AS-FAR Club

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AS FAR
AS.FAR logo
Full name Association Sportive des Forces Armées Royales
Nickname(s) Les FAR
The Leader (الزعيم)
Blacks Devils
Military Club
Founded 01 September 1958 (57 years ago)
Ground Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium
Flag of Morocco.svg Rabat, Morocco
Ground Capacity 52,000
Chairman Morocco Hosni Benslimane
Manager Morocco Abdelmalek Laâziz
League Botola vf.PNG Botola
2015–16 4th
Current season

Association Sportive des Forces Armées Royales (Arabic: الجمعية الرياضية للقوات المسلحة الملكية‎‎) Also known as the Royal Army Club (Arabic: نادي الجيش الملكي‎‎)، referred to as Association Sportive des FAR, known usually as AS-FAR is a professional sport club based in Morocco's capital city (Rabat).

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. Founded the late Moroccan monarch King Hassan II. AS FAR is the most Successful team in Morocco with 29 titles in total and is also the most popular team in Morocco because of their numerous fans inside and outside the country.

Grounds[edit]

Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium[edit]

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 the ASFAR[edit]

Maamora sports centre is based in the city of Salé, glued to the town of Rabat. This is the sports centre of the club of ASFAR and the Moroccan national football team.

It has an area of 40 hectares. This centre has two grass pitches, a synthetic for football, and two with artificial grass, a swimming Hall, built in the form of tent caidale all-wood, two Olympic swimming pools, a gym equipped with the most sophisticated equipment, three Tennis courts, a fight for the boxing room and gym.

Within this centre, there are also medical service composed of a physiotherapy room, a balneotherapy room and a room of electrotherapy without forgetting a dental surgery practice. This service is provided by five sports doctors including a woman and a dental surgeon.

Honours[edit]

Lieutenant Hosni Benslimane, goalkeeper of ASFAR worn by his teammates after the final of the Coupe du Trône 1959.

National titles[edit]

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 (11): 1959, 1971, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009
Runners-up (5): 1988, 1990, 1996, 1998, 2012
Winners (4): 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963

International titles[edit]

Winner (1): 1985
Winner (1): 2005
Runners-up (1): 2006
Winner (1): 1977
Runners-up (3): 1966، 1989، 1993
Runners-up (2): 1967, 1970
Runners-up (1): 1986
Runners-up (1): 1997
Runners-up (1): 2005
Runners-up (1): 2008

Season by season[edit]

The Royal Army 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 2 years (2007-2008-2009) and was the only team that has honorably keep the glasses in his locker and most is the culmination of Moroccan League locally 12, Cup Throne 11, and Moroccan Super Cup 4.

Season Botola Coupe du Trône
1958–1959 GNF 2 Winner
1959–1960 2 1/8 final
1960–1961 1 1/2 final
1961–1962 1 1/16 final
1962–1963 1 1/2 final
1963–1964 1 1/4 final
1964–1965 4 1/8 final
1965–1966 * *
1966–1967 1 1/2 final
1967–1968 1 1/4 final
1968–1969 3 1/8 final
1969–1970 1 1/8 final
1970–1971 2 Winner
1971–1972 4 1/16 final
1972–1973 12 1/16 final
1973–1974 9 1/16 final
1974–1975 12 1/16 final
1975–1976 11 1/16 final
1976–1977 7 1/16 final
1977–1978 7 1/4 final
1978–1979 9 1/4 final
1979–1980 13 1/8 final
1980–1981 9 1/16 final
1981–1982 6 1/8 final
1982–1983 7 1/16 final
1983–1984 1 Winner
1984–1985 3 Winner
1985–1986 3 Winner
1986–1987 1 1/2 final
1987–1988 3 Finalist
1988–1989 1 1/2 final
1989–1990 7 Finalist
1990–1991 2 1/4 final
1991–1992 6 1/4 final
1992–1993 8 1/8 final
1993–1994 3 1/2 final
1994–1995 4 1/16 final
1995–1996 6 Finalist
1996–1997 7 1/8 final
1997–1998 8 Finalist
1998–1999 8 Winner
1999–2000 9 1/8 final
2000–2001 8 1/8 final
2001–2002 6 1/2 final
2002–2003 9 Winner
2003–2004 2 Winner
2004–2005 1 1/8 final
2005–2006 2 1/8 final
2006–2007 2 Winner
2007–2008 1 Winner
2008–2009 3 Winner
2009–2010 7 1/8 final
2010–2011 6 1/16 final
2011–2012 7 Finalist
2012–2013 2 1/8 final
2013–2014 7 1/4 final
2014–2015 11 1/8 final
2015–2016 4 ...

