Al-Wehdat SC

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Al-Wehdat SC
Logo
Full name Al-Wehdat Sports Club
Nickname(s) المارد الأخضر
(The Green Giant)
Short name WEH
Founded 1956; 61 years ago (1956), as Al-Wehdat Youth Center
Ground King Abdullah II Stadium, Amman
Ground Capacity 13,000[1]
Chairman Yousef Al-Sqour
Manager Jamal Mahmoud
League Jordan League
2016–17 3rd
Website Club website
Current season
Active departments of Al-Wehdat
Football pictogram.svg Basketball pictogram.svg Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg
Football Basketball Volleyball
Table tennis pictogram.svg
Table tennis

Al-Wehdat Sports Club (Arabic: نادي الوحدات الرياضي‎) is a Jordanian sports club founded in 1956. The club is based in and represents the Amman New Camp, a Palestinian refugee camp which is also known as Al-Wehdat. Al-Wehdat's home games are played at King Abdullah II stadium (cap. 13,000), also known as the Stade fire and victory. There are several other sports offered in the club, such as volleyball, basketball, and table tennis.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1956 under the name Al-Wehdat Youth Center, in 1974 it took the name Al-Wehdat Sports Club till now with the exception that it was named Al-Diffatain Sports Club from 1986 to 1988.

Al-Wehdat has 47 local trophies from 1975 and appears in 10 AFC Cup but did not achieve the title. Al-Wehdat won the league of second division in 1975 and promotion to the first division for the first time ever but they are relegation on that year, next season the team promotion again and did not relegation since then. Through these 10 years Al-Wehdat won the league 7 times and many other trophies, since 2004 Al-Faisaly won the league 3 times which made Al-Wehdat make there dominance in football by winning the league.

Colours[edit]

Ever since the club's foundation, the traditional and primary colors of Al-Wehdat are green and red. The kit has varied over the years. Currently the away kit is a white top with white shorts and red socks. The home kit however is a green top with white socks and red shorts.

Al Quwaysimah incident[edit]

Derby Amman versus Al-Faisaly on 10 December 2010 the match ended with a result 1–0 for Al-Wehdat, rioting broke out following a game between rival Amman clubs. Some Al-Faisaly fans threw bottles at Al-Wehdat players and their fans. About 250 people were injured, 243 of them Al-Wehdat fans, according to senior officials from the hospitals. According to Al Jazeera, supporters of Al-Wehdat are generally of Palestinian origin, while Faisaly fans are of Jordanian origin. A similar riot occurred in 2009.[2]

Honours[edit]

Source:[3]

League[edit]

Cups[edit]

1982, 1985, 1988–1989, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2008–2009, 2009–2010, 2010–2011, 2013–2014
1982, 1983, 1988, 1995, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2017 (record)
1989, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014

Performance in AFC and UAFA competitions[edit]

1995: First round
2002–03: Qualifying west – 2nd round
2015: Qualifying play-off – Preliminary round 2
2016: Qualifying play-off – Play-off round
2017: Qualifying play-off – Play-off round
2006: Semi-finals
2007: Semi-finals
2008: Group stage
2009: Group stage
2010: Group stage
2011: Semi-finals
2012: Quarter-finals
2015: Round of 16
2016: Round of 16
2017: Zonal semi-finals
2000–01: Quarter-finals
2001–02: Second round
1988: Preliminary round
1995: Group stage
1996: Group stage
1997: Group stage
1998: Group stage
1999: Group stage
2003–04: Second round
2005–06: Semi-finals
2007–08: Round of 16
2008–09: Quarter-finals

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of the 2017–18 season.[4]

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

No. Position Player
1 Jordan GK Amer Shafi (4th captain)
3 Jordan DF Hossam Abu Saadeh
4 Jordan DF Mohammad Al-Dmeiri (5th captain)
5 Jordan DF Mohammad Mustafa
6 Jordan DF Basem Fathi (captain)
8 Jordan MF Saeed Murjan
9 Jordan FW Saleh Al-Jawhari
10 Jordan FW Abdallah Deeb (3rd captain)
11 Jordan MF Ahmad Elias
14 Jordan MF Saleh Rateb
17 Jordan MF Rajaei Ayed
18 Jordan DF Tareq Khattab
20 Jordan FW Baha' Faisal
No. Position Player
21 Jordan MF Ahmad Abdel-Halim (vice-captain)
23 Jordan DF Ihsan Haddad
24 Jordan DF Adham Al-Qureishi
27 Jordan DF Omar Qandeel
30 Syria MF Fahd Youssef
31 Jordan MF Anas Al-Awadat
44 Jordan GK Tamer Saleh
55 Jordan DF Mohammad Al-Basha
88 Jordan GK Malek Shalabiya
99 Jordan FW Hamza Al-Dardour
Jordan MF Yazan Thalji
Jordan FW Mahmoud Za'tara

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Jordan DF Tareq Nabil (at Markaz Balata until 30 June 2018)
Jordan DF Zaid Abu Al-Reesh (at Mansheyat Bani Hasan until 30 June 2018)
Jordan MF Fadi Awad (at Al Tadhamon until 30 June 2018)
No. Position Player
Jordan MF Ahmed Hisham (at Al-Jahra until 30 June 2018)
Jordan FW Laith Al-Bashtawi (at Al-Ahli until 30 June 2018)
Jordan FW Ibrahim Al-Kiswany (at Markaz Balata until 30 June 2018)

Development squad[edit]

