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Al-Wasl FC
نادي الوصل لكرة القدم‎
Full nameAl-Wasl Football Club
Nickname(s)Al Fuhud (The Cheetahs)[1]
GroundZabeel Stadium
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
OwnerAhmed Bin Rashed[2]
ChairmanRashed Belhoul
ManagerLaurențiu Reghecampf
LeagueUAE Pro League
2019–20UAE Pro League, 8th
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Al-Wasl Players in Al-Wasl vs Persepolis Match (ACL 2018).

Al Wasl Football Club (Arabic: نادي الوصل لكرة القدم‎) is a United Arab Emirates Football League club based in Dubai. It is a part of the multi-sports club Al Wasl Sports Club. Former Argentina national football team player and manager Diego Maradona was the manager of the club in 2011 to 2012.[3] The club has a supporters' group, the Ultras Junoon.


Al Wasl was founded on 1960.


Al Wasl's main competitors would be Al Nasr who they compete with in the Bur Dubai Derby and Al Ain who are they challenge in the 'UAE Classico'.[4][5] Sharjah and Shabab Al Ahli are also considered to be major rivals due historic reasons and sharing the same metropolitan area.

Current squad[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of UAE Pro-League:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Sultan Al-Mantheri  United Arab Emirates
2 Defender Abdurahman Ali  United Arab Emirates
4 Defender Abdullah Jassim  United Arab Emirates
5 Midfielder Ali Salmeen  United Arab Emirates
9 Midfielder Haboush Saleh  United Arab Emirates
10 Midfielder Fábio Lima  United Arab Emirates
11 Forward Welliton  Brazil
17 Midfielder Ronaldo Mendes  Brazil
18 Midfielder Mohamed Surour  United Arab Emirates
22 Defender Khalid Sebil  United Arab Emirates
23 Forward Yousef Ahmed  United Arab Emirates
24 Midfielder Hamad Al-Bloushi  United Arab Emirates
25 Midfielder Khalid Al-Shaibani  United Arab Emirates
27 Midfielder Nasser Mahmoud Noor  Comoros
30 Goalkeeper Humaid Al-Najar  United Arab Emirates
44 Defender Salem Al-Azizi  United Arab Emirates
66 Defender Hamad Al-Hammadi  United Arab Emirates
Defender Hueglo Neris  Brazil
Midfielder Nicolás Oroz (on loan to Racing)  Argentina

Reserve U21[edit]

No Position Player Nation
7 Forward Ali Saleh  United Arab Emirates
14 Defender Abdulrahman Saleh  United Arab Emirates
15 Defender Nathan Felipe  Brazil
16 Defender Saif Al-Sowaidi  United Arab Emirates
19 Defender Yousef Al-Muhairi  United Arab Emirates
20 Defender Faris Khalil  United Arab Emirates
26 Midfielder Hamdan Al-Obaideli  United Arab Emirates
32 Defender Amer Mohammed  United Arab Emirates
40 Defender George Dwubeng  Ghana
42 Midfielder Mohammad Ali Kaidi  United Arab Emirates
45 Defender Ali Ibrahim  United Arab Emirates
55 Goalkeeper Suhail Abdulla  United Arab Emirates
60 Midfielder Ghanem Ahmad  United Arab Emirates
90 Forward Waleed Al-Hammadi  Comoros

Other players under contract[edit]

No Position Player Nation
52 Midfielder Matheus da Silva  Brazil
Defender Abdulrahman Al-Mazrouei  Oman

Out on loan[edit]

No Position Player Nation
12 Goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Bairaq (on loan to Al-Fujairah)  United Arab Emirates
29 Midfielder Abdullah Kazim (on loan to Hatta)  United Arab Emirates
96 Defender Abdullah Khamis (on loan to Hatta)  Oman

Honours and achievements[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

Winner: 1981–82, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1987–88, 1991–92, 1996–97, 2006–07
Winner: 1987, 2007
Winner: 1992/93
  • The IFFHS named Al Wasl as the UAE's Club of the 20th Century.[8]

Regional competitions[edit]

Winner (1) : 2010
Runners-up (2): 2005, 2012
Semi-finals: 1998
Quarter-finals: 2018–19

Friendly competitions[edit]

Winner: 2010[10]

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

2008: Group stage
2018: Group stage
2019: Group stage
1986: Qualifying Stage
1989–90: Qualifying Stage
1992–93: Third Place
1994–95: Quarter finals



  1. ^ "Al Wasl - Clubs - UAE Pro League Committee".
  2. ^ HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum;
  3. ^ "Maradona's annual salary" (in Italian). 31 May 2011. Archived from the original on 3 June 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Arabian Gulf Cup Quarter-finals: Fight breaks out after Bur Dubai Derby between Al Nasr and Al Wasl -".
  5. ^ "UAE Clasico to be hosted at Zabeel Stadium by Al Wasl against Al Ain".
  6. ^ Atsushi Fujioka (6 September 2018). "United Arab Emirates - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  7. ^ a b Hans Schöggl and Karel Stokkermans (31 January 2019). "United Arab Emirates - List of Cup Winners". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  8. ^ "IFFHS – Asia's Club of the Century". Archived from the original on 18 March 2013.
  9. ^ "Club Milestones". Al Ain FC. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016.
  10. ^ دبي, سيد مصطفى-. "الوصل بطلاً لـ «دولية دبي» بهديـة من المريخ - الإمارات اليوم". Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  11. ^ a b Arthur Bernardes Profile; Archived 19 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "Guimaraes, willing to lead Honduras". DIEZ.HN (in Spanish). 5 July 2010.
  13. ^ "Khalifa takes the reins for Al Wasl against Kalba". 24 April 2011.
  14. ^ Dispensing services French coach Guy Lacombe;
  15. ^ باروت يقود اول تمرين له مع الفهود;
  16. ^ Gary Meenaghan (21 October 2013). "Laurent Banide dismissed as Al Wasl coach". The National. Abu Dhabi Media. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  17. ^ Ahmed Rizvi (2014). "Al Wasl part ways with Hector Cuper after brief, disappointing tenure". The National. Abu Dhabi Media. Retrieved 31 March 2015.

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