* 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[edit]

Ultras Askary

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.

2005 – Second Round
2006 – Second Round
2007 – Group Stage
2008 – Preliminary Round
2009 – First Round
2014 – Preliminary Round
1968 – Semi-finals
1985 – Champion
1986 – Quarter-finals
1988 – Semi-finals
1990 – Second Round
2004 – Intermediate Round
2005 – Champion
2006 – Finalist
2010 – First Round
2013 – Intermediate Round
1987 – Quarter-finals
1997 – Finalist
1999 – Quarter-finals
2000 – Quarter-finals
2001 – Second Round
2006 – Finalist

International partnerships for the Club[edit]

Mohammed V Trophy: Royal Army team had the privilege of participating in the first version of Mohammed V international Cup 1962 after won the League title for the same year and followed the Club shares that it became the Club most involved with this cup with 8 posts after winning the League in those years, and he is buffeted by stronger world clubs Cup final came in then, and on two occasions but was not lucky enough to win the years 1967 and 1970 and was able to record 20 goals through 16 games, this Details of this leader games trophy against stronger clubs:

Current squad[edit]

Pierre Kalala and Driss Bamous during the return of the 1968 African Champions Cup semi-final, against the AS FAR, in January 1969 TP Englebert in Casablanca

As of 20 April 2016. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Morocco GK Yassine El Houasli
3 Morocco DF Anas Azim
4 Morocco DF Younes Hammal
5 Morocco MF Abderrahim Achchakir
6 Morocco MF Ismail Sardi
7 Morocco MF Youssef Anouar
8 Morocco FW Bouchaib Soufiane
9 Morocco FW Hamza Khabba
10 Morocco MF Hassan Taïr
11 Morocco DF Hamza Hajji
13 Morocco MF Achraf Harmach
14 Morocco MF Ayoub Benaadi
15 Morocco DF Mohamed El Jaaouani
16 Morocco GK Mehdi El Jourbaoui
No. Position Player
17 Morocco FW Mehdi Naghmi
19 Morocco DF Ilias Haddad
21 Morocco DF Mohamed Chikhi
22 Morocco MF Achraf Harmach
23 Morocco MF Said Fatah
24 Morocco MF Mehdi Berrahma
25 Morocco MF Karim Benarif
26 Morocco FW Zouhir Ouchen
28 Morocco MF Mustapha El Yousfi
29 Morocco DF Hassan Khadri
30 Morocco DF Youssef El Omari
Morocco DF Yassine Rami
Morocco FW Ibrahim Lbahri

AS FAR scoring records[edit]

AS FAR Season 2009–10
Season Player Goals Scored
1980 Idris Ouadich 15
1983 Abdeslam Laghrissi 14
1987 Abderrazak Khairi 12
1988 Lahcen Anaflous 17
1990 Abdeslam Laghrissi 22
1991 Lahcen Anaflous 15
1992 Lahcen Anaflous 11
1995 Abdeslam Laghrissi 15
2005 Mohamed Armoumen 12
2007 Jawad Ouaddouch 12
2008 Abderrazak El Mnasfi 13
2009 Mustapha Allaoui 14
2011 Jawad Ouaddouch 11

Managers[edit]

Supporters[edit]

In recent years, the ultras supporters groups such as Ultras Askary 2005 and Black Army 2006 have grown. According to magazine World Ultra, the club's supporters made the best sixth trip to the world in the city of Fez during the month of November 2007. It is a monthly chart that ranks the best movement of each month. Public askary had a displacement of 10.231 supporters behind the movements of other clubs such as: Boca Juniors (1), Inter Milan (2nd), (4th) Olympiakos, Olympique de Marseille (3rd), Paris Saint-Germain (5th).

Sports Club[edit]

There are several other sporting branches in the Club including: basketball, athletics, handball, boxing, volleyball, taekwondo, wrestling and armorial, aerobics and gymnastics and swimming and other sports. These sports besides football professionally and the results of the Club in those prestigious results are sports and distinct local and continental levels.

  • Basketball: basketball is the second discipline created by the FAR (in 1959).
  • Athletics: founded in 1959.
  • handball: handball section was founded in 1960.
  • Boxing: created just after the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964.
  • Volleyball: established in 1973.
  • Taekwondo: established in 1976.
  • Boxing: after the OJ in Seoul in 1988, the section of the fight has emerged.
  • Archery: this section was created in 2002.
  • Aerobics: after archery, aerobics became the tenth discipline in AS FAR.
  • Swimming : created in 2008.

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