|Full name||Rilwan Waheed|
|Place of birth||Male', Maldives|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:00, 18 May 2015 (UTC+5).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:17, 16 June 2015 (UTC+5)
- 1 Club career
- 1.1 Club Valencia
- 1.2 Victory Sports Club
- 1.3 New Radiant Sports Club
- 1.4 Maziya Sports & Recreation Club
- 1.5 Return to New Radiant Sports Club
- 2 International career
- 3 Career statistics
- 4 Awards and honours
- 5 References
- 6 External links
2006 & 2007 season
Rilwan signed with Club Valencia at the age of 15 in 2006, but the FAM rules did not allow him to play at senior level football. In the following year 2007, at the age of 16, he started playing in the 1st Division.
He made his debut on 30 July 2007 against New Radiant as a substitute in the second half of the match where they won 1–0.
Rilwan was used as a substitute in the season most of the time and featured in a few games. He played his Cup Winners' Cup debut on 16 February, coming on as a 65th-minute substitute for the goal scorer Ubaidhulla Hassan in a 2–1 defeat against New Radiant. Despite the bitter start of the season with two losses in the Cup Winners Cup and starting from the bench in the second half in both matches they played against New Radiant SC in the group stage, Rilwan was included in the starting lineup for the quarter final match of the FA Cup against FC Baaz in which they won 8–0 and scored two goals.
Rilwan played his first league match of the season on 25 June against VB Sports Club coming in to play in the second half, coming on for Ahmed Nashid in the 59th-minute where they lost the match 3–2. He played his first full match in the league that season on 19 July in the 3–1 win against Thinadhoo ZC. He was also cautioned in that match. On 30 August, Club Valencia won the 2008 Dhivehi League title and Rilwan came in to play as a substitute in the final match against New Radiant in which they won the match 2–1.
On 15 September, Rilwan played his first ever President's Cup final against Victory Sports Club and they went on winning the match 3–2. Mohamed Rifau scored the winning goal from a diving header by a cross provided by Rilwan.
He was involved in three league goals in the season. His first contribution was to assist Ibrahim Shiyam to score against Kalhaidhoo, on 9 July. He was also sent-off with a second caution for a hand ball inside the penalty area, resulting in a penalty for the opposition team. On 10 September, Rilwan provided assists for captain Mohamed Jameel and Ahmed Thariq, one for each in their 3–2 win against All Youth Linkage, their last league game of the season.
On 25 April, Rilwan was sent off for a slap on Mukhthar Naseer's face during the 1–1 draw league game against Victory. Rilwan scored his first ever league goal on 16 May against Vyansa to put his side 1–0 up, by a thunderbolt shot out from the middle of the opposition half which hit the post before finding the back of the net. The game ended with a 3–0 victory. On 17 July, Rilwan was again sent off for making a harsh tackle against Ali Umar inside the penalty box and giving away a penalty for VB Sports Club, ending the match with a 3–1 defeat.
Rilwan missed two of his penalties in the penalty shoot-out during the FA Cup 2010. On 30 September, his first spot kick was saved by Maziya goalkeeper Ahmed Athif in the quarter finals but won the shoot-out by 3–1 after match ended as a 1–1 draw after 120 minutes. He missed his second penalty, which went wide against Victory in the semi finals, on 5 October. They lost the shoot-out by 4–1 after 2–2 at the end of extra time.
In his last season for Valencia, he made 14 league appearances with one goal. His last goal for the club was scored on 18 September against Maziya in the final league game, scoring the equalizing goal in the 1–1 draw.
Victory Sports Club
Rilwan signed for Victory Sports Club at the age of 20 and the team management decided to include him in the club's 2012 FAM Youth Championship as the captain. They crowned the under-21 champions for the first time and Rilwan scored one goal in the competition against Club Eagles from a spot kick in a semi final match, where they lost 2–1.
