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Al-Ahly
Al-Ahly logo.png
Nickname(s) The Red Devils
Ground Cairo Stadium
(Capacity: 74,100)
Chairman Egypt Hassan Hamdy
Manager Egypt Hossam El-Badry
League Egyptian Premier League
2009-10 Egyptian Premier League, 1st
Home colours
Away colours
Current season

Al-Ahly Sporting Club (Arabic: النادي الأهلي‎), also knowns as Al-Ahly, is an Egyptian football club based in Cairo. Founded in April 1907. Al-Ahly, which means "national" in Arabic, is the most crowned club in Africa, having won the Egyptian League thirty-four times and the Egyptian Cup thirty-five times.[1] Al-Ahly was named in 2000 by the Confederation of African Football as the "African Club of the Century" (second best Africa's club according IFFHS).[2]

Al-Ahly has a fierce rivalry with local club Zamalek, which is usually manifested in the Cairo Derby.

Al-Ahly is estimated to have between 40 and 50 million fans[3][4].

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History

Al-Ahly was formed in 1907 as a club where leaders of Cairo's students' unions could meet during the struggle against colonisation.[5]

Al-Ahly began to dominate the Egyptian game in the 1940s. In the 1980s the club became successful on a continental level, winning the African Cup of Champions Clubs in 1982 and 1987. They triumphed again in the renamed competition in 2001, 2005, 2006 and 2008[6] under the coaching of the Portuguese Manuel Jose making them the most crowned team in Africa, with six Champions League titles, four Cup-Winners' Cups, four Super Cups and one Afro-Asian Club Championship.

Al-Ahly was the first club to reach the FIFA Club World Cup two times following two consecutive appearances in 2005 and 2006 winning the Bronze Medal in the latter. After qualifing for 2008 Edition, Al-Ahly became the team with the most appearances in FIFA Club World Cup, having qualified for 3 times out of 5 competitions held.

Crest

Al Ahly has had three logos in its history. The first, adopted in 1907, lasted until the 1952 Revolution. The second logo was used from 1952 until 2007, when the club unveiled a new design to commemorate Al Ahly's first century of existence.

Stadiums

Al-Ahly formerly played their home games at their own ground, Mokhtar El-Tetsh Stadium, but its capacity is too small for the club's support. As a consequence, Al-Ahly play their home ties at the Cairo International Stadium.[5]

Presidents

Name From To
England Mitchel Ince April 1907 April 1908
Egypt Aziz Ezzat Pasha April 1908 February 1916
Egypt/Egypt Abd El-Khalik PashaTharwat February 1916 February 1924
Egypt Gaafar Pasha Wali February 1924 July 1940
Egypt Mohamed Pasha Taher July 1940 February 1941
Egypt Jaafar Pasha Wali February 1941 January 1944
Egypt Ahmed Pasha Hasanain January 1944 February 1946
Egypt/Egypt/Egypt Ahmed Pasha Abboud February 1946 December 1961
Egypt Salah Eldine El-Desouky December 1961 December 1965
Egypt Gen. Abd El-Mohsen Mortagy December 1965 July 1967
Egypt Dr. Ibrahim Kamel El-Wakeel July 1967 November 1972
Egypt Gen. Abd El-Mohsen Mortagy November 1972 December 1980
Egypt/Egypt Saleh Selim December 1980 December 1988
Egypt Mohamed Abdou Saleh El-Wahsh December 1988 February 1992
Egypt Saleh Selim February 1992 May 2002
Egypt Hassan Hamdy May 2002 Present

Honours

Al-Ahly's Fans Celebrating after winning the African champions League 2005
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International

Domestic

  • Egyptian Premier League (34)
    • Champions 1949, 1950,1951, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Egypt Cup (35)
    • Winners 1924, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1937, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1966, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007
  • Egyptian Super Cup (5)
    • Winners 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Sultan Hussein Cup (7)
    • Winners 1923, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1931, 1938
  • Cairo League (5)
    • Champions 1939, 1942, 1943, 1948, 1950
  • United Arab Republic League (2)
    • Champions 1960-1961
  • El-Ittihad el tanshiteya Cup (1)
    • Winners 1989

