The sports community was shocked by the death of Prince Talal bin Mansour bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Who moved to the mercy of God Almighty yesterday (Sunday) at the age of 73, after a long struggle with illness. He was prayed after the evening prayer in the Grand Mosque in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, and then buried in the cemetery of justice. Prince Talal bin Mansour worked as president of Al-Ittihad Club during two terms. The first from 1974 until 1981, and returned again in 1983 until 1985. Prince Talal bin Mansour is considered one of the historical presidents of the federation, and one of its most important symbols throughout history, and he was the first supporter of all club games and the spiritual father of the players, and more than 250 goals were achieved during his reign. Championship in various games, where he provided generous support to the administration of Ismail Manna; At that time, it was called the “Rescue Administration”, and his support for the club did not stop even when he was on the bed of illness. And he was the first to apply professionalism in the club, and he contracted with European companies to support and provide the club with sports clothes and equipment, and not only that, but he was participating in the young players and motivating them in daily training, and he was rewarding them upon their return to Jeddah and after they finished their official participation, and he also prepared a lunch every Khamis in his private home in Obhur, and his giving did not stop at this point, but rather he was communicating with the families of the players and coaches, and provided them with financial support continuously, even after they left the club.
raised an orphan
After the death of his father, Prince Mansour bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (formerly Minister of Defense), his mother took care of him. Where he was no more than two years old, and he lived his first childhood in the city of Taif, and he received his initial education in Al-Thaghar schools in Taif; Its name was – at the time – Princes’ Schools after it moved to Jeddah, and completed its education there, after which it completed its studies in the United States of America, and obtained a diploma from a college specializing in business administration in America.
The brigadier general loses 23 presidents
And with the death of Prince Talal bin Mansour bin Abdulaziz, the federation bid farewell to their (23rd) president since its founding on December 26 of 1927; They are: “Dr. Adnan Jamjoom, Dr. Abdel Fattah Nazer, Abdel Aziz Jamil, Hamza Fitaihi, Fitaihi Abu Al-Jadayel, Ibrahim Abu Al-Jadayel, Ahmed Masoud, Youssef Al-Taweel, Abdul Salam Banajah, Muhammad Saeed Freij, Saleh Sonbol, Abdullah bin Zaqer, Abdul Rahman Mulla, and Suleiman bin Turki. , Abdul Hamid Mushass, Abdul Latif Linjawi, Muhammad Ashmawi, Ghazi Sultan, Mazen Rashad Pharaoh, Ismail Manna, Abdul Razzaq Matbouli, and Ali Sultan »(may God have mercy on them all), who gave a lot to the dean of Saudi clubs throughout its history, and they have clear imprints in the process of establishing the club, which has become Tall, both domestically and abroad, in all games, not just football.