Under-20s[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Jordan GK Abdallah Al-Fakhouri
Jordan GK Salem Ghanem
Jordan DF Yazan Al-Gharableh
No. Position Player
Jordan MF Khader Al-Haj
Jordan MF Ahmad Tannous
Jordan FW Shaher Shelbaieh

Personnel[edit]

Technical staff[edit]

Source:[5]

Position Name
Head coach Jamal Mahmoud
Assistant coach Essam Mahmoud
Assistant coach Ihab Ma'ali
Goalkeeping coach Othman Barhoma
Fitness coach Qais Moamar
Massuer Mohammad Al-Dahrawy
Physiotherapist Jibreen Al-Manasra
Doctor Younes Al-Kouz

Source:[citation needed]

Management[edit]

Position Name
President Yousef Al-Sqour
Vice-president Ali Khalifa
Secretary of the Board Khader Sawan
Director General Mohammad Jamal
Director Financial Basam Shelbaieh
Director of the Social Area Khaled Abu Quta
Supplies Officer Amer Nejem

Source:[citation needed]

Managerial history[edit]

Last update: 18 May 2017[6]

 
Name Nationality Years
Fat'hi Keshek Egypt 1976–1979
Ezzat Hamza Jordan 1979–1980
Othman Al-Qurayni Jordan 1980–1981
Fat'hi Keshek Egypt 1981–1982
Vojo Gardašević Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1983–1985
Math'har Al-Saeed Jordan 1985–1986
Vojo Gardašević Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1986–1987
Mohammed Mustafa Jordan 1987–1988
Ezzat Hamza Jordan 1988–1989
Wathiq Naji Iraq 1989–1991
Mohammed Mustafa Jordan 1991–1992
Mohammed Thamer Iraq 1992–1993
Nazar Ashraf Iraq 1993–1994
Yuve Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1994–1995
Kadhim Khalaf Iraq 1995–1996
Wathiq Naji Iraq 1996
Ali Kadhim Iraq 1996
Kadhim Khalaf Iraq 1996–1997
Anwar Jassim Syria 1997
Mohammed Mustafa Jordan 1997
Badr Al-Khatib Jordan 1997–1998
Anwar Jassim Iraq 1998
Hassan Farhan Iraq 1998–1999
Ezzat Hamza Jordan 1999–2000
Kadhim Khalaf Iraq 2000
Nazar Ashraf Iraq 2000–2001
Mohammed Mustafa Jordan 2001
 
Name Nationality Years
Druvko Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 2001
Miroslav Maksimović Serbia 2001–2002
Amer Jamil Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 2002
Hisham Abdul-Munam Jordan 2002
Nader Zatar Jordan 2002
Issa Al-Turk Jordan 2002–2003
Nader Zatar Jordan 2003–2004
Mohammed Omar Egypt 2004–2005
Kes Hungary 2005
Adil Yousuf Iraq 2005–2006
Tha'er Jassam Iraq 2006–2007
Mohammed Omar Egypt 2007
Akram Ahmad Salman Iraq 2008–2009
Jamal Mahmoud Jordan 2009
Omar Meziane Tunisia 2009
Tha'er Jassam Iraq 2009–2010
Dragan Talajić Croatia 2010–2011
Mohammed Qwayed Syria 2011–2012
Hisham Abdul-Munam Jordan 2012
Branko Smiljanić Serbia 2012
Mohammed Omar Egypt 2012–2013
Abdullah Abu Zema Jordan 2013–2015
Emad Khankan Syria 2015
Akram Ahmad Salman Iraq 2015
Ra'ed Assaf Jordan 2016
Adnan Hamad Iraq 2016–2017
Jamal Mahmoud Jordan 2017–

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors[edit]

 
Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1980–1982 Adidas None
1982–1984 Puma
1984–1986 Hattrick
1986–1988 Adidas
1988–1991 Diadora
1991–1992 Umbro Pepsi
1992–1993 Hattrick National Paints
1993–1998 Diadora None
1998–1999 Pepsi
1999–2002 Adidas
2002–2004 Mobilecom
2004–2007 Fastlink
2007–2010 Diadora Zain
2010–2012 Adidas
2012–2014 Uhlsport
2014–2015 Errea
2015–2017 Jako
2017– Givova Umniah

Supporters and rivalries[edit]

Fans[edit]

Al Wehdat has one of the largest number of fans in Jordan and the club has fans in almost every city in Jordan. There are about 3 million Al Wehdat fans in Jordan. The fan's most popular chant is "Allah, Wehdat, Al Quds Arabiya" (God, Wehdat, Jerusalem is Arabian).[7] Al-Wehdat has an ultras named Wehdaty Group (WG) that was founded on 13 September 2012. Their motto is "We support until death".[8]

Derby Amman[edit]

Derby of Jordan is a football traditional game which combines clubs Al-Wehdat and Al-Faisaly and these games received great interest among the sports community on the Domestic and Arab level to afford the sensitivities and a long history between the two teams with meetings since 28 November 1976:[9]

# Tournament Al-Faisaly Wins Al-Wehdat Wins Draws Total Al-Faisaly Goals Al-Wehdat Goals
1 Jordan Premier League 28 30 23 81 72 79
2 Jordan FA Cup 8 8 7 23 38 37
3 Jordan FA Shield 9 5 3 17 30 24
4 Jordan Super Cup 5 5 2 12 13 13
5 AFC Cup 2 0 2 4 5 3
6 Total 52 48 37 137 158 156

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