In the inaugural season of the Lebanese Basketball Championship in 1949/50, Al-Riyadi Club set the stage for their dominance by securing the championship title.
The following season, 1950/51, they continued their winning streak, once again claiming the top spot and proving that their first victory was no fluke.
Year after year, Al-Riyadi continued to raise the bar, clinching the championship in 1951/52, and the list goes on, with each season bringing new triumphs.
This trend persisted for over seven decades, as Al-Riyadi consistently outperformed their rivals, securing the championship in a staggering number of seasons, including the most recent 2022/2023 season.
TRIUMPHS ON THE GLOBAL STAGE
1998 West Asian Basketball Championship in Jordan: Al-Riyadi made a significant mark in the world of basketball by winning the West Asian Basketball Championship in Jordan. This victory not only showcased their talent but also announced their arrival as a force to be reckoned with in the broader Middle Eastern region.
Bronze Medal at the 1998 Asian Basketball Championship in Malaysia: Al-Riyadi’s excellence was not limited to the West Asian region. They went on to secure a prestigious Bronze Medal at the 1998 Asian Basketball Championship in Malaysia. This achievement highlighted their ability to compete at the highest levels of international competition.
Five-time Champions of the Arabs with four consecutive titles from 2005 to 2009: Al-Riyadi’s dominance extended to the Arab world, where they secured the title of Arab Champions a remarkable five times. What’s even more impressive is that they achieved four consecutive titles from 2005 to 2009, showcasing their sustained excellence on the Arab stage.
Eleven-time winners of the Housameddine Hariri International Tournament: The Housameddine Hariri International Tournament has been a platform where Al-Riyadi consistently displayed their prowess. They have clinched victory in this tournament a remarkable eleven times, with each win underlining their consistency and competitiveness.
A historic seventh consecutive Lebanese Championship win
Damascus International Tournament champions
In 2005 & 2006
Dominated the Dubai International Tournament
In 2005 & 2006
Maintained the Lebanese Championship title
In the 2006 & 2007 Season
Secured Lebanese Championship and Cup
Victory at Dubai’s International Tournament
Beirut in 2009
Hosted and triumphed in the Pan Arab Cup championship
From 2004 & 2010
Six consecutive Lebanese Championship wins
In May 2010
Fifth-time Champions of the Arabs
In May 2010
Regained the No. 1 position in the WABA League
Asian Basketball Champions, defeating top teams including Mahram – Iran
Victory in the Housameddine Hariri Annual Tournament after the summer
2022 – 2023 OF THE LEBANESE BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Riyadi Beirut wins on Monday 29th of May night the 2023 Lebanon Basketball League Tournament. In the final series of the tournament, Riyadi Beirut challenged Dynamo club, who placed second.
Al Riyadi won the fifth match of the final series with a score of 77/71 against Dynamo, this win came despite the injury of one of the season’s best players, Duop Reath.