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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 Argentina national football team player and manager Diego Maradona was the manager of the club in 2011 to 2012.[3]

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
LeagueUAE Pro League
2018–19UAE Pro League, 9th
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Al-Wasl Players in Al-Wasl vs Persepolis Match (ACL 2018).

Current squadEdit

As of UAE Pro-League: Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth.

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Sultan Al-Mondheri   United Arab Emirates
2 Defender Abdurahman Ali   United Arab Emirates
3 Defender Lucas Galvão   Brazil
4 Defender Abdullah Jassem   United Arab Emirates
5 Midfielder Ali Salmeen   United Arab Emirates
6 Midfielder Basiru Alhassan   Ghana
7 Forward Ali Saleh U21   United Arab Emirates
8 Midfielder Fernando Gaibor (on loan from Independiente)   Ecuador
9 Midfielder Haboush Saleh   United Arab Emirates
10 Midfielder Fábio Lima   Brazil
11 Forward Welliton   Brazil
12 Goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Bairaq   United Arab Emirates
13 Midfielder Khamis Esmaeel   United Arab Emirates
14 Defender Abdulrahman Saleh U21   United Arab Emirates
15 Defender Nathan Felipe U21   Brazil
18 Midfielder Mohamed Surour   United Arab Emirates
19 Defender Yousef Al-Muhairi U21   United Arab Emirates
20 Defender Fares Khalil U21   United Arab Emirates
22 Defender Khalid Sebil   United Arab Emirates
23 Forward Yousef Ahmed   United Arab Emirates
24 Midfielder Hamad Al-Bloushi   United Arab Emirates
26 Defender Humaid Salmeen   United Arab Emirates
27 Midfielder Nasser Mahmoud   Comoros
28 Defender Ali Al-Ansari U21   United Arab Emirates
30 Goalkeeper Humaid Al-Najar   United Arab Emirates
33 Midfielder Abdulrahman Al-Mahri U21   United Arab Emirates
40 Defender George Dwubeng   Ghana
42 Midfielder Mohammed Kaidi U21   United Arab Emirates
44 Defender Salem Al-Ozaizi   United Arab Emirates
52 Midfielder Matheus da Silva U21   Brazil
55 Goalkeeper Suhail Abdullah U21   United Arab Emirates
60 Forward Ghanem Ahmed U21   United Arab Emirates
61 Goalkeeper Mubarak Matar U21   United Arab Emirates
72 Forward Abdullah Malallah   United Arab Emirates
90 Forward Waleed Al-Hammadi U21   United Arab Emirates
99 Forward Joaquín Pérez U21   Argentina

Other players under contractEdit

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth.

No. Position Player Nation
17 Midfielder Ronaldo Mendes   Brazil
70 Midfielder Ibrahim Sowaidan U21   United Arab Emirates

Out on loanEdit

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth.

No. Position Player Nation
29 Midfielder Abdullah Kazim (on loan to Hatta)   United Arab Emirates
96 Defender Abdullah Khamis (on loan to Hatta)   Oman
Defender Oh Ban-suk (on loan to Muangthong)   South Korea
Defender Abdulrahman Al-Mazrouei U21 (on loan to Khor Fakkan)   Oman

Honours and achievementsEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Winner: 1981–82, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1987–88, 1991–92, 1996–97, 2006–07
Runners-up: 1983–84, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1992–93, 1995–96, 2016–17
Winner: 1987, 2007
Runners-up: 1983, 1986, 1991, 1993, 1998, 2000, 2008, 2018
Winner: 1992/93
  • The IFFHS named Al Wasl as the UAE's Club of the 20th Century.[6]

Regional competitionsEdit

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

Friendly competitionsEdit

Winner: 2010[8]

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



  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. ^ Atsushi Fujioka (6 September 2018). "United Arab Emirates - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  5. ^ a b Hans Schöggl and Karel Stokkermans (31 January 2019). "United Arab Emirates - List of Cup Winners". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  6. ^ "IFFHS – Asia's Club of the Century". Archived from the original on 18 March 2013.
  7. ^ "Club Milestones". Al Ain FC. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016.
  8. ^
  9. ^ a b Arthur Bernardes Profile; Archived 19 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Guimaraes, willing to lead Honduras". DIEZ.HN (in Spanish). 5 July 2010.
  11. ^ "Khalifa takes the reins for Al Wasl against Kalba". 24 April 2011.
  12. ^ Dispensing services French coach Guy Lacombe;
  13. ^ باروت يقود اول تمرين له مع الفهود;
  14. ^ Gary Meenaghan (21 October 2013). "Laurent Banide dismissed as Al Wasl coach". The National. Abu Dhabi Media. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  15. ^ 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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