Luay Salah

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Luay Salah
Personal information
Full name Luay Salah Hassan Al-Khafaji
Date of birth (1980-02-10) February 10, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Baghdad, Iraq
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Second striker, Striker
Club information
Current team
Arbil FC
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Al Quwa Al Jawiya ? (?)
2006–2007 Persepolis F.C. 8 (1)
2007– Arbil FC ? (59)
National team
2002– Iraq 23 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 March 2007.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 July 2009

Luay Salah Hassan (Arabic: لؤي صلاح حسن ‎, born February 10, 1980 in Baghdad, Iraq) is an Iraqi football player. He plays for Arbil FC.

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After helping Al Quwa Al Jawiya to the Iraq league title in 2005, Louay Salah Hassan moved to Iran Pro League side Persepolis the following season. The 25-year-old striker gained AFC Champions League experience with Al Quwa Al Jawiya in 2004, scoring a goal against Al Sadd. He was part of the Iraq national team which won the gold medal in the West Asian Games in 2005.

Inspired by Iraq's fairy tale run to the Asian tite, Salah thrived at club level, scoring ten times to steer Arbil FC to the Iraqi league championship in the 2007/08 season, an achievement that earned the club a place at this year's AFC Cup.

He then carried this fine form on to the continental stage, netting two crucial goals in the ensuing AFC Cup to steer Arbil FC through to the last 16. In the all-Iraqi affair against compatriots Al Zawra'a, he was again on target as his club emerged 3-1 winners to book a place in the quarter-finals.

The 27-year-old's impressive scoring form did not go unnoticed by the newly appointed Iraq coach Bora Miluntinovic, who rewarded him with a place in Iraq's FIFA Confederation Cup squad. For the striker, the global showpiece will offer him a chance to emerge from the shadows and play his part in another Iraqi triumph.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Iraq's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 23 November 2002 Hamad bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha  Bahrain 2–2 2-2 Friendly match
2 1 December 2005 Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan  Palestine 3–0 4-0 2005 West Asian Games
3 8 December 2005 Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan  Saudi Arabia 1–0 2-0 2005 West Asian Games
4 10 July 2009 Franso Hariri Stadium, Arbil  Palestine 3–0 3–0 Friendly

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