MG Al Ahli

Together we conquer!

This strategic partnership between MG and Al-Ahli Saudi FC ushers a new era for the two highly decorated entities who have a rich history and a tremendous track record of trophies and achievements. MG has signed an official partnership with the Saudi football giant to become the official partner of the Al-Ahli Saudi FC.

The chief motive behind this partnership is to reinforce MG’s brand recognition in KSA and expand its popularity across the club’s fans as well as nationwide across the Kingdom. On the other hand, Al-Ahli Saudi FC aims to expand its opportunities for the club by enhancing trainings and adding new players. This grants this partnership a large window of possibilities for both parties to fulfil their aspirations.

This partnership presents an opportunity to extend the brand’s as well as the club’s rich history to the fans and create tangible experiences that brings the two parties together. Founded in 1924, MG has managed to set the world speed record in 43 occasions. On the other hand, Al-Ahli Saudi FC was established in 1937 and built its legacy by winning many championships and titles both domestically and regionally. Working together with a clear vision to be the number one team and the number one brand in the Kingdom, the two organizations are set to accomplish more success and prosperity.

Together we conquer!

This strategic partnership between MG and Al-Ahli Saudi FC ushers a new era for the two highly decorated entities who have a rich history and a tremendous track record of trophies and achievements. MG has signed an official partnership with the Saudi football giant to become the official partner of the Al-Ahli Saudi FC.

The chief motive behind this partnership is to reinforce MG’s brand recognition in KSA and expand its popularity across the club’s fans as well as nationwide across the Kingdom. On the other hand, Al-Ahli Saudi FC aims to expand its opportunities for the club by enhancing trainings and adding new players. This grants this partnership a large window of possibilities for both parties to fulfil their aspirations.

This partnership presents an opportunity to extend the brand’s as well as the club’s rich history to the fans and create tangible experiences that brings the two parties together. Founded in 1924, MG has managed to set the world speed record in 43 occasions. On the other hand, Al-Ahli Saudi FC was established in 1937 and built its legacy by winning many championships and titles both domestically and regionally. Working together with a clear vision to be the number one team and the number one brand in the Kingdom, the two organizations are set to accomplish more success and prosperity.

About MG

Founded in the United Kingdom in 1924, MG became renowned from the production inception of its sporty and exciting cars. The company bears the name of the auto dealer, Morris Garage, who began producing modified models collaborating with designer Cecil Kimber who joined the company as Director of Sales and soon became the CEO.

Throughout its distinguished history, the car rapidly gained wide popularity and became the best-selling car in the world, especially in the 1990s and during the millennium that witnessed the revival of the MG sports cars heritage in the famous British Touring Car Championship - BTCC. Armed with unique design and legacy spanning for more than 90 years, from MG 14/28 to its latest model, MG has succeeded in launching many legendary models.

MG History
MG History

Records and achievements

  • 1931 – The first record breaker
  • MG EX120 ‘The Magic Midget’ sets a land speed record, becoming the first 750cc car to exceed 100, hitting a speed of 103.13mph
  • 1932 – Another record breaker
  • George Eyston broke the two miles a minute barrier at Montlhery in France in EX127. The Class H mile record fell at 120.56mph, the kilometre at the same speed, the five kilometre at 120.5mph
  • 1933 – MG win in Italy
    MG become the first non-Italian marque to win the Mille Miglia (1000 Mile) race in Italy. MG’s K3 Magnette took a class win and MG’s place in the world of motorsport was cemented.
  • 1957 – Record breakers
    EX181, based on the MGA, was taken to the Bonneville Salts flats as MG returned to the world of record breaking. The 1489cc engine developed 290bhp and legendary driver Sir Stirling Moss took the car to an incredible 245.64mph.
  • 1959 - Another record breaker
    MG returned to the salt two years and set more records. American driver Phil Hill took the MG to 254.91mph. The enlarged 1506cc supercharged, twin cam engine, developed over 300bhp and remains the fastest MG ever.
  • 2012 – A return to the British Touring Car Championship
    2012’s BTCC campaign saw Jason Plato finish third overall, while the 2013 campaign saw Plato repeat his third place finish. MG tasted victory in 2014, while Plato finished second in the championship behind Colin Turkington, MG beat Honda to claim the 2014 Manufacturer’s Championship, scoring 950 points to Honda’s 855.
  • 2020 – Middle East Car of the year
  • MG HS has won prestigious MECOTY Jury award.

About Al-Ahli Saudi FC

With a history extending for more than 80 years, Al-Ahli Saudi FC headquartered in Jeddah is considered one of the oldest clubs in KSA and it is honored by several names, most notably The Royal Club, The Emperor and The Castle of Cups. The club is no stranger to podiums and has won many championships during its glorious journey supported by a large fan base throughout the Kingdom. The team plays its home matches at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium, which has a total capacity of 62,000 seats.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, may Allah rest his soul, gave Al-Ahli the title of the Kingdom's Ambassador after achieving remarkable accolades in one year, as the club won four foreign championships; the handball team that won the Asian Club League Handball Championship and then the Gulf Cup. The first football team and Volleyball team also won the Gulf Cup.

Championships and achievements

  • Won 4 Saudi Professional League titles
  • Won 13 King Cups
  • Won 5 Crown Prince Cups
  • Won 5 Prince Faisal Cups
  • Won 3 GCC Champions League
  • Won 2 International Friendship Championship titles
  • Won 1 Arab Club Champions Cup

Championships and achievements

  • Won 4 Saudi Professional League titles
  • Won 13 King Cups
  • Won 5 Crown Prince Cups
  • Won 5 Prince Faisal Cups
  • Won 3 GCC Champions League
  • Won 2 International Friendship Championship titles
  • Won 1 Arab Club Champions Cup
Tom Lee

The Managing Director’s Message:

When you share the same path with thought leaders, you also share the same visions and the journey to reach your goal becomes a pleasure, regardless of the obstacles. This fruitful cooperation is the key to success and moving forward, and without it the life cycle becomes incomplete. Life is a journey, and what makes that journey better is to find a partner who shares our passion, excitement, and willpower to achieve greatness. Together we stand tall overcoming the impossible, no matter how long the journey to the top.

There is no doubt that MG's partnership with the Al-Ahli Saudi FC is an intuitive result to the common characteristics between them, both are considered icons in their respective fields and have scored many championships and achievements throughout their prosperous long history. This partnership is yet another achievement to be added to their proven record as it meets the aspirations of both the entities’ fans. I am confident that together our partnerships’ success will continue to be evident locally and regionally.

MG places this partnership at the top of its priorities especially since it falls inline with our Do More brand direction and the racing spirit that co-exists amongst the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This partnership will continue to give us the opportunity to better connect with our customers.

In conclusion, I would like to point out that MG places such partnerships at the top of its priorities as it comes in line with its strategy to reach the customers through a set of partnerships and initiatives that fulfill the aspirations of all parties.

Kind regards,

Tom Lee