Morocco Cup 05/15 16:00 3 Olympique Dcheira v FAR Rabat W 1-2
Morocco Cup 05/08 17:00 4 FAR Rabat v Renaissance Zemamra W 2-1
Morocco Cup 05/02 19:00 5 RSB Berkane v FAR Rabat W 9-10
Morocco GNF 1 04/27 18:00 27 [12] HUSA Agadir v FAR Rabat [1] L 2-1
Morocco GNF 1 04/21 18:00 26 [1] FAR Rabat v MAS Fes [10] W 3-1
Morocco GNF 1 04/13 18:00 25 [5] WAC Casablanca v FAR Rabat [1] W 0-1
Morocco Cup 04/01 22:00 5 RSB Berkane v FAR Rabat - PPT.
Morocco GNF 1 03/16 22:00 24 [1] FAR Rabat v OC Safi [5] W 1-0
Morocco GNF 1 03/10 19:00 23 [16] Youssoufia Berrechid v FAR Rabat [1] W 0-2
Morocco GNF 1 03/06 17:00 20 [6] RSB Berkane v FAR Rabat [1] W 1-2
Morocco GNF 1 03/02 17:00 22 [13] Ittihad Tanger v FAR Rabat [1] W 1-2
Morocco GNF 1 02/25 17:00 21 [2] FAR Rabat v UTS Rabat [8] W 3-0


Matches played 40 18 22
Wins 28 14 14
Draws 6 3 3
Losses 6 1 5
Goals for 80 42 38
Goals against 31 9 22
Clean sheets 18 10 8
Failed to score 5 2 3

Association sportive des Forces armées royales (transl. Sports Association of the Royal Armed Forces, Arabic: الجمعية الرياضية للقوات المسلحة الملكية), commonly known as AS FAR (Arabic: نادي الجيش الملكي, romanized: Nādī al-Jaysh al-Malakī), is a professional sport club based in Morocco's capital Rabat, that competes in Botola, the top tier of Moroccan football.

The club was founded in 1958, 3 years after Morocco had gained their independence and is one of the most famous football clubs in Morocco. The club has traditionally worn a black home kit since inception. AS FAR is a well known club for the success of its football section, very popular in and outside the country. The team played its home matches in the 53,000 capacity Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in downtown Rabat from 1983 to 2023.

The club is one of the most widely supported teams in Africa. AS FAR is one of three founding members of Botola that have never been relegated from the top division since its inception in 1956, along with Wydad AC and Raja CA. The club holds many long-standing rivalries, most notably the rivalries with Wydad AC, Raja CA and FUS Rabat, whom they contest the "Capital Derby".

AS FAR is one of the most successful clubs in Morocco with 31 titles in total: 13 Botola, 12 Moroccan Throne Cup, 4 Moroccan Super Cup, 1 African Champions League and 1 African Confederation Cup. They are the first Moroccan team to win the African Champions League in 1985 and the African Confederation Cup in 2005.

AS FAR is the most successful Moroccan club of the 20st century, and was ranked first locally, 10 continental and 201 universally, in the international rankings of clubs during the first ten years of the 21st century (2001–2010), issued by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics in 2011.


Early years (1958–1965)

King Hassan II, founder of AS FAR with prince Mohammed VI

AS FAR was founded on 1 September 1958, by the initiative of the Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, who was an avid football fan himself, by signing a decree as High Commander of the Moroccan Royal Army. The club scouts and players work with the Royal Armed Forces to develop players in multiple aspects (technical level, fitness management, sportsmanship).

One year after its creation, the football team, while still in the second division, won their first Throne Cup. That same year, the club finished first in the division of the Moroccan Championship. In the Moroccan Throne Cup, they managed to hide in eighths of final and then face the Wydad Casablanca. The latter was beaten by a score of 1–0. During the quarter-finals, the military defeated the Fath Union Sport Rabat at the first Rabat derby, where AS FAR won the match 3–1. The final took place on December 14, 1959, face Mouloudia Oujda won the first two editions of the throne cup and prepares to make a triple while the military, for their first season, a cut of the throne would be the ideal. Finally the AS FAR win this match on the 1–0 score that is stuck at Stade Mohammed V.

