Al-Ittihad Club (Tripoli)

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Al-Ittihad SCSC
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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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

Libyan Championships[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Alittihad play their home games at the TRIPOLI Stadium, 6 km from center of Tripoli. They share the 80,000 capacity ground with Ahli Tripoli FC and Al-Madina S.C . 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[edit]

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

No. Position Player
2 Libya DF Walid Ali Osman
3 Libya DF Waleed Hadloul
4 Libya MF Akram Nakuaa
12 Libya GK Meftah Ghazalla
14 Libya MF Ali Rahuma
15 Libya DF Hesham Shaban
18 Libya MF Abdulnaser Slil
21 Libya MF Waleed Mhadeb
22 Libya DF Waleed Ali Osman
No. Position Player
23 Libya GK Mohamed Nashnoush
24 Libya MF Riyadh Al Laafi
27 Libya FW Ahmed Alwaani
29 Libya DF Abdulaziz Belreesh
Libya DF Mahmoud Saftar Makhlouf
Libya MF Reda Milad Al-Tawarghi
Libya MF Abdulsalam Boubaker Khamies
Libya FW Abdulhakeem Al Soudani
Libya FW Khalifa Abdulla

Notable former players[edit]

Managers[edit]

Managers[edit]

Other sports[edit]

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

Sponsorship[edit]

Official Sponsor[edit]

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

Kit providers[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]