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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.
|Full name||Al Ittihad Alexandria Club|
|Nickname(s)||سيد البلد (Masters of the City)|
زعيم الثغر (El Thagher's Leaders)
|Founded||4 August 1914|
|League||Egyptian Premier League|
|2022–23||Egyptian Premier League, 8th|
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.
- 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.
Kits and colours Edit
Kit manufacturers Edit
|2014||Erreà||Used in centenary match only|
Kits gallery Edit
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.
- Egypt Cup: 6
- 1926, 1935–36, 1948, 1963, 1973, 1976
- Alexandria Zone League: 27 (record)
- From 1927 to 1953
Performance in CAF competitions Edit
- FR = First round
- SR = Second round
- QF = Quarter-final
- SF = Semi-final
|1975||African Cup Winners' Cup||FR||Ethiopia||Saint George||2–0||0–0||2–0|
|1977||African Cup Winners' Cup||SR||Algeria||MO Constantine||3–1||0–1||3–2|
|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)|
- 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.
- 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|
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.
Out on loan Edit
All time top Egyptian Premier League Scorers Edit
|1||Mohamed Diab Al Attar||81|
|4||Abdel Fattah El Garm||36|
|5||Shehta (Abdel Rehim Younes)||31|
|8||Gaber El Khawaga||25|
Board of directors Edit
|Vice President||Hesham Hussien|
|Member||Ahmed Abd El Mejed|
|Member||Hazem El Regal|
- Source: 
- Diethelm Ferner (1 July 2000 – 30 June 2002)
- Mohamed Omar (Jan 2002 – 2 July)
- Rainer Zobel (4 November 2002 – 31 December 2003)
- Mohamed Omar (May 2003 – 4 April)
- Mohamed Salah (July 2004 – 4 Oct)
- Slobodan Pavković (July 2006 – 6 Dec)
- Mohamed Omar (Dec 2006 – 7 Aug)
- Mohamed Salah (Sept 2007 – 8 Jan)
- Taha Basry (1 January 2008 – 26 August 2009)
- Cabralzinho (4 September 2009 – 21 November 2010)
- Mohamed Amer (22 November 2010 – 6 April 2011)
- Ahmed Sary (April 2011)
- José Maqueda (2 August 2011 – 1 December 2012)
- Ahmed Sary (16 December 2012 – 12 March 2013)
- Jose Kléber (20 March 2013 – 12 May 2013)
- Ahmed Sary (12 May 2013 – 22 July 2013)
- Talaat Youssef (23 July 2013 – 16 December 2013)
- Mounir Oukala (interim) (21 December 2013 – 31 December 2013)
- Denis Lavagne (31 December 2013–14)
- Talaat Youssef (Aug 2014 – Oct 2014)
- Hossam Hassan (Oct 2014 – July 2015)
- Stoycho Mladenov (July 2015 – Nov 2015)
- Leonel Pontes (Nov 2015 – March 2016)
- Mokhtar Mokhtar (March 2016 – Feb 2017)
- José Maqueda (February 2017 – 2018)
- Talaat Youssef (Jun 2019 – Oct 2020)
- Mounir Oukala (interim) (Oct 2020 – Oct 2020)
- Hossam Hassan (Oct 2020 – March 2022)
- Emad El Nahhas (March 2022 – Present)
See also Edit
- "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.
- 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. Archived from the original on 25 January 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
- "Ithad Scorers in Egyptian League" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 May 2023. Retrieved 21 January 2020.