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Al-Ittihad Club (Tripoli)

 

Al-Ittihad Club (Tripoli)

Al-Ittihad SCSC
Full name Al-Ittihad Sport, Cultural & Social Club
Nickname(s) Tehaa
Founded 1944
Ground 11 June Stadium
Tripoli, Libya
Ground Capacity 50,000
Chairman Salem al-Abyadh
Head Coach Baltemar Brito
League Libyan Premier League
2013–14 2nd

Al-Ittihad Sport, Cultural & Social Club (Arabic: نـادي الإتحـاد الرياضـي الثقافـي الإجتماعـي‎) is a Libyan football club based in Bab Ben Gashier, Tripoli, Libya. They have won the Libyan Premier League sixteen times, the Libyan Cup six times and the Libyan SuperCup ten times.

Alittihad became the first Libyan club to qualify for the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League in 2007, where they lost to eventual runners-up Al-Ahly of Egypt (1–0) on aggregate. They also reached the semi-finals of the CAF Confederation Cup in 2010.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Honours 2
    • Libyan Championships 2.1
  • Performance in CAF competitions 3
  • Supporters 4
  • Old Crest 5
  • Stadium 6
  • Current squad 7
  • Notable former players 8
  • Managers 9
  • Managers 10
  • Other sports 11
  • Sponsorship 12
    • Official Sponsor 12.1
    • Kit providers 12.2
  • External links 13
  • References 14

History

Al-Ittihad Club was founded on Saturday July 29, 1944 after a merger between three clubs " العمال -al-Ummal", "Al Nahda & Al Shabab, Mohamed Al-Krewi (Arabic: محمد الكريو‎) was the founder and first president.[1]

Honours

Libyan Championships

1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958
1965, 1966, 1969, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
1992, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009
Finalist: 1994, 1987, 2002, 2003
  • Libyan SuperCup: 10 (Libyan Record)
    • 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Performance in CAF competitions

2007 – Semi-Finals
2008 – Quarter-Finals
2011 – Second Round
1967 – Quarter-Finals
2005 – Quarter-Finals
2008 – Quarter-Finals
2010 – Semi-Finals
2011 – Second Round of 16
2000 – Semi-Finals

Supporters

Al Ittihad is one of the most well supported football clubs in Libya. They held the record for the highest attendance in the CAF Champions League 2007, The Nickname of Al Ittihad Fans is (RED Aurora Supporters) & (Tiha Supporters).

Old Crest

The crest pictured here is the old crest that was in use. The current one (pictured at the top of the page) replaced the old one in 2003 (a star was added) after the club's 10th league title.

Stadium

Alittihad play their home games at the Tripoli Stadium, 6 km from center of Tripoli. They share the 80,000 capacity ground with Al-Ahly Tripoli and Al Madina. The club owns the 5,000 capacity Al Mala'b Al Baladi (Arabic: الملعب البلدي‎). Located in central Tripoli, the ground is now used for training.

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
2 DF Walid Ali Osman
3 DF Waleed Hadloul
4 MF Akram Nakuaa
12 GK Meftah Ghazalla
14 MF Ali Rahuma
15 DF Hesham Shaban
18 MF Abdulnaser Slil
21 MF Waleed Mhadeb
22 DF Waleed Ali Osman
No. Position Player
23 GK Mohamed Nashnoush
24 MF Riyadh Al Laafi
27 FW Ahmed Alwaani
29 DF Abdulaziz Belreesh
DF Mahmoud Saftar Makhlouf
MF Reda Milad Al-Tawarghi
MF Abdulsalam Boubaker Khamies
FW Abdulhakeem Al Soudani
FW Khalifa Abdulla

Notable former players

Managers

Managers

Other sports

Al Ittihad has got teams competing in different other sports. Al Ittihad's Handball, Volleyball and Basketball teams have won many national competitions.

Sponsorship

Official Sponsor

Kia, Al-Madar Al-Jadid Telecomm and Total are the current official sponsors for Al Ittihad Sporting Club

Kit providers

External links

  • (Arabic) Official website
  • Al-Ittihad Photo Gallery
  • Club Information @ Goalzz.com
  • (Arabic) www.ittihad4ever.com – Fans Site
  • (Arabic) ittihad13
  • (Arabic) kooora.com – Libyan soccer forums
  • Al Ittihad Photo Gallery @ Flickr
  • (Arabic) History of the Club
  • http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=ar&tl=en&u=http://www.almadar.ly/

References

  1. ^ http://www.alittihad.ly/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=30
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