() is a United Arab Emirates
club. They are based in Dubai
. The club is abbreviated as A.C.
Al Ahli is one of the most successful clubs in the UAE
. Al Ahli, literally translating to "national" in Arabic
was established in 1970, three local teams joined together to form the club. The club won three UAE League
titles in the '70s and again won its fourth in 2006, and fifth in 2009.
The club was established in 1970, two local football teams Al Wehdah and Al Shabab (est.1962) joined together, and then four years later another local team Al Najah joined to form Al Ahli Club.
Crest and Nickname
The original Al Ahli logo reflected a falcon on top of football and the words "Al Ahli Club" written horizontally. After rebranding themselves to Red Knights in 2006, the logo changed to a horse head shape with the letters A C (Al Ahli Club) on top. The new logo represents strength and high spirits also it goes along with the new nickname Red Knights instead of the old nickname the Red Devils.
1973–1980: The golden age
It took Al Ahli only four years after its establishment to win the UAE league twice consecutively in 1975 and 1976 then again in 1980. Drawing home-town fans, Al Ahli has been and continues to be one of the most popular sports teams in the UAE. However,Al Ahli club have suffered a lot in the last decades,and they went back to the second division when they played against Al shabab which... Read More