Ouroube SC

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Ouroube SC
Full name Ouroube Sports Club
Nickname(s) Ararat
Founded 1923
Ground Ri'ayet al-Shabab Stadium, Aleppo
Ground Capacity 10,000
President Elie Sanossian
League Syrian 3rd Division

Ouroube Sports Club (Arabic: نادي العروبة الرياضي‎‎) is a Syrian sports club based in Aleppo, best known for their football team and basketball teams. Founded in 1923, Ouroube is the oldest sports organization in Syria.[1] Ouroube are also known for their basketball teams (men and women). In general, 5 types of sports are being practiced by the club.


The club was founded as al-Ahd al-Jadid (Arabic: العهد الجديد‎‎) in 1923 by Armenian refugees and survivors of the Armenian Genocide. Two minor sport clubs -Istiqlal (Arabic: الاستقلال‎‎) and al-Mish'al (Arabic: المشعل‎‎)- were also founded by the Armenians of Aleppo in 1930 and 1931 respectively. Al-Ahd al-Jadid and Istiqlal were specialized in football while al-Mish'al was a basketball club. Finally in 1971, the three clubs were merged into one sports organization to form the Ouroube Sports Club.

Ouroube have qualified for the final match of the first ever Syrian Cup competition played during the 1959-1960 season. However, the match which was scheduled against the al-Jaish Club was never played.

The former basketball player and trainer Hrayr Muradian had served as club president for a period of 23 years, from 1985 until his death in 2008.

The best Syrian football player of the 20th century Avedis Kavlakian played for Ouroube during the 1950s.


Administrative Board of Ouroube SC:

Office Name
President of the Board Elie Sanossian
Vice-president Henry Arslanian
Member of the Board Shahnour Muradian
Member of the Board Harout Muradian
Member of the Board Vrej Kurumlian
Member of the Board Jack Der-Khorenian
Member of the Board Jemma Badra

Last updated: April 2013
Source: Aleppo sport community

Former notable players[edit]