Al Ahly SC

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Al Ahly SC
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 Martin Jol
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. Founded in April 24, 1907. Al Ahly was named in 2000 by CAF as the "African Club of the Century". It is best known for its professional football team, which plays in the Egyptian Premier League, the top tier of the Egyptian football league system, and is the most successful club in Egyptian football history, having won a record 38 national titles, 35 national cups and 9 national super cups. The club plays their home matches in the Cairo International Stadium, with a capacity of 75,000.[1] Al Ahly have won more titles than any Egyptian club. On the national side, the club has 37 Egyptian Premier League titles, 35 Egypt Cup titles and 9 Egyptian Super Cup titles. In addition, Al Ahly have never been relegated to The Second Division. On the continental side, the club has 8 CAF Champions League titles, 6 CAF Super Cup titles, 4 African Cup Winners' Cup titles and 1 CAF Confederation Cup title. Internationally, Al Ahly have 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.


Al Ahly was founded by Omar Lotfi in 1907, as a gathering place for Cairo's students' unions in the struggle against colonisation.[2] The Ahly, meaning "national", was chosen, and Englishman Mitchell Ince became the club's first president.[3] 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 African Cup of Champions Clubs in 1982 and 1987. They triumphed again in the renamed competition in 2001, 2005, 2006, 2008[4] 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

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,[5] Egyptian Cup, Egyptian Super Cup and CAF Champions League,[6] 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.[7][8]

Statistics and records

unbeaten in all trophies 55 matches 2 July 2004 to 27 November 2005.[9]

Winning steak in the Egyptian league 21 matches.[10]

unbeaten in the Egyptian League 72 matches 19 May 2004 to 7 January 2007.[9]

most successful club in the world in terms of number of international titles

with 20 titles.[11]


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: 132 (Record) . [12]





  • 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: (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: (1) 2009
  • Cairo League
    • Winners: (15) 1924–25, 1926–27, 1927–28, 1930–31,1933–34, 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)

Competitive record

Regional competitions

National competitions

Players and Coaching staff

Current squad

As of 30 July 2016.[13]

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
16 Egypt GK Mohamed El Shenawy
17 Egypt MF Amr Al-Sulaya
18 Egypt MF Ahmed El Sheikh
No. Position Player
19 Egypt MF Abdallah Said
20 Egypt DF Saad Samir
22 Egypt MF Saleh Gomaa
23 Egypt DF Mohamed Nagieb
24 Egypt DF Ahmed Fathy
25 Egypt MF Hossam Ashour
26 Egypt GK Mossad Awad
27 Egypt FW Marwan Mohsen
29 Ghana FW John Antwi
30 Egypt DF Mohamed Hany
34 Egypt MF Ahmed Hamdy
Egypt MF Karim Nedvěd
Egypt FW Mohamed Hamdy Zaky
Egypt MF Mohamed Rizk
Tunisia DF Ali Maâloul

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

Loan Deals Expired 15 July 2016.

Coaching staff

Position Staff
Manager Netherlands Martin Jol
General coach Egypt Osama Orabi
Assistant coach Egypt Mohamed Azima
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: [14]

Managers list




See also


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  2. ^ a b "Al Ahly: Spirit of success". FIFA. 25 February 2009. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Ahly "Al Ahly | Egyptian football club" Check |url= value (help). Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2016-01-11. 
  4. ^ "Coton Sport 2–2 Al Ahly". BBC Sport. 16 November 2008. Retrieved 30 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Summary – Premier League – Egypt – Results, fixtures, tables and news – Soccerway". 
  6. ^ "Summary – CAF Champions League – Africa – Results, fixtures, tables and news – Soccerway". 
  7. ^ "Al Ahly SC vs Wadi Degla SC". Retrieved 2016-05-08. 
  8. ^ "Al Ahly's League Statistics". Retrieved 2016-05-08. 
  9. ^ a b "Al-Ahly's series of 71 matches unbeaten in the Egyptian League". Retrieved 2016-04-02. 
  10. ^ "Al Ahly win streak ends". BBC. 22 January 2005. Retrieved 2016-04-02. 
  11. ^ a b "رياضة – الأهلي المصري يفوز بكأس الاتحاد الأفريقي لكرة القدم بعد هدف "قاتل" من متعب". فرانس 24. 
  12. ^ "". 
  13. ^ "FilGoal - بطولات - الدوري المصري - الأهلي". Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  14. ^ "الموقع الرسمي للنادي الأهلي المصري -". Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  15. ^ Gifford, Clive. "Al-Ahly". Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 

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