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Al-Wehdat SC
Logo
Full name Al-Wehdat Sports Club of Amman
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][2]
Chairman Tareq Khouri
Manager Adnan Hamad
League Jordan League
2015–16 1st
Website Club home page
Current season

Al-Wehdat Sports Club (Arabic: نادي الوحدات‎‎) 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 46 local trophies from 1975 and appears in 9 AFC Cup but did not achieve the title. Al-Wehdat won the league of second division in 1975 and promotion to the first division 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 2 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. The home short have white stripes on the sides.

Al Quwaysimah carnage[edit]

Derby Amman versus Al-Faisaly on 10 December 2010 after the match occurred unfortunate bloody attack from security of the stadium to the fans in a precedent did not happen before in Jordan.[3]

Honours[edit]

The club holds 46 official titles.

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 (record)
1989, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014

Performance in AFC 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: Group stage
2000–01: Quarter-Finals
2001–02: Second round

Players[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 Jordan GK Amer Shafi (5th captain)
3 Jordan FW Laith Al-Bashtawi
4 Jordan DF Mohammad Al-Dmeiri (6th captain)
5 Jordan MF Hassan Abdel-Fattah (vice-captain)
6 Jordan DF Basem Fathi (3rd captain)
7 Jordan MF Munther Abu Amarah
8 Jordan MF Amer Deeb (captain)
9 State of Palestine FW Ahmed Maher
10 Jordan MF Abdallah Deeb (4th captain)
11 Jordan MF Ahmed Elias
12 Jordan MF Fadi Awad
15 Brazil FW Francisco Wagsley
17 Jordan MF Raja'i Ayed
No. Position Player
18 Jordan DF Tareq Khattab
19 Jordan FW Ahmed Hisham
20 Jordan FW Baha' Faisal
21 Jordan FW Hatem Abu Khadra
22 Jordan GK Mahmoud Qandeel
24 Jordan DF Adham Al-Qureishi
25 Croatia DF Sebastijan Antić
26 Jordan DF Mohammad Mustafa
27 Jordan DF Omar Qandeel
33 Jordan GK Mohammad Abu Nabhan
37 Jordan DF Tareq Nabil
44 Jordan GK Tamer Saleh

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 Munther Raja (at Al-Hussein until 30 June 2017)
No. Position Player
Jordan MF Saleh Rateb (at Al-Salmiya until 30 June 2017)

Technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Iraq Adnan Hamad
Assistant coach Iraq Yassin Amal
Assistant coach Jordan Ghiath Al Tamimi
Goalkeeping coach Iraq Ahmed Jassim
Fitness coach Brazil Manuel Barrinuevo
Massuer Jordan Mohammad Al Dahrawy
Physiotherapist Jordan Jibreen Al Manasra
Doctor Jordan Essam Jassam
Supplies officer Jordan Amer Nejem
Managing director Jordan Mohammad Jamal

Source:[citation needed]

Managerial history[edit]

Last update: 8 June 2016[4]

 
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[disambiguation needed] Egypt 2004–2005
Kes[disambiguation needed] Hungary 2005
Adil Yousuf Iraq 2005–2006
Tha'er Jassam Iraq 2006–2007
Mohammed Omar[disambiguation needed] Egypt 2007
Ismail Youssef Egypt 2007–2008
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
Mohmmad Qwayed Syria 2011–2012
Hisham Abdul-Munam Jordan 2012
Branko Smiljanić Serbia 2012
Mohammed Omar[disambiguation needed] 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–

Sponsorship[edit]

 
Shirt sponsor Period
Pepsi 1991–1992
National Paints 1992–1993
Pepsi 1998–2002
Mobilecom 2002–2004
Fastlink 2004–2007
Zain 2007–

Supporters and rivalries[edit]

Fans[edit]

Al Wehdat have 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).[5] Al-Wehdat has an ultras named Wehdaty Group (WG) that was founded on 13 September 2012. Their motto is "We support to death".

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:[6]

# Tournament Al-Faisaly Wins Al-Wehdat Wins Draws Total Al-Faisaly Goals Al-Wehdat Goals
1 Jordan Premier League 28 28 24 80 72 77
2 Jordan FA Cup 7 8 6 21 36 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 51 46 37 134 156 154

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