About Al Wasl F.C
AlWasl S.C. was founded in 1960 by AlZamalek Club, when a group of young men gathered at the late father Bakhit Salem AlFalasi house in Za’abeel to establish a club that brought them together to practice their athletic hobbies, then they decided to rent a small house after the big increase of the club members, which they had to pay 10dhs per member to support the club’s budget.
In 1962 AlZamalek moved afterword’s to Sheikha Medea Bint Sultan house under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Rashid AL Maktoum and Sheikh Butti Bin Maktoum AL Maktoum, A member of the team has kindly requested H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Rashid AL Maktoum to be the president of the club at the time and his highness was pleased to welcome the idea and participated himself with the team in a couple of match’s.
First team played for AlZamalek (AlWasl S.C. now):
Bakhit Salem, Mohammed Abdelkarim, Ibrahim Mubarak, Abdelkarim Mubarak, Aziz Hassan, Ghanem Fares, Khamis Salem, Saif Fares, Saeed Salem, Abdullah Saif, Salem Ahmed and Sheikh Butti Bin Maktoum AL Maktoum.
And the story of our club began to shine in gold in the history of football, where we won our first championship in 1966 after defeating AlShabaab in the final match of Canada Dry Company Cup.
In 1972 H.H. Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed AL Maktoum, vice president of U.A.E. and ruler of Dubai has privileged AlWasl by building the 1st headquarters of the club in Za’abeel.
In 1974 AlShula and AlOrouba clubs was merged together to join AlZamalek, under the name of AlWasl S.C., which is the old name of Dubai, following a successive performance in the 80’s and 90’s that brought us titles and unbeaten records for the club.
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid AL Maktoum
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum joined the Zamalek team and played in the defense line. During this period, the team gained an advanced position, as the team beat Al-Nasr 2-1 and Al-Wahda 3-1, then the English countryside 3-2 and the Ras Al-Khaimah team. 6-1 After that, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum left for Britain to continue his university studies
Club of The Century
In 2010, the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) awarded AlWasl club, the club of the century title in U.A.E. for the 20th century in recognition of the successful history of achievements, that led us to the club of the century title, which was clinching the league title for Six Times and maintaining to be either champions or runner - up’s for 11 consecutive seasons. Achieving the bronze medal in the AFC Champions League after defeating Tokyo Verdy (Yomiuri FC previously) 4-3 back in 1993.
AlWasl S.C. Titles
League Title: 7 times champions – 8 times runner ups.
President’s Cup: 2 times champions – 8 times runner ups.
Federation Cup: 1-time champions.
GCC Champions League: 1-time champions – 3 times runner ups.
AlWasl S.C. is the only team that participated in all seasons of the league championship since it began in 1974 and the most team played match’s in the league so far. AlWasl has the longest consecutive match wins in the league history by 12 match’s wins in 1988 season and staying unbeaten for 26 consecutive match’s in the league history.
Over the five decades, AlWasl S.C. is the only team to have won 4 league titles in one decade 80’s, AlWasl S.C. is the only team won the league title with 16 participating teams.
AlWasl S.C. maintained staying in the forefront of the league for 11 consecutive seasons either champions or runner-up’s, a record that no team in U.A.E. has approached, AlWasl is the first Emirati team to achieve an advanced position at the Asian level, managed to get the 3rd place in the AFC Champions league 1993 season, achieving the first Asian football medal representing the U.A.E.
AlWasl S.C. has the biggest victory match in the history of the league against Ras AlKhaimah by defeating them 10 – 1, AlWasl also have the the biggest victory match in the AFC Champions league 1993 season by defeating Wohaib F.C. 10 - 0.
Fahd Khamis, the club and national team star, is the top scorer in the league history with 165 goals, and he was awarded the Arab region top scorer title in 1983/1984 and the top scorer of the GCC Cup in Bahrain 1986.
Zuhair Bakhit, the club and national team star, is the 1st player in the league history to break the 20 goals barrier at the age of 17 in 1987/1988 season by scoring 25 goals taking the Arab region top scorer title and awarded the Arab MVP title and he was the top scorer of the GCC Cup in KSA 1988.
Nassir Khamis, the club and national team star was awarded the GCC Cup MVP title in Kuwait 1990.
Salem Rabee, the club star, was the top scorer of the AFC Champions League in 1993.Abdullah Essa, the club star, toke the AFC best defender award in 1997.
AlWasl won the most scoring goals team title for seven times in a row and it is the most team who won this title in the league history.
AlWasl S.C. Top five scorer in history
- Fahad Khamis: 165 Goals
- Fabio de Lima: 102 Goals
- Zuhair Bakhit: 83 Goals
- Nassir Khamis: 78 Goals
- Farhad Majidi: 68 Goals