ASFAR (football club)
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|Full name||Association Sportive des Forces Armées Royales|
|Nickname(s)||The Leader (الزعيم)|
|Founded||1 September 1958|
|Ground||Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium|
|President||Gen. Mohamed Haramou|
|Manager||Carlos Alós Ferrer|
The Association Sportive des Forces Armées Royales (Arabic: الجمعية الرياضية للقوات المسلحة الملكية; ASFAR), also known as the Royal Army Club (Arabic: نادي الجيش الملكي), is a professional sport club based in Morocco's capital city (Rabat-Sale).
The club was founded in 1958 soon after Morocco had gained their independence, and is one of the most famous football clubs in Morocco. ASFAR stands for French: Association Sportive des Forces Armées Royales, roughly translated to mean Sports Association the Royal Armed Forces. ASFAR is the most Successful team in Morocco with 29 titles in total, and has never been relegated to the Second Division, and is also the most popular team in Morocco because of their numerous fans inside and outside the country.
- 1 History
- 2 Grounds
- 3 Honours
- 4 Performance in CAF competitions
- 5 Players
- 6 Managers
- 7 Sports Club
- 8 Supporters
- 9 References
- 10 External links
The ASFAR was founded on 1 September 1958, by the initiative of the Crown Prince at Molay Al Hassan, who was from football fans, After a decree signed, As a High Commander of the Moroccan Royal Army. The exploration of players from the Royal Armed Forces، and work with them to develop all levels (technical level, fitness management, sportsmanship.) for an integrated team. In 1959, ASFAR won its first trophy, the Moroccan Throne Cup, defeating Mouloudia Oujda 1–0 in the final.
Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium
Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium (Arabic: مركب الأمير مولاي عبد الله) is a multi-purpose stadium in Rabat, Morocco. It is named after Prince Moulay Abdellah of Morocco. It was built in 1983 and is the home ground of ASFAR. It is currently used mostly for football matches and it can also stage athletics. The stadium holds 52,000. Since 2008 it is host of the Meeting International Mohammed VI d'Athlétisme de Rabat. It was a confirmed venue for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations until Morocco was stripped of its hosting rights. It was also a venue for the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup.
Sports Center of FAR
- Winners (12): 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1984, 1987, 1989, 2005, 2008
- Runners-up (7): 1960, 1971, 1991, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2013
- Winners (1): 1959
- Winners (11): 1959, 1971, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009
- Runners-up (5): 1988, 1990, 1996, 1998, 2012
- Winners (4): 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963
- Winner (1): 1985
- Winner (1): 2005
- Runners-up (1): 2006
- Runners-up (3): 1966، 1989، 1993
- Runners-up (2): 1967, 1970
- Runners-up (1): 1986
- Runners-up (1): 1997
- Runners-up (1): 2006
- Runners-up (1): 2008
Season by season
The ASFAR was the first Club to win the National Championship title in four consecutive years (1961-1962-1963-1964) and the only team that achieved a triple throne Cup on two occasions, years (1984-1985-1986) and years (2007-2008-2009), and was the only team that has honorably keep the glasses in his locker.
|Season||Botola||Coupe du Trône|
* The club has made a year after having been suspended by the Moroccan federation. Because when the season that preceded, the club had lost a match by 3–0 against the MAS and players had beaten the referee at the end of the meeting. During this year, the team had played tournaments and friendlies.
Performance in CAF competitions
At the continental level, AS FAR is the first Moroccan club to have participated in an African Cup; It was in 1968, when it has reached the stage of the semi-finals of the African Cup of Champions Clubs. She was also the first Moroccan club to win the CAF Champions League, in 1985.
- CAF Champions League: 6 appearances
- African Cup of Champions Clubs: 5 appearance
- CAF Confederation Cup: 5 appearances
- CAF Cup Winners' Cup: 5 appearances
- CAF Super Cup: 1 appearances
- 2006 – Finalist
First team squad
As of 21 March 2018. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
ASFAR scoring records
|2008||Abderrazak El Mnasfi||13|
|2016||Mahdi Naghmi||12 |
Current technical staff
|Head coach||Carlos Alós Ferrer|
|Assistant coaches|| Allex Accensi|
|Goalkeeping coach||Farid Salamate|
|Fitness coache||Hassane Benazzouz|
|Club doctor||Jawad Nadim|
- Last updated: 21 March 2019
|Active sections of ASFAR|
There are several other sporting branches in the club besides football professionally and the results of the Club in those prestigious results are sports and distinct local and continental levels.
ASFAR has the largest number of supporters of any team in Morocco, The greater the focus of fans are in The The region Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, It has a population of 4,580,866.
Also, the club has an important fan base inside the country, where several towns are renowned for counting vast majorities of ASFAR supporters, and outside the borders, among Moroccan emigrants.
The ASFAR Ultras movement began in 2005, when the bases of Ultras Askary Rabat (UAR), the first Ultras group in Morocco, And The second group Black Army (BA) was created in 2006, Their sanctuary is the southern Included of the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium.
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