Al-Ittihad Club (Tripoli)

Al-Ittihad Sport, Cultural & Social Club (Arabic: نادي الاتحاد الرياضي الثقافي الاجتماعي‎) famously known as Al-Ittihad Tripoli, or simply Teha is the most successful team in the history of Libya. Al Ittihad is a Libyan football club based in Bab Ben Gashier, Tripoli, Libya. They have won the Libyan Premier League 16 times, the Libyan Cup 7 times and the Libyan SuperCup 10 times.

Al-Ittihad SCSC
الاتحاد
Full nameAl-Ittihad Sports and Cultural Social Club
نادي الاتحاد الرياضي الثقافي الاجتماعي
Nickname(s)Al Ameed
the Teha
Founded29 July 1944
GroundTripoli Stadium
Capacity65,000
ChairmanJamal Al Jafri
Head CoachDa Costa
LeagueLibyan Premier League
2018-191st

Al ittihad became the first Libyan club to qualify for the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League in 2007, where they lost to eventual runners-up Al-Ahly of Egypt (1–0) on aggregate. They also reached the semi-finals of the CAF Confederation Cup in 2010.

HistoryEdit

Al-Ittihad Club was founded on Saturday July 29, 1944, after a merger between three clubs "العمال -al-Ummal", "Al Nahda" & "Al Shabab", Mohamed Al-Krewi (Arabic: محمد الكريو‎) was the founder and first president.[1]

HonoursEdit

Libyan ChampionshipsEdit

48/49 - 49/50 - 50/51 - 51/52 - 52/53 - 53/54 - 54/55 - 55/56 - 56/57 - 57/58 - 58/59 - 61/62 - 62/63
1965, 1966, 1969, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,
,1992 ,1999 ,2004 ,2005 ,2007 ,2009 ,2018
Finalist: 1994, 1987, 2002, 2003
  • Libyan SuperCup: 10 (Libyan Record)
    • 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Performance in CAF competitionsEdit

The club have 2 appearances in African Cup of Champions Clubs from 1967 to 1985 and 3 appearances in CAF Champions League from 2007 till now.

2005 – Quarter-finals
2008 – Quarter-finals
2010 – Semi-finals
2011 – Second Round of 16
2000 – Semi-finals

SupportersEdit

Al Ittihad is one of the most well supported football clubs in Libya. They held the record for the 2nd highest Libyan club attendance in the CAF Champions League 2007, The Nickname of Al Ittihad Fans is (RED Aurora Supporters) & (Tiha Supporters).

Old CrestEdit

The crest pictured here is the old crest that was in use. The current one (pictured at the top of the page) replaced the old one in 2003 (a star was added) after the club's 10th league title.

StadiumEdit

Alittihad play their home games at the Tripoli Stadium, 6 km from center of Tripoli. They share the 80,000 capacity ground with Al-Ahly Tripoli and Al Madina. The club owns the 5,000 capacity Al Mala'b Al Baladi (Arabic: الملعب البلدي‎). Located in central Tripoli, the ground is now used for training.

Current squadEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF   LBY Walid Ali Osman
3 DF   LBY Waleed Hadloul
4 MF   LBY Akram Nakuaa
12 GK   LBY Meftah Ghazalla
14 MF   LBY Ali Rahuma
15 DF   LBY Hesham Shaban
18 MF   LBY Abdulnaser Slil
21 MF   LBY Waleed Mhadeb
22 DF   LBY Waleed Ali Osman
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 GK   LBY Mohamed Nashnoush
24 MF   LBY Riyadh Al Laafi
27 FW   LBY Ahmed Alwaani
29 DF   LBY Abdulaziz Belraysh
DF   LBY Mahmoud Saftar Makhlouf
MF   LBY Reda Milad Al-Tawarghi
MF   LBY Abdulsalam Boubaker Khamies
FW   LBY Abdulhakeem Al Soudani
FW   LBY Khalifa Abdulla

ManagersEdit

Other sportsEdit

Al Ittihad has got teams competing in different other sports. Al Ittihad's Handball, Volleyball and Basketball teams have won many national competitions.

SponsorshipEdit

Official SponsorEdit

Kia, Al-Madar Al-Jadid Telecomm and Total are the current official sponsors for Al Ittihad Sporting Club

Kit providersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Account Suspended". www.alittihad.ly. Retrieved August 27, 2019.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "UN BRINDISI A CASA DI GHEDDAFI - la Repubblica.it". Retrieved 9 July 2016.

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