Ahmad Salah Alwan
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|Full name||Ahmad Salah Alwan|
|Date of birth||March 12, 1980|
|Place of birth||Iraq|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2004||→ Al-Zamalek (loan)||?||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 16, 2009.
Ahmed Salah is a talented attacking player who can cause havoc to the opponents defense when in full flow. The magical number 17 started playing in the Baghdad district of Al-Dora and his school team before moving the Al-Omal youth team where he spent six years. A move to Al-Zawraa quickly followed before he was called up into the Iraqi Under-17s – helping the team to the AFC U-17 Championship 1998 where he scored four goals in four games in Doha, Qatar. He was called into the Iraqi Under-19s by Thair Jassim and helped the team to qualify to the AFC Youth Championship 2000 in Tehran, Iran scoring in the 6-0 win over the Maldives in Rajshahi, Bangladesh. The starlet was one of three players left out on standby along with Alaa Sattar and Luay Salah for the finals in Tehran.
In 2000 Ahmad Salah decided to join Al-Talaba along with fellow Al-Zawraa team-mates Khalid Mohammed Sabbar and Husham Ali. At the club, Ahmed was given more opportunities in the first team then at Al-Zawraa and clearly repaid the confidence the club showed in him with his match winning performances, helping the team to the league and cup double in 2002.
In The Arab Champions League 2003-2004 Ahmad Salah scored 6 goals and helped Al-Talaba to reach the 3rd stage, Al-Talaba was 1 point behind qualifying to the semi-finals.
He signed a deal to play for Egyptian giants Al-Zamalek with team-mate Salih Sadir but his career in Egypt wasn't successful, he moved to Qatar and played with Al-Shamal few matches and scored 2 goals, played with the Syrian team Al-Ittihad and also scored 2 goals, but he did not success with the teams he played outside Iraq.
After the Unsuccessful seasons outside Iraq, Ahmad Salah signed with Arbil FC and he assisted his team to win Iraq Super League and he won the Iraq Super League Top scorers award (scored 11 goals) and he became one of the favourite players to Arbil's Fan.
In December 2007, Arbil played in the 2007 King's Cup as Iraq B team and Ahmad Salah was one of Arbil's main strikers, he scored the opening goal of the 3-1 victory over Uzbekistan and he helped the team to reach the King's Cup final, and they became runner-up after lose to Thailand 0-1.
Alwan had a successful four years in Arbil forming a striking partenarship with Luay Salah to lead them to three championships at his time at the club. On 16 September he was released along with 7 other players by Arbil FC.
- Scores and results list Iraq's goal tally first.
|1||18 February 2004||Pakhtakor Markaziy Stadium, Tashkent||Uzbekistan||1–0||1-1||2006 FIFA World Cup qual.|
|2||1 December 2005||Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan||Palestine||4–0||4-0||2005 West Asian Games|
|Iraq Super League Top scorer