Dara Mohammed

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Dara Mohammed Habib
Personal information
Full name Dara Mohammed Habib
Date of birth (1987-07-16) July 16, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Iraq
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left-back, Left-Wingback
Club information
Current team
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Number 30
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Sulaymaniyah FC ? (?)
2007–2008 Arbil FC ? (?)
2008–2009 Sulaymaniyah FC
2009– Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
National team
2007– Iraq 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of N/A.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 May 2009

Dara Mohammed Habib (Arabic: دارا محمد حبيب ‎) (born June 25, 1987 in Kirkuk, Iraq) is an Iraqi football player of Kurdish ethnicity, who plays for Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya football club in Iraq.


Dara Mohammed, who turns 22 on 19 June, raised quite a few eyebrows when he earned a place in Iraq's FIFA Confederations Cup squad in preference to many of the country's seasoned full-backs. Yet despite his tender age, few question that he has the potential to develop into one of the nation's most dependable defenders. Born in 1987 in Kirkuk in the north-east of Iraq, the Kurdish player has spent his relatively short career with two regional clubs. After spending a couple of seasons with Sulaymaniyah FC, where he announced his emergence as a promising star, he quickly earned a lucrative contract with Iraqi giants Arbil FC in 2007.

His stint with Arbic FC proved short, but it was impressive nonetheless as he won his first national league title in his first and only season with the club. The next season saw him come full circle, returning to Sulaymaniyah FC, with whom he has remained until this day.

Having thrived at left-back position on the domestic scene, Mohammed was charged with the task of shoring up Iraq's defence during the qualifying campaign for the Men's Olympic Football Tournament at Beijing 2008. His reward for some solid showings at that level was a call-up to the Iraqi senior team for 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa qualifier against Pakistan, and now a place at the Festival of Champions in South Africa.

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