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The Best Soccer Players from Iraq

Updated June 14, 2019 5.1k votes 572 voters 28.0k views211 items

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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    Younis Mahmoud Khalaf (Arabic: يونس محمود خلف‎; born 3 February 1983 in Dibis, Kirkuk, Iraq), is an Iraqi former professional footballer who played as a striker for the Iraq national football team...  more
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    Ammo Baba

    Forward
    Emmanuel Baba Dawud better known as Ammo Baba (Arabic: عمو بابا, Syriac: ܥܡܘ ܒܒܐ‎) (born 27 November 1934 – 27 May 2009), was an Iraqi football player and coach of the Iraq national football team....  more
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    Basil Gorgis

    Midfielder
    Basil Gewargis Hanna or Basil Korkis (Arabic: باسل كوركيس ‎) (born 8 January, 1961) is a former Iraqi international football player. Despite having a short career, he is considered to be one of...  more
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    Nashat Akram

    Midfielder
    Nashat Akram Abid Ali Al-Eissa (Arabic: نشأت أكرم عبد علي العيسى‎), born 12 September 1984 in Al Hillah, Babylon, Iraq is an former Iraqi professional footballer. Popularly dubbed "The Maestro" and...  more
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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 League....  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 Çaykur Rizespor...  more
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    Hussein Saeed Mohammed Al-Ubaidi (Arabic: حسين سعيد محمد العبيدي‎ , born 21 January 1958) is a retired Iraqi footballer who played as a forward for the Iraqi Premier League club Al-Talaba and the...  more
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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....  more
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    Ahmed Radhi Amaiesh Al-Salehi (Arabic: أحمد راضي هميش الصالحي‎, born 21 March 1964) is a former Iraqi footballer who played as a forward. Widely regarded as Iraq's best player of all-time, Radhi...  more
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    Razzaq Farhan Mussa (Arabic: رزاق فرحان موسى‎; born 1 July 1977 in Iraq) is an Iraqi footballer and Olympic athlete.Razzaq Farhan is an instinctive goalscorer, whose speed in thought and deed makes...  more
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    Ali Abbas Al-Hilfi

    Ali Abbas (Arabic: علي عباس مشيهد الحلفي‎ , born 30 August 1986) is an Iraqi footballer who last played for the Wellington Phoenix in the A-League and the Iraq national team....  more
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    Noor Sabri

    Goalkeeper
    Noor Sabri Abbas Hasan Al-Bairawi (Arabic: نور صبري عباس حسن البيراوي‎), simply known as Noor Sabri (born 18 June 1984 in Buhriz, Iraq) is an Iraqi football goalkeeper. He last played for Saudi club...  more
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    Adnan Dirjal

    Adnan Dirjal (Arabic: عدنان درجال مطر‎; born 26 January 1960 in Baghdad) is an Iraqi former footballer and national team coach, one of Iraq's most prominent national team captains, who played as a...  more
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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....  more
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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....  more
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    Jaouad Zairi

    Midfielder
    Jaouad Zairi (Arabic: جواد الزايري‎; born 17 April 1982) is a Moroccan footballer who last played for Football League club Zakynthos....  more
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    Saad Attiya

    Defender
    Saad Attiya (Arabic: سعد عطية حافظ, born February 26, 1987 in Iraq) is a former Iraqi football (soccer) defender. ...  more
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    Alaa Ahmad

    Midfielder
    Alaa Ahmed (Arabic: علاء أحمد‎) , (born in January 1, 1952 in Basra), is an Iraqi former footballer, he played as a Midfielder and spent the majority of his career with Al-Minaa club....  more
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    Bassim Abbas

    Defender
    Bassim Abbas Gatea Al-Ogaili (Arabic: باسم عباس كاطع العجيلي‎; born 1 July 1982) is an Iraqi former professional footballer who last played for Al-Shorta....  more
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    Salih Sadir

    Playmaker, Forward
    Salih Sadir Salih Al-Sadoun (Arabic: صالح سدير صالح السعدون‎ , born 21 August 1981) is an Iraqi Playmaker. He currently plays for Naft Al-Wasat. Previously, Sadir played with Rah Ahan and Paykan in...  more
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    Ammar Ali Al-Azzawi

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    Hussein Alaa Hussein

    Defender
    Hussein Alaa Hussein (Arabic: حسين علاء حسين, born August 4, 1987 in Baghdad, Iraq) is an Iraqi football player. He played with clubs in Asia and Africa. Hussein usually plays in the defender...  more
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    Hawar Mulla Mohammed

    Defender, Midfielder
    Hawar Mulla Mohammed Taher Zebari (Kurdish: هەوار مەلا محەمەد تاهر زێبارى‎, Arabic: هوار ملا محمد طاهر زيباري‎, born 1 June 1981 in Mosul, Iraq) is a retired Iraqi-kurdish footballer. He played as a...  more
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    Ahmad Mnajed

    Forward, Midfielder
    Ahmad Mnajed Abbas (Arabic: أحمد مناجد‎) (born December 13, 1981) is a former Iraqi footballer. He last played for Sulaymaniya FC in Iraq and the Iraq national football team. He usually played the...  more
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    Ibrahim Salim Saad

    Ibrahim Salim Saad (born 1972) is an Iraqi international football goalkeeper. ...  more
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