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Our History

The club was formed by Keith Young in 2014 to comply with QFA and QAL standards to enter the third tier of the Qatar Football Association. The team were already a dominant force in the community league and the step up through application was to be part of a five year plan to take an amateur football team on a journey to achieve be part of the highest level of football possible here in Qatar.

The original name for the club derived from the majority of it's current playing squad from England, Ireland and Scotland (EIS) working and living in Doha with the Pearl area in being home to many. The name of the team EIS Pearl was agreed and branded to start the journey of this football vision and plan. The club appointed FAI ex professional footballer Steven Gough as assistant Manager to Keith Young and coaching staff Mikey Brady, Roy Gadsby and Kennie Gammie for the 2014/15 season with Niall Keogh captaining the team who's home kit color of light blue stayed with the club from the community playing days.

QAL (2014 - 2016)

The first season playing in the QAL was a tough introduction to the level of fitness and structure required to not only move up but to survive. In September 2014 EIS Pearl played there first game in Al Wakra stadium versus the league champions of 2013/14 Al Waab a game which was to be the biggest defeat in the clubs history of 8-0. The season started to take shape halfway through with player additions and removals and changes to coaching the club started to pick up points with a number of draws against established opposition. A memorable 1-0 victory in January against Al-Tadenum then a 3-2 win against Al-Qud followed by a 3-1 victory against Copros at Aspire on a February evening giving the club it's first real taste of performing well and winning in the league. The club finished 12th in the league 18 points clear of relegation.

The second season welcomed some valued sponsors, new players and a very good pre-season. The club started the season with a well deserved draw in October 2015 v Karahmaa and the club went on to lay down strong challenges against the higher spectrum of the league. Some memorable wins in Al-Arabi sports club against Doha and a superb finish to the campaign ensured the club finished mid-table.

QAL (2016 - 2017)

Close season in March 2017 started the planning of the next phase in the clubs plans with key recruitment top priority. Manager Keith Young appointed Simon Pratt as head coach bringing a wealth of UEFA A experience from Newport County and Aberdeen. Etihad joined the ranks of sponsorship along with statistical analysis company Pro-Stas. Soon the player recruitment drive started Spanish, Moroccan, English and African ex professional and semi professional players joining the club some leaving top sides in the league to be part of the vision to push into the top half of the QAL. An unbeaten pre-season ensured the club started strong late October beating Al Bidda 4-0 and the eventual top goalscorer for the club and league Noor Baouseridine netting two and the club starting an 8 game unbeaten run taking them to the top of the league by December. Come January it became a two horse race for the title Al-Waab always within 2 points, in the penultimate game at Ah-Ahli stadium the title was to be decided between the two clubs. A tight game resulting in a 1-0 defeat meant it was league runners up spot for the club, an incredible and momentous achievement for everybody involved in such a short time and a huge step forward bringing plans firmly ahead of schedule.

QAL (2017 - 2018)

From March 2017 last season's preparation was the toughest close season to date, the implementation of Qatari players as a new league rule meant the plans to push from last season were disrupted, yet the club embraced the challenge and new recruitment began. A rebranded name change to conform to area allocation from the QFA meant the club announced Pearl FC as the new branding to support a new image. The club managed to secure the services of Ciaran Kelly, another UEFA Coach bringing professional club level experience to the club and Paul Horesman a UEFA B coach another coach with a wealth of experience rounding off a superb coaching team at the club.

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