Players and Coaching staff

Current first team squad

Correct as Al-Ahly official website [7] Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Egypt GK Sherif Ekramy (5th Vice-captain)
2 Egypt DF Mohamed Samir
4 Egypt DF Sherif Abdel-Fadil
5 Egypt DF Ahmad El-Sayed (2nd Vice-captain)
7 Egypt FW Mohamed Fadl (4th Vice-captain)
8 Egypt MF Mohamed Barakat
9 Egypt FW Emad Moteab (6th Vice-captain)
10 Egypt FW Ahmed Belal (Captain)
12 Angola MF Gilberto
14 Egypt DF Sayed Moawad
15 Egypt DF Ahmed Ali
16 Palestinian territories GK Ramzi Saleh *
17 Egypt MF Ahmed Hassan
18 Egypt FW Osama Hosny (1st Vice-captain)
19 Egypt DF Abdullah Farouk
No. Position Player
22 Egypt MF Mohamed Abou-Treika
23 Egypt MF Mostafa Shebeita
24 Egypt MF Ahmed Fathy
25 Egypt MF Hossam Ashour
26 Egypt DF Wael Gomaa (3rd Vice-captain)
27 Egypt MF Moataz Eno
28 Egypt GK Ahmed Adel
29 Liberia FW Francis Doe
30 Egypt FW Hany El-Agazy
32 Egypt MF Ahmed Shoukry (Youth)
33 Egypt MF Moustafa Mahmoud "Afroto" (Youth)
37 Egypt FW Mohamed Talaat (Youth)
38 Egypt MF Shehab El-Din Ahmed (Youth)
39 Egypt DF Ayman Ashraf (Youth)
Egypt FW Gamal Hamza

* According to EFA rules, Palestinian players are treated as being local player and are not included in a club's foreign players quota of three.

Players on Loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Egypt DF Moaz El-Henawy on loan to El-Masry [8]
Egypt DF Ahmed Said on loan to El-Masry [9]
Egypt DF Ateya El-Belqasy on loan to Al-Mokawloon
No. Position Player
Egypt DF Mohamed Khalaf on loan to Ismaily
Egypt MF Wael Shafik on loan to Mansoura
Algeria MF Amir Sayoud on loan to Al Arabi

Youth Academy squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Egypt GK Mohamed El-Beshbishy
Egypt DF Adel Bekhit
Egypt DF Saad El-Din Samir
Egypt DF Mohamed Abo Saif
Egypt DF El-Sayed El-Araby
Egypt DF Ayman Ashraf
Egypt MF Shehab El-Din Ahmed
Egypt MF Ahmed Mamdouh 'Toota'
Egypt MF Ahmed Abdel-Aziz
Egypt MF Mohamed El-Sayed
Egypt MF Reda Shehata
Egypt MF Abdel-Rahman Ahmed
Egypt MF Ahmed Nasser
Egypt MF Salah El-Din Farouq
Egypt MF Mahmoud Mohamed
No. Position Player
Egypt MF Osama Abdel-Mageed
Egypt MF Mohamed Gamal
Egypt MF Mahmoud Tobah
Egypt MF Hesham Mohamed
Egypt MF Ahmed Shoukry
Egypt MF Mostafa Afroto
Egypt FW Reda Bakhit
Egypt FW Mahran Megahed
Egypt FW Marwan Hesham
Egypt FW Alaa Shaaban
Egypt FW Islam Abdel-Latif
Egypt FW Ahmed Mamdouh Mabrouk
Egypt FW Mohamed Mostafa Zidan
Egypt FW Ahmed Nabil 'Manga'
Egypt FW Mohamed Talaat

Coaching staff

Position Name
Manager Egypt Hossam El-Badry
Football Director Egypt Hady Khashaba
Assistant Football Director Egypt Emad El-Nahhas
General Coach Egypt Alaa Mayhoob
Coach Egypt Mohamed Youssef
Goalkeeper Coach Egypt Ahmed Nagy
Fitness, Strength & Conditioning Coach Egypt Mohamed Abo El-Ela
Administrative Director Egypt Emad El-Yamani
Club Doctor Egypt Dr. Ihab Ali
Doctor Egypt Dr. Tarek Abdel-Aziz
Dietitian Egypt Dr. Hany Wahba
Masseur Egypt Attia Bassiuny
Masseur Egypt Sameh Mohamed
Masseur Egypt Tarek Hussien
Masseur Egypt Ahmed Mahmoud

Managers

Current: Egypt Hossam El-Badry

Past:[10]

  • 01- Egypt Gamil Osman
  • 02- Egypt Mahmoud Mokhtar El-Tetch
  • 03- Egypt Labib Mahmoud
  • 04- Egypt Hussein El-Far
  • 05- Egypt Mohamed El-Guindi
  • 06- Egypt Moustafa Kamel Mansour
  • 07- Egypt Foad Sedki
  • 08- Egypt Ahmed Mekawi
  • 09- Egypt Mohamed Abdou Saleh El-Wahsh
  • 10- Egypt Abdel Aziz Hammami
  • 11- Egypt Foad Shaaban
  • 12- Both
  • 13- Freitz
  • 14- Jitcos
  • 15- John McBride
  • 16- Brosicz
  • 17- Horvatek
  • 18- Tadicz
  • 19- Hungary Nandor Hidegkuti

Captains

Current: Egypt Ahmed Belal

Past:

Other sports

Al-Ahly club compete in different other sports. Al Ahly's Handball, Athletics, Volleyball and Basketball teams have won many national, African and Arabic competitions.

See also

References

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