Al-Ittihad Club (Tripoli)

Al-Ittihad Sport, Cultural & Social Club (Arabic: نادي الاتحاد الرياضي الثقافي الاجتماعي) famously known as Al-Ittihad Tripoli, or simply Teha is the most successful team in the history of Libya. Al Itihad is a Libyan football club based in Bab Ben Gashier, Tripoli, Libya. They have won the Libyan Premier League 16 times, the Libyan Cup 7 times and the Libyan SuperCup 10 times.

Al-Ittihad Tripoli
الاتحاد طرابلس
Full nameAl-Ittihad Sports and Cultural Social Club
نادي الاتحاد الرياضي الثقافي الاجتماعي
Nickname(s)Al Ameed
Al Teeha
Founded29 July 1944
GroundTripoli Stadium
ChairmanMohamed Lagha
Head CoachIvan Minnaert
LeagueLibyan Premier League

Alittihad became the first Libyan club to qualify for the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League in 2007, where they lost to eventual runners-up Al-Ahly of Egypt (1–0) on aggregate. They also reached the semi-finals of the CAF Confederation Cup in 2010.


Al-Ittihad Club was founded on Saturday July 29, 1944, after a merger between three clubs "العمال -al-Ummal", "Al Nahda" & "Al Shabab", Mohamed Al-Krewi (Arabic: محمد الكريو) was the founder and first president.[1]


Libyan Championships

  • Tripoli Championship: 5 (competition founded 1948)
1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958
1965, 1966, 1969, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
1999, 2005, 2007, 2009
Finalist: 1994, 1987, 2002, 2003
  • Libyan SuperCup: 10 (Libyan Record)
    • 1999, ,2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 ,2008 , 2009 , 2010

Performance in CAF competitions

The club have 2 appearances in African Cup of Champions Clubs from 1967 to 1985 and 3 appearances in CAF Champions League from 2007 till now.

2005 – Quarter-finals
2008 – Quarter-finals
2010 – Semi-finals
2011 – Second Round of 16
2000 – Semi-finals


Al Ittihad is one of the most well supported football clubs in Libya. They held the record for the 2nd highest Libyan club attendance in the CAF Champions League 2007, The Nickname of Al Ittihad Fans is (RED Aurora Supporters) & (Tiha Supporters).

Old Crest

The crest pictured here is the old crest that was in use. The current one (pictured at the top of the page) replaced the old one in 2003 (a star was added) after the club's 10th league title.


Alittihad play their home games at the Tripoli Stadium, 6 km from center of Tripoli. They share the 80,000 capacity ground with Al-Ahly Tripoli and Al Madina. The club owns the 5,000 capacity Al Mala'b Al Baladi (Arabic: الملعب البلدي). Located in central Tripoli, the ground is now used for training.

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 DF Walid Ali Osman
3 DF Waleed Hadloul
4 MF Akram Nakuaa
12 GK Meftah Ghazalla
14 MF Ali Rahuma
15 DF Hesham Shaban
18 MF Abdulnaser Slil
21 MF Waleed Mhadeb
22 DF Waleed Ali Osman
25 DF Motasem Sabbou
No. Position Player
23 GK Mohamed Nashnoush
24 MF Riyadh Al Laafi
27 FW Ahmed Alwaani
29 DF Abdulaziz Belraysh
DF Mahmoud Saftar Makhlouf
MF Reda Milad Al-Tawarghi
MF Abdulsalam Boubaker Khamies
FW Abdulhakeem Al Soudani
FW Khalifa Abdulla
- MF Franck Obambou


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.


Official Sponsor

Kia, Al-Madar Al-Jadid Telecomm and Total are the current official sponsors for Al Ittihad Sporting Club

Kit providers


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  2. "UN BRINDISI A CASA DI GHEDDAFI - la". Retrieved 9 July 2016.
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