Assyrian legends of Iraqi football: Khoshaba Lawo


KHOSHABA LAWO (b.1939-d.2000)

Khoshaba Lawo Kanon was a great soccer player who started his athletic career with the Assyrian Sports Club team in 1955. He played for the Public Transport Services from 1956 to 1958, and for the Iraqi Air Force from 1958 to 1960.

He went onto have a second spell at the Public Transport team and retired playing for the Fifth Division.

Khoshaba Lawo became a celebrity in Iraq when his star twinkled in 1957 as a member of the Iraqi national team.

He played alongside other famous Iraqi players such as the late Ammo Samson, Abbas Hamadi, Jabar Rashak, Husham Ata Ajaj, Jamil Abbas, Gilbert Sami, Ammo Baba, Youra Eshaya and Edison Eshay.

He was known to be very traditional player, with solid structure and beautiful physical coordination. He was considered to be the youngest player in the Pan Arab Games tournament in which Iraqi team participated and which was held in Beirut in 1957.

His fans will never forget this great player and his great accomplishments that he achieved.

Number of games played against foreign teams: 65



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