Athlitiki Enosi Lemesou, commonly known as AEL, is a Cypriot sports club based in the city of Limassol, most famous for its football team.
AEL also maintains a men's and women's basketball teams, a women's volleyball team and a Futsal team, a women's handball team as well as a cricket team. AEL is one of the most successful clubs on the island with 17 official football trophies consisting of 6 first division championships, 7 cups and 4 super cups. The basketball branch of AEL is also well known, currently being the only team from Cyprus in any sport to have won a European title. Limassol's official club mascot is a Lion, who was affectionately nicknamed the lions by their fans.