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WAPDA Lahore F.C.
Full nameWater & Power Development Authority Football Club
Nickname(s)The Watermen
Short nameWAP
Founded1983; 40 years ago (1983)
GroundPunjab Stadium, Lahore[1]
ChairmanMunawar Malik
ManagerTanveer Ahmed
LeaguePakistan Premier League
2021–22Pakistan Premier League, Champions

WAPDA Lahore Football Club is a professional football club of Water & Power Development Authority, based in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, that competes in the Pakistan Premier League.

WAPDA has been Pakistan champions 8 times, winning five titles in thePakistan Premier League. They won their first league title in 1983 beating Habib Bank, and repeated this in 1991.[2] In 2001, they overcame Khan Research Laboratories to win their third title, and retained their title in 2003 against Pakistan Army.[2] In 2004 in the revamped Pakistan Premier League, they became the inaugural champions when they pushed Pakistan Army into the second spot on a final day decider.[2]

Their biggest achievement came in 2007–08 when they finished the season unbeaten after defeating Pakistan Army on the final day. They are the only Pakistani club to finish the season unbeaten and earning the title of Invincibles.[2]

Since the start of the Pakistan Premier League, WAPDA have become one of the three dominant clubs in Pakistan, along with Pakistan Army and Khan Research Laboratories.

Asian competitions[edit]

WAPDA's first ever Asian competition appearance was in 1991 Asian Club Championship, where they lost 5–0 to Dhaka Mohammedan SC away, and drew 0–0 at home, thus losing 5–0 on aggregate. They represented Pakistan in the AFC President's Cup 2005, losing both of their games against Blue Star SC and Hello United and defeated Dordoi Bishkek 1–0 in their last group stage match as they were knocked-out of out the group stages. The club's next appearance in Asian competition was in 2008 AFC President's Cup, where once again they finished at bottom of their group, drawing one and losing two matches. In 2009 AFC President's Cup, WAPDA finished second in their group and qualified for semi-finals after being the best second-placed in the tournament, WAPDA faced their group-mate Regar-TadAZ in the semi-finals, WAPDA lost 4–3 at extra-time. Club's last Asian appearance was in 2011 AFC President's Cup, where they finished third in their group and were knocked out.

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

1992: Qualifying - 1st round
2005: 3° in Group Stage
2008: 4° in Group Stage
2009: Semi-finalist
2011: 3° in Group Stage

AFC President's Cup matches[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Pakistan WAPDA 12 13 3 3 7 11 15 -4

Current squad[edit]

As of 13 January 2019[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Pakistan PAK Muhammad Boota
3 DF Pakistan PAK Mohsin Ali
4 DF Pakistan PAK Saadat Hussain
5 DF Pakistan PAK Shahram Baber
6 DF Pakistan PAK Suban Naveed
7 MF Pakistan PAK Ahmed Faheem
8 MF Pakistan PAK Adeel Ali
9 MF Pakistan PAK Hassnain Abbas
10 MF Pakistan PAK Naeem Ullah
11 MF Pakistan PAK Usman Manzoor
12 MF Pakistan PAK Zubair Qadeer
13 MF Pakistan PAK Adnan Saeed
14 DF Pakistan PAK Muhammad Waqas
15 DF Pakistan PAK Muhammad Bilal
16 FW Pakistan PAK Waqar Khalid
17 DF Pakistan PAK Muhammad Asad
18 GK Pakistan PAK Bilal Khalid
19 FW Pakistan PAK Moazam Ali
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 DF Pakistan PAK Osman Muhakam
21 DF Pakistan PAK Arbab Basit
22 GK Pakistan PAK Shahid Nabi
23 DF Pakistan PAK Ashfaq Ahmed
24 GK Pakistan PAK Muzammil Hussain (captain)
26 DF Pakistan PAK Muhammad Umer Hayat
27 MF Pakistan PAK Ali Uzair
28 GK Pakistan PAK Abdul Basit
29 DF Pakistan PAK Muhammad Shahbaz
30 DF Pakistan PAK Muhammad Ahmed
31 MF Pakistan PAK Muhammad Khurram
33 FW Pakistan PAK Muhammad Waleed Ayaz
34 FW Pakistan PAK Muhammad Ali
35 FW Pakistan PAK Muhammad Ihtisham
38 DF Pakistan PAK Waseem Ullah
39 FW Pakistan PAK Muhammad Alamgir
99 FW Iraq IRQ Ahmad Hammad


WAPDA are one of the most successful club in Pakistan, in terms of trophies won. The club's first trophy was National Football League in 1983.[2] The club won most trophies in 2000s, winning the league five times.[2] Their biggest achievement in continental competition was reaching the semi-finals of AFC President's Cup 2009, where they lost to Tajik side Regar-TadAZ 4–3 on extra time.


  • Quaid-i-Azam Shield:
    • Winners (1): 1992


Manager Pakistan Muhammad Anser
Assistant manager Pakistan Imran Zafar
Assistant manager Pakistan Sharafat Ali
Head coach Pakistan Muhammad Habib
Assistant coach Pakistan Tanveer Ahmed
Assistant coach Pakistan Umer Daraz
Media officer Pakistan Muhammad Khalid Mehmood
Team manager Pakistan Munawar Ahmed Malik
Chief De Mission Pakistan Naveed Akram Cheema


  1. ^ "Football Grounds in Pakistan | Football Ground Map". Archived from the original on 2019-10-17. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Express, Tribune (13 December 2010). "WAPDA clinch Pakistan Premier League". Express Tribune. Natasha Raheel. Archived from the original on 12 July 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  3. ^ "WAPDA FC - Team Info". Global Sports Archive. Archived from the original on 2 June 2019. Retrieved 2 June 2019.

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