Saudi Arabia; The New Home Of Football ?

Brazilian superstar Neymar Jr. has joined the long list of global superstars to join the Saudi Pro League as his next destination. The Saudi Arabian team, Al Hilal, has signed Neymar sum closed to €100M.

With the inclusion of Neymar, the Saudi Pro League has become even more competitive. Here is the list of few Saudi teams that have conducted incredibly successful business in recent transfer windows, recruiting superstars from European football to the Middle East one after another making them the title contenders for every competitions in the country ;

al nassr

Al Nassr is a Riyadh-based football club and one of the most successful clubs in Asia. They have won the Saudi Pro League 9 times. Al Nassr shocked the world of football last year when they signed one of the best players of this generation, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano’s transfer to Al Nassr has opened door for many other superstar to join Saudi Arabian team. With the inclusion of Sadio Mane , Brozovic , Alex Telles , Fofana , the team looks really sharp and strong. The Arabian Club Cup champions will start their Saudi Pro League campaign tonight against Al Ettifaq. However , Cristiano Ronaldo is given rest for tonight’s match.

al hilal

The Riyadh-based football club is the most decorated club in Asia, having won 66 official trophies. They also hold the record for 18 professional league titles. Al Hilal has always been the football powerhouse in Saudi Arabia and this year is no exception.

Even though they lost the Arab Club Champions Cup Final this year to City rival Al Nassr , The team is the most qualititive side of the Saudi Arabia with the inclusion of Neymar Jr , Malcom , Koulibaly , Ruben Neves , Milinkovic Savic this season. They have the best availaible home talents too such as Mohamed Al Owais , Salem Al Dawsari etc. The team is also heavily linked with Fulham’s striker , Mitrovic.

Al Hilal will kick off their season tonight with match against Abha tonight in Saudi Pro League.

al ittihad

Al Ittihad is the defending champion of the Saudi Arabian League. The Jeddah-based team has spent its entire history in the Saudi Pro League. They have won the AFC Champions League twice and the Saudi League 9 times, making them one of the most successful clubs in Saudi Arabia.

The club made the transfer of Current Ballon D’or holder , Karim Benzema this season along with the other stars such as , N’Golo Kante , Fabinho, Jota etc. The team look one of the favourite to claim the league title of Saudi . They will also begin their new season tonight with the match against Al Raed.

al ahli saudi

Al Ahli is the newly promoted team in the Saudi Pro League this season. The Jeddah-based team has won three league titles and also holds the record for the 13 Kings Cup.

The newly promoted team has already started their campaign with a victory over Al Hazem in the opening day of 2023/24 Saudi Pro League, thanks to hattrick from Roberto Firmino.

The inclusion of Firmino, Saint Maximin , Riyad Mahrez , Edouard Mendy , Frank Kessi has enhanced the quality of Al Ahli this season and they are more than capable to beat any other team in the league.

honourable mention

al ettifaq

al shabab


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