Al-Mina'a SC

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Al-Mina'a SC
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Full name Al-Mina'a Sport club
Nickname(s) Al Saffana السفانه
Founded 1931; 83 years ago (1931)
Ground Al Mina'a Stadium
Ground Capacity 30,000
Chairman Omran Radhi Thani
Manager Asa'ad Abdul Razzaq
League Iraqi Premier League
2013–14 11th
Website Club home page
Current season

Al-Mina'a Sport Club (Arabic: نادي الميناء الرياضي‎, transliterated: Port Sport Club) is an Iraqi football club based in Al-Ma'aqal District, Basra. The 1st team from outside Baghdad to win the Iraqi Premier League in 1978.

Founded in 22 November 1931 by General Company for Ports of Iraq, Al-Maqal Port.

Al-Mina'a SC is by far the most successful club in South of Iraq. The team was established in 1931 in Basra. The team quickly gained popularity and recognition throughout the country.

Stadium[edit]

The Al-Mina'a Stadium is a football stadium in Basra, Iraq. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Al Minaa. The stadium holds 10,000 people.

New Al-Minaa Stadium is a purpose built football stadium being constructed in Basra, southern Iraq. Once completed it will have the capacity to hold 30,000 people and become the new home of the basra club. The stadium is protracted to open sometime in the 2014.

Board members[edit]

President Iraq Omran Radhi Thani
Vice President Iraq Jalil Hannoon
Amanuensis Iraq Mohammad Jaber Hassan
Board of Directors Member Iraq Naji Abdulla Hassan Al Mosawi
Board of Directors Member Iraq Nazar Taha Humood
Board of Directors Member Iraq Nabeel Abdul Ameer Jamil
Board of Directors Member Iraq Ali Fadhel Hassn
Board of Directors Member Iraq Karim Jasim Hassan

Last updated: 11 December 2012
Source: Al-Mina'a SC

Most prominent players[edit]

Golden generation for Al-Mina'a SC : Champion for Iraqi Premier League in 1978

The most prominent players who have played for Iraq national football team

No. Player until
1 Sabih Abed Ali 1969
2 Ali Abdul Zahra'a 1977
3 Ahmed Al Diwan 1978
4 Jalil Hannoon 1980
5 Adel Khudhair 1980
6 Ala'a Ahmed 1980
7 Hadi Ahmed 1980
8 Hamza Qasim
9 Shaker Ismael
10 Karim Allawi

Current squad[edit]

Current squad for Al-Mina'a SC (2013-2014)

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

No. Position Player
2 Iraq DF Hamza Adnan
3 Iraq MF Safaa Smari
4 Iraq DF Jasim Faisal
5 Iraq MF Ahmed Muhsen Abo Kuraisha
6 Iraq MF Omar Ala'a Ahmed (Captain)
7 Iraq FW Mohammed Jabbar Shwkan
8 Iraq MF Ali Hosni
10 Iraq FW Basim Ali
11 Iraq MF Naif Falah
14 Iraq MF Ali Qasim
15 Yemen DF Ahmed Sadeq Al Khamri
18 Iraq MF Hassan Humood
No. Position Player
19 Iraq FW Husain Ali Wahed
20 Iraq GK Karrar Ibrahim
21 Iraq GK Amjad Raheem
23 Iraq MF Mohammed Jabbar Rubat
26 Iraq DF Mohammed Abdul Kareem
27 Iraq MF Hussain Abdul Wahed
29 Burkina Faso FW Saidou Sandaogo
30 Syria MF Hamid Mido
31 Iraq DF Husain Falah
33 Iraq DF Anas Jasim
35 Iraq DF Abdullah Muhsen

Current technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Coach Iraq Asa'ad Abdul Razzaq
Assistant coach Iraq Ihsan Hadi
Iraq Ahmad Raheem
Iraq Ali Lafta
Goalkeeping coach Iraq Aqeel Abdul Muhsen
Club doctor Iraq Faris Abdullah

Managerial history[edit]

* Served as caretaker coach.

Honours[edit]

1978
Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 Al-Minaa 13 8 5 0 27 10 21
2 Al-Zawraa 13 9 1 3 31 9 19
3 Al-Sinaa 13 8 3 2 18 7 19
4 Al-Jaish 13 9 0 4 16 12 18
5 Al-Amana 13 7 3 3 14 6 17
6 Al-Shurta 13 5 7 1 11 5 17
7 Al-Tayaran 13 5 4 4 19 11 14
8 Jamia FC 13 4 6 3 8 10 14
9 Iktisad 13 3 4 6 11 17 10
10 Thawra FC 13 3 4 6 9 16 10
11 Salahaddin FC 13 2 5 6 10 15 9
12 Ittihad (Basra) 13 3 3 7 11 17 9
13 Hila FC 13 1 2 10 4 29 4
14 Babil FC 13 0 1 12 3 28 1

International Performances[edit]

AFC Champions League[edit]

  • 2006: Group stage
Al-Minaa Statistics
Team GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
Iraq Al-Minaa
6
0
2
4
6
11
-5
2
Al-Minaa Results
Season Team 1 Results Team 2 Venue
2006
Iraq Al-Minaa
0-1
Uzbekistan Mash'al Mubarek Kuwait City, Kuwait
2006
Iraq Al-Minaa
1-3
Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal Riyadh, KSA
2006
Iraq Al-Minaa
1-2
United Arab Emirates Al-Ain Abu Dhabi, UAE
2006
Iraq Al-Minaa
1-2
United Arab Emirates Al-Ain Kuwait City, Kuwait
2006
Iraq Al-Minaa
2-2
Uzbekistan Mash'al Mubarek Qarshi, Uzbekistan
2006
Iraq Al-Minaa
1-1
Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal Kuwait City, Kuwait

Individual Honours[edit]

World Military Cup 1977

The following players have played in the World Military Cup in Syria whilst playing for Al-Mina'a SC ( Iraq military national football team is Champion ):


Pestabola Merdeka 1977

The following players have played in the Pestabola Merdeka whilst playing for Al-Mina'a SC ( Iraq national football team is Runner-up):


The 5th Gulf Cup of Nations 1979

The following players have played in The 5th Gulf Cup of Nations whilst playing for Al-Mina'a SC ( Iraq national football team is Champion ):


1980 Summer Olympics

The following players have played in the the Games of the XXII Olympiad in Moscow whilst playing for Al-Mina'a SC:


The 7th Gulf Cup of Nations 1984

The following players have played in the 7th Gulf Cup of Nations whilst playing for Al-Mina'a SC ( Iraq national football team is Champion ):


2013 Gulf Cup of Nations

The following players have played in the 2013 Gulf Cup of Nations whilst playing for Al-Mina'a SC ( Iraq national football team is Runner-up):


2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup

The following players have played in the FIFA U-20 World Cup whilst playing for Al-Mina'a SC ( Iraq national under-20 football team is a 4th place):


World Military Cup 2013

The following players have played in the World Military Cup whilst playing for Al-Mina'a SC ( Iraq military national football team is Champion ):

Rivalries[edit]

Al-Minaa rival team is Naft Al-Janoob.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]