|Full name||Al-Wathba Sports Club|
The Knights |
Khaled bin Walid Stadium|
|League||Syrian Premier League|
Al-Wathba is a professional football club based in Homs, Syria, and they are one of the oldest Syrian clubs. Al-Wathba were founded in 1937 under the name of "Alfedaa Club" by a number of young amateur athletes who took "Dar Aljodi- located in Alhamadiah neighborhood in Homs" as a place to practice their sport activities. In 1953 the club obtained the license, adding football, basketball games, athletics, swimming, cycling and they won the Homs championship from 1963 to 1968.
Al-Wathba is the first football club represented the city of Homs in the Syrian Premier League which started in 1973. They supplied the Syria national football team with very well known players such as (Abd-Almasseih-Eldona – Fouad Al Ghurair – Abdel-Alim Kolko – Nasif – Salkini – Shattour – Khouri – Birini – Raslan Iyad Mando and a lot more....)
The club was very close to winning the Premier League many times during the 1980s, or the "golden age" according to their fans, the best place they achieved is 2nd in 1982 and 1983.
Other achievements: Al-Karamah tournament and the youth league twice.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
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