|Full name||Al-Zawra'a Sport Club|
The Gulls (النوارس)
1972 renamed Al-Zawraa
|Ground||Al Zawraa Stadium, Baghdad, Iraq|
|League||Iraqi Premier League|
|Website||Club home page|
Al-Zawra'a Sport Club (Arabic: نادي الزوراء الرياضي) is an Iraqi football club based in Utayfia, Karkh district, West Districts of the Tigris River, Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Zawra'a is considered to be one of the best Iraqi football clubs in history, as it has won 12 national titles (most recently the 2010 – 2011 season). The team was a runner-up to the Japanese club Shimizu S-Pulse in the 2000 edition of the now defunct Asian Cup Winner's Cup.
- 1 History
- 2 Stadium
- 3 Ultras Kings
- 4 Squad
- 5 Rivalries
- 6 Famous Head Coaches
- 7 Notable former players
- 8 Honours
- 9 Performance in AFC competitions
- 10 Individual honours
- 11 See also
- 12 References
- 13 External links
- In 1937 Sikak Al-Hadeed (Railways) was founded.
- In 1969 Al-Muwasalat (Transportation) was founded.
- In 1972 Al-Muwasalat (Transportation) renamed Al-Zawraa.
- In 1974 Sikak Al-Hadeed (Railways) renamed Al-Naqil (Transport).
- In 1975 Al-Naqil (Transport) is dissolved an the club's players and coaching staff joined fellow Ministry of Transport club Al-Zawraa
- In 1975 Al-Zawra promoted to Iraqi League for the first time and win the league and cup double in first season.
The Kings Stadium (Arabic: ملعب الملوك) is a multi-use stadium in Baghdad, Iraq. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Al Zawra. The stadium holds 20,000 people and was built in 1978.
Al Shaab Stadium (Arabic: ملعب الشعب) also known as The People's Stadium, is a multi-use stadium in Baghdad, Iraq. It is used mostly for football (soccer) matches and is the home of the Iraq national football team. The stadium has seating for 45,000 fans. It was built in 1966. The opening match featured Iraq and Benfica, for whom Eusébio was playing.
Al-Zawraa fans are called Kings Al-Zawraa Ultras .
For a list of all Al-Zawraa players, see List of Al-Zawraa players
Number 8 is considered the most special number in Al-Zawra'a, It started when Falah Hassan wore this number in the 70's, Falah Hassan was famous of his dribbling skills and nicknamed as the Iraqi Fox. In the 80's another Legend wore number 8, Ahmad Radhi who won many titles with Al-Zawraa and Iraq national team such like the first AFC player in the year, Arab player of the year 88 among other titles. In the 90's Hesham Mohammed one of the best strikers in Al-Zawraa wore number 8. In the millennium Falah Hassan's nephew Haidar Sabah once wore the number eight before transferring from the club.
Al-Zawra'a rival team is Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya.
Famous Head Coaches
- Jergis Elias
- Saadi Salih
- Anwar Jassam (1978–79)
- Wathik Naji (1985)
- Falah Hassan (1986–91)
- Ammo Baba (1991–92), (1993–94), (1997–98)
- Hadi Mutnash
- Adnan Hamad (1996–98), (1999–01), (2001–02), (2003)
- Amer Jamil
- Sabah Abdul-Jalil
- Salih Radhi
- Radhi Shenaishil (2007–08)
Notable former players
- Iraqi Premier League: (12)
- 1976, 1977, 1979, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2011
- Iraq FA Cup Winners: (14)
- 1976, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000
Al-Zawra'a in the Iraqi League
Performance in AFC competitions
- AFC Champions League: 3 appearances
- AFC Cup: 2 appearances
Asian Club Championship
Asian Cup Winners Cup
- The following players have played in the FIFA Confederations Cup whilst playing for Al-Zawra'a:
- 2009 – Mohammed Gassid