Abdulkader Dakka

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Abdulkader Dakka
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Personal information
Full name Abdulkader Salim Dakka
Date of birth (1985-01-10) 10 January 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Latakia, Syria
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 30
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Tishreen
2008 Al-Ansar
2008–2011 Al-Ittihad 57 (1)
2011 Shanghai Shenhua 6 (0)
2011–2012 Al-Ittihad
2012 Al-Sinaa 9 (0)
2013– Al-Shorta
2014– Al-Wahda
National team
2003–2005 Syria U-20
2007–2008 Syria U-23
2005– Syria 41 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2011
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 January 2011

Abdulkader Dakka (Arabic: عبد القادر دكة‎; born 10 January 1985 in Latakia, Syria) is a Syrian footballer. He currently plays for Al-Wahda, which competes in the Syrian Premier League the top division in Syria. He plays as a defender, wearing the number 30 jersey for Al-Wahda and for the Syrian national football team he wears the number 17 shirt.[1]


Club career[edit]

Dakka started his professional career with Tishreen.[2] On 8 March 2008, he transferred to Lebanese Premier League club Al-Ansar.[3] Dakka left the Lebanese club after four months. In July 2008, he moved to the Syrian League club Al-Ittihad and helped the club reach the final of the AFC Cup the second most important association cup in Asia. Al-Ittihad won the final against Kuwaiti Premier League champions Al-Qadsia after penalties. The game was tied 1–1 after regular time and Extra Time.[4] In February 2011, he transferred to Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua on a ten-month deal.[5] but after five months the contract has been dissolved.[6][7] Dakka returned to Al-Ittihad and won the 2010–11 Syrian Cup with his team.[8]

International career[edit]

Dakka was a part of the Syrian U-19 national team that finished in Fourth place at the 2004 AFC U-19 Championship in Malaysia and he was a part of the Syrian U-20 national team at the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup in the Netherlands. He plays against Canada, Italy and Colombia in the group-stage of the FIFA U-20 World Cup and against Brazil in the Round of 16.[9] He was selected to Valeriu Tiţa's 23-man final squad[10] for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup in Qatar and played full 90 minutes in all Syria's three group games against Saudi Arabia, Japan and Jordan.

Honour and Titles[edit]



National Team[edit]


  1. ^ "Abdulkader Dakka – Player profile". ittihadaleppo.com (in Arabic). Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "abdulkader dakka profile". footballzz.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  3. ^ "عبد القادر دكة". kooora.com. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  4. ^ "2010 AFC Cup Final – Match Summary". the-afc.com. Archived from the original on 28 February 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  5. ^ رسمياً الدكة ينضم لنادي شينغهاي الصيني (in Arabic). psyrianp.com. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  6. ^ "عبد القادر دكة خارج حساب نادي شنغهاي الصيني". syria-news.com. Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  7. ^ "عبد القادر دكة ينهي تجربته الاحترافية". alazmenah.com. Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  8. ^ "Syrian Cup final report". syrian-soccer.com (in Arabic). Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Abdulkader DakkaFIFA competition record
  10. ^ "Syria squad". the-afc.com. Archived from the original on 15 September 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 

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