WAPDA F.C.

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WAPDA FC
WAPDA FC logo.png
Full name Water & Power Development Authority Football Club
Nickname(s) The Watermen
Founded 1983; 31 years ago (1983)
Ground Punjab Stadium,
Lahore, Pakistan
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Munawar Malik
Head Coach Khalid Mahmood Butt
League Pakistan Premier League
PPL 2011 4th

WAPDA are a Pakistani football club who play in the Pakistan Premier League.

WAPDA have been Pak Champions 7 times. They won their first title in 1983, beating HBL FC, and repeated this feat in 1991 against HBL. In 2001 they overcame KRL FC to win their third title, and retained their title in 2003 against Pakistan Army FC. In 2004 in the revamped PPL, they became the inaugural champions, when they pushed Army into second in a final day decider.

They repeated the same feat, this time in the 2007-08 season, when they again beat Army on the final day of the season to win back the league after a gap of 3 years, in which Army dominated. They also set a new record going undefeated for the whole season, becoming Pakistani football's version of Invincibles.

Since the turn of the millennium, WAPDA have become one of the three dominant clubs in Pakistan. This has been aided by the quality of the football played.

They represented Pakistan in the AFC President's Cup 2005, and beat that year's runners-up Dordoi-Dynamo, 1-0, but were knocked out at the group stage.

Achievements[edit]

1983, 1991, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007-08, 2008, 2010
  • Quaid-i-Azam Shield: 1
1992

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

1992: Qualifying - 1st round
2005: 3° in Group Stage
2008: 4° in Group Stage
2009: Semi Finalist
2011: 3° in Group Stage

AFC President's Cup matches[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Pakistan WAPDA 12 13 3 3 7 11 15 -4

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Pakistan GK Abdul Aziz
2 Pakistan DF Muhammad Shahid
3 Pakistan DF Naveed Akram
4 Pakistan DF Tanveer Ahmed
5 Pakistan DF Dilshad Ali
6 Pakistan MF Zakir Hussain
7 Pakistan FW Raufay Abbasi
8 Pakistan MF Shahid Mehmood
9 Pakistan MF Zulfiqar Ali Shah
10 Pakistan FW Arif Mehmood (captain)
12 Pakistan MF Syed Raza
13 Pakistan MF Imran Niazi
No. Position Player
14 Pakistan FW Qamar Zaman
16 Pakistan DF Jamshed Anwar
17 Pakistan MF Muhammad Mehdi
18 Pakistan MF Zahid Hameed
19 Pakistan FW Khuda Bakhsh
20 Pakistan MF Burham Ali
21 Pakistan DF Akram Masih
22 Pakistan GK Luqman Rasheed
23 Pakistan FW Wasim Tareen
25 Pakistan FW Bashir Ahmad
29 Pakistan DF Mansour Ahmed
32 Pakistan MF Mohammad Mohsin

Former players[edit]

Officials[edit]

Head Coach Pakistan Khalid Butt
Assistant Coach Pakistan Syed Qasim Raza
Assistant Coach Pakistan Muhammad Ayaz
Media Officer Pakistan Muhammad Khalid Mehmood
Team Manager Pakistan Munawar Ahmed Malik
Chief De Mission Pakistan Naveed Akram Cheema