AC Tripoli

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Tripoli
Tripoli SC (logo).png
Full nameAC Tripoli
Short nameTRI
Founded2000; 19 years ago (2000), as Olympic Beirut
2005; 14 years ago (2005), as AC Tripoli
GroundTripoli Municipal Stadium
Capacity22,000
ChairmanGhassan Yaken
ManagerIsmael Kortam
LeagueLebanese Football League
2018–19Lebanese Football League, 8th

AC Tripoli (Arabic: نادي طرابلس الرياضي‎), formerly Olympic Beirut, is a Lebanese football club based in Tripoli.[1] Founded in 2000 as Olympic Beirut, they won the domestic double in the 2002–03 season. In 2005 they were re-established as AC Tripoli and, in 2015, they won a Lebanese FA Cup.

History[edit]

AC Tripoli was initially founded as Olympic Beirut in 2000, winning the Lebanese Football League and FA Cup in 2003 and appearing in AFC Cup the following year.[2] Due to financial problems, in 2005 the club was moved to the northern city of Tripoli and renamed AC Tripoli.

In 2015, Tripoli won the Lebanese FA Cup:[3] this would be their first trophy won under their new name.

Club rivalries[edit]

Tripoli disputes the "North Governorate Derby" with Salam Zgharta, as they are both located in the same area.[4]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 23 January 2019[5]

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 Siraj Al Samad
4 Lebanon DF Khaled Al Ali
8 Lebanon MF Ghazi Al Hussein
9 Lebanon FW Ibrahim Bahsoun
10 Ivory Coast MF Marc Dion Sédé
11 Lebanon FW Mohamad Maksoud
12 Lebanon DF Abdallah Aish
13 Lebanon Abed ElRazzak Dakramanji
17 Lebanon MF Bilal Matar
19 Lebanon DF Abdallah Moghrabi
20 Lebanon FW Walid Fatouh
21 Lebanon MF Ahmad Diab
No. Position Player
22 Lebanon FW Abdallah Adra
26 Senegal DF Mamadou Sylla
27 Lebanon Hassan Kraytem
80 Ghana FW Wilson Andoh
91 Lebanon GK Nazih Assad
99 Lebanon FW Fouad Eid
Lebanon GK Bassam Sleiman
Lebanon Khaled Al Jassem
Lebanon Hassan Hayek
Lebanon Youssef Hmedeh
State of Palestine Ahmad Yassine
Lebanon Saad Youssef

Honours[edit]

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2004 AFC Cup Group Syria Al-Jaish 0-0 0-2 2nd
Turkmenistan Nebitçi Balkanabat 2-0 2-1
Quarterfinal Singapore Home United 3-3 1-2 4-5
2016 AFC Cup Play-off Kyrgyzstan Alay Osh 0–0 (p)
Group Iraq Naft Al-Wasat 1–3 0–1 3rd
Jordan Al-Faisaly 1–1 1-3
Tajikistan Istiklol 2–1 3-1

Managerial history[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Groll, Daniel. "AC Tripoli SC - Lebanon - نادي طرابلس الرياضي - Club Profile, Club History, Club Badge, Results, Fixtures, Historical Logos, Statistics". www.weltfussballarchiv.com. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  2. ^ Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Olympic Beirut (02/03)". www.national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Summary - Cup - Lebanon - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ Lebanon, Football. "السلام زغرتا يحسم ديربي الشمال ويضمن البقاء في دوري الأضواء". football-lebanon.com. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Tripoli Players and Stats". lebanonfg.com. Retrieved 2019-01-31.