Baghdad Championship

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Not to be confused with Baghdad Cup.

Baghdad Championship (Previously called Umm Al Maarek Cup (Mother of All Battles Cup) was an Iraqi football cup contested by Iraqi club teams. Initiated in September 1991, following the Gulf War. Played between the top-6 sides of the league in the first edition, then between the top-8. After the attack on Iraq in spring 2003, the tournament was called Baghdad Championship (presumably since all matches are played in Baghdad). Al Shorta won it 3 times in 2000/01, 2001/02 and 2002/03 and also lost the final in 1997. The tournament is now defunct.

Statistics[edit]

Winners[edit]

as Mother of all battles Cup
Year Team 1 Result Team 2
1991 Al-Zawra 3-1 (aet) Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
1992 Al-Talaba 1-0 (aet) Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
1993 Al-Talaba 2-1 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
1994 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 0-0 (aet 4-3 pk) Al-Talaba
1995 Al-Talaba 1-0 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
1996 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 1-0 Al-Zawra
1997 Najaf 4-0 Al-Shorta
1998 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 3-0 Najaf
1999 Al-Zawra 2-0 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
2000 Al-Shorta 1-0 Al-Zawra
2001 Al-Shorta 1-0 (aet) Al-Talaba
2002 Al-Shorta 1-0 Al-Talaba
as Baghdad Championship
Year Team 1 Result Team 2
2003 Al-Zawra 1-0 (5-4 pk) Al-Talaba

Successful Clubs[edit]

Successful Clubs
Team Winners Runners-Up
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 3 5
Al-Talaba 3 4
Al-Zawraa 3 2
Al-Shorta 3 1
Najaf 1 1

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