Adnan Hamad

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Adnan Hamad
Personal information
Full name Adnan Hamad Majid Al-Abbassi
Date of birth (1961-02-01) February 1, 1961 (age 53)
Place of birth Samarra, Iraq
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1982 Samaraa
1982–1983 Salahaddin
1984–1988 Al-Zawraa
1988–1989 Al-Talaba
1989–1990 Al-Tayaran
1990–1992 Al-Zawraa
1992–1994 Samaraa
National team
1982–1986 Iraq 17 (6)
Teams managed
1994–1996 Al-Zawraa (youth)
1996-1998 Al-Zawraa
1997–1998 Iraq U-20
1998–1999 Dubai
1999–2001 Al-Zawraa
2000 Iraq
2000–2001 Iraq U-20
2001 Iraq
2001–2002 Al-Zawraa
2002 Iraq
2003 Al-Zawraa
2003–2004 Iraq U-23
2004 Iraq
2005–2006 Al-Ansar
2006–2008 Al-Faisaly
2008 Iraq
2009–2013 Jordan
2014 Bani Yas
2014 Bahrain
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Adnan Hamad Majid Al-Abbassi (born February 1, 1961), is an Iraqi football manager and former player. He was last working as manager of Bahrain.

Career[edit]

Playing career[edit]

Adnan was born in Samarra, Iraq, the son of a wealthy land-owning family. Hed started his career with the Samarra in 1975 juniors at the age of 14 before. In 1982 Adnan was called up by the famous Iraq national coach Wathiq Naji to join the Salah-Al-Deen club, where he spending only one season with Salah-Al-Deen club which they won the Iraq Super League cup of the 1982-83 season.
Yugoslav coach Miodgard Stankovic known as Aba later called the young Adnan into the Iraq Under-19 team. later he moved to Baghdad and signed for Al-Zawraa. In 1984 he was called up by Ammo Baba to the Iraq national football team for the 1984 Gulf Cup. He later went onto make over 20 appearances for the national team winning the 1985 Pan-Arab Games & and 1985 Arab Cup. He also played for Al-Talaba and Al-Tayaran club teams in Iraq.

Coaching career[edit]

After being plagued by injuries during the latter parts of his career, he went into coaching and managed his home club Samarra in a player-coach role in the 1992-93 season. During this time he also managed to score 33 goals for the club. He later became the coach of Al-Zawraa and was assistant coach of the Iraq national football team to Yahya Alwan during the 1996 AFC Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

Hamad spent time in Europe studying coaching techniques before coaching abroad in the UAE with Dubai SC. He first coached the Iraq national team in February 2000 and led the team to third place at the 2000 West Asian Football Federation Championship in Amman. He was then replaced by Milan Zivadinovic only two months before the 2000 AFC Asian Cup in Lebanon.

Adnan was back as the national coach of Iraq for the second time a year later after Milan Zivadinovic was sacked. Hamad led Iraq to the second round of the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifiers before he was replaced by Croatian Rudolf Belin after two consecutive defeats to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in the opening three matches of the tournament.

His third period as coach of Iraq came in 2002 when he helped Iraq to the WAFF Championship win in Damascus with a dramatic 3-2 win over Jordan in extra-time before being replaced with the German Bernd Stange. He regained his position as coach when Bernd Stange left in 2004 a year after the 2003 invasion of Iraq by the United States.

On 7 February 2014, Hamad was appointed to coach Baniyas in the UAE Arabian Gulf League.[1]

On 6 August 2014, Hamed was appointed to coach Bahrain on a two-year contact. [2]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 16 November 2014.
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Iraq Iraq January 2000 September 2000 7 3 1 3 42.86
Iraq U-20 Iraq November 2000 June 2001 9 4 3 2 44.44
Iraq Iraq January 2001 September 2001 13 5 3 5 38.46
Iraq Iraq January 2002 September 2002 8 8 0 0 100.000
Al-Zawraa Iraq October 2002 March 2003 29 18 9 2 62.07
Iraq U-23 Iraq September 2003 April 2004 16 8 1 7 50.00
Iraq Iraq April 2004 January 2005 18 7 2 9 38.89
Al-Ansar Saudi Arabia 2005 2006 23 1 6 16 04.35
Al-Faisaly Jordan 2006 2008 100 53 30 17 53.00
Iraq Iraq March 2008 June 2008 8 2 1 5 25.00
Jordan Jordan February 2009 June 2013 68 28 19 21 41.18
Bani Yas United Arab Emirates February 2014 May 2014 10 2 1 7 20.00
Bahrain Bahrain August 2014 November 2014 6 2 3 1 33.33
Total 315 141 79 95 44.76

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Al-Zawraa

Al-Faisaly

International[edit]

Iraq U-20

Iraq

Individual[edit]

Footnotes[edit]