Sadd Sports Club - Supporters

Supporters

Historically, Al Sadd has been the favoured club of Qatar's upper-class. The club garnered many supporters in the early years of the Qatar Stars League, along with Al Rayyan and Al-Arabi, whom were the three main powers of the league. Over the years, they have attracted a wider array of fans due to their continental accomplishments, such as winning the 1988–89 AFC Champions League.

The new millennium saw an influx of new fans as a result of recruiting many foreign nationals to play for the club, as well as the club's performance in regional competitions.

In order to better communicate with the fans, Al Sadd's fan club was established in the 2003–04 season of the QSL and was then an unprecedented idea in most Gulf and Arab clubs. The fan club serves many roles; not only is it restricted to organizing fan groups within the stadium, but it is also used as a means to discuss ways in which to improve the club. In addition, Al Sadd holds annual general meetings between the management and fans in order to have an open platform to discuss issues in an open environment. Ironically, this was greatly criticized at the beginning, while now other clubs are following suit.

The club also has annual and monthly awards for the best players of the club which is sponsored by Givenchy. The fans have won the title of best fan club in Qatar for three successive year – 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Furthermore, the fan club was also the first in Qatar to put the free SMS service for mobiles in place. After one and a half years, there are more than 8000 subscribers who received a number of over 3 million SMS' during this period.

Also active on social networking sites, the club has official Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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