Homenmen Beirut

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Homenmen Beirut
Homenmen.svg
Full name Homenmen Beirut Football Club
Nickname(s) Homenmen
Founded 1921; 95 years ago (1921)
Ground Beirut
League Lebanese Third Division
2007 8th

Homenmen Beirut (Arabic: نادي الهومنمن بيروت‎‎, Armenian: Հայ Մարզական Միութիւն (ՀՄՄ)) is a Lebanese-Armenian multi-sports club including football, table tennis, cycling as well as a Scouting program. The club is based in Beirut and is part of the international Homenmen organization that has clubs in many countries of the Armenian diaspora and more recently in Armenia.

Homenmen denotes the "Armenian Athletic Union". Lebanon's Homenmen is one of the pioneering sports organizations in Lebanon and was founded in 1921. It has branches all over the country. The main branch is the one of Beirut.

History[edit]

Homentmen Beirut's football squad competes in the Lebanese Third Division after having won the Lebanese Football Championship several times and being a pioneer team in the Lebanese Football League for many years.

Current squad[edit]

As of October 7, 2015:
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Lebanon GK Mohamed Naamani
2 Lebanon DF Ahmed Abdallah
3 Lebanon DF Gamal Balhawan
5 Lebanon MF Karim Ghattas
6 Lebanon MF Sevag Ghazarian
7 Lebanon MF Abbas Katesh
8 Lebanon MF Riad Kobeissi
No. Position Player
11 Lebanon MF Maher Rawas
12 Lebanon MF Vartan Vagbtan
13 Lebanon MF Nareg Yacoubian
14 Lebanon FW Baronig Aslayan
20 Lebanon FW Ibrahim El Atrach
22 Lebanon FW Ismail Ismail

Achievements[edit]

1945, 1954, 1957, 1961
1999

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

1995/96: Second Round
1999/00: First Round

Rivals[edit]

Homenmen longest-established rivalry is with fellow Armenian team Homenetmen Beirut, against whom the club contest the Armenian derby. The rivalry between Homenetmen and Homenmen is political. The Armenian derby is usually sold out. Since the mid-1960s, 70s, 80s, 90s the rivalry has intensified both on and off the field.

Other sports[edit]

Homenmen Beirut has a prominent position in Lebanese Championships most particularly in cycling and in table tennis.