Sagesse SC (football)

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Sagesse Sports Club, or Hekmeh Club Beirut (Arabic: نادي الحكمة بيروت‎, lit. 'Wisdom Club Beirut') in Arabic, is a Lebanese football club based in the Achrafieh district of Beirut.[2]

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Full nameSagesse Sports Club
Nickname(s)القَلعَة الخَضراء‎ (The Green Castle)[1]
Short nameSAG
Founded1943; 77 years ago (1943)
ChairmanElie Yahchouchi
ManagerFouad Hijazi
LeagueLebanese Second Division
2018–19Lebanese Second Division, 4th of 12
WebsiteClub website

The club was founded in 1943 under the patronage of Father Boulos Kik, supported by Mgr. Jean Maroun. Although trophyless, Sagesse came second twice in a row in the Lebanese Premier League, in 2001 and 2002, and were finalists in both the Lebanese FA Cup, in 2006, and the Lebanese Federation Cup, in 2004. The club is mostly known for its basketball program.[3]


Sagesse took part in the Lebanese Premier League in 1944, but were relegated to the Second Division in 1945, before winning it in 1948 to gain back promotion to the First Division. After two years they were relegated back again to Division 2 in 1950. After becoming champions of Division 2 yet again in 1956, the club returned to Division 1 and played in the top League until 1991. During most of that period Lebanese football was at its peak and Sagesse played friendlies against many notable clubs from around the world, demonstrating a good image of football in Lebanon. In 2006, Sagesse reached the final of the Lebanese Cup but lost against the cup holder Ansar 1-3.[4]

Club rivalriesEdit

Sagesse plays the Achrafieh derby with Racing.[5]


Notable playersEdit

Players in international competitions
Competition Player National team
2000 AFC Asian Cup Ali Fakih   Lebanon
Wartan Ghazarian   Lebanon
Fouad Hijazi   Lebanon


Managerial historyEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ almaghribtoday. "almaghribtoday". Almaghribtoday (in Arabic). Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  2. ^ "فريق: الحكمة". Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  3. ^ "فريق: الحكمة". Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  4. ^ "SAGESSE". Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  5. ^ "مبارتا دربي اﻷشرفية!". Retrieved 23 May 2019.

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