Goalkeeper Housni Benslimane celebrating AS FAR's 1958–59 Moroccan Throne Cup win

The Royal Army's won its second title in less than two years, after it squandered the championship title in a play-off against the KAC Kénitra. The 1964-65 season was known for repeated arbitration mistakes, and the meeting with Maghreb de Fès was the point that overflowed the cup with a disastrous arbitration that directly affected the outcome of the meeting and the fate of the championship title by virtue of the fact that the defeat ended 3-0 and in Rabat, the match with a quarrel between the players and the referee. After the incident, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation took an unfair decision to suspend the club for a full season and thus not participate in the championship and cup for the following season 1965-66. The military team spent a white season away from local stadiums, but it did not stop competing, as it preferred to play international matches against international teams and teams to maintain competitiveness. They played nearly 50 international matches in one season against international teams in various European countries such as Spain, France and Russia, including Cádiz CF, Recreativo de Huelva and Gibraltar, most notably against Barcelona at the Camp Nou on December 25, 1966, which ended with four goals to zero in favor of the Spaniards, while they succeeded in snatching a tie against Atlético Madrid in a match on the occasion of the inauguration of the Vicente Calderón Stadium, ended with a score of 2-2, before the team visited the Soviet Union in two trips, the team drew 1-1 against Dinamo Moscow.

Domination of Moroccan football (1965–1984)

AS FAR in 1970

The Royal Army returned to the atmosphere of competition in the championship, after the banned season. AS FAR was crowned with two other titles immediately after resuming its activity in the championship in 1967 and 1968 and 1970.

In the same period, at the beginning of the sixties, Al-Asaker also took control of the Moroccan Super Cup winning it in four out of six times. Then the Royal Army, led by its French coach Clezo, began to dominate the league competition by winning four titles, and the team's first meeting with the championship title was in the 1960-61 season, and control of the championship title continued for four consecutive seasons until 1964 as a new record.

Internationally and in the same era, the Royal Army team had the honor of participating in the first edition of the Mohammed V Cup in 1962, after winning the league title the same year, the Royal Army was ranked third, after a 5-0 defeat against French club Stade Reims. They were set to face Real Madrid for the third place position, the match ended in 4-3 victory, thus becoming the first Arab and African team to beat the 20th Century Club.

In their fifth participation, the military team was able to reach the final of the Mohammed V Cup for the first time in 1967, when it eliminated in the semi-finals the Dukla Prague with a score of 1-0, to face the Bulgarian CSKA Sofia in the final, which won the title at the expense of the military team with great difficulty by a score of 1- 0. The military team returned to the Mohammed V Cup final in 1970 for the second time, where they faced the Spanish giant Atlético Madrid, the Royal Army lost 4-1.

AS FAR was the first Moroccan team to participate in African competitions by drawing the 1968 African Cup of Champions Clubs, after winning the league for the same year. With the beginning of the seventies, exactly in 1971, and after an absence of 11 years, the military team, accompanied by its Spanish coach Sabino Barinaga, won the second title of the Moroccan Throne Cup at the expense of Maghreb Fez, after the match ended in a 9-8 penalty shootout victory.

First African title (1984–2004)

AS FAR in 1986

After a long 12 years trophyless run, AS FAR achieved the most important victory by winning the championship titles and the Moroccan Throne Cup, despite the short period that José Faria spent as the team's coach.

The Royal Army team entered the African competition, after winning the championship title, by participating in the 1985 African Cup of Champions Clubs. It entered history as the first Moroccan team to win a continental title. the Royal Army team reached the semi-finals of the African Champions League for the second time in its history, where it faced the Egyptian team Zamalek, and the first leg ended with a score of 1-0 from a penalty kick in favor of the Egyptians in Cairo, and the same result was recorded in Rabat from A penalty kick by Shesha before the match was settled by penalty kicks (4-3), which saw the brilliance of goalkeeper Salah El-Din Hamid, who gave the team qualification for the final round by blocking two penalties, and the joy was not yet complete. In the final, the FAR team faced AS Bilima, the champions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and despite the injury of Timoumi and Abdeslam Laghrissi, the first leg match in Rabat ended with a great victory for the military team, 5-2. The away game ended in a 1-1 draw which gifted the Royal Army their first CAF Champions League title. After this historical achievement, Hassan II of Morocco insisted on receiving the military team at his residence in the suburbs of the French capital, Paris, after this first African coronation of its kind. The team is an exceptional congratulations from King Hassan II.

