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Al-Ansar (Lebanon)

This article is about the Lebanese football club. For other uses, see Ansar.
Al-Ansar SC
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Full name Al-Ansar Sporting Club
Nickname(s) Greens
Founded 1951;  (1951)
Ground Beirut Municipal Stadium
Beirut, Lebanon
Ground Capacity 22,000
Chairman Karim Diab
Manager Lebanon Malek Hassoun
League Lebanese Premier League
2011-12 4th
Home colours
Away colours

Al-Ansar Sporting Club (Arabic: نادي الأنصار الرياضي‎) is a Lebanese association football club based in Beirut. Formed in 1951, the club did not win its first Lebanese Premier League until 1988. They went on to set a world record by winning the league 11 seasons in a row. They have won more Lebanese FA Cup and Lebanese Premier League titles than any other club. Its support comes from all over Lebanon across all religions and sects though the majority from the Sunni community.[1][2]

Honours

Lebanese Premier League: 13

  • Champions - 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2007

Lebanese FA Cup: 13

  • Winners - 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012

Lebanese Super Cup: 5

  • Winners - 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2012

Lebanese Federation Cup: 2

  • Winners - 1999, 2000

Lebanese Elite Cup: 2

  • Winners - 1997, 2000

Al-Ansar's 11 consecutive league titles between 1988 and 1999 is a world record.

Performance in AFC competitions

2002-03: Qualifying West - 2nd Round

2007: Group Stage
2008: Group Stage, 3rd In Group
2011: Group Stage
2013: Group Stage
1991/92: First Round
1996/97: First Round

Current Squad

Senior Team

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

No. Position Player
1 Lebanon GK Hassan Moghnieh
2 Lebanon DF Anas Abousaleh
4 Brazil DF Tião
5 Lebanon DF Mootaz Jounaidi
6 Lebanon MF Rabih Ataya
7 Lebanon FW Mohamad Ayoub
8 Lebanon DF Sami Al-Choum
9 Lebanon MF Mahmoud Kojok
10 Lebanon MF Mohamad Atwi
12 Lebanon FW Samer Gedaon
14 Lebanon DF Ahmad Khodor
15 Lebanon MF Kassem Laila
No. Position Player
16 Lebanon DF Zakaria Chouman
17 Lebanon FW Hussein Ibrahim
19 Lebanon FW Ali Jawad
20 Lebanon FW Nasrat Al Jamal
21 Lebanon DF Mohamad Hamoud
22 Lebanon GK Larry Mehanna
24 Lebanon FW Samer Shehade
25 Lebanon FW Kassem Manaa
31 Lebanon GK Ali Shahada
30 Lebanon FW Ali Nasseredine
99 Lebanon FW Kassem Abou-Khechfe
Syria MF Fahd Aodi

Presidents

  • Lebanon Mustafa El-Shami (1948–50)
  • Lebanon Ameen Itani (1950–54)
  • Lebanon Fouad Rustom (1954–56)
  • Saudi Arabia Abdul Jalil Al-Sabra (1956–63)
  • Bulgaria Jemil Haspny (1963–65)
  • United Arab Emirates Abed El-Jamil Ramadan (1965–67)
  • Lebanon Khaled Kabbani (1967–75)
  • Lebanon Said Wanid (1975–77)
  • Lebanon Salim Diab (1977-08)
  • Lebanon Karim Diab (2008-)

References

External links

  • AL-ANSAR Official Website (Arabic)
  • Fans Website (Arabic)

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