Talaba SC

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Talaba SC
Full name Talaba Sport Club
Nickname(s) Al-Aneeq (The Elegant) الأنيق
Founded 1969; 46 years ago (1969) as Al-Jameaa
Ground Al Talaba Stadium
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Alaa Kadhim
Manager Ayoub Odisho
League Iraqi Premier League
2014–15 Iraqi Premier League, 10th
Current season
Talaba squad of 1980–81.

Talaba Sport Club (Arabic: نادي الطلبة) is an Iraqi football club based in Rusafa District, East Districts of the Tigris River, Baghdad. The word Talaba means Students in the Arabic language. They were runners-up to Japanese club Bellmare Hiratsuka in the 1996 edition of the now defunct Asian Cup Winner's Cup.


The team was founded as (Al-Jameaa) (الجامعة) on 17 December 1969 to represent the University of Baghdad and by special resolution from the Football Association decided that the team participates in the first division (second level) without going through second and third divisions. And in season 1970–71 the team won the first division and qualified to the Iraqi Premier League. However they couldn't stay at the Premier League and took last place and then back to the first division. However in season 1975–1976 they got back to the Premier League and still until now there in 27 December 1977 the name (Al-Jameaa) Changed to Al Talaba and the team won their first league title in season 80–81 and last one of five season 01-02.

Baghdad Derbies[edit]

Al-Talaba is one of the big 4 clubs in Baghdad.

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Oman GK Ali Talib
2 Iraq DF Samal Saeed
3 Iraq DF Hussein Ali Waheed
4 Iraq DF Mohammed Ali Karim
6 Iraq DF Haidar Raheem
7 Iraq FW Ahmed Salah (vice-captain)
8 Iraq FW Muslim Mubarak
9 Iraq FW Younis Mahmoud (captain)
11 Iraq MF Akram Hashem
12 Iraq GK Ali Mutashar
14 Iraq MF Khaldoun Ibrahim
15 Iraq DF Hussein Ahmed Jassim
19 Yemen FW Shaban Mustafa Al-Najjar
No. Position Player
20 Iraq FW Ali Sabri
22 Iraq DF Nabil Abdul-Kadhim
24 Iraq MF Emad Ghali
25 Iraq MF Aqueel Abbas
26 Iraq MF Mohannad Nassir
29 Iraq DF Muhammed Naser Numy
30 Iraq GK Dhyaa Jabbar
31 Madagascar DF Patrick Zozimar
31 Iraq GK Abbas Jabar
32 Iraq MF Haider Khudhaier
33 Iraq DF Abbas Jumaah
34 Iraq MF Mustafa Husain
35 Iraq MF Ammar Jabar Mutlag
36 Iraq MF Noor al-Mustafa
Iraq DF Hussein Kamel Hasan
  • Update as of 21 July 2014[1]

Managerial History[edit]



1981, 1982, 1986, 1993, 2002
2002, 2003

Individual Honours[edit]

2009 FIFA Confederations Cup

The following players have played in the FIFA Confederations Cup whilst playing for Al-Talaba :

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

1986–1987: 4th Place
1995/96: Runner-up
1998/99: 4th place
2000/01: First Round
2002–03: Group Stage
2011: Group Stage

See also[edit]


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