Al-Ittihad (Tripoli)

Al-Ittihad (Tripoli)

Al Ittihad of Libya (الاتحاد الليبي) is a Libyan football club based in Bab Ben Geshier -Tripoli, Libya. They have won the Libyan Premier League fourteen times, the Libyan Cup five times and the Libyan SuperCup seven times. They are the current league champions (Libyan Premier League) as of the end of the 2007/08 season.

Al Ittihad become the first Libyan Club qualifiers for the CAF Champions League Semi-Finals phase of the 11-year competition.

History

Al-Ittihad Club was founded on Saturday July 29, 1944 after a merger between two clubs Al Nahda & Al Shabab, the club was named by both Mohamed Al-Krewi (محمد الكريو) who was also the first president of Al-Ittihad club and by Mahmud Al-Jogia.

Honours

Libyan Championships

  • Libyan Premier League 14 (Libyan Record)
    • Champion : 1965, 1966, 1969, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
    • Runners-up : 1977, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2004
  • Libyan Cup 5
    • Winner : 1992, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
    • Finalist : 1994, 1987, 2002, 2003
  • Libyan SuperCup 7 (Libyan Record)
    • Winner : 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

African Championships

Supporters

Al Ittihad is one of the most well supported football club in Libya. They holds the record for the highest attendance in the CAF Champions League 2007, The Nickname of Al Ittihad Fans is (RED Aurora Supporters) & (Tehaa Supporters).

Stadium

11 June Stadium

  • 11 June Stadium (ملعب 11 يونيو)
  • Capacity: 80,000
  • Place: Tripoli, Libya - 6 km from center of Tripoli, Libya
  • Inauguration: 1970

11 June Stadium is the formal ground for Al-Ittihad since 1970's.

Note: The stadium is shared with Ahli tripoli FC.

7 October Stadium

  • Old Name: Al Mala'b Al Balade (الملعب البلدي)
  • Capacity: 5,000
  • Place: Center of Tripoli, Libya
  • Inauguration: 1939

7 October Stadium is Al-Ittihad’s training ground, used currently as a training ground.

Current Squad 2007-2008

Squad Changes

(2007/2008 Winter Transfer window )

Players In

Players out

Notable former players

* Patrick Mboma
* Al-Saadi Qadhafi
* Victor Ikpeba
* Nader Tarhouni
* Enam Alexis
* Izzaddin Bezan
* Abu Baker Bani
* Saleem Abujrad
* Ahmed Masli
* Laryea Kingston
* Luis Agustini
* Nenad Mladenovic

LPL 2007/2008 Standing

Place Team Points Played Won Draw Lost Goals
Scored
Goals
Conceded

+/- Notes
2. Al Ittihad 56 21 18 2 1 47 15 +32

Other Sports

Al Ittihad has got teams competing in different other sports. Al Ittihad's Handball , Volleyball and Basketball teams have won many national competitions.

Sponsorship

Official Sponsor

Al-Madar Al-Jadid Telecomm. is the official Sponsor for Al Ittihad Sporting Club

Kit providers

Contact Al Ittihad Sporting Club

  • Bab Ben Geshier - P.O. Box 81844, Tripoli - Libya
  • Tel : +218 (21) 3618212
  • Tel : +218 (21) 3600690
  • Fax : +218 (21) 3618213

External links

References

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