Al-Wathba SC

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Al-Wathba Sports Club
Al-Wathba SC.jpg
Full name Al-Wathba Sports Club
Founded 1938
Ground Khaled bin Walid Stadium
Homs, Syria
Ground Capacity 35,000
2015–16 5th (Group B)

Al-Wathba Sports Club (Arabic: نادي الوثبة الرياضي‎‎) is a Syrian football club based in Homs, Syria.


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 1938 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....)

In February 2013, during the Syrian civil war, Yussef Sleman,[1] one of the players was killed in a mortar strike at the Tishreen stadium.[2]


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.

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
Syria GK Fadi Bitar
Syria GK Nizar Droubi
Syria DF Manhal Kousa
Syria DF Subhi Aqoul
Syria DF Sabi Al Hamwi
Syria DF Rami Jablawi
Syria DF Abd Al Motin Wahoud
Syria MF Nasser Shandin
Syria MF Mohannad Al Dikh
Syria MF Mohamed Kroma
Syria MF Jamil Mahmoud
No. Position Player
Syria MF Mohamed Al Farra
Syria MF Ali Al Sarem
Syria MF Fahd Aodi
Syria MF Deab Al Majzoub
Syria MF Salim Shatila
Iran MF Reza Bitaraf
Syria MF Bakr Ghalioum
Syria MF Maher Daboul
Syria FW Anas Bouta
Syria FW Samer Touma
Syria FW Ali Ghosn



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