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Wydad Athletic Club (WAC) (Arabic: نادي الوداد الرياضي) is a Moroccan athletics club based in Casablanca, Morocco, best known for its football team.
The swimming section was the first section of the Wydad Athletic Club "WAC" to be created and this was on May 8, 1937 . The members of the first management committee of Wydad were Haj Mohamed Benjelloun (President), Maitre Mohamed Zarouk, Mohamed Ben Lahsan, Haj Mohamed Ben Mohamed Ben Lahsan Benjelloun, Ralph Botbol and Charles Benchetrit.
Other sections were created for the club as time went by, like the tennis in 1938 and football in 1939, section which Haj Tounsi alias Père Jégo created, to reach today 14 sections including Basketball, Handball, Boxing, Wrestling, Cycling, Badminton, Track and field, Waterpolo, Hockey...
Several versions circulate according to the origin of the naming of the club. In Arabic, Wydad means Love. Each historian brings his explanation. But that brought back by Ahmed Lahrizi in his book on Wydad volume 1, is the most widespread and the most plausible. According to the book, during the frequent meetings which intervened before the creation of the club, one of the founder members arrived late, the reason was that he watched the latest film of the actress and Egyptian singer legend Oum Kaltoum, whose title is "Wydad". Thus came the idea to the founders to give the name to the club. In Summer 2009 was member of the Zayton-Cup 2009 in Wattenscheid, who played against Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Al Ahly and Galatasaray.
- Botola (16)
- Champion : 16 championship 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1966, 1969, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1993 & 2006
- Runner-up : 1958, 1959, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2002
- Moroccan Cup (9)
- Winner : 1970, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1989, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2001
- Runner-up : 1957, 1958, 1961, 1964, 2003, 2004
Performance in CAF competitions
- 2007 - Second Round
- 1987: Second Round
- 1991: Quarter-Final
- 1992: Champion
- 1993: Second Round
- 1994: Second Round
- 2004 - Intermediate Round
- 2007 - Intermediate Round
- 1999 - Finalist
- 2000 - Second Round
- 2001 - Quarter-Final
- 1998 - Semi-Final
- 2002 - Champion
- 2003 - Semi-Final
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.