Wadi Degla SC

Coordinates: 29°57′26″N 31°18′49″E / 29.95722°N 31.31361°E / 29.95722; 31.31361

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.

Wadi Degla
Wadi Degla Logo.png
Full nameWadi Degla Sporting Club
Nickname(s)Community of Champions
مجتمع الأبطال
Short nameWDG
Founded2002; 19 years ago (2002)
GroundPetro Sport Stadium
Capacity16,000
ChairmanMaged Samy
ManagerMario Salas
LeagueEgyptian Premier League
2019–20Egyptian Premier League, 15th
Current season

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:

HonoursEdit

LeagueEdit

Egyptian Second Division

CupsEdit

Egypt Cup

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)

Performance in domestic competitionsEdit

Egyptian Clubs Competitions
Year League Position Egypt Cup Super Cup
2009–10 Egyptian Second Division 1 (Group B) Third round
2010–11 Egyptian Premier League 12 Round of 16
2011–12 Egyptian Premier League not finished not held
2012–13 Egyptian Premier League not finished Runners-up
2013–14 Egyptian Premier League 6 (Group 2) Semi-final
2014–15 Egyptian Premier League 5 Round of 16
2015–16 Egyptian Premier League 5 Round of 16
2016–17 Egyptian Premier League 12 Quarter-final
2017–18 Egyptian Premier League 15 Quarter-final
2018–19 Egyptian Premier League 10 Round of 16
2019–20 Egyptian Premier League 15 Round of 16

Current squadEdit

As of 28 December 2020

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   EGY Oussa (Vice-captain)
3 DF   EGY Mohamed Gamal
4 DF   EGY Khaled Reda
5 DF   TUN Iheb Mbarki
6 DF   EGY Mahmoud Marei
7 DF   EGY Ahmed Magdy (Captain)
8 MF   EGY Ahmed Said
9 FW   EGY Salah Amin
10 MF   EGY Mohamed Helal
11 DF   GHA Issahaku Yakubu
14 MF   EGY Mohamed Abdelaati
15 DF   EGY Bassam Walid
16 GK   EGY Mosaad Awad
17 DF   EGY Amr Saleh
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 FW   ECU Diego Calderón
19 FW   EGY Hossam Arafat
20 DF   EGY Ibrahim Ragab
21 MF   EGY Ibrahim Ayesh
22 MF   GNB Jorginho (on loan from Ludogorets)
23 FW   EGY Ahmed Atef
27 MF   EGY Reda Abdelaal
28 GK   EGY Ahmed Mayhoub
29 MF   NED Rodney Antwi
30 MF   EGY Alexander Jakobsen
35 MF   EGY Saleh Nasr
55 GK   EGY Hussein Zekry
77 MF   EGY Mohamed 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. Pos. Nation Player

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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