The myth of Hakim Shaker


Hakim claims he won the Iraqi Cup 4 times from 1991 to 1996 while coach of Al-Jaish (The truth… Al-Jaish never won the cup in those years). He finished runner-up once in 1994-95 and the following year the club were relegated.

At Salah-Al-Deen he won the title of the horse of the league championship whatever that means (I think he means the Dark Horses for the league title) according the coach in an interview with Al-Shafaaq in 2010 – they finished 12th and he supposedly guided Samarra to their highest ever league finish (another one of his fabrications). When he was coach, Samarra finished 13th in the Iraqi league while a season earlier in the 1996-1997 season, the club finished in 7th place.

Hakim’s achievements as a coach are built purely on myths, the highest he has managed in the Iraqi league is 8th with both Al-Jaish and Defaa Al-Jawiya, while his greatest achievement was getting Defaa Al-Jawiya into the Umm Al-Maarak Cup and reaching the final of the Iraqi Cup with Al-Jaish. While the only trophy he has lifted in over 20 years of club football was when he won the Kurdistan Regional Cup (a tournament where clubs primarily use their B teams) while he managed Ararat (in the second level of the Kurdistan Regional league) in 2006. He also won the Al-Quds Tournament while at Defaa Al-Jawiya, a pre-season competition.

* ما هي الانجازات التي حققتها عندما كنت مدربا في الدوري العراقي ؟

حصلت على كأس العراق أربع مرات من عام 1991 ولغاية 1996عندما كنت مدربا لنادي الجيش ، وعندما قدت فريق صلاح الدين موسم 1996-1997 حصل الفريق على لقب حصان البطولة ومازال جمهور صلاح الدين يذكر حكيم شاكر على ما قدمه لكرتهم . وخلال قيادتي لفريق سامراء موسم 1997-1998 تمكن فريق سامراء من الحصول على المركز الثامن في الدوري لأول مرة . وبعدها قدت فريق الدفاع الجوي من عام 1998 ولغاية عام 2002 وشكل حضورا جيدا في الدوري . وفي عام 1999 تم تكليفي لقيادة منتخب الناشئين لكنني حرمت من قيادة الفريق لأسباب خاصة آنذاك ، في موسم 2002-2003 دربت فريق أربيل بعد أن كان يحيى علوان مدربا للفريق ويحتل المركز 16 وتمكنت من نقله الى المركز الخامس ولأول مرة يدخل المربع الذهبي ولم يكمل الدوري آنذاك لبدء الحرب وفي موسم 2004-2005 ، قدت فريق الاستقلال (الدفاع الجوي) في الدوري بعد عودته للممتاز ، وفي عام 2006-2007 دربت منتخب الشباب وأهلته للمرحلة الثانية لبطولة أمم آسيا . وفي عام 2007 قدت فريق ارارات إلى كأس كوردستان وكان انجازا متميزا .

http://www.shafaaq.com/sh2/index.php/component/content/article/17284-2010-05-10-06-31-45.html

بداية التدريب كانت عام 91 – 92 مع نادي الجيش ضمن الدوري الممتاز وحصل على المركز الرابع وهي اول مهمه تدربيبه محلية واستمر مع نادي الجيش لغاية موسم 96 – 95 وحصل على عده القاب وانجازات منها وصيف كاس العراق عام 94 – 95 والثالث و الرابع بالدوري الممتاز وبعدها انتقل الى نادي سامراء وحصل سامراء على المركز الثامن و للاول مره بالدوري الممتاز وكان انجاز كروي رائع يتذكره جمهور صلاح الدين. ودرب نادي الدفاع الجوي منذ 96 ولغاية 2001 وحصل معه على الانجازات وكان الفريق المميز والحصان الهصور وكانت مرحلة تدريبية مهمة

http://www.almutmar.com/index.php?id=20124748

In this interview he claims he guided Al-Jaish to fourth in the league

The truth

Al-Jaish 1991-1992 second division
Al-Jaish 1992-1993 assistant coach to Abdelilah Abdul-Hamed
Al-Jaish 1993-1994 assistant coach to Abdelilah Abdul-Hamed
Al-Jaish 1994-1995 Runners-up in Iraqi Cup, 8th in league
Al-Jaish 1995-1996 relegated 12th league with only two wins from 22 games

Salah-Al-Deen 1996-1997 12th in league, two places and four points above the relegation zone
Samarra 1997-1998 13th in league, only one place and four points above relegation
Defaa Al-Jawiya 1998-2003 Promoted to first division, 1999-2000 (11), 2000-2001 (8th), 2001-2002 (10), 2002-2003 (12th when league abandoned)
Al-Kadhimiya 2005-2006 finished 6 from 9 teams in Baghdad Group 2 and avoided relegation on goal difference however he had managed to guide the club out of the relegation as they had been rooted to the bottom of the table when he was appointed in late 2005 after picking up only two points from the first three games
In 2006 he signed a one year contract with Arbil-based Ararat Club in Division One (II) of the Kurdistan Regional League

So the question has to be asked, how was Hakim Shaker ever considered for the Iraqi job?

His main achievements have come in age group tournaments, with teams that have featured overaged players.

One thought on “The myth of Hakim Shaker

  1. Excellent investigation!

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