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Wadi Degla
Wadi Degla Logo.png
Full nameWadi Degla Sporting Club
Nickname(s)Community of Champions
مجتمع الأبطال
Short nameWDG
Founded2002; 17 years ago (2002)
GroundPetro Sport Stadium
Capacity16,000
ChairmanMaged Samy
ManagerTakis Gonias
LeagueEgyptian Premier League
2018–19Egyptian Premier League, 10th
Current season

Wadi Degla Sporting Club (Arabic: نادي وادي دجلة الرياضي‎) is an Egyptian football club based in Cairo. In 2009–10, it was promoted to the Egyptian Premier League for the first time in its history.

HistoryEdit

In 2009–10 Egyptian Second Division, Wadi Degla made history. The team defeated El-Sekka El-Hadid 3–1 in the last week of the competition to seal promotion to the highest level of football in Egypt, Egyptian Premier League, for the first time in its history.[1][2] It took Wadi Degla only one season to promote from the second division to the premier league. This is a historical achievement that was only reached once before by Al-Mokawloon Al-Arab (a.k.a. Arab Contractors) in 1981.[1]

Satellite clubsEdit

Wadi Degla has a large youth football academy.[3] It is a similar project to that of ASEC Mimosas. The club has a close relationship with England's Arsenal Football Club.[4]

The following clubs are affiliated with Wadi Degla:

Honours and achievementsEdit

DomesticEdit

CupEdit

Performance in CAF competitionsEdit

  • FR = First round
  • SR = Second round
Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2014 CAF Confederation Cup FR   Togo AS Douanes Lomé 2–0 1–1 3–1
SR   Mali Djoliba 2–0 0–2 2–2 (2–3 p)

Current squadEdit

As of 28 July 2019

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 Mohamed Abdel Monsef (Vice-captain)
2   GK Khaled Walid
3   DF Issahaku Yakubu
4   DF Khaled Reda
7   DF Osama Azab
8   MF Ramzy Khaled
9   FW Mohamed Ashraf
10   FW Mohamed El Gabbas (3rd captain)
11   FW Yaya Soumahoro
12   MF Mostafa Talaat
14   FW Mohamed Helal
17   DF Amr Saleh
18   GK Mohamed Abdel Aati
19   FW Hossam Arafat (Captain)
20   FW Ahmed Hassan
No. Position Player
21   MF Vasilis Bouzas
22   DF Ayman Adel
25   FW Mohamed Gamal
32   FW Mohamed Reda
36   MF Ahmed Ramadan
37   MF Islam Ali
38   MF Ibrahim Ayesh
40   MF Taha Osman
44   DF Mahmoud Marie
72   MF Ahmed Said
77   DF Abdel Rahman Youssef
98   DF Bassam Walid
  FW Rafik Kabou
  GK Mahmoud Reda

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 Karim Hafez (on loan to Kasımpaşa)

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Maher, Hatem "Wadi Degla promoted to Premier League". Filgoal, 12 May 2010. Retrieved on 12 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Wadi Degla in 1st Division..." Wadi Degla Official Web site. Retrieved on 22 June 2010.
  3. ^ Arsenal Soccer School
  4. ^ BBC.co.uk Arsenal set up shop in Cairo
  5. ^ K.Lierse S.K. – A Belgian Football Club under Wadi Degla’s ownership
  6. ^ among us
  7. ^ "OFFICIAL: Maged Samy announced owner of Greek club". kingfut.com. 28 July 2017.

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