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Al Ahly SC
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Full name Al Ahly Sporting Club
النادي الأهلى للرياضة البدنية
Nickname(s) Club of the Century
The Red Devils
Patriotism Club
Masters of the World
Short name ASC
Founded 24 April 1907; 109 years ago (1907-04-24)
Ground Cairo International Stadium
Ground Capacity 75,000
Chairman Mahmoud Taher
Manager Sayed Abdel Hafeez
Coach Hossam El-Badry
League Egyptian Premier League
2015–16 Egyptian Premier League, 1st
Website Club home page
Current season
Active departments of Al Ahly SC
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Al Ahly Sporting Club (Arabic: النادي الأهلي للرياضة البدنية‎‎), is an Egyptian sports club based in Cairo, Egypt. It is is best known for its professional football team, which plays in the Egyptian Premier League, the top tier of the Egyptian football league system. Founded in April 24, 1907 as a gathering place for Cairo's students' unions in the struggle against colonization.

Al Ahly is the most successful club in Egyptian football history, having won a record 38 national titles, 35 national cups and 9 national super cups. In addition, Al Ahly has never been relegated to the Second Division. On the continental side, Al Ahly was named in 2000 by CAF as the "African Club of the Century". The club has 8 CAF Champions League titles, 1 CAF Confederation Cup title, 6 CAF Super Cup titles and 4 African Cup Winners' Cup titles. Internationally, Al Ahly has won the Bronze medal in FIFA Club World Cup 2006 and 1 Afro-Asian Cup title. Worldwide, Al Ahly is considered the most successful club in world history with 20 international titles. The club plays their home matches in the Cairo International Stadium, with a capacity of 75,000.[1]


Al Ahly was founded by Omar Lotfi in 1907, as a gathering place for Cairo's students' unions in the struggle against colonization.[2] Al Ahly, meaning "the national", was chosen, and Englishman Mitchell Ince became the club's first president. In the absence of a national league, Al Ahly initially took part in regional competitions, including the Sultan Hussein Cup, which they won seven times between 1917 and 1938.

In the 1980s the club became successful on a continental level, winning the CAF Champions League in 1982 and 1987. They triumphed again in 2001, 2005, 2006 and 2008 under the coaching of the Portuguese Manuel José,[3] and in 2012 and finally in 2013 under the coaching of Hossam El-Badry in 2012 and Mohamed Youssef in 2013; making them the most crowned team in Africa, with 8 Champions League, 1 Confederation Cup, 4 Cup Winners' Cups, 6 Super Cups and one Afro-Asian Club Championship.

Perfect season

2005 represented an especially unique season in Ahly's illustrious history. The team would go on to set an unprecedented record of going an entire season being unbeaten in almost all possible competitions. 46 matches were played in the Egyptian Premier League,[4] Egyptian Cup, Egyptian Super Cup and CAF Champions League,[5] with Ahly remaining unbeaten in all of them (as well as winning 5 from all 6 trophies).

Al Ahly remained unbeaten in 2016 in all competitions until conceding their first loss of the year on May 7, 2016, when they lost 0–1 to Wadi Degla SC in the stoppage time in the Egyptian Premier League.[6][7]


Al Ahly formerly played their home games at their own ground, Mokhtar El-Tetsh Stadium, but its capacity was too small for the club's support so They turned Mokhtar El-Tetsh Stadium to their Training Ground. As a consequence, Al-Ahly now play their home ties at the Cairo International Stadium.[2]


Total Number of Trophies: 131 (Record) . [8]





  • Egyptian Premier League
  • Egypt Cup (33 solo titles and 2 titles in conjunction with Zamalek SC in 1943 and 1958)
    • Winners: (35) 1924, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1937, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1966, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007 (record)
    • Runners up: (15) 1926, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1938, 1944, 1952, 1959, 1973, 1976, 1997, 2004, 2010, 2015, 2016
  • Egyptian Super Cup
    • Winners: (9) 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015 (record)
    • Runners up: (1) 2009
  • Cairo League
    • Winners: (17) 1924–25, 1926–27, 1927–28, 1928–29, 1930–31, 1932–33, 1933–34, 1934–35, 1935–36, 1936–37, 1937–38, 1938–39, 1941–42, 1947–48, 1949–50, 1957–58 (record)
  • United Arab Republic Cup
    • Winners: (1) 1961 (record)
  • Sultan Hussein Cup
    • Winners: (7) 1922–23, 1924–25, 1925–26, 1926–27, 1928–29, 1930–31, 1937–38 (record)
  • Egyptian Federation Cup
    • Winners: (1) 1989 (Shared record)

Competitive record

Regional competitions

National competitions

Players and Coaching staff

Current squad

As of 17 September 2016.[10]

Egyptian Football Association (EFA) rules are that a team may only have 3 foreign born players in the squad.

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

No. Position Player
1 Egypt GK Sherif Ekramy
3 Egypt DF Ramy Rabia
5 Egypt DF Ahmed Hegazy
6 Egypt DF Sabri Raheel
7 Egypt DF Hussein El Sayed
8 Egypt MF Moamen Zakaria
9 Egypt FW Amr Gamal
10 Egypt FW Emad Moteab Vice Captain Sports.gif
11 Egypt MF Walid Soliman
12 Egypt DF Basem Ali
13 Egypt GK Ahmed Adel
14 Egypt MF Hossam Ghaly Captain sports.svg
15 Egypt FW Mohamed Hamdy Zaky
16 Egypt GK Mossad Awad
17 Egypt MF Amr Al-Sulaya
18 Egypt FW Marwan Mohsen
No. Position Player
19 Egypt MF Abdallah Said
20 Egypt DF Saad Samir
21 Tunisia DF Ali Maâloul
22 Egypt MF Saleh Gomaa
23 Egypt DF Mohamed Nagieb
24 Egypt DF Ahmed Fathy
25 Egypt MF Hossam Ashour
26 Egypt GK Mohamed El Shenawy
27 Egypt MF Mohamed Gaber
28 Nigeria FW Junior Ajayi
29 Ghana FW John Antwi
30 Egypt DF Mohamed Hany
34 Egypt MF Ahmed Hamdy
35 Egypt MF Karim Nedvěd
38 Egypt MF Akram Tawfik

On loan

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

No. Position Player
Egypt MF Ahmed El Sheikh (at Makkasa SC until 30 June 2017)
No. Position Player
Egypt MF Mohamed Rizk (at El-Gaish SC until 30 June 2017)

Loan Deals Expired 30 June 2017.

Coaching staff

Position Staff
Manager Egypt Hossam El-Badry
General coach Egypt Ahmed Ayoub
Assistant coach Egypt Sayed Moawad
Goalkeepers coach Egypt Tarek Soliman
Fitness coach Netherlands Michael Lindeman
Football Director Egypt Sayed Abdel Hafeez
General Director Egypt Zizo
Club doctor Egypt Dr. Khaled Mahmoud
Doctor Egypt Dr. Tarek Abdel-Aziz
Dietician Egypt Dr. Hany Wahba

Source: [11]

Managers list




See also


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