Al-Ansar SC

This article is about the Lebanese football club. For other uses, see Ansar.
Ansar SC
Full name Al-Ansar Sporting Club
Nickname(s) Greens
Founded 1951 (1951)
Ground Beirut Municipal Stadium
Beirut, Lebanon
Ground Capacity 22,000
Chairman Nabil Bader
Manager Serbia Zoran Pešić
League Lebanese Premier League
2014–15 Lebanese Premier League, 2nd

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 and has been funded by Rafic Hariri.[1][2]


Lebanese Premier League: 13

Lebanese FA Cup: 13

Lebanese Super Cup: 5

Lebanese Federation Cup: 2

Lebanese Elite Cup: 2

Performance in AFC Competitions

AFC Champions League: 11 appearances

1989: Qualifying Stage
1990: Qualifying Stage
1992: Qualifying Stage
1994: Group Stage
1995: Group Stage
1996: Second Round
1998: Group Stage
1999: Second Round
2000: Second Round
2001: First Round
2002: Qualifying Stage

AFC Cup: 4 appearances

2007: Group Stage
2008: Group Stage
2011: Group Stage
2013: Group Stage

AFC Cup Winners Cup: 2 appearances

1992: First Round
1997: First Round

Current squad

Senior Team

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

No. Position Player
1 Lebanon GK Hassan Moghnieh
3 Lebanon DF Mootaz Jounaidi
4 Lebanon DF Anas Abousaleh
5 Lebanon DF Hussein El-Sayed
6 Lebanon DF Abbas Awad
7 Lebanon MF Mahmoud Zoghbi
8 Lebanon DF Mohamad Korhani
10 Lebanon MF Mohamad Atwi
11 Lebanon FW Ibrahim Sweidan
17 Lebanon FW alaa al baba
No. Position Player
16 Lebanon DF Shibriko
17 Lebanon MF Hussein Ibrahim
18 Lebanon DF Hamzeh Abboud
19 Lebanon FW Imad Ghaddar
20 Lebanon MF Amir Lhaf
21 Senegal FW Cheikha Sy
22 Lebanon GK Larry Mehanna
23 Lebanon DF Mohamad Hamoud
26 Lebanon DF Wissam Saleh
30 Lebanon MF Rabih Ataya



  1. Montague, James (24 October 2007). "In Lebanon, even soccer is tainted by sectarian strife". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
  2. Alami, Mona (1 September 2009). "Religious about football". Retrieved 15 October 2010.

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