Hakim Shaker at TEDxBaghdad

Motivational speaker Hakim Shaker

Formerly an Iraqi football player in the 1980s, Hakim Shaker went on to become the first and only Iraqi coach to manage three Iraqi national teams at the same time: the Iraq Senior team, Olympic team, and Youth team (Not actually true Dr Yuri Ilichev managed 4 Iraqi teams in 1969, Baghdad Youth XI, the precursor to the Iraqi youth side, the Iraqi army side, the Olympic side and the Iraqi national side). On the 18th of September 2013, Hakim was selected for the honorary title, the first ‘Man of Peace in Iraq’ on the World Day of Peace for all his work in creating unity among Iraqis through successful national football teams.


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