Al-Karkh SC

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Al-Karkh SC
نادي الكرخ
Al-Karkh SC (logo).png
Full name Al-Karkh Sport Club
نادي الكرخ الرياضي
Nickname(s) The yellow submarine
Founded 1963 as Al-Rasheed SC
Ground Al Karkh Stadium, Baghdad
Ground Capacity 6,000
President Sharar Haidar
Manager Essam Hamed
League Iraqi Premier League
2014–15 Iraqi Premier League, 9th
Website Club home page

Al-Karkh Sport Club (Arabic: نادي الكرخ الرياضي‎) is an Iraqi football club based in Karkh, Baghdad. The team was known as Al-Rasheed Sport Club until 1991. They were runners-up to Qatari club Al-Sadd SC in the 1989 Asian Champions Cup having narrowly lost on the away goals rule. In 2006, the club surprisingly got demoted from the top Iraqi league to the second division.


Al-Karkh SC was found in 1963 under the name of Al-Rasheed SC. He was one of the great Iraqi teams. The team was relegated from the Iraqi Premier League in the 2011-12 season and play in the Iraq Division 1 for the season 2012-13.[1]



Champion (3): 1987, 1988, 1989
Winner (2): 1987, 1988
Winner (1): 2012/2013
  • Al-Rasheed Cup Winners
Winner (1): 1984/1985
  • Saddam International Cup Winners
Winner (1): 1986


Runner-up (1): 1989
Champion (3): 1985, 1986, 1987

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

1986: Qualifying Stage
1988: Group Stage
1989: Finalist
1990: Group Stage

First-team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Iraq GK Yassir Abdul-Kareem
2 Iraq DF Sajjad Hussein
3 Iraq DF Amouri Eidan
4 Iraq DF Ali Abid Ali (vice-captain)
5 Iraq MF Omer Jabbar
6 Iraq MF Yassir Maher
7 Iraq MF Sajad Raad
8 Iraq FW Hesham Mohammed (Captain)
9 Iraq MF Ahmad Abdul-Jabar
10 Iraq MF Haider Eisa
11 Iraq FW Ali Abd Dhyab
12 Iraq GK Mohammed Saleh
13 Iraq FW Emad Mehsen
14 Iraq DF Ali Awad
15 Iraq DF Muhanned Rzaiej
No. Position Player
17 Iraq MF Ahmed Kamel
18 Iraq FW Abdul-Qadir Tariq
19 Iraq DF Asaad Khalaf
21 Iraq GK Ahmed Muhan
22 Iran GK Amir Abedzadeh
23 Iraq MF Ibrahim Naiem
24 Brazil MF Marcio Trombetta
25 Iraq DF Ali Nuaman
26 Iraq MF Yassir Saadi
28 Iraq DF Haider Ali
29 Iraq DF Ali Noury
30 Iraq MF Ali Sabri
33 Syria DF Moayad Ajan
35 Iraq MF Alaa Jawad

Famous Head Coaches[edit]


  1. ^ "Iraqi First Division League 2011-12". Goalzz website. Retrieved 2011. 

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