Essam Hamad Salem

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Essam Hamad Salem
Personal information
Place of birth Iraq
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Al-Karkh
1996–1997 Al-Taawun
1997–2003 Al-Zawraa
National team
1996–2000 Iraq 9 (1)
Teams managed
2016 Zakho
2016– Al-Zawraa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Essam Hamad Salem is an Iraqi football midfielder who played for Iraq in the 2000 Asian Cup. He also played for Al-Karkh, Al-Taawun, and Al-Zawra.

He broke into the national team in early 1995. Essam was a regular during U.A.E'96, Lebanon 2000 and the Olympic qualifying campaign in 1996.

He was selected to play for an Asian All-Star team in 2000 by the AFC in the Azadi Stadium in Tehran to commemorate the founding of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The team was managed by Khalil Ibrahim of Saudi Arabia and included Jamal Taha of Lebanon, Jordanian Badran Shaqran, Qatari keeper Mohamad Anyas, South Korean trio Hong Myung-Bo, Yoo Sang-Chol and Lee Dong-Gook.

Essam captained the side in the second half and also missed a penalty as the Asian stars were beaten 5–0 by Iran.[1]


Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 22 May 2017
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Zakho Iraq 13 July 2016 1 October 2016 5 0 3 2 00.00
Al-Zawraa Iraq 3 November 2016 present 30 17 10 3 56.67
Total 35 17 13 5 48.57


  1. ^ Hassanin Mubarak. "Player Database". Archived from the original on April 21, 2003. 

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