QNB Stars League — November/December, 2017 — Djamel Belmadi (Al Duhail)


Al Duhail’s Djamel Belmadi has been named as the QNB Stars League’s best coach for the months of November and December, 2017.

Under the Algerian who is known for his shrewd tactics and astute acumen, Al Duhail played five matches (Weeks 7 to 11) during the period, winning four and drawing one. In the process, they garnered 13 points that helped their cause of staying on top after the first phase of the tournament ended on 8th December.

The Red Knights scored 19 goals and conceded only eight. In fact, they have pumped in 40 goals, way ahead of their nearest rivals Al Sadd and Al Rayyan, while receiving 16 to have a goal difference of +24 halfway through this season’s league competition.

They had 46 shots on target and 22 against.

The only blip on his CV this season is that the team bowed out of the QSL Cup in the group stage. 

According to Stats, the official statistics and figures provider for the QNB Stars League, Al Duhail made an average number of 591 passes, out of which 513 proved successful. Short passes numbered 354 and forward passes 188.

There were 8.8 crosses from the left and 15 from the right. They also made 19 tackles and 13 dribbles.

They made 66 final-third entries and 43 penalty-area entries. Shots for reached 18 and shots against were nine. The average number of total shots on target was eight. The total distance covered was 102,206.

The Algerian coach has a tough task on hand as Al Sadd are breathing down their neck with two points behind. And then, Al Duhail have the AFC Champions League campaign as well on their shoulder.