Football Facts


70% of the squad of Qatar Football National Team that won the 2019 AFC Asian Cup was developed at Aspire Academy


Aspire Academy graduate Al Moez Ali broke the 23-year-old record held by Ali Daei of IR Iran scoring 9 goals at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup which also made him the tournament’s top scorer and MVP.


Aspire Academy student-athlete Hashim Ali was the youngest player to have ever scored at an AFC U23 Championship: By the time he scored for Qatar against Palestine on 19 January 2018, he was 17 years, 5 months, and 2 days old.


Aspire Academy’s U17 team finished as runner-up to Real Madrid in the 2017 ALKASS International Cup beating top teams like Red Bull Salzburg and PSV Eindhoven. Winners of this 2011 established tournament include Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Fluminense FC and it featured future world class players such as Kingsley Coman, Munir Haddadi and Adrien Rabiot.


During the 2018 AFC U23 Championship, Qatar National Team, comprised of 95% Aspire Academy current and graduate players, finished 3rd out of the top 16 Asian nations that qualified for the tournament from 47 member nations.


Totally comprised of Aspire Academy players, Qatar’s U19 National Team won the 2014 AFC U19 Championship in Myanmar and thereby qualified for the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup. Qatar’s Ahmed Moein received the Player of the Tournament-Award and he was awarded “Asian Young Footballer of the Year” in the following year.

Sports Facts

Youth Olympic Gold Medal

Owaab Barrow, 110m Hurdles, Gold, Buenos Aires 2018

Olympic Medals

Mutaz Barshim, High Jump, Silver, Rio 2016

Mutaz Barshim, High Jump, Bronze, London 2012

World Junior Medal

Bassem Hemeida, 400m Hurdles, Silver, Tampere 2018

Moaaz Ibrahim, Discus Throw, Gold, Bydgoszcz 2016

World Junior Record

Ashraf El-Seify, Hammer Throw (6kg), 85.57m, Barcelona 2012

Asian Records

Mutaz Barshim, High Jump (2.43), 2014 (outdoor)

Mutaz Barshim, High Jump (2.41), 2015 (indoor)

Moaaz Ibrahim, Discus Throw (60.49m), 2016 (U20)

Asian Games Records

Mutaz Barshim, High Jump (2.33), Incheon 2014

National records

Owaab Barrow, 110m Hurdles (13.17), Buenos Aires 2018 (U20)

Moaaz Ibrahim, Discus Throw, (63.63m), Bydgoszcz 2016 (U20)

School Facts


Student-Athletes ages 12 – 18 trained in Football and across 10 different Sports with receiving high school education (2018-2019).


Total number of student athletes graduated from Aspire Academy (2008-2018).

CIS Accreditation

Since 2016, Aspire Academy has achieved CIS (Counsel of International Schools) accreditation status.

CIS Accreditation