Rilwan made his senior debut for Victory on 18 February 2012 in the 2012 AFC Cup qualifying play-off. They lost the match 3–4 to Yemen's Al-Tilal. Victory's second goal of the match was scored by captain Shafiu Ahmed, a header from a corner kick cross taken by Rilwan.
In his first season playing for Victory, he made 16 appearances in the League and ended the season as runners-up. They were also the runners-up of President's Cup, losing 2–1 to New Radiant where Rilwan failed to score in the penalty shoot-out, and Charity Shield losing 1–0 to VB Addu FC in the extra time.
New Radiant Sports Club
Rilwan had an impressive and also one of the successful season with New Radiant in 2013. He was a part of the squad which won the domestic quadruple in the Maldives with a remarkable 100% winning record for the first time in the Maldives. He won his first FA Cup in the 2013 season, along with the 2013 Dhivehi League, 2013 President's Cup and the 2013 Charity Shield. Rilwan also played in the 2013 AFC Cup in which they reached the quarter-finals.
On 14 January 2014, New Radiant terminated the contract with Rilwan, with one year remaining, due to an argument with their captain Imran Mohamed during a practice session where Rilwan used offensive and abusive language towards Imran in front of other teammates and supporters. Rilwan was also fined by one month salary and asked to apologize the coach and his teammates during the month of May 2013, for actively participating in a futsal tournament held in Malaysia without the approval from the club.
Maziya Sports & Recreation Club
On 15 January 2014, the following day Rilwan's contract with New Radiant was terminated, he signed a one-year deal with Maziya Sports & Recreation Club.
On 11 March 2014, Rilwan made his Maziya debut in the 2014 AFC Cup group stage match against Selangor of Malaysia, where they managed to get a point with a 1–1 draw at home. He was sent off during his first league game of the season, where the match ended 2–2 against B.G. Sports Club on 19 June with two cautions. He missed one match due to suspension and played his next match against his former club Victory, on 6 July and provided two assists; for Ashad Ali and Riste Naumov. The match ended with huge 5–1 win.
On 3 August 2014, during the 1–0 league win against his former club New Radiant, his knee got injured and was out for approximately three months.
Return to New Radiant Sports Club
On 18 December 2014, Rilwan completed his return to the club and signed a two-year contract and claimed his number 8 shirt.
Rilwan made his official return debut against Lao Toyota FC in the 2015 AFC Cup on 11 March 2015, coming into play as a substitute at half-time. They won the match by 2–1. On 20 April, Rilwan was sent-off in the first league game of the season against Victory, where they won by 3–1, after the foul he committed to Ahmed Ziyan. He was later suspended for two league games with a fine of MVR 4000 regarding the incident. On 8 July 2015, during his first game after returning from suspension, Rilwan conceded a penalty for a handball against Valencia, but won the game by 3–1. Rilwan scored his first New Radiant goal, on 16 July against Club Eagles, taking the lead in the fourth minute but ending the match with a 1–1 draw. On 26 September, Rilwan scored the opening goal again, against Club Eagles but this time in the President's Cup semi-finals. They ended the match with a 2–1 win, advancing to the President's Cup final. Rilwan scored his second league goal against Maziya on 20 October, where he cored the only goal of the match, collecting Mohamed Rasheed's long through ball inside the penalty box and volleyed it over goalkeeper Pavel Matyash.
On 23 February, Rilwan scored in the season debut against Balestier Khalsa in the 2016 AFC Cup group stage match. He came into play as a substitute in the 69th minute and scored in the dying second of the game to level the score 2–2.
Rilwan was preceded as the captain of the Maldives national under-23 football team till the mid-2012 but later his captaincy was succeeded by Hassan Adhuham in the 2012 Rajapaksa International Trophy and he was given the vice-captaincy of the team. Rilwan scored the opening goal from a free kick and supplied a good long through ball to Asadhulla who curled in to the goal to score the second, in the 2012 Rajapaksa International Trophy Final against Pakistan to win Maldives national under-23 football team's first ever gold medal.
