|Full name||Nadi Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya|
|Ground||Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya Stadium|
|Chairman||Anwar Hamad Ameen|
|League||Iraqi Premier League|
Air Force Sports Club or Nadi Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya Al-Riyadhi (Arabic: نادي القوة الجوية الرياضي) is a football club based in Rusafa District, Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Jawiya is one of the biggest and most successful club in Iraq. It has won 5 Premier Leagues titles as well as 7 FA Cups. It has also participated several times in the AFC competitions.
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya is Arabic for "Air Force". It was the first club to be found in Iraq on July 4th, 1931. It was founded under the name of "Gipsy Moth," by a group of Iraqi flight policemen from the Hinaidi RAF Base. Al-Jawiya played its first match one day after it was founded, on July 5th against another military team from the Habbaniya RAF Base (50 miles west of Baghdad). Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya renamed its club to Al-Tayaran (Airlines) in 1974 and decided to revert to back Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya in 1991.
Al-Jawiya's stadium is located in Baghdad, next to Falastin Street. It has a capacity of 10,000. However, the stadium is too small while it lacks all main facilities.
Al-Jawiya has a large fanbase throughout Iraq, most fans are based in Baghdad though. The supporters call themselves Al-Soqoor, which means the hawks. This is also the nickname of the club. The fans are very loyal to the club, however, the stadium is not always filled. The main reasons for this is that the stadium lacks all regular facilities, like proper seats and a roof to protect the supporters from the burning sun during the period of April to October. Also, many games are played during the day on work days which prevents many supporters to visit the matches. The security in Baghdad (Iraq in general) hasn't helped to engourage the supporters either.
Ultras Blue Hawks
As of 2012, Ultras Blue Hawks was founded by a group of fanatics. The Ultras has now grown to a big firm of a few thousand. They are the ones that create a good atmosphere during the game.
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Current technical staff
|Coach||Hussam Al Sayed|
|Assistant coach||Rafah Al-Kahlil|
|Goalkeeping coach||Hashem Khamees|
|Club doctor||Khalib Abbas|
- 1961-62, 1963-64, 1972-73 (as League of the Institutes of Baghdad), 1973-74 (as League of the Institutes of Iraq)
- Iraqi Premier League: (5)
- 1974-75,1989-1990, 1991-92, 1996-97, 2004-05
- Iraq FA Cup: (7)
- 1963, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1992, 1997
AFC Champions League
AFC Cup Winners Cup
- The following players have played in the FIFA Confederations Cup whilst playing for Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya :
- 2009 - Muayad Khalid
Iraqi Clasico ..
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya vs Al-Zawraa
Notable former managers
- Kadhim Abadi
- Shawqi Aboud
- Abdelilah Mohammed (1971–74)
- Vojo Gardašević (1980–81)
- Amer Jamil
- Adil Yousef
- Ayoub Odisho (1996–97), (2012–)