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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. The club has a supporters' group, the Ultras Junoon.
|Full name||Al-Wasl Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||Al Fuhud (The Cheetahs)|
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
|Owner||Ahmed Bin Rashed|
|League||UAE Pro League|
|2019–20||UAE Pro League, 8th|
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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'. Sharjah and Shabab Al Ahli are also considered to be major rivals due historic reasons and sharing the same metropolitan area.
First team squadEdit
As of UAE Pro-League:
Out on loanEdit
Honours and achievementsEdit
- Winner: 1987, 2007
- Winner: 1992/93
- Winner: 2010
Performance in AFC competitionsEdit
- AFC Champions League: 3 appearances
- Asian Club Championship: 4 appearances
- Zaki Osman (1972–73)
- Dimitri Davidovic (1991–92)
- Arthur Bernardes (1996–98)
- Alain Laurier (1997–98)
- Paulo Campos (Jan 1999–May 99)
- Henryk Kasperczak (Sept 1999–Feb 00)
- Alain Laurier (2000–May 00)
- Josef Hickersberger (2000–01)
- Johan Boskamp (2001–02)
- Martín Lasarte (2002)
- Khalifa Mubarak Obaid Al Shamsi (March 2003)
- Arthur Bernardes (March 2003–May 4)
- Vinko Begović (2004–05)
- Zé Mário (2006–2007)
- Miroslav Beránek (2007–2008)
- Alexandre Guimarães (July 1, 2009 – May 10)
- Khalifa Mubarak Obaid Al Shamsi (April 2010–June 11)
- Sérgio Farias (Aug 1, 2010 – April 19, 2011)
- Diego Maradona (May 16, 2011 – July 10, 2012)
- Bruno Metsu (July 17, 2012 – Oct 26, 2012)
- Guy Lacombe (Nov 7, 2012 – Feb 18, 2013)
- Eid Barout (Feb 17, 2013 – May 30, 2013)
- Laurent Banide (2013)
- Héctor Cúper (2013–14)
- Jorginho (2014)
- Gabriel Calderón (2014–2016)
- Rodolfo Arruabarrena (2016–2018)
- Gustavo Quinteros (2018)
- Laurențiu Reghecampf (2018–2020)
- Salem Rabie (2020-present)
|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|
|2012–13||PL||14||9th||Round of 16||Group Stage|
|2014–15||PL||14||6th||Round of 16||Group Stage|
- Pos. = Position
- Tms. = Number of teams
- PL = Pro-League
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- HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; www.alwaslsc.ae
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- Arthur Bernardes Profile; SambaFoot.com Archived 19 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine
- "Guimaraes, willing to lead Honduras". DIEZ.HN (in Spanish). 5 July 2010.
- "Khalifa takes the reins for Al Wasl against Kalba". TheNational.ae. 24 April 2011.
- Dispensing services French coach Guy Lacombe; www.alwaslsc.ae
- باروت يقود اول تمرين له مع الفهود; www.alwaslsc.ae
- Gary Meenaghan (21 October 2013). "Laurent Banide dismissed as Al Wasl coach". The National. Abu Dhabi Media. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
- Ahmed Rizvi (2014). "Al Wasl part ways with Hector Cuper after brief, disappointing tenure". The National. Abu Dhabi Media. Retrieved 31 March 2015.