeeded by
2000 Japan 

External links

1992 King Fahd Cup Final

The 1992 King Fahd Cup Final was a football match to determine the winners of the 1992 King Fahd Cup. The match was held at King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 20 October 1992 and was contested by Argentina and Saudi Arabia. Argentina won the match 3–1.

2010 Saudi Arabia national football team results

This article details the fixtures and results of the Saudi Arabia national football team in 2010.

2011 Saudi Arabia national football team results

This article details the fixtures and results of the Saudi Arabia national football team in 2011.

Abdulrahman Fawzi

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"When the game was 2–2, my colleague Fawzi took the ball from the centre and dribbled past all the Hungarian players to score a third goal. But the referee cancelled the goal as an offside!"

Abdulrahman Fawzi was born in Port Said, and played for both Al-Masry and Zamalek SC. He later became the first manager of the Saudi Arabia national football team.

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Saudi Arabia national football team results (2010–19)

This is a list of official football games played by Saudi Arabia national football team between 2010 and 2019.

Saudi Arabia national under-17 football team

Saudi Arabia national under-17 football team (Arabic: المنتخب السعودي لكرة القدم تحت 17 سنة‎) also known as Saudi Arabia Under-17 or Saudi Arabia Junior team, represents Saudi Arabia in international association football competitions in AFC U-17 Championship and FIFA U-17 World Cup, as well as any other under-17 international football tournaments.

The team won the 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship and became the first Asian team to win a FIFA tournament. As of July 2018, they also became the only Asian men's football team to win any FIFA tournaments.

Saudi Arabia national under-20 football team

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Saudi Arabia national under-23 football team

