Noor Sabri

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Noor Sabri
Personal information
Full name Noor Sabri Abbas Hassan Al-Bairawi
Date of birth (1980-12-16) 16 December 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Baghdad, Iraq
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Number 22
Youth career
1999−2000 Al-Kadhimiya
2000−2003 Al-Zawra'a
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003−2004 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
2004−2006 Al-Talaba
2006−2007 Mes Kerman 4 (0)
2007−2008 Duhok
2008−2009 Al-Talaba
2009−2010 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
2010−2011 Zakho
2011−2012 Najaf
2012−2013 Al-Naft
2013− Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
National team
2003− Iraq 94 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 January 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 15, 2013

Noor Sabri Abbas Hasan Al-Bairawi (Arabic: نور صبري عباس حسن البيراوي‎), simply known as Noor Sabri (born 16 December 1980 in Baghdad, Iraq) is former Iraqi football goalkeeper. He is currently playing for Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya in Iraq.

Career[edit]

Noor Sabri was the outstanding goalkeeper at the AFC Asian Cup 2007, conceding just two goals throughout Iraq's title-winning campaign. This record was unmatched by any of the keepers from the other 15 participating sides. Like the majority of the current Iraqi squad, 25-year-old Sabri belongs to the country's golden generation that was nurtured by Adnan Hamad. He broke on to the Asian scene in the AFC Youth Championship 2000, when he warmed the bench until the final game against Japan. Despite serving as the replacement for the suspended first choice Ahmed Ali Jaber, Sabri earned praise for keeping Iraq in contention before Emad Mohammed scored the title-winning goal.

He was quickly back on the sidelines as the team played in the subsequent 2001 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina, where they failed to progress beyond the group stage. However, although he served as a back-up to Jaber with the national youth team, Sabri proved a fast learner at the club level and went from strength to strength with Iraqi first division side Al-Zawraa. His improvement impressed German coach Bernd Stange so much that the youngster was called into the team that eventually booked a surprise berth to the 2004 Summer Olympics. He started in all six of Iraq's games during their campaign and performed admirably as Iraq stormed into the last four. Like many of his team-mates on the Olympic squad, Sabri graduated to the country's senior team. He went on to make the No. 1 jersey his own in the ensuing years and was part of the side that earned Iraq's maiden continental title in 2007.

Sabri impressed throughout the competition as Iraq reached the semi-final, where they were presented with the daunting task of facing the Korea Republic. The two sides remained level at 0-0 after extra time and a penalty shootout beckoned. After both sides were on target in the first three rounds, Sabri made a decisive save by tipping away Yeom Ki-Hun's shot. After Kim Jung-Woo hit the post in their final attempt, it was Sabri and his team-mates who, against all expectations, progressed to the final.

On 26 July 2012 The press spokesman for the club Najaf sports club, the club's management decided to renew the contract with goalkeeper Noor Sabri for the new season which will earn him $110,000 a month.

Honours[edit]

Country[edit]

Iraq National football team

Individual[edit]

External links[edit]

Template:Iraq squad 2007 Gulf Cup of Nations

Template:Iraq Squad 2013 Gulf Cup of Nations