The team went on to win three Throne Cup in a row. The Royal Army became the second team to have the honor of keeping the cup in its treasury after Kawkab Marrakech, because the law of the competition grants the winner of the title three times in a row the honor of keeping the Silver Cup permanently. In the 1986 Afro-Asian Club Championship, the first edition of its kind, which was held in Riyadh in January 1987, between the Royal Army, the African champions, and the South Korean club, Busan IPark, the Asian champion, noticed the defeat of AS FAR by a score of 2-0.

Then the Royal Army team embraced the championship title for the second time with Faria in 1987, and in 1989 with Argentine Angelillo, making the military team the first team to reach 10 championships. This generation continued its continental tour by reaching the semi-finals of the 1988 African Cup of Champions Clubs for the third time in the team's history. To the penalty shootout that defined the Nigerian team's superiority, the Royal Army missed another opportunity to cross into the final.

The Return (2004–)

AS FAR celebrating winning the 2005 CAF Confederation Cup against Dolphins FC

The Royal Army won two successive titles for the Moroccan Throne Cup in two Clasico matches at the expense of rival Wydad Casablanca, in 2003 with a goal of zero from a header by Hafeez Abdel-Sadiq with a pass from Ahmed, and in the 2004 final, the match ended in a goalless draw, which continued into overtime as well, to decide the penalty shootout, which marked the brilliance of goalkeeper Tariq Al-Jarmouni, and the match ended with the army winning 3-0 on penalties.

After a long absence from the championship title that lasted 15 seasons, the military team returned to win its 11th league title in 2005, in a historic match drawing the 30th and last round of the league, in the Mohammed V compound in front of Raja Casablanca, leaders by two points, which needed a draw only to crown the title, but it was The soldiers have another opinion, and the Mohamed Fakhir battalion was able to overthrow Raja and win a clean double signed by Mohamed Armoumen, who also won the top scorer title. The army took the championship title from the city of Casablanca amid a great public astonishment for the opponent and the great joy of the soldiers, where the meeting was titled in the 21st century match in the Moroccan championship.

After 20 years of winning its first African title, the FAR team won the CAF Confederation Cup in 2005 after defeating the Nigerian Dolphins F.C 3-1 in aggregate. As far later went on to lose the 2006 CAF Super Cup against Al Ahly SC on penalties.

On 2 December 2006, As far lost the 2006 CAF Confederation Cup final after losing to Étoile Sportive du Sahel on an away goal. In 2007, As far won the Throne Cup after defeating Rachad Bernoussi on penalties. Next season, they managed to clinch both domestic titles, the 2008 Botola and the Throne Cup. IN 2009, As far won the Throne Cup after defeating Fath Union Sport on penalties.

After 11 trophyless seasons, As far clinched the 2020 Throne Cup after defeating Moghreb Tétouan 3-0. They qualified to the 2023 CAF Confederation Cup, after a 15 year continental drought. In their return to continental competition, As far topped their group stage, qualifying to the knock out stages. Later to be knocked out in the quarter-finals against USM Alger.

After 15 years, As far won its 13th league title after topping the table with 67 points.

FAR Rabat is a professional soccer team based in Rabat, Morocco. The team competes in the top tier of Moroccan football and has a rich history of success in domestic competitions. Known for their skilled players and passionate fan base, FAR Rabat is a powerhouse in Moroccan football, consistently challenging for titles and trophies. The team's iconic red and white colors are a symbol of their pride and tradition, and their matches are always highly anticipated events in the Moroccan football calendar. With a strong squad and a winning mentality, FAR Rabat continues to be a dominant force in Moroccan soccer, representing the city of Rabat with honor and distinction.