Al-Wasl F.C.

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Al Wasl Football Club (Arabic: نادي الوصل لكرة القدم‎) is a United Arab Emirates Football League club based in Dubai. It is a part of the multi-sports club Al Wasl Sports Club. Former player and manager Diego Maradona was the manager of the club in 2011 and 2012.[3] The club has a supporters' group, the Ultras Junoon.

Al-Wasl FC
نادي الوصل لكرة القدم‎
Full nameAl-Wasl Football Club
Nickname(s)Al Fuhud (The Cheetahs)[1]
GroundZabeel Stadium
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
OwnerAhmed Bin Rashed[2]
ChairmanRashed Belhoul
ManagerSalem Rabie
LeagueUAE Pro League
2019–20UAE Pro League, 8th
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Al-Wasl Players in Al-Wasl vs Persepolis Match (ACL 2018).


Al Wasl was founded on 1960.


Al Wasl's main competitors would be Al Nasr who they compete with in the Bur Dubai Derby and Al Ain who are they challenge in the 'UAE Classico'.[4][5] Sharjah and Shabab Al Ahli are also considered to be major rivals due historic reasons and sharing the same metropolitan area.

Current squadEdit

First team squadEdit

As of UAE Pro-League:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Sultan Al-Mantheri   United Arab Emirates
2 Defender Abdurahman Ali   United Arab Emirates
3 Defender Hueglo Neris   Brazil
4 Defender Abdullah Jassim   United Arab Emirates
5 Midfielder Ali Salmeen   United Arab Emirates
6 Midfielder Mohamed Surour   United Arab Emirates
8 Midfielder Nicolás Oroz (on loan to Racing)   Argentina
9 Midfielder Haboush Saleh   United Arab Emirates
10 Midfielder Fábio Lima   United Arab Emirates
11 Forward João Figueiredo   Brazil
12 Defender Abdulrahman Saleh   United Arab Emirates
17 Midfielder Ronaldo Mendes   Brazil
18 Midfielder Mohammad Ali Kaidi   United Arab Emirates
21 Midfielder Hassan Ibrahim   United Arab Emirates
23 Forward Yousef Ahmed   United Arab Emirates
24 Midfielder Hamad Al-Bloushi   United Arab Emirates
26 Defender Mohammed Sebil   United Arab Emirates
27 Midfielder Nasser Mahmoud Noor   Comoros
28 Defender Ali Al Ansari   United Arab Emirates
30 Goalkeeper Humaid Al-Najar   United Arab Emirates
32 Defender Amer Mohammed   United Arab Emirates
33 Midfielder Abdulrahman Al-Mahri   United Arab Emirates
40 Defender George Dwubeng   Ghana
44 Defender Salem Al-Azizi   United Arab Emirates
66 Defender Hamad Al-Hammadi   United Arab Emirates
Forward Mohamed Al-Akbari   United Arab Emirates

Reserve U21Edit

No Position Player Nation
7 Forward Ali Saleh   United Arab Emirates
14 Defender Saif Al-Sowaidi   United Arab Emirates
15 Defender Nathan Felipe   Brazil
16 Midfielder Shehab Lashkari   United Arab Emirates
19 Defender Yousef Al-Muhairi   United Arab Emirates
20 Defender Faris Khalil   United Arab Emirates
22 Goalkeeper Mubarak Tareq   United Arab Emirates
25 Midfielder Hamdan Al-Obaideli   United Arab Emirates
45 Defender Ali Ibrahim   United Arab Emirates
52 Midfielder Matheus da Silva   Brazil
55 Goalkeeper Suhail Abdulla   United Arab Emirates
60 Midfielder Ghanem Ahmad   United Arab Emirates
71 Midfielder Victor Cruz   Brazil
90 Forward Waleed Al-Hammadi   Comoros

Out on loanEdit

No Position Player Nation
29 Midfielder Abdullah Kazim (on loan to Hatta)   United Arab Emirates
96 Defender Abdullah Khamis (on loan to Hatta)   Oman
Goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Bairaq (on loan to Al-Fujairah)   United Arab Emirates
Midfielder Basiru Alhassan (on loan to Dibba Al-Hisn)   Ghana

Honours and achievementsEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Winner: 1981–82, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1987–88, 1991–92, 1996–97, 2006–07
Winner: 1987, 2007
Winner: 1992/93
  • The IFFHS named Al Wasl as the UAE's Club of the 20th Century.[8]

Regional competitionsEdit

Winner (1) : 2010
Runners-up (2): 2005, 2012
Semi-finals: 1998
Quarter-finals: 2018–19

Friendly competitionsEdit

Winner: 2010[10]

Performance in AFC competitionsEdit

2008: Group stage
2018: Group stage
2019: Group stage
1986: Qualifying Stage
1989–90: Qualifying Stage
1992–93: Third Place
1994–95: Quarter finals


Pro-League RecordEdit

Season Div. Tms. Pos. President's Cup League Cup
2008–09 PL 12 7th Round of 16 Group Stage
2009–10 PL 12 5th Round of 16 Group Stage
2010–11 PL 12 6th Semi-Finals Semi-Finals
2011–12 PL 12 8th Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals
2012–13 PL 14 9th Round of 16 Group Stage
2013–14 PL 14 12th Quarter-Finals Group Stage
2014–15 PL 14 6th Round of 16 Group Stage
2015–16 PL 14 6th Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals
2016–17 PL 14 2nd Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals
2017–18 PL 12 3rd Runner-ups Runner-ups
2018–19 PL 14 9th Semi-Finals Quarter-Finals
2019–20a PL 14 8th Quarter-Finals Quarter-Finals

Notes^ 2019–20 UAE football season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Arab Emirates.


  • Pos. = Position
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • PL = Pro-League


  1. ^ "Al Wasl - Clubs - UAE Pro League Committee".
  2. ^ HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum;
  3. ^ "Maradona's annual salary" (in Italian). 31 May 2011. Archived from the original on 3 June 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Arabian Gulf Cup Quarter-finals: Fight breaks out after Bur Dubai Derby between Al Nasr and Al Wasl -".
  5. ^ "UAE Clasico to be hosted at Zabeel Stadium by Al Wasl against Al Ain".
  6. ^ Atsushi Fujioka (6 September 2018). "United Arab Emirates - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  7. ^ a b Hans Schöggl and Karel Stokkermans (31 January 2019). "United Arab Emirates - List of Cup Winners". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  8. ^ "IFFHS – Asia's Club of the Century". Archived from the original on 18 March 2013.
  9. ^ "Club Milestones". Al Ain FC. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016.
  10. ^ دبي, سيد مصطفى-. "الوصل بطلاً لـ «دولية دبي» بهديـة من المريخ - الإمارات اليوم". Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  11. ^ a b Arthur Bernardes Profile; Archived 19 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "Guimaraes, willing to lead Honduras". DIEZ.HN (in Spanish). 5 July 2010.
  13. ^ "Khalifa takes the reins for Al Wasl against Kalba". 24 April 2011.
  14. ^ Dispensing services French coach Guy Lacombe;
  15. ^ باروت يقود اول تمرين له مع الفهود;
  16. ^ Gary Meenaghan (21 October 2013). "Laurent Banide dismissed as Al Wasl coach". The National. Abu Dhabi Media. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  17. ^ Ahmed Rizvi (2014). "Al Wasl part ways with Hector Cuper after brief, disappointing tenure". The National. Abu Dhabi Media. Retrieved 31 March 2015.

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