El-Qanah Football Club (Arabic: نادي القناة لكرة القدم), also known as Canal SC or Suez Canal, is an Egyptian football club based in Ismailia, Egypt. The club is currently playing in the Egyptian Second Division, the second-highest league in the Egyptian football league system.

El-Qanah FC
Full nameEl-Qanah Football Club
نادي القناة لكرة القدم
Short nameQAN
Founded1946; 77 years ago (1946)
GroundSuez Canal Stadium
ChairmanMohab Mamish
ManagerAhmed Said
LeagueEgyptian Second Division
2015–16Second Division, 4th (Group D)
WebsiteClub website

History edit

The club was founded in 1935 as a group of Ismailia born contractors formed a football team calling it "Badran Club", that team included Ismail Abougrisha, Mohamed Abougrisha, Sayed Hamed, Darwish Othman and Ibrahim Al-Samalouty which took part in the Canal Region league with the likes of Ismaily, Al-Masry, port Said, The Greek club, Port Fouad.

In 1948 the club members succeeded to convince the board of the Suez Canal company to merge the Badran club with the company to form "El Qanah" with the Frenchman Paul Blan as a president to take part in the league.

The team promoted to the Egyptian Premier League on the 1953–54 season, and played for 27 seasons on the topflight.

Basketball team edit

Suez Canal SC also has a men's basketball team that has played in the Egyptian Basketball Premier League.

Former players edit

Titles edit

Egypt Cup: (1)

  • 1963–64

Notes edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Huyu ndiye Ali Badru: Straika aliyekimbia vurugu Misri akiamini Simba itampeleka Ulaya". Archived from the original on 2021-12-07.
  2. ^ "Badru mchezaji bora wa Februari Ligi Kuu Zanzibar". mwanachi.co.tz.