Ghanim Oraibi

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Ghanim Oraibi Jassim
Personal information
Full name Ghanim Oraibi Jassim Al-Roubai
Date of birth (1961-08-16) 16 August 1961 (age 55)
Place of birth Baghdad, Iraq
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1982 Al-Amana
1982–1989 Al-Shabab
1989–1993 Al-Amana
National team
1985–1989 Iraq 60 (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ghanim Oraibi Jassim Al-Roubai (born 16 August 1961) is an Iraqi football defender who played for Iraq in the 1986 FIFA World Cup.[1] He also played for Al-Shabab.


Oraibi played as left-back, from 1979 ti 1872 fir Al-Amana, for seven years by Al-Shabab and for his 2nd time with Al-Amana.[2]


He played in all of Iraq’s 1986 World Cup games in Mexico. In 1977 at the age of 15, he joined the Amana youth team playing alongside Basil Gorgis, Natiq Hashim and Karim Allawi.[3]

Ghanim was first called up by coach Vojo Gardesevic for the 1982 World Cup qualifiers, but was given his first start by Ammo Baba in the 3-2 win over UAE in 1985.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Oraibi's son Zulfikar died in a car bomb attack in Karrada, Baghdad on 3 July 2016. [5]


  1. ^ 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico Archived October 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Ghanim Oraibi at
  3. ^ Hassanin Mubarak. "Player Database". Archived from the original on June 18, 2001. 
  4. ^ Ghanim OraibiFIFA competition record
  5. ^ Haidar Hadi. "My heartfelt condolences to the fomr Football star #Ghanim_Oraibi for losing his son in the #Karada terrorist attack".