Al-Ittihad Club (Tripoli)
|Full name||Al-Ittihad Sports & Cultural & Social Club|
|Founded||29 July 1944|
|Ground||Tripoli International Stadium
|Chairman||Omar El Maghierbi|
|Head Coach||Abdulhafidh Erbish|
|League||Libyan Premier League|
Al-Ittihad Sport, Cultural & Social Club (Arabic: نادي الاتحاد الرياضي الثقافي الاجتماعي) is a Libyan football club based in Bab Ben Gashier, Tripoli, Libya. They have won the Libyan Premier League sixteen times, the Libyan Cup six times and the Libyan SuperCup ten times.
Alittihad became the first 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.
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.
- Tripoli Championship: 10 (competition founded 1948)
- 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958
- Libyan Premier League: 16 (Libyan Record)
- 1965, 1966, 1969, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
- Libyan Cup: 6 (Libyan Record)
- 1992, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009
- Finalist: 1994, 1987, 2002, 2003
- Libyan SuperCup: 10 (Libyan Record)
- 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Performance in CAF competitions
- CAF Champions League / African Cup of Champions Clubs: 5 appearances
- CAF Confederation Cup: 4 appearances
- CAF Cup Winners' Cup: 1 appearance
- 2000 – Semi-finals
Al Ittihad is one of the most well supported football clubs in Libya. They held the record for the highest attendance in the CAF Champions League 2007, The Nickname of Al Ittihad Fans is (RED Aurora Supporters) & (Tiha Supporters).
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.
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.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Ion Moldovan (1995–96)
- Semen Osynovskyi (Aug 1998 – Nov 1998)
- Giuseppe Dossena (2002–03)
- Ion Moldovan (2005–06)
- Branko Smiljanić (July 2006 – June 8)
- Stefano Cusin (Dec 2008 – June 9)
- Miodrag Ješić (July 2009 – May 10)
- Anwar Salama (May 2010 – Oct 10)
- Baltemar Brito (2010–11)
- Marcos Paquetá (2011–12)
- Jose Vidigal (2012–13)
- Baltemar Brito (2013–)
Al Ittihad has got teams competing in different other sports. Al Ittihad's Handball, Volleyball and Basketball teams have won many national competitions.
- (Arabic) Official website
- Al-Ittihad Photo Gallery
- Club Information @ Goalzz.com
- (Arabic) www.ittihad4ever.com – Fans Site
- (Arabic) ittihad13
- (Arabic) kooora.com – Libyan soccer forums
- Al Ittihad Photo Gallery @ Flickr
- (Arabic) History of the Club