Soccer The Best Soccer Players from Iraq  

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List of the best soccer players from Iraq. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Iraq, along with photos when available. This list of best Iraqi soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Iraqi soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

This is a list that features players like Jassim Mohammed Ghulam and Ahmad Fadhel.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Iraqi footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Iraqi soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Iraq in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Iraqi soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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Forward Emmanuel Baba Dawud better known as Ammo Baba, was a former Iraqi and ethnic Assyrian Christian international football player and coach of the Iraq national football team. He scored the first ...more

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Forward Younis Mahmoud Khalaf; born 3 February 1983 in Al-Dibs, Kirkuk, Iraq is an Iraqi football player who plays as a striker for the Iraq national football team. Currently, Mahmoud plays for Iraqi ...more

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Midfielder Nashat Akram Abid Ali Al-Eissa is an Iraqi former professional footballer who last played for Erbil. He was an Iraqi international. He usually played as a Playmaker or as an attacking midfielder ...more

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Goalkeeper Noor Sabri Abbas Hasan Al-Bairawi, simply known as Noor Sabri is an Iraqi football goalkeeper. He is currently playing for Naft Al-Wasat in Iraq.

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Defender, Midfielder Hawar Mulla Mohammed Taher Zebari is an Iraqi Kurdish football player, who plays as Winger and Wingback positions for Arbil in Iraq. Hawar was known to be one of the best players in Iraqi ...more

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Ali Adnan Kadhim Ali Adnan Kadhim Nassir Al-Tameemi, born December 19, 1993 in Hayy Qahira in Adhamiyah, Baghdad, Iraq, simply known as Ali Adnan, is an Iraqi footballer who plays as a Left back for ...more

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Forward Ahmed Radhi Hmaiesh Al-Salehi is a former Iraqi football player and a current politician. Widely regarded as Iraq's best player of all-time, Radhi scored the only Iraqi goal in the 1986 FIFA ...more

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Forward Hussein Saeed Mohammed is a former Iraqi footballer who played as a forward for the Iraqi Premier League club Al Talaba and the Iraqi national team. Saeed is in the 14th place in the list of top ...more

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Adnan Dirjal Adnan Dirjal is an Iraqi former footballer and national team coach, one of Iraq's most prominent national team captains.

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Defender Bassim Abbas Gatea Al-Ogaili simply known as Bassim Abbas, is an Iraqi professional footballer. He currently plays as a defender for Baghdad football club in Iraq and the Iraq national football

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Forward, Midfielder Emad Mohammed Ridha is a coach and former Iraqi football striker. He has taken over coaching the last team he played for Al-Zawraa in September 2014 for the upcoming season.

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Midfielder Basil Gewargis Hanna or Basil Korkis is a former Iraqi Assyrian international football player. Despite having a short career, he is considered to be one of the best players of all time in Iraq, ...more

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Defender, Midfielder Mahdi Karim Ajeel is an Iraqi footballer. He currently plays as a winger for Al-Shorta in Iraq and the Iraq national football team.

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Yaser Kasim Midfielder Yaser Safa Qasim Al-Qadefaje, born 10 May 1991 in Baghdad, Iraq is an Iraqi footballer who plays as midfielder for Swindon Town in the English League One.

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Midfielder Qusay Muneer Abboodi Al-Hussein is an Iraqi footballer who is a midfielder for Al-Shorta in Iraqi Premier League and the Iraq national football team. Munir, the defensive midfielder of the Iraqi ...more

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Ali Rehema Defender, Midfielder Ali Hussein Irhaima is an Iraqi football player.

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Forward Razzaq Farhan Mussa is an Iraqi footballer and Olympic athlete. Razzaq Farhan is an instinctive goalscorer, whose speed in thought and deed makes up for his size and power. The Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya ...more

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Ali Abbas Al-Hilfi Ali Abbas is an Iraqi Australian footballer who plays for Sydney FC in the A-League and the Iraq national team.

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Karrar Jassim Midfielder Karrar Jassim Mohammed Al-Mahmoudi is an Iraqi football midfielder who is currently plays for Esteghlal. He also plays for the Iraq national football team.

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Humam Tariq Winger, Midfielder Humam Tariq Faraj Naoush, born on 10 February 1996 in Baghdad, Iraq. Is an Iraqi footballer who plays as an Attacking Midfielder for Al Dhafra SCC.

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Dhurgham Ismail Defender Dhurgham Ismail Dawoud Al-Quraishi, born May 23, 1994 in Amarah, Maysan, Iraq is an Iraqi footballer who plays as a left full back and sometimes as left winger for Al-Shorta in Iraq Premier

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Khalil Allawi Defender Khalil Mohammed Allawi is an Iraqi football defender who played for Iraq in the 1986 FIFA World Cup. He also played for Al-Rasheed Club.

