Mustafa Karim

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Mustafa Karim
Personal information
Full name Mustafa Karim Abdullah
Date of birth (1987-07-21) July 21, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Baghdad, Iraq
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Al-Shorta
Number 9
Youth career
2002–2004 Al-Talaba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Al-Kahraba 24 (16)
2005–2006 Al-Shorta 19 (14)
2006–2007 Arbil FC 13 (7)
2007–2009 Ismaily SC 52 (21)
2009–2010 Sharjah FC 10 (8)
2010 Al-Sailiya Sport Club 2 (2)
2010–2011 Baniyas SC 10 (3)
2011–2012 El-Ittihad El-Iskandary 55 (29)
2013- Al-Shorta (7)
National team
2006 Iraq U-19 1 (1)
2006–2007 Iraq U-23 7 (8)
2008 Iraq U-21 2 (1)
2008– Iraq 48 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, June 27, 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 14, 2013

Mustafa Karim Abdullah (Arabic: مصطفى كريم عبدالله‎) (born July 21, 1987 in Baghdad, Iraq) is an Iraqi footballer. He currently plays for Al-Shorta. He plays as striker, and is known for his ability to score with both feet.

Career: Youth, Olympic and National Team[edit]

Youth Team[edit]

In 2005, Mustafa Karim took part with Iraq Youth team in the AFC Youth Championship Qualification, scored the qualifying goal against Kuwait and sent Iraq to the AFC Youth Championship 2006, but he couldn't join the team due to injury.

Olympic Team[edit]

In 2006, Mustafa Karim won the Silver Medal in the Asian Games with Iraq Olympic team. Mustafa Karim scored 4 goals in the Asian Games, 2 goals against Indonesia and one goal against Singapore in the 1st Round, while his fourth goal was the most precious goal against Malaysia, Iraq was leading the match 3-0 against Malaysia and Iraq needed a 4-0 win to qualify to the quarterfinals as the best second place runner, Mustafa Karim substituted in and scored the 4th goal from the first touch to sent Iraq Olympic team to the quarterfinals.

In 2007, Iraq Olympic team failed to qualify to the 2008 Olympic Games and finished behind Australia by 1 point, Mustafa Karim played most of the Olympic Games qualifications matches as substitution, and scored only 2 goals.

Iraq National Team Debut[edit]

In 2008, Mustafa Karim made his debut to the Iraq national team in a friendly match against Jordan On 24 January 2008.

Clubs Achievements[edit]

2004-2005

  • On his first League ever Mustafa Karim won Iraqi League Top scorer award with 16 Goals, and he was only 18 years old.

2005-2006

  • On his second League Mustafa Karim was the Iraqi League Top scorer runner-up with 14 Goals, and he was only 19 years old.

2006-2007

  • Mustafa Karim won his first League title with Arbil FC.

2007-2008

2008-2009

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Iraq's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 September 2010 King Abdullah Stadium, Amman  Palestine 1–0 3-0 2010 WAFF Championship
2. 29 September 2010 King Abdullah Stadium, Amman  Palestine 2–0 3-0 2010 WAFF Championship
3. 1 October 2010 King Abdullah Stadium, Amman  Iran 1–1 1-2 2010 WAFF Championship
4. 16 July 2011 Amman International Stadium, Amman  Jordan 1–1 1-1 (4-5 pk) 2011 Fochs Int. Football Tournament
5. 29 February 2012 Grand Hamad Stadium, Doha  Singapore 5–1 7-1 2014 FIFA World Cup qual.
6. 24 June 2012 Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium, KSA  Lebanon 1–0 1-0 2012 Arab Nations Cup
7. 3 July 2012 Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium, KSA  Morocco 1–2 1-2 2012 Arab Nations Cup

Honours[edit]

Country[edit]

Club[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Abandoned due to War
Iraq League top scorer
2004-05
Succeeded by
Iraq Sahib Abbas
Preceded by
Iraq Ali Mohammed
Runner-up Iraq League top scorer
2005-06
Succeeded by
Iraq Sahib Abbas