Ali Rehema

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Ali Rehema
Personal information
Full name Ali Hussein Rehema Al-Mutairi
Date of birth (1985-08-08) August 8, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Baghdad, Iraq
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre-back, Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 15
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Al-Talaba ? (?)
2004–2006 Al Quwa Al Jawiya ? (?)
2006–2007 Arbil 11 (1)
2007–2008 Al-Ahly Tripoli ? (2)
2008– Al-Wakrah 128 (7)
National team
2005–2007 Iraq U-23 19 (4)
2005–2016 Iraq 113 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 26, 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 May 2016

Ali Hussein Rehema Al-Mutairi (Arabic: علي حسين رحيمة المطيري‎‎, born on August 8, 1985 in Iraq) is an Iraqi footballer who is a Defender for Al-Wakra in Qatar. He has represented the Iraq national football team.


Since playing every minute of Iraq's title-winning campaign at the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, Ali Rehema has established his status as one of the team's defensive stalwarts. He held on to his regular place during Iraq's failed 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa qualifying bid, starting seven of the team's eight games. While recent years have seen a number of players come and go with the national side, Rehema remains a key man at the back due to his consistent performances. His well-earned reputation as a dependable defender also ensures that he holds the respect and admiration of his peers at club level. After plying his trade with Al Talaba, Al Quwa Al Jawiya and Arbil FC, Rehema earned his first international move when he was signed by Libyan giants Al-Ahly in 2007. After spending a season with the Tripoli-based club, he was attracted to Qatari outfits Al Wakra, where he continues to play to this day.

Aside from shoring up the Iraqi defence, Rehema can also play the role as the defensive midfielder in their 4-5-1 formation, protecting the back four while launching counter-attacks from deep.

Rehema announced his retirement from international football, citing his reason to allow younger players the opportunity to represent the Iraqi national team.[1]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Iraq's goal tally first.




Iraq National football team


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