Al-Ittihad Club (Tripoli)

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Al-Ittihad SCSC
نادي الاتحاد
Full name Al-Ittihad Sports & Cultural & Social Club
نادي الاتحاد الرياضي الثقافي الاجتماعي
Nickname(s) Al Ameed
Al Teeha
Founded 29 July 1944
Ground Tripoli Stadium
Tripoli, Libya
Ground Capacity 80,000
Chairman Aizaddin Aljornaz
Head Coach Diego Garzitto
League Libyan Premier League
2016 2nd

Al-Ittihad Sport, Cultural & Social Club (Arabic: نادي الاتحاد الرياضي الثقافي الاجتماعي‎) known as Teha is a Libyan football club based in Bab Ben Gashier, Tripoli, Libya. They have won the Libyan Premier League 16 times, the Libyan Cup 6 times and the Libyan SuperCup 10 times.

Alittihad became the second 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] Al-Ittihad has a really disgusting history winning cups that they should’ve not won or have nothing to do with it’s final and that’s because muamar ghaddafi the past dictator of Libya used to chant for that team which made the win cups illegally

Honours[edit]

Libyan Championships[edit]

1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958
1969, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
1999, 2005, 2007, 2009
Finalist: 1994, 1987, 2002, 2003

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

The club have 2 appearances in African Cup of Champions Clubs from 1967 to 1985 and 3 appearances in CAF Champions League from 2007 till now.

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 2nd highest Libyan club 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 Al-Ahly Tripoli and Al Madina. 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
25 Libya DF Motasem Sabbou
No. Position Player
23 Libya GK Mohamed Nashnoush
24 Libya MF Riyadh Al Laafi
27 Libya FW Ahmed Alwaani
29 Libya DF Abdulaziz Belraysh
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

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]