A few months after consolidating their record CAF Champions League trophies with an eleventh title, Egyptian giants Al Ahly are eyeing new glory when they take place in the inaugural edition of the African Football League (AFL).

“The Red Devils” as they are named among their fond supporters, Al Ahly goes through the newest challenge on the African continent with nothing in mind but the usual approach; to go all the way to the title.

Founded in 1907, the Cairo giants’ history is full of records. They are the most successful side at home in all domestic competitions, be it the Egyptian Premier League, Egypt Cup or Egyptian Super Cup.

The Reds of Al Ahly extended their dominance to the continental level, holding the record for most titles in CAF Champions League and CAF super Cup history. They also are record winners of the defunct African Cup Winners’ Cup.

Al Ahly also holds the record of most African participations in FIFA Club World Cup history. Their 2023 appearance next December in Saudi Arabia will be their ninth cameo, and the fourth in a row. They finished third in three different occasions, in 2006, 2021 and 2022.

With more than a century of titles in their 126 years history, Al Ahly are undoubtedly one of the most successful sides not just in Africa, but all over the world.


Full Name: Al Ahly FC

Founded: 24 April 1907

City: Cairo, Egypt

Nickname: Red Devils

Chairman: Mahmoud El Khateeb

Manager: Marcel Koller (Switzerland)

Captain: Mohamed El Shenawy


Domestic titles:

Egyptian Premier League: 43 times

Egypt Cup: 38 times

Egyptian Super Cup: 13 times

Continental titles:

CAF Champions League: 11 times

CAF Confederation Cup: One time

CAF Super Cup: 8 times

African Cup Winners’ Cup (defunct): 4 times

Afro-Asian Cup: One time