Wadi Degla SC

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Coordinates: 29°57′26″N 31°18′49″E / 29.95722°N 31.31361°E / 29.95722; 31.31361

Wadi Degla
Wadi Degla Logo.png
Full nameWadi Degla Sporting Club
Nickname(s)
  • Community of Champions (Egyptian Arabic: Mogtama' El Abtal, مجتمع الأبطال)
Short nameWDG
Founded2002; 17 years ago (2002)
Ground30 June Stadium
Capacity30,000
ChairmanMaged Samy
ManagerTakis Gonias
LeagueEgyptian Premier League
2017–18Egyptian Premier League, 15th
Current season

Wadi Degla Sporting Club (Classical Arabic: نادي وادي دجلة الرياضي) (Egyptian Arabic: وادي دجلة , Wadi Degla) is an Egyptian football club based in Cairo. In 2009–10, it was promoted to the Egyptian Premier League for the first time in its history.

History[edit]

In 2009–10 Egyptian Second Division, Wadi Degla made history. The team defeated El-Sekka El-Hadid 3–1 in the last week of the competition to seal promotion to the highest level of football in Egypt, Egyptian Premier League, for the first time in its history.[1][2] It took Wadi Degla only one season to promote from the second division to the premier league. This is a historical achievement that was only reached once before by Al-Mokawloon Al-Arab (a.k.a. Arab Contractors) in 1981.[1]

Satellite clubs[edit]

Wadi Degla has a large youth football academy.[3] It is a similar project to that of ASEC Mimosas. The club has a close relationship with England's Arsenal Football Club.[4]

The following clubs are affiliated with Wadi Degla:

Honours and achievements[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Cup[edit]

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 11 December 2018.

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

No. Position Player
1 Egypt GK Mohamed Abdel Monsef
2 Egypt GK Khaled Walid
30 Egypt GK Mahmoud Reda
55 Egypt GK Hussien Zekry
17 Egypt DF Amr Saleh
98 Egypt DF Bassam Waled
13 Egypt DF Elsayed Salem
4 Egypt DF Khaled Reda
44 Egypt DF Mahmoud Marie
39 Egypt DF Hady Reyad
7 Egypt DF Mohamed Adel
98 Egypt DF Bassam Walid
23 Egypt DF Mohamed Anwar
36 Egypt DF Osama Azab
19 Egypt MF Hossam Arafat
77 Egypt MF Abdel-Rahman Youssef
36 Egypt MF Ahmed Ramadan
No. Position Player
72 Egypt MF Ahmed Said
20 Egypt MF Ahmed Safi
8 Egypt MF Karim Mamdouh
97 Egypt MF Mohamed Hesham
21 Greece MF Vasilis Bouzas
32 Egypt MF Mohamed Reda
35 Egypt MF Mohamed Mahmoud
26 Egypt MF Mohamed Abdelaati
14 Egypt MF Mohamed Helal
45 Egypt MF Mahmoud Felix
77 Egypt DF Abdelrahman Youssef
9 Egypt FW Mohamed Ashraf
22 Egypt FW Ayman Adel
10 Egypt FW Dodo Elgabas
25 Egypt FW Bebo
37 Egypt FW Islam Ali
90 Senegal FW Ibrahima Ndiaye

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Maher, Hatem "Wadi Degla promoted to Premier League". Filgoal, 2010-5-12. Retrieved on 12 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Wadi Degla in 1st Division..." Wadi Degla Official Web site. Retrieved on 22 June 2010.
  3. ^ Arsenal Soccer School
  4. ^ BBC.co.uk Arsenal set up shop in Cairo
  5. ^ K.Lierse S.K. – A Belgian Football Club under Wadi Degla’s ownership
  6. ^ among us
  7. ^ "OFFICIAL: Maged Samy announced owner of Greek club". kingfut.com. 28 July 2017.

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