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Faisal Buressli

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Faisal Buressli
Faisal Buressli Player.jpg
Faisal with Kuwaiti National Team
Personal information
Born (1961-11-06) November 6, 1961 (age 58)
Manama, Bahrain
NationalityKuwaiti
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
Playing career1975–1999
PositionForward
Number12
Career history
As player:
1975–1990Al-Qadsia
1990–1991Al-Ahli Club (Manama)
1991–1999Al-Qadsia
1978–1997Kuwait national basketball team
As coach:
2000–2001Al-Arabi SC (Kuwait) Head Coach of U15 Team
2001–2002Kuwait national basketball team Assistant Coach
2002–2003Al-Qadsia Head Coach of U18 & As.Coach of Senior Team
2004Kuwait national basketball team Head Coach
2004–2005Al-Qadsia Head Coach of U18 & As.Coach of Senior Team
2005–2006U18 Kuwait national basketball team Head Coach
2006–2007U18 Kuwait national basketball team Head Coach
2007–2008Al Jahra SC Head Coach
2008–2009U18 Kuwait national basketball team Head Coach
2010Kuwait national basketball team Head Coach
2010–2011Al-Ahli Club (Manama) Head Coach

Faisal Buressli (Arabic:فيصل بورسلي) - (born November 6, 1961 in Manama, Bahrain) is a Kuwaiti former basketball player and current coach.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Faisal started playing basketball in 1975 in Al-Qadsia Kuwaiti Club till 1990. Due to the Invasion of Kuwait in 1990 he moved to play in Bahrain, season of 1990-1991, with Al-Ahli Club (Manama) Club. afterwards, he returned to Kuwait to play for Al Qadsia club, his primary club, where he ended his playing career in 1999. In 1980 & 1981 he was selected by 6 American universities to receive a scholarship for playing in NCAA, back then not many of Arab players got such chance to show their talents in American College League
Faisal played for Kuwaiti national basketball team between since 1978 until 1997, then became the team's captain in 1991, selected one of the top 12 players in Asia two times in 1983 and 1986.

Playing Highlights and Awards[edit | edit source]

Kuwaiti League Champion -78, 80, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 92, 93, 94, 97.
Kuwaiti League Vice Champion -79, 81, 87, 88, 89, 95.
Kuwaiti Cup Winner -78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 88, 89, 92, 93, 95.
Kuwaiti Cup Vice Champion -87.
Bahraini League Vice Champion -90.
Bahraini Cup Winner -90.
Arab Youth National Teams Championship in Saudi Arabia -79 (Gold Medal)
1St Arab Gulf Clubs Championship -80 (Silver Medal)
Asian Youth Championship in Thailand -80 (6th)
Arab National Teams Championship in Tunisia -80 (Semifinal)
Arab Gulf Clubs Championship -81 (Silver Medal)
Arab Gulf National Teams Championship in United Arab Emirates -81 (Gold Medal)
Friendship Arab Championship in Kuwait -82 (Gold Medal)
Arab Gulf Clubs Championship in Bahrain -82 (Gold Medal)
Asian Championship in India -82 (9th)
FIBA Asia in Hong Kong -83 (Semifinal)
Friendship Arabic Championship in Kuwait -83 (Silver Medal)
Arab Gulf National Teams Championship in Bahrain -83 (Gold Medal)
Arab Clubs Championship in Saudi Arabia -83 (Gold)
Arab Clubs Championship in Morocco -85 (6th)
Asian Games Championship in Korea -86 (4th)
Arab Gulf Clubs Championship in Kuwait -86 (Bronze Medal)
Arab Gulf Clubs Championship in United Arab Emirates -87 (Bronze Medal)
Arab Police Championship in Egypt -87 (Gold Medal)
Arab Gulf Clubs Championship in Saudi Arabia -88
Arab Police Championship in Tunisia -88 (Bronze Medal)
Iraq International Championship -89 (Gold Medal)
Arab National Teams Championship in Syria -89 (6th)
Friendship Championship in Kuwait -89 (Gold Medal)
Arab National Teams Championship in Egypt -91 (6th)
FIBA Asia in Indonesia -93 (10th)
Arab Gulf Clubs Championship -93 (Gold Medal)+(MVP)
Arab Gulf Clubs Cups Winner Championship in Saudi Arabia -94 (Gold Medal)
Arab National Teams Championship in Egypt -94 (6th)
Arab Gulf Clubs Championship in Saudi Arabia -95 (Bronze Medal)

Coaching career[edit | edit source]

His coaching career spans many years and in 2010 he was Head Coach of the Kuwait senior men's team. He has held many Head Coaching positions at both senior and junior level, Internationally and on the club scene. Among st his achievements so far are:-Kuwait Coach of the Year 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Head Coach to the Gulf Championship winning Kuwait Youth National Team Head Coach to numerous Championship winning junior club teams in Bahrain. He is a well known coach in the Persian Gulf region. In 2011 he became the first Kuwaiti basketball coach worked outside of Kuwait, when he was hired by Al-Ahli Club (Manama).

Coaching Highlights and Awards[edit | edit source]

Faisal Buressli coaching Al Ahli season 2010-2011

Best Coach in Kuwait 07,08,09,10 awarded by Kuwait T.V sport channel
Kuwait U15 Leaque Champion -01
Kuwait U15 Cup Champion -01
Coach Assistant: Kuwaiti National Team -02
Kuwait Martyr Fahed Al Ahmad Cup Winner -03
Kuwait Mubarak Great Trophy Winner -03
Kuwait League Champion -04
Head Coach: Kuwaiti National Team -04, 10
Head Coach: Kuwaiti Youth National Team -06-07, 09-10
Arab U18 National Teams in Syria -06 (5th position)
Asian Championships U18 in China -06 (8th position)
Kuwait League Finalist -08
Gulf Championships U18 in Bahrain -09 (Champion)
Bahrain Supercup Finalist -11

References[edit | edit source]

http://basketball.asia-basket.com/coach/Faisal_Buressli/25371
http://basketballtelegraph.blogspot.com/2010/11/exclusive-q-with-kuwait-national-team.html
http://www.eurocampsbasketballchi.co.uk/index/ourstaff.html
http://www.alanba.com.kw/ar/kuwait-news/30690/13-07-2008 sources translation has been done by google translate


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