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Olympic Club (Egypt)

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Olympic Club (Egyptian Arabic: النادي الأوليمبي‎), also known as El Olympi, is an Egyptian football and sports club based in Alexandria, Egypt. The club currently plays in the Egyptian Second Division, the second-highest league in the Egyptian football league system.

Olympic Club
Olympic Alexandria Logo.jpg
Full nameOlympic Club
النادي الأوليمبي المصري بالإسكندرية
Short nameOLY
Founded1905; 114 years ago (1905)
as The Red Star
GroundIzz al-Din Yacoub Stadium
Capacity15,000
ChairmanTarek El Sayed
ManagerAhmed El-Kass
LeagueEgyptian Second Division
2018–19Second Division, 3rd (Group C)

Founded in 1905, the club is known for being one of the oldest clubs in Egypt and Africa, and it is mostly known for its achievements in the Track and field games for winning several medals in continental championships and also in the Olympiad (10 medals of the total 26 of Egypt); and it is also known for its football team for winning the Egyptian Premier League once in 1966 and for winning the Egypt Cup twice in 1933 and 1934.

Name changesEdit

  • The Red Star (1903–1915)
  • Government Employee Club (1915–1924)
  • Olympic Club (1924–Present)

FootballEdit

The football Team's golden age was in the 1960s when the team could defeat Egypt's strongest teams at that time, winning the Egyptian Premier League in 1966. The team's level begun to drop due to financial problems. The team relegated in 2008–09 season and never show up in the Premier League again.

HonorsEdit

Performance in CAF competitionsEdit

1967: Quarter-Finals

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