|Full name||Bassim Abbas Gatea Al-Ogaili|
|Date of birth||10 August 1979|
|Place of birth||Baghdad, Iraq|
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 January 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
Bassim Abbas Gatea Al-Ogaili (Arabic: باسم عباس كاطع العقيلي, born 10 August 1979 in Iraq) simply known as Bassim Abbas, is an Iraqi professional footballer. He currently plays as a defender for Baghdad football club in Iraq and the Iraq national football team.
The Bagdad club Al-Talaba has long been renowned for its ability to develop and nurture young talent. One player to have benefitted from their youth system is Basem Abbas, who over recent years has blossomed into one of Iraq's most dependable defenders.
Born in August 1979, Abbas's playing career was punctuated by three separate stints with Al Talaba. After spending his first four years with ‘the Students' while he honed his craft, he made a high-profile move to Iranian giants Esteghlal Ahvaz in 2004. Within a year, though, he had returned to Al Talaba, where he played for another season. He then went on to play for three other clubs (Nejmeh, Al-Arabi Sports Club, Umm-Salal ). until his journey came full circle and he began a third spell in 2008.
Along the way, the many clubs that pursued Abbas were drawn to his inspirational play. A technically accomplished defender who can surge powerfully down the flank to create goalscoring opportunities, he is also powerful and uncompromising in the tackle.
Abbas first made his mark on the international scene as a cornerstone of Iraq's defence in their triumphant AFC Youth Championship campaign in 2000. He was also instrumental in his side's semi-final showing at the Olympic Football Tournament Athens 2004, and later went on to play an integral role in Iraq's run to continental glory at the AFC Asian Cup 2007 and was a part of the national team in 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup .
Bassim Abbas signed a two-year contract to Konyaspor at the end of 2009-2010 season.
- Scores and results list Iraq's goal tally first.
|1.||15 November 2009||Tahnoun Bin Mohamed Stadium, Al Ain||Azerbaijan||1–0||1-0||International Friendly|
- 2002 WAFF Champions
- 4th place in 2004 Athens Olympics
- 2007 Asian Cup Champion
- 2012 Arab Nations Cup Bronze medallist
- Bassim Abbas at National-Football-Teams.com
- Bassim Abbas at TFF.org
- Bassim Abbas – FIFA competition record