Al-Ansar SC

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Al-Ansar SC
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Full name Al-Ansar Sporting Club
Nickname(s) Greens
Founded 1951; 63 years ago (1951)
Ground Beirut Municipal Stadium
Beirut, Lebanon
Ground Capacity 22,000
Chairman Karim Diab
Manager Serbia Zoran Pešić
League Lebanese Premier League
2011–12 4th

Al-Ansar Sporting Club (Arabic: نادي الأنصار الرياضي‎) is a Lebanese association football club based in Beirut. Formed in 1951, the club did not win its first Lebanese Premier League until 1988. They went on to set a world record by winning the league 11 seasons in a row. They have won more Lebanese FA Cup and Lebanese Premier League titles than any other club. Its support comes from all over Lebanon across all religions and sects though the majority from the Sunni community.[1][2]

Honours[edit]

Lebanese Premier League: 13

  • 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2007 (record)

Lebanese FA Cup: 13

  • 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012 (record)

Lebanese Super Cup: 5

  • 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2012 (record)

Lebanese Federation Cup: 2

  • Winners – 1999, 2000

Lebanese Elite Cup: 2

  • Winners – 1997, 2000

Performance in AFC Competitions[edit]

AFC Champions League

1989: Qualifying Stage
1990: Qualifying Stage
1992: Qualifying Stage
1994: Group Stage
1995: Group Stage
1996: Second Round
1998: Group Stage
1999: Second Round
2000: Second Round
2001: First Round
2002: Qualifying Stage

AFC Cup

2007: Group Stage
2008: Group Stage
2011: Group Stage
2013: Group Stage

AFC Cup Winners Cup

1992: First Round
1997: First Round

Current squad[edit]

Senior Team[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Lebanon GK Hassan Moghnieh
2 Lebanon DF Anas Abousaleh
4 Brazil DF Tião
5 Lebanon DF Mootaz Jounaidi
6 Lebanon MF Rabih Ataya
7 Lebanon FW Mohamad Ayoub
8 Lebanon DF Sami Al-Choum
9 Lebanon MF Mahmoud Kojok
10 Lebanon MF Mohamad Atwi
12 Lebanon FW Samer Gedaon
14 Lebanon DF Ahmad Khodor
15 Lebanon MF Kassem Laila
No. Position Player
17 Lebanon FW Hussein Ibrahim
19 Lebanon FW Ali Jawad
20 Lebanon FW Nasrat Al Jamal
21 Lebanon DF Mohamad Hamoud
22 Lebanon GK Larry Mehanna
24 Lebanon FW Samer Shehade
25 Lebanon FW Kassem Manaa
31 Lebanon GK Ali Shahada
99 Lebanon FW Kassem Abou-Khechfe
Syria MF Fahd Aodi
Brazil MF Rodrigo Lopez
Nigeria FW Prince Abedi

Presidents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Montague, James (24 October 2007). "In Lebanon, even soccer is tainted by sectarian strife". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Alami, Mona (1 September 2009). "Religious about football". Retrieved 15 October 2010. 

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