2012 AFC Challenge Cup was his first major tournament with the senior team and he played all the matches as a right back at 2012 AFC Challenge Cup for the Maldives. Their first goal of the tournament came with a header from a cross by Rilwan in to the penalty area of Turkmenistan. After the great performance in the tournament, he was one of the most hopeful young players in the Maldives, and also included in the Haveeru Sports Awards' best 5 players of 2012 AFC Challenge Cup. He is the only Maldivian player nominated for the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup's best Under-21 player Award.
Despite being with minor injuries, national coach István Urbányi decided to include Rilwan in the 20 men squad for the 2013 SAFF Championship. He only featured in the game against Bhutan in the group stage match where they won 8–2, replacing Shafiu Ahmed for the final 10 minutes.
- As of match played 18 May 2016
|Season||Club||Division||League||FA Cup||President's Cup||Charity Shield||Others||Asia||Total|
|2013||New Radiant||Dhivehi League||17||0||1||2||0||0||2||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||7||0||1||29||0||2|
|New Radiant total||17||0||1||2||0||0||2||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||7||0||1||29||0||2|
|2015||New Radiant||Premier League||9||2||3||–||5||1||1||1||0||0||33||0||0||5||0||0||23||3||4|
|New Radiant total||12||2||3||0||0||0||5||1||1||2||0||0||3||0||0||11||1||0||33||4||4|
- Scores and results list Maldives U–23's goal tally first.
|1.||9 November 2012||Jayathilake Sports Complex, Sri Lanka||Pakistan||0–1||1–2||2012 M. Rajapaksa Int'l Trophy Final|
Awards and honours
- Dhivehi League (1): 2008
- President's Cup (1): 2008
- FA Charity Shield (1): 2009
- Maldives Cup Winners' Cup (1): 2007
- Victory Youth
- New Radiant
- FA Charity Shield (1): 2013
- Dhivehi League (1): 2013
- Dhivehi Premier League (1): 2015
- Maldives FA Cup (1): 2013
- President's Cup (1): 2013
- Maldives Under–23
- "Riley: National team's new young vein" (in Divehi). Haveeru Online. March 22, 2012. Retrieved April 20, 2012.
- "Victory S.C 3-4 Al Tilal". maldivesoccer. February 18, 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
- "Victory knocked out of AFC Cup". maldivesoccer. February 18, 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
- "New Radiant agrees with five players". maldivesoccer. October 24, 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
- "New Radiant wins curtain raiser". maldivesoccer. February 22, 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
- Blues terminate contract with Riley. maldivesoccer. January 14, 2014
- Rilwan returns to Blues Maldivesoccer. December 18, 2014
- Rilwan suspended for two games Maldivesoccer. May 19, 2015
- Blues increase the gap Maldivesoccer. July 09, 2015
- Points shared. Maldivesoccer, July 17, 2015
- Blues into the final. Maldivesoccer. September 26, 2015
- Blues back to top Maldivesoccer. October 20, 2015
- Hockey as Captain, Riley and Niya as vice captains of New Radiant. Maldivesoccer. February 22, 2016
- AFC Cup 2016: New Radiant 2-2 Balestier Khalsa Maldivesoccer. February 23, 2016
- "Maldives U 23 win Rajapaksa tournament". maldivesoccer. December 9, 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
- "Thailand beats Maldives". maldivesoccer. February 24, 2012. Retrieved April 20, 2012.
- "Best 5 players of 2012 AFC Challenge Cup" (in Divehi). Haveeru Online. March 18, 2012. Retrieved April 20, 2012.
- Urbanyi selects his final squad for SAFF C'ship. Maldivesoccer. August 30, 2013
- "Rilwan Waheed Statistics". maldivesoccer.com. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- "Maldives U 23 win Rajapaksa tournament". maldivesoccer. 9 December 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
- "Haveeru Sports Awards 2012". maldivesoccer. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013.