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Al-Wehdat Sports Club (Arabic: نادي الوحدات الرياضي‎) is a Jordanian sports club founded in 1956. The club is based in and represents the Amman New Camp, a Palestinian refugee camp which is also known as Al-Wehdat. Al-Wehdat's home games are played at King Abdullah II stadium (cap. 13,000), also known as the Stadium of fire and victory. There are several other sports offered in the club, such as volleyball, basketball, and table tennis.

Al-Wehdat SC
Al-Wehdat SC (logo).png
Full nameAl-Wehdat Sports Club
Nickname(s)المارد الأخضر
(The Green Giant)
Short nameWEH
WDT
Founded1956; 63 years ago (1956), as Al-Wehdat Youth Center
GroundKing Abdullah II Stadium
Capacity13,000[1]
ChairmanBashar Al-Hawamdeh
ManagerAbdullah Abu Zema
LeagueJordan League
2018–193rd
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Active departments of Al-Wehdat
Football pictogram.svg Basketball pictogram.svg Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg
Football Basketball Volleyball
Table tennis pictogram.svg
Table tennis

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HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1956[2] under the name Al-Wehdat Youth Center, in 1974 it took the name Al-Wehdat Sports Club till now with the exception that it was named Al-Diffatain Sports Club from 1986 to 1988.

Al-Wehdat has 49 local trophies from 1975 and appears in 10 AFC Cup but did not achieve the title. Al-Wehdat won the league of second division in 1975 and promotion to the first division for the first time ever but they are relegation on that year, next season the team promotion again and did not relegation since then. Through these 10 years Al-Wehdat won the league 7 times and many other trophies, since 2004 Al-Faisaly won the league 3 times which made Al-Wehdat make there dominance in football by winning the league.

ColoursEdit

Ever since the club's foundation, the traditional and primary colors of Al-Wehdat are green and red. The kit has varied over the years. Currently the away kit is a full white. The home kit however is a green top with white socks and red shorts.

Al Quwaysimah incidentEdit

Derby of Jordan versus Al-Faisaly on 10 December 2010 the match ended with a result 1–0 for Al-Wehdat, rioting broke out following a game between rival Amman clubs. Some Al-Faisaly fans threw bottles at Al-Wehdat players and their fans. About 250 people were injured, 243 of them Al-Wehdat fans, according to senior officials from the hospitals. According to Al Jazeera, supporters of Al-Wehdat are generally of Palestinian origin, while Faisaly fans are of Jordanian origin. A similar riot occurred in 2009.[3]

HonoursEdit

Source:[4]

LeagueEdit

CupsEdit

1982, 1985, 1988–1989, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2008–2009, 2009–2010, 2010–2011, 2013–2014
1982, 1983, 1988, 1995, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2017 (record)
1989, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2018

Performance in AFC and UAFA competitionsEdit

1995: First round
2002–03: Qualifying west – 2nd round
2015: Qualifying play-off – Preliminary round 2
2016: Qualifying play-off – Play-off round
2017: Qualifying play-off – Play-off round
2019: Qualifying play-off – Preliminary round 1
2006: Semi-finals
2007: Semi-finals
2008: Group stage
2009: Group stage
2010: Group stage
2011: Semi-finals
2012: Quarter-finals
2015: Round of 16
2016: Round of 16
2017: Zonal semi-finals
2019: Zonal semi-finals
2000–01: Quarter-finals
2001–02: Second round
1988: Preliminary round
1995: Group stage
1996: Group stage
1997: Group stage
1998: Group stage
1999: Group stage
2003–04: Second round
2005–06: Semi-finals
2007–08: Round of 16
2008–09: Quarter-finals

IFFHS RankingsEdit

PlayersEdit

First-team squadEdit

As of the 2018–19 season.[6]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Abdallah Al-Fakhouri
2   DF Tareq Nabil
3   DF Carlos Augusto
4   DF Mohammad Al-Basha
5   MF Hassan Abdel-Fattah (captain)
7   MF Obaida Al-Samarneh
8   MF Saeed Murjan
10   MF Saleh Rateb
11   MF Ahmad Elias (3rd captain)
12   DF Daniel Afaneh
13   MF Anas Al-Awadat
14   DF Victor Demba
15   MF Ahmad Tannous
16   MF Yazan Thalji
17   MF Rajaei Ayed (4th captain)
18   DF Salim Obaid
No. Position Player
19   MF Moaz Al-Amouri
20   FW Baha' Faisal
22   GK Anas Al-Azaizeh
23   MF Ahmad Tha'er
24   DF Adham Al-Qureishi
25   DF Zaid Abu Al-Reesh
27   DF Omar Qandeel
30   DF Sami Hammami
32   MF Moheisen Abu Jableh
38   MF Hamza Al-Mardi
44   GK Tamer Saleh
77   MF Fadi Awad
80   FW Shaher Shelbaieh
87   DF Mohammad Al-Dmeiri (vice-captain)
88   GK Feras Saleh
99   FW Hamza Al-Dardour

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  DF Yazan Al-Gharableh (at Al-Ahli until 30 June 2019)
  MF Harbi Ahmad (at Al-Ahli until 30 June 2019)
No. Position Player
  MF Khader Al-Haj (at Al-Baqa'a until 30 June 2019)

PersonnelEdit

Technical staffEdit

Source:[7]

