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. Al Wasl is one of the most successful clubs in the UAE in all sports, therefore it has one of the largest fan bases in the Arabian Peninsula. For that Al Wasl has formed the first Ultras group in the UAE, Ultras Junoon. Former Argentine national team player and manager Diego Maradona was the manager of the club, with an annual salary of 3.5 million euros plus a private jet at his disposal until he was sacked in July 2012. [2 ]
Honours [ edit ]
The Club of the 20th Century in the UAE: Due to Al-Wasl's impressive performance in the Continental Tournaments last century (5 wins and one loss), the IFFHS has decided to name AlWasl as the UAE's Club of the 20th Century. [3 ]
1982, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1992, 1997, 2007
Players [ edit ]
First team squad [ edit ]
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Rashid Al Suwaidi
Ali Hassan Joher
Waheed Ismail ( Captain)
Khalifa Bin Lahej
Ali Ibrahim Al-Sayed
Former players [ edit ]
See also Category:Al Wasl FC players.
Managers [ edit ]
See also Category:Al Wasl FC football managers.
Vinko Begović (July 1, 2004–June 30, 2005)
Hassan Mohamed (Feb 2005–Nov 05)
Leon Martinez (Nov 2005–Dec 05)
Ivan Hasek (Dec 2005–May 06)
Zé Mario (July 1, 2006–June 30, 2008)
Miroslav Beránek (Summer 2008–Sept 08)
Jaroslav Horak (Oct 2008)
Srećko Juričić (Oct 4, 2008–Dec 1, 2008)
Khalifa Mubarak Obaid Al Shamsi (Jan 2009)
Jaroslav Horak (Feb 2009–May 09)
Alexandre Guimarães (July 1, 2009–May 10) [7 ]
Khalifa Mubarak Obaid Al Shamsi (April 2010–June 11)
Sérgio Farias (Aug 1, 2010–April 19, 2011) [8 ]
Diego Maradona (May 16, 2011–July 10, 2012)
Bruno Metsu (July 17, 2012–Oct 26, 2012)
Gilles Morisseau (interim) (Oct 26, 2012–Nov 7, 2012)
Guy Lacombe (Nov 7, 2012–Feb 18, 2013) [9 ]
Eid Barout (Feb 17, 2013–May 30, 2013) [10 ]
Laurent Banide (May 2013–Oct 20, 2013)
Héctor Cúper (Nov 14, 2013–) [11 ]
Current technical staff [ edit ]
Performance in AFC competitions [ edit ]
2008: Group Stage
1987: Qualifying Stage
1990: Qualifying Stage
1993: 3rd place
1995: Group Stage
Previous seasons [ edit ]
Club records [ edit ]
AlWasl is the only UAE Team that has participated in all the UAE Premier Division Seasons without missing a single one.
AlWasl Legendary Player
Fahad Khamees holds the record for the most goals scored in UAE Football by scoring 165 goals through his career. AlWasl used to be called (Zamalek) when it first started after the famous Egyptian side
El Zamalek. AlWasl holds the record for the most consecutive wins in the
UAE League by winning 12 matches in a row in the 1988 season. AlWasl holds the record for playing 26 consecutive matches without losing a single match.
AlWasl has the highest number of played matches in UAE Football History.
AlWasl has won the title of the most scoring team in the UAE for 7 seasons in a row.
Through 11 consecutive seasons, the worst position that AlWasl ended up with was the second place.
Throughout the team's history, the worst league position it has ever had was 8th.
The biggest win recorded in UAE league history is 10–1 in the match between AlWasl and
Ras AlKhaima Club. [12 ] Al Wasl's player,
Francisco Yeste was awarded the title of "the Fastest Equalizer in the History of Football" after scoring a goal, 25 seconds after the Al Ain Club's goal in the 2010–11 Etisalat Emirates Cup semi-final match. [13 ] Al Wasl is the first
UAE Club to win an external medal when it won the Asian Champions' Cup 1992/93 Bronze Medal. [14 ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]