Al Ahly SC

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Al Ahly SC
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Full name Al Ahly Sporting Club
Nickname(s) Club of the Century
The Red Devils
Patriotism club
Masters of the World
Short name ASC
Founded 24 April 1907; 108 years ago (1907-04-24)
Ground Cairo Stadium
Ground Capacity 74,100
Chairman Mahmoud Taher
Manager Abdul-Aziz Abdul-Shafi (caretaker)
League Egyptian Premier League
2014–15 Egyptian Premier League, 2nd
Website Club home page
Current season

Al Ahly Sporting Club (Arabic: النادي الأهلي الرياضي‎), is an Egyptian Sporting Club based out of Cairo, Egypt. The club was founded on 24 April 1907.

Al Ahly was named in 2000 by CAF as the "African Club of the Century".

Al Ahly is the most successful club in the world with 130 official trophies and also hold the highest number of international trophy won by any club in the world with a record of 20 trophies

History[edit]

Al Ahly SC in the 2015 Egyptian Super Cup

Al Ahly was founded by Omar Lotfi in 1907, as a gathering place for Cairo's students' unions in the struggle against colonisation.[1] The Ahly, meaning "national", was chosen, and Englishman Mitchell Ince became the club's first president.[2] 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.[2]

In the 1980s the club became successful on a continental level, winning the African Cup of Champions Clubs in 1982 and 1987. They triumphed again in the renamed competition in 2001, 2005, 2006, 2008[3] under the coaching of the Portuguese Manuel José and 2012, then finally 2013 making them the most crowned team in Africa, with 8 Champions League titles, four Cup-Winners' Cups, six Super Cups and one Afro-Asian Club Championship.

Perfect season[edit]

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 all four trophies).

Grounds[edit]

Cairo International Stadium

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.[1]

Titles[edit]

130 official trophies . [6]

International[edit]

Regional[edit]

National[edit]

League[edit]

Cup[edit]

  • 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: (14) 1926, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1938, 1944, 1952, 1959, 1973, 1976, 1997, 2004, 2010, 2015
  • Egyptian Super Cup
    • Winners: (9) 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015 (record)
    • Runners up: 2011

Competitive record[edit]

Regional Competitions[edit]

National competitions[edit]

CAF Club rankings[edit]

Current
CAF Club Points
1 Egypt Al Ahly SC 97
2 Tunisia Espérance Tunis 60
3 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 55
4 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 53
5 Egypt Zamalek 52
6 Ghana Asante Kotoko 44
7 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 44
8 Algeria JS Kabylie 39
9 Cameroon Canon Yaoundé 36
10 Morocco Raja Casablanca 35

Ranking of The 21st Century[edit]

CAF Club Points
1 Egypt Al-Ahly 57
2 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 36
3 Tunisia Espérance Tunis 31
3 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 31
5 Tunisia Sfaxien 22
5 Nigeria Enyimba 22
7 Cameroon Coton Sport 18
7 Morocco Raja Casablanca 18
9 Sudan Al-Hilal 17
9 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 17
9 Algeria JS Kabylie 17

Ranking of The 20th Century[edit]

ACUC Points
1 Egypt Al Ahly 40
2 Egypt Zamalek 37
3 Ghana Asante Kotoko 34
3 Cameroon Canon Yaoundé 34
5 Tunisia Espérance Tunis 27
5 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 27
7 Ghana Hearts of Oak 26
8 Ivory Coast Africa Sports 25
9 Algeria JS Kabylie 22
10 Democratic Republic of the Congo Englebert 20

Players & Coaching staff[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

As of 27 January 2015.[8]

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 Sabry Raheel
7 Egypt DF Hussein Sayed
8 Egypt MF Moamen Zakaria
9 Egypt FW Amr Gamal
10 Egypt FW Emad Motaeb Vice Captain Sports.gif
11 Egypt MF Walid Soliman
12 Egypt DF Basem Ali
13 Egypt GK Ahmed Adel Abd El-Moneam
14 Egypt MF Hossam Ghaly Captain sports.svg
15 Gabon FW Malick Evouna
No. Position Player
16 Egypt GK Mossad Awad
17 Egypt MF Amr Al-Sulaya
18 Egypt MF Ahmed El Sheikh
19 Egypt MF Abdallah Said
20 Egypt DF Saad Samir
22 Egypt MF Saleh Gomaa
23 Egypt DF Mohamed Naguib
24 Egypt DF Ahmed Fathy
25 Egypt MF Hossam Ashour
29 Ghana FW John Antwi
30 Egypt DF Mohamed Hany
32 Egypt MF Ramadan Sobhy
34 Egypt MF Ahmed Hamdy

On Loan[edit]

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 Trezeguet (on loan to Anderlecht)
Egypt FW Mohamed Hamdy Zaky (on loan to Smouha)
Egypt DF Sherif Hazem (on loan to Smouha)
Egypt FW Ahmed Abd El-Zaher (on loan to ENPPI)
No. Position Player
Egypt DF Mohamed Hamdy (on loan to El-Mokawloon)
Egypt MF Mohamed Rizk (on loan to El-Geish)
Egypt MF Islam Roshdi (on loan to El-Haras)
Egypt MF Mohamed Hassan (on loan to El-Haras)

Loan Deals Expires June 30, 2016.

Coaching Staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Egypt Abdul-Aziz Abdul-Shafi
General coach Egypt Mohamed Azima
Assistant coach Egypt Gamal El-Sayed
Goalkeepers coach Egypt Tarek Soliman
Football Director Egypt Sayed Abdel Hafeez
General Director Egypt Abdul-Aziz Abdul-Shafi
Club doctor Egypt Dr. Khaled Mahmoud
Doctor Egypt Dr. Tarek Abdel-Aziz
Dietician Egypt Dr. Hany Wahba

Source: [9]

Managers List[edit]

Notes

Presidents[edit]

Captains[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]