Wohaib F.C.

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Wohaib F.C.
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Full name Hafiz Wohaib Butt Memorial
Football Club
Founded 1982
Ground Punjab Stadium,
Lahore, Pakistan
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Hafiz Salman Butt
Head Coach Hafiz Salman Butt
League Pakistan Football Federation League
PPL 2012 16th
Website Club home page

Hafiz Wohaib Butt Memorial Football Club or simply Wohaib F.C. are a football (soccer) club playing in the Pakistan Premier League. The club is based in the city of Lahore.

Under the chairmanship of former international defender, ex-Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) official and Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan (MNA), Hafiz Salman Butt, the club was formed in December 1982 in memory of his younger brother. It is the only club from Pakistan to have qualified for the Asian Club Championship group stage in 1992, they were hammered 10-0 by Al Wasl FC, but drew 1-1 to eventual champions PAS Tehran F.C.

Wohaib FC was among the first privately operated football teams in Pakistan as well as being a founding member club of the Pakistan Premier League back in 2004. The club has a youth system that has in recent years provided players for Pakistani youth teams at various age groups as well winning many national youth competitions in the past.

Despite being a privately funded club, Wohaib FC is not as organised as some of government-operated department sports teams. In the 2006/07 PPL season, Wohaib FC narrowly missed out on being relegated after finishing just one point above the relegated HBL. In the 2007/08 season, they were relegated after losing 8 players to other clubs and internal destabilisation.

Pakistan Premier League B division 2011-12 Wohaib FC won the B division club championship, qualifying for the Pakistan Premier League under the captaincy of Fouad Nisar. Now Wohaib club won promotion back to the Pakistan Premier League in December 2011, and will appear in Premier League Season 2012-13.

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

1993: Group Stage

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
Fouad Nisar
Sohail Shabir
Asif Naeem
Muhammad Waleed
Muhammad Faheem
Muhammad Salman
Raheel Ahmed
Muhammad Naeem
No. Position Player
Muhammad Idrees (Vice-captain)
Adnan Nawaz Butt
Shahbaz Hussain
Faisal Khan (captain)
Bilal Abbasi
Muhammad Qasim
Bilal Akram
Saifullah Bashir

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