Alahly SC (Tripoli)

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Alahli SC
Al-Ahli SC Tripoli (logo).png
Full name Alahly Sports Club
Nickname(s) The Boss, The Leader
Founded 19 September 1950; 66 years ago (1950-09-19)
as
Ground Tripoli International Stadium
Tripoli, Libya
Ground Capacity 80,000
Chairman Libya Sasi Abu Oun
Manager Egypt Talaat Youssef
League Libyan Premier League
2015–16 1st
Website Club home page

Alahli Sports Club ("National Sports Club") is a Libyan football club based in Tripoli, Libya.[1] The club is the second most successful Libyan club in history, having won 12 Libyan Premier League titles, six Libyan Football Cups and a Libyan SuperCup. Alahly is known as the leader of Libyan Football clubs and has the largest number of fans in Libya.

The club's crest consists of a green and white background, with a torch placed on an outline of Libya. The torch is meant to signify independence for the nation, as it was achieved just months after the club was founded. The club's crest changed after it won its 10th Libyan Premier League title in 2000, with a star being placed on top.

Alahli's main rivalry is with Al-Ittihad. The two clubs are the biggest in the country, and together, have won 28 of the 41 national championships that have been contested, as well as 10 of the 18 domestic cups. The rivalry's name is the Tripoli Derby. In the last five meetings,[when?] there have been four red cards.

The club won the first national championship in the 1963–64 season, but then suffered a period of seven years until its next win in 1970–71. The club won two of the next three titles, and picked up the last before the cancellation of the league in 1977–78. The 1980s was a very dire period for the club, as their own failure, coupled with Al Ittihad's success, meant that their rivals went into the 1990s with six titles to their own five. However, they reach the final of the African Cup Winners' Cup in 1984, where they withdrew from facing Al-Ahly Cairo, as the bad Libyan relationship with Egypt at that time meant that Libyan clubs were banned from facing Egyptian clubs.

Foundation[edit]

In the middle of the 20th century, Libya, a country still looking for its independence, started to found many sporting clubs and youth clubs in a political move to unite the youth of the country in order to fight for its independence, and drive out the British forces. A young group of youngsters from Tripoli decided to name their club Al Istiqlal, meaning Independence, but the British administration, uncomfortable with this name as it may have caused a revolt against their power, refused it. The club was therefore named Alahly, meant as The People's Club, and chose the club's colours as green to signify independence, peace and hope for the country. The youngsters who put their names down for the first board meeting were:

  • Musbah Wanis (President and Owner)
  • Alaa Musbah Wanis (Vice-President)
  • Yousef Bin Abdallah (Treasurer)
  • Salem Bin Hussein (Board Member)
  • Mustafa Al Raqea'y (Board Member)
  • Mahmoud Bin Hadimah (Board Member)
  • Mohamed Sa'ad Bin Othman (Board Member)
  • Mustapha Al Khouga (Board Member)

The club was founded on 19 September 1950.

The club's first squad was:

Crest[edit]

Honours[edit]

  • Libyan Premier League: 12
    • Champions 1964, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1978, 1984, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2014, 2016
    • First official tournament in the Libyan Premier League season 1963–64
    • First Cup in the Libyan Premier League season 1976
    • The first team in Libya get the gold star: 10 Championships
    • The first team to win the Libyan League after 17 February Revolution
  • Libyan Cup: 6
    • Winners 1976, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2016
  • Libyan SuperCup: 1
    • Winners 2000

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

Supporter[edit]

Alahly have the largest number of fans in Libya and the club has fans in almost every city in Libya.[citation needed] There are about 1.5 million Alahly fans in Libya.[citation needed]

Sponsorship[edit]

Official Sponsor[edit]

Al-Madar Al-Jadid Telecomm and Eni are the official Sponsors for Al-Ahli

US Steel GT is the current Sponsors for Al-Ahli

Kit providers[edit]

Former kit providers of Al Ahli were Adidas.

Current kit provider is Adidas.

2015–16 season[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 23 January 2017 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Libya GK Muhammad Nashnoush
12 Libya GK Hamza Alburgi
22 Libya GK Ahmed Alfitori
2 Tunisia DF Sameh Derbali
15 Libya DF Anwar Makhlof
20 Libya DF Mohamed Makhlof
3 Libya DF Haitham Dana
16 Libya DF Mohamed AL Tarhoni
14 Libya DF Ali Salama (captain)
4 Libya DF Mahmoud Benwali
35 Libya DF Hosam Abd Almajid
23 Libya MF Mohaned Issa
19 Libya MF Mohammed AL Tawrgi
21 Libya MF Saleh Taher
7 Libya MF Mohamed Issa
27 Libya MF Fouad Al Triki
6 Libya MF Mohammed Al Mangoch
No. Position Player
9 Central African Republic MF Vianney Mabidé
24 Libya MF Badr Hassan
8 Libya MF Mohaned Mustafa
25 Libya MF Zakaria Ellafi
13 Libya MF El Mahdi El Masri
18 Libya MF Mohaned Abo Aejyla
10 Libya MF Muaid Ellafi
16 Libya MF Mohamed Soula
Libya MF Sanad Al Ouarfali
5 Libya FW Ayoub Eamara
28 Libya FW Anis Saltou
29 Libya FW Mohamed Al Ghanodi
17 Libya FW Salem Ablo
34 Libya FW Mohamed Ayad
11 Benin FW Jaques Bessan

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]