Al Ittihad Alexandria Club

Al Ittihad Alexandria Club (Arabic: نادي الإتحاد السكندري), simply known as Al Ittihad, is an Egyptian sports club based in Alexandria, Egypt. The club is mainly known for its professional football team, which currently plays in the Egyptian Premier League, the highest league in the Egyptian football league system.

Al Ittihad
Full nameAl Ittihad Alexandria Club
Nickname(s)سيد البلد (Masters of the City)
زعيم الثغر (El Thagher's Leaders)
Founded4 August 1914; 109 years ago (1914-08-04)
GroundAlexandria Stadium
ChairmanMohamed Moselhi
ManagerZoran Manojlović
LeagueEgyptian Premier League
2022–23Egyptian Premier League, 8th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Founded in 1914 in Alexandria, the club is one of the oldest and most popular football clubs in Egypt. Al Ittihad was the first club that rushed to endorse the idea of founding the Egyptian Football Association in 1921, which significantly contributed to increasing the club's popularity in Alexandria and his famous Chairman was Tawfik Abouhashem.

Highlights Edit

  • 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.
  • 1912 The 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]
Al-Ittihad Alexandria Club from the inside.

Kits and colours Edit

Kit manufacturers Edit

Period Kit manufacturer Notes
2011–2013   Givova
2013–2014   Macron
2014   Erreà Used in centenary match only
2014–2017   Adidas
2017–2020   Uhlsport
2020–   Xtep

Kits gallery Edit

2018-2019 Home
2018-2019 Away
2019-2020 Home
2019-2020 Away
2020-2021 Home
2020-2021 Away
2021-2022 Home
2021-2022 Away

Alexandria Derby Edit

Both being based in Alexandira; Smouha and Al-Ittihad Alexandria have always been an exciting encounter. The rivalry stems from the fact that both teams are the biggest in Alexandria and share the same stadium Alexandria International Stadium. The rivalry is always sure to deliver good football.

Honours Edit

A view outside the club's headquarters in Shatby in 2017.
1926, 1935–36, 1948, 1963, 1973, 1976

Regional Edit

From 1927 to 1953

Performance in CAF competitions Edit

  • 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)
  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.

Performance in domestic competitions Edit

Egyptian Clubs Competitions
Year League Position Egypt Cup Super Cup
2003–04 Egyptian Premier League 5 Round of 16
2004–05 Egyptian Premier League 9 Runner Up
2005–06 Egyptian Premier League 7 Round of 16
2006–07 Egyptian Premier League 13 Round of 32
2007–08 Egyptian Premier League 10 Quarter Final
2008–09 Egyptian Premier League 11 Round of 32
2009–10 Egyptian Premier League 10 Quarter-finals
2010–11 Egyptian Premier League 14 Round of 16
2011–12 Egyptian Premier League not finished not held
2012–13 Egyptian Premier League not finished Round of 16
2013–14 Egyptian Premier League 3 (Group 1) Round of 32
2014–15 Egyptian Premier League 14 Quarter Final
2015–16 Egyptian Premier League 14 Quarter Final
2016–17 Egyptian Premier League 8 Round of 16
2017–18 Egyptian Premier League 11 Round of 16
2018–19 Egyptian Premier League 11 Semi Final
2019–20 Egyptian Premier League 10 Semi Final
2020–21 Egyptian Premier League 7 Round of 16

Players Edit

Current squad Edit

As of 3 February 2023

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   EGY El Mahdy Soliman
2 MF   EGY Ibrahim Hassan
3 DF   JOR Abdallah Nasib
4 DF   EGY Mahmoud Alaa (on loan from Zamalek)
5 DF   PLE Mohammed Saleh
6 DF   EGY Sabry Raheel
7 DF   EGY Hesham Salah
8 MF   EGY Naser Naser
9 FW   ANG Mabululu
10 MF   EGY Khaled El Ghandour (Captain)
11 FW   EGY Fawzy El Henawy
12 MF   EGY Mahmoud Abdelaziz
13 DF   EGY El Sayed Salem
14 MF   EGY Ahmed Adel
15 FW   NGA Austin Amutu
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 GK   EGY Sobhi Soliman
18 MF   GHA Moro Salifu
19 FW   EGY Ahmed Heggy
21 DF   EGY Khaled Sobhi
22 MF   EGY Islam Abdelnaim
23 GK   EGY Amr Khalil
24 MF   EGY Amar Hamdy (on loan from Al Ahly)
27 MF   EGY Mohamed Mahmoud (on loan from Al Ahly)
33 FW   EGY Ahmed Eid
34 MF   EGY Abdelghani Mohamed
35 DF   EGY Ragab El Safi
38 DF   UGA Gavin Kizito
40 DF   EGY Mostafa Ibrahim
73 GK   EGY Fares El Sayed

Emmanuel Okwi

Out on loan Edit

All time top Egyptian Premier League Scorers Edit

# Player Goals
1 Mohamed Diab Al Attar 81
2 Ahmed Sary 40
3 Eid Ahmed 38
4 Abdel Fattah El Garm 36
5 Shehta (Abdel Rehim Younes) 31
6 Raafat Attia 26
7 Youssef Hamdy 26
8 Gaber El Khawaga 25
9 Ahmed Saleh 24
10 Fouad Morsi 24

Board of directors Edit

Office Name
President   Mohamed Mouselhy
Vice President   Hesham Hussien
Member   Ibrahim Shaaban
Member   Ahmed Abd El Mejed
Member   Ahmed Fouad
Member   Hazem El Regal
Member   Ismail Mohamed
Member   Mahmoud Medhat
Member  Khalil Hesham

Managers Edit

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "تعادل الاتحاد السكندري مع سبورتنج لشبونة البرتغالي بمناسبة مئوية سيد البلد" [The Alexandrian Federation tied with Sporting Lisbon, Portugal, on the occasion of the country’s centenary]. Alexandria news (in Arabic). 5 August 2014. Archived from the original on 27 July 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  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]. Archived from the original on 25 January 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Ithad Scorers in Egyptian League" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 May 2023. Retrieved 21 January 2020.

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