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 newly established in 1976 Futsal team, a women's handball team as well as a cricket team. AEL is considered as one of the most successful clubs of the island and the most successful in Limassol, with 16 official football trophies consisting of 6 first division championships, a second division championship, six cups and four 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.