Al-Ahly Stadium


* Address: Cairo
* Country: Egypt
* Capacity: 30,000
* Opened: 2009
* Main use: Football
* Tenants:

Extra stadium info – Al-Ahly Stadium

The stadium was one of the FIFA U-20 World Cup venues in 2009. The football tournament was won by Ghana after defeating Brazil in front of tens of thousands of fans in Cairo. The first FIFA U-20 World Cup match at the venue took place on 25 September 2009. Venezuela won the game against Nigeria and Yonathan Alexander Del Valle Rodríguez scored the only goal of the match. The stadium, which is also sometimes used for athletics, hosted numerous home games of Al-Ahly. They became the first African sports club with 10 million followers on their main social media page.

Al-Ahly Sporting Club have a famous rivalry with Zamalek Sporting Club. The rivalry between both clubs is considered one of the fiercest in African football. Several matches between Al-Ahly and Zamalek attracted attendances above 100,000. Al-Ahly won the African championship for football clubs various times. In 2005, they became the first club from Egypt in the world championship for football clubs. Al-Ahly lost their first match at the tournament in Tokyo in front of 28,000 people. One year later, the club played in the world championship again. This time, they finished third place after defeating Club América from the United Mexican States 2-1.

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