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Basim Qasim Midfielder Basim Qasim Hamdan is an Iraqi football midfielder who played for Iraq in the 1986 FIFA World Cup. He also played for Al-Shorta and is the current manager of Sulaymaniyah FC. He managed Duhok to ...more

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Ammar Ali Al-Azzawi

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Alaa Abdul-Zahra Forward, Midfielder Alaa Abdul-Zahra Khashen Al-Azzawi is an Iraqi football player who currently plays for Al-Shorta. He is also a member of Iraq national football team. His nickname is Kaka of Iraq or Iraqi Kaka.

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Samir Shaker Defender Samir Shaker Mahmoud is an Iraqi football defender who played for Iraq in the 1986 FIFA World Cup. He also played for Al-Rasheed Club.

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Shwan Jalal Goalkeeper Shwan Saman Jalal is a professional footballer who currently plays for Northampton Town as a goalkeeper He played for the England C team from 2005 to 2006.

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Jassim Mohammed Haji Defender Jassim Mohammed Haji is an Iraqi footballer of Kurdish ethnicity. He currently plays as a defender for Duhok FC. He is a member of the Iraq national football team. He is also the vice-captain of ...more

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Midfielder Jaouad Zairi is a Moroccan footballer currently playing for Monts d'Or Azergues Foot in the Championnat de France amateur.

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Defender Saad Attiya Hafidh is an Iraqi football defender playing for the Al-Mina'a football club in Iraq.

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Alaa Ahmad Midfielder Alaa Ahmed is a former Iraqi footballer. He was born in Basra, Iraq in 1952 and played football in school teams before he represented Al Basra's team in 1971, at the age of 19. Alaa started his ...more

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Goalkeeper Oday Talib is an Iraqi Goalkeeper who plays for Duhok FC in Iraq.

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Hussein Alaa Hussein Defender Hussein Alaa Hussein is an Iraqi football player. He played with clubs in Asia and Africa. Hussein usually plays in the defender position.

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Haitham Kadhim Midfielder Haitham Kadhim Tahir is an Iraqi football midfielder playing for the Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya football club in Iraq.

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Ibrahim Salim Saad Ibrahim Salim Saad is an Iraqi international football goalkeeper.

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Playmaker, Forward, Midfielder Salih Sadir Salih Al-Sadoun is an Iraqi midfielder. He currently plays for Zakho. Previously, Sadir played with Rah Ahan F.C. in the Iran Pro League on loan. He also plays for the Iraq national ...more

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Forward, Midfielder Ahmad Mnajed Abbas is an Iraqi footballer. He currently plays for Sulaymaniya FC in Iraq and the Iraq national football team. He usually plays the Second striker position.

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Moshe Agami Forward Moshe Agami is a former Israeli professional football player who is best known for his time with Maccabi Haifa, when he led the club to a 4-1 victory over city rivals, Hapoel, while the majority ...more

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Ali Mansour Alwan

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Defender Haidar Abdul-Amir Hussain is an Iraqi football defender playing for the Al-Zawraa football club in Iraq, and known as one of the calmest players in Iraq.

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Midfielder Abdul-Wahab Abu Al-Hail Labid is an coach and former Iraqi football midfielder. He has took over coaching the last team he played for Al-Talaba in September 2013 for the upcoming season.

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Ahmad Jassim Ahmad Jassim Mohammed is an Iraqi football goalkeeper who played for Iraq in the 1986 FIFA World Cup. He also played for Al-Rasheed Club. Ahmad Jassim started his career with Al-Zawraa and ...more

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David Cox Forward, Midfielder David Cox is a Scottish footballer, playing as a forward for Peterhead in Scottish League One. He has previously played for Kilmarnock, Montrose, Annan Athletic and Alloa Athletic.

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Falah Hassan is a former Iraqi international football player. Early life Falah Hassan was born in 1951 in the village of Mimouna, in a district of Qalat Salih. His father was a farmer and after ...more

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Osama Rashid Midfielder Osama Jabbar Shafeeq Rashid, born 17 January 1992 in Kirkuk, Iraq is an Iraqi Dutch professional footballer who currently plays for Alphense Boys in the Dutch Eerste Klasse, and Iraq national ...more

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Osama Hussien Ali

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Ismail Mohammed Ismail Mohammed was Iraq’s first national team coach who led the team at the 2nd Pan Arab Games in Beirut in 1957.

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Wathiq Naji Wathiq Naji is an Iraqi football manager, who took the team to the 1986 edition of the FIFA World Cup, their first and only appearance in the competition.

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Ahmad Abdul-Jabar Ahmad Abdul-Jabar is an Iraqi football player who currently plays for Baghdad FC in Iraq and Iraq national football team player. Ahmed, known as Al-Alemane by his team-mates, due to his fair ...more