Position Name
Head coach Abdullah Abu Zema
Assistant coach Amjad Al-Taher
Assistant coach Faisal Ibrahim
Goalkeeping coach Ali Mahmoud
Fitness coach Tariq Bin Nasr
Massuer Mohammad Al-Dahrawy
Physiotherapist Ma'mun Harb
Doctor Zaid Abu Humaid

Source:[citation needed]

ManagementEdit

Position Name
President Bashar Al-Hawamdeh
Vice-president Ali Khalifa
Secretary of the Board Khader Sawan
Director General Mohammad Jamal
Director Financial Basam Shelbaieh
Director of the Social Area Khaled Abu Quta
Supplies Officer Amer Nejem

Source:[citation needed]

Managerial historyEdit

Last update: 29 September 2018[8]

 
Name Nationality Years
Fat'hi Keshek   1976–1979
Ezzat Hamza   1979–1980
Othman Al-Qurayni   1980–1981
Fat'hi Keshek   1981–1982
Vojo Gardašević   1983–1985
Math'har Al-Saeed   1985–1986
Vojo Gardašević   1986–1987
Mohammed Mustafa   1987–1988
Ezzat Hamza   1988–1989
Wathiq Naji   1989–1991
Mohammed Mustafa   1991–1992
Mohammed Thamer   1992–1993
Nazar Ashraf   1993–1994
Yuve   1994–1995
Kadhim Khalaf   1995–1996
Wathiq Naji   1996
Ali Kadhim   1996
Kadhim Khalaf   1996–1997
Anwar Jassim   1997
Mohammed Mustafa   1997
Badr Al-Khatib   1997–1998
Anwar Jassim   1998
Hassan Farhan   1998–1999
Ezzat Hamza   1999–2000
Kadhim Khalaf   2000
Nazar Ashraf   2000–2001
Mohammed Mustafa   2001
Druvko   2001
 
Name Nationality Years
Miroslav Maksimović   2001–2002
Amer Jamil   2002
Hisham Abdul-Munam   2002
Nader Zatar   2002
Issa Al-Turk   2002–2003
Nader Zatar   2003–2004
Mohammed Omar   2004–2005
Kes   2005
Adil Yousuf   2005–2006
Tha'er Jassam   2006–2007
Mohammed Omar   2007
Akram Ahmad Salman   2008–2009
Jamal Mahmoud   2009
Omar Meziane   2009
Tha'er Jassam   2009–2010
Dragan Talajić   2010–2011
Mohammed Qwayed   2011–2012
Hisham Abdul-Munam   2012
Branko Smiljanić   2012
Mohammed Omar   2012–2013
Abdullah Abu Zema   2013–2015
Emad Khankan   2015
Akram Ahmad Salman   2015
Ra'ed Assaf   2016
Adnan Hamad   2016–2017
Jamal Mahmoud   2017–2018
Kais Yâakoubi   2018–

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsorsEdit

 
Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1980–1982 Adidas None
1982–1984 Puma
1984–1986 Under Armour
1986–1988 Adidas
1988–1991 Diadora
1991–1992 Umbro Pepsi
1992–1993 Under Armour National Paints
1993–1998 Diadora None
1998–1999 Pepsi
1999–2002 Adidas
2002–2004 Mobilecom
2004–2007 Fastlink
2007–2010 Diadora Zain
2010–2012 Adidas
2012–2014 Uhlsport
2014–2015 Errea
2015–2017 Jako
2017–2018 Givova Umniah
2019– Joma

Supporters and rivalriesEdit

FansEdit

Al Wehdat has one of the largest number of fans in Jordan and the club has fans in almost every city in Jordan. There are about 3 million Al Wehdat fans in Jordan. The fan's most popular chant is "Allah, Wehdat, Al Quds Arabiya" (God, Wehdat, Jerusalem is Arabian).[9] Al-Wehdat has an ultras named Wehdaty Group (WG) that was founded on 13 September 2012. Their motto is "We support until death".[10]

Derby of JordanEdit

Derby of Jordan is a football traditional game which combines clubs Al-Wehdat and Al-Faisaly and these games received great interest among the sports community on the Domestic and Arab level to afford the sensitivities and a long history between the two teams with meetings since 28 November 1976:[11]

# Tournament Al-Faisaly Wins Al-Wehdat Wins Draws Total Al-Faisaly Goals Al-Wehdat Goals
1 Premier League 29 29 26 84 76 82
2 FA Cup 8 8 7 23 38 37
3 FA Shield 9 6 2 17 30 24
4 Super Cup 5 5 2 12 13 13
5 AFC Cup 2 0 2 4 5 3
6 Total 53 48 39 140 162 159

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018 - Amman - FIFA.com". FIFA.com.
  2. ^ Tuastad, Dag (2 May 2010). "Al-Wihdat: The Pride of the Palestinians in Jordan". Washington, DC: Middle East Institute. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Rival Jordan football fans clash". Al Jazeera. 11 December 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b "History". Al Wehdat Club. nd. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Club World Ranking by footballdatabase". footballdatabase. 3 June 2018.
  6. ^ "فريق: الوحدات". m.kooora.com.
  7. ^ "The team". KOOORA. nd. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  8. ^ "هؤلاء من درّبوا الوحدات عبر التاريخ". alweehdat.net. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  9. ^ Montague, James (28 October 2008). "No place like home as Palestine redefine the meaning of winning". theguardian.com. The Guardian. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  10. ^ "وراء كل صورة حكاية .... مجموعة وحداتي .... - ::.. منتديات جماهير الوحدات ..::". www.alweehdat.net.
  11. ^ http://jo.gitsport.net/?p=5940

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