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27 March 2018 FriendlyBelgium 4–0 Saudi ArabiaBrussels, Belgium
20:45 UTC+2
Report Stadium: King Baudouin Stadium
Attendance: 22,578
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
9 May 2018 FriendlySaudi Arabia 2–0 AlgeriaCádiz, Spain
19:30 UTC+2
Report Stadium: Estadio Ramón de Carranza
Attendance: 175
Referee: Juan Martínez (Spain)
15 May 2018 FriendlySaudi Arabia 2–0 GreeceSeville, Spain
19:30 UTC+2
Report Stadium: Estadio de La Cartuja
Attendance: 100
Referee: Carlos Del Cerro (Spain)
28 May 2018 FriendlyItaly 2–1 Saudi ArabiaSt. Gallen, Switzerland
20:45 UTC+2
Report
Stadium: kybunpark
Attendance: 10,100
Referee: Sandro Schärer (Switzerland)
3 June 2018 FriendlySaudi Arabia 0–3 PeruSt. Gallen, Switzerland
20:45 UTC+2 Report
Stadium: kybunpark
Attendance: 18,053
Referee: Fedayi San (Switzerland)
8 June 2018 FriendlyGermany 2–1 Saudi ArabiaLeverkusen, Germany
19:30 UTC+2
Report
Stadium: BayArena
Attendance: 30,210
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
14 June 2018 2018 World Cup GSRussia 5–0 Saudi ArabiaMoscow, Russia
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Report (FIFA)
Report
Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium
Attendance: 78,011
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)
20 June 2018 2018 World Cup GSUruguay 1–0 Saudi ArabiaRostov-on-Don, Russia
18:00 MSK (UTC+3) Suárez Goal 23' Report (FIFA)
Report
Stadium: Rostov Arena
Attendance: 42,678
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)
25 June 2018 2018 World Cup GSSaudi Arabia 2–1 EgyptVolgograd, Russia
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Report (FIFA)
Report
Stadium: Volgograd Arena
Attendance: 36,823
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
10 September 2018 FriendlySaudi Arabia 2–2 BoliviaRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
20:15 UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium
Attendance: 4,117
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
12 October 2018 FriendlySaudi Arabia 0–2 BrazilRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
21:00 UTC+3 Report
Stadium: King Saud University Stadium
Attendance: 23,401
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
15 October 2018 FriendlySaudi Arabia 1–1 IraqRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
20:45 UTC+3
Report
Stadium: King Saud University Stadium
Attendance: 10,217
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)
16 November 2018 FriendlySaudi Arabia 1–0 YemenDammam, Saudi Arabia
20:00 UTC+3
Report Stadium: Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium
Attendance: 9,228
Referee: Ahmad Ibrahim (Jordan)
20 November 2018 FriendlyJordan 1–1 Saudi ArabiaAmman, Jordan
19:00 UTC+2
Report Stadium: King Abdullah II Stadium
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
31 December 2018 FriendlySouth Korea 0–0 Saudi ArabiaAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
20:00 UTC+4 Report Stadium: Baniyas Stadium
8 January 2019 2019 Asian Cup GSSaudi Arabia 4–0 North KoreaDubai, United Arab Emirates
20:00 GST (UTC+4)
Report Stadium: Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium
Attendance: 5,075
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)
12 January 2019 2019 Asian Cup GSLebanon 0–2 Saudi ArabiaDubai, United Arab Emirates
20:00 GST (UTC+4) Report
Stadium: Al-Maktoum Stadium
Attendance: 13,792
Referee: Ali Sabah (Iraq)
17 January 2019 2019 Asian Cup GSSaudi Arabia 0–2 QatarAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
20:00 GST (UTC+4) Report
  • Ali Goal 45+1'80'
Stadium: Zayed Sports City Stadium
Attendance: 16,067
Referee: Kim Dong-jin (South Korea)
21 January 2019 2019 Asian Cup R16Japan 1–0 Saudi ArabiaSharjah, United Arab Emirates
15:00 GST (UTC+4)
Report Stadium: Sharjah Stadium
Attendance: 6,832
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
21 March 2019 FriendlyUnited Arab Emirates 2–1 Saudi ArabiaAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
17:45 GST (UTC+4)
Report
Stadium: Al Nahyan Stadium
Referee: Mohammad Arafah (Jordan)
25 March 2019 FriendlySaudi Arabia 3–2 Equatorial GuineaRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
18:45 AST (UTC+3)
Report
Stadium: King Fahd International Stadium
Referee: Abdullah Jamali (Kuwait)
Manager From To
Egypt Abdul-Rahman Fawzi 1957 1961
Tunisia Ali Chaouach 1967 1969
England George Skinner 1970 1970
Egypt Mohammed Sheita 1970 1972
Egypt Taha Ismail 1972 1974
Egypt Abdo Saleh El Wahsh 1974 1974
Hungary Ferenc Puskás 1975 1975
England Bill McGarry 1976 1977
England Ronnie Allen 1978 1978
England Danny Allison 1978 1978
England David Woodfield 1979 1979
Brazil Rubens Minelli 1980 1980
Brazil Mario Zagallo 1981 1984
Saudi Arabia Khalil Ibrahim Al-Zayani 1984 1986
Brazil Castilho 1986 1986
Brazil Osvaldo 1987 1987
Brazil Carlos Galletti 1988 1988
Uruguay Omar Borras 1988 1988
Brazil Carlos Alberto Parreira 1988 1990
Turkey Metin Türel 1990 1990
Brazil Claudinho Garcia 1990 1992
Brazil Veloso 1992 1992
Brazil Nélson Rosa 1992 1992
Brazil Candinho 1993 1993
Netherlands Leo Beenhakker 1993 1994
Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al-Kharashy 1994 1994
Brazil Ivo Wortmann 1994 1994
Argentina Jorge Solari 1994 1994
Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al-Kharashy 1995 1995
Brazil Ze Mario 1995 1996
Portugal Nelo Vingada 1996 1997
Austria Hansel Waldem 1996 1997
Germany Otto Pfister 1998 1998
Brazil Carlos Alberto Parreira 1998 1998
Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al-Kharashy June 1998 June 1998
Germany Otto Pfister 1999 Feb 1999
Czech Republic Milan Máčala May 1999 2000
Saudi Arabia Nasser Al-Johar 2000 2000
Serbia and Montenegro Slobodan Santrac Aug 2001 Aug 2001
Saudi Arabia Nasser Al-Johar Aug 2001 July 2002
Netherlands Gerard van der Lem Aug 2002 Aug 2004
Netherlands Martin Koopman 2002 2002
Saudi Arabia Nasser Al-Johar Sep 2004 Nov 2004
Argentina Gabriel Calderon Nov 2004 Dec 2005
Brazil Marcos Paqueta 2006 2007
Brazil Helio dos Anjos March 2007 June 2008
Saudi Arabia Nasser Al-Johar June 2008 February 2009
Portugal José Peseiro February 2009 January 2011
Saudi Arabia Nasser Al-Johar January 2011 February 2011
Brazil Rogério Lourenço June 2011 July 2011
Netherlands Frank Rijkaard August 2011 January 2013
Spain Juan Ramón López Caro January 2013 December 2014
Romania Cosmin Olăroiu December 2014 January 2015
Saudi Arabia Faisal Al Baden March 2015 August 2015
Netherlands Bert van Marwijk September 2015 September 2017
Argentina Edgardo Bauza September 2017 November 2017
Argentina Spain Juan Antonio Pizzi November 2017 January 2019
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