Racing Club Beirut
|Full name||Racing Club Beirut|
(The White Castle)
|Ground||Fouad Chehab Stadium|
|League||Lebanese Second Division|
|2019–20||Lebanese Second Division (season abandoned)|
Racing Club Beirut (Arabic: نادي الراسينغ بيروت), commonly referred to as Racing Beirut or Racing, is a football club based in Achrafieh, a district in Beirut, Lebanon, that competes in the Lebanese Second Division. They play their home matches at the Fouad Chehab Stadium and are primarily supported by the Christian community.
The club was founded in 1934 by several locals from the Achrafieh and Gemmayzeh districts of Beirut, Lebanon. The club's name is inspired from Racing Paris, a French football club, of which the club's presidents were passionate. Racing played five years in the Lebanese Second Division, and got its first promotion to the Lebanese Premier League in 1940.
In 1953 Albert Kheir was elected as the club's president. He sought to heighten the club's status in the country, by buying 20-year old Joseph Abou Murad from Intissar Chayyah, Said Haidar from Al Nahda, and Yuguslavian coach Ljubiša Broćić.
- As of 23 January 2019
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- 2008: Adidas
- 2009: Lotto
- 2010: Lotto
- 2011–2013: Adidas
- 2014–2016: Diadora
- 2016–2018: Joma
- 2018–present: Capelli
- Lebanese Premier League
- Winners (3): 1955–56, 1964–65, 1969–70
- Lebanese Second Division
- Winners (3): 1938–39, 1999–2000, 2006–07
- Ljubiša Broćić (1955)
- Ion Bogdan (1967–1970)
- Dorian Marin (2004–2005)
- Libor Pala (2012–2015)
- Eugen Moldovan (2015–2016)
- Moussa Hojeij (2016–2017)
- Roda Antar (2017–2019)
- Jalal Radwan (2019–present)
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