East End Lions F.C.
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|Full name||East End Lions|
|Nickname(s)||Red Roaring Lions, The Killers|
Freetown, Sierra Leone
|League||Sierra Leone National Premier League|
|2014||1st out of 14 clubs|
East End Lions is a Sierra Leonean professional football club based in the capital Freetown. They play in the Sierra Leone National Premier League, the top football league in Sierra Leone. East End Lions represents the East End of Freetown, and play their home games at the National Stadium.
East End Lions are one of the two biggest and most successful football clubs in Sierra Leonean football history (along with their main rivalry Mighty Blackpool). The club was founded in 1928 and is one of the oldest football clubs in Sierra Leone.
East End Lions have an intense rivalry with fellow powerhouse Mighty Blackpool who have won the National League 10 times. When these two clubs play each other at the national stadium in Freetown, tickets are often sold out; there is usually a heavy police presence to prevent clashes between their supporters,
- 1977, 1980, 1985, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2009, 2010.
- 1965 1973, 1980, 1989.
Performance in CAF competitions
- CAF Champions League: 4 appearances
- African Cup of Champions Clubs: 3 appearances
- CAF Cup: 1 appearance
- 1992 – First Round
- CAF Cup Winners' Cup: 1 appearance
- 1990 – Second Round
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
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