Zamalek Sporting Club (Arabic: نادي الزمالك) is one of Egypt's and African's preeminent sports clubs. The club was established in 1911 under the name of "Kasr El-Nil" and is currently based in Giza (a suburb of Cairo), Egypt. It promotes numerous different sports for all ages. The most famous part of Zamalek Sporting Club is the football team known as just El Zamalek. It is one of the leading club sides in Egyptian, Arabian and African football. Zamalek is the most crowned African club with 5 Champions Leagues with Al-Ahly Egypt, 1 Cup-Winners Cup, 3 African Super Cups, 2 Afro-Asian Supper cups and 1 Egyptian-Saudi Supper cup. Zamalek is the 1st African-Asian club to top the FIFA World Club Monthly Ranking (Feb, 2003). The team's trademark is two horizontal red stripes on a white shirt.
The club has a fierce rivalry with its Cairo team Al Ahly. Derby matches between teams of the two clubs are so fierce that foreign referees are always asked to officiate them. The biggest result of these derbies was when Zamalek defeated Al Ahly 6–0 in 1944 Egyptian Cup final