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Al Ittihad Alexandria Club

Al Ittihad Alexandria Club (Arabic: نادي الإتحاد السكندري‎), simply known as Al Ittihad, is an Egyptian football club that plays in the Egyptian Premier League. The team was founded in 1914 in Alexandria. It has the third largest number of fans in Egypt, after Al Ahly, Zamalek. The club is the first club that rushed to endorse the idea of founding the Egyptian Football Association in 1921 which contributed to increased popularity in Alexandria. Often referred to as "sid el balad"(الاتحاد سيد البلد) meaning Masters of the City.

Al Ittihad
Al-Ittihad Alexandria Club logo.png
Full nameAl Ittihad Alexandria Club
Nickname(s)
  • Masters of the City
    (سيد البلد)
  • El Thagher's Leaders
    (زعيم الثغر)
Founded4 August 1914; 105 years ago (1914-08-04)
GroundAlexandria Stadium
Capacity20,000
ChairmanEgypt Mohamed Mouselhy
ManagerEgypt Talaat Youssef
LeagueEgyptian Premier League
2018–19Egyptian Premier League, 11th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HighlightsEdit

  • 1906 Establishment of a club under the name of the club of the Union headed by Hassan Ismail.
  • 1908 Change the name of the club from Union club to the Union National Club .
  • 1910 Creation of United Champions Club headed by Abu Zeidi.
  • 1912 Abdo El-Hamami heads the United Champions Club.
  • 1912The merger of the National Union Club with El-Haditha club under the name of the modern club headed by Hassan Rasmi, and this club became the strongest football club in Alexandria.
  • 1914 The merger of El-Haditha club with the United Champions Club under the name of Al-Ittihad Club and so the name of Al-Ittihad Club reappeared.
  • 1918 The merger of Al Ittihad Club with the Alexandria Club under the name of Al Ittihad Club of Alexandria headed by Mohammed Shaheen.
  • 2014 as al ittihad club was celebrating their year number (100) A match was held for Al Ittihad Club of Alexandria in the Alexandria Stadium against Sporting Lisbon, Portugal, and ended the match with a positive draw 2–2.[1]

HonorsEdit

1926, 1936, 1948, 1963, 1973, 1976
1935

RegionalEdit

From 1927 to 1953

Performance in CAF competitionsEdit

  • FR = First round
  • SR = Second round
  • QF = Quarter-final
  • SF = Semi-final
Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1975 African Cup Winners' Cup FR   Ethiopia Saint George 2–0 0–0 2–0
QF   Cameroon Tonnerre Yaoundé 4–0 w/o w/o[a]
1977 African Cup Winners' Cup SR   Algeria MO Constantine 3–1 0–1 3–2
QF   Tanzania Rangers International 2–0 0–0 2–0
SF   Cameroon Tonnerre Yaoundé 1–0 0–2 1–2
1979 African Cup Winners' Cup FR   Kenya Gor Mahia w/o[b]
2006 CAF Confederation Cup FR   Rwanda Rayon Sports 3–0 0–1 3–1
SR   Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 1–0 0–1 1–1 (3–4 p)
Notes
  1. ^ The second leg was abandoned in the second half with Tonnerre Yaoundé leading 3–0 after Al Ittihad players walked off to protest the officiating and the improper match atmosphere. Al Ittihad were disqualified from the competition by CAF and the tie was awarded to Tonnerre Yaoundé. After coming back to Egypt, Al Ittihad players said that they were attacked by both the fans and the local police officers during the match after protesting against the match officials.[2]
  2. ^ Gor Mahia won on walkover after Al Ittihad withdrew.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 25 June 2019

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

No. Position Player
1   GK El Hany Soliman (Captain)
3   MF Ahmed Tawfik (on loan from Pyramids)
4   DF Mahmoud Rizk
5   MF Ahmed Dawouda (on loan from Zamalek)
6   DF Sabry Raheel
7   FW Toni Silva
8   MF Ahmed Nabil
9   FW Mohamed Abdel Maguid
10   MF Khaled El Ghandour
11   DF El Sayed Salem
12   FW Derick Ogbu
13   DF Mohamed Nasef (on loan from Tala'ea El Gaish)
14   MF Nour El Sayed (4th captain)
15   FW Gedo
16   GK Mahmoud El Zonfouly
No. Position Player
17   DF Karim El Deeb (on loan from Al Mokawloon Al Arab)
18   MF Karim Mamdouh
19   FW Khaled Kamar
20   DF Bazoka (Vice-captain)
21   MF Mohamed Adel (3rd captain)
22   FW Amar Hamdy (on loan from Al Ahly)
25   DF Mohamed Anwar
27   DF Mahmoud Shaaban
32   FW Fawzy El Henawy (on loan from Al Ahly)
33   GK Sobhy Soliman
66   FW Razack Cissé (on loan from Zamalek)
77   DF Hesham Salah
-   DF Reda Abdel Aal
-   MF Shady Dawood

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  GK Amr Khalil (at Tersana until 30 June 2019)
  DF Wilson Akakpo (at Al Shoulla until 30 June 2019)
  DF Mohamed Gabr (at Amanat Baghdad until 30 June 2019)
  DF Marwan El Nagar (at Petrojet until 30 June 2019)
No. Position Player
  MF Mohamed Hassan (at El Raja until 30 June 2019)
  MF Didier Koré (at Nogoom until 30 June 2019)
  FW Ahmed El Alfi (at El Gouna until 30 June 2019)
  FW Emmanuel Banahene (at Al Shoulla until 30 June 2019)

ManagersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://alexnews.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/%D8%AA%D8%B9%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%84-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AA%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%AF-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B3%D9%83%D9%86%D8%AF%D8%B1%D9%8A-%D9%85%D8%B9-%D8%B3%D8%A8%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%AA%D9%86%D8%AC-%D9%84%D8%B4%D8%A8/
  2. ^ Shafey, Sherif (11 January 2019). "ذكرياتى مع مشوار الاتحاد فى افريقيا 75 و مأساة مباراة الرعد الكاميرونى - جزء من الحلقة 15" [Episode 15 - My memories with Al Ittihad journey in the 1975 African Cup Winners' Cup and Tonnerre Yaoundé match disaster]. youtube.com. Retrieved 11 October 2019.

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