Iraq national team history: The first players from their clubs to play for Iraq


The first players from their clubs to play for Iraq:

Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya – Jalil Shihab, Abbas Hamadi, Youra Eshaya (1957)
Al-Farqa Al-Thalatha (renamed Salah-Al-Deen in 1972) – Jamil Abbas and Ammo Baba (1957)
Al-Shurta – Ali Karim (1957)*
Al-Maslaha – Mohammed Thamir, Sargis Shimshon, Zia Shaoul, Fadhil Abdul-Majeed, Hatim Dawaf (1957)
Al-Farqa Al-Thaniya – Karim Affendi (1957)
Amana Al-Asama – Tariq Mohammed Salih (1959)
Nadi Athori – Ammo Baba (1959)
Al-Farqa Al-Khamisa – Hassan Balah (1963)
Al-Minaa – Falih Hassan Wasfi (1964)
Aliyat Al-Shurta – Latif Shandel (1964)
Kuliya Al-Askariya – Ammo Baba (1965)
Quwa Al-Siyara – Riyadh Shaker (1969)
Al-Bareed – Rahim Karim (1969)
Sikak Al-Hadeed – Falih Abid Hajim (1969)
Al-Mashat – Salah Obaid (1971)
Al-Jameaa (now Al-Talaba) – Shamil Kamil (1971)**
Al-Kahraba (now Al-Sinaa) – Saadi Younis (1974)
Al-Muwasalat – Alaa Ahmed & Jalil Hanoon (1975)
Al-Baladiyat – Ara Hamparsum (1975)***
Al-Iktisad (now Al-Tijara) – Fadhil Abbas (1975)
Al-Zawraa – Jalal Abdul-Rahman, Hassani Alwan, Falah Hassan, Ali Kadhim (1975)
Al-Jaish – Adil Khudhair (1975)
Al-Shabab – Haris Mohammed & Saad Jassim (1982)
Al-Rasheed – Khalil Allawi, Kadhim Mutashar & Ahmed Radhi (1985)****
Al-Naft – Basil Fadhil (1989)
Ramadi – Khalid Mohammed Sabbar & Amer Mushraf (1995)
Al-Najaf – Haidar Najim (1997)
Defaa Al-Jawiya – Baha Kadhim (2001)
Arbil – Salah-Al-Deen Saimand (2001)
Duhok – Taiseer Abdul-Hussein (2001)
Sirwan – Safwan Abdul-Ghani (2005)
Karbala – Ali Jaber (2005)
Sulimaniya – Halgurd Mulla Mohammed (2008)
Zakho – Amir Sabah (2011)
Naft Al-Janoub – Hussam Kadhim (2011)
Al-Kahraba – Walid Salim (2012)

* Sabah Hatim was the first player to play for Iraq from Al-Shurta Sports Club in 1975.
** Hussein Saeed was the first player to play for Iraq in 1978 after the club was renamed Al-Talaba Sports Club.
*** Ahmed Subhi was the first player to play for Iraq in 1977 after the club was renamed Amana Sports Club. Al-Amir Haidar was first player to play for Iraq in 2011 after it was renamed Nadi Baghdad.
**** Sharar Haidar, Karim Salman and Saad Qais were first players to play for Iraq in 1992 after the club was renamed Al-Karkh.

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