Rilwan Waheed

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Rilwan Waheed
Riley at Hong Kong.jpg
Riley at Maldives-U23 team's Hong Kong trip for 2012 Summer Olympics Qualifiers match against Hong Kong-U23
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-02-14) 14 February 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Male', Maldives
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Winger / Wing back
Club information
Current team
New Radiant
Number 8
Youth career
2002-2003 Iskandhar School
2003-2005 Dharumavantha School
2012 Victory SC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Club Valencia 60 (2)
2012 Victory 16 (0)
2013– New Radiant 17 (0)
National team
2004–2008 Maldives U17 2 (0)
2007–2010 Maldives U19 6 (0)
2010– Maldives U23 15 (1)
2012– Maldives 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:49, 30 September 2013 (UTC+5).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:17, 4 September 2013 (UTC+5)

Rilwan Waheed (born 14 February 1991) is a Maldivian footballer[1] nicknamed "Kaká" or "Riley", who plays as a Winger and Wing back, currently for New Radiant.

Club career[edit]

Valencia (2006–2011)[edit]

Though Rilwan started practice with Valencia's senior team in the year 2006, the FAM rules did not allow him to play at senior level football. In the following year 2007, at the age of 16, he started playing in the 1st Division.[2]

He believes that his inspirations at Valencia was the former national team's captain Assad Abdul Ghanee and the experienced defender Mohamed Jameel.[2]

Victory (2012)[edit]

He made his debut for Victory on 18 February 2012 in the 2012 AFC Cup qualifying play-off.[3] They lost the match 3–4 to Yemen's Al-Tilal. Victory's second goal of the match was scored by captain Shafiu Ahmed, a header from a corner kick cross taken by Rilwan.[4]

New Radiant (2013–present)[edit]

On 24 October 2013, Rilwan agreed to join New Radiant.[5] He was assigned the number 8 shirt.

Rilwan made his debut for New Radiant in the MILO Charity Shield match where they won 3–1 against Maziya on 21 February 2013.[6]

International career[edit]

Under-23[edit]

Rilwan was preceded as the captain of the Maldives national under-23 football team till the mid-2012 but later his captaincy was succeeded by Hassan Adhuham in the 2012 Rajapaksa International Trophy and he was given the vice-captaincy of the team. Rilwan scored the opening goal from a free kick and supplied a good long through ball to Asadhulla who curled in to the goal to score the second, in the 2012 Rajapaksa International Trophy Final against Pakistan to win Maldives national under-23 football team's first ever gold medal.[7]

Senior team[edit]

Rilwan made his debut in a friendly match against Thailand on February 24, 2012[8] From 2012 to present, he has been the only player to play in both Maldives national under 23 team and Maldives senior national team starting eleven.

2012 AFC Challenge Cup[edit]

This is his first time, and first major tournament with the senior team and he played all the matches as a right back at 2012 AFC Challenge Cup for the Maldives. Their first goal of the tournament came with a header from a cross by Rilwan in to the penalty area of Turkmenistan. After the great performance in the tournament, he was one of the most hopeful young players in the Maldives,[2] and also included in the Haveeru Sports Awards' best 5 players of 2012 AFC Challenge Cup.[9] He is the only Maldivian player nominated for the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup's best Under-21 player Award.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 23 October 2013[10]
Season Club Division League FA Cup President's Cup Charity Shield Others1 Asia Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
2007 Valencia Dhivehi League 12 0 3 1 1 0 0 5 3 1 21 6 1
2008 6 0 0 3 2 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 13 2 1
2009 14 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 18 1 0
2010 14 1 6 3 0 0 17 1 6
2011 14 1 1 1 0 0 15 1 1
Valencia total 60 2 10 11 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 7 3 1 2 1 0 84 11 9
2012 Victory Dhivehi League 16 0 3 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 23 0 4
Victory total 16 0 3 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 23 0 4
2013 New Radiant Dhivehi League 17 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 29 0 2
New Radiant total 17 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 29 0 2
Career total 93 2 14 15 3 0 8 0 1 3 0 0 8 3 2 9 1 1 136 11 15

International[edit]

National team Season Apps Goals
Maldives U17 2004 0 0
2005 2 0
2006 0 0
2007 0 0
2008 0 0
Total 2 0
Maldives U19 2007 6 0
2008 0 0
2009 0 0
2010 0 0
Total 6 0
Maldives U23 2010 2 0
2011 2 0
2012 11 1
Total 15 1
Maldives 2012 7 0
2013 3 0
Total 10 0

International goals[edit]

Under–23[edit]
Scores and results list Maldives U–23's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 November 2012 Jayathilake Sports Complex, Sri Lanka  Pakistan 0–1[11] 1–2 2012 M. Rajapaksa Int'l Trophy Final

Awards and honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Valencia
Victory Youth
New Radiant

National[edit]

Maldives Under–23

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rilwan Waheed". goal.com. Retrieved April 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Riley: National team's new young vein" (in Dhivehi). Haveeru Online. March 22, 2012. Retrieved April 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Victory S.C 3-4 Al Tilal". maldivesoccer. February 18, 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Victory knocked out of AFC Cup". maldivesoccer. February 18, 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "New Radiant agrees with five players". maldivesoccer. October 24, 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "New Radiant wins curtain raiser". maldivesoccer. February 22, 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Maldives U 23 win Rajapaksa tournament". maldivesoccer. December 9, 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Thailand beats Maldives". maldivesoccer. February 24, 2012. Retrieved April 20, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Best 5 players of 2012 AFC Challenge Cup" (in Dhivehi). Haveeru Online. March 18, 2012. Retrieved April 20, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Rilwan Waheed Statistics". maldivesoccer.com. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Maldives U 23 win Rajapaksa tournament". maldivesoccer. 9 December 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "Haveeru Sports Awards 2012". maldivesoccer. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 

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